New Comics for 08/26/09 are taking a trip to Awesome Town

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!

What are the iFanboys buying? Check it out here – Conor, Ron, Josh and Gordon the Intern.

And what about the rest of the staff? What are they buying? Dave, Jim, Paul, Mike, and Sonia.

Oh, man… oh, man… Fantastic Four #570 (Hickman’s first issue), The Flash: Rebirth #4, Batman & Robin #3, Green Lantern #44, Detective Comics #856, Scalped #31, Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen Special #2

I need to lie down.

This week I have the Pick of the Week!

Bonus Question: What’s your favorite line from a song?


  1. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    That a lot of spectacular for one week. Daaaaamn. a light week, but it’s all good!  

  2. 3 of my top 5 books out this week – Scalped, Detective, and Batman and Robin.  Also excited to see what Hickman can do with FF

  3. Phew, what a week!  Good luck making the pick, Conor – I don’t envy you.

    Batman and Robin, New Avengers, Flash, Deadpool, Wednesday Comics and possibly Hickman’s Fantastic Four for me.

    BQ; Tough to pick a favorite song, let alone lyric.  Might be the chorus from 21st Century (Digital Boy).

  4.  "I think a change would do you good." –Sheryl Crow


  5. do you think thats stange that Four batman books come out on the same week as the new video game

  6. I think I have picked at least one issue of each of my titles this week as a POTW. 

  7. It’s a heavy week this week for me… But at least it’s all of my favorite books. 🙂

    BQ: “If you like Pi

  8. Batman and Robin, Blackest Night Titans, Detective, Flash Rebirth, Green Lantern, Guardians of the Galaxy and Nova.

    I find myself breaking my only 5 books a week rule with surprising regularity. I’d feel bad if they were’nt so good.

    BQ: "Interesting and sophisticated, Refusing to be celebrated, It’s a monumental big screen kiss, It’s so deep it’s meaningless." So Hard Done By: Performed by The Tragically Hip on the Album Day for Night. 

  9. Looks to be a great week of books.  I don’t envy Conor this week.  

     BQ: " blood’s turned to dirt girl, you broke every part of me.." – Salome  – Old 97s

  10. Batman And Robin #3
    Batman Widening Gyre #1 (OF 6)
    Blackest Night Titans #1 (OF 3)
    Dark Tower The Fall Of Gilead #4 (OF 6)
    Detective Comics #856
    Flash Rebirth #4 (OF 6)
    Green Lantern #45
    Justice Society Of America #30
    Star Wars Legacy #39
    Superman #691
    Wednesday Comics #8 (OF 12)

    BQ: Pick any line from "Automobile" by NWA.

  11. My week’s going 100% DC.  Detective (not sure why, didn’t like the first one, and thought the second one was bad) Batman and Robin, The Shield, Flash Rebirth, Superman, Superman’s Pal, Green Lantern, Batman: Widening Gyre, Blackest Night: Titans.

  12. I’m taking a temporary trip to financial responsibility town, so I’m not buying anything I didn’t pre-order.  Which sucks for Runaways, Guardians of the Galaxy and Fantastic Four (unless I preordered that and forgot about it in which case, oh well, what can you do?)  Still that leaves me with Batman and Robin, Detective, and 2 Avengers books; I’m pretty sure I’ll be pleased.

    BQ: In a Drive-By Truckers mood, since I saw them this weekend.  "We’ve been to close to death before, we were just too drunk to know it/guess the price of being sober’s being scared out of your mind."

  13. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Ramblin’ where to begin
    I taste the summer on your peppery skin
    Been saved the warmer the waves
    I felt a slip into a watery grave

    My girl, linen and curls
    Lips parting like a flag all unfurled
    She’s grand the bend of her hand
    Digging deep into the sweep of the sand

    Summer arrives with a length of lights
    Summer blows away
    And quietly gets swallowed by a wave
    It gets swallowed by a wave

    Waylay the din of the day
    Boats bobbing in the blue of the bay
    In deep far beneath all the dead sailors
    Slowly slipping to sleep


    Summersong, The Decemberists

  14. Finally flash rebirth


    BQ: right now it’s this 

    I think it’s great how you used to great, I can’t hate on how you choose to relate, but i know that you had the potential, I understand why you wanted to let go

  15. This is an amazing week for comics. Can’t wait for Wednesday! 

    BQ: "If you question what I would do/To get over and be with you/I’d lift you up over everything/To light up my room" -Barenaked Ladies, Light Up My Room

  16. Wow! great stuff this week. Batman and Robin, Flash: Rebirth, Green Lantern, Detective Comics, Fantastic Four, New Avengers, Sinister Spider-Man. Gonna try out Blackest Night: Titans, and Batman: Widening Gyre.

