Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Conspirator Brock's Pull List for 7/27/11

For all of the curious people out there wondering what I like to read week to week here is a list of the titles I am going to be picking up for the week of 7/27/11:

01. Action Comics #903 DC
02. Amazing Spider-Man #666 Marvel
03. American Vampire #17 Vertigo
04. Batman: The Dark Knight #4 DC
05. Brightest Day Aftermath: The Search for Swamp Thing #2 of 3 DC
06. Captain America & Bucky #620 Marvel
07. Detective Comics #880 DC
08. Fables #107 Vertigo
09. Flashpoint: Hal Jordan #2 of 3 DC
10. Flashpoint: Kid Flash Lost #2 of 3 DC
11. Flashpoint: Lois lane and The Resistance #2 of 3 DC
12. Flashpoint: Project Superman #2 of 3 DC
13. Gotham City Sirens #25 DC
14. Green Lantern Corps #62 DC
15. Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #12 DC
16. DC Retroactive: Green Lantern - The 70's #1 DC
17. Uncanny X-Force #12 Marvel
18. X-Men Legacy #252 Marvel
19. X-Men: Schism #2 of 5 Marvel

This week was a large one; almost twenty books on my pull list. Of course once "The New Rejiggered 52" is here in September I will have high numbers like this so I better get used to it. Flashpoint is still going strong and I'm looking forward to reading this wave of mini's. The Green Lantern books are wrapping up soon and I'm curious to see how the Corps and Emerald Warriors finishes up before they get rejiggered. I haven't started the X-Men: Schism books yet, but I'm curious to see where the X-Universe is heading. I haven't been interested in the DC Retroactive stuff but I couldn't pass up the chance to read the old controversial story from Green Lantern (vol. 2) #76, so I picked up the Green Lantern Retroactive title this week. So much to read and as usual I'm still behind in my single issue reading. Time to sit in a comfortable chair and read some comics.

As usual I'll be talking comics on The Comic Conspiracy, and on the Geekbox Forums. Now get out there and enjoy some good old fashioned comic book reading.

Monday, July 25, 2011

SDCC 2011 Saturday and Sunday In Review

There was so much information coming out of SDCC that by Saturday I had information overload. So much, that I'm skipping a review of Saturday and Sunday's announcements because their honestly wasn't anything other than high res art and more hype from Marvel and DC. I did however love the trailer for the Batman: Arkham City video game.

Batman: Arkhan City Penguin Trailer

This is like the third trailer I have scene for Batman: Arkham City and I can't wait to play this game! So happy my paternity leave is in October!

Ryan and I will be talking a lot of SDCC and Captain America: The First Avenger movie review in the next episode of The Comic Conspiracy so stay tuned.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Conspirator Brock's Conspiracy Blog just passed 4,000 hits

Friday night right before I closed up at Comics Conspiracy the blog had just over 4,000 hits. Thank you all for taking the time to visit my little blog corner of the internet and listen to The Comic Conspiracy. Now get out there and read some comics.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

SDCC 2011 Friday In Review

A lot of stuff happening down in San Diego for my Friday review; bar fights between Marvel guys and destruction of hotel property, Walking Dead Season 2 trailer, Dan Didio the hype machine, and so much more. Here are my opinionated highlights.

Wild Thursday Night

-If the behavior of your employees is any reflection of the company then the Marvel offices must look like a scene out of Fight Club. A Marvel editor and writer went at each other in Hyatt hotel bar and had to be separated and taken out before the cops came.
-Dynamite’s Nicky Barrucci knocked over a glass bowl at a hotel shattering it as fans applauded.
-One nameless comic book creator received a Mason jar of contraband and a bottle of Jim Bean from a fan.
-And of course Stan "The Man" Lee was everywhere with you ladies on his arms posing for photos.

Sounds like the Comic Geek Night life is as savage as the Jersey Shore crowd on any given night; Drugs, Shit Breaking, Booze, Broads, No Bullets, but you get the idea. Partying at SDCC sounds like it is off the hook and the potential to score a night to remember with one of those cos-players goes up. Shouldda hung out man!

