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modfather
10-22-09, 03:12 PM
Looking for a bit of help - I'm a bit too greedy, and just getting back into comics, as of about a month ago. So I'm looking for any suggestions on which of the titles below are either crap, rumored to be crap, turning into crap, etc. Without further ado, here's my list that I need to reduce by at least 10 titles:

28 DAYS LATER #5
ABSOLUTION #4 (OF 6) WRAP CVR (MR)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #611
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #612
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #613
ARKHAM REBORN #2 (OF 3)
ASTONISHING X-MEN #32
BATGIRL #4
BATMAN #693
BATMAN AND ROBIN #6
BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #36
BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #37
BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #6
BATMAN THE UNSEEN #3 (OF 5)
BATMAN THE UNSEEN #4 (OF 5)
BLACKEST NIGHT #5 (OF 8) *Special* Includes a free Green Lantern Corps Ring
BOOSTER GOLD #26 (BLACKEST NIGHT) *Special* Includes a free Agent Orange Ring
BOYS #36 (MR)
CHEW #6 (MR)
CHRONICLES OF WORMWOOD LAST BATTLE #3 (OF 6) WRAP CVR (MR)
CINDERELLA FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE #1 (OF 6) (MR) *Special Discount* Limit 2 at 75% off.
CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #16
DAREDEVIL #502
DARK AVENGERS #11
DARK TOWER BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #1 (OF 5) *Special Discount*
DARK WOLVERINE #80
DARK X-MEN #1 (OF 5) *Special Discount*
DEADPOOL #17
DEATHLOK #1 (OF 7) *Special Discount* Limit 2 at 75% off.
DETECTIVE COMICS #859
DOOM PATROL #4 (BLACKEST NIGHT) *Special* Includes a free Sinestro Corps Ring
ESCAPE FROM WONDERLAND #4 (OF 6)
EXISTENCE 3.0 #1 (OF 4) *Special Discount* Limit 2 at 75% off.
FABLES #90 (MR)
FREDDY JASON ASH NIGHTMARE WARRIORS #6 (OF 6) (MR)
GHOUL #1 *Special Discount*
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #6
GREEK STREET #5 (MR)
GREEN LANTERN #48 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #42 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #44
GROO HOGS OF HORDER #2 (OF 4)
HAUNT #2
HELLBLAZER #261 (MR)
HOUSE OF MYSTERY #19 (MR)
HULK #17
IGNITION CITY #4 (OF 5) AUXILIARY ED (MR)
IMAGE UNITED #1 (OF 6) *Special Discount*
INCREDIBLE HULK #604
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #20
IRREDEEMABLE #8
JACK OF FABLES #40 (MR)
JONAH HEX #49
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #39 (BLACKEST NIGHT) *Special* Includes a free Red Lantern Corps Ring
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #33
LONE RANGER #19
MADAME XANADU #17 (MR)
MIGHTY AVENGERS #31
MILO VENTIMIGLIA PRESENTS BERSERKER #5 KEOWN CVR A (MR)
MS MARVEL #47
NEW AVENGERS #59
NEW MUTANTS #7
NORTHLANDERS #22 (MR)
OUTSIDERS #24 (BLACKEST NIGHT) *Special* Includes a free Star Sapphire Ring
PILOT SEASON MURDERER #1 *FREE OFFER (see item description for details)* *Special Discount*
POWERS #1 (MR) *Special Discount* Limit 2 at 75% off.
PSYLOCKE #1 (OF 4) *Special Discount*
PUNISHERMAX #1 (MR) *Special Discount*
REBELS #10 (BLACKEST NIGHT) *Special* Includes a free Indigo Tribe Ring
RED ROBIN #6
ROGER CORMAN PRESENTS BLACK SCORPION #1 (MR)
SCALPED #34 (MR)
SECRET SIX #15
SON OF HULK #17
SPIDER-WOMAN #3
STAND SOUL SURVIVORS #2 (OF 5)
STARCRAFT #7
STARR THE SLAYER #3 (OF 4) (MR)
SUPERGIRL #47
SUPERGOD #1 (OF 5) (MR) *Special Discount*
SWEET TOOTH #3 (MR)
TANK GIRL SKIDMARKS #1 (OF 4) (C: 0-1-2) *Special Discount*
TEEN TITANS #77 (BLACKEST NIGHT) *Special Discount*
TITANS #19
TRACKER #1 (OF 5) TSAI CVR A *FREE OFFER (see item description for details)* *Special Discount*
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #4
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #4
UNCANNY X-MEN #517
UNWRITTEN #7 (MR)
VENGEANCE OF MOON KNIGHT #3
VICTORIAN UNDEAD #1 (OF 6) *Special Discount*
VINCENT PRICE PRESENTS #13 (MR)
WALKING DEAD #67 (MR)
WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #2
WOLVERINE ORIGINS #42
WORLD OF WARCRAFT #25 (NOTE PRICE)
X-FORCE #21
X-MEN LEGACY #229

Thanks a million!

Patman
10-22-09, 06:09 PM
I'd gut all the Spider-Man titles and all the X-Men titles. Then gut anything with "Dark" in the title.

Besides Batman and Robin, Batman and Detective, I'd take a hard look at gutting all the other Batman-related titles. But that's just me.

There. