Well this week's trip to the comic book store was short and sweet; and a couple of things we paid for we can't show you since they are Christmas presents and we wouldn't want to ruin somebody's surprise.
Countdown 16 & 17
Cyclops #1 of 4
Marvel Nemesis - The Imperfects #6 of 6
X-Men Legacy #243
Well that's it until next week, but remember if you have a question about an issue feel free to leave a comment and we'll get back with you as soon as we can.
And if we don't see you before Saturday, Merry Christmas!!! - GJ
No big surprise here but this issue is also filled with brief disappointing Jedi / Sith duels, the hope of finally seeing a more in depth story only to find out we're not going to get it, and an ending leaving us wanting more.
There are a few bright spots to this issue; okay really just one, and that's that once a Sith, always a Sith. Make sure you read the fine print when dealing with them or it may just cost a life or two.
Still overall if you're a fan of Star Wars, it's a brief series that does give us a glimpse of a long and forgotten time and those that lived it. So if you want a quick and decent read, then we do recommend picking up the Old Republic comics. -GJ
This was found while using our home bathroom. We know the picture is not of great quality and the glare from the tile didn't help any, but anyone out there want to guess what it is? Or what it appears to look like to them?
The above image is for the Star Wars 30th Anniversary Darth Revan action figure; a figure that was gobbled up by collectors and is now only available for purchase through them, and if you want it it's going to cost you.
But why? It's just a toy we're talking about here folks. This figure doesn't do anything special; it doesn't walk or talk on it's own, it's not a treasure map, nor is it going to tell you the meaning of life. It's just simply a toy.
What made this toy popular? Well it's a figure of the main character that appeared in the popular Bio-Ware produced Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic video game. See not really special.
Honestly this is one figure that alludes our collection here at The Galaxy Junkyard, and we would love to have it, but there isn't a staff member here willing to pay $80, heck it would be hard to get us to pay more than $10.
Sadly you can see people do attempt to pay these prices, and we are all guilty of such acts, but folks we have to remember, it's just a toy. -GJ
Another week, another trip to our faithful comic book store. Unfortunately due to Thanksgiving last week all new releases were pushed back a day, so we were unable to purchase anything new; on the bright side, we still capitalized on the Free Comics promotion.
Every Wednesday is "Free Comic Book Day" at our local comic book store, Coliseum of Comics, where you can go and pick up four free comics (per person).
Granted most of these comics are from the early to mid-nineties, with early 2000s mixed in every once and a while, but hey free is free. We do also tend to drop some money from time to time on newer comics as well.
Even though this promotion has been going on for a while and we've taken advantage of it for over the last three months, we've decided to start sharing with you what we come away with on our weekly trip to Coliseum of Comics.
45 Countdown (June 20, 2007)
52 Week Twenty-Two (Oct. 4, 2006)
Drax The Destroyer #2 of 4 (Dec. '05)
Excalibur #98 (June '96)
The Gear Station #1 (March '00)
The Gear Station #2 (April '00)
The Gear Station #3 (June '00)
The Gear Station #4 (July '00)
X-Men Legacy #241 (Inside cover says Dec. '10, release was in Nov. '10)
Okay so some weeks ago Star Wars - The Force Unleashed II was released as both a graphic novel and a traditional novel.
The graphic novel was actually the side story of how Boba Fett became involved and the troubles he went through to track and capture Captain Juno Eclipse.
Unfortunately with a whole graphic novel created to capture this misadventure, a whole fight sequence between Fett and rogue hero Starkiller which occurred on the Salvation in the regular novel was completely left out.
This was one of the best parts of the regular novel because it was one of those few times we actually get to see Boba Fett fight a Jedi, even if the encounter was brief.
When you read the regular novel and then the graphic novel (which is the best order to read this series in) it leaves you kinda empty inside, because you went in with the thoughts that we were actually going to get to see this and don't.
When all is said and done though if you're a fan of Boba Fett then you would enjoy the graphic novel just for the look into his life, and as far as the regular novel goes, well it wasn't all that bad, and we are left with an ending that leaves us open for The Force Unleashed III. - GJ
Kel comes face to face with Kressh, and after a brief exchange of blows is bested. Kressh spares his life, but brings down the entire space colony to make a clean escape.
Kel and his partner/pet/slave Maggot manage to get off the colony before it comes crashing down on the nearby planet, but their ship is damaged and they are left to hunt for the colony wreckage to find the appropriate materials needed to make repairs.
Kel travels alone and leaves Maggot to start repair work with what they have so far. Injured and out in the desert, Kel has a vision; a vision that leaves him with a glimpse of his future, a future he now plans on changing.
To make matters worse for Kel, while making repairs Maggot receives a visitor in the form of a young Jedi Padawan, who only wants to talk with Maggot, but informs him that his Master has gone off into the desert in search of something that he felt in the force.
If you ever have the opportunity to read the 2002 mini series Marville (six issues) then I will make this very valuable suggestion...
SKIP IT, SKIP IT, SAVE YOUR MONEY, SKIP IT!!!
Turns out the only reason this series was published was because it was created by Marvel President Bill Jemas. Just really glad he got this out of his system and hasn't done it again.
Now the first two issues weren't too terrible. An interesting mixture of Marvel and DC characters interacting with one another, everything named for AOL, and scantly clad women that serve no other purpose than to be eye candy.
After issue two, issues three, four, and five become a long drawn out, and booorrriiinnnggg science lesson. Basically we get the Marvel version of evolution, and (SPOILER ALERT) guess what, Wolverine turns out to be the first human being.
Issue six is pretty much a recap with Kal-AOL (our main "Hero") telling someone who remains unseen his story and tries to sell him on the idea of publishing it in comic form.
(Notice how much we liked this series? Yeah it took us what five, six paragraphs before even mentioning the main character's name.)
There was a seventh issue released with the Marville title, but this just turns out to be a how to guide to get your own comics published through Marvel's EPIC (Really wish I knew this prior to wasting $2.50 on it)
The upside to Marville, well let's just say the cover art rocked. And yea, that's pretty much it.
Hopefully the next time someone decides to abuse their power to publish something, it will have a much better outcome. Although it won't be hard to top Marville. - GJ
Star Wars - The Old Republic #4 is the beginning of a new story arc focusing on the Sith. The story follows a rising young Sith named Teneb Kel and his servant Maggot.
After proving himself to the Dark Council Teneb Kel is assigned the task of locating the Emperor's former Apprentice, Exal Kressh, a traitor to the Sith.
With fewer major players this storyline is much easier to follow than the previous issues, does not contain a lot of jumping around from place to place or person to person, and looks as though it will mainly follow Kressh and Kel with a few interruptions here and there.
The battle sequences have also been more promising. Not as quick, fights actually last an entire page, not just three frames and someone ends up dead.
This arc may just keep the readers coming back for more, so stay tuned and don't forget to check out part 2 (issue #5), available November 3, 2010. -GJ