Marvel Same Day and Date Digital Before DC

Marvel announced that Amazing Spider-Man #666 will start the push to digital comics and that by the end of the year the big Spider-man and X-Men books will be available for digital download the same day they come out in stores.
I don't care, but hey way to beat DC...Not.

HBO Game Of Thrones Panel

The panel was packed and many didn't get in, but we did find out that there will be a second season and that there maybe more. Hopefully George R. R. Martin can finish the other two books in a timely fashion. He is hopeful himself.
I am excited that Game of Thrones has been picked up for another season and I can't wait to get the first season on Blu-Ray.

X-Men Panel

A lot of changes coming to the X-Men Universe, but nothing really peaks my interest. Uncanny is being re-numbered and that is a disappointment, but all of you X-Men die hards who have wanted to jump ship can do so now with the re-numbering. If you liked Jim Lee's poster cover of X-Men #1 check out the 20th anniversary edition coming to a local shop near you. It has been re-inked and looks good. I might have to procure a copy for my self.

Walking Dead Season 2 Trailer!

It looks as awesome as the first season and I can't wait!

Amazing Spider-Man and His Avenging Friends Panel

Looks like Spider Island is not only giving everyone and their Aunt the powers of Spider-man, but it is also opening the doors to a slew of Spider-man family books. Didn't Marvel learn their lesson with the failure of all the Spider-man books that were out before Brand New Day? I guess not. But hey you can pick up the new Avenging Spider-man drawn by the always on time and finisher of books, Joe Madureira. I give it two issues before it is late or never going to be finished except with filler artists. On on to something else.

DC's Superman Panel

Despite my disappointment with Action Comics being re-numbered I am looking forward to Grant Morrison's take on the early days off the Man of Steel in this "New Rejiggered 52" as well as George Perez's take on the present Superman. The panel had a lot of info and a little bit of hype, but the creative teams on Action Comics and Superman are solid and we know they care deeply about the story and characters, and not so much the hype engine.
When it comes to the Super Family books: Supergirl and Superboy I have no interest.
I am looking forward to Superman: Earth One Volume 2 by J. Michael Straczynski and from what has been said it is going to be filled with the dilemma can Superman have regular sex?
From newsarama: “Another image depicts Superman with his neighbor Lisa, who is attracted to him, and they’re discussing how he’s not sure if he can have normal sexual relations. After a fight with Parasite, Superman temporarily loses his powers, and then at the end of that finds out that he missed his chance to have sex.”
This will appeal to the pervert in all of us. Overall I think this article is worth a complete read so click on the title above to check it out or check out Bleeding or

DC's Justice League Panel

Overall a good article about the Justice League, but they focused on specific characters more so than the overall team. Click the title to read the article, much like the Superman panel. Enjoy.

High Res Art from DC

Friday had so much to sort through I'm getting information overload and Saturday's News looks like a lot to. The work is never done. Check back for updates because I'm going to be working on these posts over the next week.

Friday, July 22, 2011

SDCC 2011 Thursday in Review

So much to talk about and hate on that has come out from San Diego Comic Con! Been watching the news from San Diego and I'm still processing all of the information, but here are some of the Day 1 highlights for you.

Clark and Lois No More

Lois Lane's new boy friend is Jonathan Carroll, a Daily Planet co-worker. According to the article from Bleeding it seems Lois is rubbing this new hubby in Clark's face. I guess even if you have the perfect man the grass is greener on the other side. But they were never married in this new Rejiggered Universe...this screams One More Day but that's just me hating.

Batman Panel

Batman isn't really going through much in the way of changes according to the Batman Panel and Morrison had to run out halfway through to get to the Avatar panel, but before he did he said there would be tears. Overall the panel said that things will have a dark feel to them and that they are excited about where the Batman books are heading. Here are some High Res Art from the Batman Panel. I think the new Batman logo is horrid but that's just me hating.

