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The Weekly Haul – Week of April 20, 2016 (new stuff)

This week ended up being a huge week for new comics stuff…far bigger than I’d had any intention or inkling before mid-day.

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DC‘s obviously getting back into my good graces (or at least attention) based on this week’s stuff. A JLA book for my $1-or-under/promo-priced pulls; Legends of Tomorrow since I enjoyed the first issue enough; Superman: Lois and Clark (seems to be prelude to stuff on a much larger scale than I’d imagined when the title started). Action Comics because I’m OCD and am interested in seeing what DOES actually happen with the New 52 Superman as well as sincerely wanting to ‘support’ an outwardly-indicated (aka “triangle numbering”) system of continuity in Super-books. And then Power Man and Iron Fist cuz ok, I’m a sucker.

Of course, I need to figure out and then track down whatever would be “triangle number” #2, as I have 1 and this is 3…where the heck is 2?!?

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Scored the two Essentials volumes from a $3 box…figuered hey, 25% cheaper than a single issue of a new Marvel comic…you betcha! I believe the X-Men one is all-new to me. The Classic X-Men is a replacement copy so I’ll have 2 of 3 volumes in the same trade dress instead of 3 volumes and 3 different trade dress styles.

And for the price of any of the recent DC #50s (or the Barnes & Noble/BaM! standard price of most issues) got a second print of Dark Knight Returns #2 (Dark Knight Triumphant)!

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And finally (of new stuff), the book I’ve been waiting for since last August finally came out (in a new/second printing), but now being ‘current’ and NOT “out of print” it was discounted significantly through instocktrades and thus “affordable” in a way that cover price–for me–is not.

I’d ordered this last week and it arrived today, neatly coinciding with New Comic Day.

Second print? Looks fine to me! Looks like it’ll match the Companion volume? That’s what I wanted. Saved nearly $60 off cover price? I’m great with that!

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The Weekly Haul – Week of March 16, 2016

Not much to show off this week–though I did raid some quarter-bins and found some Firestorm and DuckTales stuff. Just the new stuff for tonight!

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The IDW Greatest Hits and the DC Comics Essentials issues are $1 comics, pulled for my standing “$1 or less promo-priced stuff.” I enjoyed the first issue of Power Man and Iron Fist enough to get this second issue. While it’s enjoyable enough, I’m not sure if I’ll last even the entire first arc…but as long as the issues continue to come out on otherwise relatively light weeks and Marvel hasn’t done anything to overly tick me off on some “principle” or another, I’ll take it issue by issue when I see it on the rack.

And seeing/holding the issue (literally weighing it as I considered), I decided the $7.99 for Legends of Tomorrow #1 was worthwhile as a first issue. Once I read it I’ll decide if I’ll continue with subsequent issues, probably taking it on a month to month basis. But so far, the Firestorm story was 20 pages, and I’m pretty sure the Metamorpho one is close…not sure about the other two; but as a squarebound thing with the title/number on the spine, it’s a shelf-ready thing, and if it packs two full-length features plus a couple more, it’ll at least “match” 20-page $3.99 comics and prove the better value.

I’m not sure if they’re late or just not stocked where I’ve looked, but I’m also rather interested in IDW‘s Deviations issues…I forgot to check if the TMNT one was ordered under my TMNT pull request, but absolutely want that if no others.

It’s nice to hit two comic shops and walk away with a handful of new issues and a stack of 1980s’ stuff for about–or less–than the price of only several more current comics. And looking here…ignore the $1 “promo-priced” issues, and the only new stuff is a thick anthology book from DC that I’m trying, and only the second issue of a new Marvel book that however “fun” it is I probably wouldn’t miss if I did skip it…while I’m moving more and more to buying back issues–random catch-my-attention and specific issues–and cheap/clearance/etc. collected volumes, most of which reprint material from the 1990s.

But that’ll probably be a topic for another post…

Shadowland [Checklist]

JULY
Shadowland #1
Daredevil #508

AUGUST
Shadowland #2
Daredevil #509
Shadowland: Blood on the Streets #1
Shadowland: Bullseye #1
Shadowland: Daughters of the Shadow #1
Shadowland: Moon Knight #1
Shadowland: Power Man #1

SEPTEMBER
Shadowland #3
Daredevil #510
Shadowland: Blood on the Streets #2
Shadowland: Daughters of the Shadow #2
Shadowland: Elektra #1
Shadowland: Ghost Rider #1
Shadowland: Moon Knight #2
Shadowland: Power Man #2
Thunderbolts #148

OCTOBER
Shadowland #4
Daredevil #511
Shadowland: Blood on the Streets #3
Shadowland: Daughters of the Shadow #3
Shadowland: Moon Knight #3
Shadowland: Power Man #3
Shadowland: Spider-Man #1
Thunderbolts #149

NOVEMBER
Shadowland #5
Daredevil #512
Shadowland: Blood on the Streets #4
Shadowland: Power Man #4

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