New Comics for 01/19/2011 last read KING. It was great.

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!

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This week Josh has the Pick!

Bonus Question: What was the last biography you read in prose or in comics form (and how was it)?


  1. Bonus: Just finished Patton Oswalt’s Zombie Spaceship Wasteland. Which is mostly biographical. As a whole, it was pretty good, but bits and pieces were pure gold. His explanation of the title (relating to almost all fiction falling into one of those three categories), his satire of the script-writing ‘punch up’ process, his tribute to his last D&D character were all brilliant high points.

  2. Geez second week in a row not one single item on my pull list. I usually average 6-9 books a week. WTF?!?!

  3. Medium sized week with medium anticipation for me.

    BQ: I just finished Gene Wilder’s autobiography “Kiss Me Like a Stranger” the other day. He almost had to have been trying to come off like a jerk, because that’s all I was able to take away from it.  I’m currently about a third of the way through The Chris Farley Show, and it’s great. Sad, but great.

  4. Thought it was a light week, then noticed that I still had 7 books, so fairly everage for me.

    BQ: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

  5. small week…time for a trade
    BQ-Keith Richards…he is immortal

  6. Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers Vs Pet Avengers, Batman, Brightest Day, Green Lantern Corps, Invincible Iron Man, Supergirl

    BQ: I’ve never read a biography.  Now I feel like a sad excuse for a human being.

  7. Dracula: The Company of Monsters
    Secret Six: Cat’s in the Cradle
    Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier

    BQ: “Never Have Your Dog Stuffed” by Alan Alda. Brilliant.

  8. Only nine single issues for me this week, which is better than my average of 15.  Really looking forward to Scarlet #4.

    BQ: I read Logicomix, which was reviewed here a week or so ago, which is a graphic novel biography of philosopher Bertrand Russell.  Other than that, I don’t think I’ve ever read a biography/autobiography before.  My non-fiction reading usually consists of works in science and philosophy.

  9. Two hardcovers and two issues. Light, but the hardcovers are fat.

    BQ: I just finished Nick Mason’s INSIDE OUT: A Personal History of Pink Floyd for a second time. I felt the itch after seeing Roger’s The Wall this past December.

  10. 13 issues, 2 tps/

    BQ: “Open: An Autobiography” by Andre Agassi.  It was great, must read for any tennis fan.

  11. BQ: Not quite a biography, but the last semi-biographical book I read was GRANT MORRISON: THE EARLY YEARS by Timothy Callahan.

  12. P.S. I picked it up at the Sequart table at NYCC, and anyone who’s intrigued should definitely check out their website:

  13. Doctor Who, Supergirl, and Buffy. I’m really excited about Wednesday, because a semi-local shop is having a Buffy birthday party! And Georges Jeanty will be there!

    BQ: I’m currently reading A.J. Jacob’s The Know-It-All, but it’s less autobiography, more “this guy is writing about what it’s like to read the Encyclopaedia Britannica and I actually find it very interesting.”

  14. The comics I’m most looking forward to this week would be: Scarlet, Morning Glories, Supergirl, and Buffy! Also, Batgirl (I realize this came out last week but I haven’t been to the comic store yet.)

    BQ: Just finished Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, it was very good, I enjoyed it a lot, incredibly sad though.

  15. Northlanders! Morning Glories! Memoir (I guess I can’t put an exclamation point on that one yet).

    I’m in the middle of GIANTS, which is a double biography of sorts- it parallells the lives of Lincoln and Fredrick Douglas. It’s well-researched, and the narrative flows well.  

  16. Solid week for me: grabbing Memoir #1, Morning Glories #6, Northlanders #36, Scarlet #4, and Superior #4.

    BQ: Last biography/memoir I read was Cuba: My Revolution. It was a really great mixture of personal testimony and experience and artistry, highly recommended.

  17. I’ve been working on a great Einstein Bio. The man’s a genius and had an incredible imagination. Would like to see what he could do today!

  18. A light week on issues, but big on HCs.  Looking forward to Hellblazer #275 and more Brightest Day.  Rat Catcher, BPRD HC, and Starman Omni are on my list.  Looking forward to all of it for sure.

