Tuesday, November 13, 2007

What you've Been Waiting For

Here we go again, with another look at what's shipping from Diamond this week, and a discussion of which of these items has gone longer than 7 weeks between issues this time around. Some are late, some are not, but one thing is for certain - you have been waiting for this issue!

My cutoff this week was September 12th. There are three new comics this week that had their last issue come out on 9/12: 100 Bullets #86 (DC/Vertigo), Spawn Godslayer #5 (Image), and Thor #4 (Marvel). Aside from Spawn, it sure feels like it has been a while between these comics and people have been asking for them. (One that just missed the cut that also goes in this boat of being late and people asking for it is World War Hulk #5 (Marvel) that just missed the cutoff by a week.)

Amory Wars #4 (Image) and Mice Templar #2 (Image) both finally come out this week. Not sure if they are late, but the prior issues came out back on August 29th, which is a while ago now.

Really Late (All Star) Superman #9 (DC) is arriving tomorrow, and has the longest of gaps between issues for this week's shipment. The previous issue came out back on July 5. Issue #9 was ordered back in June, so it does seem a bit late to me, but that's what we've come to expect with DC's Really Late line.

OK, now that that's done, let's see what Marvel and DC are up to with their mini-series and one-shots.

One-Shots & Mini-Series starting this week
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (OF 5) - Marvel
  • GHOST RIDER ANNUAL #1 - Marvel (and by the way, the regular issue is also coming tomorrow - that drives me NUTS)
  • HOUSE OF M AVENGERS #1 (OF 5) - Marvel
  • IRON MAN POWER PACK #1 (OF 4) - Marvel
  • SALVATION RUN #1 (OF 7) - DC
  • TEEN TITANS EAST SPECIAL #1 - DC
  • ULTIMATES SAGA - Marvel

Mini-Series that end with this week's issue
  • WORLD WAR HULK #5 (OF 5) - Marvel

Well it sure looks like the ground we gained last week is gone this week. Plenty of new minis starting and not much ending.

What I'm reading
AFTER THE CAPE II #1 SEASONS IN CHANGE
ALL STAR SUPERMAN #9
ATOMIC ROBO #2 (OF 6)
BLACK ADAM THE DARK AGE #4
CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (OF 5)
CIRCLE #1
DMZ #25
FABLES #67
GREEN ARROW BLACK CANARY #2
HOUSE OF M AVENGERS #1 (OF 5) - just to see what the heck it really is
KIMMIE66
LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN THE BLACK DOSSIER HC
MICE TEMPLAR #2 - last chance on this one, I hope it goes somewhere
SALVATION RUN #1 (OF 7)
SWORD #2
THOR #4
WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY #12
WONDER GIRL #3 (OF 6)
WONDER WOMAN #14 - Gail Simone's run starts here - CHECK IT OUT!
WORLD WAR HULK #5 (OF 5)
X-FACTOR #25

WHEW! This is a long list. I'm sure I won't get to half of them this week. But, I'll definitely check out Wonder Woman right off the bat.

3 comments:

Shelly said...

Really Late (All Star) Superman #9

Is that now it's official title? I'm half-expecting to actually see that on the book. ;)

The deleted comment, btw, is mine. I'd forgotten to click for email updates and only way I could see to get that is to comment again.

Lisa said...

LOL Shelly. It's the official name I'm using, but so far DC hasn't owned up to it by putting it on the comics.

Bryan JL Glass said...

MICE TEMPLAR #2 is "on time." The first issue was due at the beginning of September, but Image had so much invested that it came out a week early. It will be bi-monthly at least through its first arc: #3 due 1/17/08, #4 in March, double-sized #5 in May.