The excitement never ends on New Comic Book Day. Especially when you have comics like these flying into stores:
30 DAYS OF NIGHT 3, ADVENTURE TIME 73, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 795, ARMSTRONG & THE VAULT OF SPIRITS 1, AVENGERS 679, BACK TO THE FUTURE TIME TRAIN 2, BANE CONQUEST 9, BATMAN 40, BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT 5, BLACK BOLT 10, BLACK PANTHER SOUND AND FURY 1, COYOTES 4, DAMNED 8, DAREDEVIL 598, DASTARDLY & MUTLEY 6, DEATHSTROKE 28, DEJAH THORIS 1, EXIT STAGE LEFT THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES 2, GAME OF THRONES CLASH OF KINGS 8, GIANT DAYS 35, GRAVEDIGGERS UNION 4GREEN ARROW 37, GREEN LANTERNS 40, HAUNTED HORROR 32, HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA 5, HARLEY QUINN 37, HAWKEYE 15, I HATE FAIRYLAND 16, ICEMAN 10, INFINITY COUNTDOWN ADAM WARLOCK 1, INJUSTICE II #19, IRON FIST 77, JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS DIMENSIONS 3, JETSONS 4, JUSTICE LEAGUE 38, LEGENDARY RED SONJA 1, MECH CADET YU 6, MONSTRO MECHANICA 3, MOTHER PANIC/BATMAN SPECIAL 1, NIGHTWING 38, PAPER GIRLS 20, QUARRYS WAR 3, RASPUTIN VOICE OF THE DRAGON 4, RISE OF THE BLACK PANTHER 2, ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN 8, ROGUE & GAMBIT 2, RUNAWAYS 6, SAVAGE DRAGON 231, SCALES & SCOUNDRELS 6, SCARLETTS STRIKE FORCE 2, SHADOW/BATMAN 5 SHE-HULK 162, SHRUGGED VOL 2 #6, SNOTGIRL 9, SPIDER-MAN 237, SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL 27, SPIRITS OF VENGENCE 5, STAR WARS 43, SUPERMAN 40, TMNT UNIVERSE 19, TOMB RAIDER SURVIVORS CRUSADE 3, TRANSFORMERS VS VISIONARIES 2, TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT 14, TWISTED ROMANCE 1, VAN HELSING VS ROBYN HOOD 2, VENOM 161, VS #1, WALKING DEAD 176, WICKED & DIVINE 1923, WITCHBLADE 3, WONDERFUL WORLD OF TANK GIRL 3, X-MEN GOLD 21, X-MEN RED 1, YOUNG MONSTERS IN LOVE 1....
To name but a few.
Unfortunately, I will barely read any of these. Partly because I don’t read Marvel or DC at the moment but mostly because my weekly budget has shrunk over the last few years so I’m now very picky about what I order and what I buy. There are complaints abound that the publishers are releasing too many titles each month and this is damaging sales overall. I'm not an expert on sales so can't comment. However, the vast array of titles is daunting and it must be difficult for new readers to know where to start. Hopefully the few recommendations I make each week can help someone out.
Which leads me to two titles that are in my order this week: VS #1 and 30 Days of Night #3. For my reviews of both of these titles check out Comiconverse.com. (VS will be up soon and 30 Days of Night is here) But before you leave, here’s a look at a few images from both of those titles to whet your appetite: