New Comics for 03.07.2012 will always love LOONEY TUNES best

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  1. I’m trying to trim my book purchases. Three books a week sounds good enough for the new budget.

    Bonus Question: Does “Dungeons & Dragons” count as a non-comic book cartoon series? If so, that’s it. If not, I don’t really have one. 😉

  2. Looking forward to OMAC and Manhatten Project. The end to a great book and hopefully the start of another.

    BQ: SO MANY! Space Ghost Coast to Coast is up there. Way up there.

    • And Animaniacs, Dark Wing Duck, Duck Tales, He-Man, Shirt Tales, Hair Bear Bunch, Captain Caveman, Transformers, GI Joe, Captain Power, Gummy Bears, The Real Ghost Busters, Muppet Babies, Visionaries, ThunderCats, Pirates of Dark Water…….

  3. I wish I could trim my list, but I’m an addict. I might drop detective after this issue, but otherwise, looking forward to Night Force.
    BQ: I’m really loving the new Thundercats, but I don’t know if there was a comic related to it.

  4. Looking forward to the Animal Man / Swamp Thing one-two punch!

    BQ: I would have to say Robotech (that wasn’t a comic book first right?) I remember rushing home from school to make it there by 330 to catch Robotech on channel 2 (back in the days before DVR’s).

  5. Decent week this week, I’m most looking forward to Animal Man, Wolverine, and Winter Soldier. I’m curious about Fairest, I haven’t read any Fables in a while, so I’m interested to see if I enjoy the new series.

    BQ: I could answer with a ton of different series (I think I would have injected cartoons directly into my veins if possible when I was a child), but I think Gummy Bears was probably my all-time favorite. I haven’t thought about it for years, but just typing this got the theme song stuck in my head (followed by some pavlovian excitement).

  6. I’ve always been partial to Top Cat and Felix the Cat and Thundercats…damn, that’s weird…but it would probably be Looney Tunes or Adventure Time.

    WOLVERINE #302

    Light week, since I fell off Animal Man and Swamp Thing.

    BQ: I grew up on Looney Tunes and Bugs will always be number one in my book. I LOVED Animaniacs, though, as it was more akin to the old Looney Tunes than anything they’ve done with Bugs in the last few decades it seems.

  8. In February I pulled more books than ever. March doesn’t seem to fare any better: OMAC, Animal Man, Swamp Thing, The Manhattan Projects, Fairest, Winter Soldier, Rachel Rising.

    • Have you been enjoying Rachel Rising? I thought about picking it up and decided to trade wait on it and I haven’t heard too much about it.

    • @colossusofrhodeisland I sure am. I picked up first 5 issues digitally, the moment they became available. A mystery with a bunch of freaky violence + Terry Moore’s art and ability to make me care about the characters from the very start = a must have for me.

    • Thanks, I have so much faith in Moore that I was sure I’d like it, but it’s nice to hear an opinion from someone who’s been reading it.

  9. Great week of books

    HELL YEAH #1
    FAIREST #1

    use to love watching Ren & Stimpy

  10. captamerica101 (@Autobot_Hunter) says:

    BQ: transformers! either the original or beast wars, take your pick.

  11. I’m really looking forward to The Boys. After the great Butcher mini-series I’m really excited about this series again and I can’t wait to see how it ends.
    Bonus question: I would have to go with the original Looney Tunes. I still remember the Rabbit season/Duck season short and how much I loved that as a kid.

  12. As an Adult I understand that Looney Tunes is the KING of all cartoons but nobody could dare pry me from the tv set when SCOOBY DO, WHERE ARE YOU? Was on.

  13. Animal Man, Swamp Thing, OMAC, Fatale, The Manhattan Projects.

    may get: Green Arrow, Night Force and/or Hell Yeah. bugger of a big week.

    BQ: i grew up in the eighties, so there’s plenty: GI Joe, He-Man, Transformers, Inhumanoids, Thundercats, JEM, MASK, Ducktails, Darkwing Duck,Snorks, Silverhawks, Robotech, Rock Lords, Scoody Doo, Muppet Babies, Ghostbusters, COPS, Galaxy Rangers, Droids, Ewoks, Gobots, Smurfs, Viltron, etc, etc…

  14. Crossing my fingers that ACTION COMICS #7 gets the title back on track. Have been really liking AVENGERS: CHILDREN’S CRUSADE but it’s time for it to end, thankfully! Am still on the STORMWATCH train but at this point it is only to support Apollo/Midnighter, who hopefully will have such a great first date at some point soon that they will want to commemorate the occasion by getting new uniforms… ULTIMATE SPIDEY slowly struggles to become the book we all want it to be… and WINTER SOLDIER shows how double-shipping can make us consider dropping a good title.

    BQ: I’d have to go with The Simpsons.

