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Get to pulling this Thursday’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.

This week Josh has the Pick of the Week, the poor bastard!

As I told you all in this week’s shipping preview Mini, this is a crazy week for quality and/or highly anticipated books. Beyond the ones I mentioned on the show we also have the first Brubaker/Rucka/Lark issue of Daredevil and the next issue of The New Avengers. It’s insanity and I do not in any way envy Josh for having to choose the best book this week. That’s the kind of decision that can lead a man to whiskey.

Bonus Question: We don’t normally do comics related questions here, but this crazy week we’re making an exception — what’s the ONE book you’re looking forward to the most this week?

Final Crisis.

Comments

  1. Daredevil

  2. It’s a toss up between Astonishing X-Men (really? It’s gonna be over? 🙁 ) and Final Crisis. But boy howdy, pulling this week’s books, it’s amazing how many books are coming out that are just super anticipated. Damn… Maybe I should pick up Daredevil this week… I’m trying to keep up in trade (monthlies got monotonous) but Rucka/Brubaker is damn tempting…

    BQ: Astonishing X-Men.

  3. Bad week for ‘Final Crisis’ to come out — I’d considered picking it up, but I think there’s too much other stuff.  I’ll go back and catch up in a slow week.  Getting Batman and GL on the DC side, the First Class books and 3 other Xtitles + the Angel Revelations series (which is apparently about Warren Worthington, though I spent a good while thinking it was another Whedonverse book).  Oh, and a little book called ‘Daredevil’ with a little creative team that brought us ‘Gotham Central.’

    BQ: Splitting semantic hairs — I have to say I’m looking forward to Astonishing X-men the most, because I’ve been following this series from the first trade (before I even really read comics).  Waiting-for-Astonishing-Xmen has turned into a ritual that I’ll apparently need to find some replacement for.  I suspect I may actually enjoy ‘Daredevil’ the most, though.   

  4. The book I’m looking forward to the most is Final Crisis!!! I’m alsow looking forward to Batman, Green Lantern, Action Comics and Astouding Wolf-Man. Great week!

  5. I’m excited about a lot of books this week, but getting me some ASS (All Star Supes) is like a guarantee for brilliance no matter what. 😉

  6. Final Crisis, no question.

  7. I’m anticipating Batman the most but I think All-Star Superman will probably be the best. (I can’t believe I’m not picking Astonishing X-Men–it’s what got me back into buying new ongoing series in the first place.)

    Originally All-Star Batman was scheduled for this week too.

  8. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Action Comics

    Ultimate Spider-Man

    Batman RIP

    All Star Superman

    Final Crisis

    Daredevil

    Blue Beetle

    New Avengers

    Astonishing X-Men

    Batman: Gotham After Midnight (maybe?) 

     

    BQ: Final Crisis

  9. Final Crisis.  Oh god please don’t let this suck.

  10. MAn, this week IS ridiculous.  I’ve got 13 books!

    BQ: yup probably Final Crisis

  11. Wow, 11 books.  That’s huge for me.  I’ve decided that, even though I wasn’t crazy about IC and I’m a far bigger Marvel fan than DC, I’m giving Final Crisis a whirl.  I wasn’t going to, but I’m curious enough to take a peek.  Besides, who wants to be left out of the conversation?  I need SOMEthing besides Secret Invasion to disagree with Labor about.

     Here’s my list: New Avengers, Final Crisis, Green Lantern, All-Star Superman, Giant Size Astonishing X-Men, Marvel 1985, She Hulk, Thor, Ultimate Spider-Man, Uncanny X-Men, X-Men First Class (which may actually get the dropsies, as I’m loathe to ever buy more than ten books.)

    Most anticipated?  The end of Astonishing X-Men, no contest.

  12. Final Crisis, easily.

  13. This is the biggest week of comics I ever seen. Everything on my pull list is exciting me.

    Bonus: Final Crisis! All Star Superman! Astonishing X-Men! Rucka/Brubaker on Daredevil! Starman Omnibus! Batman R.I.P! New Anvergers! Action Comics!

    It’s like Sophie’s Choice* infinity.

    Pull List this week…

    Action Comics #865
    All Star Superman #11
    Batman #677
    Batman Gotham After Midnite #1 (OF 12)
    Blue Beetle #27
    Daredevil #107
    Final Crisis #1 (OF 7)
    Giant Sized Astonishing X-Men #1
    Green Lantern #31
    Huntress Year One #2 (OF 6)
    Judenhass Gn
    Legion Of Super Heroes #42
    New Avengers #41
    Speak O/T Devil #6 (OF 6)
    Starman Omnibus Hc Vol 01
    Sword #8
    Thor #9

  14. @Race!

    We don’t disagree on Secret Invsion! I am loving the main book and am enjoying New Avengers again for the first time since they went to Japan.