    BQ: Two Generals by Scott Chantler.  It was really amazing.  I have the first volume of Mark Twain’s autobiography resting on my night stand.  It has, like, 1700 pages, so I won’t finish it for a while.  I’m definitely looking forward to reading it though.

  19. BQ:  “Death’s Acre” by Dr. Bill Bass – Autobiography of the famous forensic anthropologist behind “The Body Farm” as part of the University of Tennessee.  The book is awesome, it’s part biography, part forensic cases and Bass’ commentary is quite humorous despite the morbid subject matter.

  20. The year seems to be picking up with a big week of books.  Mainly excited for Blazer 275, Memoir, Morning Glories and Scarlet, but there’s plenty of others too.  And some catch up from last week in the uk.  Oh, and I get to finish my Starman Hardcover collection.  I’m also getting the next JLI collection, but does anyone know why DC switched from HC releases to just TPBs?
    BQ:  I’m a bit lax in this area I’m afraid.

  21. The Big Rewind: A Memoir Brought To You By Pop Culture by Nathan Rabin.  Very funny and dark.  The guy wrote for the Onion AV Club and worked on a short-lived movie critic show on AMC.  He mixes in the professional, his upbringing, and the seminal movies and music that worked for those key moments rather well.

  22. Lookin forward to Brightest Day, Wolverine, and Streets of Gotham

    BQ: Tom Waits: Lowside of the Road. I’ve always thought the man was a genius. Now I know it.

  23. Hmmm, I’ve never read a biography.

  24. I’ve owned it since it came out and have read it a lot but I re-read Mick Foley’s Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks again recently.  Good stuff.

  25. Hmm, kinda small week for me, but I guess I am most excited for Scarlet and G.I. Joe Cobra, and I am very intrigued by Memoir.

    BQ: I’m currently reading Truman by David McCullough and enjoying it immensely.  Next up is Colonel Roosevelt, the newly released third part to Edmund Morris’ fantastic trilogy on Theodore “Fucking Awesome” Roosevelt.

  26. Absolutely no comics for me this week. Couldn’t believe it when I saw the releases on midtown’s website. Next week is a hell of a week though, and I have school again starting tomorrow. So taking a one week break seems good to me.

    BQ: Not a biography per say, but I’ve read MICHAEL PALIN DIARIES 1969-1979 recently. An inside look at the life of my favorite Python from the years he did the show and Holy Grail. Apparently he has another one out from the years 1980-1988 out too. Gonna read that when I see it since it might be a UK only release at the moment. 

  27. I can’t wait for the “Age of Reptiles” omnibus!

    BQ: I read Stephen King’s “On Writing,” the first half of which isn’t so much about writing, but pure autobiography. It was also the first Stephen King book I ever read, amazingly enough (American Vampire exculed). 

  28. Also, do comics still come out Wednesday this week, or are they pushed back until Thursday because there was no mail Monday (at least in Austin)?

  29. BQ: The Six Wives of Henry VIII. It’s amazing.

  30. Avatar photo PymSlap (@alaska_nebraska) says:

    I love Scarlet because “the dream of the ’90s is alive in Portlandd”
    BQ – “Dreams From My Father” By President Barack Obama 

  31. Josh dropped off of ASM and Morning Glories?  Bummer.

  32. @Andrew-I’m really excited for the third volume in the Morris/Roosevelt trilogy.  I’m sure you’ll have a bully time reading it.

  33. Most looking forward to Iron Man #500!

    BQ: Currently reading both Up-Tight: The Story of the Velvet Underground as well as Team of Rivals: the Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. First is pretty good if you’re a big time fan Velvets fan, second is outstanding for pretty much anyone interested in politics or American history. 

  34. Got a really light week only secret six to get! Bonus Question: Johnny Cash Graphic Novel – i see a darkness, Its awesome must read for any Cash fan.

  35. Am pumped for Vol 6 of Battlefields, Garth Ennis’ brilliant war comics that read so well in TP form.

  36. @colossusofrhodeisland  Dee-lighted!