New Comic Book Day 10/08/2008

So, in approximately 1 month, my girlfriend and I will be moving into a new apartment. Unfortunately, that means cutting back on a lot of my extra spending. Which means buying less comics. Really though, it's kind of a good thing, since I tend to buy a lot of books I don't really like, just to keep up with big company-wide events. So, this was my last week to buy books outside of my handful of established favorites. And I'm glad I did, because a few of the books this week have really changed my opinion of what ends up on my finalized pull list. Let's have a look at what I bought this week.


Initially this was one of the books I had decided I was probably going to stop buying. It's been a good series so far, but the character never really lived up to the fantastic way he was written in Cable and Deadpool. This issue is only slightly above par compared to the first two, but the last page was really enough to save it from the chopping block for one more issue. Deadpool versus zombies? Yes, please!


I've been pretty pleased with this Final Crisis event as a whole, but I think I'm done with it and all these little tie-in books. These are the kind of books that I always find myself putting off until last, even though the stories are usually pretty good. I think I'm just tired of company-wide events. This particular issue is definitely not one of the best out there, but I think that's just a matter of personal taste for me. I've never been a huge fan of the Spectre, and the new lady Question really doesn't do it for me.


I think it's safe to say that Matt Fraction has been killing with this series so far. This is currently one of my favorite books on the shelves, so there's no way it's getting the axe from my collection. Not to mention the variant cover (which I've never been one to get too excited about) is absolutely gorgeous. This issue marks the end of a great story arc that (as the story states) really looks to be a turning point in the direction this series is heading.


Best comic of the week. In fact, I might even go so far as to say that Gail Simone is the best writer DC has working for them right now. I've never read her Birds of Prey work, but between this book and her current Wonder Woman run, I can't get enough. This book is cleverly written, and features what is probably the greatest conversation about mexican food that has ever been featured in a comic book. Not to mention that the art (covers especially) is great. I really can't say enough good things about this book. I'm definitely adding this to my pull list.



In addition to all the great content that I've not been posting here lately, I've also recently become the newest staff reviewer over at ProjectFanboy.com. You can head on over and read my review of Worlds of Dungeons and Dragons #4, with more to follow shortly!

But wait, there's more, I'm also the author of a brand-new miniseries coming from Highburn Studios. The story is based in the same universe as their title Tribulations, and is going to be pencilled by Tribulations creator Lyle Pollard. We're still working on getting an inker, colorist, and letterer connected to the book, but we're aiming for a release alongside Tribulations #3 some time after the turn of the year.

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