DC's Thursday "The New Rejiggered 52" Panel

As I expected this was just another hype show for what DC is doing in September. One of the hype engines was if you asked a good question you could get a $100 poker chip from Wayne Casino. Here are some of the highlights I have an opinion on:

Didio said, "People talk about numbering, but those numbers don't matter if they end and there's nothing to replace them."
So, Action Comics, Detective Comics and Batman were going to end? Re-numbering is not the right thing to do with these titles Dan.

Paul Levitz apparently said "Fuck" during the panel. I wonder why.
Well I found out...“Number one for the third time! Going to keep doing it, until I do it right!” joked Levitz. “Cornell may have the medieval universe, but I have the whole damn universe to fuck around with.”
I have heard that Levitz vetoed this "New Rejiggered 52" back when he was editor-in-chief but it seems that he is stuck with what DC dishes out to him now. I gathered this from this quote:
"After Levitz said that his vision of the Legion's future era changes every chance he has to start fresh, DiDio opened the floor to questions."
I am definitely going to look into this more.

DiDio said that "the first 52 books are not the only things we're doing," but added that he didn't want to overload the market. He added that "we are not going to miss shipping on any of these books." DiDio noted that fans have stopped buying late titles, so DC is now committed to making sure books arrive at their expected times to hold fans' interest.
So, no late books. We have heard this before and as usual there are always late or shorted books. There I go hating again.

Clarifying a fan's question about Hal Jordan losing his ring yet being in the Justice League, Berganza said that "Justice League" is set five years in the past, as is "Action Comics."
Isn't Action Comics set 10 years in the past? Back to a time when Clark was the only super-hero? I'm confused.

Didio said, "Berganza has a timeline of the new DCU "that you will never see," but one that organizes the new universe. He added that real people "have history, but that doesn't mean you tell people about it all at once." Characters in the new DCU will reveal themselves in the same way."
Okay. Good to know you are with holding something that could help explain "The New Rejiggered 52".

All hype, no real substance from this panel, and nothing was explained again. Maybe tomorrow's panel will be better, but check out the DC High Res Art from Thursday.

Sources: Bleeding and Comic Book

Flashpoint Panel

All that came out of the Flashpoint panel was that there will be a double splash page to get from Flashpoint to "The New Rejiggered 52" in issue #5.

IDW to Publish Star Trek / Legion of Super-Heroes

Star Trek / Legion of Super-Heroes is coming to a store near you in October. This six issue series released by IDW (not DC cause that would flood the market) looks to be pretty cool and I will definitely be picking this up! For more info go to, Bleeding or Comic Book

Marvel "Next Big Thing" Panel

Avengers Origins...Don't care. Ultimate books...Don't care. Hulk Of Arabia...Sounds funn, but don't care. The Twelve...Could it actually get done and shipped on time? Probably not. More Deadpool?...Dumb! But there was an interesting thing that came out of this panel. Villains for Hire. Heroes for Hire written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning is being restarted as Villains for hire after Fear Itself and Spider-Island. This feels like the last installment of Heroes for Hire that was restarted after World War Hulk, but DnA have taken the current series and made it gripping and a great read. I laugh every time Misty says "Hero, are you for hire tonight?". I am going to check this title out! For more on DnA's interview about Villains for Hire check out Comic Book

Some other things of note from Thursday:

- The new Alien movie "Prometheus" direct by Ridley Scott...Going to be awesome!
- Frank Miller returns to Empire city with "Holy Terror". Can't wait.
- Vertigo suffers from .1 numbering with .5 numbering...Who thinks this shit is works?
- The Sixth Gun to be a TV show on SyFy.
- Visualization art from the Avengers Movie
- Lots of other things.

Wow! I didn't know it would take this long to sort through the news coming out of San Diego. Need to step up my game. Friday looks even more jam packed with news. A comic book geek's work is never done.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

San Diego Comic Con 2011 is here...

