As far as the IRS knows, New Comics for 04/15/09 died in 1975

Get to pulling this Wednesday’s books, and then let us know what you’re looking forward to most, what you’re dropping, what others should be buying and anything you’re thinking. Be heard, because we need you, iFanbase!

What are the iFanboys buying? Check it out here – Conor, Ron, Josh and Gordon the Intern.

And what about the rest of the staff? What are they buying? Dave, Jim, Paul, Mike and Sonia.

Well, will you look at that – Bungie is actually going to let Halo: Uprising #4 come out! But does anyone care anymore?

It’s a bloodletting!  This week I think I’m going to give the axe to Green Arrow & Black Canary, Superman/Batman (until the next arc), The Man With No Name, and Zorro (moving to trades on this one), while contemplating picking up Vigilante #5 because I liked Titans last week and it’s been a while since I’ve followed a crossover into a new book.

And the book that I’m most looking forward to this week is Sub-Mariner Comics 70th Anniversary Special #1.  I love me some 1940s Marvel action.  And the art’s by Mitch Breitweiser who is fantastic!

This week Ron has the Pick of the Week!

Bonus Question:
Cake or death?


  1. uh, cake please

  2. Cake me for me too please

  3. 2 books this week: Incognito and Walking Dead. I don’t read Walking Dead until I get a big stack of em, so I will only be reading 1 book this week. This is the smallest week ever for me. At least it will give me the oppurtunity to pick up the 4th Scott Pilgrim book.

    BQ: Death by cake.

  4. Looks like lots of good stuff this week!  Looking forward to the Sub-Mariner book as well, pretty much all the X-books, and Mysterius.

    BQ: What kind of cake?

  5. You’re dropping Superman/Batman? I saw DnA in the credits and considered picking it up. Nevermind, I guess. Just Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America for me. Good thing, too. I needed another light week and spending so much at the Emerald City Con.

  6. BQ: "Uhm, cake please."

    "Well we’re out of cake! We only had three bits and we didn’t expect such a rush!"

    "So my choice is ‘or death’? Well I’ll have the chicken then."

  7. Walking Dead #60!  Good stuff.

    BQ: I choose to outrun death by giving him cake.  Probably an ice cream cake

  8. excuse me, I ordered the vegetarian…

  9. @BrianBaer: It’s not the writing on SUPERMAN/BATMAN, it’s the art.  I’m gone until Whilce Portacio is gone too.

  10. Maybe Uncanny X-Men or maybe nothing for me this week.


    @ohcaroline: Angel Food Cake.[/Family Guy]

  11. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Haha.  When I saw that Caroline said it was a good stuff week, I knew I was in for a relatively light haul.  😉  

    We cover the bases.  She takes the mutants, I got the barbarians and demons.   

    This works out very well because I should have the DOOM PATROL showcase reserved for me (they ran out last week), and I just might have to try out Perhapanauts in trade.  

    This week I am excited to get my hands on the latest Action Comics.  I’m really getting a kick out of the World of New Krypton books.  Good time to be a Superman fan if you ask me.  


    BQ – I’m not a big cake fan, but given the alternative… 

  12. Ooh, a busy week for me finally: Action Comics; Captain America; Amazin’ Spidey; Tiny Titans (aw yeah!); Uncanny X-Men; Green Arrow; Green Lantern Corps; Sub-Mariner; Incognito.

    BQ: cake. A nice cup cake with plenty of frosting and those silver balls on top. 

  13. Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America for sure.  Really looking forward to both.  I am curious about American McGee’s Grimm, Beta Ray Bill and Strange Adventures of HP Lovecraft.  I’ll flip through them at the store and choose there whether to pick them up or not.

    BQ: Death, no wait, cake! Cake! 

  14. We’re all out of Cake now, gentlemen. We didn’t think there’d be such a rush.

  15. The band or the snack food?

    Either way…

  16. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    if you have a light week this week, may I recommend….POPGUN 3?!?!  😉

    Also, last week’s AMAZON #2. Just give it a flip. Really, really sensational storytelling going on in that book with art by Tim Sale.   

