New Comics for 11/04/09 still don’t know what time it is

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.

After last week’s monster week things quiet way down in the first week of November. This week I give Sweet Tooth one more chance to convince me that it wouldn’t read 10x better in trade. The books I am most about are the long-awaited Stumptown #1 and The Mighty #10.

This week Ron has the Pick of the Week!

Bonus Question: It’s day light savings time, but is the extra hour of sleep worth the sun setting one hour earlier?



    The beginning of a big event for Hercules starts this week! Everyone needs to jump on with this amazing event!

    Also getting:

    Deadpool Team-Up #899

    Strange Tales #3

    Sweet Tooth #3

    Special Guest: Nova vol.5 "War of Kings"

    BQ: My brain needs the sleep.

  2. Very excited for XMen vs. Agents of Atlas (the first issue was fantastic, esp. the Chris Samnee art in the backup story), and Stumptown.  I’ve also really been liking the Iron Fist Immortal Weapons series, though I don’t know who the creative team is on this issue.  Plus, the Cinderella-centric ‘Fables’ spinoff, which Paul pointed out to me not too long ago; I’m not a big ‘Fables’ fan but I do love the Fableverse Cinderella.

    BQ: Totally not worth it.  I dont’ like how dark it gets so early.

  3. BQ: Yes.

  4. @ohcaroline: Hey if you want more AoA…..go read Incredible Hercules! 🙂

  5. BQ: sort of, it sure helped getting to work this morning


  6. @TheNextChampion  I’m going to have to cave and do that, even though I’m way behind on Hercules.  The backups haven’t started yet, have they?

  7. BQ: We are on Daylight savings now and its great. I finally get to see the sun when I leave for work.

    Also if you want post your pull list to Twitter with the hash tag #ifanboylist 

  8. 2 books this week. LIGHT week. Spider-man and Secret 6.

  9. Sweet Tooth #3

    Captain America Reborn #4

    Amazing Spider-Man #610

    Ultimate Spider-Man #4


    BQ – No, I hate it getting dark so early but that extra hour of sleep Saturday night was well timed and much needed, so this year I dealt with it.

  10. Anotehr large week for me.  Black Widow, both Boys books, Dr. Voodoo, Umtilmate Spiderman, Cderella and several more.


    Daylight savings time is one of the most folish things ever concocted by humanity.

  11. Batman Widening Gyre #3 (OF 6)
    Cinderella From Fabletown With Love #1 (OF 6)
    Gi Joe #11
    Mighty #10
    Star Wars Invasion #5 (OF 5)
    Superman World Of New Krypton #9 (OF 12)
    Sweet Tooth #3
    Witchfinder In The Service Of Angels #5 (OF 5)

    BQ: Daylight savings time is a massively wasteful exercise.  It is completely obsolete (as are time zones) and should be abandoned by the civilized world.  Tradition for tradition’s sake sickens me.

  12. A welcomed small week this week – the last two have just been killer. Most looking forward to TWO issues of The Boys (MM origin story so far is best of the series), Reborn, the Spider-Man books, Cinderella mini, Aaron’s AMAZING Ghost Riders mini, Stumptown, Sweet Tooth, Haunt (I liked the first issue), end of the Six-Gun War in Jonah Hex, Strange Tales, and the Lobo two-parter for Sam Keith goodness.

    Probably not going to get the new Oz mini from Marvel – just wait for the trade because I think it’ll read better that way. Still love Skottie Young’s art, though. 

    One book I think a lot of you will enjoy is From The Ashes out from IDW by Bob Fingerman. It’s on the last issue this week, but you should check out the eventual collection. Last issue, it just took a completely out of left field turn that totally (completely, totally) changed the meaning of the story, but in a good way, I think. It just changed the entire mood of the thing – it was something I hadn’t seen in comics in a very, very long time. I’m hoping Fingerman can deliver on this in the final issue and am really looking forward to the conclusion.

    BQ: I don’t care either way, really. Spring is when it really hurts and that whole move one hour ahead thing. Just do away with the archaic idea.

  13. It’ll be Amazing Spider-Man, Superman: WONK, and Captain American Reborn. I’m dropping Sweet Tooth, but I think I’ll take a chance of Stumptown.

     BQ: Sleep is sleep. I’ll take an extra nap if I have to.

  14. @ohcaroline: The backups start with this one-shot I believe.

    I’m sure this is going to be reader friendly by the way. Pak and Van Lente are usually got at doing new story arcs to catch up on new readers.

