Alan J. Porter (gothamajp) wrote,
Alan J. Porter

The Weekly Haul - 1/26/11 - What comics I picked up this week and why.

After a week on the road, it was time to once again visit the fine folks at Austin Books to see what comics style goodies would attract my attention:

Action Comics #897 (DC) - Lex Luthor and The Joker written by Paul Cornell - excellent. Things are really building up towards the milestone issue #900.
Age of X: Alpha #1 (Marvel) - Things are so confusing in the various X-Men book these days that I get lost - so I thought I'd give this latest "alternate reality" version a spin.
Amazing Spider-Man #652 (Marvel) - Spider-man hasn't been this much fun in a long time. Dan Slott is hitting all the right notes with this "Big Time" story arc.
Astonishing Thor #2 (Marvel) - The art in the launch issue was breathtaking, but the story didn't amount to much - this is the books second chance to see if it can captivate me with the story as much as it did with the visuals.
Avengers Academy #8 (Marvel) - I'm late to the party with this book, but catching up fast. This is easily the best Avengers title at the moment, with some interesting new characters in the mix.
Captain America #614 (Marvel) - Must admit my interest in this book is starting to drift again, not sure if I'll be picking it up for much longer.
Detective Comics #873 (DC) - really enjoying the fact that this book is returning Batman to his roots as a detective as well as a superhero.
Doctor Who #1 (IDW) - my pal Tony Lee continues his excellent run on Doctor WHo with the first issue to feature the 11th Doctor. Looking forward to seeing where he takes this new cast.
New York Five #1 (DC/Vertigo) - I enjoyed Brain Wood's original New York Four graphic novel published under DC's now defunct Minx line back in 2008. This sequel looks just as promising and it will be interesting to see how it plays out as sequential issues rather than as a self-contained complete story.
Star Wars: Darth Vader & The Lost Command #1 (Dark Horse) - Don't normally pick up the Star Wars books, but something about this one caught my interest.
Superman: Sole Survivor #1 (DC) - A 100 page done in one stand lone Superman story? - I'll give that a go.
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