#So These Are Comic Books

Buy These Flippin’ Comics!!! (7.09.14) – You Don’t Know (Wait for it…) DICK


Do you know the man in the image above?  Does he look familiar?  No, it’s not that douche-chill Agent Ward, but close!  It’s former circus freak, former Robin the Boy Wonder, former cop, former vigilante Nightwing, former Batman, formerly dead (yeah, he died) Dick Grayson – back from the semi-afterlife and ready to tackle his new career, that of globetrotting superspy!  Sound intriguing?  Well step inside and let’s discuss horrible Dick puns, teen time cops, future-noir, and more!

A full list of this week’s releases can be found HERE.

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Buy These Flippin’ Comics!!! (06.25.14) All Falls Down

Saga #20. One comic to lift your spirits, one comic to dash them down.  One comic that will keep you up at night, one comic that feels like a warm blanket of comfort.  That’s the beauty of Wednesday’s, ladies and germs – that’s the beauty of comics!  Every week we get not one but many stories to choose from, to be read in whatever order we choose (and we ALL have an order), to put us in whatever kind of mood we want to be in.  Sometimes, though, one book can be all those things – one story can contain many.  Comedy, tragedy, love, and loss.  A book that mirrors the ups and downs of life would have to be pretty intricately woven, though, wouldn’t it?  It couldn’t be just one person’s story, or even one family’s.  It may even envelope an entire galaxy.  We call that kind of story a Saga, and this week Image Comics proudly delivers another chapter.  So step inside and lets discuss epic sci-fi fantasy, gods and monsters, teen superheros, and the adaptability of humanity.  Yeah, we get deep this week, kiddies.

A full list of this week’s comics can be found HERE.

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Buy These Flippin’ Comics!!! (06.11.14) The Watcher is Giving You the Stink-Eye

Original SIns

Hola, compadres!  Welcome to another very fine installment of BTFC, the only place on the internet to find the best-of-the-best comic releases on a week-to-week basis.  Trust me, we’ve looked.  We’re also third in hyphenate usage.  So don’t be shy, step inside.  This week we’ve got poor, dead Uatu’s eyball, and a bunch of comics that celebrate our never-ending culture of violence.  Should be fun!

A full list of this week’s comics can be found HERE.

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Buy These Flippin’ Comics!!! (6.4.14) – Bucky & Steve (Original) Sinning In The Bathroom

Welcome to this fucking jam!

What’s up, good cretins? It’s Wednesday! The second best day of the week! Only being trumped by Thorsday, where myself and several other chaps dress up like The Odinson and have Thorgasms under the Slurpee machine at 7-Eleven. Mjölnir goes places, man! But what would Thorsday be, without Comic Book Day? Nothing! For I shant have such urges if it were not for the weekly arrival of the funny books. They’ve shaped me, my psyche, and the floor of convenience stores across the nation in ways we can only theorize about. This week in funny books sees People Totally Sinning, a Return to the Trees, Miles Morales’ posthumous idol, and more. Strap-in and check out the books I’m picking up, and then hit the comments selection with your own choice cuts.

A full list of this week’s comics can be found HERE.

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Buy These Flippin’ Comics!!! (5.28.14) – Transmissions From the Old Bastard


Comics, man.  Do you live and breathe them, like I do?  Is every Wednesday a sacrificial offering of time and monies to the 4-Color Gods?  If so, you’ve come to the right place – that fantastic little corner of Spaceship Omega where we discuss what we earn from our sacrifices: our weekly comic haul.  This week bring us comics with bad guys and bastards, mad titans and mad geniuses, and a healthy dose of mind fuckery.  Step in and check out our picks for the best of the best, and don’t forget to share you pull list in the comments section!

A full list of this week’s comics can be found HERE.

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Buy These Flippin’ Comics!!! (5.21.2014)- Happy Saga Week!

Saga #19!

Boom!  Image Comics throws down the gauntlet this week on the competition, and then proceeds to forget formal rules of combat declaration and decides to nuke the entire field of play with a megatonnage of great books dropping this week on our collective asses.  Step inside and find out which funnybooks are worth your while.  No capes allowed in this edition of BTFC!

A full list of this week’s comics can be found HERE.

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Buy These Flippin’ Comics!!! (5.15.14) In Case You Missed It…

Buy These Flippin' Comics!

It’s Thursday, and I know what you’re thinking.  You’re thinking “Why the hell is there a BTFC today, Johnny?  I’ve already been to the shop/ipad/whathaveyou and got my comics – why am I even reading this?”  Here’s what I’m thinking:  Maybe you missed something.  Maybe something dropped off your radar.  I don’t know.  Intros are hard to do.  Buy these flippin comics and I PROMISE you once read you will transform into a giant, dancing, Omega-Level robot.  And just like most Omega-Level robots, you’ll do less monster-fighting and more sitting on your couch scratching your nethers and scrolling through tumblr.  God Bless America.

Hit the jump and let’s talk comics!

Full list of comics out this week can be found HERE.

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Buy These Flippin’ Comics!!! (5.07.14) Spider-Man and the Rebirth of Cool

Ultimate Spider-Man

Welcome back, friends!  This week we keep it short, sweet, and to the very simple point:  buy these few flippin comics and the rest of your week goes by smoothly and without trouble.  Your grades will improve, perhaps a promotion at work, your sex life becomes blog-worthy, and strangers stop you to comment on your newfound swagger.  You’ll feel like a new person, and for just the price of a few funnybooks.  Sound too good to be true?  Maybe so, but necessity is the mother of reinvention, and like the books recommended this week prove, sometimes looking at old stories in a new way can turn the stagnant into the vibrant, and the once-lame into the new-cool.

Head inside to see what I’m talking about!

(And check out the full list of comics dropping this week right HERE).

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Buy These Flippin’ Comics!!! (4.30.2014) – Comic Book Double-Dipping

Double Dipping!

Yo, friends!  Welcome back to BTFC, sorry for the absence.  Unless you were glad I was gone – in that case, like the herp I will haunt you for the rest of your miserable existence, disappearing every once in a while just long enough for you to forget I was ever here, only to flare up in spectacular fashion.  This week’s flare-up is a great one too for comic nerds as we are treated to a heap of great reissues, a slew of new #1’s to check out, and oh yeah, only one of the most fun days for the comic book fan community – FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!  The “First Saturday in May” is just a few days away, and so fans everywhere can check out new releases this week, and then drop in to their LCS this weekend to snag some free swag!  So hit the jump and let’s talk about what might be worth double-dipping at the comic shop for, shall we?

A full list of this week’s (Wednesday) releases can be found HERE.

Or a list of the FREE comics available can be found HERE.

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Buy These Flippin’ Comics!!! (04.09.14) Numba One Stunnas

 Ultimate Comics Ultimates

As a kid, young Hotsauce loved him some #1 issues.  Even for books I knew I wasn’t going to keep up with, I’d grab the first chapter.  Was it a collector’s instinct?  A love of foil covers?  Maybe to both, though I’d like to think it’s mainly because I am a fan of beginnings.  The promise of the start of a journey is much more enjoyable than the realization of or expectations for its ending, to me.  I doubt this is an uncommon feeling, though, and certainly not among comic fans, who are often given new beginnings, and rarely the finales.  The trend continues today as your LCS/iGadget/Whatever is inundated with a slew of “firsties.”  So climb inside the escape pod, hit the jump, and let’s talk Miles Morales, Iron Fist, Doop, and whatever other comics are nuzzling your nethers this week!

A full list of comic releases this week can be found HERE.

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