Friday, June 8, 2007

My New Comics

Howdy Folks! We got a bigger haul than usual. This week’s best cover is Raise the Dead #3.

Battlestar Galactica: Cylon Apocalypse #4 (based on the old show), Dynamite Entertainment.

Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #5, Marvel Comics.

Jonah Hex #20, DC Comics, Dynamite Entertainment.

Marvel Zombies VS. Army of Darkness #4, Marvel Comics.

Raise the Dead #3, Dynamite Entertainment.

Battlestar Galactica #10 (based on the new show), Dynamite Entertainment.

The Lone Ranger #6, Dynamite Entertainment.

The Incredible Hulk #106 Variant, Marvel Comics. I Had to find out what happened to She-Hulk!

Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Mystic Arcana #1, Marvel Comics.

Impulse Buy: Black Summer #0, Avatar. The prez and the vice prez get taken out by a superhero.

Impulse Buy: MPD – Psycho #1, Dark Horse Comics. I haven’t read it yet, but I think I made a mistake picking this one up. It’s really not my kinda stuff. Well, I can always sell it to Powell’s.

I also ordered a book too. The Spider: Robot Titans of Gotham by Norvell Page. The Spider is one of those pulp heroes from the 1930s. I’ve read about him, so I figured it was time to actually read some of his adventures.



Arkonbey said...

I loved the first two Lone Rangers. The 'How. How are you alive?' line by Tonto was great. I was really into it, but was stopped dead by a detail in issue 3 that shouldn't have been wrong in the age of Google.

To make his silver bullets, he melts down the star. Then he carves a bullet shape into a block of wood with a knife and pours the silver into the mold.

This should give him 1/2 of a crudely shaped bullet, but miraculously, it gives him a smooth, whole bullet. The Ranger then takes this bullet and places it into the cylinder of his gun. No shell, just puts it in as though he were using a cap and ball revolver.

Now, don't go saying "it's just a comic book", please or you'll force me to get even geekier.

Don Snabulus said...

Indeed. I am willing to suspend my disbelief, but I will not expel it.

Overdroid said...

Step on spider!

Pandabonium said...

I love the Lone Ranger. Clayton Moore lived a couple of blocks from me when I was a kid. Great guy worthy of the part. If anybody could make a bullet half with no casing work, he could.

Swinebread -check out the Superhero supply store in NYC photographed by Bonnie at frogma blog: Brooklyn Superhero Suppy

Swinebread said...

arkonbey - Simply put that that is an F-up, and as the Lone Ranger is built on a much more realistic framework, it’s really inexcusable. But I chose to ignore it and keep following the series.

Snab - The characterization is great, so I am willing to overlook it this one time.

OD – in this case, before he steps on you

Panda – Clayton Moore was great, of course the Lone Ranger was in reruns when I watched it but it was a fun to get up early every Sunday to catch it. The franchise suffered from the horrible movie in the 80s. But as that film has been forgotten, the fan base can be rebuilt starting with this new comic series.

Superhero Supply Store, what a creative idea, we need that in Portland! Thanks for the link.

ladybug said...

Hey, we talked "in real life" but now my curiosity is piqued regarding the Dark Tower series. I remember reading the first one, what back in High School? (your copy of course!)

I remember liking it alot too, because I never read Stephen King 'cause of his "horror" reputation and the Sci-Fi slant of his Dark Tower tower books is much more interesting to me.

Swinebread said...

I think you'd like it both the Comic and the books

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