Zilla and the Comics Junkies

Wednesday, July 19, 2006



7.19 Shopping List

I've really been sucking on the posts lately (maybe it's the combination of the new pup and sports on xbox live w/ my mates?)... sorry guys. i'm currently reading Queen and Country Vol. 3 (these last 2 volumes hit home w/ all the Bin Laden and Al Queda refs), Concrete Vol. 1, and Lone Wolf and Cub Vol. 2. I just finished Samurai Heaven and Earth, and my two second thoughts are thus: great (great) artwork, "meh" story.

I'm buying...

CONAN #30 (MR) - Didn't #29 just come out like last week? I love when a new flop gives me that feeling... let's me know it's well on time! Can't wait for this issue. This Mignola arc is going to be boss.
CASANOVA #2 (MR) - #1 was a bit of a disorganized shotgun blast but grabbed my attention none-the-less. Here's to hoping #2 settles down a bit and starts to realize the potential of this title. In.
ETERNALS #2 (OF 6) - Good work by Romita, Jr. and hell... it's cosmic!

Forgot these last week... (any i should ditch in hindsight?)

ESCAPISTS #1
HELLBOY JOURNAL
WASTELAND #1

Next week...

LOVELESS #9 (MR), DAREDEVIL #87, and POWERS #19 (MR)



14 Comments:

19 July, 2006 10:32, Blogger Ryan X said...

Zilla,
I have to disagree (well, not really, it sounds like you liked it), I thought Casanova was brilliant! Yes, it was all over the place, but I thought it was just incredible. Hope #2 is even better.

 
19 July, 2006 11:14, Blogger zilla said...

don't get me wrong, i def dug Casanova #1. i just hope it lives up to the potential you can tell is there after one issue (if that makes sense). let's reconvene after reading #2.

 
19 July, 2006 17:58, Blogger Highlander said...

absobabelutely cool looking blog template. Is it a standard or did you do it yourself? It's the bonk.

 
19 July, 2006 18:35, Anonymous CellarDoor said...

Zilla,

Pretty sure the Hellboy journal is blank notebook paper (hey, maybe that's what you're looking for!) Anyway, I am VERY interested to hear what you say about Wasteland #1 assuming you end up picking it up. The review on Fourth Rail made it sound pretty good. I'm a sucker for well done post-apocalyptic stories (ala The Walking Dead). By the way, I'm switching back from all trades to floppies. I just couldn't stand the waiting. Which reminds me of something, I was wondering if you had ever used DCBS, but I don't want to hijack your blog...

 
20 July, 2006 08:21, Blogger day4night said...

hey, did anyone actually get Casanova #2? I know diamond has it shipping this week but at my local comic store they were displaying it as being available next week.

 
20 July, 2006 10:47, Blogger zilla said...

Highlander, welcome. I started off w/ one of the blogger templates but made hella changes to it overtime (i'm not sure there's much left). thanks for the comment though - it wasn't easy!

CellarDoor - Yeah man that's why i have to buy flops too... there are some titles i just can't bear waiting for. I used mailordercomics for a bit but never DCBS (though i do use instocktrades.com which is run by them). I honestly think if i didn't have this blog i would still use mailordercomics... just didn't make much sense to post about stuff a week or 2 old.

Also, about Wasteland and Casanova, i'll def be picking them up (missed out yesterday but going to get my comics today).

I'll post a review of both tonight or tomorrow?

 
20 July, 2006 13:30, Anonymous Dave Carter said...

CellarDoor: I use DCBS and am on-the-whole pleased. Discount is very good--40% off for most DC, Marvel, Image; 30-35% for most indies. They have great monthly specials where you can often get new trades for 50% and some first issues for 75% off. They ship DHL ground but I'm close to where they're at (Indiana) so I get my comix on Thursday (I pay extra for weekly shipping). Customer service has been good when I've had to contact them (rarely). You do have to pay in advance; my only complaint is that I wish they issued refunds for cancelled items sooner.

 
20 July, 2006 14:49, Anonymous CellarDoor said...

Zilla and Dave,

Thanks for the feedback on mail ordering comics. A week ago I put in an order with DCBS for the current Previews (Sept? I think...) I was a little unsure how some of it worked, like books that are delayed, are you just refunded your money or does the order stand for the next month. I don't remember choosing to pay extra for weekly delivery, so I guess I'll get all mine after the last wednesday of the month then? Thanks again, and sorry for being off topic here Zilla.

 
20 July, 2006 16:04, Blogger zilla said...

honestly partner nothing is OT around here. i love talking all things comics... as for your last thought, when i used mailordercomics, and a flop was delayed, they just kept it on your list until it actually shipped. funny for MONTHS after i stopped using them i was still getting a flop here or there :)

 
20 July, 2006 16:05, Blogger zilla said...

PS dave when you say you get your books from them on thursday you mean of the FOLLOWING week right? as in not just one day after release? if that were the case i'd be all over mail order (so let me know)!

 
20 July, 2006 17:58, Blogger Christopher Green said...

I'm absolutely [b]loving[/b] The Eternals so far-- I love the somber, human dialogue that Gaiman writes ["Three messages on my voicemail; two from my girlfriend, the first telling me she's now my ex-girlfriend, and the second telling me she's taken the cat." Not an exact quote, but you know which scene I'm referring to=]. There's also great deal of nostalgia in JRJR's pencils for me, as he penciled my first comic book many moons ago.

 
22 July, 2006 00:41, Blogger Greg said...

In case anyone is still wondering, Casanova #2 apparently didn't make it to the Northeast. It will be there next week. Weird.

 
22 July, 2006 15:56, Blogger day4night said...

thanks Greg

 
23 July, 2006 10:38, Blogger zilla said...

Greg - i got my copy here in VA on time (obviously not the NE so not contradicting you just saying ;) i'm really enjoying this comic BTW...

 

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In no particular order:

Criminal, The Goon, Daredevil, Exterminators, Punisher, Hellboy/B.P.R.D (All), Powers, Godland, Usagi Yojimbo, The Walking Dead, Invincible, Conan, Ex Machina, DMZ, Desolation Jones, Fell, 100 Bullets, All-Star Superman, Ultimates 2, Loveless, and Fear Agent.

I'm recently back reading after a 15 year comics hiatus.

Zilla is not my real name.

I'm from Tejas living in VA. I'm married w/ 2 dogs. I'm an IT security consultant cranking the wheel for a big consulting firm in "real" life.

I watch the History Channel, Nat'l Geo, TLC, Mil Channel, ESPN and NFL Network, CourtTV (forensic files, etc.) and the Cartoon Network (love Genndy T's Samurai Jack and Clone Wars Adventures). My taste in movies: Gladiator, Last Samurai, Braveheart, Godfather, Tarantino (whatever), Kung-Fu (whatever), Westerns, Top Gun, Big Lebowski.

I love the outdoors and bs'ing around w/ my dogs.

In addition to being a comics junkie, i'm also a sports junkie especially when it comes to the Texas Longhorns and the Dallas Cowboys.



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