My Favorite Covers of the Week (2/3/2015)

Angel & Faith Season 10 #23

Regular Cover by Scott Fischer

Barb Wire #8

Adam Hughes

Joe Golem: Occult Detective #4

David Palumbo

Rainbow Children: The Art of Camilla d’Errico

Camilla d’Errico

Batgirl #48

Babs Tarr

A-Force #2

Regular Cover by Jorge Molina
Variant Cover by Joëlle Jones & Rachelle Rosenberg

Captain America: The 75th Anniversary Vibranium Collection Slipcase

Alex Ross

Captain Marvel #2

Variant Cover by Phil Jimenez & Marte Gracia

Guardians of Infinity #3

Variant Cover by Juan Doe

Howard the Duck #4

Variant Cover by Kamome Shirahama

Invincible Iron Man #6

The Story Thus Far... Variant Cover by Julian Totino Tedesco

Spidey #3

Regular Cover by Nick Bradshaw
Variant Cover by Julian Totino Tedesco

Uncanny Avengers #5

Yasmine Putri

Dejah Thoris #1

Midtown Comics Exclusive "Black & White" Variant Cover by Nei Ruffino

Tomboy #3

Regular Cover by Mia Goodwin

Skydoll: Decade

Alessandro Barbucci

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My Favorite Covers of the Week (1/27/2015)

Hellboy Winter Special 2016 #1

Regular Cover by Tim Sale

Suicide Squad Most Wanted: Deadshot and Katana #1

Variant Cover by Cary Nord

Teen Titans #16

Regular Cover by Jorge Jimenez & Alejandro Sanchez

We Are Robin #8

Regular Cover by Lee Bermejo

Bloodshot Reborn #10

Cover C by Dave Johnson
1:10 Retailer Incentive Cover E by Tula Lotay
Cover A by Lewis LaRosa & Brian Reber

All-New, All-Different Avengers #4

Captain America 75th Anniversary Variant Cover by Mark Brooks

Daredevil #3

Regular Cover by Ron Garney & Matt Milla

Old Man Logan #1

Variant Cover by Mike Deodato & Frank Martin Jr.
Marvel Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Tim Bradstreet
Regular Cover by Andrea Sorrentino & Marcelo Maiolo

Atomic Robo and the Ring of Fire #5

Subscription Cover by Gurihiru

Jem and the Holograms #11

Covers A - E by Sophie Campbell

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #54

Regular Cover by Michael Dialynas

Chew #54

Rob Guillory

Saga #33

Fiona Staples

Dead Letters: Saints of Nowhere Vol. 2

Chris Visions

Invader Zim Volume 1

Regular Cover by Aaron Alexovich & Simon Troussellier

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Year Two #5

Cover C by Joshua Cassara & Hi-Fi
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My Favorite Covers of the Week (1/20/2015)

Some great covers this week.

Clean Room #4

Jenny Frison

Red Thorn #3

Choong Yoon

Wonder Woman #48

Adult Coloring Book Variant Cover by Emanuela Lupacchino

Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #3

Cover B by Raul Allen

Captain Marvel #1

Variant Cover by Adam Hughes

Silver Surfer #1

Variant Cover by Marco Rudy

Star-Lord #3

Regular Cover by Dave Johnson

Star Wars #15

Regular Cover by Mike Mayhew

Devolution #1

Regular Cover by Jae Lee

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #224

Regular Cover by Stephen Mooney

Transformers/G.I. Joe: Tyrants Rise, Heroes Are Reborn

Jae Lee

I Hate Fairyland #4

Cover B by Skottie Young

Tokyo Ghost #5

Cover A by Sean Gordon Murphy & Matt Hollingsworth
Cover B by Sean Gordon Murphy & Dave McCaig

Adventure Time: Ice King #1

Regular Cover by Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb

The Hangman #2

Regular Cover by Tim Bradstreet

Judge Dredd Megazine #368

Nick Percival

Street Fighter Unlimited #2

1:10 Retailer Incentive Wraparound Homage Cover C by Edwin Huang

Wakfu #2

Cover B by MiG & Saturax

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My Favorite Covers of the Week (1/13/2015)

Not very many good indie covers this week unfortunately.

