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Comic Book Stock Watch-Weeks of 1-16-08 & 1-23-08

Posted by lordcomicguy on January 27, 2008

 Welcome back to the comic stock watch where we take a look at those books that stood out, either in a good way or not so good!  

 RISERS 

BOOSTER GOLD #6 (DC Comics)-I’ve been with this book since issue #1 and I have to admit that it’s fast becoming my favorite title. Basically it’s Exiles of the DCU but done in a much better way. This ish featured the return of the Blue & Gold and if you’re not sure what that means, check it out. Heck, even if you DO know what that means, check it out!

COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS #14 (DC Comics)I’m telling you, jump on board now because each ish from here on out promises to be one huge jaw dropper after the next. We get to see the introduction of the new Jason Todd, Red Robin, as well as get set for a clash of the titans next ish in Monarch vs. Prime.

PENANCE: RELENTLESS #4 (Marvel Comics)-What is fast becoming the best mini-series in years, Penance #4 is a must read. The continuing quest for vengeance of Robbie Baldwin brings him head to head with longtime Fantastic Four Foe, Dr. Doom, who holds the prize he seeks the most…..Nitro. The way Robbie outplays Doom in this is SWEET!

X-MEN #207 (Marvel Comics)-WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did I mention wow? This stunning conclusion to perhaps the best X-men story of all time leaves you shaking your head in wonder and shock. I won’t ruin it for you but when they hyped this as a mega-event and that things would never be the same again….well, they were understating it!

FALLERS 

TEEN TITANS #55 (DC Comics)-This really kills me to put this on the falling list but I seriously did not like this ish. I know that there has to be a brief lull after the titanic events of the past few issues but this was just UGH! I’m really hoping it was a one ish funk because I do love my Titans.

FLASH #236 (DC Comics)-Yes, I will continue to put this on the falling list until one of two things happen. 1) They get a new artist or 2) They get rid of the kids!  But I feel change is on the horizon for this book. Don’t count this as official or anything but I get the feeling Wally’s time as the Flash will be short-lived as I feel we will be getting an old Flash back, ala Barry Allen, soon.

MARVEL ZOMBIES 2 #4 (Marvel Comics)-Ok, the novelty has worn off and now it’s just getting old and stupid. Just let them eat each other and be done with it!

NEW EXILES #1 (Marvel Comics)-Speaking of good concepts gone bad, here we have the relaunch of good old Exiles, complete with a tweaked roster and more inter-group intrigue than world hopping. They are really getting away from what made this book great, seeing all the different realities. There is a time and a place for inter-group conflict, now isn’t the time.

 FINAL THOUGHTS 

Next week will bring us the first look at the new Captain America as well as (hopefully) a pretty intense fight between Monarch and Prime. Plus, over in Mighty Avengers, we should FINALLY get into the Symbiote storyline…..but you never know with Bendis!

Later all!

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