  15. Action Comics & Static Shock are @ the top of my pull list, may get the FRINGE book too (I love that show!).

    BQ: Phineas and Ferb is the best cartoon ever and I say this as an adult who grew up on sat.morn cartoons. P & F has such good story telling and shows so much of whats giong on with its side cast unlike any cartoon I have seen.

  16. I must concur.

    Looney Tunes.

  17. tripleneck (@tripleneck) says:

    bq: ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE !!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yes, all caps means I’m shouting. Don’t make me name-drop ‘Beany and Cecil’ either. 😛

  18. Definitely:
    Animal Man
    Swamp Thing
    Action Comics
    UC Spider-Man
    Amazing Spider-Man
    Avengers: Children Crusade

    Winter Soldier
    Uncanny X-Men
    Wolverine&X-Men: Alpha and Omega
    Avengers Academy

    BQ: Sooooo many to choose from. Currently, I’d say Venture Bros, but also Muppet Babies, the Real Ghostbusters, Looney Toons/Tiny Toons/Animaniacs are all up there.

    • D’oh! The Simpsons too!!! and to a lesser extent South Park and Family Guy

    • Oh yeah, Scooby Doo, Beavis and Butthead, Doug, Ren&Stimpy…ugh, I love cartoons. Ok, that’s the last reply from me…Oh and Jetsons and the Flintstones…and Jabberjaw…pretty much anything Hannah Barbara…He-Man…ok, I’m going to stop rambling now…

  19. Some Uncanny X-Men, G.I. Joe, Fatale, Detective Comics with the freakin Penguin, Fatale, Magdelena, etc.

    BQ: Rurouni Kenshin, oh that is based on one…. all righty, Cowboy Bebop.

    Winter Soldier #3
    Villains for Hire #4

    Swamp Thing #7
    Animal Man #7
    Action Comics #7
    Fatale #3
    Fairest #1
    The Manhattan Projects #1

    Some of the maybe will be coming home with me, but my wallet can’t handle all of them. Neither can my free time. If I were to buy them all, I have a feeling some would sit unread past next Wednesday.

  21. Good week, but I’m most looking forward to Ann Nocenti’s return on Green Arrow.

    Action Comics
    Batwing (probably the last issue I’ll buy)
    Ultimate Spidey
    Winter Soldier
    The Lone Ranger

    BQ: Looney Tunes. Always Looney Tunes, doc.

  22. Animal Man
    Swamp Thing
    Amazing Spider-man
    Ultimate Spider-man
    and maybe Green Arrow just to check out the new creative team

    BQ: Samurai Jack all day, every day!!!

  23. Another awesome start to the month.
    Animal Man
    Swamp Thing
    Manhattan Projects
    Winter Soldier

    BQ: As a kid, Muppet Babies, Tom and Jerry, and Merry Melodies/LoonyTunes.
    As an adult, Venture Bros, Adventure Time, Futurama.

  24. MY all-time favorite cartoon series is the Venture Bros. A great series with hilarious parodies of Marvel/DC characters, who eventually grow into their own characters. Things that happen in episodes actually matter, and the universe they have created keeps growing and the characters keep developing over the course of the series. I actually care about what happens to the characters. Each season gets better and better, in terms of quality and animation, and there is a rick backstory to the world and it’s characters. It’s a great show, and I can’t wait for season five.

  25. Jeff Reid (@JeffRReid) says:

    BQ: Gargoyles blew my mind in middle and high school. What a great cartoon. I wish they’d release the last half of season two on DVD.

  26. Animal Man, Swamp Thing, Action Comics. And I’ll check out Green Arrow #7, though I’m not really interested in this new version.

    Favourite cartoon series: Mr. Rossi. But I guess this is a European thing, not known in the States.

  27. Lookin’ forward to Swampy, Animal Man, and Action as always.

    BQ: If I had to narrow it down to one, it’d be Tom and Jerry. I don’t own it on DVD or anything, but every time I see it on the guide I have to stop by for a few minutes. It’s timeless cartoon violence. It still makes me laugh like a kid.

  28. Can’t friggin wait for Avengers: Children’s Crusade.

    BQ: Looney Tunes and their successor, Animaniacs, will always hold a high place, but I would be remiss if I did not tout the glory that was ReBoot. That shit was Alphanumeric.

  29. Great week! Animal Man, Swamp Thing, Action… some of the best titles in the not-quite as-new 52. Love ’em!

    As for best non-comic cartoon series, I grew up loving all things Hanna Barbera. I had a special love of Scooby Doo, Flintstones and Yogi Bear. Which makes the CGI/live action versions even harder to bear.

  30. Hey have you guys seen this. Its about the Death and Return of Superman acted out by Elija wood/Simon Pegg etc.. Even Ron Howard is in it. Pretty funny.

  31. Pretty good stack this week with 6 books.

    BQ: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I don’t care what anybody says but I love this cartton, it’s so much fun.

