I’m so very late on getting this out the door, so let’s just dive in and not waste another moment!
Herbie Archives vol 3 (p. 35) – The third and final volume of the adventures of everyone’s favorite non-vehicular protagonist named Herbie!
Gantz 5 (p. 52) – This is being solicited faster than it’s coming out, and it’s driving me nuts. I’m really on the fence on it, so I may just not order this and, if 3 and 4 are okay, pick it up off the shelf.
Batman #686 (p. 66) – In this issue, written by Neil Gaiman, a young girl named Eva Sosmart discovers a secret magical Victorian version of Gotham City that lurks behind the shadows, unseen to everyone except crazy people who are actually hyperaware visionaries!
Booster Gold #17 (p. 76) – Ahem. “Booster Gold is transported back to a seminal day in the history of the Flash.” No further comment needed, I trust.
Showcase Presents: Justice League of America Vol. 4 (p. 95) – Because I never learn.
Emma vol. 8 (p. 128) – No, I’m NOT getting this, even though I thoroughly enjoyed the regular series. I don’t need this added volume of side stories.
Page 187: “Has Zach Snyder crafted the ‘Citizen Kane’ of comic flicks?” (Waves hand frantically) Ooh! Ooh! I know the answer! Pick me!
Simpsons Comics Treasure Trove #3 (p. 225) – Huh. I never got #1, but I got #2. I need to ask about that.
RASL Volume 1: Drift (p. 227) – Jeff Smith’s new series gets its first trade. I wasn’t wowed by the first issue, and I haven’t seen many reviews of it that didn’t just focus on how much we all loved Bone, so I ask folks who are reading it: worth getting?
I have page 277 (I think — IDW’s section has no page numbers) dogeared, so I must have wanted the “gut-busting” Watchmen parody, WHATMEN?! Either that or Doctor Who: The Whispering Gallery, featuring a great Ben Templesmith cover.
Boy. “Angel” fans just never get tired of that puppet episode, do they?
I got way too much laughter out of the solicitation for Oliver Twist on page 283 that lists, “Charles Dickens, David Cerquera (w)”.
Dungeon Zenith vol 3: Back in Style (p. 290) – New Year’s resolution: get around to writing that blog post on how great the Dungeon books are.
Wasteland #24 (p. 291) – So you’re enjoying Fallout 3 and are looking for a comic that gets it JUST GODDAMN RIGHT? Here it is.
Behold the PICK OF THE MONTH!
Scott Pilgrim vol 5: Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe (p. 296) – All you haters can start revving your hatecycles, but I’m so stoked!
Atomic Robo and the Dogs of War TPB (p. 301) – Probably not getting this THIS month, since I’m already pretty filled up here, but it’ll get got eventually, even though I bought the single issues.
Brickjournal #5 (p. 342) – And for a happy ending, how about some Lego porn?
Oh wait, this. Frag Board Game: Gold Edition (p. 464) – “Includes two different play maps, counters and figures, plastic bases, cards, and rules.” When I bought this a few years ago it was $40 and ALSO didn’t include the dice you need to play the game, just like this special $50 version doesn’t. Stay classy, Steve Jackson Games!
Oh man, this is one of those months where I’m going to have to, like, make purchasing choices to stay on budget, isn’t it? I hate those months.