  15. Pretty big week for me [Iron Fist, DD, Batman, All Star Superman, Astonishing X-Men, and Uncanny]       Probably looking forward to Astonishing the most but ASS and Batman should both be great as well, an awesome week overall.

    Money is really tight and I’m pretty much in the dark when it comes to most DC stuff besides Batman so not sure if I will pick up FC even though I want to read it. Guess I’ll make a decision once I get to the shop. 

  16. Action Comics #865

    Batman #677

    Countdown To Final Crisis Tp Vol 01

    Daredevil #107

    Final Crisis #1 (OF 7)

    Giantze Astonishing X-Men #1

    Green Lantern #31

    Kingze Hulk #1

    Marvel 1985 #1 (OF 6)

    New Avengers #41

    Teen Titans #59

    Thor #9

    Uncanny X-Men #498

    X-Force #4

    Young Avengers Presents #5 (OF 6)

     

    BQ: I am most looking forward to Final Crisis and im hoping its gonna be AMAZING 

  17. What a ridiculous week. I almost wish all these great books didn’t have to come out at the same time. It’s a good problem to have though. I’m really looking forward to Green Lantern, All Star Superman, Action Comics, Thor, Giant-Size but most of all Final Crisis.

     

  18. I don’t have a ton of books this week, but I still consider it a ‘big’ week as I’m stupidly excited for all of them. Batman, Green Lantern (damn you Josh for getting me into this character), Final Crisis, Batman Gotham After Midnite, Action Comics and Huntress.

    BQ: It’s a toss-up between Batman and Final Crisis. But as I’ve not read any of the previous Crisis books (don’t judge me, I’m leaping in with blind and giddy glee), I’m going for Batman hands down as this RIP thing has me really stoked.

    (PS: I’d like to point out the comic industry that I find it wholly unfair that this wednesday is my birthday, and on the one day of the year when I could’ve got my books on my actualy birthday you move the shipping date to thursday. I’m taking it personally. Of course, not that I could have bought them on wednesday as I live in the UK… But it’s the principle, people! It COULD have happened.)

  19. Two bucks on Batman to Win, Place and Show

  20.  

    Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men DEFINITELY. I KNOW it’s going to be good (unlike FC which who can tell). Though sleeper-wise, I’ve been looking forward to Firebreather returning for a LONG time. 

  21. Dan. Dare.

  22. Batman, Action Comics, Green Lantern, Thor, New Avengers, Teen Titans, And Uncanny. Unfortunately for I have given up on my store for the simple fact that they never have the books I most want to read. If it’s not the big 2, then forget about it and sometimes even then they don’t have what i want. And the guy can’t keep my pull list straight!!!! So its mailordercomics.com for this guy. And I don’t get my books for May until next week. On the other hand it do enjoy the comics binge. 

    BQ: Either Batman or New Avengers. Batman for the pure enjoyment for this new arch. New Avengers because I want something to happen with Secret Invasion. 

  23. This is the biggest week I’ve had in a while. Not only in volume but also in anticipation. Batman, All-Star Superman, 1985, Tales of TMNT, Daredevil, GI Joe, Astonishing X-Men and Angel Revelations.

    BQ: Even with all these great books I am most looking forward to Angel Revelations because he is one of my favorite characters and I am excited that he has his own book even if just for 5 issues. 

  24. I have an ungodly amount of books this week.  My wallet will be shot before June is over if this keeps up. But with all the cash I am spending i couldn’t be more excited.  I am just starting a bunch of new books that I can’t wait to read, but most of all I am anticipating Final Crisis.

    Action Comics #865
    All Star Superman #11
    Batman #677
    Daredevil #107
    Final Crisis #1 (OF 7)
    Giantze Astonishing X-Men #1
    Green Lantern #31
    Marvel 1985 #1 (OF 6)
    New Avengers #41
    Thor #9
    Ultimate Spider-Man #122
    Uncanny X-Men #498
    X-Men Legacy #212

  25. There are a couple of books I wanted to read but never believed I’d actually see them (1985 and that Angel mini). A couple, I’m just running out the clock on (Iron Fist, Wolf-Man). I think the big hit of the week, though, is probably Astonishing X-Men. I need closure.

  26. I’m grabbing the first 6 books on the pull list and Daredevil and Iron Fist.

     BQ: All Star Superman is for sure the one I want the most.  

  27. I’m really looking forward to this week.  I don’t have a huge list, but what’s there is filled with quality.  Definitely can’t wait for Final Crisis, Batman, Ultimate Spider-Man, and Green Lantern.  I’m dropping New Avengers, at least until SI is over.  I’ve disliked all of the Avengers tie-ins so far. 

    I REALLY want to get the Starman Omnibus, but lack the funds.  I will probably Instocktrades.com this one with a few other gems early next month.

