Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Comics Haul: 8.15.2012
So this is what I picked up after 2 weeks away from the shop.
2 issues of Atomic Robo (ongoing series and a mini), Popeye ongoing #1, a Daredevil Annual, Saga #6, the new Allred project - which is an old Allred project, It Girl! I have no idea what It Girl! will be about, but I'm betting that at least I'll like the art.
And I came across Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #30 in pretty iffy condition, but it's a book I've been lacking from my Jimmy Olsen collection and one of my favorite Jimmy covers, so there you go.
The Phantom Eagle I picked up on a whim, but it's a Marvel war book from the 60's-era Marvel and obviously meant to grab some of that sweet, sweet Enemy Ace money. Several years ago Garth Ennis used the character in his book War is Hell: First Flight of the Phantom Eagle. I hadn't thought much about the character since, but the cover jumped out at me and I figured it was a good addition to my aviation comics.
Yes, I sort of buy and collect military aviation comics.
I also put a few sheckles down on my lay-away copy of Action Comics 101, a comic that I will one day actually have in my home.
Digitally, I've picked up the one-shot Busiek and Lieber comic, Thoughts on a Winter Morning, published here by MonkeyBrain Comics. It's a lovely slice-of-life story, and makes you wonder what else Busiek would be writing about if he walked away from superheroes and whatnot for a bit. It's a nice meditation on time and perspective, and uses the medium of comics beautifully. At least, it seemed so on my laptop on guided view.