On the Shelves: 11/15/06

Reading is fundamental. Don’t waste your time reading bad comics out of habit!

My weekly sporadic, ill-informed look at select comic books being released Wednesday, 11/15/06 follows. The full shipping is list available at ComicList.

[NOTE: Not all of these titles will actually arrive in all stores. If your LCBS offers a pre-ordering service, be sure to take advantage of it. If not, find another one; or try Khepri.com or MidtownComics.com]

PICK OF THE WEEK

Moon Knight #6
AMAZE INK (SLAVE LABOR GRAPHICS)
Tron #2, $3.50

It’s kind of ridiculous how long ago #1 came out, but it was a good read so I’m still on board.

ARCHAIA STUDIOS PRESS
Mouse Guard 2nd Ptg #3 (Of 6), $3.50

Finally got around to reading #5 and I’m still loving what David Petersen is doing here. ASP publishes quality work, and Mouse Guard is one of their crown jewels.

DARK HORSE COMICS
Sock Monkey The Inches Incident #2 (Of 4), $2.99

The problem with going long stretches without hitting your LCBS and not surfing the comics interweb is that you miss out on stuff you might have been interested in, like this Sock Monkey mini-series I had no idea existed. Might have to TPB it.

DC COMICS
Astro City The Dark Age Book Two #1, $2.99
Green Lantern Corps #6, $2.99
Robin #156, $2.99

I’m honestly surprised by which DC titles I’m still reading, GLC & Robin among them. Astro City, though, may be TPBd.

DEVILS DUE PUBLISHING
GI Joe Dreadnoks Declassified Sauve Cvr A #1 (Of 3), $4.95

I’m a such a sucker for DDP’s GI Joe titles, especially these short-run DeClassified spinoffs. I mean, I have no idea who/what Dreadnoks are, but I’ll be buying it!

HILL & WANG
Graphic Biography Malcolm X GN, $15.95

I vaguely remember reading about this and will at least give it a flip-through.

MARVEL COMICS
Civil War #5 (Of 7), $2.99
Moon Knight #6, $2.99
Thunderbolts #108, $2.99
White Tiger #1 (Of 6), $2.99

Just say “no” to Civil War. I am. The side stories are much better written, and the “best” of any particular issue on the main story is easily accessible online. (Side note: My dislike for Millar’s writing has even made Red Son, which I’d heard such positive things about, absolutely unreadable.)

Magazines
Back Issue #19, $6.95

I think even if I stopped reading comics altogether, I’d still pick up Back Issue for the warm, nostalgic feeling it gives.

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