Made From 100% Recycled Awesome

This is looking like it’s going to be a HEFTY month for me. There’s a lot of good stuff in this month’s Previews, as well as the usual amount of crap.

Astro Boy #1 and #2 (p. 56) — Not only is this work just plain essential, but I really got into Tezuka’s style last year when I read Buddha. So yeah, down for this one.

Gantz vol 2 (p. 57) — And the usual problem. Do I order volume two before volume one comes in? “Join…the group as they are unleashed on the streets of Tokyo to face a terrifying onion alien!” You have your answer.

I tagged the page with the new Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service volume on it as a reminder to catch up on buying these if it was a light month. Unfortunately, it’s not a light month. So I’m now even more behind.

The Spirit #19 (p. 97) — As usual.

All Star Superman vol 1 TP (p. 98) — From the At Freakin’ Last Department. This series has only been coming out for about twelve years now and they finally release a TPB. I’ve held off on the floppies even though I’ve heard great things about it, and I liked the FCBD book, so yes, finally, that you DC for being ready to take my money for it!

Showcase Presents: Superman vol 4 (p. 102) — See what I’m talking about here? IT JUST KEEPS COMING!

You know, I’d really like to kill myself, but I just can’t seem to find the inspiration to do so.

Comic Book Tattoo (p. 146) — “INSPIRED BY THE SONGS OF TORI AMOS!”


Jack Staff #19 (p. 167) — As usual.

Halo and Sprocket Volume 2: Natural Causes TP (p. 206) — H&S are a favorite here at the headquarters. It’s about a robot and an angel who — get this! – live with a girl! And it’s a lot of fun. If you’re looking for charming all-ages girl-friendly fun comics, pick up this and volume one.

DON’T BLAME ME I VOTED FOR RUNNING A JOKE INTO THE GODDAMN GROUND. (Alternate snark: “Tragically, the Zombies’ third-party run split the vote.” Alternate alternate snark: “RON PAUL 08”)

Runners: The Big Snow Job #2 (p. 216) — Looking forward to this one!

Page 219: SOULFIRE ENDS #10


aaaaand pages 222-223:


That’s just about as worthwhile as, say, claiming you’re killing off a major hero in the same month you’re bringing back a previously killed off major hero!

RASL #1 (Second Printing) (p. 248) — Let me recap the online reviews of this first issue of Jeff Smith’s new series: “Almost nothing happens in this comic but since Bone was so great we know this issue was great and so will all the following ones!”

Comic Book Comics #2 (p. 298) — Enjoyed the first issue, so definitely on board for this.

Love and Rockets: New Stories #1 (p. 298) — How can I pass this up? Answer: I can’t.

Tales Designed to Thrizzle #4 (p. 300) — See? They just keep pushing must-haves at me!

Doctor Who Classics, Volume 1 (p. 318) — okay, now it’s just getting mean. I already have these stories — several times over, in fact. But I keep hearing how gorgeous the coloring is on them and…oh man, what do I do?

Love and Capes #7 (p. 325) — If you missed it for free on Saturday you can now pick it up for $3.95.

Wasteland #19 (p. 330) — As usual.

Powr Mastrs Volume 2 (p. 338) — Gah! Another one! why does it all have to come out at once?!?

There’s so much good stuff to get to I don’t even have time to make fun of Tokyopop!

Too Cool to Be Forgotten (p. 360) — New book my Alex (Box Office Poison, Tricked) Robinson! A must!

Flight vol 5 (p. 364) — These anthologies are gorgeous, yet pretty slight. They make good gifts to give and ask for, as they’re things people (like me) tend to want, but necessarily to buy.

I get to the Viz Comics section and I’m GLAD there’s no new volume of Hikaru No Go this month!

You know, when your product is Yet Another Type of Star Wars Figure, perhaps the tagline “Made from 100% recycled awesome” is hitting the nail a little TOO hard.

There are two things you need to know about the Balrog Wall Mount.

1) It has a clitoris.

2) Which is good, because if you hang it on your wall, that’s as close as you’re gonna get to a real one.

On page 535, Stargate beats out Battlestar Galactica in the “What can we slap the characters’ pictures on and sell to geeks” contest with DOGTAGS.

Okay, I gotta go. This kidney ain’t gonna sell itself on the black market.

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5 Responses to Made From 100% Recycled Awesome

  1. David Thiel says:

    Oh, thank you for the clitoris remark. Now I’m gonna spend all day getting that image out of my head. Two other things struck me about that Balrog piece: 1) dang, that’d be a tiny Balrog; and 2) unless one is Gandalf, there’s a 100% chance that the Balrog would be mounting your head on its wall. (Or using it to stroke its clitoris. Blurgh.)

  2. David Thiel says:

    By the way, I both have a replica of Sting mounted on my (basement) wall and have touched the clitoris, so I guess that makes me something of an uber-geek.

  3. vandemonium says:

    “clitoris” *snort*

    Love and Rockets – I’ve read it off and on (usually off anymore) just never did much for me.

    All Star Superman. Meh. Grant at DC has been a snoozer for me so far. Did you read the Seven Soldiers stuff?

    Do you read Powers at all? Just curious…

  4. Dave says:


    L&R – I really like the Palomar stories. The Maggie and Hopey stuff is good, but it doesn’t grab me like the others. And the short stories are great.

    All Star Superman – I’m a Morrison fan, though not a superhero fan. (Even he couldn’t make me care about the X-Men.) I read the first Seven Soldiers trade and wasn’t thrilled by it. But from what I hear, All-Star Superman is Grant having a good time, which is almost always good (see also: Seaguy).

    Powers – I used to, but after one too many idiot-festooned letters pages I decided to quit with floppies and instead buy trades. And then I never bought any of the trades because once I stopped reading it I realized how easy it was not to start again.

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