All kinds of sick…

Hey there comic fans! I’m home sick from work today and feeling totally miserable!! At least there are new comics!

Had a great weekend!
Saturday, This Good Robot played Round 2 The Bamboozle Break Contest and thanks to all of your help, have advanced to the 3rd and final round! The 3rd round will be at The Nutty Irishman in Farmindale, NY on April 22nd (my birthday!) Keep it up guys! We’re almost there and we need your help now more than ever! Can’t make it on the 22nd but still want to help out? Go to: YUUZOO, friend us and post about us! Saturate that site with all things, This Good Robot!!

We’re all in this together…
Long Live This Good Robot!!

And Sunday, I ventured out to New Jersey for an Original Comic Art Convention, where I picked up my first Eric Powell piece!!

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IT’S HUGE!! For a scan, click here!

Onto the pulls!

Jeff Lemire blew me away this week!

Sweet Tooth #32

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DC Vertigo: Jeff Lemire

Animal Man #8

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DC Comics: Jeff Lemire, Steve Pugh and Travel Foreman

Swamp Thing #8

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DC Comics: Scott Snyder, Yanick Paquette and Marco Rudy

Whispers #2

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Image Comics: Joshua Luna

Avengers VS X-men #1

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Marvel Comics: Brian Michael Bendis and John Romita Jr.

Tried out Marvel’s AR App. Digital and motion comics scare the crap out of me and I dread a time when they will be the norm (we already have cartoons, don’t take away our comics!!) but using our digital devices in this manner, well, it’s actually kind of cool. You hold your phone over the comic and the show you the making of a page, or the writer will give some behind the scenes details. Very cool way to keep people going to their local comic shops while still embracing the inevitability of the digital age. Not bad marvel… Not bad.

Well… I’m going to sleep. Leave me alone.

My band: THIS GOOD ROBOT
My twitter: @THISGOODIDIOT
My Facebook: I NEED TO USE THIS MORE THAN I DO… Sorry.
My Original Comic Art Gallery: Now I’m just showing off…

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Vampires, vampires and vampires.

Two days late! What a jerk! Sorry, I’ve been busy preparing for Round 2 of The Bamboozle Break Contest this Saturday, March 31st at Ollie’s Point in Amityville, NY. It would mean the world to us if you guys could all come out and support! We really want to play with Jon Bon!
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LONG LIVE THIS GOOD ROBOT

I’m in a great mood! Must be all the new comics! I know everyone is talking about Avengers VS X-men, but to be honest, the only Marvel book I’ve read since The Runaways is Moon Knight and I’m a little scared. Moon Knight, by the way, only has one more issue left at which point I will be Marvel-less once again. I’ve decided to try to just jump in. If you’re a marvel reader and you see something I might not get, help me out!! Marvel, I’ve ignored you long enough.

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TOP 5 NEW COMICS, all of which happen to have Vampires in them… Totally not on purpose, I don’t even really like vampires, but these vampires are fucking awesome!):

American Vampire #25

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DC Vertigo: Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque
Huge issue! Loved every last panel! I can’t wait to see what happens next!

The New Deadwardians #1

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DC Vertigo: Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard
Just an incredibly solid 1st issue! Amazing usage of 20 pages. Great pacing and yet I feel like I learned so much about every character and the world they are living in. Basically, the zombie apocalypse has occurred and to save themselves, the upper class has taken “The Cure” (nothing to do with Robert Smith) and have voluntarily become vampires. So the lower class is zombies, middle class are human and the upper, vampires. The main character is a vampires who seems to miss being human. He is also the last homicide detective due to total lack of homicides that occur that aren’t just zombie attacks on humans. I learned all of that, and they set up a murder mystery and managed to be less wordy than i’m being here! I honestly can’t say enough good things about it. Please do yourself a favor and check it out!

I, Vampire #7

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DC Comics: Joshua Hale Fialkov and Andrea Sorrentino

Justice League Dark #7

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DC Comics: Peter Milligan and Daniel Sampere

The Unwritten #35.5

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DC Vertigo: Mike Carey and Peter Gross

HOLY CRAP!! I think that’s the first time ever that every book in the top five came from DC!

Enjoy your reading! Don’t forget! THIS GOOD ROBOT AT OLLIE’S POINT TOMORROW! We’re on at 5!!!!

My band: THIS GOOD ROBOT
My twitter: @THISGOODIDIOT
My Facebook: I NEED TO USE THIS MORE THAN I DO… Sorry.
My Original Comic Art Gallery: Now I’m just showing off…

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Light week, my ass!

