November 14, 2018

Happy New Comics Wednesday!  It’s a somber week in
comics with the passing of industry legend Stan Lee.
Matt offers some words on Lee’s influence on him and on comics:

Stan Lee
Dec 28 1922 – Nov 12 2018

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“I’m not sure what I can say about Stan Lee’s influence that
hasn’t already been said. It’s hard to imagine the comics
industry resembling anything like what we have today without him.
So perhaps you can be patient for me to wax nostalgic.

In 1973, I was in 5th grade and had started collecting DC
Comics. The stories were largely what we now call
‘done-in-ones,’ and there was little to no continuity.
I had no expectation of anything else.

Two years later, I entered junior high and made a friend of
someone else who also collected comics, but he was mostly
into Marvels. He lived literally a few houses from school
so we would frequently walk to his house and read comics.
It was there I was exposed to Marvel Comics, and they were
more intense than DC Comics. It seemed that every issue had
a reference to an older issue, which was a little intimidating,
knowing there was all this relevant history that I wasn’t
familiar with.

In the spring of 1976, I started receiving checks from
various relatives for my upcoming Bar Mitzvah that summer, and
one day I went down to the local stationary store (there was no
nearby comic book store) and spent $20 on nearly every Marvel
Comic that was on sale. Since comics were only 30 cents then,
this was over 60 comics! I immersed myself in the Marvel
Universe, and even though I was frequently confused and
overwhelmed, I was also intrigued and hooked!  The modern
mythology of the Marvel Universe captivated me.

A few years later I attended a comic book convention in NYC and
briefly met Stan. He was signing autographs (for free, of course)
and let me take a picture of him (see above).
Little did I suspect that I would own a comic book store ten years later!
Also, I just realized that I’m roughly the same age now as Stan was when I took the picture.

I’ll close with one of his most famous quotes, which is all-too
relevant in these chaotic times:

“‘With great power there must also come great responsibility!'”

Our stand-out picks for this week are:

Life Is StrangeUncanny X-Men 1

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The full list of this week’s comics can be found below.  Happy reading!

DC Comics:

CATWOMAN #5
DETECTIVE COMICS #992
ELECTRIC WARRIORS #1 (OF 6)
FLASH #58
HAWKMAN #6
MISTER MIRACLE #12 (OF 12)
NIGHTWING TPB VOL 8
PLASTIC MAN #6 (OF 6)
RED HOOD OUTLAW #28
SUICIDE SQUAD #48
SUPERGIRL #24
SUPERMAN #5
TEEN TITANS GO TPB VOL 5
TITANS #29
WONDER WOMAN #58

Vertigo:

HOUSE OF WHISPERS #3
SANDMAN TPB VOL 2 THE DOLLS HOUSE 30TH ANNIV ED

Marvel Comics:

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9
AVENGERS #10
BLACK ORDER #1 (OF 5)
CAPTAIN AMERICA #5
COSMIC GHOST RIDER #5 (OF 5)
DAREDEVIL #611
DOMINO #8
EXILES #10
FANTASTIC FOUR #3
INFINITY WARS INFINITY WARPS #1 (OF 2)
LUKE CAGE MPGN TPB EVERY MAN
MARVEL KNIGHTS CAPTAIN AMERICA RIEBER CASSADAY TPB NEW DEAL
MARVELS TPB REMASTERED ED
MS MARVEL #36
PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #312
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #41
THANOS HC INFINITY CONFLICT OGN
THOR #7
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #38
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL TPB VOL 9
UNCANNY X-MEN #1
UNSTOPPABLE WASP #2
VAULT OF SPIDERS #2 (OF 2)
VENOM #8
X-MEN EPIC COLLECTION TPB SENTINELS LIVE

Image Comics:

