What's on My Plate

By | Thursday, April 13, 2006 Leave a Comment
I had an interesting dilema this week at the comic shop. The Wife asked, for a variety of reasons, that I refrained from buying comics last week. What that means this week, though, is that I have more comics that I'd like to purchase, with my same weekly comic allowance. What was particularly frustrating, too, was that, if I had gone in last week, I would've finally caught up on all the books that I had been trying to get but couldn't because I kept hitting that same weekly limit. So this week proved to be a little difficult.

What I thought I'd do here is list what I wanted to get, whether or not I did, and why...
Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #41
I'm really interested to see where Busiek takes this. Aquaman was one of my favorite characters as a kid, and I'd like to become interested in him again. Last issue was definitely intriguing, so we'll see where this goes. I went ahead and picked this one up, partially because it's not on my pull list yet, and I want to make sure I get a copy at some point.
Avengers #77
I went through all of the other books on this list and determined what could squeeze into my $20 budget. With tax (yes, I actually calculated tax in the store) it came out to just shy of $18. There was no way I could get another new book, but I knew that many of the back issues they have are $2 or less. I happened across this issue, which fills in a nice hole in my Avengers collection, and it had exactly a $2 price tag.
Black Panther #14
I initially got Priest's version of the book because of T'Challa's connection to the Fantastic Four, but his writing really won me over and I enjoyed his entire run. I've been buying this new series out of deference to that, but it hasn't really sparked for me. The additional hype around his impending marriage to Storm doesn't entice me any more either. This one's been sitting on the shelf for a couple of weeks now (again, from budget concerns). I might ultimately decide to stop getting this title altogether.
Books of Doom #5
I'm buying this largely because of the FF connection. It is somewhat interesting, but my spending limit made me hold out a couple of weeks to pick this up. I grabbed it this week because I want to make sure I get it before #6 is out.
Fantastic Four: First Family #2
Since I run FFPlaza.com, I consider this a mandatory buy. On the plus side, the first issue was good and I was looking forward to this one.
Green Arrow #61
Well, GA has always been my favorite DC character. Plus, the cover price is only $2.50, so I'll be in a little better financial position if I pick this up.
Marvel Nemesis: The Imperfects #6
This one's been sitting in the back issue bin for quite some time now. I plan on picking it up eventually, but it really wasn't that great of a series, so I'm in no hurry.
Nextwave #3
I bought #s 1 and 2 several weeks after they came, hearing good things about them. I'd like to continue buying the series, but I'm not sure if I can financially commit myself to it yet. I left this one on the shelf for now.
Planetary #25
Brilliant series. I went ahead and picked this up because I quite simply really, really enjoy it.
Thunderbolts #101
As much as I enjoy the series, it's not a "critical" one for me. Plus, this is on my pull list and I know my shop will save a copy for me next week.
Ultimate Spider-Man #92
Well, #93 came out this week so I figured I'd better grab #92 before I have to start hunting it down in the back issue bins.
Ultimate Spider-Man #93
This one's on my pull list, so I know my shop will save a copy for me next week. I'll pass for now. Besides, I haven't even read #92 yet!

So that's what I went through in the comic shop this week. As always, it's a matter of deciding which comics are most important to me, but I find it interesting to consciously work through that process.
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