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This actually looks sort of…. really good.

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>Secret Empire #3

>Marvel: May 31, 2017 Writer: Nick Spencer Art: Andrea Sorrentino Cover: Mark Brooks

>Cover Price: $3.99 UPC: 75960608662700311 Diamond ID: MAR170915 GCIN: 970487

>Under constant attack from wave after wave of invading Chitauri aliens, Captain Marvel and the deep space task force under her command is waging a war of attrition - one they may not be able to survive! And back on Earth, things aren't looking too rosy for Hawkeye and his band of renegade heroes, either! But don't worry -THE SECRET EMPIRE WILL AVENGE YOU! Rated T+
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>Saga #43

>Image: May 31, 2017 Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Art: Fiona Staples Cover: Fiona Staples

>Cover Price: $0.25 UPC: 70985301166804311 Diamond ID: MAR170720 GCIN: 970248

>NEW STORY ARC BEGINS FOR JUST 25 CENTS!!! SAGA returns monthly with a brave new direction, and to celebrate Image's 25th Anniversary, this full-sized issue costs just 25 cents! In a perfect jumping-on point for first-time readers, Hazel and her star-crossed parents embark on a thrilling new adventure at the westernmost edge of the universe.


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These are the books I picked up today.



I should have listed them out for ease.

>Previews #345

>Dollface #5
>Zombie Kid Diaries - Playing Dead
>Marvel Previews
>Lady Mechanika Vol 3
>The Old Guard #4
>Comic Legal Defense Fund Vol 2 # 2
>Royal City #3
>The Circle #5
>Black Cloud #2
>Cannibal #5
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Is that your pull?


Some of it. Some is just off the rack, or something that caught my interest. I don't really have a pull list, I find that I forget to cancel shitty books when I have a pull list.

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And Katy Perry is ludicrously popular. Some people enjoy it, others expect something with more substance. It's not hard to comprehend different people want different things.


Nice cop-out.


>some people like stuff others don't

i laff'd


>implying "it doesn't matter if people like it, it's still bad for no reason" isn't a cop out
Why don't you just go back to reading serious pretentious comics for serious pretentious people like yourself?


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I was going to say "inb4 he thinks we are the same person" but he beat me to it.

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If the trinity weren't a thing, would she make a better member of the JLA than Wonder Woman?

For reasons other than her 10/10 rack


Also her backstory would need a semi-rewrite to compare with the likes of Superman, Batman, GL and the Flash, but if you just had her effectively fall out of a hypertime portal, that would be fine. She just has the problem of not having a history or rogues gallery thanks to countless rewrites and ALWAYS being on a team.

She's just so much better than wondy.
>Better Costume
>No lesbian or bondage undertones
>Significantly more likable
>Probably wouldn't fuck any other member of the JLA, but would get along with all of them

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Is season 4 going to be shit? Only time will tell, I guess.


I'm worried it really will be.
Probably kicked off Barry so now the show can be more "blacked".


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It was going like arrow, with the patteron of "pretty good season 1, REALLY good season 2 with a dangerous ending that worries everyone", but they seemed to dodge the torture-fest that was arrow season 3.

On the bright side, Jesse Quick will probably die, or at least the Jesse+Wally pairing, so they can set him up with Linda. What's really weird is that this is now a different Wally West. Nu52 Wally and real Wally have been retroactively made into new characters by Rebirth. So this wally was technically never The Flash. But technically that Wally isn't Iris's brother either, so who knows.

Since Black Flash is 'dead' now, I'm waiting for a shoop of pic related if he puts on the costume


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Oh yeah, and I'm really hoping they take a page from rebirth and give us Godspeed after that speed force lightning storm. That would be a good way to kill off Jesse too.

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What /co/mics are you currently reading?

Pic related. I'm reading through this run of Lady Death. I'm unfamiliar with the character, but this origin story is interesting. If I stick with it and read the original stories I'll be able to see how much they got wrong while making this origin story.


I have a bunch of rebirth stuff on my pull, and i'm planning on picking up jason aaron's thor when i have the money.

Isn't she just one of those pseudo-porn characters like tarot?


In the stories I'm reading she's got a lot of Red Sonja going on. Though that image I posted is from book #5, and I posted it before I read it. Book #5 did this weird thing where it republished an old story in it, and it was very much crap.

I think this Origins line is from 2015, so there's a lot skin shown, but the dialogue and story is also there. It's interesting and though she's sexy, it's not the main focus and there is thought in the storyline.

Though in the old story that I just read, it seems like someone just drew a bunch of Lady Death images and someone added words to the page later. All of her poses in it are incredibly unrealistic (I don't mean fantasized, I mean she'll be talking to someone, then all of a sudden she's twisting her whole body so that both her butt and tits are facing the character she's conversing with) and seem to be there just for the artist that wanted to jerk off, and then someone later had to try and make sense of the images by adding dialogue.

So, like Red Sonja, I assume the series has some runs that are story driven with a sexy main charater, and other runs are just like reading playboy issues where every panel is a pose. Unfortunately, it seems that in the "playboy" style story that was in this collection, the art wasn't great. At least if it's going to be a series of provocative poses, they could have got a better artist.

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Marvel Comics typically cancel books if they don't sell over 20k a month. Below is a list of books from Marvel that aren't hitting that goal and have the potential to be ended, or have already been canceled (denoted with an *).

There are a lot of books that are in trouble. When you hear people talk about Marvel being in a sales slump, this is what they mean. Source is Cosmic Book News. There's also a recurring theme with many of these stories.

CA: Sam Wilson - #21 - 18,650

Gwenpool - #14 - 17,972

Captain Marvel - #4 - 17,893

US Avengers - #5 - 17,880

Ultimates 2 - #6 -17,350

Dr. Strange & Sorcerers Supreme - #7 - 16,887
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I see your Rocket Raccoon, and raise you baby groot.


