Amph What comics did you pick up this week?

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  1. Excellence Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 28, 2002
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  2. Excellence Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 28, 2002
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    Where better to ask buit here, I reckon. Anyone know where I can obtain more "Jedi: Yoda: The Best Blades"-type artwork?

    (HOON, Ramiro Montanez, Stacy Michalcewicz)
  3. weezer Jedi Grand Master

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    May 16, 2001
    star 6
    You want the actual artwork or are you just looking for comics with similar styles?
  4. Sniper_Wolf Force Ghost

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    Nov 26, 2002
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    Got The Ultimates: Super-Human. My first time buying a superhero comic, despite watching the shows and movies of different characters for years. Well, I can easily see why Ultimates is Marvel's bestselling title. I [face_love] this TPB so much.
  5. Excellence Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 28, 2002
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    I'm looking for the same artwork as Best Blades, the Jedi: Yoda double issue, yes. It's breathtaking. Any suggestions?
  6. Raven Administrator Emeritus

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    Oct 5, 1998
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    Fantastic choice for a first superhero comic. :D
  7. Sniper_Wolf Force Ghost

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    Nov 26, 2002
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    If any of the other Ultimate Marvel books are even a fraction of the quality of Super-Human I'll be enjoying myself. I hear the DC stuff has been brillant as of late.
  8. Raven Administrator Emeritus

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    Oct 5, 1998
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    DC has been great, but the problem there is it all builds on other DC stuff. Those who started reading DC three years ago and picked up Crisis tie-ins as they came, we're having a blast. It's quite possibly the largest crossover in fictional history - a dozen books a week all tying in to one story, for three years. And if you're new to it, or just reading the core things, you're unfortunately missing out on things. Still great, but as great.
  9. Soontir-Fel Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Dec 18, 2001
    star 5
    New comics shipping this week.

    DC

    100 Bullets #70 $2.75
    Batman Legends Of The Dark Knight #201 $2.50
    Batman Year One Hundred #2 $5.99
    Birds Of Prey #92 $2.50
    DMZ #5 $2.99
    Elfquest The Discovery #2 $3.99
    Green Arrow #60 $2.50
    Infinite Crisis Secret Files 2006 $5.99
    JLA Classified #18 $2.99
    Land Of The Blindfolded Vol 7 TP $9.99
    Majestic #15 (Ongoing Series) $2.99
    Moon Child Vol 2 TP $9.99
    Nightwing #118 $2.50
    Pieces Of A Spiral Vol 3 TP $9.99
    Red Sonja Claw Devils Hands #1 $2.99
    Red Sonja Claw Devils Hands #1 Variant Cover $2.99
    Seven Soldiers Bulleteer #4 $2.99
    Showcase Presents Superman Family Vol 1 TP $16.99
    Superman #650 $2.50
    Superman Shazam First Thunder #4 $3.50
    Superman The Daily Planet TP $19.99
    Swan Vol 6 TP $9.99
    Teen Titans Annual #1 $4.99

    IDW Publishing

    Angel Old Friends #4 (various covers)
    Spike vs Dracula #1 (various covers)
    Transformers Beast Wars #2 (various covers)

    Image

    Atheist #3 $3.50
    Beyond Avalon #3 $3.50
    Body Bags 3 The Hard Way One Shot (various covers)
    Flaming Carrot Special $3.50
    Girls #11 $2.99
    Grounded #5 $2.99
    Looking Glass Wars Hatter M #2 $3.99
    MORA Vol 1 All Beasts Will Show Their Teeth TP $12.99
    PvP #24 $2.99
    Runes Of Ragnan #4 $3.50
    Tales Of Colossus GN $17.99
    Tomb Raider Cover Gallery $2.99
    Top Cow 2006 Preview Featuring Cyberforce #1 $1.00
    Truth Justin & The American Way #1 $2.99
    Walking Dead #26 $2.99
    Witchblade #96 $2.99

    Marvel

    Annihilation Prologue $3.99
    Drax The Destroyer Earth Fall TP $10.99
    Essential Godzilla TP $19.99
    Four #28 $2.99
    Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #6 $2.99
    Fury Peacemaker #2 $3.50
    Generation M #5 $2.99
    Marvel Adventures Flip Magazine #10 $3.99
    Marvel Heroes Flip Magazine #10 $3.99
    Marvel Masterworks Ant-Man Giant-Man Vol 1 HC $49.99
    New Mangaverse #3 $2.99
    Next Wave #1 Directors Cut $2.99
    Punisher vs Bullseye #5 $2.99
    Runaways Vol 2 #14 $2.99
    Spider-Girl Presents Juggernaut Jr Vol 1 Secrets & Lies TP Digest $7.99
    Spider-Woman Origin #4 $2.99
    Ultimate Extinction #3 $2.99
    Ultimate Iron Man Vol 1 HC $19.99
    Ultimate Iron Man Vol 1 HC Bookstore Variant Dust Jacket $19.99
    Ultimate X-Men #68 $2.50
    Ultimate X-Men Ultimate Collection Vol 1 TP $24.99
    Untold Tales Of The New Universe Justice $2.99
    X-Men Apocalypse Dracula #2 $2.99

