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New Comics Day

My June comics came in the mail yesterday.  Here’s the rundown:

1. Amazing Spider-man #1.2 and #3
2. All-New Ultimates #3 and #4, Ultimate FF #3
3. Original Sin #4, Original Sins #1 and #2
4. All-New X-men #28, Uncanny X-men #22
5. Avengers #31, New Avengers #19, #20 and Annual #1, Avengers World #8
6. Guardians Of The Galaxy #16
7. Captain America #21
8. Daredevil #4
9. Fantastic Four #6
10. Moon Knight #4
11. New Warriors #5 and #6
12. Justice League #31, Batman #32, Green Lantern Corps #31 and #32
13. Astro City #13
14. The Manhattan Projects #21
15. The United States of Murder Inc. #2

Comic Book Power Rankings

I just finished reading my stack of comics from March.  Here are my favorites:

1. Forever Evil (Issue #6) [Lex Luthor and Batman battle the Crime Syndicate.]
2. Moon Knight (Issue #1) [Warren Ellis’s new take on Moon Knight could be really cool.]
3. Superior Spider-man (Issues #29 and #30) [The Green Goblin runs amok.]
4. All New X-men (Issue #24) / Guardians Of The Galaxy (Issue #13) [The trial of Jean Grey reaches its conclusion and the original X-men team won’t be the same.]
5. Astro City (Issue #10) [The four-part Winged Victory storyline wraps up.]

New Comics Day!

My April comics came in the mail on Saturday, but I was out of town so I didn’t get to go through them until late on Sunday.  Here’s the rundown:

1. Superior Spider-man #31, Superior Spider-man Team Up #12, Amazing Spider-man #1 and #1.1
2. Ultimate Spider-man #200, Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-man #1, All New Ultimates #1, Ultimate FF #1
3. All New X-men #25 and #26, Uncanny X-men #20
4. Avengers #28, New Avengers #17, Avengers World #4 and #5, Guardians Of The Galaxy #14
5. Daredevil #1.5 and #2
6. Captain America #18, Winter Soldier: The Bitter March #3
7. Fantastic Four #2
8. Moon Knight #2
9. Justice League #29, Green Lantern #30 and #31, Batman #30, The Flash #30
10. Miracleman #4 and #5
11. The Manhattan Projects #20
12. Astro City #11
13. Kick-Ass 3 #7

New Comics Day

My March comics came in the mail today.  Here are the goods:

1. Superior Spider-man #29, #30, and Annual #2, Superior Spider-man Team Up #11
2. Survive #1
3. Avengers #27, New Avengers #15 and #16
4. All New X-men #24, Guardians Of The Galaxy #13, Uncanny X-men #18 and #19
5. Daredevil #1, Moon Knight #1, New Warriors #1 and #2, Winter Soldier: The Bitter March #1 and #2
6. Forever Evil #6, Justice League Of America #13, Batman #29, Green Lantern #29, The Flash #29
7. The Manhattan Projects #19, Astro City #10, Jupiter’s Legacy #4, Brilliant #5

Comic Book Power Rankings

For the first time in a long long time, I finished my stack of monthly comics before the next month’s arrived.  Anyways, here are the rankings:

Top 5:
1. Ultimate Spider-man (Issue #9) [Miles has his first run-in with the police.]
2. Justice League (Issue #8) [Green Arrow’s pursuit of the Justice League was pretty entertaining.]
3. Daredevil (Issue #10.1) [Daredevil makes a play in his conflict with Megacrime.]
4. Ultimates (Issue #9) [Reed Richards should not be trifled with.]
5. Moon Knight (Issue #12) [I had no idea that this issue was the end of the title, but I really enjoyed the conclusion to Bendis and Maleev’s story.]

New Comics Day!