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Here is some more information from April. Interesting tidbits in here, but in the case of Marvel, the sold 5% more than DC, but published 20% more comics.

Not to imply that Marvel is going anywhere. Disney is raking in tons of money off of the movies.

Interesting, and scary, is that sales in April were way down. Not just compared to March, but also to April the year below. Toy sales dropped 45% month to month and 20% year over year. That can't excite anyone that works in the industry, especially local comic shops.


They're just going to pick back up after the reboot, which is 100% going to happen.

I expect it to coincide with DC universe vs. Dr. Manhattan


>expecting marvel to cancel miniseries
>muh socjus


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>Flash #22

>DC Comics: May 17, 2017 Writer: Joshua Williamson Art: Neil Googe Cover: Howard Porter

>Cover Price: $2.99 Diamond ID: NOV169208 GCIN: 967792

>"THE BUTTON" part four! The cataclysmic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party-and it's not who anyone suspects! It's a mystery woven through time, and the ticking clock starts here!
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>Us Avengers #6

>Marvel: May 17, 2017 Writer: Al Ewing Art: Paco Medina Cover: Paco Medina

>Cover Price: $3.99 UPC: 75960608625200611 Diamond ID: MAR170923 GCIN: 969900

>SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN! Steve Rogers shoots to kill - and A.I.M. is the target! As Roberto Da Costa's dreams come crashing down, can the U.S.Avengers stay in one piece? Plus: Are we actually going to kill Cannonball? Rated T+


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>Ultimates 2 #7

>Marvel: May 17, 2017 Writer: Al Ewing Art: Travel Foreman Cover: Christian Ward

>Cover Price: $3.99 UPC: 75960608631300711 Diamond ID: MAR170927 GCIN: 969858

>SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN! As Steve Rogers makes his move, the Ultimates find themselves on the wrong side of his plans. With an existential threat in control of Earth, Galactus might be their last hope… …but the Lifebringer has problems of his own. Rated T+


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>Star Wars #31

>Marvel: May 17, 2017 Writer: Jason Aaron Art: Salvador Larroca Cover: Stuart Immonen

>Cover Price: $3.99 UPC: 75960608113403111 Diamond ID: MAR171111 GCIN: 969818

>'THE SCREAMING CITADEL' - PART 2 While Luke and Aphra face the Queen of the Citadel? ?Han and Leia are coming?for Aphra?! Rated T


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>Spawn #1 25th Anniversary Directors Cut #1

>Image: May 17, 2017 Writer: Todd McFarlane Art: Todd McFarlane Cover: Ashley Wood

>Cover Price: $4.99 UPC: 70985302339500111 Diamond ID: MAR170645 GCIN: 969987

>2017 marks the 25th anniversary of SPAWN, created by TODD McFARLANE. Spawn debuted to the public, selling 1.7 million copies in 1992 and is on track to be the longest running independent comic ever. Director's Cut edition of SPAWN #1 includes: Original SPAWN #1 art boards Page commentary by TODD McFARLANE. Vintage surprises from the early days of SPAWN


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>Batman #23

>DC Comics: May 17, 2017 Writer: Tom King Art: David Finch Cover: David Finch

>Cover Price: $2.99 UPC: 76194134182802311 Diamond ID: MAR170274 GCIN: 969835

>'AFTERMATH'! In the wake of Bane's attack, Batman must face the destruction left behind and follow through on his promises to Gotham Girl and Catwoman by making the most crushing sacrifices yet. RATED T

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Why is this allowed?


Disney trying to appeal to the GoT audience


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I actually have no problem with that, since that's what Inhumans comics have been like for some time. But for fuck's sake, Black Bolt's costume is so good. And they ruined it.

I'm almost certain they're not even going to call him Black Bolt.

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>Batman #22

>May 3, 2017 Writer: Tom King Art: Jason Fabok

Cover: Jason Fabok

>Cover Price: $2.99 Diamond ID: NOV169205 GCIN: 967801

>"THE BUTTON" part three! The cataclysmic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party-and it's not who anyone suspects! It's a mystery woven through time, and the ticking clock starts here!
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Yes. Captain America books have historically reflected the state of the USA and now that the country is ran by a fascist, authoritorian, dictator for a leader Captain America is a part of Hydra. The story will obviously progress so that unemployed fat trannies rally to bring Captain America back and right his ship.

It's also a shitty story that 1 out of 75 Captain America fans are enjoying.


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Definitely picking up this one. Youngblood was one of hte most exciting comics in the '90s, especially with the formation of Image Comics and how important that was at the time. I feel Rob Liefeld's creations really shine when others take and expand on the worlds he established, and that looks like what is going to happen with this new Youngblood book.

Other books I am picking up this week include.

>Lady Mechanika TPB Vol 3

This is a series I like so much I even own the coloring book. Joe Benitez is one of the most overlooked artists, and Lady Mechanika is his creation. It's a steampunk style adventure that follows a cybernetic woman and her journeys. Each volume is a complete story, so having to read any of the previous books is unnecessary.

>Lady Mechanika's investigation into the murders of 'undesirable' children in Mechanika City triggers an unexpected reaction from her subconscious self. But are they truly lost memories finally surfacing after so many years, or just simple nightmares? And what connection does the killer have to Lady Mechanika's past? Collects the complete third Lady Mechanika mini-series, The Lost Boys of West Abbey, including extra pages which were not published in the original comic books.

Will also be picking up

>Courier #2.

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It's a trump comic book?



That's the implied tie to the real world.


I don't think anyone's enjoying it per say, but there are some people who pay attention to it. Personally I just think it's not worth the 3.99

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