Happy Halloween Comicfest. I got a few freebies today and hit the buy 1 get 2 free sale at my LCS. Also picked up all four of the Walmart #4’s… However, now I have parts of mini series that I’m going to have to put on my fill list so I can get the missing parts.
Tomorrow I will be carving pumpkins with my son, and after that I think I’m going to order pizza and veg out with the TV. Hope you are all having a lovely weekend, whatever you may be doing. 🙂
Walmart had the Swamp Thing 100 page giants out today when I dropped in to pick up some snacks. Still no sight of the issue #4s of Superman and Justice League of America.
The Swamp Thing giant would make a great stocking stuffer or gift because all of the stories in it are self contained. Did I mention; the whole thing has awesome art and the colors are super vibrant; even those 1970’s comics look amazing. This book had eight stories in it, all of which were new to me because I didn’t own any of the original print issues.
- Hollow by Brian Azzarello and Greg Capullo. Basicly Swamp Thing vs these little goule things out in the woods. [New]
- The Pumpkin Sinister by Dan Didio and Ian Churchill. Enchantress and Blue Devil vs. a pumpkin monster summoned via pet sacrifice. [DC Universe Infinite Halloween Special #1]
- Taert Ro Kcirt by Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen. A tale of drug laced candy. [DC Universe Infinite Halloween Special #1]
- Strange Cargo by Steve Niles and Dean Ormston. Superman vs. Zombies. [DC Universe Infinite Halloween Special #1]
- The Ballad of Jonathan Crane by Mike Way and Mateus. Sort of a retelling of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. [DC Universe Halloween Special #1]
- Night Gods by J. Michael Straczynski and Jesus Saiz. Underwater horror is always a bit extra freaky to me. [The Brave and the Bold #32]
- Night of the Reaper by Denny O’Niel, Neal adams and Dick Giordano. This one’s got vintage Batman and Robin with all the trappings. Bonus points for managing to work Nazis in there. [Batman #237]
- Swamp Thing by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson. The classic origin story. [House of Secrets #92]
While I was out buying meat for my 4th of July cookout [It was delicious! Hope you had a lovely 4th as well!]; I saw these 100 page giants at my local Walmart. I thought at first that these were some one shots but after taking a better look I think these are going to have more than just a #1 issue. They all have 3 reprint issues and one 12 page original story in them. It’s kinda anybody’s guess when or if these are intended to be part of the main continuity.
The Batman Giant had reprints of Batman #608, Nightwing #1, and Harley Quinn #1. The original story is titled One More Chance, and seems to be a two part story. It’s about Batman tring to track down a missing child that’s been kidnapped. Appears to be a fairly typical Batman story.
The Justice League of America Giant has reprints of Justice League #1, The Flash #1, and Aquaman #1. The original story is Wonder Woman The Conversion. Featuring Steve Trevor and Ares, while Wonder Woman tries to save some girls on their way to a humanitarian aid conference. This story wasn’t particularly good or bad. I don’t know if it’s a lead in to the next issue or not.
The Superman Giant had reprints of Superman/Batman #1, Green Lantern #1, and The Terrifics #1. The original story is Superman Endurance and seems to be a two part story. I actually liked this story the best but I don’t know if I could really tell you why. The set up is that Clark is sent out to write a report on why people who live in areas typically hit by tornadoes don’t just move somewhere else.
The Teen Titans Giant had reprints of Teen Titans #1, Super Sons #1, and Sideways #1. The original story is titled Enter… The Disruptor! They manages to pack a lot into a few pages with this one.
I’m hoping I’m able to pick up the second issues when they come out… I’m seeing some disheartening reports of scalpers moving in on these; and that they have fairly low print runs; and aren’t even available at all stores. Hope my friends out there were able to get them if you wanted them.