  32. Action Comics #7, Static Shock #7, Swamp Thing #7, The Amazing Spider-Man #681, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #8, Venom #14, Winter Soldier #3, Wolverine #302, and Wolverine and the X-Men: Alpha & Omega #3.
    BQ: Johnny Test has to be my favorite cartoon of all time. There isn’t a single episode I don’t like. Adventure Time and Regular Show are the runner ups.

  33. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #681 – The editor is pretty w(h)acky, but this book is damn fun.

    AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE #9 (OF 9) – FINALLY. Did you know the first issue came out in June 2010? 9 issues across almost two years. That’s fucking sad, Marvel. You’re lucky this book is damn good.

    DEFENDERS #4 – I was gonna drop this book, but I’m almost compelled to read every Michael Lark book. Why isn’t this guy on an on-going? He’s amazing.

    FATALE #3 – I especially love when he’s on Brubaker books like Gotham Central/Daredevil, but Sean Philips aint no slouch either!


    WINTER SOLDIER #3 – Man, this book is the new hotness. I hope the art team stays forever.

    WOLVERINE #302 – There’s not much of an emotional connection in this story, but it also has jetpack samurais, parachute special force ninjas, AND chainsaw-wielding Yakuza members on motorcycles. So yeah, there’s that!

    • captamerica101 (@Autobot_Hunter) says:

      about young avengers: the children’s crusade, it started off as a bi-monthly series and there was a special in the middle of the series so all-in-all so it’s only about 2 months late.

  34. BQ; An anime series on Cheese TV in the 90s called Technoman or Tekkaman

  35. i would be excited for Ultimate comics Spider-Man if it weren’t for the cover.
    BQ : Tiny Toon Adventures,Animaniacs, Freakazoid, and Histeria! I loved Histeria! the most and I think that’s were my love of history came from.

  36. Big week for me, finally! Well I’m gonna get FF from last week but apart from that it’s:

    Action Comics
    The Manhattan Projects
    Swamp Thing
    Sweet Tooth

    BQ: Oh Jesus that’s a tough question to answer…..You got Ren & Stimpy, Rocko’s Modern Life, Rugrats, Doug, Freakazoid, Tiny Toons…there’s more but that’s just when I was a kid! More adult cartoons could be Frisky Dingo, Venture Brothers, Simpsons, Family Guy, Futurama.

    In fact I think I watch more cartoons still to this day then live action. Weird.

  37. Ducktales!

  38. OMAC
    Swamp Thing
    Hell, Yeah
    Avengers Academy
    Children’s Crusade
    Ultimate Spider-man
    Winter Soldier
    Green Arrow

    BQ : All time? Tom & Jerry. Classic.

  39. Action #7
    Animal Man #7
    Swamp Thing #7
    Amazing Spider-Man #681
    Defenders #4
    Uncanny #8
    Hell Yeah #1

    BQ: Tiny Toons, Conan the Adventurer, Animaniacs, Powerpuff Girls…Yeah those were the Sh*t.

  40. Action Comics #7
    Animal Man #7
    Detective Comics #7
    Ferals #3
    Justice LEague International #7
    Amazing Spider-man #681
    The Defenders #4
    Manhattan Projects #1

    Definitely looking forward to Manhattan projects! Not sure if I’m going to continue with Action Comics. We’ll see how this issue goes.

  41. Forgot the Bonus Question!

    My favorite cartoon as a kid was Transformers, but that’s a comic book (although not a super hero comics.)

    I can’t think of many cartoons I liked as a kid that WEREN’T comics: Transformers, GI Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Thundercats, Spider-Man and his Amazing Freinds (WHY IS THIS NOT ON DVD!?!?!?!)

    As a kid, probably Looney Tunes would be my favorite NON comic cartoon, along with Gummi Bears.

    Recently, I have enjoyed Phineas and Ferb a lot, that one is pretty cool. Was Fruits Basket a manga? I liked that one a lot, too. And Slayers.

  42. Im really looking forward to Hell Yeah #1
    BQ as a kid of the 90s I probably gotta go with Dragon Ball Z but that was based on the manga so if that doesn’t count then I have to go with Hey Arnold

  43. Action comics
    red lanterns
    animal man

    BQ: gi joe, venture bros, home movies, archer, cowboy beebop, samurai champloo, inuyasha, family guy

  44. With Mrs. Pyynk’s birthday this week and the requisite celebrating, my wallet is quite happy for a light week. Just Fatale #3 and Winter Soldier #3 for me this week.

    BQ: I can’t believe I’m the first to mention Thundarr The Barbarian!

  45. Biggish week – Animal Man, Swamp Thing, O.M.A.C., Stormwatch, Manhattan Projects & Fairest.

    BQ: From my childhood, the original Bugs Bunny Show; more recently, Futurama.

  46. Animal Man #7
    Swamp Thing #7
    Fatale #3

    BQ: In no particular order, Family Guy, Ren & Stimpy, Herculoids, Scooby Doo.