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Friday, June 16, 2006

The WEEKEND Comics Chat Open Thread - the Canine Tape Dispenser Edition!

Hello, everybody! What a week, huh? Did everyone get to read CIVIL WAR #2 yet? Better get on it soon because somewhere someone is gonna spoil the ending for you, I guarantee it! Quite the revelation! This one will be talked about for years and is a pretty major change to the Spider-man mythos... We'll see where this goes.

Anyway, I'll start things off with a brief review of a book I read this week - URSA MINORS #1, by Neil Kleid, Paul Cote and Fernando Pinto, published by Slave Labor Graphics. First there's this angsty future world with giant sentient panhandling rats, then theres these slacker-types (some things never change) who discover the world of internet chat and then they fight this bad guy while wearing cyborg BEAR suits. I think. It was OK. The backup story "RABBI NINJA" was actually more enjoyable... beware of the Long Island Yentas, as they set Rabbi Ninja up on a date. (This comic is not for the kids, by the way.)

What did all of you read this week?


At 6/17/2006 5:29 PM, Blogger Linnen said...

You know, I don't read many Marvel books, but all the press coverage of Civil War #2 made me pick up the first two issues of this series.

I really enjoyed it! Some very cool issues raised my Mr. Millar and I enjoy seeing on which side of the issue various heroes fall. I can't wait to see what happens next.

Green Lantern Corps was pretty darn exciting too! I thought the book would suffer big time after Geoff Johns left and Dave Gibbons was writing it solo, but I enjoyed it just as much as the mini. Good stuff!

At 6/18/2006 10:57 AM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Yeah, I'm more of a DC reader than Marvel, but CIVIL WAR is just plain great... I have no idea which way it's gonna jump and that keeps me interested. I thought GL CORPS was OK... I'm hoping issue #2 picks up a bit...

Where is everybody?

At 6/18/2006 12:57 PM, Blogger Craig Box13 said...

Civil War!!! WOW!!! What a shocker of an Ending! And Thunderbolts was a good read. 52 is still good... not as great as Civil War but good. I think Iron Man will be the Next BIG Villin of Marvel....Write it down... Craig Box !3 said it today...Father's Day '06!!!!

Happy Fathers Day to all us Geek Dads!!

Craig Box13

At 6/19/2006 10:29 AM, Blogger Craig Box13 said...

just read Mike's Umbra! Strange but good!


At 6/19/2006 5:47 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

craig box13, you may be on to somethig there...

What was up his "My name is Tony Stark, and I'm an alcoholic."? Wouldn't it have been cool if he said "My name is Tony Stark, and I'm a Super-hero."?

At 6/19/2006 6:51 PM, Blogger shadow said...

"my name is Tony Stark and Captain America is fixin' to whip my A@$."Civil War, WoW again.Marvel has several titles, that have brought them right up to Dc's level (writing and art) for the first time in MANY,MANY years. I enjoyed 52 and most of this weeks OYL books, I suppose I'm the only one enjoying Nightwing right now (with all the bad reviews) but I've thought this story arc was a fun little run. I'm in the middle of moving so I haven't read as much as I would like but my new place has an action figure, comic library room so I'm super psyched about that (no more storage shed needed and such).This weeks lineup looks slammin' with Astonishing,Justice All Star Superman and the like. If you've never read Witchblade now is the time to check it out, Ron Marz has been spinning a great tale that has move this book from the T&A ranks to a cohesive gothic horror, crime book....check it out( don't miss Cassanova #1 this week($1.99) or you'll be sorry) see ya in Snowtown....

At 6/19/2006 10:39 PM, Blogger G-evan said...

I haven't picked up any comics from this week yet, but I heard about the big reveal in Civil War #2.
Does anyone here read the Ultimate Marvel books, or am I the only one that looks forward to them the most? (Except for a few.)

At 6/20/2006 1:04 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

shadow - " new place has an action figure, comic library room..."

Oooooo, you lucky devil.

I'm not real happy with the "reveal" in CIVIL WAR #2, but, hey, I can always say it never happened on "Earth Bill", right?

At 6/21/2006 11:51 PM, Blogger G-evan said...

I'm not sure about the opens up to some interesting possibilities in the Spidey books.
I then saw the cover to Civil War #5. That changed everything...REEEAAALY bad idea on Spidey's part.

At 6/22/2006 12:09 AM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

g-evan: I don't want to know. I've made it a policy to never look that far ahead... why ruin Christmas in October by knowing what you're getting in December? Please don't tell me.

At 6/22/2006 6:15 PM, Blogger G-evan said...

I just can't wait for stuff sometimes.
Don't click on anything that has to do with the future of Spider-Man on
You have been warned.


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