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The Week in Comics #6/7

I actually bought comics the week before last, just a couple because I wanted more money to drop into the account before I spent a lot. Instead I dropped with illness and never made it back to the comics shop. So, here are some thoughts about those...
Legion of Super-Heroes #10 - If nothing else, I like this issue for its use of the Legion Espionage Squad (in this case, Phantom Girl, Chameleon Boy, and Chameleon Girl). They are investigating the Durlan situation that this title has been involved in since its return. Throw in some smug Brainy as acting leader until Mon-El comes back, some Ultra Boy/Wildfire action, and Dawnstar coming out of her coma and you have a solid issue.
Amazing Spider-Man #654.1 - I can't remember the last time I bought an issue of this book - something that Marcos Martin drew, I think. This issue is one of the "Point One" jumping-on issues Marvel is doing this year and I'd heard Dan Slott talking about it on iFanboy's Don't Miss podcast…

Sunday Shuffle #217

February has definitely been a month to forget for me. Last weekend I caught the illness sweeping through the school and was down for the count for the whole of my four day weekend. I even had to take a day off on Thursday to try and recover. So, not posts for the last couple of weeks. I'm hopeful that March is a much better month but enough of that - let's get to some music!
1. Got To Get You Into My Life/The Beatles (4) 2. Queen of Eyes/The Soft Boys (2) 3. Stick Up For Me/Reigning Sound (2) 4. The Beginning After The End/Stars (2) 5. Summer Romance/The Redwalls (3) 6. Wild Honey/U2 (2) 7. From/Dr. Dog (3) 8. Mexican Standoff/Elbow (1) 9. Sweetest Kill/Broken Social Scene (4) 10. Teen Angel/Dean & Britta (3)

The Week in Comics #5

Even though I wasn't able to sit down long enough to write this feature last weekend, that's not the main reason it never went up. No, I actually didn't buy any new comics that week because I only left my house to go to the chiropractor. Not a great week in my life. Never mind that, though. I did buy a bunch of comics this week and I'm ready to talk about 'em...
Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #1 - This is not the first issue with this title I've ever bought - such is the cyclical nature of comics. This particular edition is notable for the fact it reunites Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen, who were the creative team that cemented my love for the Legion back in the early 80s. As for the story, it introduces the rise of a new Emerald Empress on Orando and members of the Legion naturally come into conflict with her. It is a solid story and Giffen (along with his inkers, John Dell and Scott Koblish) is in his Kirby-mode of drawing here and it looks a lot like his previou…

Sunday Shuffle #216

You might have noticed there was no Sunday Shuffle or The Week in Comics last week, the two features I've managed to stick with so far this year. The reason for their absence is that my back was uncooperative and there were days when sitting down was painful. Last Sunday was my last day to try and recover so I could actually go to work this week. It worked but I've been behind on my life and trying to play catch-up since. I hope that with this post I can start getting into a routine around here. We'll see. In the meantime, let's get to today's ten...
1. Bullets For The New-Born King/Elvis Costello (7) 2. Into The Maelstrom/The Redwalls (3) 3. Little Lou, Ugly Jack, Prophet John/Belle and Sebastian (9) 4. July Flame/Laura Veirs (4) 5. Saturday Nite/Blitzen Trapper (1) 6. Rose Parade/Elliott Smith (5) 7. Lightning Bulb/Dinosaur Jr. (2) 8. John The Baptist/The Afghan Whigs (12) 9. Pristine/Le Switch (3) 10. Give Me Time/Dawes (7)