Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Batman Arkham Knight

No real spoilers but just in case it's hidden.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Game of Thrones

I finally got around to watching this although I know most of the spoilers already. Which makes it weird to see where the characters start off. Especially Joffery since he's more extreme as the show progresses. And I can totally see the R+L=J theory just because nothing else makes sense. At least not yet.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

More potential buys

If you've been following this site for awhile you're probably aware of me mostly ignoring Marvel. After the last Princess Leia issue I'll be trade waiting all Star Wars comics. I have very little interest in the superhero aspect of Marvel outside Scarlet Spider stuff and Spider-Girl (Mayday.) They recently screwed over Spider-Girl in Spiderverse and the original creative team have to work with the bad situation. So to show my support I'll be getting Spider Island which has about half the story devoted to Mayday. Unfortunately the first issue is $4.99 with follow ups costing $3.99. If this wasn't one of my favorite series/characters I'd trade wait.

I'm also going to look into getting Dr. Fate which I think comes out the same day as Doomed.

Not gonna lie I'm kinda mad

I'm not going to get into it (at least the current one that angers me) but certain interpretations piss me off. Some to the point I get annoyed when I just see anything that reminds me of them. Only a couple of series have gotten me that furious with FKATJL and ICBINTJL (which I count as one story) being the first. It was a while before I could vent that one and doing so felt good.

I'm not a fan writing out of character moments and having characters knocked around by other heroes to force a storyline. It doesn't matter if it's just verbally or done for humor sake. It's making the others bullies that I find it hard to root for. We're supposed to feel for Ted because he had a heart problem but he was constantly mocking Booster. All of his friends did the same. This made it very hard for me to read through. Giffin/DeMatteis cut back some when they wrote Booster Gold, at least at making him the idiot others were still off and acted awfully. Since JL3001 is supposed to be the same group from the minis I've steered clear. There's no point in getting annoyed over it if I can avoid it which is what I'm trying to do with another series that ticked me off.

Still just knowing the same writer is using the same character again gets me annoyed.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Nightwing "Year One"

The retconned telling of how Dick Grayson went from Robin to Nightwing, Jason Todd became the new Robin and somehow Batman got away with being a creepy jackass.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Digital Sales?

I normally don't like looking at sales, it worries me because most of the series I get aren't big names. But I look at DC Top Seller lists every once in a while out of curiosity. Now digital sales numbers aren't counted when the lists of all best selling comics comes out. How or if that is taken into account isn't too clear nor is the total sales. Still I found this list when I looked today:
  1. Injustice Gods Amoung Us Year Four #6
  2. Batman #41
  3. Red Hood/Arsenal #1
  4. Detective Comics #41
  5. Injustice Gods Amoung Us Year Four #5
  6. New Suicide Squad #9
  7. Gotham Academy #7
  8. Harley Quinn #17
  9. Action Comics #41
  10. Mortal Kombat #24

By the way none of these were numbered but this is the order they appeared on the top of the list. Underneath that were older issues like Batman and Robin which might have sold well with the recent sales. These don't include any of the new comics released this week--yet--so maybe it works on a delay? I was happily surprised to see RHA so high up since it wasn't on that high up last I looked. If this list is accurate it's impressive since Batman and Injustice have been the best sellers for awhile.

I knew Harley Quinn was doing well but not NSS, and I'm always happy to note Gotham Academy is doing good.

Short Review: Doomed #1

The all new book that deals with a little of the aftermath of the Superman Doomed arc.