    BQ: too tough to call

  17. I’m getting sooooooooo many comics its crazy! the ones I’m most looking forward to are Batman & Robin(Yay!!!), Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen(double yay!!!), Usagi Yojimbo, Muppet Show, Green Lantern, Detective Comics, Superman, Flash, Gotham City Sirens, Wednesday Comics and JSA(hope this gets better).

    BQ: Love has gone away  And theres no one here now   And theres nothing left to say  But, oh how i miss him, baby  Oh, baby come on and slip away  Come on, baby, why dont you slip away.

    Lou Reed – Street Hassle

  18. A decent week after several light ones:

    Batman And Robin #3, Dark Avengers #8, Fantastic Four #570, Flash Rebirth #4, Green Lantern #45, Guardians Of Galaxy #17, New Avengers #56, Nova #28. Nice little pile to take on holiday.

    BQ: I left my bag in Newport Pagnal.  

  19. Awesome week.  DC’s got a great lineup this week, but Fantastic Four might be worth trying. 

  20. Alot of my favourite books are out this week, it’s a busy week for me. Batman & Robin, Detective Comics, Green Lantern, Runaways, Secret Warriors and Deadpool (Woo).

     Six books is a big week for me.

  21. DC is firing on all cylinders this week! can’t wait.

  22. Avengers Initiative #27
    Batman And Robin #3
    Dark Avengers #8
    Dark Reign Elektra #5 (OF 5)
    Deadpool #14
    Detective Comics #856
    Fantastic Four #570
    Gantz Tp Vol 06
    Gotham City Sirens #3
    Green Lantern #45
    Guardians Of Galaxy #17
    New Avengers #56
    Nova #28
    Secret Warriors #7
    Skrull Kill Krew #4 (OF 5)
    Son Of Hulk #14
    Wednesday Comics #8 (OF 12)
    X-Force #18

    I’m really looking forward to reading Hickman’s FF, GL, Detective, and Nova.

    BQ: "And you hate your boss at your job, but in your dreams you can blow his head off. In your dreams show no mercy" Bad Days — Flaming Lips

  23. Batman And Robin #3

    Batman Widening Gyre #1 (OF 6)

    Betty & Veronica #243

    Detective Comics #856

    Fantastic Four #570

    Flash Rebirth #4 (OF 6)

    Gotham City Sirens #3

    Green Lantern #45

    Guardians Of Galaxy #17

    Justice Society Of America #30

    New Avengers #56

    Nova #28

    Scalped #31

    Superman #691

    Supermans Pal Jimmy Olsen Special #2

    Wednesday Comics #8 (OF 12)

  24. @Crucio Truly a great song, and a great line from it.


  25. Too many comics to list!  Well, that’s not true but there is a lot of great stuff from both Marvel and DC this week.  Going to give the 28 Days Later book a try too.

    BQ – "You lean in and whisper something sexy in my ear like: I might go bed I’ve got work in the morning.  I know what you’re trying to say."   -Business Time, Flight of the Conchords.

  26. Like I said, I’m curious about how Waid’ planning to end Unknown now that a second series is slated.


    BQ: My infatuation with autos let to autos getting sprayed.

  27. I’d love it if the new Incredible Hulk series filled the Hulk void I’ve experienced since Loeb took away the Hulk momentum Pak built up. Since Pak’s the writer on this new series its got to offer something. I hope.  


    (1) There’s no time to lose, I heard her say. Cash your dreams before they slip away.

    (2) Keep on dreamin, boy. Cuz when you stop dreamin it’s time to die! 

    (3) Beautiful loser, never take it all. Cuz it’s eaiser and faster when you fall. 

