If great responsibility comes with great power, what are you supposed to do with a great sense of humor?
Like just about everyone else in the US now, I have to tighten my belt and wait for my expenses to drop or my salary to rise in order to maintain my current lifestyle. Although beer dropped $2.50 a case, I only save that once every two weeks, so I still can't go overboard on my hobby spending.
The problem is, there are a lot of books out this week that I'd like to get. Cutting back actually hasn't been hard lately, partly because I've done a decent job of ignoring regular spandex books by the big 2 (or 5 depending on who you count), and also ignoring the acclaimed "off brand" books. So here's my list of what I will get and what I won't. I'd really like to hear your cries of "why are you buying that crap" and "how could you even think of not picking that up! It's only money!"
ASTONISHING X-MEN #25 - First Ellis Issue. Almost definitely getting
AVENGERS INVADERS #3 - It's been good, but I could wait for it.
BATMAN #678 RIP - Getting. Check my avatar. I'm that guy
BOYS #20 - Dropped from my pull list. It's been readable, but no Preacher. Or Punisher for that matter
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #16 - Dropped from my pull list, but. that. hurt.
DARK TOWER END WORLD ALMANAC - HUGE Gunslinger fan, but not David's writing
DARK TOWER LONG ROAD HOME #5 - Prepaid. See "HUGE Gunslinger fan".
DOCTOR WHO #5 I never put this on my pull list, but I had the store order the first two issues for me. If it's there, I'll probably pick it up. If not, I've got the videos.
FABLES #74 - Almost definitely getting. There have been some slow moments lately, but Fabletown is at war with the Empire. How can you not be curious about what's happening?
JACK OF FABLES #23 - Jack's so bad, he's good, but I haven't been wowed since he escaped from Mr. Revise. The reviews sound like this issue stays on the wrong track.
TRINITY #5 - dropped a few issues. Love Kurt Busiek, but this just doesn't click like Astro City.
SQUADRON SUPREME 2 #1 - Is JMS still writing this? I'm on the fence. I've liked a lot of the supremeverse stuff, but I haven't had trouble picking it up at cons cheap.
So, there we are. 12 potentials, 4 as good as definite, and everthing else on the fence. Am I wasting money, or do I need to feed my kids a lower grade of meat to pick up a few more books this week?
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