Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Shopping list

Am I the only person who finds it hard to get excited about the election of an American president? I mean, come on folks, he might be black, but he's STILL The Man! Shit ain't REALLY gonna change you know!

I suppose I could've got more into the whole thing if he'd dropped a "With great power comes great responsibility" into his inauguration speech. If he was really the uber nerd that we keep hearing he is, he'd have thrown a little Easter egg our way wouldn't he? The fact that he didn't leaves me more convinced than ever that this whole thing about him liking comics is rubbish. Doesn't look like any comic fan I've ever met - too good looking, very successful, wears sharp suits. No, he'd stand out a mile at a comic market. I bet he smells nice too.

Ach well, no doubt I'm wrong and his long boxes are being moved into the White House as we speak. He's probably as excited about new comics day as the rest of us. Here are some of the books I'm sure he'll be reading this week...

Amazing Spider-Man #584
I'm guessing that all those folks who queued around the block for #583 won't be back for #584. "No shit Sherlock" I hear my imaginary audience cry. 

Of course some of them might have returned had #583 been worth reading, unfortunately it was a "Spider-Man goes on a date" issue with a badly drawn Obama back-up. 

Who needs new readers eh?

Conan The Cimmerian #7
Apparently Obama loves a bit of Conan. He's probably listening to The Anvil of Crom, supping mead from a rhino horn and hovering over the red button as we speak. I would be. 

Final Crisis Superman Beyond #2 (Of 2)
OK, time to pull on those specs you picked up at My Bloody Valentine 3-D, Supes is back. Hopefully this one will fill in some of the holes that were so evident in Final Crisis #6. Even if it doesn't, it will at least feature more Nazi Superman, which can only be a good thing, right?.

Green Lantern #37 
You know why you should be buying this by now. OK, for the last time: Aliens in leotards blowing holes in each other's heads with power rings in space. OK? 

Phonogram 2  #2
I doubt Obama's buying this one. I liked issue #1 very much and have high hopes for number two.

Supergirl #37
Never thought I'd be buying a Supergirl comic, but you know, gotta keep up with this whole New Krypton thing. Actually, is that over now? I mean in the last chapter we actually got a new Krypton, so maybe I can drop Supergirl now. Being the sap I am, I'll probably buy it anyway.


mr wheatley said...

iam on a Remender jag at the moment. He's great! making my way through fear agent. its the best thing ive read in ages.

Anonymous said...


You gotta read Gigantic, it's ace. V 2000AD, although I suspect this isn't deliberate.

All his Dark Horse stuff is top quality

We must meet for a drink with the boy French when you finish up with Ideal.



Anonymous said...

Yeah Yeah.... Meet up with boy French and Dottie the laser eyed dog!

Goli Mar,

Jared said...

Wow. Points for the Crom reference.

Mr A. P. Salmond, esq. said...

So Obama wrote a letter directed at his kids for Parade magazine, which included the line:
"And I want every child to understand that the blessings these brave Americans fight for are not free—that with the great privilege of being a citizen of this nation comes great responsibility."

No Phonogram this week I'm afraid! Didn't ship! Buy Mysterius the Unfathomable instead...

Mr A. P. Salmond, esq. said...

Or Manifest Destiny #5, with Gillen's Dazzler story. Unless you want to heed my advice and stay well away.

Anonymous said...

MR SALMOND: Not the Parade magazine I remember I hope!

I actually saw a whole hose of goodies on your latest Gosh Authority that I wouldn't mind picking up. I bought Eddie Current first time round so am quite tempted to replace it.

Gillen and Dazzler actually sounds like a good fit - be damn perfect if McKelvie was drawing it.

DAVE: Dottie is a must, got to have someone there to impress the ladeez.

JARED: Ta for the points. Anvil of Crom is amongst the finest pieces of music EVER written


Mr A. P. Salmond, esq. said...

That's what I thought, but in reality it just feels a bit odd. Like a Phonogram story which is filtered through superheroics to produce a grande cup of lameness. Clever idea, to be sure, but just doesn't quite work.

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