  15. Another big week. Time to look at a remortgage.

    Buffy The Vampire Slayer #30 
    Captain America Reborn #4 (OF 6) 
    Cinderella From Fabletown With Love #1 (OF 6) 
    Doctor Voodoo Avenger Of Supernatural #2 
    Immortal Weapons #4 (OF 5) 
    Nova #31 
    Strange Tales #3 (OF 3) 
    Stumptown #1 
    Sweet Tooth #3 
    Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #4  

    BQ: No

  16. Looking forward to Assault on New Olympus, Cap Reborn and X-Men v. AoA.  Giving Haunt one more issue only because of Kirkman. 

     BQ: hell yea..

  17. Only two this week, Stumptown and Sweet Tooth.

     BQ:  A thousand times yes

  18. I had not heard anything about Stumptown before this, but I’m fairly excited about it now. Pretty light week besides that though. Picking up Sweet Tooth and Unknown: Devil Made Flesh.

  19. Stumptown.


  20. I may give Assault on New Olympus a shot bc @nextchampion won’t stop talking about it and spiderman is on the cover.

    A lot of Number 1s that I may give a shot. My list stands as follows:
    ASM, Assaut on New Olympus, Astonishing Xmen(every month I ask myself why), Batman Widening Gyre (First two books were solid), Captain America Reborn (something finally happened last issue), Deadpool teamup 899, Deathlok (fond memories from my childhood), Haunt (love the mcfarland art!), Psylocke (bc of the cover 😉 and my love of all things xmen), Stumptown (bc it’s greg rucka), Sweettooth 3 (hoping something actually happens) USM (because I love Bendis’ spiderman!)

  21. I will continue to hype the hell out of ASSAULT ON NEW OLYMPUS until everyone reads it.

  22. It’s going to be a great week with Stumptown, Cap Reborn and Assault on New Olympus, as well as a new Nova trade.  Can’t wait.

    BQ: Of course it’s a little dark and depressing, but you’ve got to embrace the winter.  The cosy glow of home, open fires, winter coats and of course the holiday season around the corner.  Oh, and scarves, love me some scarves….

  23. I have 17 dollars or so in books at my LCS waiting for me so I’m glad I’m only getting Secret Six this week.  DEADSHOT feature should be cool.


    BQ/ I could care less either way, I did take advantage of the sleep but I always adapt to whateverso whatever.

  24. TNC is actually convincing me that maybe I should check out Assault on New Olympus…

    Lite/Medium week for me.  Definitely getting WoNK, Sweet Tooth, Savage Dragon, Mighty, ASM, and there are still a few books I’m deciding on.

  25. Forgot the BQ…

    BQ: I’m from Indiana, so we didn’t even do DST until a couple of years ago… boy do I hate it. 

  26. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #30

    Ultimate Comics Spiderman #4

    Vampirella: Second Coming #3

    Sherlock Holmes Hc Vol 01

    BQ: I love when its dark earlier!

  27. A small week.  Just 6 books! 

  28. When you wake up at 3AM, yeah, yeah it is worth it!

  29. Reasons to buy Incredible Hercules:

    1) Fred Van Lente: Hercules

    2) Jeff Parker: Agents of Atlas

  30. No it wwas not worth it.  Now a week of adjusting to the new time.



  31. ASM, The Mighty #10, Kevin Smith on Batman #3, House Of Mystery #19, & Herogasm finale.

    If I can scrape up any extra dough, I wanna catch up on Milligan’s Confidential arc and get the beginning of the new arc!  Cover looks crazy

    World Of New Krypton is dropped.  Good riddance.

    Secret Six is dropped, I’m about to sell my set on Ebay.

    I’ll tradewait Cinderella From Fabletown because I read everything from Fables in trade.  All Vertigo stuff is better in softcover except House Of Mystery for some reason.  I guess it’s a mystery, huh?

    Still waiting for volume five of The Boys!

    Definitely not paying $6 for a LOBO comic!

    BQ: Absolutely not.

  32. 3 books for me this week: Amazing Spider-Man, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Doom Patrol. Smallest week I’ve had in ummmmmmmm 10 years? 

    BQ: I find the whole thing ridiculous. Just leave the time alone! 

  33. Most looking forward to the Mighty and Sweet Tooth. I’ll probably pick up Stumptown too.

    BQ: No, but it sure beats the other one.

  34. looks like a strong week for me:

    absolution 3, sweet tooth 3, haunt 2, strange tales 3, stumptown 1.

    bq: no

  35. Lots of good books this week.  I’m looking forward to it all.  I really wish I had the scratch for the Criminal Deluxe Edition, but such is life these days.  

    BQ: I’m ambivalent to Daylight Savings Time, but having grown up in Indiana, which used to have it’s own time zone (thusly ignoring DST), it sometimes plays havoc with my sense of time and space.  

