In my past several visits to my LCS, I have cancelled some titles. I really need to keep my weekly spending down, so I have been making some room by letting some things go. There are a few titles coming up that I want to get, so every little bit helps. Now I need to not purchase the titles i have cancelled as impulse buys... Responsible spending is no fun. Even semi-responsible spending is no fun.
What is fun, though... is comics! (and comic related magazines of decent quality).
Amazing Spider-Man #589 - The Spot returns! I have always liked the Spot. This is a decent enough issue, and we get to see the Spot in action, and Spider-Man making fun of Christian Bale as Batman I guess. Not the best or worst.
Incredible Hercules #127 - Dark Regn tie in, but it really just continues a bunch of way cool, but semi confusing stuff that has been brewing for a while. I'll give it to Dark Reign... for an event it is doing a good job of having tie-ins that don't suck. It's still Herc, I still love it.
The Umbrella Academy #5 - Fantastic issue. Awesome way to segue into a time travel event that we are joining in media res. This is a good, fun and interesting comic. The art is great, characters are great, and... it's holding my interest. Just one issue to go.
Runaways #8 - I love Miyazawa's art on this. I think it works really well, and seems more natural than Ramos's, while bringing the same sort of youthfulness and style. This is the series I dropped this week. I like it, but in the grand scheme I can live without, or pick up in trades if i want.
Last week I dropped Madame Xanadu. My respect for Wagner and my love of Amy Reader Hadley's spectacular art is no longer enough to keep me purchasing a book that has a potentially fantastic premise, and great writing, but still falls flat for me. I also dropped JSA, even though I know it is going to get a cool writing change soon. Compared to the things I am loving, and the things I want to try, it just doesn't merit my continued cash on a regular basis.
I plan to start reviewing and discussing more online offerings soon. I need to broaden my horizons beyond the very excellent Zuda and the many terrific titles I regularly read there. I am having a bit of a malaise with regard to writing things out right now, and it isn't ALL because of my current X-Box 360 Fallout 3 addiction... Some of it is because I am lazy too!
Also.. I started getting Comics Foundry starting with the previous issue... and now... I just got the last issue of it as a magazine. It's pretty good stuff, but it's gone now! :( <-- that is an official journalistic notation I must point out.