New Comic Day – Top 5 Pulls 12/28/11

Happy Holidays!! Hope everyone had a great christmas or whatever. I most certainly did! My girlfriend and parents spoiled the fucking shit out of me with tons of new original comic art (then i spoiled myself a bit)! So much art, it warrants its own post (later this week). I posted a few of the pieces on my CAF Gallery. Go check it out!!

Last pulls of the year right here!!

DMZ #72 (Final Issue)

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DC/Vertigo: Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli

The Cape #3 (of 4)

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IDW Publishing: Jason Ciaramella and Zach Howard

American Vampire #22

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DC/Vertigo: Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque

Spaceman #3(of 9)

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DC/Vertigo: Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro-Series #2: Michelangelo

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IDW Publishing: Brian Lynch and Andy Kuhn

Have a safe and happy new year!!

New Comic Day Top 5 Pulls (7)

Wednesday!!!!!! Sorry guys, busy night ahead, so I’m gonna go ahead and jump right in. Just the pulls. Nothing but the pulls, so help me God…

December 21, 2011 – Top 5 Pulls:

Fables #112

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DC/Vertigo: Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham

Lady Mechanika #3

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Aspen: Joe Benitez

Justice League #4

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DC Comics: Geoff Johns and Jim Lee

Invincible #86

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Image: Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker

Memorial #1

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IDW Publishing: Chris Roberson and Rich Ellis

Sorry to blog and run but…

“Keys… That do stuff.” New Comic Day Top 5 Pulls (6)

Finally! It’s Wednesday! Just got home from the comic shop and I couldn’t be more excited for a brand new issue of Locke & Key. I can’t believe there are only 10 left. If you aren’t reading Locke & Key, I suggest you start. All i want to do is talk about it! It’s the perfect comic, even for people who don’t read comics. Stuff like this doesn’t come around too often. It’s special. It’s important. Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez bring us one of the most unique and well executed stories in the comic world. Keys… that do stuff. Why didn’t I think of that? Read Locke & Key.

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If you are like me, then you just can’t get enough Locke & Key. Check out Skelton Crew Studios where you can get a Head Key of your own! Once you get it, open the heads of all your friends, drop in the first four trades. This way you’ll have more people to talk to about this incredible book.

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I’m not sure what the latest news on the Locke & Key pilot episode is, but if you find yourself with a chance to see it, FUCKING DO IT! I was fortunate enough to see it at the New York Comic Con in October, and it was great! The kid who plays Bode totally stole the show! It’ll be a real shame if it doesn’t get picked up, could have been a great series.

Oh right! And there were totally other new comics out today too!

Top 5 Pulls – 12/14/11

Locke & Key: Clockworks #3

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IDW Publishing: Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez

American Vampire #21

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DC/Vertigo: Scott Snyder and Jordi Bernet

Green Lantern #4

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DC Comics: Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke

Stitched #2

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Avatar Press: Garth Ennis and Mike Wolfer

The Walking Dead #92

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Image Comics: Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard

Don’t forget to buy your Christmosh 2011 tickets! December 26th: Patent Pending, Punchline and This Good Robot at Ollie’s Point in Amityville, NY

Now leave me alone, I’ve got comics to read!

MAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!

Here’s the mail! It never fails! It makes me want to wag my tail! When it comes I wanna wail MAAAAAIIIIIIILLLLLL!!!! Ok I’m done! Sorry about that, I’m just excited!
There is almost nothing better than getting a new page in the mail. This came this weekend! It’s the original art for Preacher issue #3, page 1.

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This issue came out in June 1995 which isn’t all that long ago, and yet it’s amazing how different the process was. All of the dialog bubbles were added afterwards and the copyright is taped to the bottom. These are all things that now would take place on a computer. I think of all the modern comic pages i own, maybe 3 of them have the dialog on the original art. Seeing the page this way in person is like getting a peak behind the curtain, it’s really an extraordinary thing seeing every pen stroke and exactly what goes into the whole production of just one page. I love all the tiny imperfections that tell you a human being created this beautiful thing.

20111211-112954.jpg There is one dialog bubble that he must have changed the words or he maybe messed up on the first time. You can see an “A” and a “S” covered up by new dialog. I wish I could see what’s under it, I tried holding a light up and looking through the back, but again, all I can make out is an “A” and a “S”. oh well, guess we’ll never know and I’m sure it’s covered for good reasons and not nearly as interesting as I think it is.

My other favorite thing about this page is that I’ve made a new friend in the process. I purchased the page from a guy named Claudio on Comic Art Fans. Claudio was kind enough to let me pay off the page over… Well… however the fuck long it would take. He was very patient and we ended up going back and forth through emails for the last 4 months or so. Now here I am with my page and Claudio with his money and we’re still geeking out about comics and art and whatever else.
Basically, I just love the entire comic community. It’s a place where i feel like i belong. I like that the Internet makes it possible for us to find other people who are just like us and make these connections. This page is now a reminder of all of that and why I’m a part of it.

This is the second Preacher page I’ve added to my collection. In September, I picked up page 10 from the very first issue. I still need to get something with the three main characters, but for now, this is one of my most prized possessions, though I still don’t quite own it outright, but one day American Express, one day, it will be mine!!

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note: IF YOU HAVE NOT READ PREACHER BY GARTH ENNIS AND STEVE DILLON, WHAT THE SHIT IS THE MATTER WITH YOU?! FUCKING DO IT YOU CRAZY ASSHOLE!!!… I’m talking to you, Terence.

ENJOY, SEE YOU WEDNESDAY!

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New Comic Day Top 5 Pulls (5)

I picked up 23 books today, 15 of which I’m very excited about! It’s not in my top 5, but i didn’t want to ignore this beautiful cover of I, Zombie #20. Laura Allred’s colors are consistently incredible and these covers just keep getting better and better.

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To see more I, Zombie, click here!

Now on to my top 5 pulls!

Swamp Thing #4

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The Last of the Greats #3

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Sweet Tooth #28

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Moon Knight #8

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Chew #22

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DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OUR HOLIDAY SHOWS INCLUDING OLLIE’S POINT DEC. 26th WITH PATENT PENDING AND PUNCHLINE!!

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Blogging 101: We’re learning together!

Apparently all you have to do to get people to read your blog is post something about Neil Gaiman. Thanks @owleyedcari and @neilhimself for bringing all of these new people to Nerdtown, USA!

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WELCOME!

NEAT!!!!

Just wandering around Comic Art Fans and came across the original cover art for Sandman #8 by Dave Mckean the very first appearance of probably the most popular of Neil Gaiman’s The Endless, Death. Thought I would share. How cool is this shit?!

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This just in! THIS GOOD ROBOT is playing several shows on the Patent Pending Holiday Tour! Check out the dates at thisgoodrobot.com

New Comic Day Top 5 Pulls (4)

Can you believe I haven’t screwed this up yet?! Alright! It’s was a bit of a light week with no “New 52” titles. No worries though, this gives me the chance I’ve needed to finally pick up Sweet Tooth by Jeff Lemire and catch up on that before next weeks new issue. Without further ado, my top 5 pulls:

Spaceman #2 (of 9)

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DC/Vertigo: Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4

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IDW Publishing: Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz and Dan Duncan

Fables #111

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DC/Vertigo: Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham

Haunt #19

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Image: Joe Casey and Nathan Fox

Star Trek #3

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IDW Publishing: Mike Johnson, Stephen Molnar and Joe Phillips

UNTIL NEXT WEEK!