Alabaster: The Good, the Bad, and the Bird #2

Greg Ruth

The Massive: Ninth Wave #2

John Paul Leon

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2

Regular Cover by Freddie E. Williams II

The Legend of Wonder Woman #1

Variant Cover by Dustin Nguyen

Slash & Burn #3

Tula Lotay

Superman: American Alien #3

Regular Cover by Ryan Sook

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 Variant Cover by Jim Cheung

All-New Wolverine #4

Variant Cover by Ryan Sook
Regular Cover by Bengal
Deadpool Meme Variant Cover by Tom Raney & Chris Sotomayor

Black Knight #3

Variant Cover by Tim Bradstreet

Illuminati #3

Variant Cover by Gustavo Duarte

Secret Wars #9

Variant Cover by Simone Bianchi

Web Warriors #3

Variant Cover by Tom Whalen

Red Sonja #1

Cover C by Tula Lotay
Dynamic Forces Exclusive "Black & White" Variant Cover by Jay Anacleto

The Walking Dead #150

Cover E by Ryan Ottley
Cover D by Tony Moore

Insexts #2

Ariela Kristantina

Snow Blind #2

Tyler Jenkins

X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever #2

Michael Walsh

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My Favorite Covers of the Week (1/6/2015)

There are some great covers this week.

Angel & Faith Season 10 #22

Main cover by Scott Fischer

Mystery Girl #2

By Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque

Survivors' Club #4

By Bill Sienkiewicz

Unfollow #3

By Matthew Taylor

A-Force #1

Main cover by Jorge Molina

Darth Vader #15

Sketch cover by Mark Brooks

Ultimates #3

Black Panther 50th Anniversary Variant cover by Tim Sale

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #223

Main cover by Stephen Mooney

Star Trek: Starfleet Academy #2

1:10 Retailer Incentive cover by George Caltsoudas

Uncle Scrooge #10

"Pirates of the Caribbean" Subscription cover by Massimo Asaro & Mario Perrotta

Black Science #19

By Matteo Scalera

Starve Vol. 1

By Danijel Zezelj

18 Days #7

Wraparound Variant cover by Mukesh Singh
Unfortunately I don't have the full retail cover but here is the art so you can see it in full.

Archie #5

Cover C by David Williams

Pacific Rim: Tales From the Drift #3

1:10 Retailer Incentive cover by Francis Manapul

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My Favorite Covers of the Week (12/30/2015)

Lot of great covers this week.

Colder: Toss the Bones #4

Juan Ferreyra

Lobster Johnson: The Glass Mantis #1

Tonci Zonjic

Batman & Robin Eternal #13

Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz & Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Batman: Europa #3

Diego Latorre
Francesco Mattina
Diego Latorre

The Flash #47

Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson

Justice League #47

Jim Lee, Scott Williams & Alex Sinclair

The Omega Men #7

Trevor Hutchison

Superman: Lois and Clark #3

Ellery Santos

Wonder Woman #47

Amanda Conner & Paul Mounts

Carnage #3

Yasmine Putri

Drax #2

James Stokoe

Jessica Jones: Alias Volume 4

David Mack

Rocket Raccoon & Groot #1

Superlog
Khary Randolph
Skottie Young

Fistful of Blood #3

Simon Bisley & Kevin Eastman

Belladonna #0 (NSFW)

Ignacio Calero

Last Sons of America #2

Matthew Dow Smith

Heavy Metal Magazine Vol. 278

Tom Jilesen & Fabian Schlaga

Beauties #1

Trungles

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My Favorite Covers of the Week (12/23/2015)

Now that I have some time again I can try this again. Here are all the covers I liked the most this week.

Batman '66 Meets The Man From U.N.C.L.E. #1

Variant Cover by Eduardo Risso

Bloodshot Reborn #9

Cover D by Robert Gill & Allen Passalaqua

The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage: Second Lives #1

Cover C by Roberto De La Torre & David Baron

Rai #12

Cover C by Ryan Sook

Darth Vader #14

Mile High Comics Exclusive Variant Cover by ?

Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! #1

Variant Cover by Marguerite Sauvage

Star-Lord #2

Variant Cover by Koi Carreon

Will Eisner's The Spirit #6

Cover A by Eric Powell

The Rocketeer At War #1

Subscription Cover by Nick Bradshaw (a) & Ronda Pattison (c)

The Transformers Holiday Special #1

Subscription Cover by Agnes Garbowska

The Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #10

Subscription Cover by Ulises Farinas

Chew #53

By Rob Guillory

Invisible Republic #8

By Gabriel Hardman

Pretty Deadly #7

By Emma Rios

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My Favorite Covers of the Week (12/2/2015)

Ok I figured I'd try out a new format and a new day so people that see these covers can be more informed before going to their LCS. If it doesn't work out I'll switch back to the lists since this is a little more work.

And yes I know my lists are long but hundreds of new releases come out every week, my lists are just a small percentage so just enjoy the covers.

