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Marvel was a little light on the shelf this week. I bought only one Marvel book:

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 (How could I possibly resist something so absurdly silly?)

DC got me to spring for two books:

Superman #45
Robin Son of Batman #5 (Damian Wayne may actually be my favorite DC character. Except there's also Barbara Gordon.)

Oh, and because it's written by Chuck Dixon, I bought this one from Graphic India:

Shadow Tiger #2






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New Avengers #2 (in spite of Squirrel Girl)
Cap: Sam Wilson #2
Spider-Man 2099 #2

Still more Secret Wars...
House of M #4
Where Monsters Dwell #5

The Secret Wars Handbook, but since Battleworld is gone, I don't know what the point is now.

DC:
Cyborg #4
Sinestro #16




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America's Captain 

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    Quote:
    New Avengers #2 (in spite of Squirrel Girl)


I can't work up any interest in the Avengers any more. In comic book form. I still love the movies.

As for Squirrel Girl, last night I read my first issue ever of the book and was really pleased. Totally different from anything I normally read. Younger and more feminine vibe. (Few comics, even the ones with female stars, have a feminine vibe. This one does.) Meanwhile, Doreen and her friends and family have actual consciences. They actually regret it when they think they've treated someone unfairly and they immediately make amends. This comic could easily be made into a Saturday morning cartoon targeted at young girls, and I think it should be.


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    Cap: Sam Wilson #2


Cap Beyond will never interest me. Steve Rogers would never feel the need to supervise Sam remotely.


    Quote:
    Spider-Man 2099 #2


I decided I just don't care what happens next. I didn't read the comic back in the 90s so nothing that's happening means anything to me - and the concept alone just isn't novel or deep enough.


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    Still more Secret Wars...
    House of M #4
    Where Monsters Dwell #5


I ordered the TPB for Where Monsters Dwell. For some reason Amazon is selling the TPBs for much cheaper than the five issues would cost individually. I also ordered the TPB for Weirdworld.






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USAgentfan


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I bought precious little - HoM and Deadpool v's Thanos, and to be frank that was probably too much...

I cant get behind any of what Marvel is doing at the moment. Secret Wars was/is such a mess that it nearly killed me off Marvel comics for good, going from about 50 titles a month before that to less than a dozen now.

Previously I probably would have bought a lot of stuff out of brand loyalty, but Marvel doesnt deserve my coin at the moment. Their business plan involves half a dozen dreadful looking Avengers books with awful team line-ups, half a dozen Spidey knock-offs, saturation bombing us with Inhumans titles despite the fact that no one has given a shit for the last 30 years, and 'diversifying' their product every which way but loose.

I'm looking forward to the return of some books that are not quite as strongly tied to the general Marvel universe, such as Daredevil, Punisher and Moonknight.


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