    Dark Horse

    Chronicles Of Conan Vol 10 When Giants Walk The Earth And Other Stories TP $16.95
    Conan #26 $2.99
    Conan Book Of Thoth #1 $4.99
    Perhapanauts #4 $2.99
    Samurai Executioner Vol 9 TP $9.95
    Territory HC $14.95


    Independents

    AC Comics

    Golden Age Science Fiction Treasury Vol 1 TP $29.95

    ADV Manga

    Anne Freaks Manga Vol 1 TP $9.99

    Adventure House

    High Adventure #87 $7.95

    Alternative Comics

    Pizzeria Kamikaze TP $14.95

    Americanime

    Cold Dream Zero #1 $3.50

    Antarctic Press

    Gigantor Pkt Manga Vol 1 TP $9.99
    Gold Digger Pkt Manga Vol 7 TP $9.99
    Ninja High School #136 $2.99
    Ninja High School Hawaii Pkt Manga Vol 1 TP $12.95
    Oz The Manga Epilogue $2.99

    Aspen Entertainment

    Aspen Swimsuit Special #1 $2.99
    Fathom Vol 2 #7 $2.99

    Bloody Mary Comics

    Tales Of Bloody Mary #6 $2.95

    Bongo Comics

    Simpsons Comics #116 $2.99

    Boom Studios

    Planetary Brigade #2 $2.99

    Devils Due Publishing

    Black Harvest #4 $3.25
    Evil Ernie In Santa Fe #4 $2.95
    GI Joe Sigma 6 #4 $2.95
    Purgatori #5 $2.95

    Digital Noixe

    Delete #3 $2.99

    Digital Webbing

    Bloodrayne Raw Convention Special $5.99

    DR Masters Productions

    Iron Wok Jan GN #17 $9.95

    Dynamite Entertainment

    Painkiller Jane #1 (various covers)
    Red Sonja #7 (expensive covers)

    Fantagraphics

    Jimbos Inferno HC $29.95

    Fenickx Productions

    Archaic #2 $2.99

    Goat Head Publications

    Living With Zombies #6 $2.95

    Heroic Publishing

    Flare #32 $3.25

    Illusive Arts Entertainment

    Dorothy #5 $5.00

    Markosia

    Abiding Perdition #6 (2 covers)
    Shadowmancer #4 (2 covers)

    Misc.

    Shelf Life Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores HC $25.00
    Standard Guide To Golden Age Comics TP $19.99

    Penguin Putnam

    Micah An Anita Blake
  10. Raven Administrator Emeritus

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    Oct 5, 1998
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    Ugh, I don't like the laundry lists.

    Anyhow...

    DMZ: Great stuff. I think that this series is finally developing a voice of its own, and it's a good one. The end of this issue was very nice.

    Conan: Book of Thoth: This was pretty good. Not great. The art kept it from being great. But otherwise, this was a good read on its own.

    My keyboard is is dying, so I'll finish later.
  11. somethingfamiliar Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 20, 2003
    star 5
    Detective #817 and Nightwing #118. Good.
  12. Raven Administrator Emeritus

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    Oct 5, 1998
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    I really didn't like Nightwing #118. It failed me in three different ways.

    Firstly, it undid the ending of Nightwing #117. That was a great way to end things, and then this comes along and its back to the previous status quo. Secondly, the art didn't do anything for me. And thirdly, the story just wasn't very interesting to me. All the material was there for things to be interesting, but it just didn't work in my opinion.


    Teen Titans Annual #1 was great. The Conner/Cassie stuff was great - interesting last two scenes there - but the highlight for me was Tim. First, talking to Lex Luthor like an equal and getting respect from the bald guy, and then pointing a finger at Superman, and then ordering around just about all the major DCU heroes. I've got to say, it was great stuff, with great art too. Not the highlight of the week, though most weeks this would have been #1 for me.


    Ultimate X-Men #68 was good, but not great. It feels like a filler issue, mostly just passing time and telling the story of the Phoenix. The last scene was kind of neat, so was the history of the Phoenix, but overall this fell a little flat. Not enough happened, action wise or character developement wise. Too many issues like this and I'll leave; I want issues like the first in this arc.


    Birds of Prey #92 has a very interesting addition to the team in "The Jade Canary". The issue is almost worth picking up just for her introduction. And it's definitely worth picking up for what she does after she shows up. Heh. I suppose that I should have seen that one coming.