Angel & Faith Season 10 #21

Regular cover by Scott Fischer

Barb Wire #6

Adam Hughes

Mystery Girl #1 (The preview for this is really good, link)

Alberto Alburquerque

DMZ: The Deluxe Edition Book Five

Brian Wood

Harley's Little Black Book #1

Regular cover by Amanda Conner & Paul Mounts

Midnighter #7

ACO & Romulo Fajardo

Prez #6

Ben Caldwell

Robin War #1

Variant by Lee Bermejo

The Sheriff of Babylon #1 (The preview for this is also fantastic, link)

John Paul Leon

Survivors' Club #3

Bill Sienkiewicz

All-New Inhumans #1

Hip-Hop variant by Marco D'Alfonso

Daredevil #1

Variant by Tim Sale
Variant by Joe Quesada

Doctor Strange #3

Variant by Tim Sale

Extraordinary X-Men #3

Variant by Clay Mann & Justin Ponsor

Howard the Duck #2

Variant by Veronica Fish

Nova #2

Variant by Francesco Francavilla

Red Wolf #1 (Let this one sink in cause it is just incredible, maybe his best work ever.)

Hip-Hop variant by Mike Del Mundo

Spidey #1

Variant by Skottie Young

Star Wars #13

Connecting Variant C by Clay Mann

Aliens/Vampirella #4

Regular cover by Gabriel Hardman

James Bond #2 - VARGR

1:10 Retailer Incentive cover by Francesco Francavilla

Insufferable #8

Subscription cover by Jennifer L. Meyer

Tet #4

Regular cover by Paul Tucker

2000 AD #1959

Leigh Gallagher

Bloodthirsty: One Nation Under Water #3

Subscription variant by Mark Landry

Welcome Back #1

Third printing by Claire Roe

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My Weekly Non-Floppies Haul (9/1/2015)

Here's everything I got this week that are not single issue comics. Good haul this week but way too much to watch :(

DVDs

  • 13 Sins
  • American Sniper
  • The Boy Next Door
  • Coffee Town
  • Das Boot - The Director's Cut
  • Free Ride
  • The Lazarus Effect
  • McFarland USA
  • The Medallion
  • Project Almanac
  • See You In Valhalla
  • Serena
  • Ultimate Spider-Man - Avenging Spider-Man (2 discs, 12 eps)
  • The Wedding Ringer
  • The Woman In Black 2 - Angel of Death

Anime

  • Legendary Armor Samurai Troopers - The Complete TV Series (5 discs, 39 episodes)
  • Ninja Scroll (1 disc, movie)
  • No Game, No Life (3 discs, 12 discs)
  • The Pet Girls of Sakurasou Complete Collection (6 discs, 24 eps)
  • Saiyuki Complete Collection (10 discs, 50 eps)
  • Samurai Pizza Cats Complete English Language TV Series Collection (8 discs, 52 eps)
  • Space Brothers Collection 1 (3 discs, 13 eps)
  • Space Brothers Collection 2 (3 discs, 13 eps)
  • Space Brothers Collection 3 (2 discs, 12 eps)
  • Super Robot Wars Collection (6 discs, 29 eps)

Manga/Collections

  • Ant-Man - Second Chance Man
  • Assassination Classroom Vol. 5
  • Avengers World - Next World
  • The Demon Prince of Momochi House Vol. 1
  • Emma (Manga Classics)
  • Justice League - Injustice League
  • The Legend of Zelda - Four Swords
  • The Legend of Zelda - Majora's Mask
  • The Legend of Zelda - Ocarina of Time Part 1
  • The Legend of Zelda - Ocarina of Time Part 2
  • The Legend of Zelda - Oracle of Ages
  • The Legend of Zelda - Oracle of Seasons
  • The Legend of Zelda - Phantom Hourglass
  • The Legend of Zelda - The Minish Cap
  • Maid-sama! Vol. 1-2
  • My Little Pony - Friendship Is Magic Vol. 7
  • New Suicide Squad - Pure Insanity
  • One Piece Vol. 75
  • Regular Show Volume Four
  • So Cute It Hurts!! Vol. 1
  • So Cute It Hurts!! Vol. 2
  • The Summit of the Gods Vol. 2
  • Superman - Under Fire
  • Sword Art Online - Phantom Bullet
  • Tokyo Ghoul Vol. 2
  • X-Men - The Burning World

Novels

  • The Dinosaur Lords
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Anime Conji 2015

Since today, the final day, was a half day I decided to do a quick write up of what I did.

The Marathoner ribbon was given whenever you watched a block of anime (3-4 episodes), a lot of the time the AV guys were lazy and didn't pass them out though so I didn't get as many as I should have.

