By | Friday, August 11, 2006 Leave a Comment
Lots of good news on the Kleefeld front this week! Well, not so much "lots" but maybe "big".

I was offered a job by the good folks at GE... working on their web sites in their GE Capital division. (Them's the folks what handles money.) And, as you may know if you've been reading the blog here, that means that I can actually relax a little bit, now that I know there'll be a steady income come September. To celebrate, naturally, I went back to the comic shop and picked up about five or six weeks' worth of books that I'd been missing to help ensure that The Wife and I wouldn't go straight to the poor house.

As I've noted on the site before, I have a $20 weekly allowance for comics. So, theoretically, that means I should've needed to have spent about $120 or so to get caught up. Curiously, though, my total rang up to only $80. Some of that I had explanations for. There just happened to be a 10% off sale at the shop, so I got a bit of a discount there. There were a couple of books, not on my pull list, that had sold out. Just before my comic shop hiatus, there were a couple titles I was getting that had recently ended. But that still doesn't seem to account for all of it.

In any event, last night I had the pleasure of sitting down with a decent-sized stack of comic books and just reading them again. It felt... right. It felt like I was doing what I was supposed to be doing. I actually missed holding a comic book in my hands and flipping through the pages, watching a story unfold. The stories I've read so far were, for the most part, enjoyable but I wasn't as concerned about the latest exploits of Spider-Man or Green Arrow as I was that I had a comic book in my hands again.

I suspect that says something about me, but I'm not entirely sure what.

For those curious, here's a list of what I picked up yesterday...

Agents of Atlas #1, Alter Ego #60, Amazing Spider-Man #534, Aquaman #43, Buckaroo Banzai #2, Civil War #3, Daredevil #86-87, Dorothy #6, Fantastic Four #539, Fantastic Four: First Family #6, Jack Kirby's Galactic Bounty Hunters #1, Godland #12, Green Arrow #64-65, Lullaby #4, New Avengers #22, The Oz-Wonderland Chronicles #1, Rocketo #10, She-Hulk #9-10, Ultimate Fantastic Four #31, and Ultimate Spider-Man #96-98.

I haven't read too many of them yet, but I was surprised by the level of quality of the ones I did read. In particular, New Avengers #22 amd the two Daredevil issues. But I can get more into that later. For now, I'm just thrilled to have a stack of new comics again.
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