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Comics on Sale February 10th


By Ben Johnson     February 10, 2010
Source: Mania

SPINNER RACK: Comics on Sale February 10th
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Hello comic fans and welcome to another Wednesday of fun as new comics are released onto the scene to the delight of fanboys everywhere, at least until they read them and begin fighting mercilessly amongst themselves about which books are the best. In order to further fuel the debate here are my infallible picks for the week, otherwise known as…


Ben’s Ten

10) Muppet King Arthur #1
The new movies may be weak, but this Muppets property is going strong.

9) Strange Vol 2 #4
Awesome look at the good doctor.

8) Unwritten #10
If Harry Potter was pretend, but then real, this would be how it all went down.

7) Dark Tower Battle Of Jericho Hill #3
I’ve been taking this for granted for a while, but the fans haven’t. Enjoy.

6) Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #7
Better than ever.

5) Daytripper #3
Dying, a lot.

4) Punisher MAX Vol 2 #4
The best Kingpin book ever. Jason Aaron is all over this.

3) Batman And Robin #8
Nuff said.

2) Tails Of The Pet Avengers
Lister, are you with me on this one? Can I get a HELL YEAH?!?

Cover art to LEGENDS OF THE TAILSPINNERS by Lucio Parillo

1) Legendary Talespinners #1
For fans of Fable.


The Rest of the Rack

In other news, I’ve noticed a few (or a single) of you guys complaining about the list not being in alphabetical order. The reason for this is that my old source for the list doesn’t want me copying their list any longer. This leaves me with a choice, a list that is out of order but does separate by publisher, or a list that is in alphabetical order but only separates Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and Image, lumping everything else into one long list. I’ll put up whichever you guys would like. Please vote in the comment section below.

Booster Gold Vol 2 #29
DMZ #50
Gen 13 Vol 4 #34
Green Arrow Black Canary #29
Action Comics #886
Scooby Doo Vol 6 #153
Super Friends Vol 2 #24
Titans Vol 2 #22
Secret Six Vol 3 #18 (Blackest Night Tie-In)
Adventure Comics Vol 2 #7 (Incentive Adventure Comics 510 Francis Manapul Variant Cover (Blackest Night Tie-In)
Adventure Comics Vol 2 #7 (Regular Aaron Lopresti Cover (Blackest Night Tie-In)
Unwritten #10
Batman And Robin #8 (Incentive Cameron Stewart Variant Cover)
Batman And Robin #8 (Regular Frank Quitely Cover)
Batgirl Vol 3 #7
Shield Vol 2 #6
JSA All Stars Vol 2 #3
Daytripper #3
Human Target Vol 3 #1 (Incentive Photo Variant Cover)
Human Target Vol 3 #1 (Regular Lee Bermejo Cover)
Hellblazer Pandemonium HC
Preacher Book 2 HC

Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #620 (Incentive Deadpool Variant Cover)
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #620 (Regular Marcos Martin Cover)
Invincible Iron Man #23 (Incentive Deadpool Variant Cover)
Marvel Adventures Super Heroes #20
New Mutants Vol 3 #10 (Incentive Deadpool Variant Cover)
New Mutants Vol 3 #10 (Regular Adam Kubert Cover)
X-Men Forever Vol 2 #17 (Incentive Deadpool Variant Cover)
X-Men Forever Vol 2 #17 (Regular Tom Grummett Cover)
Uncanny X-Men First Class #8
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #7
Enders Game Command School #5
Ultimate Comics Armor Wars #4
Vengeance Of The Moon Knight #5
Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Laughing Corpse Book 3 Executioner #4
Dark X-Men #4
Realm Of Kings Imperial Guard #4
S.W.O.R.D. #4
Strange Vol 2 #4
Punisher MAX Vol 2 #4
Dark Tower Battle Of Jericho Hill #3 (Incentive Patrick Zircher Variant Cover)
Dark Tower Battle Of Jericho Hill #3 (Regular Jae Lee Cover)
Spider-Man & The Secret Wars #3
Amazing Spider-Man Presents Jackpot #2
Marvel Boy Uranian #2
Marvel Super Hero Squad Vol 2 #2
Ultimate Comics X #1 (Incentive Art Adams Foilogram Variant Cover)
Dark Avengers Poster Book
Hit-Monkey #1
Iron Man Magazine Special Edition
Tails Of The Pet Avengers Incentive Deadpool Variant Cover
Tails Of The Pet Avengers Regular Humberto Ramos Cover
Wolverine Savage Incentive Deadpool Variant Cover
X-Men Legacy Vol 4 Emplate HC
X-Men Pixie Strikes Back #1
Tim Burtons Alice In Wonderland Visual Guide HC

