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I've finally gotten around to reading the first story arc (issues 1-4) of Invincible (which is now well over #100).  I review it in my latest blog entry.
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Kirkman definitely needs to work on his dialogue... at least based on what I read in this first story arc and also the first TPB of Walking Dead (which had even more dialogue problems than Invincible does).  But he plots pretty well, and I do like the classical feel of the setting.  I will definitely try the next couple of arcs.

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I added a new blog entry today about yesterday's new comic book night. I would have posted it last night (I wrote it last night) but I couldn't get Blogger to cooperate with me for some reason.
Today is once again "new comic-book night" (though it really isn't a "night" lately, since without classes, I have been able to duck off campus and go to the comic shop early in the day).  Two new titles came out today for me...
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+Jesse Schartz - "Mindless Free-for-all" is exactly the right term for what is happening here. I completely agree with your appraisal of the issue.  No one bothers to resort to reason for one second in the issue.  It's all just brainless fisticuffs.  It's very contrived, like they creative team said, "Let's make the two JLs fight!" and then just came up with whatever they could to get the fight started as quickly as possible.

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I've finally finished reading the 2nd year's worth of the original X-Men series. It's enjoyable, although some of the stories are so corny even I had a little trouble swallowing them (and I usually like corny comic-book stories). There are limits though, and the creators pushed those limits a few times in issues 13-24.
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Only one new comic last night -- Supergirl 21.
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Yes, I've heard good things about it. It's on my list, along with a couple of others that I have heard about, like Y the last man.

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An acceptable amount of books per week is 6? Wow... since comics were a lot cheaper than they are now (60 cents in fact) my rule of thumb has always been 10 a month.  Not that I have been obeying that rule lately with all the back issues and trades I've been buying... so I guess 6 a week isn't all that much if that's all you buy.
This is the second of two light weeks, last week we had five, this week we have four. I think that an acceptable amount of books per week should be six. It is a nice number of books to read and review. Before reading every we...
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rochie you spend too much money on comics. addicted!!!

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Last night was New Comic Night... I got a couple of things, though not much this week.
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Issue Review: Miss Fury 4
Miss Fury battles an army of Nazi robots in the year 2013.  As the battle rages, the Nazis Pinkston and Schauburger argue.  Schauburger th...
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My month without the New 52 continues
Back in late spring/early summer,  +DC Comics  announced "Villain Month" for September -- that instead of publishing their regular...
Back in late spring/early summer, +DC Comics announced "Villain Month" for September -- that instead of publishing their regular issues, they would publish one-shots showing the origins or back-stories of important villains i...
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I've heard good things about it. I will get to it eventually.

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I've made a second post about my dislike of Man of Steel... fair warning - rant ahead.
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It's new comic-book night again. Got some decent stuff this week.
It's the final week of June, and a fairly decent week for getting new comics as well as some older ones.  This morning I had to turn back the keys to my apartment, and the c-shop is much closer to that than to my new home, so...
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The Catwoman ending annoyed me too, but I think they made up for it with JLA 5. If you have been following the series up to this point, it's worth giving 5 a try and seeing if you like it.

I agree 100% with your assessment of BM/SM... it definitely felt like a Grant Morrison story, and I hate Morrison's style.

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New comic-book night review up.
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Astro City was big in the 1990s. A friend of mine tried to get me into it and I read a few issues, but back then it wasn't really my style. I might be willing to try it again at some point, but right now I have to catch up on the stuff I am already collecting, like Wonder Woman.

As for The Movement... I'm not sure. I think there is a limit to how much I could like this premise no matter what Gail does with it, unfortunately.  The premise might have been OK if I had liked the characters, but I don't, so far.  I will give it one more month and see how it goes, but odds are I will stop at that point.

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Since getting back into comic-books in December, I've read a lot of "first issue" stories.  Many of them are just not as good as the first issues of years ago, and I think I've finally figured out why.  This long blog article discusses it.
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