Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wednesday's Comics!! (8-1-12)


2000 AD #1789
2000 AD #1790
2000 AD #1791
30 DAYS OF NIGHT ONGOING #9
ACTION COMICS #12
ACTION COMICS #12 COMBO PACK
AGE OF APOCALYPSE #6
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN SPIDERWEB SNAPBACK CAP – Shortage Replacement/SO #19
ANIMAL MAN #12
AVENGERS ACADEMY #34
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1 (OF 12) - Reorder
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #2 (OF 12) - Reorder
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #8 (OF 12) – Shortage Replacement
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #9 (OF 12) AVENGERS TEAM VAR AVX
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #9 (OF 12) AVX
AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #10
BATWING #12
BEASTS OF BURDEN: NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH ONE SHOT
BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL #2 (OF 4)
BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL #2 (OF 4) COMBO PACK
BEFORE WATCHMEN: OZYMANDIAS #1 (OF 6)
BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE #2 (OF 4)
BLACK KISS II #1 (OF 6)
BONE ONE VOL ED SC
BOYS #69
CAPTAIN MARVEL #1
CLASSIC GI JOE TP VOL 15
COURTNEY CRUMRIN ONGOING #4
DAREDEVIL #16
DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE #1 (OF 4)
DEADWORLD: WAR O/T DEAD #1 (OF 5)

DEFENDERS #9
DETECTIVE COMICS #12
DETECTIVE COMICS #12 COMBO PACK
DIAL H #4
DR WHO MAGAZINE #449
EARTH 2 #4
FAIREST #5
FIRST X-MEN #1 (OF 5)
FURY MAX #5
GI COMBAT #4
GREEN ARROW #12
HAWKEYE #1
HAWKEYE #1 ASM 50TH ANNIV VAR
HYPERNATURALS #2
INFECTED #1 (OF 4)
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #522
IZOMBIE #28
JUSTICE LEAGUE #11 COMBO PACK – Shortage Replacement
JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #12
MANHATTAN PROJECTS #4
MICHAEL KALUTA SKETCHBOOK SERIES SC VOL 02 – S/O Carly
MUPPETS #2 (OF 4)
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR VOL 2 #1
PETER PARKER SPIDER-MAN #156.1
PLANET OF THE APES ANNUAL #1
RED LANTERNS #12
ROCKETEER ADVENTURES 2 #4 (OF 4)
SHADOW #4
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #4
SOULFIRE VOL 4 #1
STAR TREK: TNG/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION #3
STORMWATCH #12
SUPERMAN/ACTION COMICS HC VOL 01 SUPERMAN MEN OF STEEL
SWAMP THING #12
THE LONE RANGER #8
THIEF OF THIEVES #7
THINK TANK #1
TRANSFORMERS: REGENERATION ONE #82

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #13
WARLORD OF MARS #20
WORLD’S FINEST #4
X-FACTOR #241
X-MEN #33

Friday, July 20, 2012

Wednesday's Comics!! (7-25-12)


