Archive for December 9, 2009

Geez, Blackest Night, we have to stop meeting like this otherwise people are going to start talking. Just kidding. Come on in. Oh, I see you brought some friends with you. Good to see you again Green Lantern, Batman and Robin, GL Corps. Believe it or not it is nice even seeing you Flash Rebirth. We’re cool, right? Hey, JLA and Adventure Comics. Since you guys are new around here I’ll give you the tour. So over here you’ll see…wait a minute. Who the fuck invited Cap Reborn, New Avengers and Dark Avengers? Sigh…and I just had the carpet cleaned and the upstairs toilet fixed. At least that god damned Rulk is no where to be seen. Huh, I guess R.E.B.E.L.S isn’t going to show up after all. I had such high hopes too.

1. Blackest Night #5
2. Green Lantern # 48
3. Captain America Reborn #4
4. Batman and Robin #6
5. Justice League of America #39
6. Adventure Comics #4
7. Green Lantern Corps #42
8. New Avengers #59
9. Flash Rebirth #5
10. Dark Avengers #11
11. Uncanny X-Men #517
12. Batman #693
13. Amazing Spider-Man #612
14. Amazing Spider-Man #613
15. Amazing Spider-Man #611
16. Astonishing X-Men #32
17. Amazing Spider-Man #610
18. Ultimate Comics Avengers #4
19. Booster Gold #26
20. Dark Reign List ASM One-Shot
21. Invincible Iron Man #20
22. Detective Comics #859
23. X-Force #21
24. Doom Patrol #4
25. Thor Giant Size Finale #1

J.

Top 300 Comics November 2009/ICv2

-Yesterday there was quite the snow storm in this part of the country which made driving quite hellish and tomorrow it is expected that we will have a high temperature of around 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Because I don’t have to work tomorrow and don’t plan on leaving my house in that weather I will probably have time to be posting a few things over the next couple of days. Sounds like fun, huh?

-Following this post I will being putting one up pertaining to the top comic sales of November. I know it’s a little late but you know. Look for it later tonight and we can talk about the good and the bad of it then.

-I’ve had a few people ask me what my opinions are concerning DC’s announced Earth One original graphic novels which will begin being released in 2010. It really does feel like it is DC’s attempt at doing an “Ultimate” universe and I don’t think I am the target demographic for these books. I am not interested in reading yet another origin story for Batman and Superman or investing time and money into yet another iteration of those characters. I do like that DC is releasing them as OGNs though. That way there won’t be even more Bats and Supes comics clogging up the racks.

All that aside, I do like that Earth One will be easily accessible to new readers who do want to get into Batman and Superman but feel overwhelmed by the continuity of the regular monthlies. We’ll see how it goes but these books don’t really interest me as a fan. What I am actually more interested in is knowing whether the Adam Hughes’ All Star Wonder Woman story will instead be released as part of the Earth One books now that the All Star line is pretty much dead.

-Looks like (the real) Bruce Wayne will be returning to the DCU in the quite cleverly titled six issue miniseries Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne which begins shipping in April. I don’t know about you guys but I’m thinking too soon.

-And speaking of too soon, Steve Rogers popped up in the last page of the Dark Avengers Annual last week and guess what? He also pops up in the New Avengers Annual AND Invincible Iron Man this week. Unbelievable. Rogers is back in the normal Marvel U and Reborn still has 3 issues to ship. Nice cockup Marvel. Just for the hell of it I am going to go ahead and blame this on Bendis.

-You guys are aware we have a contest going on, right? You know, this one.

J.

Hey folks, Elliott here.  As 2009 draws to a close, it’s time to look back on the year and come up with the CCW*TV’s “Best of 2009.” And since we always want to involve our viewers, and because Jose and I are too darn lazy, we’re putting the job of picking the best of 2009 in YOUR HANDS!

What we would like for you guys and gals to do is give us your nominations for who and what you thought were the most deserving of recognition in the following categories:

  • Writer
  • Penciller
  • Inker
  • Comic book (monthly)
  • Comic book (mini-series)
  • Graphic Novel
  • Manga
  • “Event”
  • Publisher

Once we get enough nominations, I’ll set up a poll for each category so everyone can then vote on who they think should get the CCW Nation Award.  Please only nominate your top 3 picks per category, and please list them in order of preference (1st, 2nd & 3rd place) because I will be using that to determine scores in the event of a tie.

Make sense?

Alright CCW Nation, hit me with your nominations!