  17. DMZ #41
    Fables #83
    GLC #35
    Oracle #2
    Walking Dead #60
    ASM #591
    Captain America #49
    Incognito #03
    Punisher #04
    The Stand: American Nightmares #02
    Sub-Mariner Comics 70th Anniversary Special #01
    Overlook #01

    Some good stuff this week, excited to see what Overlook is about.

  18. Mysterius looks great this week. Anyone that likes Jeff Parker’s more "mainstream" Marvel books should check it out. Ready for ASM and Icognito. Getting Oracle, hope it’s OK at least. Sub-Mariner tribute, fo sho’. Light. Money to catch up on trades, word. 

    BQ: Booze and cigarettes. So. Death it is!

  19. @ conor I saw no problem with the art on this arc. Its not amazing, but to me its not nearly as bad as people say he is. But only 2 more issues until we get franic manapul.



  20. i am more of a pie/life kind of guy

  21. Ooh, that Lovecraft book looks interesting too. I’ll check that out.


    BQ: Cake.

  22. Death.

  23. wow…. RIDICULOUSLY light week for me, a lot of books coming out that i read in trade, though… so only one thing I want, and I KNOW my new LCS won’t stock it. maybe this week’s comic money will go towards a nice delicious HC or something now…

  24. @kwisdumb 

    WOW, I can’t believe I skipped over that. Had to go back and look for it, will definitely give this a try!  

  25. Just DMZ and GL Corps for me, but I won’t complain about a light week too much, my wallet will thank me later.

    BQ: "We’re out of cake. We only had 2 bits and we didn’t expect such a rush! Thank you for flying Church of England"

  26. Pie!

  27. I honestly think that was the funniest "new comics" headline I have seen yet.  Well done Conor!


    Cake.  Death is some serious shit!


    the Tiki 

  28. BQ: A Berliner

  29. This is bad…..only 1 book on my pull bin this week…gotta improvise…

    Green Lantern Corps

    Punisher (said I dropped this but….give it one more shot….for the 3rd time)

    Sub-Mariner 70th Anniversary (I love me some Namor)

    BQ: The cake is a lie

  30. A small week for me which is awesome but sad.  Awesome because I need to save money.  Sad because I want to be able to read more comics.  Stupid money.  That said, I’m stoked for the Sub Mariner Special and Action Comics, which was so strong last month.

    BQ:  If I give cake to Death, would he let me off the hook? If that’s the case, I choose cake, which is given to Death, and I live for eternity.  Actually, come to think of it, that may be the poorer choice… 

  31. Walking Dead, Incognito, REBELS, DMZ, Cap, GI Joe Cobra, Fables… solid week.

    BQ: Cake + milk + nap + more cake

  32. Venturing into Marvel territory and jumping on to Captain America and Spider-man. And crossing my fingers that Green Arrow/Black Canary spontaneously improves.

    BQ:  "So my choice is…’or death’?"

  33. Solid, yet light, week. 

    BQ: Death by cake!

  34. Thank you, Megnolia!

    Not many Eddie Izzard fans in the house, it seems.

  35. REBELS #3! hope it’ll continue the magic of that title so far…

  36. I’m looking foeword to the most is the Sub-Mariner 70th comic thing.


    BQ: cake i guess but i don’t like it.

  37. I’m looking forward to Cap, Walking Dead and the rebounding X-Factor.  

    Cake ’til I die! 

  38. Looking forward to Oracle, Green Lantern Corps, GI Joe: Cobra, Action Comics

    Giving up on Titans, Teen Titans, Vigilante….just not interested anymore. Sticking with Trinity ’till the end…not doing the yearly book thing again DC…you can’t make me! 


  39. nice, ripping off and eddie izzard joke.  and death! unless it’s CAKE the band, then its CAKE

  40. Just the late issue of Incognito for me. Good because I’m broke and I really want the new iFanboy shirt.

    BQ: Cake. 

  41. pretty  light week for me. Only Captain America and Incognito

     anyway, the books from last wednesday still haven’t made their way to Canberra, they were meant to show up today but my store’s deliverary agencancy fucked up. Can you believe that shit?

    BQ: Lame!