    Sorry I could go on forever. These are three that immediately come to mind as favorites. Now.. who can name them?

  28. Aaagh!  12 books.  I swear that I haven’t had a week under 10 books in FOREVER!  Why does everything have to be so good?? 🙂

    Lots to look forward to: Dynamo 5, Scalped, the Bat books, Flash, GL, and the new FF (while I’m excited for Hickman, I’m even more excited to see Eaglesham drawing more awesomeness).

    BQ: "F*ck trees, I climb buoys motherf*cker!" from "I’m on a Boat" by The Lonely Island.  It’s a great music video as well.

  29. Flame on!, I’m Gone. 

    I’m so sweet like a nice bon-bon

    Came out rappin’ when I was born

    Mom said rock it til the break of dawn. 

  30. Crazy good week.  8 books, that’s pretty heavy for me.

    BQ: "Life ain’t easy for a boy named Sue." 

  31. ugh. 21 books? I need to sell some blood or something.

    BQ: Too important of a question to answer without doing serious thinking about it. I shall return. 

  32. What a fantastic Week! Who loves DC, huh?

    Batman And Robin #3
    Dark Avengers #8
    Detective Comics #856
    Flash Rebirth #4 (OF 6)
    Gotham City Sirens #3
    Green Lantern #45
    New Avengers #56
    Secret Warriors #7
    Wednesday Comics #8 (OF 12)









    Batman and Robin

    Detective Comics

    Flash Rebirth

    Gotham City Sirens

    Green Lantern


    Secret Warriors

    Wednesday Comics 



    Dark Avengers

    Fantastic Four

    New Avengers


    Superman’s Pal

    Teen Titans


    I laid a divorcee in new york city,
    I had to put up some kind of a fight.
    The lady then she covered me with roses,
    She blew my nose and then she blew my mind.


    Batman And Robin #3

    Billy Batson And The Magic Of Shazam #7

    Fantastic Four #570

    Flash Rebirth #4 (OF 6)

    Gotham City Sirens #3

    Green Lantern #45

    Guardians Of Galaxy #17

    Justice Society Of America #30

    Last Days Of Animal Man #4 (OF 6)

    Nova #28

    Runaways 3 #13

    Star Wars Legacy #39

    Superman #691

    Supermans Pal Jimmy Olsen Special #2

    Wednesday Comics #8 (OF 12)

    Wolverine First Class #18

    X-Men Forever #6


    Yow! Too many books!

  35. 9 for me this week. A few others Ill pick up next week when I’m done with these:)

  36. Could have sworn the next issue of Phonogram was due out this week. This bums me out a little.

  37.  BQ:  "You can always come back, but you can’t come back all the way."  Dylan, Mississippi.

  38. BQ: "i wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes, wou’d know what a drag it is to see you" -BOB DYLAN- positivley 4th street

    deapool-green lantern and batman widening gyre are at the top of my list this week

  39. Batman and Robin, Detective, Scalped, Unkown Soldier, Flash Rebirth, GL, GotG… gg

  40. Huh. I thought Love and Rockets:New Stories #2 was out this week. Is it next week or did I miss it???

    BQ: "You can never be strong, you can only be free, and I never asked for the truth but you owe that to me." -Guided By Voices, "Game of Pricks"

  41. Deadpool books for 3 weeks in a row? Sweet! Also pretty excited for the conclusion to the first arc of Batman & Robin, as well as the continuation of Batwoman.


    BQ: "If you wanna know the truth, you gotta dig up Johnny Booth! And I hate cough syrup, don’t you?" Butthole Surfers – Cough Syrup

  42. I’ve never been so confused as to the order which I will be reading my comics in.

  43. Ugh. . . nothing sadder than getting all excited to see what’s coming out this week, and then discovering I’m only pulling 3 (B&R, Detective, and Unknown Soldier). On the upside, that may leave $$ for a trade. I’m thinking of picking up the first HOUSE OF MYSTERY book.

