Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Stroll Through the Previews Catalog - June 2010 (Part 1)

Another month and another Previews catalog is upon us. In this new monthly feature I’ll be flipping through the giant catalog of nerd-goodies to see what interests me, what I will purchase and what I will be avoiding. Comics, toys, books…Previews has it all.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Comic Book Review - 5/26/2010 Part 1

An impressive stack this week as I picked up 2 Marvel books (see, Kerry, I am diversifying), and a bunch of DC along with some other publishers. Some are hits, some are misses, some fall in between but I’ll be reviewing about 14 books in all this week, in 2 parts. What happened? Well…..

Rage Kitty returns, Bruce Wayne gets his portrait painted, the Alpha-Lanterns get sneaky, Steve Rogers shows off his new outfit and his new team (shhhhh, it’s a secret!), Reed Richards tells off a room full of his colleagues, Power Girl relaxes at a very exclusive spa, Krypto takes a bullet (well…knife) for Superboy, Captain Atom is seeing things, Megatron does a Luke Skywalker impersonation, Arsenal buys heroin….while in costume, Wonder Woman does some arena fighting, Major Bludd gets a backstory and Baron von Shock will put a BeeGees song in your head that just won’t come out (but reminds me of Eddie Izzard in Mystery Men, which makes me laugh).

Want more? Then keep reading below….

Thursday, May 27, 2010

First Impressions - 5/26/2010

Got to read 7 of my books so far, with a few left to go. Here are the first thoughts from this week’s releases :

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New Comic Book Day Randomness - Sweet Lullabies

This week's New Comic Book Day Randomness was supposed to be about cartoons that I loved growing up and watching them as an adult, but it got pretty big and won't be ready for a few weeks. Instead, we have this...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Looking Forward to Wednesday - 5/26/2010

8 Books from DC, 1 from IDW and 1 from Marvel (come on, I’m trying..) make for a substantial week of reading here at CNB. I’m trying out CNB as an easier way to say the title, sort of like CMB (Cash Money Brothers) from New Jack City. Am I my brother’s keeper?? Anyway, on to the books…..

Comic Reviews 5/19/2010 - Part 2 (Updated)

Reviews from 5/19/2010 continued….

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Comic Reviews 5/19/2010

A few really good books and some very mediocre books this week along with 3 new series beginning at DC.

What happened? Tony Stark gets some gifts shipped to him from Steve Rogers, The Carpenter gets a new contract, Martian Manhunter gets an addendum added to his origin story, some old school DC heroes kick some prohibition-era ass, Sodom Yat sheds a tear, Zatanna drops in on an underworld crimelord, the Joes have an interrupted training exercise, and Zod heads for Metropolis.

Want more? Keep reading….

Friday, May 21, 2010

First Impressions - 5/19/2010

Six books read so far this week with just a few to go.  Here are my thoughts after reading the first few.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Trip to Downtown Books - 5/19/2010

We had a sunny, beautiful day here in the MKE yesterday so I decided to take a walk downtown and ended up at one of my favorite comic book hunting spots…Downtown Books. After spending two hours rifling through the comic section with my new friend the comic book section cat, I came out with a pretty decent haul. 22 comics for about 25 dollars.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Comic Book Day Randomness - Ice Cream Review

After a mildly annoying day at work yesterday I called my wife and said "Let's go fly kites down at the lakefront".  How does this lead to me reviewing ice cream?  Read on...

Looking Forward to - 5/19/2010

Sorry about the lateness of this post but here we go.  Pretty light week so I may end up picking up a trade, if I do it will probably be Ex Machina since I'm trying to catch up on the whole story and I'm only up to volume 4 at this point :-)

Click below for the books that I plan on reading this week :

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Comic Book Reviews - 5/12/2010

Big week in comics as DC's second biweekly book kicks off and we get some more Brightest Day tie-ins.  On to the reviews! What happened?  Well.....

Bruce Wayne has some trouble with a certain immortal caveman, Hawk cracks a fantastic one-liner, Barry Allen speed-reads himself into an architecture degree, Booster Gold gets tackled by Power Girl (which could be kind of fun in my opinion), Barbara Gordon is involved in the most disgusting restraint device ever, Deathstroke kills someone (go figure, with that name) and Batman just plain sucked.

Want more? Keep reading……

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

First Impressions - 5/12/2010

Only had time to read 3 books tonight and here they are in order of reading.  Two disappointments and one decent book so far :-)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Looking Forward to Wednesday - 5/12/2010

Lots of new books this week plus picking up the books I didn’t get last week is going to equal a big bill at the Edge on Wednesday. I missed being at the shop last week, amongst people like myself, wearing a geeky t-shirt and wondering who the villain will be in the next Batman film or trying to apply real-life logic to fictional stories. Good times! Well, this week I’ll be back and reviewing comics by the weekend.

Monday, May 10, 2010

A Trip to Half Price Books - 5/7/2010

After a long week at work for both myself and my wife, I love it when she sends me a text suggesting that we should go out to eat after work and then go buy some stuff we don’t really need just for fun.

This text, received this past Friday, led us to Ruby Tuesday’s (Triple Prime Burger….yum) and then to a nearby Half Price Books for some cool entertainment finds.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Feeling Old

Have you ever run into a situation that just hits you in the face and makes you feel old all of a sudden? Like when you reference something from your past to a punk teenager who just looks at you like you have three heads, or you realize that a movie you love and still consider recent is actually 20 years old?

This happened to me recently at work, and after discussing it with her I found out that this has happened to my wife too.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

(Not) Looking Forward to Wednesday

There will be no new reviews this week since I am deep in the busy season at work and won't be able to make it to the comic book shop until next week at the earliest.  I may post some retro reviews or reviews of books that I'm catching up on instead.

Look for a double week next week for reviews :-)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Comic Book Reviews for 4/28/2010

It actually turned out to be a fairly light week for comics and I still haven’t had time to read everything that I wanted to yet. I may post an updated review or two after I get caught up.

What happened? Arisia loses her cool and decks a Guardian, Wonder Woman meets her very angry cousin, Johnny Storm has a VERY strange date and Cobra Commander finally shows his face….well….not really. Want more?