...and Ryan Higgins is actually in attendance for the first time ever. He was always the one left behind to man the shop while everyone else went down to San Diego. This year I am taking over as the guy who gets left behind to do distance correspondence and man the shop.
Which makes me the new Higgins. I get to click refresh at a few news sites and get updates before most of the 250,000 people down there know what's going on. I will admit I am not at the internet trolling status of Higgins, but I will do my best to stay informed and spread the word about things that come out of SDCC that I find interesting. Hey, if you want every little bit of information from the Con go hit refresh on the news sites yourself.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Conspirator Brock's Pull List for 7/20/11

For all of the curious people out there wondering what I like to read week to week here is a list of the titles I am going to be picking up for the week of 7/20/11:

01. Batman #712 DC
02. Batman: Gates of Gotham #3 of 5 DC
03. Cinderella: Fables are Forever #6 Vertigo
04. DC Universe Online: Legends #12 DC
05. DMZ #67 Vertigo
06. Fear Itself: The Home Front #4 of 7 Marvel
07. Flashpoint: Deadman and The Flying Graysons #2 of 3 DC
08. Flashpoint: Legion of Doom #2 of 3 DC
09. Flashpoint: The Outsider #2 of 3 DC
10. Flashpoint: Wonder Woman and the Furies #2 of 3 DC
11. Green Lantern: War of the Green Lanterns Aftermath #1 of 2 DC
12. Legion of Super-Heroes #15 DC
13. Superman / Batman #86 DC
14. Uncanny X-Men #541 Marvel
15. X-Men #15 Marvel

Still have a pile of comics to read and 15 more to add to it this week. Between my graphic novel and book reading I'm lagging when it comes to my single issue. Maybe once I am done at the day job after this week and have some more free time I can get caught up on all of my reading. Anyway, more Flashpoint this week, the Aftermath of War of the Green Lanterns, some Legion of Super-Heroes, and more X-Men (nothing to do with Schism). Alright Brock, find a comfortable place and get through some issues.

As usual I'll be talking comics on The Comic Conspiracy, and on the Geekbox Forums. Now get out there and enjoy some good old fashioned comic book reading.

George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire

I first heard about George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire cycle of novels when I read the back of the first book in the series A Game of Thrones at a local Costco. Many have said that Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels are a fantasy masterpiece reminiscent of J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. This must be true in some form because Martin has been dubbed "American Tolkien" by many.

Having read Lord of the Rings and enjoyed the films I felt like I could get into A Game of Thrones because I had been interested in it since I saw the booth at WonderCon 2011 advertising the new HBO series, and in addition, many of my friends had said the show was awesome. So, I picked up the book and now I'm hooked. Currently I'm on the third book A Storm of Swords and it keeps getting better and better.

Martin's current installment in A Song of Ice and Fire is A Dance with Dragons. This is the fifth book in what is suppose to be a seven book series. I'm looking forward to getting to this one, but I have been picking up these books in trade paper back so I'm going to have to wait awhile to read this one.

If you are interested in some great fantasy then I highly suggest you start reading A Song of Ice and Fire. You won't regret it.

A Song of Ice and Fire:

A Game of Thrones (Book 1)
A Clash of Kings (Book 2)
A Storm of Swords (Book 3)
A Feast for Crows (Book 4)
A Dance with Dragons (Book 5)
The Winds of Winter (Book 6) - forthcoming
A Dream of Spring (Book 7) - forthcoming

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Comic Conspiracy Drinking Game

Here is the semi-official guidelines for drinking while listening to The Comic Conspiracy. I will update this as more ideas come in from our listeners.

Check out The Comic Conspiracy or Geekbox Drinking Game Thread to post your ideas for when a player should take a drink, drink for the duration of, or chug till it is done.

Remember never ever drink in excess, don't drive or operate machinery (this includes the internet and cellphones) while intoxicated and Always Drink Responsibility. Good luck.

You take a drink when Ryan...