    Ultimate Extinction #3 was a let down. I don't like the art, and this story just doesn't seem interesting. The whole trilogy has been one good idea after another, with slow moving and poor execution. Hopefully, things will pick up in the last three issues. But I'm not holding my breath.



  13. Soontir-Fel Force Ghost

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    Dec 18, 2001
    star 5
    I feel the same way about Nightwing.

    That being said I will continue to pick it up simply to find out how Dick screwed up this time, and I like Jason.
  14. Death_Omega Jedi Knight

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    Oct 27, 2002
    star 1
    I hope Jason replaces Dick as Nightwing, at least he's cooler and adding to the costume...
  15. JediTrilobite Force Ghost

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    Nov 17, 1999
    star 7
    Nothing this week, maybe one or two next week.
  16. Soontir-Fel Force Ghost

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    Dec 18, 2001
    star 5
    Anyone who can read Kryptonian see the crystal in the new Superman?

    Doomsday. :eek:
  17. Raven Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Oct 5, 1998
    star 6

    Oh, by the way: Superman #650 was the best comic of the week. Bar none. By a long shot.

    I say this as someone who is not a Superman fan, who picked it up on a whim. This was quite honestly the first Superman comic I've ever really loved. I could spoil things about the issue, but I won't. I'll just say: if you have any love at all for Superhero comics, pick it up. If Infinite Crisis has scared you off, pick it up. This is pure awesomeness, one of my favorite single issues of any comic ever. If the rest of this arc holds to the promise of the first issue, I'm going to be a very happy panda.
  18. Soontir-Fel Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Dec 18, 2001
    star 5
    Instead of telling you what I got these week, I'll show you.

    [image=http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/3991/asdfas117gz.jpg]

    Starman, *******. 21-70.


    Ahumina what?

    Ultimate Universe and the Supreme universe?

    WHAAAAAAA?!!!
  19. VadersLaMent Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 3, 2002
    star 9
    Picked Conan #26. I can say this wasn't bad but is the first of this series that did not thrill me. Is Nord not going to be the artist anymore? This Truman guy is a good artist but Nord's style was far better and was a key element for this book.
  20. Paradise in Naboo Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 30, 1999
    star 4
    I picked these up today, after a few weeks of not going to the comic book store:


    The Pulse Finale
    Runaways #14
    Spike vs. Dracula #1
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #0
    Teen Titans Annual #1
    Teen Titans #33
  21. DewbackRider88 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 11, 2004
    star 4
    I picked up clone wars volume 5 on saturday.

    I now have volumes 1, 2, 3 and 5, as my local store didnt have volume 4 in.
  22. MaceWinducannotdie Jedi Master

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    Aug 31, 2001
    star 4
    Batman 650 left me rather confused... is Dick dead? What about Jason and the Joker? I mean, he did shoot a pack of C4...

    I am very lost...
  23. weezer Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 16, 2001
    star 6
    Thats what we have 52 for.

    Speaking of 52 DC confirmed that it would offer a subscription for $100.00. I know some people were getting that from their local comic store anyways but now you can get it straight from DC.
  24. Darth_Omega Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 19, 2002
    star 6
    For me it was the complete opposite, I thought the art was poor (I've certainly seen better), the entire ordeal left me complete uninterested in the characters...especially Conner/Cassie and the last scenes had me rolling my eyes :)

    The answer to Dick's status can be found in IC#4, #650 takes place right between the pages of that issue. Jason issue is answered in Nightwing #118 to spare you reading a bad comic: Jason is alive and posing as Nightwing in New York. Same with Dick, except he still seem to suck at the super hero thing in his own comic and his new costume is awful.

  25. Raven Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Oct 5, 1998
    star 6

    My pull list and what I think at this point:

    Batman #651: Looking forward to this, because I want to see how the Batman OYL will go. So far, it's second only to the Superman OYL.

    Catwoman #53: Really interested to see Selina's situation.


    Loveless #5: Still not sure about this comic. It has some great moments, but there's a lot talking heads with nothing to say.


    Manhunter #20: I'm considering dropping this. Things fell off from the original two arcs on this title, and if it doesn't really pick up soon I'll drop it.


    Robin #148: This is a must-get for me. I want to see where Tim is and what he's doing.

    Noble Causes #18: This continues to be one of the most fun comics out there. Looking forward to it.

    Amazing Spider-Man #530: Might not pick this one up. Marvel Civil War doesn't interest me.

    New Avengers #17: The last issue was interesting, and this title keeps a fairly high standard. So, this I'll be getting for sure.

    Squadron Supreme #1: Though the move from MAX makes me sad, I hope that this can keep up its high standards.


    Supreme Power Hyperion #5: I'm spoiled by things released already. But I'll get it anyhow.

    Ultimate Fantastic Four #28: A must have IMO.
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