My monthly comics came in the mail last week and I would have been bummed that they were late if I wasn’t so far behind on my reading.  Here’s the rundown:

1. Ultimate Spider-man #6, Ultimate X-men #6, Ultimates #6
2. Avenging Spider-man #3, Amazing Spider-man #677, Daredevil #8, Amazing Spider-man #678 and #679
3. Justice League #5, Batman #5, Detective Comics #6, Batman: The Dark Knight #5, Green Lantern #5, The Flash #5
4. Avengers #21, New Avengers #20, Secret Avengers #21 and #21.1
5. Captain America #7, Captain America And Bucky #626
6. Moon Knight #9, Black Panther #528, Mighty Thor #10
7. Venom #12 and #13
8. Fantastic Four #602, FF #14
9. Superior #7, Brilliant #2

Comic Book Power Rankings

Top 5:
1. Ultimate Spider-man (Issues #1 and #2) [It feels good to have Ultimate Spider-man back at the top of my comic book power rankings (there wasn’t an issue released last month).  I never really like when the comic books I read get mainstream media coverage, normally because it means something is going to be spoiled for me (see the death of Captain America, Spider-man unmasking during Civil War, etc.)  In this case, I didn’t like the coverage that came with Peter Parker’s death because of the debate about the new Spider-man, Miles Morales, who is half African-American and half Hispanic.  I may be in the minority, but I’m not disappointed that Peter Parker is dead…he died fighting for the people that he loved and I think that solidifies his place as a hero.  (And so far Miles Morales seems like a very good replacement.)  Rather than going on too long, I’ll just share this review of the first issue that I found while searching for the image at the top of this post.]
2. Amazing Spider-man (Issues #669 and #670) [Parts 3 and 4 of Spider-Island were really good.]
3. Captain America (Issue #3) [My disappointment with Steve Rogers replacing Bucky Barnes as Captain America has quickly dissipated as Ed Brubaker and Steve McNiven have been crushing this opening story arc.]
4. Batman (Issue #1) [Along with Justice League, Batman was one of the two DC titles that I’m definitely planning on sticking with.  I’m going to check out the second issue of Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, All-Star Western, Action Comics, Detective Comics, Batman & Robin, and Batman The Dark Knight.  One issue of Superman and Wonder Woman was enough for me.]
5. Moon Knight (Issues #5 and #6) [The new take on Moon Knight from Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev has been pretty good, but issue #6 was definitely my favorite so far.]

Comic Book Power Rankings

Top 5:
1. Captain America (Issue #1) [I’m sad that Bucky’s run as Captain America is over, but this first issue with Steve Rogers back in the costume was pretty good.]
2. Ultimate Avengers vs. New Ultimates (Issue #6) [The finale of this Death Of Spider-man tie-in has Nick Fury as the big winner.]
3. Daredevil (Issue #1) [Daredevil returns to Hell’s Kitchen.]
4. Moon Knight (Issue #4) [Moon Knight and Echo get in some trouble in Los Angeles.]
5. Ultimate Fallout (Issues #1 through #4) [This mini-series is all over the place, but some of the stories have been good.]

New Comics Day!

My monthly comics came in the mail last week while I was at the beach.  Here’s the list:

1.  Ultimate Avengers vs. New Ultimates #6, Ultimate Fallout #1 through #4 [The end of The Death Of Spider-man storyline and the aftermath.]
2.  Amazing Spider-man #665 and #666 [The beginning of Spider-Island.]
3.  New Avengers #14, Avengers #15, Secret Avengers #15, Fear Itself: Spider-man #3, Black Panther #521 [Fear Itself tie-in issues.]
4.  Captain America #1, Captain America And Bucky #620 [The start of the new Captain America titles.]
5.  Daredevil #1 [Matt Murdock is back!]
6.  Moon Knight #4
7.  Mighty Thor #4
8.  FF #6 and #7 [Jonathan Hickman’s run on Fantastic Four/FF continues.]
9.  Venom #5
10. RASL #11 [I’ve enjoyed all the issues of Jeff Smith’s RASL, but at this point, I forget everything that has happened.  At some point, I should re-read all the issues.]

New Comics Day!

My monthly comics came in the mail yesterday.  Here’s the rundown:

1. Ultimate Spider-man #159 and #160, Ultimate Avengers vs. New Ultimates #5 [The Death Of Spider-man]
2. Ultimate X #5
3. Fear Itself #3 and #4, Secret Avengers #14, Avengers #14, Fear Itself: Spider-man #2 [Fear Itself and tie-in issues]
4. New Avengers #13
5. Captain America #619 [The last issue before splitting into ‘Captain America’ (which starts with #1) and ‘Captain America And Bucky’ (which will continue on with #620).]
6. Mighty Thor #3 [After fizzling out on Thor awhile ago, I’m back on board.]
7. Amazing Spider-man #663 and #664, FF #5, Venom #4
8. Moon Knight #2 and #3
9. Black Panther #519 and #520