Archive for February, 2010

CCW Weekend Open Thread

Posted: February 27, 2010 in CCW Nation, CCW Open Thread

I thought I would post this review up here for those of you who don’t normally get over to our you tube channel. This is one of the best Marvel books I have read this year and it deserves a lot more attention than it is currently receiving regardless what other review sites are saying about it. Over at CBR a book like Ultimate X gets a 4 1/2 star rating while Doomwar only deserves 2 1/2 stars? Ya, it is all a matter of opinion but still, I personally get the feeling that something is just not right over there. The quality and craft of these two books are clearly night and day and I just can’t understand how some people (whose JOB it is to review books mind you) can not see that unless they are making a conscious choice not to.

I know it may not be professional to talk shit about other review sites but how unbiased can those other sites really be? They count on high profile creators to give them interviews and “exclusive” news to garner their site more attention and to keep those site hit counts rising. When it comes time to be critical of those same high profiles creator’s work how does it not effect one’s review of that material?

One of the things that I believe has struck a chord with our audience is that our reviews and opinions can been seen as being completely honest. We do not owe anybody anything except to be completely truthful. That frame of mind and what I would like to think we stand for obviously has a polarizing effect but I really think it does mean more for those of you who get where we are coming from.

I know that every time I film a segment with Elliott or write a review for this blog you will always get my honest opinion. The day that I feel the need to censor my opinions for the benefit of others is the day I will stop being a part of the CCW.

J.

This week’s question:

“What comics do you think should be in the Top 10 monthly sales chart that currently are not?”

It’s become quite obvious that the Top 10 best selling comics month in and month out are not necessarily the best comics in the industry. Actually, most of them quite frankly are the worst that industry has to offer. Now, this is all a matter of opinion of course but that’s what the “Question of the Week” is all about. Let your opinion be known down in the comments and maybe you can help get the word out on the books you enjoy that could use a little sales boost. Here are my choices in no particular order:

Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman and Dale Eaglesham
Power Girl by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner
X-Factor by Peter David
R.E.B.E.L.S. by Tony Bedard and Claude St. Aubin
Incredible Hercules by Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente and Rodney Buchemi
The Unwritten by Mike Carey and Peter Gross
Dingo by Michael Alan Nelson and Franceso Biagini
Invincible by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley
Chew by John Layman and Rob Guillory

These are only a few of titles that I think deserve wider recognition. If you want I’ll share more of them with you in the comments below.

Here is a list of last month’s Top 10 best selling books for reference:

1. Siege #1
2. Green Lantern #50
3. Batman & Robin #7
4. Captain America: Reborn #6
5. New Avengers #61
6. Amazing Spider-Man #617
7. Green Lantern Corps #44
8. Dark Avengers #13
9. Blackest Night: The Flash #2
10. Uncanny X-Men #520

J.

My brain had a very hard time trying to make sense of what I was watching as I viewed this video. It really is just too much to take in. Video is NSFW on the account of there being cartoonish bewbs in it.

J.

CCW Open Thread

Posted: February 24, 2010 in CCW Nation, CCW Open Thread

Well, it’s Wednesday and the start of a new comic week. What’s on your mind?

Would anyone be interested in me posting a Blackest Night thread this week?

J.

Who’s Getting What This Week?

Posted: February 23, 2010 in DC Comics, Marvel

No time for small talk today. As soon as I post this I have to get my ass to Mars work. I’ll be putting up another open thread later tonight when I get back. Anywho, here’s what I’ll be buying on Wednesday:

Batman and Robin #9
Blackest Night #7
Deadpool (Daniel Way, Again so soon?)
Fantastic Four #576 (Jonathan Hickman)
Secret Warriors #13 (Jonathan Hickman)
Thunderbolts #141 (Jeff Parker)
Wonder Woman #41
X-Factor #202 (Peter David, One of the most underrated books)

What will you be getting this week?

J.

DC
Batman and Robin #9
Blackest Night #7
Blackest Night JSA #3
Flash Rebirth #6
Gotham City Sirens #9
Green Arrow/Black Lantern #30
Justice Society of America #36
Superman #697
Teen Titans #80
The Web #6
Wonder Woman #41