    BQ: "You cry ‘keeping it real,’ yet you should try keeping it right." -De La Soul, ‘The Bizness’

  44. This is a great week! Many highly anticipated books!

    Batman And Robin #3
    Blackest Night Titans #1 (OF 3)
    Detective Comics #856
    Flash Rebirth #4 (OF 6)
    Green Lantern #45
    Superman #691
    Unknown #4 (OF 4)
    Wednesday Comics #8 (OF 12)


    BQ: "Flash a-ah"


  45. BQ: "Oh no, Not me. I never lost control. You’re face to face with the man who sold the world." by David Bowie, though I approve of both the Nirvana and Jordis Unga versions.

  46. @cam: Thanks! One of my favorite songs of all time.

    I forgot that FF had Hickman doing it. I might buy it. I have a lot of faith in Hickman 

  47. Sigh.. why can’t DC slow it down and make it sexy?  The proverbial load is being proverbially blown this week.  Can’t say I won’t enjoy it though! 

    BQ:  I fell into the arms, of Venus deMilo. 

  48. Another double digit week for me. I’m such a sucker. Ever since con season I’m buying everything.


  49. This is the best lineup of comics I have experienced since I started reading them weekly a year and a half ago.  I really could not be more excited. 


    Bonus Question:

    She said : "Eh, I know you, and you cannot sing"
    I said : "That’s nothing – you should hear me play piano"

  50. BQ: I’m so Chill, no wonder it’s freezing. – Falling for the First Time, Barenaked Ladies.

  51. Dark Avengers

    Batman and Robin

    Flash Rebirth

    Batman Widening Gyre

    Gotham City Sirens

    Green Lantern

    Muppet Show  (this series totally entertains me)



    BQ: "I just can’t find the time to write my mind the way I want it to read" — Wilco "Box Full of Letters"

  52. Crazy week. I have sixteen books, which is way more than usual for me. Lots of good stuff, though, so that’s cool.

    Bonus Question- Hard one, but right now: "Mine is the lonliest of numbers/Now is the lonliest of times/You’re nineteen days late/And still I sit and wait/Waiting and waiting/Waiting and waiting/Waiting and waiting/Waiting on you"–"Waiting on You" by Weezer

  53. So much awesome! More zombies (GL and BN:Titans), Batman & Robin, New Avengers, JSA (which I still like), and Wednesday Comics. This is gonna be a good Wednesday

    BQ: Now I can’t see, I just stare. I’m still alive – Alive, Pearl Jam. Mostly because of how it’s sung, but it’s a pretty sweet lyric nonetheless

  54. all of my favorite books are coming out this week. I can’t wait.


    BQ: It’s got me on my knees in a bathroom, praying to a god that I don’t even believe in, "Dear Jesus… are you listening?

  55. What´s not coming out this week…

  56. Flash, Dark Avengers, and Batman by Silent Bob.

  57. @ FACE – Beautiful Loser.  One of my favorite songs of all time!

  58. Batman and Robin 3, Dark Avengers 8, New Avengers 56, Falash Rebirth, Wednesday Comics 8, Sherlock Holmes 4, and Muppets Peg leg 2

    Your seeds of misery have sprouted and they try to block my way
    The worst gets the better of you and you try to disarm me with an embrace
    Just like the heart that’s spent a lifetime forgiving what is cruel
    So have I for you- Nikka Costa



  59. PymSlap (@alaska_nebraska) says:


  60. Batman and Robin, Flash Rebirth, Guardians, Fantastic Four, Wednesday Comics, Detective Comics, Wizard, and the Previews Mag. I also have an action figure coming in this week. I usually pick up my books every other week, but I think I’ll go again this week. Thought about getting into that Shield DC mini series, but until JMS gets The Twelve done, I’m boycotting anything new he comes out with…

     BQ: "The only way I know how to decide, is just get on and ride." Rodeo or Mexico–Garth Brooks

  61. A big Wednesday for my final week without school!

    Batman and Robin #3

    Deadpool #14

    Gotham City Sirens #3

    Green Lantern #45


    Nova #28

    Wednesday Comics #8

    With a surprise appearence by: All Winners Comics! Maybe….if my LCS can order it without Diamond fucking around.

    BQ: "Do I have to spell, his name?" Two Way Monologue-Sondre Lerche

  62. 8 books ……..looking foward to Flash rebirth and batman and robin…..woot woot!!