Dark Horse
Groo Hogs Of Horder #3
BPRD King Of Fear #2
Solomon Kane Deaths Black Riders #2

IDW Publishing
Digger And Friends #4
Starstruck Vol 2 #6 (Incentive Michael William Kaluta Virgin Cover)
Starstruck Vol 2 #6 (Regular Michael William Kaluta Cover)
Jon Sable Freelance Ashes Of Eden #5
Alices Adventures In Wonderland Prose Collection HC

Witchblade #131 (Matthew Smith Albany Comicon Variant Cover)
Broken Trinity #3 (Top Cow Store E-Bas Variant Cover)
Phonogram 2 Singles Club #7
Cyberforce Hunter-Killer #1 (Kenneth Rocafort SDCC Exclusive Variant Cover Signed By Mark Waid)
Haunt #5 (Incentive Ryan Ottley Black & White Cover)
Haunt #5 (Regular Ryan Ottley Cover)
Haunt #5 (Regular Todd McFarlane Cover)
Invincible Presents Atom Eve & Rex Splode #3
Tracker #3
Angelus #2
Choker #1
Colt Noble And The Megalords One Shot

BOOM! Studios
Anchor #5 (Cvr A)
Anchor #5 (Cvr B)
Farscape Dargos Quest #3 (Cvr A)
Farscape Dargos Quest #3 (Cvr B)
Muppet Show Vol 2 #2 (Cvr A)
Muppet Show Vol 2 #2 (Cvr B)
28 Days Later Vol 1 HC
Muppet King Arthur #1 (Cvr A)
Muppet King Arthur #1 (Cvr B)

Dynamite Entertainment
Good The Bad And The Ugly #8
Blackbeard Legend Of The Pyrate King #3
Queen Sonja #4 (Incentive Mel Rubi Black & White Art Cover)
Queen Sonja #4 (Regular Jackson Herbert Cover)
Queen Sonja #4 (Regular Lucio Parrillo Cover)
Queen Sonja #4 (Regular Mel Rubi Cover)
Legendary Talespinners #1 (Regular Grant Bond Cover)
Legendary Talespinners #1 (Regular Nick Bradshaw Cover)

Chocolate Cheeks GN
Hank Ketchams Complete Dennis The Menace Vol 5 & 6 1959-1962 Slipcase HC
King Special Edition HC
Newave Underground Mini Comix Of The 1980s HC

Zenescope Entertainment
Salems Daughter #3 (Cover A Greg Horn)
Salems Daughter #3 (Cover B Nat Jones)
Escape From Wonderland #4 (Regular Mike DeBalfo Cover)
Escape From Wonderland #4 (Variant Sean Chen Chase Cover)
Science Fiction & Fantasy Illustrated #1


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cdale78 2/10/2010 8:35:45 AM

I gave it a rest for a few weeks, but in the most recent issue of Wizard (I know, consider the source) in the retailer interview section, three separate stores write about how Amazing Spider-Man continues to rise in sales.

And, in Diamond comics sales figures for January, Amazing Spider-Man was #6 on the sales list.  Behind events like Seige and Blackest Night. 

Yes, Spider-Man needs to be fixed

lister 2/10/2010 8:57:19 AM

Yes, Spider-Man needs to be fixed

Only because it sucks now. And the art is dreadful. :)


Ben, I would be with you on the Pet Avengers, and I enjoyed the mini-series, but this book looks like a kid's book. I don't like the art or the jokey style. The mini was fun, but not stupid Deadpool or kiddie Star Comics level "humor", which is what the new book reminds me of. And this seems some sort of anthology, whereas I was into the team aspect of the other book. The only thing missing was Tippy-Toe the Squirrel!