  42. @ Conor

    Its ok man, some people just haven’t been exposed to the finer things in life.  Way to inject some class into the site.

  43. @Paul — I think you’re right, as a general rule, but remember I totally recommended the ‘Doom Patrol’.  The merry mutants were an inferior ripoff, I do believe.

  44. That X-Men/Doom Patrol thing has been making the rounds for so long, I read about it on a Kevin Smith web site, something I have not paid attention to in a loooong time:

  45. @Jimski  I was totally just joking.  But that article makes me want to buy the Doom Patrol thing even more, dammit.

  46. My favorite alien pony, Beta Ray Bill has a book this week??  I SAY THEE NEIGH!  I can’t wait!

    I’ll just cut to the chase and pick death. 

  47. Interesting week.

    Looking forward to Perhapanauts TPB. 🙂 

    I will be having Red Velvet cake for my favorite day of the year tomorrow. :)m 

  48. @conor: I know what you mean by the art on Superman/Batman turned me off till next arc.

    My comics of interest are:

    Action Comics

    100 Bullets(very sad)

    Walking Dead


    and Incognito

    BQ: Cake

  49. @conor Oh, I love me some Eddie Izzard.  His flag bit is hilarious!

  50. Looks like a decent week. Most lookin’ forward to – GLC, Walking Dead & Incognito!!

    BQ – Both please.

  51. captamerica101 (@Autobot_Hunter) says:

    BQ: hmmmm… what kind of cake?

  52. vigilante thus far has been fantastic………… underated…………cant wait to see what happens with the titians………………..dc has inhanced vigilante for the better

  53. Fables crossover! I’m jumping onto issues. Hopefully won’t be too lost since I’m not up-to-date on either title. No event fatigue here, apparently.

    BQ: With tax day looming… "or death?"

  54. mmmm cake

     had an ice cream cake from coldstone over the weekend

  55. Most looking forward to Captain America, Walking Dead, Incognito, Cobra, GLC, Green Arrow, the Stephen King books, Spider-Man and Action.

    However, book of the week is 100 Bullets. I’ve got the last 15 issues set aside to read all at once to wrap up this series. Say what you want about Azzerello’s sometimes-meandering story, it always, always, ALWAYS looked pretty.

    BQ: does the cake have that crusty, sugary icing or that whipped icing? 

  56. Pretty light week for me. I’ve got Action Comics, GLC, Amzaing Spider-man. Decided to take a chance on Overlook, looks like ti could be good. I decdided tot ake a pace on Namor this week, the Captain America One-shot was alright, but it didn’t really feel worth the $3.99 to me.


    BQ: The Deathcake!

  57. @me: Wow, I think my fingers took a break for that last post… *I decided to take a pass

  58. @conor, at least my comment was in keeping with the reference, i was so excited to be the first when i knew the reference

  59. death i mean cake.

  60. Cap, Incognito, X-Men Legacy, Action, and cake please.

    And Conor, seems to me that a lot of the iFanbase got the Izzard "Dress to Kill" reference.  Further proof that good taste abounds here.

  61. Action Comics #876

    Amazing Spider-Man #591

    Captain America #49

    Gi Joe Cobra #2

    Green Arrow Black Canary #19

    Green Lantern Corps #35

    Incognito #3

    Oracle #2 (OF 3)

    Punisher #4

    Trinity #46

    Uncanny X-Men #508

    X-Factor #42

    X-Men Legacy #223


    Didn’t enjoy Oracle #1 as much as I thought I would.  Too many storylines pulled together?


    X-Factor has become my fav X-book at the moment.


    BQ: Classic…I love it……

  62. Most looking forward to Uncanny X-Men, followed by Captain America.


    BQ: Death! Wait, I meant cake…


  63. Captain America for sure. I really enjoyed the last issue of Punisher, so I might pick that up as well.

  64. Nothing…

     Bah Humbug


  65. Action Comics #876

    Amazing Spider-Man #591

    Green Lantern Corps #35

    Oracle #2 (OF 3)

    Sub-Mariner Comics 70th Anniv Special #1

    Uncanny X-Men #508

    Wolverine Noir #1 (OF 4)

    X-Factor #42