- suddenly becomes a fanatic apologist for something universally terrible
- says "shorter episode this week" or "we're out of time" and lies
- begins a sentence with "I may be completely wrong on this"
- talks about 80's music to no one in particular
- forgets something important and says "but it's too late to talk about it"
- but then he does anyway (drink again)
- brings up the unappreciated (?) film franchise Twilight
- casually name drops Geoff Johns or Grant Morrison
- screws up and/or steps on Brock's intro again
- hates doing the random comic book pick of the week
- anytime he forgets the name of someone or something
- says Frank Quiet-ly instead of Frank Quitely
- says the word "juicy" in a creep-o way
- tries to defend liking the Green Lantern Movie

You take a drink when Brock...

- talks about his kid
- threatens Higgins with physical harm
- takes a pot-shot at Marvel
- makes a self-deprecating joke about being fat
- name-drops his blog (Outro doesn't count)
- talks about organizing back-stock and/or bitches about renumbering
- goes off mic and says "uhhhh" while looking at the rack
- mentions the word "rejiggered" and giggles like a schoolgirl
- screws up the address of his own blog (
- goes crazy due to Higgins shenanigans

You chug till it is done...

- When Brock laments living in the Bay Area/California
- When Ryan has some catastrophe happen to his house or store

Please Drink Responsibly.

Contributors: Rodney, Coctopus, Kenzo

My Comic Book Binding - Booster Gold 7/19/11 Update

I received an email from Herring & Robinson today saying that they received my order. Now I just have to wait for them to bind the comic books and ship the finished Booster Gold Vol. 1 back to me. So excited.

Random Comic Pick - Episode 16

My random comic pick on The Comic Conspiracy: Episode 16 is the DC series R.E.B.E.L.S. by written by Tony Bedard with art by Andy Clarke, Claude St. Aubin and Scott Hanna. R.E.B.E.L.S. stands for Revolutionary Elite Brigade to Eradicate L.E.G.I.O.N. and this latest series follows Vril Dox after he loses control of L.E.G.I.O.N. and is forced to gather together a new team to get back control. There is more going on and Vril Dox and his team will have their hands full just trying to survive.
I started reading R.E.B.E.L.S. on Ryan Higgins recommendation about a year and a half ago and I've loved it. This series is 29 issues (which includes one annual) and has been collected in 5 soft cover trades without volume numbers. Below is a list of the collected trades in reading order:

The Coming of Starro (Vol. 1)
Strange Companions (Vol. 2)
The Son and the Stars (Vol. 3)
Sons of Brainiac (Vol. 4)
Starstruck (Vol. 5) - [Release Date December 27, 2011]

If I have peaked your interest in R.E.B.E.L.S. I hope you decided to give it a try. Remember Comics Conspiracy is a great place to order comics.

Kids do enjoy comic books...

As I mentioned on The Comic Conspiracy: Episode 16, I received a "Thank You Letter" from two boys who get their hair cut by my girlfriend Calli. I am always looking for ways to get the younger generation to read; not just comics but anything that they find interesting. So when Calli asked me to get her comic book loving clients some comics I dove into the quarter books and came out with a stack of books, and Ryan Higgins even threw in some promo posters. They loved them. Below is the "Thank You Letter" from the aspiring comic book writer and his brother.

There is hope out there for comics you just have to feed that curiosity young so they come back to it later when they are old enough to blow their hard earned money on...wait a minute.

Monday, July 18, 2011

My Star Wars Path to "Vector" Reading...

I have been at this for a couple of months now. With getting trades in and finding the time to read, and I am almost done reading the four series: Dark Times, Knights of the Old Republic, Legacy, and Rebellion which all build up to the Vector story arc. I must say that I have been impressed by three out of the four series that I've read through.

The only one that I haven't really enjoyed is Knights of the Old Republic. The series tries to hard to be funny and the overall plot behind Knights is not as strong as it could be. Although I do like a lot of the characters in the series it isn't enough to make me really enjoy it. Maybe it will get better with the Vector arc and beyond...hopefully.