What a terrible week for comics. Looks like it's S.W.O.R.D., Booster Gold and R.E.B.E.L.S. for me.

I fell out of Strange on issue #2, but Ben is recommending so I will check out the rest of this mini.

jedibanner 2/10/2010 10:41:40 AM

Wow, I have nothing this week...good thing i'm working from home today.

Ben, I would vote for a list with the major publisher and who cares if it's not in alphabetical order...we are all old enough to read so, no need to complicate things. Tha's my vote.

agentkooper 2/10/2010 4:09:17 PM

@CDale - The newest Fast and Furious movie grossed over $343,000,000 worldwide.  Sales figures don't equal quality.

CaptAmerica04 2/10/2010 4:45:08 PM

Ben, sorry if I'm pestering you about the alphabetizing, but all you have to do is copy the list into an Excel spreadsheet, and let it alphabetize it for you.  Wouldn't take long.  It seems minor, I admit, but usually I only have a few spare moments in the morning to read Spinner Rack.  This week isn't a big deal, but in some weeks there are tons of useless comic titles to sift through.  I only read a couple titles, so I just want to see if they came out with new issues, and then move on.

That said, having the list broken down by publisher does cut down the searching more than an alphabetized but non-publisher-divided  list would.

cdale78 2/10/2010 5:24:42 PM

While it is true that sales figures don't always equal quality, they do equal popularity.  I don't necessarily think it's a valid comparison between movies and comics anyway, as the fanbase to draw from in comics is much smaller and I would like to think much more discerning in their purchases.  Especially since the cost of 2 comics is about the same as 1 movie these days.   

The argument in previous weeks from other posters here has been that they think the book is no good, and no one else at their stores read or buy it, so therefore that makes them right.  I've posted not only an abundant amount of differing opinions from online critics and bloggers that praise the story and the art, but I've also shown that the sales on the book have been strong. 

In conclusion, it really doesn't matter what I say.  If sales are bad that validates the haters opinions, but since they're good all that means is that people will buy anything and it still isn't good.  But it's become increasingly clear this "column" is a public lovefest between you and lister, so I'll return over to comicscape where they at least enjoy comics  

Roqueja 2/11/2010 6:35:01 AM

I just dropped Amazing myself, but am really enjoying Spiderman Secret Wars.

I like the listing by publisher, and don't really care if it's alphabetized or not.

dbrock06 2/11/2010 9:22:25 AM

Cdale,  I think a lot of people buy ASM out of habit.  Just talking to my shop....yes, yes I know you hate that, and I guess my shop knows everything,  but one of the reasons they discontinued spectacular, and Web of Spiderman to go with Amazing spiderman 3 times a month was that Amazings sales numbers were so much higher than the other books.  I think ASM's print run actually matched..or came close to matching the figures on the other 2 combined.   They figured they could get the Amazing Spiderman print run 3 times a month instead of just once.  Even if the print run comes down a little, they are still far ahead of the game.  the book is not as good as it was.  Is the writing terrible?,  no,  it  is passable, sometimes very good in spots, sometimes not too good, but not terrible.  The art is atrocious, not worthy for the Flagship title of Marvel.  It is not as good as it was or as it should be.  Sales figures aside, it is a disappointing book.  
Remember. we are not talking about some run of the mill character or series.  We are talking about Marvels best, most decorated character.  We all love the character, and I think we all just want the best working on the book.  Is that really too much to ask?

lister 2/11/2010 1:04:49 PM


New Agents of Atlas monthly regular series announced. Cool! I finally warmed up to the concept and I'd hate to see it go so soon, like S.W.O.R.D. which turned out really good. But it looks like they are adding 3D Man to the mix, and he's about the lamest superhero ever. Maybe he will work here.

New Amadeus Cho series! Well, I'd be more excited if it was Herc and Cho, because I think they need each other to work their best. Even so, I'm still thrilled.

lister 2/11/2010 1:11:06 PM

Holy CRAP! How did I miss New Mutants on the list this week. That's my top book this week!

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