Holy shit! 29 books this week! I’m starting to feel it… Of those 29 books, 8 of them are #1’s, so it’s just getting worse. My wallet has been yelling at me. I have a serious problem… Also my wallet can talk.
Now i’m going to justify all of those #1’s!
Here’s what I’m trying out:

Rebel Blood #1 (I’m reading pretty much everything image is putting out right now, what’s one more?)

Hoax Hunters #0 (technically, this is not a #1)

-Ragemoor #1 (don’t know anything about this one… Sweet cover though!)

Rocketeer Adventures 2 #1 (is this technically a #1? More like #5, besides, it’s the fucking rocketeer! Consider this purchase justified!)

The Secret History of D.B. Cooper #1(technically, this came out last week.)

And the other 3 #1’s are in my top 5. Spoilers!

I’m also definitely sticking with No Place Like Home (#2 out today), Prophet #23 (#3), and Memorial (#4 today). All great stuff!!

I just read all of that back. The problem isn’t that I’m trying out all of these new series. In fact, all of my favorite comics right now are independent, creator owned books. The problem is that I’m still reading Green Arrow. Stop it.

Seriously though, I try to only talk about things I like on here. I like to keep things positive. I love comics. I’m not the guy who says that and then spends all of their time bitching about them. Some of the greatest stories ever told are happening now… In comics. Right under the general public’s noses. Do the world a favor and give someone you love a comic book today.

Let’s do the Pulls!

Top 5 New Comics 3/21/12

The Goon #38

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Dark Horse Comics: Eric Powell and Dave Stewart

Batman #7

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DC Comics: Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo

Smoke and Mirrors #1

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IDW Publishing: Mike Costa, Ryan Browne and Jon Armstrong

Dominique Laveau Voodoo Child #1

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DC Vertigo: Selwyn Seyfu Hinds and Denys Cowan

Super Crooks #1

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Icon: Mark Millar and Leinil Yu

Don’t forget to buy your tickets now and support This Good Robot in Round 2 of The Bamboozle Break Contest!

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TICKETS: This Good Merch

We are also playing Stony Brook University this Monday night! GO TO THERE!

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My band: THIS GOOD ROBOT
My twitter: @THISGOODIDIOT
My Facebook: I NEED TO USE THIS MORE THAN I DO… Sorry.
My Original Comic Art Gallery: Now I’m just showing off…

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Leaving on a jet plane…

Wow! 22 books this week and i hear next week is ever crazier… Of course all that really matters next week is Saga and Locke & Key! So exciting!!!!!
Sorry guys, I have to catch a flight and only have time for the pulls. I’ll make it up to you next week, promise!

Top 5 New Comics:

Fairest #1

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DC Vertigo: Bill Willingham and Phil Jimenez

Sweet Tooth #31

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DC Vertigo: Jeff Lemire

iZombie #23

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DC Vertigo: Chris Roberson and Michael Allred

Rachel Rising #6

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Abstract Studio: Terry Moore

The Manhattan Projects #1

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Image Comics: Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra

Checking out 4 new titles this week, the other 2 are:
Hell Yeah #1 by Joe Keatinge and Andre Szymanowicz – Image Comics

Supurbia #1 by Russel Dauterman and Gabriel Cassata

I’ll let you know what I think of them next week!

Don’t forget to grab your tickets for Round 2 of the Bamboozle Break Contest and help This Good Robot play the main stage at this year’s Bamboozle!! Get your tickets here: LONG LIVE THIS GOOD ROBOT!!

Gotta fly!

My band: THIS GOOD ROBOT
My twitter: @THISGOODIDIOT
My Facebook: I NEED TO USE THIS MORE THAN I DO… Sorry.
My Original Comic Art Gallery: Now I’m just showing off…

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Magic, Comics, and Bigotry! Oh My!!

Annyong!!

Recently, I was tweeting about looking for an artist to draw me a TARDIS for a tattoo I want to get. Technology is incredible! Five minutes later I was chatting with a total stranger. He asked about what I was wearing and everything got a bit weird… five minutes after that, this guy Sean Von Gorman tweets at me and we work out that, being an artist and all, he is going to draw and send me a Tardis, and I am going to, in turn, send him a bit of American currency… everyone wins! Haven’t gotten the tattoo yet, but the art came in the mail yesterday and it’s great!
Check it out!
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I just can’t wait to put it on my body for forever and ever.
Gorman and I got to talking about music, art and comics in general and he eventually sent me an advanced copy of his comic, The Secret Adventures of Houdini.
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I read it twice. The first time, I found it fun and enjoyable with great art. The second time however, I picked up on all of these wonderful new elements of storytelling I somehow missed the first time. One of my favorite scenes was when Houdini is putting on make up to cover his bumps and bruises from that night’s secret escapades hiding them from his wife? His public? Always in character, always playing a part, always “The Master of Disguise”!
Anyway, lots of action, tons of fun! Definitely check it out! Tell your local store to order it, and/or you can order copies here:
The Secret Adventures of Houdini.

