Today’s Comics

We’ve been a bit behind what with traveling and the holidays, but we’re ramping back up for 2012 because when the Mayan apolocalypse happens we want to leave a long paper trail.

I guess the last week of the year is always light, but this is probably the lightest week I’ve had all year.  And while I’m pleased with my pull list experiment, I’m glad to see it come to a close this week so I can start picking up titles like FF, Thunderbolts, and…well, nothing DC anymore.

Normally this goes up on Monday before comics actually come out, but since I actually picked up comics today, we get a review of the one book I left with.  Let’s look at this week’s noteworthy titles.

  • FF #13 – Well, FF has been the biggest casualty of my pull list experiment.  I’ve found most issues except for the first two and the last couple of Fantastic Four, so I haven’t gotten the chance to read ANY of these yet.  I’m looking forward to putting this back on my for-real pull list starting next week.
  • SECRET AVENGERS #20 – On the other hand, I’m up to issue 16 on Secret Avengers.  It didn’t do much for me until Warren Ellis took over, and now it pops, backs, and kicks to the face.  A new must-have.
  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES MICRO SERIES #2 MICHELANGELO – I’ve seen the old “hero learns 3 seemingly-unrelated things and then uses them all together” trope so many times it bores me to death, and here is no different.  In this Michaelangelo one-shot we get a more in-depth look at my favorite turtle as Mikey infiltrates a gang to steal a rare jewel.  And while the plot itself doesn’t stand out, the comedy does, and there are some real laughs.  Worth reading.

Next week, expect more mainstream titles on my list and some of what I’ve learned.  And that’s it for this week.  What looks good to you?


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