What to say? Well, I got woken up far too early this morning and lay in the dark watching Teletubbies with my son. A bit later I collapsed on the sofa shielding my eyes from the sun and watching The Justice League on Children's ITV. I've heard a lot about this cartoon as it's a big hit with the middle-aged men who produce the podcasts which I listen to. I thought it was OK. I take my hat off to the producers and writers for filling the show with obscure DC villains, but was less than enamoured by the animation (Batman's head is tiny, while Superman's shoulders are ridiculously broad). The voice acting was also pretty crummy, never have I heard so many superheroes sounding so bored. Still, it's not for me is it? I'm sure the kids love it.
Compiling my shopping list for this week, I see that 100 Bullets #100 is out. This means that the whole series will be available in trade soon, which is nice. I read the first nine in the series, but then gave up because I ended up forgetting too much between trades. It's such a complicated muddle of conspiracies and characters that losing track really screws up any chance the reader has of knowing what the hell is going on. Thus I will wait for the last trade and then read the whole story on some weekend where the missus and bubba are away and I have nothing to do. Bring it on.
As for what I'll be buying this week, well, here's my list
Action Comics #876
Amazing Spider-Man #591
Captain America #49
Conan The Cimmerian #10
Gigantic #4 (of 5)
Green Lantern Corps #35
Sub-Mariner 70th Anniversary one shot
Fuck me, 10 comics?! What a sick week. Plenty of good'uns though - Phonogram (at last!), Incognito, Green Lantern Corps (Alien squishing shenanigans. Yay!), Conan (which is on top, top form at the mo. The Tomas Giorello art is just beautiful and Conan as a bad-ass mercenary rocks!) and Gigantic (Rick Remender indie goodness. Get it while it lasts folks, he's signed an exclusive with Marvel which means we'll be getting no more Fear Agent, End League or Crawlspace for the forseeable future. Sucks balls doesn't it?).
UPDATE (1.45pm): Apparently neither Phonogram or Gigantic are out this week after all. Sorry if I got anyone's hopes up.
UPDATE (1.48pm): Hmm, might not be a new Conan either. There is a new Iron-Man though. What a mess of a shopping list, eh? Told you I was tired.