DC/VERTIGO
Madame Xanadu #20
Northlanders #25
Scalped #35
Unknown Soldier #17

DC/WILDSTORM
Victorian Undead #4
Wildcats Worlds End #20

MARVEL
Amazing Spider-Man #622
Avengers The Initiative #31 (2nd Printing)
Avengers The Initiative #33 (Siege)
Dark Avengers #13 (2nd Printing)
Dark Tower Battle of Jericho Hill #4
Dark Wolverine #82 (2nd Printing)
Dark Wolverine #83 (Siege)
Deadpool #18 (2nd Printing)
Deadpool #20
Deadpool Merc with a Mouth #7 (3rd Printing)
Enders Game Mazer in Prison Special
Fall of the Hulks Red Hulk #2
Fantastic Four #576
Halo Blood Line #3
Hulk #19 (2nd Printing)
Incredible Hulk #606 (2nd Printing)
Iron Man I Am Iron Man #2
Iron Man Vs. Whiplash #4
Marvelous Land of Oz #4
Marvels Project #6
Ms. Marvel #50
Nation X #3
New Avengers #62 (Siege)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z Update #1
Official Index To The Marvel Universe #14
Realm of Kings Inhumans #4
Secret Warriors #13
Siege Embedded #1 (2nd Printing)
Spider-Man Clone Saga #6
Tales of the Dragon Guard #1
Thor #607 (Siege)
Thunderbolts #141 (Siege)
Ultimate Comics Enemy #2
X-Factor #202
X-Force #24
X-Men Forever #18
X-Men Legacy #233

OTHER PUBLISHERS
28 Days Later #7 
Airfighters #1
Aliens vs Predator Three World War #2
Army of Two #2
Beyond The Wall #4
Black Terror #8
Broken Trinity Pandoras Box #1
Buck Rogers #9
Captain Swing #1
Chronicles of Wormwood Last Battle #3
Cowboy Ninja Viking #4
Crazies Part 1 Hopman Bog
Crazies Part 2 Dwyer Creek
Crazies Part 3 Black Pond
Crazies Part 4 Ogden Marsh
Darkstalkers Night Warriors #1 
Dead World Frozen Over #4
Devil #1
Ghostbusters Holiday Special Tainted Love #1
GI Joe Cobra II #2
GI Joe Operation Hiss #1
Gravel #17
Image United #0
Irredeemable #11
King City #5
Legend of Isis #9
Logans Run #1 
Luke McBain #4
Phantom Generations #8
Project Superpowers Chapter 2 #7
PvP #44
Robocop #2
Roger Corman Presents Black Scorpion #3
Soulfire New World Order #5
Soulfire Volume Two #2
Star Trek DS9 Fools Gold #3
Star Trek Movie Adaptation #1
Star Trek The Next Generation Ghosts #4
Star Wars Legacy #45
Transformers Bumblebee #3 
Transformers Last Stand of the Wreckers #2
Transformers On-Going #4 
Usagi Yojimbo #126
Viking #5
Vincent Price Presents #15
Walking Dead #70
We Will Bury You #1
Weird World of Jack Staff #1

ALL-AGES
Archie #606
Bart Simpson Comics #52
Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam #13
Donald Duck And Friends #351
Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #60
Muppet King Arthur #2
Pals N Gals Double Digest #139
Tales From Riverdale Digest #37
Wall-E #3 

GRAPHIC NOVELS
Astounding Wolf Man Vol 3
Avengers Korvac Saga HC
Batman Chronicles Vol 9
Batman King Tuts Tomb
Ben Ten Alien Force Doom Dimension Vol 1
Broken Trinity
Captain America Theater of War HC
Classic G.I. Joe Vol 7
Daredevil Lone Stranger
Deadpool & Cable Ultimate Collection Book 1
Fantastic Four by Jonathon Hickman Vol 1 HC
Fantastic Four In Search of Galactus HC
Final Crisis Aftermath Run
GI Joe Vol 2
Hitman Vol 2 One Thousand Bullets (New Printing)
Immortal Weapons
Incredible Hercules Sacred Invasion HC
Incredible Hulk Prem Vol 1 Son Of Banner HC
Indiana Jones Further Adv Ominibus Vol 3
Iron Man Ultimate Guide To Armored Hero HC
Jack Staff Vol 4 Rocky Realities
Jet Scott Vol 1
Kick Ass Creating Comic Making Movie
Luke Cage Noir HC
Marvel Masterworks Captain America Vol 1
Mighty Avengers Avengers Prem Unspoken
MMW Captain America Vol 1
MMW Fantastic Four Vol 12 HC
MMW Golden Age Daring Mystery Vol 2 HC
Models Inc
New Avengers Prem Vol 12 Power Loss HC
PopGun Vol 4
Project Superpowers Chapter Two Vol 1
Spider-Man Anti-Venom
Splendid Magic of Penny Archade 11.5 Anniv Ed HC
Star Trek Romulans Pawns of War
Tarzan The Jesse March Years Vol 5 HC
Turok Son of Stone Archives Vol 5 HC
Ultimate Comics Iron Man Ulimate Collection
Venom vs Carnage (New Printing)
Werewolves On The Moon Versus Vampires Vol 1
Wolverine Dark Wolverine Prince