    BQ:  Daredevil.  Rucka + Brubaker = Pure Magic

  28. What a huge week, I like them as it normally results in a good time but it hits the pocket hard.

    And with a huge week I am unsure I have ever seen this much quality. I think I’m looking forward to Final Crisis, Green lantern and new avengers the most.

     

    Action Comics #865
    All Star Superman #11
    Batman #677

    Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero #8
    Final Crisis #1 (OF 7)
    Giant Sized Astonishing X-Men #1
    Green Lantern #31
    New Avengers #41

    Teen Titans #59
    Thor #9

    Uncanny X-men #498

    Young Avengers Presents #5

    Starman Omnibus Hc Vol 01 – Wouldn’t mind picking this up as you guys have been talking so much about theses stories but is it worth my hard earned cash???

     

  29. Astounding Wolf-Man #6

    Immortal Iron Fist #15

    Marvel Comics Presents #9 Ms Marvel #27

    Nearly Complete Essential Hembeck Archives Omnibus (though I didn’t order it, so I doubt they’ll have it tomorrow)

    New Avengers #41

    Northlanders #6

    Tales Of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #46

    Thor #9

    Uncanny X-Men #498

    X-Men Legacy #212 (the two main X-Men books come out the same week)

    Young Avengers Presents #5 (OF 6)

    Coipel is back on Thor this issue, right?  If so, excited for that.  Also pretty excited for Northlanders, though I kind of wish this was the end of this storyline. Really excited for the Hembeck collection now that I see it’s coming out out this week, and to see that it’s only $25 for 900 pages!

    True Story, Swear to God Archives Vol 1 is tempting, too.  I’m happy to see that Image is doing more of these Archives collections. 

     

  30. dude! Younger avengers presents #5, easy.

  31. What I’m buyin’:

    Astounding Wolf-Man #6
    Giant Size Astonishing X-Men #1
    Ms Marvel #27
    New Avengers #41
    New Warriors #12
    She-Hulk 2 #29
    Uncanny X-Men #498
    X-Force #4
    X-Men Legacy #212
    Young Avengers Presents #5 (OF 6)

    BQ: What am I most looking forward to? Astonishing, with Uncanny and New Avengers a close second.

     

  32. Excellent intro music last week! i’m always down with the Pistols. makes me feel i’m among friends here. this is a mega-week and my heart belongs to Batman, but.. Final Crisis is where all the chps are. however,

    BQ: i’m pullin for the underdog. goin with New Warriors. i really enjoyed the last issue. the art’s been top of the line from the start.. the story just needed some relevance and last issue it began to show some. let’s hope this issue carries on where the last left off. 

  33. Batman #677

    Caliber (Note Price) #2 (OF 5)

    Dan Dare #6 (OF 7)

    Gi Joe Americas Elite #35

    Giantze Astonishing X-Men #1

    Hercules (Note Price) #2 (OF 5)

    Marvel 1985 #1 (OF 6)

    New Avengers #41

    Northlanders #6

    Sword #8

    Thor #9

    Ultimate Spider-Man #122

    Uncanny X-Men #498

    Young Avengers Presents #5 (OF 6)

     

    BQ:  New Avengers, maybe Thor, or Ultimate Spidey. All tried and true books.

  34. 16 books this week, but there’s at least six of thoes I can sort of ignore this week. I’m definitely looking forward to Final Crisis, All Star Superman, Green Lantern, and Marvel 1985. But…

     

    BQ: I most anticipating the conclusion to Astonishing X-Men. There’s no way Whedon can dissapoint for this final issue.

  35. This is truly the most awesome of awesome comics week in a long, long time. If this week were a woman, it’d be Megan Fox reading you Watchmen while frying you up a big juicy prime rib and making sure your beer was chilled to just the right temperature.

    Obviously, Final Crisis, New Avengers, All-Star Superman, Ultimate Spider-Man, Astonishing X-Men, Daredevil, Marvel 1985, Green Lantern, Frank Cho and Art Adams drawing Hulk in the same book — so much goodness, I just hope nothing happens to me, my family, my car, or my comic book store before Thursday. (I hope that – and a lot more – in general anyway, but I double hope it this week).

    BQ: Final Crisis, although I’m a little afraid of what Morrison we’ll get. At least it’ll look damn pretty.

  36. I’m most looking forward to the Countdown To Final Crisis Vol 1 Trade … just kidding, I’m not retarded.

    Final Crisis of course.

    The first issue of Batman RIP kinda killed a bit of my excitement for the arc, but I’m sure things will improve. Also, I’m excited to check out Batman: Gotham After Midnite … why is it spelled like that?

  37. Well, I don’t have any books I normally pick up coming out. So do you guys think I should get caught up on Scalped or get final crisis.  I can only afford to do one(I’m 6 issues behind on Scalped after picking up the first two trades).

