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03 July 2009 @ 12:43 pm
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I went into Bizarro Wuxtry, the local comic shop, yesterday looking for The Unwritten #2 and Northlanders #18. I'll have to start checking in as soon as the issues hit the shelves because both were sold out. So Rob there ordered them for me in addition to the first Anna Mercury TPB.

While I was there, I had the good fortune to find the first issue of Greek Street, hot from the press just this Wednesday! Peter Milligan takes Greek tragedies and transposes them to modern-day London. It's excellent, and made the Classics major in me squee in delight.

I also bought the last issue of The Umbrella Academy's Dallas storyline. I'd kinda-sorta been following it, but this issue was fantastic, so I'm going to keep an eye out for the new arc.

SO, that brings me to just three monthlies:
The Unwritten
Northlanders
Greek Street

to which I'll hopefully be adding Anna Mercury as soon as I can catch up. Rob, who's my favorite guy there, also loves Warren Ellis. So I'm hoping to get a feel for the backstory, and then dive headfirst into the current plotline.

I'm super excited about these series. I love comics, but up until this summer I've been reading collections and bound archives. Now I'm starting to follow some stuff issue-by-issue, and even though the wait between each is long, it's really satisfying. Plus, single issues are much easier on the wallet each month than twenty-dollar paperbacks.

Whoohoo! Comics!