A Newcomer's Comic Journal #005

"My common sense is tingling."

So I had some time to read comics again and in the face of Superman's new arc "Truth", I was curageous enough to try something new.

I've literally never been a fan of Supes. In fact, I thought he was a boring superhero. Turns out that Superman is much more appealing to me when he's not able to channel his whole power. After getting hooked on the mentioned arc by the Batman/Superman Sneak Peek, I did some research and found somebody suggesting some lead-ins to Supes' Truth.

  • Superman #40
  • Action Comics Sneak Peek
  • Batman/Superman Sneak Peek (that's the one that directed my attention to the "new" Superman)
  • Superman/Wonder Woman Sneak Peek

So I read all of them and was amazed. I never really thought I'd like this but I did. It was further suggested to read Geoff Johns' Superman run if one liked the mentioned lead-ins. So I did that too.

  • Superman #32-39

It was a really good read; very tragic and emotional. If you didn't read it, I suggest you do! I never looked at Superman that way... But I guess I'm just not familiar with him.

I'm looking forward to

  • Action Comics #41
  • Batman/Superman #21
  • Superman/Wonder Woman #18
  • Superman #41

Action Comics and Batman/Superman is written by Greg Pak so I have no doubt that I'll love these books. I'm curious about the other two.

Also worth noting:

So I'm not even worried I might not like the books Superman/Wonder Woman & Superman. Lucky me.

I'll also check out Superman: Doomed, the cover of ish #1 looked breathtakingly cool.

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I also managed to read some tiny bits of Deadpool:

  • Deadpool #17
  • Amazing Spider-Man #47 (yes, not really Deadpool but if you read Pool's Classic you know it belongs here)

Ish #17 was really cool. I got to know more about Landau, Luckman & Lake and their intentions as well as the ruthlessness of Zoe's boss. Pool also finally makes his mind up and tries to fix what he has broken in the previous issues. Very promising. F*** you, Ajax for ruining their moment.

I also read half of the Deadpool & Death Annual which finally seems to deliver the origin story I craved for. Unfortunately I had to get up pretty early today, so I couldn't finish it.

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Furthermore I'll have to read some Justice League, since I really want to read the new arc Darkseid War. The art looks so amazing... If no other plans get in my way, I'll start reading Justice League this evening:

  • Justice League #01-06
  • Forever Evil #01-07
  • Justice League #30-33
  • Justice League #40

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Enough with the jabbering for today. I'm sure I'll harass you guys again soon!

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A Newcomer's Comic Journal #004

"If you don't let me go, I'm gonna lick your hand."

I didn't have much time to read the last few days, but I managed to at least read a few Deadpool issues:

  • Deadpool (1997) #015
  • Deadpool (1997) #016

The story keeps me entertained, that's for sure. I'm also intrigued by Deadpool's character development over the course of this series. Ruthless and plain insane at first, Deadpool keeps getting pushed to the good side and tries to be a hero. Maybe just for the sake of Syrin at first, but I think deep inside he knows it's the right way to go for his own good.

Unfortunately his insanity (if one may call it that) keeps getting the better of him from time to time and he gets his ass handed to him by T-Ray. I honestly wonder what's the deal with this guy. Hopefully Kelly will shed some more light on that matter in the future issues.

I'm also dying to read more about Deadpool's involvement in the Weapon X program... His origins remain mostly unclear as of yet. I want details!

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By the way; what do you guys use to keep track of your comic collection? It may not be an issue already with me, but I wanted to do it anyway cause my memory is kinda crappy sometimes. So I created a spreadsheet using Excel:

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I'm pretty excited for things like this. I love putting together lists of things I "did", like animes I watched, mangas I've read, TV-shows and movies I've watched and so on. I'm also pretty satisfied with the design of my spreadsheet. Time will tell it will remain lucid when my collection continues to grow.

Fun fact: I'm "colorblind", so please don't hate should the colors of my sheet not match each other.

That's it for today, I guess. More will follow with more time at hand.

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A Newcomer's Comic Journal #003

Books I read the day before yesterday (2015/05/28):

  • Sons of the Devil #001
  • Old Man Logan #001
  • Infinity Gauntlet #001
  • Inferno #001
  • Secret Wars 2099 #001
  • Ultimate End #001
  • Fight Club 2 #001

Sons of the Devil seemed pretty intriguing. I liked the art very much and the story is promising. I'm looking forward to issue #002!

Old Man Logan ... pure eyecandy. The visuals really were beautiful beyond measure. Since I didn't read the Old Man Logan arc, I wasn't disappointed by the story as I heard many people were. This book will stay in my pull list.

