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Releases for the Week of                
Wednesday,
November 8th, 2006

MARVEL
Amazing Spider-Girl #2
Annihilation #4
Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes II #1
Bullets Points #1
Civil War #3 Thor Returns Cover (2nd Print )
Civil War Thunderbolts Swimming With Sharks
Civil War Young Avengers Runaways #4
Doctor Strange Oath #2
Eternals #5
Eternals #5 JR JR Incentive Cover
Magician’s Apprentice #3
Marvel Legacy 1980s Handbook
New X-Men #32
Punisher #40
Ultimate X-Men #76
Wisdom #1
Wolverine Origins #8 Quesada Cover
Wolverine Origins #8 Non-Quesada Cover

DC
52 Week #27
Batman #658
Batman and the Mad Monk #4
Firestorm the Nuclear Man #31
Green Arrow #68
Green Lantern #14
JLA Classified #29
Martian Manhunter #4
Superman #657
Tales of the Unexpected #2
Teen Titans #40

DC/VERTIGO
DMZ #13
Fables #55
Y The Last Man #51

DC/WILDSTORM
Gen 13 #2
Gen 13 #2 Incentive Cover
Rokkin #5
Stormwatch PhD #1
Stormwatch PhD Incentive Cover A
Stormwatch PhD Incentive Cover B

INDEPENDENT
Battlestar Galactica #3 Raynor Cover
Battlestar Galactica #3 Lee Cover
Battlestar Galactica #3 Batista Cover
Battlestar Galactica #3 Photo Cover
Battlestar Galactica #3 Batista Sketch Incentive Cover
Battlestar Galactica #3 Lee Negative Incentive Cover
Battle Pope Color #11
Blade of the Immortal #119
Cross Bronx #3
CSI Dying in the Gutters #4
Damned #2
Devi #5
GI Joe America’s Elite #17
Hunter Killer #9 Basaluda Cover
Hunter Killer #9 Silvestri Cover
Knights of the Dinner Table #120
Last Christmas #5
Midnight Sun #2
Nodwick #35
Peepshow #14
Phonogram #3
Please Release #1
Red Sonja #16 Rubi Cover
Red Sonja #16 E-Bass Cover
Red Sonja #16 Giordano Cover
Red Sonja #16 Sadowski Cover
Red Sonja #16 Rubi B&W Incentive Cover
Red Sonja #16 E-Bass Negative Incentive Cover
Rex Libris #6
Spike Asylum #3
Star Wars Dark Times #1
Super Naturals #1
Transformers Generations #9
Ursa Minors #3
Warren Ellis Black Gas 2 #1 (Random Fill)
Xena #4 Neves Cover
Xena #4 Batista Cover
Xena #4 Photo Cover
Xena #4 Batista Virgin Incentive Cover
Xena #4 Batista Negative Incentive Cover

MANGA TRADES
Death Note vol. 4
Trigun Maximum vol. 10

TRADES & HARDCOVERS
Captain Atom Armageddon
Complete Metal Gear Solid
Heroes Reborn Iron Man
Marvel Zombies HC (2nd Print)
Nightwing Renegade
Punisher Very Special Holidays
Real Ghostbusters Vol. 4 This Ghost is Toast
Secret War
Shana the She Devil
X-Men Fairy Tales

MAGAZINES
Dreamwatch USA #26
Lee’s Toy Review #159
Toyfare #113
TV Zone #208
Wolverine Poster Magazine

KIDS
Batman Strikes #27
Betty & Veronica Digest #170
Betty & Veronica Spectacular #76
Cartoon Network Action Pack #7
FF: Franklin Richards Happy Franksgiving
Happy Feet Cinemanga
Happy Feet Jr Cinemanga
Marvel Adventures FF #18
Sabrina vol. 2 #80
Walt Disney’s Christmas Parade #4

TOYS
Batman B&W Statue by Kelly Jones
Batman Dark Victory Series 1
Elektra Mini Bust by Bowen
Red Skull Statue
Scarface Talking Action Figure (Explicit)
Wonder Man Mini Bust

T-SHIRT
Tick Insect Logo


 ...dal has candy...
GRAHAMTAGONISM!!

graham-tag-o-nism / gram-TAG-uh-niz-uhm
–noun

1. an active hostility or opposition, in regards to comic book reviews, between unfriendly or conflicting employees of Graham Crackers Comics.

2. a relationship between two species of simultaneous reviews in which the individuals of each opinion adversely affect the other, as in competition.

3. a weekly on-line comic book review column by
W. DAL BUSH and PATRICK BROWER in which their opinions take precedence over yours.

       

PATRICK: Why the *bleep* did you make me read Freshmen?

PATRICK: What a piece of *bleep.*

PATRICK: I don't want to bad-mouth your personal friend Seth Green, but Jesus *bleeping* Christ!

W. DAL: Because I can't seem to leave school, any school, behind. I still have nightmares that I haven't graduated high school. Seriously! And now I suppose I'll have nightmares about reading more Freshmen comics...

W. DAL: No, it wasn't THAT bad.

W. DAL: Bad, but not THAT bad.

W. DAL: Not funny enough (or at all) to be a humor comic, and not involving enough to qualify as a dramatic series. Still, 22 pages plus staples at least makes it a comic, right? Points for that.


