C is for Commentary: Previews #280


Josh Crawley

Josh Crawley


by Josh Crawley

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Empowered Vol. 7

Empowered Vol. 7


Empowered Vol. 07 SC

Sadly, seeing volume 7 listed reminds me I have yet to read volume 6, which is just ridiculous. Everything about this book — trim size, frequency, page count — is what the American comics industry really needs more of.

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Channel Zero

Channel Zero


Channel Zero SC

The first book of Brian Wood’s I read was Couscous Express, and as soon as I’d finished it, I hunted down Channel Zero. If you’ve read and enjoyed Wood and/or Becky Cloonan’s work since and haven’t had the opportunity to read this, you won’t be let down. I’m really looking forward to seeing how this volume looks, as I may replace my earlier books with this volume (because it’s a lot easier to keep track of fewer books when you get to a certain point).

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Birds of Prey #7

Birds of Prey #7


Birds of Prey #7

To quote the solicitation text “BIRDS OF PREY #7: The comic for people who think there’s not enough fighting in comics.” While I think some comics have too much fighting, I’ll go on record as saying there aren’t enough women beating up bad guys in comics. Birds of Prey is one of the few New 52 titles I make sure to read every month!

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Saga #1

Saga #1


Saga #1

I’m sure by now I don’t need to tell anyone who Brian K. Vaughan is, but just in case, he’s that guy who wrote a few books that won a few awards: Y the Last Man, Ex Machina, Pride of Baghdad, Runaways, etc. It really seems like he only writes pretty amazing books. Anyways, I get the feeling not quite as many people know about his collaborator on this book, the amazing Fiona Staples. In order to prime yourself, I recommend the following: Mystery Society, written by Steve Niles; and the Secret History of the Authority Hawksmoor.

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Bloodstrike #26

Bloodstrike #26


Bloodstrike #26

While I do own some of the original run of Bloodstrike, it wasn’t a book I ever searched out. Between seeing Tim Seeley as the writer (who also provides this issue’s cover) and having had the opportunity to read Glory #23 already (a stellar job by all), I feel good saying this Extreme Studios relaunch is something not to be missed!

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Hoax Hunters #0

Hoax Hunters #0


Hoax Hunters #0

I could be considered a horrible person: not only do I not read Hack/Slash regularly; I haven’t read these stories, originally back-ups in the ongoing Hack/Slash series. In my defense, I’ll be reading Hack/Slash in those awesome omnibus editions very soon, and I didn’t want to just read some of the Hoax Hunters back-ups (since I couldn’t get ahold of all of them). Added bonus for local customers: Michael Moreci, Steve Seeley and I have been in talks to have them to our East side store for a signing! (Stay tuned for details!)

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Savage Dragon Ultimate Collection

Savage Dragon Ultimate Collection


Savage Dragon Ultimate Collection Vol. 01 HC

While Savage Dragon is something I enjoy having in single issues, this collection is going to look wicked sweet next to a few volumes of the Invincible Ultimate Collections! Especially since Erik Larsen has over the past twenty years expanded the original three issue mini-series into 5 issues worth of material.

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Fathom Kiani Vol. 2 #0

Fathom Kiani Vol. 2 #0


Fathom Kiani Vol. 2 #0 (cover A – Nome)

Oh, how I’ve missed Kiani. And while I probably won’t read this until the miniseries is collected in a soft cover, I’m planning to pick this up to whet my appetite with the sketchbook and designs included!

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Tick #100 (Tick Meets Invincible)

Tick #100 (Tick Meets Invincible)


Tick #100 (Tick Meets Invincible)

I’ve never read the Tick before; not for any good reason at all. A meet-up with Invincible is sure to fix that pretty quickly, though! And in addition to having written The Tick, Benito Cereno knows a little bit about Invincible, having written the Invincible characters before in such places as the Invincible Presents: Atom Eve & Rex Splode Vol. 01 SC.

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Doctor Who Character Building Set: Cyberman Conversion Chamber

Doctor Who Character Building Set: Cyberman Conversion Chamber


Doctor Who Character Building Set: Cyberman Conversion Chamber

With my renewed crack addict-like jones for LEGO sets in full swing, I’m really, really tempted to order this set just so I can recreate it with authentic LEGO pieces. (I’m not sick, really!) It’s also tempting to get the Doctor Who Character Building Set: Cyberman Collection, since it has the awesome Cyberleader that wasn’t in the original army builder set.

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Godzilla Feet Plush Slippers

Godzilla Feet Plush Slippers


Godzilla Feet Plush Slippers

I decided once these were no longer easily available that I wanted them… to the extent that they made their way to my Wish List. After years, I finally have another chance to get them (and rest assured, I will not miss out this time!).

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Josh Crawley may or may not be the keyboardist for Everclear. He strongly suggests you not bet that he is.