“Okay, finally – Kirk, he can’t take it anymore. He yorks. Now it’s just down to Chekov and Spock. But Chekov, y’see, he’s got a whole fat stack of quatloos riding on this. And he has figured out a way to win. He’s got Scotty back in the transporter room locked in on Chekov’s stomach. Every time Chekov eats a pie, Scotty beams it right out of him.”

Conor says try…

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Smallville: Season 11, Vol. 2: Detective

By Bryan Q. Miller, ChrisCross, Jamal Igle, & Marc Deering

If you watched Smallville and burned for an appearance by Batman (and Barbara Gordon as Nightwing?) then this is the closest you’re going to get. With a script by former Smallville scribe and ace comic book writer Bryan Q. Miller and featuring some of the best art of the series, led by Jamal Igle, this storylne was a ton of fun. If this Barbara Gordon reminds you of a certain former Batgirl then you wouldn’t be wrong.


Paul says try…


March: Book One GN

By Congressman John Lewis & Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell

John Lewis recalls an era when he couldn’t eat just anywhere, couldn’t drink just any water, couldn’t look just any man in the eyes. He sits on Congress now. That’s a long walk indeed. Not a leisurely stroll, but a march. I’m eager to know more about this man of conviction and the people he met on that road, the revered and the forgotten. That sounds like a story everyone could stand to hear and to see.


Conor says try…

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T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1

By Phil Hester & Andrea Di Vito

Let’s try this one again! The license has moved over to IDW Publishing from DC Comics and one would presume that the new company has a lower bar for cancellation so there’s a good chance that if you’re a fan of these throwback characters that you’re going to get them for a good long while.



  1. So glad you guys are promoting March. This is going to be a very powerful book that is already starting to attract others to the world of comics. Can’t wait to read it (and see him at The Small Press Expo!).

  2. Thunder Agents moved? How did it happen?

    • I think the license is owned by an individual, because they were at another publisher before DC in recent history, iirc.

      Hopefully the price of reprints will come down now, because they were really pricey at DC.

      I love Wally Wood, but 50 bucks for Archives volumes was out of my league.

      Check out the ownership history here.

    • IDW is re-reprinting the original comics now. The first volume drops today along with the first issue of the new title. I believe it’s only paperback, but it’s $30.

    • Jeff,

      That’s what I was hoping for. IDW has a pretty good track record with reprints.

      I was hoping they’d be offering something less pricey than the 4-issues-for-5-dollars Archives price point.

      I’m a huge Wally Wood fan, so I’ll eventually add all or most of the Tower stuff to the collection.

      I wonder if I’m still the only who commented on that solicit.

  3. Never had the chance to check on T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents when it was at DC, should I just jump blindly with this new IDW #1, or read the previous trades before?

    • It seems like they are reintroducing the team and characters, according to the solicit.

      THUNDER Agents has had so many publishers that keeping up with past iterations could be prohibitive to entry for new readers.

      It wouldn’t hurt to check out both the DC mini-series and “continuing” series, but I’m willing to bet that they aren’t required reading.

  4. double dipping on smallville. if you read the first arc and weren’t a fan give the second a go, the book has pretty much turned into a team up book and has been awesome. plus you can’t go wrong with Jamal Igle.

    • I got the first volume from the library. So its worth reading? The clerk at my LCS just said it was ok. And I pretty much hated the last 3 seasons of “Smallville”.

    • The first trade wasn’t great. everything after and including detective has been pretty great story wise but the art is very hit and miss.

      If in doubt you could go to comixology and buy the first chapter of detective for $0.99.

  5. I’ve never read T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents though I own the 16 issues Nick Spencer wrote for DC. My plan is to sit down and read them. Eventually. At some point. Hopefully. Maybe? Anyway, I’m looking forward to seeing what they’re all about.

    • Maybe an historical article detailing those thoughts?

    • A “Where Do I Start?” article could be useful for readers trying to hunt down and wade through previous iterations.

      I, too own the DC stuff and have yet to read it. Maybe this week is finally that time.

      The Tower stuff by Wally Wood is beautiful, if a bit rough, story-wise.

      Not any worse than the Charlton or Red Circle stuff from the Silver Age, but certainly not High Art.


  6. Thanks for the nod to the THUNDER Agents, Conor.

    Hopefully we’ll see some well-written, well-drawn comics worthy of the legacy.

    And hopefully the title will last a bit at this publisher.

    Past incarnations have ended too soon, or left me a bit cold.

    Lots of promise, less-than-overwhelming execution.

  7. A lot of chatter about T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, my curiosity has been peaked. Called my shop to set aside a copy. I vaguely remember this title under Deluxe (I think, correct me if I’m wrong). Did not pick up the DC run, is it worth a trip to the back issue bins?