So, as much as it kills me to say this… I think the amount of money I’m spending on comics every week is both unnecessary and unhealthy. I probably spend about an average of 10 bucks a week on comics (which is nothing compared to how much I spend on weed, but that is neither here nor there) depending on how many come out on a certain week. Sometimes it’s as little as 6 bucks, sometimes it’s as much as 20 or 25. Considering how many titles I’m reading, I would say I probably spend about 50 bucks a month on them, so I’m considering stopping some… The thing is, I obviously would not be reading it in the first place unless I really loved it, so I’m not sure which titles to give up.
10/17/12 Comic Reviews
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD FOR ANY BOOKS MENTIONED
Venom #26 picks up with the Minimum Carnage storyline, with both Scarlet Spider and Venom trapped in the microverse on the hunt for Carnage and separated from each other. While Venom is being helped by a team of microscopic superheroes who also want Carnage out of the microverse, Scarlet Spider meets up with the Redeemer, who is apparently the guy in charge around here. The Minimum Carnage storyline is kind of weird to me, I definitely wasn’t expecting to go into the microverse and stuff, but it’s playing out pretty well so far. There wasn’t much Carnage in this one, I think that will be saved for the next Scarlet Spider, but overall this was a pretty good addition to the story.
Spinning out of AvX, Consequences helps tie up a lot of what went down during the Pheonix Five’s run, and it’s not pretty. Scott is pretty much crazy, not feeling any remorse for what he did as the Dark Pheonix, and Logan is hell bent to make him feel some sort of remorse for his actions. Pretty much the entire issue was Scott and Logan talking, which isn’t really an exciting premise, it really solidifies where Scott stands in this new world. One thing this issue really cements is how much the death of Charles Xavier is affecting the world. The Marvel universe is in a pretty intense funk, and hopefully by the end of Consequences things might be a little more back to normal.
This was it… Walking Dead #103 was the issue that I was hoping for throughout all of Something to Fear (which, besides the death of Glenn, really wasn’t all that). In the fallout of the Savior’s attack on the community, everyone wants Rick to step up and do something, but he is determined to play it safe and give these people what they want… or is he? He has a plan, with Jesus doing recon to find out more about these assholes. Negan’s first trip into the community goes about as well as planned with him taking all of their medicine that would help for any major emergency, but leaving them with all their food. The issue is filled with high tension moments, like when Carl briefly stands up to Negan, or when Andrea is ready to walk out on Rick for abandoning them. This was the best Walking Dead I’ve read in a while, and I am really excited and nervous for what is coming in the future. I don’t see how Rick can avoid an all out brawl with the Saviors, but with their best medicine gone and their enemies now having intimate knowledge of the inner workings of their town, let’s hope Rick’s plan is enough to get everyone through.
It’s comic book day, which is pretty much my favorite day of the week. Today, though, is a special comic book day because today is the day The Walking Dead #100 drops. Twice the size of a regular issue, and what’s promising to be one of the most intense and (hopefully) game changing issues ever. I’m really worried about Andrea… I don’t want her to die, but all evidence seems to point that way. :( I have been fangirling out about this all week long, and I can’t wait to get off work so I can run straight to the comic book store to get my fix.
Other books I will be buying today (in order of my excitement level from most to least) are Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #11, Scarlet Spider #7, Spider-Men #3, Avenging Spider-Man #9, Batman #11, and AvX Vs #4. Today is going to be an expensive comic day… But I’m so excited!