I think I will be done with Vector within the next week (as long as some of the trades come into the shop), so be on the look out for more in depth review soon.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

My Comic Book Binding - Booster Gold

So, Ryan Higgins got his collection of New Warriors comic books bound into a 5 volume set. He used the company Herring & Robinson based out of Brisbane CA, and I must say the collections look amazing. Despite a few little concerns: fold out back covers that got bound closed, the adhesive binding not lasting, and the trimming cutting into the covers, the bound books are a great looking edition to any library.

The series I'm going to get bound as a trial run; is the twenty-five issue 1986 Booster Gold run with the cross-over story from Action Comics #594, and issues #33-35 of Secret Origins (Vol. 2) which include the origin stories of the Justice League International. The team that made Booster Gold and the Ted Kord Blue Beetle famous. If this goes as good as it did for Higgins I'm then going to get the first two volumes of my favorite team book Batman and The Outsiders bound. Can't wait.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Conspirator Brock's Pull List for 7/13/11

For all of the curious people out there wondering what I like to read week to week here is a list of the titles I am going to be picking up for the week of 7/13/11:

01. Amazing Spider-Man #665 Marvel
02. American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest #2 of 5 Vertigo
03. Batman: The Dark Knight #3 DC
04. Booster Gold #46 DC
05. Captain America #1 Marvel
06. Detective Comics #879 DC
07. Flashpoint: Citizen Cold #2 of 3 DC
08. Flashpoint: Deathstroke and The Curse of The Ravager #2 of 3 DC
09. Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #2 of 3 DC
10. Flashpoint: Frankenstein and The Creatures of the Unknown #2 of 3 DC
11. Green Lantern #67 DC
12. Green Lantern Corps #61 DC
13. New Mutants #27 Marvel
14. Superman #713 DC
15. Unwritten #27 Vertigo
16. X-Men: Schism #1 of 5 Marvel

I didn't get caught up with my books last week but I did get the chance to read through some last night so I can be at least up-to-date on certain titles. Those titles I'm caught up on are the Flashpoint stuff, the War of the Green Lanterns, Fear Itself (even though I don't buy it), and a couple of other titles. I need to get caught up on my X-Men because Schism is starting and this is suppose to change the X-Men yet again. And by change they mean to renumber Uncanny at #1. Why am I getting a #1 headache? So, I will hopefully be sitting down and getting through some books this week. Cross your fingers for me.

As usual I'll be talking comics on The Comic Conspiracy, and on the Geekbox Forums. Now get out there and enjoy some good old fashioned comic book reading.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Random Comic Pick - Episode 15

My random comic pick on The Comic Conspiracy: Episode 15 is the Vertigo series Y: The Last Man written by Brian K. Vaughan and drawn by Pia Guerra. What if every male mammal on the planet Earth died? This is the question Y: The Last Man asks readers, and at first when I tried to read the first trade "Unmanned" on a friend's recommendation years ago I couldn't get through the book. Not until about three years ago did I give Y: The Last Man a shot. I must say that I am glad I did because Vaughan's view of a post-apocalyptic where the only surviving human male and his monkey are trying to survive in a world of females is interesting and engaging, and overall a great read. I blew through all ten trades as fast as Higgins could order and I could afford them. The series is also now collected in five hardcover books. Either way you read it I hope you give this book a try.

Comics Conspiracy is a great place to order comics by the way.

Y: The Last Man Reading List

Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan and drawn by Pia Guerra is an interesting look at a post-apocalyptic world where the only surviving male mammals on planet Earth are a guy and his monkey. Below is the list of Y: The Last Man soft cover trades:

01 Unmanned
02 Cycles
03 One Small Step
04 Safeword
05 Ring of Truth
06 Girl on Girl
07 Paper Dolls
08 Kimono Dragons
09 Motherland
10 Whys and Wherefores

There are also five hardcovers that collect this series.