So here is the entertainment in the order I saw it:

Friday - 8am - 12:30am

  • .hack//Legend of the Twilight (1-4) - I hadn't seen this anime since it had come out, it aged well and is still very fun.
  • A Certain Magical Index (1-4) - I really enjoyed this, way better then Railgun.
  • Baka & Test 2 (4) - I only caught the last of this four episode block and it was ridiculously funny, I'd heard all the hype but from what I had read about it I didn't think I'd like it but I was wrong, luckily an hour after watching this episode I bought the box set for the first season :D
  • Cowboy Bebop (1-2) - Due to technical issues because they were using PS3's instead of dvd's players everywhere in the show... they only showed the first two episodes out of four. I was surprised how few people there even knew what Bebop was, no respect for the classics :/
  • Ga Rei Zero (1-2) - Never heard of it before but this was really good, I wish I had stayed for the full four episodes but I made the mistake of going to the next panel....
  • Welcome to the Titan Fighters Panel - This was a very popular panel and I thought it was because of the vague description but it turns out the large crowd that showed up knew what this was, the description was "Welcome to the Titan Fighters panel. We'll be having the main trio; Eren, Mikasa, and Armin, as well as the important side characters." so I was thinking some kind of discussion panel or maybe come actors from some live action thing I hadn't heard about but it turned out to be six women, half of them in drag to be male characters and all six were acting as the characters and answering questions as the characters and doing fan shipping and hugs and kisses, blegh, huge waste of time.
  • Fakku Presents: Hentai Manga & Doujinshi - This was pretty decent, this was their industry panel and some cool info was put out.
  • Fakku Presents: Visual Novels & Eroge - I've never been a fan or had any of these things but I figured I'd hang out to see what the hype was, funny stuff but I'm still not interested.
  • Open Mic Karaoke - I'm not a singer but I enjoy watching.

Saturday - 8am - 2:00am

  • Sengoku Basara (1-4) - Great block of anime, I need to watch more.
  • Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun (1-3) - Super cute, I was so annoyed that they skipped the fourth episode cause they poorly timed things.
  • Soul Eater (1-4) - It had been so long since I watched this series I'd completely forgotten the episodes so only a few little bits were familiar.
  • Hikaru no Go (1-4) - I enjoyed the first volume of the manga but decided to not continue since it was slow and the "action" of playing Go wasn't that good but watching the anime was great, I hope I can keep watching it.
  • Negima! (3-4) - Such a fun series, I watched the whole thing a while ago and just watched these two cause I was early for what was next.
  • FLCL (1-4) - This wasn't supposed to be screened, originally they were supposed to screen both Eden of the East movies which was looking forward to more then any other anime but unsurprisingly they messed up again and forgot the dvd for the first movie and brought FLCL instead and the second movie, I just stayed around for FLCL since nothing else was going and I wasn't going to watch the second movie without seeing the first one first.
  • Choose Your Own AMV Adventure! I thought this was pretty decent but according to most of the people I was around this years wasn't as good as the previous year. I still thought it was fun though.
  • FAKKU Q&A - This panel had its moments but a lot of it ended up being a repeat of info/stories/jokes from the panel the night before.
  • FAKKU Presents: Hentai Worth Watching - This was the big one that everyone wanted to be at, I was totally shocked at the number of women at this panel, all the other FAKKU panels had women sprinkled in but at this one there were a ton and they were full on in to it. Great panel.
  • Open Mic Karaoke - I'm not a singer but I enjoy watching.

Sunday - 10am - 5:30pm

  • Gourmet Girl Graffiti (1-4) - Super cute series that I must continue.
  • AMV Winner Showcase - I haven't watched many AMV's the past decade or so but today's AMVs are incredible compared to the olden days, here is the ballot with all the info and my favs were ManiacaL, Safe and Sound, Cosplay Bargain Bin and Reiterate Things.
  • Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun (1-4) - Rewatched the first three eps and luckily they played the fourth one this time cause it was really good.
  • The Prince of Tennis (1-3) - I need to continue this series, I think I watched the first two box sets and I enjoyed them.
  • Fruits Basket (half of 4) - I read this for a while in my very early manga days, I never really liked it and just watched a little of this fourth episodes cause I got to the room early.
  • Princess Jellyfish (1-4) - I had planned on watching Steins; Gate cause it looks interesting but on a whim I watched the Princess Jellyfish and liked it way more so I went to this instead and I'm glad I did as this series is great, can't wait to watch more.

This was a pretty small convention, this was its first year at this venue and they said they had moved to it cause the last venue was too small for their 3000 attendees and I was told they were expecting 5k this year and then on day one or zero I was told 2000 were expected, I think that might have been total not per day as there really wasn't that many people so I'm glad I went so I could see if I could handle being around a lot of people and I didn't have a problem handling it. The main downside to the size was that the showroom was tiny, only 44 tables :/ none of the known publishers really showed up, the closest thing to that was Funimation, FAKKU and J-List, everybody else was small timers that sell trinkets and stuff out of their homes or online, only two booths had dvds/blu-rays and only three total had manga of any sort which was kind of stupid and only one booth had backpacks and it was like as an afterthought as they only had nine different ones and they were all kid-like shaped like animal heads and that kind of thing no messenger bags like I was looking for.

And to end with here are the three things I bought (cause I'm poor):

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