2000 AD #1782
2000 AD #1786
ALL STAR WESTERN #11
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #690
AMERICAN VAMPIRE #29
ANGEL & FAITH #12
ANGEL & FAITH #12
AQUAMAN #11
ARCHIE #635
ASTONISHING X-MEN #52
AVENGERS #28
AXE COP: PRESIDENT O/T WORLD #1 (OF 3)
BATMAN #11 – Shortage Replacement
BATMAN INCORPORATED #3
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #11
BATMAN TURNING POINTS TP
BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN #2 (OF 6)
BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN #2 (OF 6) COMBO PACK
BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN #2 (OF 6)
BPRD: HELL ON EARTH - EXORCISM #2 (OF 2)
CAPTAIN AMERICA #15
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND IRON MAN #634
COMIC-CON MOVIE IV: FANS HOPE DVD/HeroClix – S/O #3, #19, #66
DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID TP VOL 01
DARK AVENGERS #178
DEADPOOL #58
DEBRIS #1 (OF 4)
DEJAH THORIS & WHITE APES OF MARS #4
DR WHO MAGAZINE #
ELEPHANTMEN #41
EXILE PLANET O/T APES #4 (OF 4)
FF #20
FLASH #11
FURY OF FIRESTORM THE NUCLEAR MEN #11
GAME TRADE MAGAZINE #150
GEN 13 TP
GFT JUNGLE BOOK #4 (OF 5)
GHOSTBUSTERS ONGOING #11
GODZILLA ONGOING #3
GREEN LANTERN #11
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #10 – Shortage Replacement
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #11
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #75
HAUNT #25
HELLRAISER #16
HIT-GIRL #2 (OF 5)
I VAMPIRE #11
INCREDIBLE HULK #11
IRRESISTIBLE #1 (OF 4)
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #11
LORD OF THE JUNGLE #6
MARVEL HEROCLIX CHAOS WAR MARQUEE PACK 10CT – S/O #66
MARVEL PREVIEWS AUGUST 2012
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #4
MASSIVE #2
MIGHTY THOR #17
NATIONAL COMICS: ETERNITY #1
NEW DEADWARDIANS #5 (OF 8)
PAC-MAN CABINET CANDY TIN 12CT DISP
PLANET OF THE APES #16
PREVIEWS #287 AUG 2012
SAGA #2
SAVAGE HAWKMAN #11
SCALPED TP VOL 09 KNUCKLE UP
SECRET AVENGERS #29
SNAKE EYES & STORM SHADOW #15
STAR WARS: BLOOD TIES - BOBA FETT IS DEAD #4 (OF 4)
STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL - DEATH SENTENCE #1 (OF 4)
SUPERMAN #11
SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES #3
SWAMP THING #11 – Shortage Replacement
TEEN TITANS #11
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #12
TRANSFORMERS: MORE THAN MEETS EYE #7
TRUE BLOOD #3
ULTIMATE COMICS: HAWKEYE TP
ULTIMATE COMICS: ULTIMATES #13
UNCANNY X-FORCE #28
VENOM #21
VOODOO #11
WINTER SOLDIER #8
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #14
WONDERLAND #1
X-MEN LEGACY #270
X-TREME X-MEN #1

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Inside the river there is an unfinishable story
and you are somewhere in it
and it will never end until all ends.

Mary Oliver, "What Can I Say"

One of the Unquestioned Truths about comic books is that their decades of backstory make them confusing and impenetrable for new readers. As Tim Marchman complained in the Wall Street Journal recently, comics' long history render them "incomprehensible to anyone not steeped in years of arcane mythology." Lots of potential readers stay away because they believe this Truth. They come into Haven Comics & Games, the store where I work, and talk wistfully about superhero movies or cartoons they watched as a kid. But if I suggest they pick up a comic and give it a try, they just shake their head, saying, "No, no. I wouldn't understand it. I'd have to start at the beginning." The Truth has fueled multiple series reboots over the years--including Marvel's Ultimate Universe and DC's recent New 52--as publishers hope restarting their comics at issue #1 will draw in new readers.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wednesday's Comics!! (7-18-12)


ADVENTURE TIME #6
ALABASTER WOLVES #4 (OF 5)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN SPIDERWEB SNAPBACK CAP – S/O #19
AVENGERS ACADEMY #33
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #8 (OF 12)
BALTIMORE: DR LESKOVAR’S REMEDY #2 (OF 2)
BATMAN & ROBIN HC VOL 01 BORN TO KILL
BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #6
BATMAN EARTH ONE SPECIAL PREVIEW EDITION
BATWOMAN #11
BEFORE WATCHMEN: OZYMANDIAS #1 (OF 6)
BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE #2 (OF 4)
BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE #2 (OF 4) COMBO PACK
BIRDS OF PREY #11
BLUE BEETLE #11
BPRD: HELL ON EARTH – DEVIL’S ENGINE #3 (OF 3)
CAPTAIN ATOM #11
CAPTAIN MARVEL #1
CATWOMAN #11
COBRA ONGOING #15
DANGER GIRL / GI JOE #1 (OF 4)
DAREDEVIL #14 – Shortage Replacement
DAREDEVIL #15
DARK HORSE PRESENTS #14
DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER MAN IN BLACK #2 (OF 5)
DC HEROCLIX DARK KNIGHT RISES MARQUEE PACK 10CT – S/O 66
DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #11
ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #11 (OF 12)
FABLES #119
FAIREST #5
FANTASTIC FOUR #608
FINDING GOSSAMYR #1
GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS #18
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #11
INFERNAL MAN-THING #2 (OF 3)
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #521
IRREDEEMABLE TP VOL 09
JENNIFER BLOOD ANNUAL #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE #11
JUSTICE LEAGUE #11 COMBO PACK
JUSTICE LEAGUE #11 VAR ED
KISS #2
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #11
MADAGASCAR 3 PREQUEL DIGEST GN LONG LIVE KING
MARS ATTACKS #2
MARVEL HEROCLIX CHAOS WAR BOOSTER BRICK – S/O NG
MARVEL HEROCLIX CHAOS WAR FAST FORCES 6 PACK - S/O #NG
MARVEL UNIVERSE: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1
MARVEL UNIVERSE: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #2
MARVEL ZOMBIES: DESTROY #5 (OF 5)
NEW MUTANTS #46
NIGHT OF 1000 WOLVES #3 (OF 3)
NIGHTWING #11
PREVIEWS BACKLIST CATALOG 2012
PROPHECY #2
RACHEL RISING #9
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #11
ROCKETEER ADVENTURES 2 #4 (OF 4)
SAGA #2 – S/O #131
SECRET SERVICE #3
STAR TREK ONGOING #11
STAR TREK TNG / DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION #3
STAR WARS: DARTH VADER - GHOST PRISON #3 (OF 5)
SUNSET HC
SUPERGIRL #11
TEEN TITANS #9
THIEF OF THIEVES #6
UNCANNY X-MEN #16
UNTOLD TALES OF PUNISHER MAX #2 (OF 5)
UNWRITTEN #39
WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #13
WOLVERINE #309
WONDER WOMAN #11
X-FACTOR #240
X-MEN #32
X-O MANOWAR #3

