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Casual Comics Picks – Hot Comics of the Week (January 22, 2014)

Flying solo again for the best comic picks of the week. What follows are the most awesome comics being released this week according to me, the Casual Comics Guy, a guy who only reads about three comics per week. But, I do read ABOUT comics a lot and I used to read comics constantly, so I’m still better informed than 85% of bloggers on the webs who are just trying to maximize traffic through cheap keyword tricks.

By the way, if anyone can teach me those tricks, let me know. I’m too busy obsessing about all the comics I don’t have time to read.

I Don’t Get It: Hardcover

“I Don’t Get It” by Shannon Wheeler. Published by BOOM Studios.

It’s not the traditional “comic book”, but it caught my eye this week. First, it caught my attention because, many times, I truly don’t get it. Then, the New Yorker angle made me laugh because I’m old enough to remember Seinfeld. Lastly, it took me a while to dig up any more information on the book, so I thought, “Hey, even I can make a difference by spotlighting this instead of a third Avenger’s title. Read the rest of this entry

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Digital Comics Deal – Image Comics Half Off

Here’s a great chance to sample some new (to you) titles from Image Comics. Today and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday), the entire catalog of digital comics is 50% off at the Image store, which is a pretty great comics deal.

What series should you check out? I haven’t read these yet, but they look the most promising to me:

Alex + Ada

I’m a big fan of Jonathan Luna, so this title grabbed my attention a while back. A new X5 android pops into Alex’s life unexpectedly. (I expect it’s like Kramer’s misplaced mail-order bride).

I don’t know much else, but I’ll post a review once I’ve read it. But, at half price, you may want to jump in.

East of West

This one I have read, and it’s one heck of a wild ride. Three of the Four Horsemen – you know the ones I mean – wreak havoc in an alterna-sci-fi-wild-west universe. The Fourth will stop at nothing to get his lost love back – even if he has to go through his former companions to do it. Read the rest of this entry

Dragon’s Lair’s Picks: Hot Comics of the Week (December 11, 2013)

Welcome to the top comic book picks for the week. As always, these picks are suggested by the knowledgeable staff over at Dragon’s Lair Comics and Games. They’ve always got great recommendations, so I’m glad to share them here:

Immortal Iron Fist Complete Collection Trade Paperback Vol. 1

“The Immortal Iron Fist” was my first introduction to Matt Fraction and Alexandre Aja, the objects of my casual crush for their work on the new “Hawkeye” series.

Plus, Iron Fist has his own Netflix TV series coming out so it’s time you caught up with the hero. It may seem a bit pricey at $39.99, but the trade paperback collects 20 issues of a tremendous run on an underrated hero. That’s less than $2 per issue.

Richard Stark’s Parker Slayground Hardcover Read the rest of this entry

Casual Comics Review – Hawkeye

After slogging through some mythology-rich issues of Marvel Comics, I finally tripped across a Marvel title suitable for casual comics fans and even non-superhero comic readers. You don’t need to know much about Hawkeye, or his history, to love this title. A second viewing of the recent Avengers movie is over-preparation. Read the rest of this entry