Infinity Gauntlet looked really good, too. I liked the art and the story might become really cool. But I gotta admit I'm not that hard to entertain. Let's see what issue #002 will be like.

Inferno was a disappointment for me. Normally I really dig demon-settings. But here I was pretty underwhelmed. I'm also not quite the fan of Colossus. So I won't read further issues of Inferno. Same goes for Secret Wars 2099 (I couldn't enjoy that... I'm not a fan of Cap and Hawkeye and the tech enhancements were just not my cup of tea. I dunno), Ultimate End (just didn't like it) and Fight Club 2, which was just confusing to me so I dropped it after a few pages. The art also wasn't really appealing for me. Although I really dig the cover art.

So - books that remain on my pull list:

  • Sons of the Devil
  • Old Man Logan
  • Infinity Gauntlet

And books I dropped:

  • Inferno
  • Secret Wars 2099
  • Ultimate End
  • Fight Club 2

Which is totally not a bad thing for me, since I already got too many ongoings on my radar for my taste.

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I'm also very eager to continue reading Deadpool. I think I'll also take a look at Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars, which hopefully won't spoil my Deadpool experience.

Deadpool books I read recently:

  • Deadpool #012 (1998)
  • Deadpool #013 (1998)
  • Deadpool #014 (1998)

The visuals up to #013 were cool, but starting with #014 the visuals became delicious with Walter McDaniel replacing Pete Woods as penciller. I was quite surprised and amazed by the major improvement. I actually even showed some panels to my girlfriend. And I've not been doing this often. I once showed her some of Clayton Crain's art (my favorite artist btw) from Savior #002.

Deadpool is even more fun when he's depictet more gorgeously. The hype is real!

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A Newcomer's Comic Journal #002

"I can say Chinichanga in seven languajes."

So yesterday (2015/05/27) I managed to read a few comics after getting my stuff mostly done. Good thing some books came out which I excitingly anticipated. The "Pending"-pile grows steadily, I absolutely need to settle for a few ongoings and finish all the other ones I already started.

Books I added to my stash yesterday:

  • Secret Wars #000 (FCBD) (2015)
  • Secret Wars #002 (2015)
  • X-Men '92 Infinite Comic #001 (2015)
  • Old Man Logan #001 (2015)
  • Inferno #001 (2015)
  • Secret Wars 2099 #001 (2015)
  • Secret Wars: Battleworld #001 (2015)
  • Ultimate End #001 (2015)
  • The Infinity Gauntlet #001 (2015)
  • Fight Club 2 #001 (2015)
  • Sons of the Devil #001 (2015)

So... I raised the pile by 11 issues... 9 of which are Secret Wars and some tie-ins. I'm not sure yet if I'll finish them all, but I wanted to check those out.

Books I read yesterday:

  • Secret Wars #000
  • Secret Wars #002
  • X-Men '92 Infinite Comic #001
  • Secret Wars: Battleworld #001

Still some issues to read. 11 - 4 = 7

Also added Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars to my "pull list". God, I need to continue reading Deadpool. I wanna read Cable & Deadpool so bad. Watched some X-Men TAS episodes yesterday, starring Cable.

Let's see how much time I can spare the next days to spend on comics.

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A Newcomer's Comic Journal #001

"Are you talking to yourself or do you see little yellow boxes too?"

Since I very much enjoyed the first two Volumes of Rick Remender's Uncanny X-Force and especially liked Deadpool, I wanted to read more of him.

Inspired by ComicBookHerald's Deadpool Reading Order, I started digging in and am reading Deadpool #012 (1997) atm. I'm looking forward to Agent X and Cable & Deadpool, the current Deadpool books are intriguing, too.

I think Deadpool might be my favorite comic book character as yet; besides the Hulk. I'll have to finish The Definitive Incredible Hulk (Marvel Platinum) book eventually... Though Silver Age comics are tiring to read for me. (What's the exact definition of Silver Age by the way?!)

So, Deadpool books I read recently:

  • New Mutants #98
  • Deadpool: The Circle Chase (1993) (#001-004)
  • Deadpool (1994) #001-004
  • Deadpool (1997) #001-011
  • Deadpool (1997) #-1
  • Daredevil/Deadpool Annual 1997

Which are collected in Deadpool Classic, Vol. 01-03. I read comics digitally on my Win8 tablet, which is very comfy, though I prefer to get physical copies of comics, my current occupation doesn't allow buying all of these trades to put on my shelf. So I have to settle with collecting most of them using ComiXology and the like... Still hoping for a Win8 app of Marvel Unlimited but the support doesn't help much regarding this matter.

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