To promote the release of the first issue today, Gorman spent all day handcuffed to a pole in front of Forbidden Planet Comics in New York until all the issues are sold out. I love stuff like this!! Last we checked in with Gorman, it’s getting dark and it’s still raining… GOOD LUCK OUT THERE SEAN!!20120229-191345.jpg

Check out his band: Super Secret Side Project (gonna have to get some shows going with them and This Good Robot soon!)

Notable from last week (not in my top 5:

Very excited about the Justice League Dark / I, Vampire crossover that’s coming up. A little upset that I read Justice League dark first this week. Spoilers.

Morning Glories #16: I love time travel and 32 ad-free pages + a preview for 2.99!! I love you Image comics!

Onto the pulls:

The Cape #4
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IDW Publishing: Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella and Zach Howard

Invincible #89
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Image: Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley

Moon Knight #10
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Spaceman #4 (of 9)
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DC Vertigo: Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso

Xenoholics #5
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Image: Joshua Williamson and Seth Damoose

I’m going out mad. Not always the best way to go out… Promise to keep it short. Here we go!
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GROW THE FUCK UP YOU EVIL IGNORANT FUCKS.

Love each other and enjoy!
Station!

My band: THIS GOOD ROBOT
My twitter: @THISGOODIDIOT
My Facebook: I NEED TO USE THIS MORE THAN I DO… Sorry.
My Original Comic Art Gallery: Now I’m just showing off…

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Does this make me a nerd?!

Happy New Comic Day!!
So, last week was a bit of a light week for releases and it gave me a chance to finally check out (on @4thworldZombie‘s recommendation) Jeff Lemire’s The Nobody.

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DO IT! Seriously! It’ll take you no time at all to read and it is a beautiful little book about an invisible man who can’t help but get noticed by the population of the small fishing town of Large Mouth. Upon completion, it made me think of the Twilight Zone episode, “The Monsters Are Due on Maple”. I really loved it! I want to buy an original page from it eventually for sure!

Notable from last week (not in my top 5):

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Dungeons & Dragons?! Seriously?! Me?! Does this make me a nerd?!
When I was a little kid, I went to my local comic shop in Virginia called, Richmond Comix where there were normally kids set up at tables playing some game with a 100 sided dice (forgive me if that’s wrong). These kids were incredibly unwelcoming to newcomers. I get that now. It was their thing. It was their thing which people probably gave them tons of shit about already anyway. Of course they would be unwelcoming, but at the time, I was pissed. I guess it kind of stuck with me, because since then, I’ve done everything in my power to avoid Dungeons & Dragons… That shit is for nerds (how many people did I just piss off?).
Anyway, IDW is putting out a crossover events right now called Infestation 2, which I am only reading because eventually the Ninja Turtles are getting involved. SHIT! I’m going to have to read Dungeons & Dragons comics?! Bullshit!
Turns out, I fucking loved the first issue! It was like Sherlock Holmes in a fantasy setting! It was tons of fun, and I’m actually really looking forward to checking out #2 this week! NERD.

BREAKING NEWS!! Nerdtown’s population is growing!!!!!!!
Tons of new stuff is happening here in Nerdtown! Including some new writers for this blog! I’m teaming with my favorite comic shop in the world, 4th World Comics (Smithtown, NY) in an attempt to bring you guys more. At some point over this next month, you’ll start to see articles, news, reviews or whatever the fuck the fine people over at 4th World feel like saying! There has even been some talk of a weekly podcast… SHHH! Don’t tell anyone!
I’VE SAID TOO MUCH!!!
SPOILERS!!

Let’s do the pulls!!!
It was all I could do to not put American Vampire in my Top 5 this week. It’s just so damn good I can’t stand it! But I promised I would be trying to switch it up a bit and stop picking all the same books every week.
Here we go, 2/22/12 Top 5 Pulls:

Prophet #22

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Image: Brandon Graham and Simon Roy

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #7

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IDW Publishing: Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz and Dan Duncan

Chew #24

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Image: John Layman and Rob Guillory

No Place Like Home #1

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Image: Angelo Tirotto and Richard Jordan

All Star Western #6

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DC Comics: Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and Moritat

One more quick thing before I go.

