Vampires! Zombies! And Cyborgs! OH MY!! Top 5

And don’t forget Mutant Turtles!! And to be fair, it’s only one cyborg (that I know of, I haven’t started reading my stack yet.) I was told that this was going to be a light week and yet, I still left 4th World Comics (Smithtown, NY — GO TO THERE!) with 22 books tonight. Just warming up for next week. Apparently next we is when everything comes out. Everything ever… All of it. It’s all out next Wednesday… You name it… It’s coming out. I really can’t stand the wait for that new Madman hardcover any longer. ONE MORE WEEK!!!!

Getting way ahead of myself. … Let’s get into the top pulls. Some great stuff today. Would you believe I’ve never been especially into Vampires?

1/25/12 Top 5 Pulls:

American Vampire #23

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DC/Vertigo: Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6

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IDW: Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz and Dan Duncan

The Walking Dead #93

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Image Comics: Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard

Justice League #5

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DC Comics: Geoff Johns and Jim Lee

I, Vampire #5

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DC Comics: Joshua Hale Fialkov and Andrea Sorrentino

There’s the top 5 for this week! If I don’t post next week, it’s because Madman has every bit of my attention!

Quickly in other news:
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Hooray For New Comics!!

Greetings! I had to leave half my stack at the comic shop due to lack of funds… Bummer. I grabbed the stuff I’m most excited about. Several final issues this week. 3 of them are in my top 5. Busy night ahead, so let’s get right to it.

1/18/12 Top 5 Pulls:

Batman #5

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DC Comics: Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo

Superior #7 (of 7)

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Icon: Mark Millar & Leinil Yu

Caligula #6 (of 6)

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Avatar Press: David Lapham & German Nobile

Chew #23

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Image Comics: John Layman & Rob Guillory

Crossed: Psychopath #7 (of 7)

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Avatar Press: David Lapham and Raulo Caceres

In THIS GOOD ROBOT news:

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IT’S BIGGER ON THE INSIDE! New comics! Top 5 Pulls!

One of my favorite writers, Joshua Hale Fialkov, is writing Doctor Who comics!! The first of his 4 issue run came out today and to celebrate… I bought myself another Tardis.

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This one is life sized. I’ve been needing a life sized Tardis for a while now so I’m really glad I finally took care of that. On that note… The Pulls.

Doctor motherfucking Who #13!!!!!!!!!! (my apologies, my iPhone is telling me now that “motherfucking is not a word. We do not condone the use of poor spelling or bad grammar on this motherfucking blog.)

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IDW: Joshua Hale Fialkov and Matthew Dow Smith

Whispers #1

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Image: Joshua Luna

Severed #6

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Image: Scott Snyder & Scott Tuft and Attila Futaki

The Strange Talents of Luther Strode

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Image: Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore

Invincible #87

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Image: Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley

According to this Top 5, I seem to really be into what’s happening over at Image Comics these days. I couldn’t fit The Last of the Greats in there, but figured I already had his Who book in the top spot and went with Invincible instead. I also picked up 8 “New 52” books, of which I’m especially excited for Frankenstein: Agent of Shade by Jeff Lemire and I’ve been enjoying Green Lantern by Geoff Johns.

This Good Robot has 2 shows this weekend!! Friday in Rocky Point, NY and Sunday at Webster Hall in NYC with Patent Pending (Contact me here or on twitter for tickets!!!) For more info: THISGOODROBOT.COM

Good talk. See you out there.
(cue Tardis sound effects while I disappear) ::VWORP:: ::VWORP::

New Comic Day – Top 5 Pulls 1/4/12 Grant Morrison Art?? And Larry Bird.

HOLY CRAP!! First pulls of the new year! We’ve got monsters, some comic history and I give my brother Joe what he really needs for Christmas! Oh! And pulls! Don’t forget the pulls! 5 of em!

I’ve got a nice, yet not too intimidating stack in front of me. I promised you monsters… Looks like we’ve got one on the cover of Green Arrow and I, Zombie is filled with just about every kind you can think of.

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There shall be more!!

Got some #1’s I’m excited to check out including Fatale by Brubaker and Phillips and Ferals by Lapham (both of which seem to have monsters on the cover)

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Onto the Pulls!!! (…and probably more monsters.)

The Goon#37 (Is that a monster on the cover? Do zombie gorillas count? Well, of course they do!! COUNT IT!)

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Dark Horse Comics: Eric Powell

Swamp Thing #5 (Monsters.)

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DC Comics: Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette

Animal Man #5 (Monsters.)

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DC Comics: Jeff Lemire, Travel Foreman and Steve Pugh

Sweet Tooth #29 (HYBRID HUMAN ANIMAL CHILDREN ARE NOT MONSTERS!!! That’s a terrible thing to say!)

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DC Vertigo: Jeff Lemire

Action Comics #5 (He’s an alien, not a monster.)

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DC Comics: Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert

Speaking of Grant Morrison, check this shit out! I got these for my brother-in-law for Christmas:

20120104-162059.jpg Correct me if I’m wrong, but these are the first things Grant Morrison ever had published. I found out about these while reading Morrison’s new book, Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human

20120104-165635.jpgGreat book by the way! Definitely check it out if you are interested in the history of comics. Anyway, there are 4 total, I was only able to find two of them. He’s got a 5 or so page story in each. Here’s what makes them really cool:

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I’m pretty sure this is the only thing he ever published that he wrote and drew himself. I wasn’t expecting much from the art, but he’s actually really good! Here are some random pages:

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Right?!
I didn’t get a chance to read them before gifting them. Is it tacky to borrow something you gave as a gift? If so, there is no way I would have gotten my brother Rob those Simpsons DVDs this year… Fuck that guy.

And I most definitely would not have given my brother Joe 11 Copies of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson’s When The Game Was Ours with Jackie Macmullan.

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I gave them to him one by one all addressed from different members of the family. My favorite was the one I managed to get into a much smaller box and addressed from his fiancĂ©… It couldn’t possibly be… Oh shit! It is! Damn! I wish I had a picture of that! That particular copy isn’t exactly readable anymore…

Well, this was fun! Until next week! Be sure to let me know if I missed any monsters!!