BEAUTY #25
BIRTHRIGHT #33
BITTER ROOT #1
CEMETERY BEACH #3 (OF 7)
ELISABETH DUMN AGAINST THE DEVILS IN SUITS (ONE-SHOT)
FADE OUT TPB
GIDEON FALLS #8
HEY KIDS COMICS #4
HIT-GIRL #10
INFINITE DARK #2
JOOK JOINT #2 (OF 5)
MAGE HERO DENIED #13 (OF 15)
MCMLXXV #3
MURDER FALCON #1 2ND PTG
MURDER FALCON #2
OBLIVION SONG #9
PROXIMA CENTAURI #6 (OF 6)
ROSE #14
SKYWARD #8
SLEEPLESS #9
THIEF OF THIEVES #42
WEATHERMAN #6

Manga:

ACCA 13 GN VOL 5
AKAME GA KILL ZERO GN VOL 8
ANGELS OF DEATH GN VOL 5
BLADE OF IMMORTAL OMNIBUS GN VOL 7
CHIO’S SCHOOL ROAD GN VOL 2
COMPLETE ART OF FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST HC
DELICIOUS IN DUNGEON GN VOL 6
DEVILMAN THE CLASS COLLECTION HC VOL 2
DIMENSION W GN VOL 12
FORBIDDEN SCROLLERY GN VOL 5
FRAU FAUST GN VOL 5
FRUITS BASKET ANOTHER GN VOL 2
GOBLIN SLAYER GN VOL 4
KONOSUBA GN VOL 7
LAID BACK CAMP GN VOL 4
LITTLE WITCH ACADEMIA GN VOL 2
LOG HORIZON GN VOL 10
LOVE AT FOURTEEN GN VOL 8
MERMAID BOYS GN VOL 3
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM WING GN VOL 9
NO MATTER HOW I LOOK AT IT, IT’S YOU GUYS’ FAULT I’M NOT POPULAR GN VOL 12
OVERLORD GN VOL 8
PRETTY GUARDIAN SAILOR MOON ETERNAL ED VOL 2
RADIANT GN VOL 2
RECORD OF GRANCREST WAR GN VOL 1
REQUIEM OF THE ROSE KING GN VOL 9
RE: ZERO CHAPTER 3 GN VOL 5
RIN-NE GN VOL 28
ROYAL TUTOR GN VOL 10
A STRANGE & MYSTIFYING STORY GN VOL 5
TRINITY SEVEN GN VOL 15
WAITING FOR SPRING GN VOL 9
YOTSUBA GN VOL 14

Other Comics:

ADVENTURE TIME SEASON 11 #2
ALIEN 3 #1
AMERICAN GODS MY AINSEL #8
APAMA THE UNDISCOVERED ANIMAL #5
BAD MACHINERY POCKET ED GN VOL 6
BLACK MAX TPB VOL 1
BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #1
BY NIGHT #5 (OF 12)
CAPTAIN GINGER #2
COMICS COMICS QUARTERLY #1
CONAN OMNIBUS TPB VOL 7
DARK ARK #11
DOCTOR STAR & KINGDOM OF LOST TOMORROWS TPB
DR HORRIBLE BEST FRIENDS FOREVER #0
DRAGON AGE DECEPTION #2
EUTHANAUTS #4
FIREFLY #1
FORM OF A QUESTION HC
FRIENDO #2
GHOSTBUSTERS CROSSING OVER #8
GO GO POWER RANGERS #14
GOD OF WAR #1 (OF 4)
HEDY LAMARR AN INCREDIBLE LIFE GN
JAMES BOND ORIGIN #3
JOE GOLEM #3 (OF 5) THE DROWNING CITY
LIFE IS STRANGE #1
LONE RANGER VOL 3 #2
NINJA-K #13
PATIENCE CONVICTION REVENGE #3
PRISONER TPB VOL 1 UNCERTAINTY MACHINE
QUANTUM AGE FROM THE WORLD OF BLACK HAMMER #4
RAINBOW BRITE #2
ROBOTECH #14
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #31
SHADES OF MAGIC #2 (OF 4)
STAR WARS DARTH VADER #23
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #26
TAP DANCE KILLER #3
WET MOON GN VOL 7

Magazines:

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