    "And if i look like death today,
    Then please let her know"- im waking up to us by Belle and sebastian

  63. Looking forward to a double dose of Hickman with FF and Secret Warriors, Scalped, and Batman and Robin. I am trying Incredible Hulk for Pak and sadly dropping Hercules, even though I said that last time…and the time before.

  64. Green Lantern, Flash, Detective, Batman & Robin…

    11 books on my list…that’s a big week for me….YAY!!! Really loving comics right now and this podcast and site just make it more fun! Thanks guys!!

    BQ: "Screwed up people make great art!" – Striking 12 soundtrack 

  65. This is a great week for comics!


    BQ: "Talk fast, pimp slow."- Kid Rock 

  66. So Many Good Books!!

    I was early to finish, I was late to start, I might be an adult,  I’m a minor at heart" – Minor Threat  

  67. By far my biggest week ever.  I am pulling 14 comics I believe.

  68. with dark avengers, batman & robin, flash rebirth, fantastic four, green lantern and halo helljumper coming out this week. How am i suppose to cut down?

    BQ: "A match made in heaven, said the fires of hell." – Lupe Fiasco. 

  69. Woah, a great big lovely week of awesomeness – however will Conor break them down?  Most looking forward to Batman and Robin (of course), Tec, Scalped and a new Soleil release.  With previews I’ve got 17 buys (and possibly Hercules and King City off the shelf – blimey!)

    BQ:  I would say anything from Thunder Road, as it is the one song I place above all others.  Great rock music tinged with epic sadness and melancholy.

  70. DC week for me again: Flash Rebirth; Green Lantern; Batman & Robin; Detective Comics. Just getting one Marvel book: Nova!!

    BQ: "This joke is tired of laughing" from David Sylvian’s "Orpheus"

  71. @Darth Duck – Seger is a GOD among rock n’ roll scribes, whether it’s hip to think so or not.

    Other songs:

    (1) "Ruby Tuesday" – Stones

    (2) "Change" – Blind Melon

    Couple more submissions, because I love this BQ:

    (1) Killing hurts. It has to be done. 

    (2) Run to the bedroom. In the suitcase on the left you’ll find my favorite axe.   

  72. So much good-y goodness this week, my head’s gonna explode. Tons of Batman, Boys, Blackest Night, Flash, Avengers, Hickman’s FF should be off the charts, a s-load of Hulk books (for those who really like the Hulk), Superman (Codename: Patriot has been excellent so far), Scalped!. Probably the most quality week in the last couple months. Really lookiing forward to Wednesday.

    BQ: Tie between ‘Got me a movie/I want you to know/slicing up eyeballs/I want you to know" – "Debaser", The Pixies


    "Big man, pig man, ha ha charade you are/You well heeled big wheel, ha ha charade you are." – "Pigs", Pink Floyd – partly due to the way the "ha ha" is delivered, and partly due to the unexplainable Pink Floyd kick I’ve been on for the last 6 months.

  73. BQ: "all you know about me is what I sold you, dumb fuck, I sold out long before you ever even heard my name"

  74. Can’t wait for Batman & Robin 3, picking up all the BN tie-ins, possibly my first FF book…

     BQ: "You and me baby ain’t nothing but mammals, so let’s do it like they do on the discovery channel." They just don’t write ’em like that any more.

  75. Batman & Robin

    Flash Rebirth

    Green Lantern


    Jimmy Olsen

     "I wanna sleep with common people like you/
    oh what  else could I do?
    I said ‘Oh. I’ll see what I can do.’"

  76. BQ: You are my center when I spin away.

  77. Green Lantern, Superman and (eventually) Impaler !


    BQ: "STOP……….Hammer Time!"

  78. I’m really excited about FF. Millar got me hooked and Hickman looks like he’s going to nuts.

  79. BQ: "Did you exchange, a walk-on part in a war for a lead role in a cage?"


    "I only taste the saline when I kiss away your tears"

  80. bq:  a top three:  

    For Others:  Classic Rush – "If you chose not to decide, you still have made a choice."

    For Ron:  Smiths – "If a ten ton truck crashes into us, to die by your side is a heavenly way to die."

    For myself:  TMBG – "When you’re following an angel, does it mean you have to throw your body off a building?" 

  81. Wait a second, who is dave????