PATRICK: I didn't want to finish it. I thought it was so trite and cliché and that stupid, stupid curse-censoring they do really took me right out of the book.

PATRICK: Also, how much more could they telegraph the Dad being bad? GASP! And look, one more "captain's Log" narration comic for the world. Wheeee!

PATRICK: Previous artist Leonard Kirk is absent for book II and now a character named Len Kirk is missing from the story. How clever!

W. DAL: It's just... I never know if they're trying to be funny. You've got characters like The Squirrel and The Drama Twins, which seems like they're trying for out and out satire, right? But instead, it's a lot of personal problems, intrigue and whatnot, so it's serious? But... The Squirrel? Wha? Pick a target and try to hit it, fellas! None of this "dramedy" nonsense!

PATRICK: It really feels so forced to me, and I actually wanted to like it. I like stories about college. I like super-hero comics. Well, good ones, anyway. And I didn't totally hate Freshmen volume 1, but I guess this is just way too much of the same, and the things that are different are different in a much less good way.

W. DAL: Yeah. It's a decent premise, I guess, but it needs A LOT of shaping to achieve it's potential. So then, what's your rating and obligatory school reference?

PATRICK: Um, C- which I guess would be
5 Grahams. My school reference is this: Call the book "Freshmen: Second Semester," not "Freshmen II: Fundamentals of Fear."

W. DAL: I'll give it
5 Grahams as well. With this note: "Freshmen demonstrates an inability to apply himself. Perhaps less time spent being a class clown would see an improvement next semester."

W. DAL: But enough of this self-flagellation, Top Cow style. MIDNIGHTER! A book by Garth Ennis and Chris Sprouse, for crying out loud! Quality with a capital Qu... never mind. Anyway, what'd you think?

PATRICK: I almost wept. See, dear readers, most weeks Dal has to work this column around what I've actually read. Not that I don't read comics anymore, I just don't read them in a timely manner. So when the books were chosen for this week, Dal had to wait for me to read them both. Getting to read Midnighter #1 after Freshmen II #1 was EXACTLY what I needed to make me believe in good comics again.

W. DAL: Alright, Virginia, here's where I break your heart with my There's-No-Santa-Claus-We-All-Die-Alone-Torchwood-Isn't-So-Good Dalbushery: I found Midnighter to be uninspired and SHOCK boring. Take that, Pat's fleeting happiness!

PATRICK: Hey, I just noticed this... isn't Torchwood an anagram? For...

PATRICK: Woodtorch!

W. DAL: No, it's Doctor How. Don't you read Doctor How Magazine every month? It's got fresh interviews from stars like Doctor How himself, David Morrissey!

PATRICK: Man, there's just something primalistically satisfying about an ass-kicking dude kicking ass. This sure ain't Dickens, and granted most of Dickens fight scenes were a little lacking, but I like Midnighter because he's so one-dimensional. And brutally unapologetic about it.

PATRICK: I'm sure I'm missing some subtle Garth Ennis social commentary by having Midnighter start the issue in Afghanistan, but I don't really care. Honestly the story is secondary to the pretty pictures and the violence.

W. DAL: And why be apologetic? After all, Garth Ennis is only recycling his most bland sub-Batman, Dirty Harry shtick that got tired back when Hitman ended, and hooray! Ennis somehow worked a WW2 plot into a 2006 SUPERHERO/SCI-FI comic. That's an accomplishment, even for the man who's created more WW2 fiction than Steven Spielberg and the makers of the Call of Duty franchise combined.

W. DAL: Look, I like Ennis' stuff. Preacher, Punisher, Boys, you name it. But that doesn’t excuse this feeling unnecessary and inconsequential.


PATRICK: Hurm, I'm in the awkward position of actually agreeing with you, but still liking the book anyway. Liking the book isn't the conundrum--agreeing with you is! Yeah it's unnecessary and inconsequential, but for Jamie's sake, what do we sell that isn't?

W. DAL: Easy! Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, Spider-Man & Power Pack, Local, Hello Kitty Sours and Harley's fat a$$. Make me some money, fatty!

W. DAL: But regardless...
  6 Grahams for Midnighter. A good book, but SO forgettable.

PATRICK:
 
8 Grahams for this week's most memorable, um, …thing!

W. DAL: There you have it. This week's books are officially boring and/or painful, Pat's candy-induced Midnighter grade aside. BOY am I glad I came back for this. But next week: A RETURN TO GREATNESS! Or, more comics. We'll see!

PATRICK: Um, were you gone? Where were you? Was it nice there? Was there candy?

W. DAL: Candy? What? Why would you say OH MY GOD LOOK IT'S A GIANT GRIMJACK RIDING A GUITAR HERO CONTROLLER! *zoom!*


AVENGERS EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES II #1

Marvel Comics

Links to previous weeks releases:
NEW 11/01/2006
NEW 10/25/2006
NEW 10/18/2006
NEW 10/11/2006
NEW 10/04/2006
NEW SEPTEMBER 06
NEW AUGUST 06
NEW JULY 06
NEW JUNE 06
NEW MAY 06
NEW APRIL 06
NEW MARCH 06
NEW FEBRUARY 06
NEW JANUARY 06



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