Heya folks, it’s Jim. Jim Smith. I’m stating my name over and over because I’m about to ask for comics recommendations, and I’m trying to make sure everybody knows who’s asking.
So by November it looks like my pull list will be down to ten books: Alpha Flight, Captain America, Captain America and Bucky,Daredevil, Fantastic Four (or FF or whatever), Herc, Legion of Super-Heroes, Legion Lost, Secret Avengers, and Thunderbolts. And Herc is ending in November, so that sucks.
This is perhaps the fewest titles I’ve collected in over a decade. Admittedly, in these troubled times I should probably be glad to save money by buying fewer comics, but you have to understand my background–I used to have to drive 40 miles to the nearest comics shop, so I developed a strong urge to make each trip count. Nine comics a month feels…un-American or something.
That’s why I’m here asking for books I should start picking up. This is kind of self-serving, but it’s Labor Day weekend and I happen to know you have nothing better to do because the whole internet went on vacation but you’re checking this site for updates anyway.
Now, you’ll notice I’ve only got two DCU books on my list. There is a good reason for that: DC has spent all summer trying to get everyone to try out any of their fifty-two titles, so I have had plenty of time to think it over, and only two of them really won me over, and that’s mostly because they pick up from two series I was already reading. So there’s not much point in trying to sell me on any DCU stuff right now–yes, I know Grant Morrison’s writing Action Comics, and there’s really nothing else you can add that hasn’t already been taken into consideration.
Other than that, suggest whatever the hell you want, as long it’s a current ongoing monthly. If I can read Alpha Flight, heaven knows I’ll try anything.