Light Week? Try CBLDF Liberty Annual 2010, Hopeless Savages: Greatest Hits, and Uncanny X-Force #1

You ever get that feeling like your comics reading is lacking something.  That new and exciting feeling you felt the first time you cracked open a comic book? Relive that magic this week with one of these recommendations:

Ron say try:

CBLDF Liberty Annual 2010

By Garth Ennis & Rob Steen, Don Simpson, Evan Dorkin, Scott Morse, Darick Robertson, Anina Bennett & Paul Guinan, Larry Marder, Geoff Johns & Skott Kolins, Frank Miller, Gabriel Ba' & Fabio Moon, Paul Pope, Jeff Smith, Terry Moore, Dave Gibbons, Brian Azzarello & Jill Thompson, Rob Liefeld, Colleen Doran, and Skottie Young


One of the highlights each year that I look forward to, this year's CBLDF Liberty Annual is one for the ages.  Look at all those names involved in this book! That should be enough, but the fact that you can get all those comics great in one issue for just $4.99 AND the proceeds go to helping the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund?  Doesn't get much better than that.  Enjoy comics and help out at the same time.  Everyone wins.

Josh says try:

Hopeless Savages: Greatest Hits Vol. 1

By Jen Van Meter, Christine Norrie, Chynna Cluggston, Ross Campbell, Bryan Lee O'Malley

You'll see Jen Van Meter's name around here and there.  She did that Black Cat series for Marvel recently, and Black Lightning: Year One for DC, and she's got chops.  But I first heard of her with Hopeless Savages from Oni quite a few years back.  It's sort of a light hearted series about the life of some aging punk stars after they've started a family.  While it was whimsical, it also had a good amount of authenticity about it, with the idea that punk isn't always something that ages well, but you also can't stop being who you are, regardless of how many kids you have.  The first time I read it, I related more to the kids, and these days, I'm sure I'll get the parents more this time.  Regardless of any of that, it's just a lot of fun.

Conor says try:

Uncanny X-Force #1

By Rick Remender, Jerome Opena, & Dean White

I'm not the X-Men guy. And I really can't stand Deadpool. But I am really excited for this debut issue. Not only is Rick Remender a fantasticly fun writer but Jerome Opena might be one of the ten best artists working in comics today. His work on Vengeance of The Moon Knight was stellar and helped earn it a Pick of the Week. I'm hoping that, like X-Men, this one isn't too continuity heavy and is a lot of fun.



  1. If only Deadpool was the one issue with that title. Unfortunately there’s also Psylocke, Fantomex and Emoangel. Not too fond of Wolverine either come to think of it 🙁

    But who knows, maybe Remember CAN overcome all those marks against it (for me at least). Apocalypse (done right) can actually be quite good. Maybe he can write the first good version since AoA.



  2. The CBLDF book is always a treat, and this line-up looks to be probably the best in recent years, plus it goes to a good cause.

    Hopeless Savages was one of the books that dragged me back into comics when it first came out. One of my most prized possessions is my signed edition of first series, first issue where Jen gave Zero fishnets on the cover (kinda creepy considering the character is so young). I saw this was coming and I may just have to double-dip. Really a great series.

    I’m fence-sitting on X-Force – I’m not a fan of the concept, but the creative team is probably one of my favorites. Why must these things be so tough to decide?

  3. I love Remender, but no matter how hard I try I just cant care about anything X-related. Hopeless savages sounds cool though

  4. Well all know why were really going to pick up X-Force.

    Because we all want to see just how bad a team can be with Deadpool and Fantomex in the same area.

  5. I’m picking up Xforce to try it out..It could be fun. 

    I don’t mind Deadpool, if he’s done right. Comedy is hard to do, and most Deadpool seems really forced and kinda lame because its cranked out of a factory.  

  6. I was totally going to get Uncanny X-Force because it’s Remender/Opena, but then I found it was a 3.99 book. That’s a deal-breaker, unfortunately.

  7. The CBLDF comic is one of the reasons I switched over to DCBS. When you all mentioned it last year, it sounded great and I wanted to pick it up. My tiny local shop, however, didn’t have it on their shelves. I stopped going there not too long afterwards. Needless to say, I preordered this latest annual as soon as I saw it and am greatly looking forward to checking it out.

  8. @okc—every Marvel book is $3.99 these days. Thats the new price of admission for comics these days. 

  9. Iron Man’s only $2.99;) But quite a lot are $3.99, yes.

  10. @TNC No…we’re getting it cause Remender is a kick ass writer who truly flourishes with bizarre and crazy concepts…such as this.

  11. I especially loved the last Liberty Comics issue, so I’m definitely going to get this.

  12. still anxious to find out about either the possible or lack-thereof of new-reader friendliness on Uncanny X-force. 

    Never heard of Hopeless Savages before, but it does sound good.

    I’m in for the CBLDF comic.  It has been great stuff the past couple of years!