Sunday, January 29, 2017

Stack Rundown: The Past 40 Years or So

Missed Stack Rundown last week, mainly because I was in the middle of a 40 hour work week... of the course of Friday through Sunday. Yeah, moving offices sucks. Anyways, I didn't have any time to read any comics and here we are. I went through all the books other than Image published, that I read and did real quick thoughts. Caught up now! ish.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Batman #16 Preview

As I'm sitting here in my Giant Bomb shirt, looking at a Batman preview on Gamespot, all I can think is that the internet got weird.

(Source: Gamespot)

Nightwing #14 Preview

This some shitty image quality you got here, Newsarama.

(Source: Newsarama)

Looking Forward: February 1st, 2017

Oh right, I have this thing to do.
  • Batman #16: Bane is back, and he's high on venom... also pissed, what else is new?
  • Nightwing #14: End of the Bludhaven arc, but probably not the end of Dick in Bludhaven.
MAYBE I'll be able to do a stack rundown post this week of the last two weeks... A few sentences max per book. What else is this weekend? Oh yeah, the Royal Rumble... EHHHHHH.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

SPOILERS: Detective Comics #949

If the Rebirth issue is essentially a #0 issue for the new series, does that make these past two issues negative issues? OOOH. DC should get on that, really fuck with Marvel and their #19.MU or whatever the hell that is.

SPOILERS: Batgirl #7

Batgirl returns to Burnside to find out it's been totally Sodosopa'd and oh yeah... there's a guy. Wooooo.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Detective Comics #949 Preview

No problem with this book or it being an intro into the new Batwoman book, but I just don't see what it's actually adding to the Batwoman mythos.

(Source: Crave Online)

Batgirl #7 Preview

Maybe it's the lack of sleep and pure exhaustion, but I'm somewhat more optimistic towards this issue this week? At least it feels familiar... still wish this book tried to do something more than "well it's more of what came before it," so we'll see.

(Source: Comics Alliance)

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Looking Forward: January 25th, 2017

Maybe this whole country will be on fire by the 25th, we'll have to see. Don't count on anything!
  • Detective Comics #949: Batwoman Begins Ends. 
  • Batgirl #7: Maybe this will be the issue this volume finds its unique voice? I have my reservations.
I don't really know if there's going to be a Stack Rundown post this week. Going to be working Saturday and Sunday . Hell, I might not be able to read all my comics by then. We'll see.

Oh yeah... solicits will be "released" on Monday, so if you haven't figured out where to find them already, that'll be a thing I guess.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

SPOILERS: Batman #15

So the reason why a bunch of people got mad is cleaned up... which just left another reason for a some other people to get mad and I give up.

SPOILERS: Nightwing #13

So are we referring to this guy as False Face? Was that written out somewhere or did I just make that up two weeks ago? Man, I can't keep track anymore.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Batman Group April 2017 Solicitations

So let's be clear. A while ago, I posted some "leaked" covers on here because DC's site used to be really easy to figure out what a future image url would be. That's not the case here. Solicits were announced to be coming out today, but seems like DC jumped the gun on that, given that the rest of the industry has theirs next week due to there being 5 Mondays this month. Sucks, but oh well.

I was then alerted that a certain retailer, of the not-so-physical variety, didn't get the memo and had (most) of the books posted on their site for pre-order. So you know... Here you go. I didn't do shit! Just copy and pasted some text and images found publicly on the site owned by a multibillion dollar company. I've been good! ...especially considering some things I've--NOPE. Staying good.

(Also worth noting all these books, other than All-Star are listed at 2.99, which wouldn't be the first time DC has had higher prices in early solicit previews for whatever reason)

Turns out DC is trying Marvel's old digital program, including codes for an extra dollar. If the digital prices remain the same, then good on DC for improving that practice.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Stack Rundown, 01/15/2017

Cooling off a bit on Justice League vs. Suicide Squad, hopefully it delivers something big these next two issues other than "punchy punchy fight fight." Good news is, comics are still pretty good.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Batman #15 Preview

Man, drawing the older renditions of these two sure is a cool effect.

(Source: 13th Dimension)

Looking Forward: January 18th, 2017

Okay, double checked to make sure I put 2017 in the image this time. Totally for sure sure that it's there. Yep. Always make that mistake at least once.
  • Batman #15: Batman and Catwoman love each other, gross.
  • Nightwing #13: False faces? Cue a cool cover from Marcus To.
Solicitations? I don't know. With Five Mondays, I'd say we would probably have to wait another week, but we did just get that Batman and The Flash crossover announced for April... So maaaaybe April solicits next week?

SPOILERS: Red Hood and the Outlaws #6

It's the end of the arc, so guess what... the bad guy loses. Go figure!

SPOILERS: Gotham Academy: Second Semester #5

And we're back after a month off. Books?!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Stack Rundown, 01/08/2016

Oh god, there are so many comics. Stop comics, my Sunday mornings can't take it anymore. Lots of my Image pulls are coming to an end, can Rebirth stop being pretty good? I could go for a week where I read two books.

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #6 Preview

YES! Oracle, betray the team! That way you won't be in this book! I don't need another "I'm just some dude who you're supposed to care about now, good luck with that!" character bogging down another volume of Birds of Prey!

(Source: The GWW)

Friday, January 6, 2017

Red Hood and the Outlaws #6 Preview

That awkward moment when you realize you've got twice as many followers as the random site DC gives an exclusive to and have been around twice as long too.

Never should have leaked those WTF month covers.

(Source: Doom Rocket)

Batgirl #7 Preview

I should probably have more of an opinion right now, but real deep into watching two Google Homes have an existential conversation about whether or not Gmail is a gender.

(Source: Comicosity)

Gotham Academy Second Semester #5 Preview

Wasn't too into that first arc, but this seems like it could go places with all the Academy secrets.

(Source: Comics Alliance)

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Looking Forward: January 11th, 2017

Big week next week for two big reasons.
  • All-Star Batman #6: I relatively don't know where this is going! I've got some names, but I actually haven't seen any of this issue and have absolutely no idea what the second arc is about. Exciting!
  • Detective Comics #948: While Stephanie Brown is over there going "lol, I'll show Batman I know best" Batwoman is over here beginning or something.
  • Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #6: I don't like "new Oracle," so lame.
  • Red Hood and the Outlaws #6: I think the team is finally complete this issue? Curious to see how it functions afterwards.
  • Gotham Academy Second Semester #5: Back to the main story, I think? Colton supposed to get expelled? Solicits are weird since the fill-in.
Might be a two on Wednesday two on Thursday week, we'll see how I'm feeling when the time comes.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

SPOILERS: Batman #14

Honestly, I'd probably just be able to say "and then they fucked" and call it a day. But fiiiiiiiiiine, I guess I'll type stuff.

SPOILERS: Nightwing #12

Whenever Nightwing tries to help someone, it seems he just gets punched in the head by giant whale people. Not an ideal line of work.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Stack Rundown, 01/01/2017

Happy new years! 2016 sure did suck, right!? But at least it's not like everything that was wrong with 2016 is still wrong because only a day past and nothing actually changed, right!?

...well, at least comics are neat.