Every week, one item or another in my pull and hold stands out for me above the rest in one way or another. Sometimes it’s a periodical, sometimes a graphic novel, sometimes a collection. Does that happen to you? If so, let’s hear about it here. It can be an item you’ve long anticipated or something you bought on a whim. If it’s something you were really looking forward to but ended up being a big disappointment, let’s hear about that here, too. I’ve been meaning to start this topic for a long time now, but chose today to post about something I’ve been waiting for a long time, long before it was even solicited.


This is a favorite run of mine, but I’ve read it only twice: once as it was released, and I re-read it once after that. It came out as an “ESSENTIAL” a few years ago, but for this I held out for color.

EDIT: Most weeks I make my picks before I have read them, but feel free to choose either the books you anticipate most before you read or enjoy the most after you have read them.

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This week's "pre-trip pick" is Batman & The Maxx #1.

WHAT!? This is a thing? Since when?

This is actually why I love not reading any solicitations ever. I love being surprised by awesomeness. Plus, my new job has me able to visit my LCS over my lunch hour (a new thing in my world). It's not only close to my comic shop, but I now get a full hour! Wednesdays are that much better now.

Jeff of Earth-J said:

This week's "pre-trip pick" is Batman & The Maxx #1.

"WHAT!? This is a thing?"

It is indeed.

This week: From Hell "Master Edition" #1 (although Wrong Earth #2 and Hey, Kids... Comics! #3 also shipped).

I'm going to go with Captain Ginger #1, the third release (fourth actual comic) from Ahoy! Comics.

GREEN LANTERN #1: This week my pick is the new Green Lantern #1 by Grant Morrison. Green Lantern is one of my favorite characters, but I haven’t been following it since the “rainbow lanterns” were introduced. Flashpoint made it even worse (for all DC series) by essentially wiping out the “universe” I had been following for decades. But I’ve noticed a tendency to kind of “forget” Flashpoint rebooted the DCU and find myself looking forward to what Grant Morrison is going to do with the character.

SHAZAM! #1: There are a number of interesting comics shipping tomorrow, but I'm giving the nod to another "new number one."

I've only read Doomsday Clock and Batman so far, and while it's close (Fornes on Batman art!? Hello, Mazzuchelli!), I have to give this week to Doomsday Clock. The... poop?... hits the fan big time this month.

DIE!DIE!DIE! #6 (Pretty easy choice this week... it was the only one i bought.)

I haven't been to my LCS in a couple weeks now. Not enough has come out that I'm interested in buying to warrant a trip down there yet. Luckily, I have a ton to read!

Yesterday I picked up two comics (for the past two weeks). Between those two comics, my pick is Freedom Fighters #1. I only wish we would have had more story set in the present day, but I understand the need for the stuff in the past. I think Venditti is an underrated writer.

This week I find myself looking forward to BRONZE AGE BOOGIE #1

From the solicitation:

"AHOY Wave Two begins! What do you get when you combine all the best-loved comics genres of the 1970s: apes, monsters, Kung Fu, sword-and-sorcery, and cosmic adventure? You get Bronze Age Boogie, an intense, character-based action-fest with plenty of style! In this collector's item first issue, young barbarian princess Brita Constantina finds herself battling a Martian invasion in both 1975 AD and BC! Back-feature: Meet Major Ursa, the first bear in space. But will he be a hero or a villain? Plus the usual assortment of AHOY extra text stories!"

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