     

    BQ: Uh, nothing really.

  38. Brubaker and Rucka on Daredevil.  

  39. @thisisegan – I’m totally psyched for Final Crisis, and it’d be cool to jump on at the beginning just in case it’s awesome. But if you’re already invested in and enjoy Scalped then that may be a better use for your funds. Depends on how you feel dude. If money’s tight, then maybe stick to what you know you like, then grab the Final Crisis trade later if it turns out to be good. Completely your choice though. 🙂

  40. If for nothing else than the sheer hype then FINAL CRISIS, but my heart goes strangely enough to GREEN LANTERN.  I started reading it at #29 to get back into comics and, after catching up with the trades absolutely love it.

  41. BQ: Dan Dare #6

  42. Action Comics #865
    All Star Superman #11
    Batman #677
    Final Crisis #1

    Proof #8

    Daredevil #107
    Giant Size Astonishing X-Men #1
    Marvel 1985 #1
    Ms Marvel #27
    New Avengers #41
    She-Hulk 2 #29
    Ultimate Spider-Man #122
    Uncanny X-Men #498
    X-Force #4
    X-Men Legacy #212

    Bonus Answer: Astonishing X-Men! 

  43. Angel: Revelations. I haven’t seen Adam Pollina’s art in a while, and I love it. I saw a preview either on Marvel or CBR and it looks good. I’m also really looking forward to Thor. It’s been great so far.

    I’m not a big DC guy, so I’m not picking up Crisis. I also might drop Bataman RIP after this issue. I was kind of confused on what was going on in the last issue, and it started slow. If it’s not any better I’ll be dropping it.

  44. BQ: Final Crisis

  45. My books this week: 

    All Star Superman #11

    Batman #677

    Dan Dare #6 (OF 7)

    Fables #73

    Final Crisis #1 (OF 7)

    Giant Size Astonishing X-Men #1

    Marvel 1985 #1 (OF 6)

    Nearly Complete Essential Hembeck Archives Omnibus

    New Avengers #41

    Proof #8

    Speak of the Devil #6 (OF 6)

    Ultimate Spider-Man #122

    Uncanny X-Men #498

    X-Men Legacy #212

    Young Avengers Presents #5 (OF 6)

     BQ: Probably the Hembeck Omnibus, honestly.  And I’m like the biggest Marvel Zombie you’ll ever meet, and it’s a big week for Grant Morrison on top of that.  PLUS, there are like 15 X Books hitting the shelves, but seriously, Hembeck is awesome.  Same story if it was a Sergio Aragones Omnibus. 

     Think Josh is gonna pick Daredevil?  That’s my bet. 

  46. Scratch that, Fables is out this week.  He’s picking Fables.

  47. Action Comics, All Star Superman, Batman, Final Crisis, Green Lantern, Teen Titans, Gotham After Midnite, and Huntress (which I really enjoyed last time).  Hopefully it turns out to be as great a week as we all want it to be.

    BQ: Final Crisis

  48. This is a huge week for me as well. I have like, 15 books.  So many good ones to choose from. Final Crisis, two X-Men books, Green Lantern, New Avengeres, and many others. I think my mind (and my wallet) are going to explode.

     

    BQ: Without a doubt Giant Size Astonishing X-Men. 

  49. Ultimate Spider-Man

    New Avengers

    Young Avengers Presents

  50. I was most looking forward to the True Story Swear to God Archives Vol.1 TP but man after reading Daredevil with Rucka, Brubaker, Lark back together maybe that’s what I should have been looking forward to the most. I never noticed that you can’t rate a book for this week because of US holidays before.

  51. It will be nice to see Wheden close out his run and really sad to see him go but I keep going back to Green Lantern.  It’s the first DC book I’ve picked up monthly (thanks guys) and it’s been great and been looking for it every week since the last issue to see when it’s coming out again. 

  52. Wow, every body talking about the heavy week this week made me go back and look to see if I missed something. Last week was stupid I had 13 issues and 3 trades. This week is better 6 issues and 2 trades.

     BQ Its either the Sword or Northlanders. Both have been so great. Everyone should look at these two books. For sure grab the trade for the sword when it comes out. This is a great book by the Luna Bros

     

  53. Proof #8 -Great Book

    Firebreather #1

  54. BQ: Batman #677

  55. Three Grant Morrison books, two Geoff Johns books, and a Brubaker/Rucka Daredevil book. Wow. I think it’s going to be a good week. I’ll definitely read Final Crisis first, but after than I’m going to have a hard time deciding what to read next!

    BQ: Final Crisis

  56. So I keep a database in my notebook of all my single issue comics (DORK!!!), and after inputing this weeks books, I hit 3500 on the nose! Raise a glass to me! Yay!