  36. Companies need to space out thie books more, I’m tired of really huge weeks followed by smaller ones.  Can’t there just be four medium sized weeks?

  37. "I whole heartily endorse this product"

    -Barack Obama stating his love for ASSAULT ON NEW OLYMPUS

  38. @stuclach  I am intrigued. How could we do away with time zones? Should it be the same time in New York as in Seattle? That just seems crazy. When were time zones invented? 

  39. The comics I’m getting this week are: Superman: W.O.N.K., Sweet Tooth, Ultimate Spider-Man, Greek Street, Stumptown(it seems like I’ve been waiting forever for this), Savage Dragon and the Usagi Yojimbo Yokai HC and Superman/Batman:Search For Kryptonite TPB.

    BQ:I pretty much always have trouble getting to sleep, so it doesn’t really matter to me.  

  40. Apparently there was a message left at the burial chamber for Ramses II

    It states: "I’ll go to my grave knowning I couldn’t read ASSAULT ON NEW OLYMPUS by Fred Van Lente and Greg Pak." Weird.

  41. Loads of cool stuff this week but mostly looking forward to SWEET TOOTH and STUMPTOWN!

  42. @WinTheWonderboy – Adopted by most of the world in the early 1900’s.  They appear to exist essentially to make it easier for morons to understand when they can and can’t call internationally (and other equally inane reasons).  Here are a couple of brief examples of people wanting to eliminate time zones and/or Daylight Savings Times:

    They just seem like a waste of energy.  Wouldn’t it be nice if an airline could simply say "this plane leaves at 7:00pm" and you could simply look at your watch and not have to concern yourself with the local time zone and if they adhere to daylight savings time.  

  43. ONly one book this week. Nova.

    BQ: I didn’t have that extra hour of sleep. I was working. Working while drunk, not good. Don’t tell anyone. =p

  44. Captain America Reborn #4 (OF 6)
    Deathlok #1 (OF 7)
    Jonah Hex #49
    Mighty #10
    Nova #31
    X-Men Origins Iceman

    BQ: DST is not worth it at all.  I now have to commute to and from work in the dark.

  45. Any body care about the deathlok or psylocke minis?

  46. @RocketRacoon  I’ve got no interest in another mini written by Chris Yost.   I might have to check out the Iceman one-shot, though.

  47. Iceman One-Shot looks really good. The cover is also a great one by Phil Noto.

  48. @RocketRacoon: I always liked Deathlok growing up so I’m checking it out.

    @ohcaroline & @TNC: Iceman Origin looks good.

  49. Looking forward to The Mighty #10, Assault on New Olympus, and Stumptown #1…..picking up the Psylocke #1 if the backup story is in it.

    BQ:  I lived with it for 28 years….who am I to say it’s a dumb idea.  I know I hate getting out of work whenver it’s dark as it’s always been a safety issue.

  50. Gimmie an A! !Gimmie a S! Gimmie another S! Another A!……

    Ah the hell with it,. Go Buy ASSAULT ON NEW OLYMPUS!!

  51. Captain America Reborn #4 (OF 6)
    Cinderella From Fabletown With Love #1 (OF 6)
    Haunt #2
    Stumptown #1
    Superman World Of New Krypton #9 (OF 12)
    Sweet Tooth #3
    Torch #3 (OF 8)
    Am I the only one who likes Torch? I’m liking these Dynamite/Marvel series. I got the Avengers/Invaders HC as well, awesome stuff.
  52. I’d say I’m most looking forward to: The Mighty, Age Of Reptiles #1, Sweet Tooth #3 and the conclusion to Sir Edward Grey Witchfinder.

  53. No more LCS, it closed down October 1st. Thank-you DCBS.

    Sweet Tooth #3

    Haunt #2

    Nova #31

    Assault on New Olympus

    Spider-man #610

    Ultimate Spider-man #4

    Marvelous Land of Oz #1

    Doctor Voodoo #2

    GI Joe #11


  54. Do you guys buy every comic book with individual sleeves?

    I do and it’s getting kind of expensive.

  55. @NathanNicdao: I do not. How much does the store charge you?

  56. @conor: .50 cents in US Dollars  (Our currency is Peso)

  57. @NathanNicdao: Yikes! That’s expesive.

  58. @conor: it sort of prohibits me from reading them. Ugh..

     But how could I sotre ’em if much of my stack is already in sleeves?

    congrats on the yankee win. BTW..

  59. @NathanNicdao: That is expensive. Before my lcs closed, he bagged and boarded all the books on his dime. It was a small store though, hence why it closed. DCBS charges like .12 cents which I think is reasonable.

  60. Yeah. I moved to another store. and they actually have sweet tooth.

    tnx btw