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This Good Robot played the first round of The Bamboozle Break Contest this past Sunday and we had a blast!! Made tons of new friends and saw some great new bands! Thank you guys so much for coming out to support us! Thanks to you, This Good Robot has advanced to the next round!
Let’s do it again!!! We could really use your help. YES! YOU!! Go sign up on Yuubreak.com Friend us and talk about us. You have no idea how much just that alone will help! Once we have more info on the next round, we will be sure to pass it on! We can’t do this without you. I’m not just talking about the contest, I’m talking about the band in general… We can’t do it without you… It wouldn’t be nearly as much fun. Be a part of what happens when This Good Robot takes over the planet.
LONG LIVE THIS GOOD ROBOT!!

My band: THIS GOOD ROBOT
My twitter: @THISGOODIDIOT
My Facebook: I NEED TO USE THIS MORE THAN I DO… Sorry.
My Original Comic Art Gallery: Now I’m just showing off…

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PETER PAN…ZERFAUST!!!!

Peter Pan set during WWII… I haven’t read it yet, but I’m guessing this makes Captain Hook a Nazi… Nice.

Happy Day After Valentine’s Day Day!! I hope you gave someone you love a comic book yesterday. I went for the ol’ put the bracelet on her while she’s sleeping bit. She got new jewelry, I got a black eye.

A lighter week than usual. I picked up 18 books, some of which don’t count. I’m not counting Conan the Barbarian by Brian Wood, Becky Cloonan and Dave Stewart, because it came out last week. I don’t think it’s something I would normally pick up, but I heard a lot of good things and I’m a fan of everyone involved, so I’m excited!
The other book I’m not counting is Prophet #21 by Brandon Graham and Simon Roy because I’m an asshole and should have bought the first printing. I had it in my hands and put it back for some idiotic reason. I grabbed the 2nd printing tonight. Very excited to finally read this one!

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I’m going to be making a lot changes around Nerdtown, USA very soon. I’m not ready to talk about everything just yet, I can tell you to expect more and to be excited!

On to the Pulls!!

Peter Panzerfaust #1

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Image: Kurtis Wiebe and Tyler Jenkins

Batman #6

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DC Comics: Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo

The Activity #3

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Image: Nathan Edmondson and Mitch Gerads

Fables #114

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DC Vertigo: Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham

Wonder Woman #6

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DC Comics: Brian Azzarello and Tony Akins

This Sunday! This Good Robot is playing the Bamboozle Break Contest at Ollie’s Point!! Come support the team!! LONG LIVE THIS GOOD ROBOT!!

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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:

It is my band’s goal to play the main stage at this year’s BAMBOOZLE festival and you can help make that happen! February 19th we’ll be playing the Bamboozle Break Contest at Ollie’s Point in Amityville, NY! It would mean the world to us if you could come out and support! As a way of thanking you for your support,

****EACH TICKET PURCHASED WILL COME WITH A FREE HARD COPY OF OUR EP, THE HUMAN I AM! ****

Already have the EP? give the extra to someone you love. We can’t do this without you. Everytime you talk about us, think about us, tweet about us, send our songs to friends, burn our CDs and hand them out to strangers at random public gatherings, whatever else you can think of… it helps. We just want to be able to do this full time so that we can do more, and give back more. let’s get there together. let’s start now. be a part of it.

LONG LIVE THIS GOOD ROBOT!!

OLLIE’S POINT! FEBRUARY 19th!
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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!

So It Goes…

The following was filmed for Rewrite The Scene after our CMJ Showcase at the Dominion in NYC. Thanks Nick at rewrite the scene for your continued support and for doing this with us, we had a blast! @rewritethescene

I wrote this song right after reading an issue of Morning Glories by Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma, I’ll bet you can guess which one! Spencer and Eisma were both kind enough to tweet about the video. The book is great! Go check it out!: Morning Glories
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Thanks for the inspiration!

This is a brand new song called, “So It Goes…”. This Good Robot will be recording a full band version of this song soon. Don’t forget about our Ollie’s Point Show in Amityville, NY on November 17th, and our Special Black Friday Show at Sinclaires in North Babylon November 25th with Patent Pending and Special Guests! ENJOY!


LONG LIVE THIS GOOD ROBOT

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