Y: The Last Man is a title we constantly reorder for the shelves at Comics Conspiracy. That in itself says something about this book. Check it out.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Random Comic Pick - Episode 14

My random comic pick on The Comic Conspiracy: Episode 14 is the Vertigo series Preacher written by Garth Ennis and drawn by Steve Dillon. I first read Preacher about two years ago and I was blown away. This is one of the best comic book series out there and a must read for anyone who loves a great fucking story. Warning Here!...If you are at all religious you shouldn't read Preacher because it is an intense, in your face, violent ride through the heart land of America filled with in your face deviant behavior, vile actions and at the helm of this ride is Jesse Custer who wants nothing more than to kick god's ass. You got to pick this up and read it. Ennis and Dillon have a way of giving you the outrageous and extreme that makes Preacher not only a phenomenal read, but also an amazingly drawn "Fuck You to god."

Comics Conspiracy is a great place to order comics by the way.

Preacher Reading List

Preacher by Garth Ennis and drawn by Steve Dillon is a must read in for anyone into comics. Here is a list of the collected Preacher soft covers:

01) Gone to Texas
02) Until the End of the World
03) Proud Americans
04) Ancient History
05) Dixie Fried
06) War in the Sun
07) Salvation
08) All Hell's A-Coming
09) Alamo

This nine volume set is broken up into story arcs. There are also hardcovers for this series that are still coming out. The fifth is slated to be released November 23rd, and the sixth (I believe final one) has not been solicited yet. These hardcovers, which cost $39.99 each, collect a certain amount of issues instead of story arcs. Either way you will spend a decent chunk of change to get the whole run, but it is so worth it.

I personally read Preacher as fast as I could afford to get each of these trades and I even had to wait for them to come in stock at Comics Conspiracy. Preacher is a very popular title and we are constantly reordering copies for the shelf. That in itself says something about this book you should be reading.

Conspirator Brock's Pull List for 7/6/11

For all of the curious people out there wondering what I like to read week to week here is a list of the titles I am going to be picking up for the week of 7/6/11:

01. Adventure Comics #528 DC
02. Batman and Robin #25 DC
03. DC Universe Online: Legends #11 DC
04. Flashpoint #3 of 5 DC
05. Flashpoint: Abin Sur the Green Lantern #2 of 3 DC
06. Flashpoint: Batman Knight of Vengeance #2 of 3 DC
07. Flashpoint: Secret Seven #2 of 3 DC
08. Flashpoint: World of Flashpoint #2 of 3 DC
09. House of Mystery #39 Vertigo
10. Ozma of Oz #8 of 8 Marvel
11. Uncanny X-Men #540 Marvel
12. X-Men #14 Marvel

Well here we are another week of comics and I'm still behind in my reading. Not as bad as last week but still. Flashpoint #3 of 5 is at the top of my reading list this week and Round 2 of the Flashpoint minis is right behind it. I'm curious to see where Flashpoint takes us. I also get a dose of the Legion of Superheroes with Adventure Comics #528 this week. I didn't pull Fear Itself #4 this week because it hasn't impressed me enough to actually buy. My goal is to be caught up this week on my comic reading across the board. Wish me luck.

As usual I'll be talking comics on The Comic Conspiracy, and on the Geekbox Forums. Now get out there and enjoy some good old fashioned comic book reading.

Conspirator Brock's Conspiracy Blog just passed 3,000 hits

Only moments ago Conspirator Brock's Conspiracy Blog has been officially visited 3,000 times. Thank you all for taking the time to visit my little blog corner of the internet and listen to The Comic Conspiracy. Now get out there and read some comics.

Just "The First Avenger" title for us, Thanks...

Captain America: The First Avenger is getting a name reduction for release in Russia, Ukraine and South Korea to just simply The First Avenger out of fear of anti-American sentiment. Personally I don't care, but I do find it funny that Germany and a bunch of the Middle Eastern countries aren't on this list. Of course why even release the film in those countries if the anti-American sentiment is that high to cause the name to be changed for release. Oh, I know. It is so that these countries can smoke out those who are pro-American and arrest them at the movie theater. Hopefully those American lovers get to watch the film before they are dragged off for the mere want of being entertained.