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Wednesday's Comics!! (7-11-12)


2000 AD #1784
2000 AD #1785
ADVENTURE TIME: MARCELINE SCREAM QUEENS #1
AMERICAN VAMPIRE: LORD OF NIGHTMARES #2 (OF 5)
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #5
AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #9
AVX VS #1 (OF 6) 2ND PTG KUBERT VAR
AVX VS #2 (OF 6) 2ND PTG LARROCA VAR
AVX VS #4 (OF 6)
BATGIRL #11
BATGIRL HC VOL 01: THE DARKEST REFLECTION
BATMAN #11
BATMAN #11 COMBO PACK
BATMAN #11 VAR ED
BATMAN AND ROBIN #11
BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #4
BATTLE BEASTS #1 (OF 4)
BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN #2 (OF 6)
BLOODSHOT #1
BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #11
CALL OF WONDERLAND #2 (OF 3)
CAPTAIN AMERICA #14
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #6
CREEPY COMICS #9
CROW #1
DARK AVENGERS #177
DEATHSTROKE #11
DEFENDERS #8
DEMON KNIGHTS #11
DISNEY TRIVIA FROM VAULT SECRETS REVEALED QUESTION – S/O #3
DOCTOR WHO 100 PG SPECTACULAR
EERIE COMICS #1
FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #33
FRANKENSTEIN: AGENT OF SHADE #11
GAME OF THRONES #9
GARTH ENNIS JENNIFER BLOOD #14
GI JOE VOL 2 ONGOING #15
GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #10
GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES #4
GRIFTER #11
HARBINGER #2
HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME HC
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #10
KIRBY GENESIS #8
LEGION LOST #11
LEGO MINIFIGURE DISPLAY CASE LARGE
LIFE WITH ARCHIE #21
MARVEL HEROCLIX CHAOS WAR BOOSTER BRICK – S/O #66
MARVEL HEROCLIX CHAOS WAR FAST FORCES 6 – S/O #66
MARVEL HEROCLIX CHAOS WAR OP KIT
MARVEL UNIVERSE: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #3
NEIL GAIMAN’S MIDNIGHT DAYS DLX ED HC
NEW AVENGERS #28 AVX
NEW MUTANTS #45
OVERSTREET COMIC BK PG HC VOL 42 AVENGERS
PANTHA #2
PETER PANZERFAUST #5
RAVAGERS #3
RESURRECTION MAN #11
REVIVAL #1
SCARLET SPIDER #7
SHADE #10 (OF 12)
SMOKE AND MIRRORS #4 (OF 5)
SPACE PUNISHER #1 (OF 4)
SPIDER-MEN #3 (OF 5)
SPIDER-MEN #3 (OF 5) DODSON VAR
STAR WARS: KNIGHT ERRANT - ESCAPE #2 (OF 5)
UICIDE SQUAD #11
SUPERBOY #11
SWAMP THING #11
TAKIO #2
THE LONE RANGER: SNAKE OF IRON #1
TRANSFORMERS REGENERATION ONE #81

ULTIMATE COMICS: ULTIMATES BY KOMARCK POSTER
ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #14
UNCANNY X-FORCE #27
VENOM #20
WALKING DEAD #100
WALKING DEAD #100 POSTER
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #13
YOUNGBLOOD #72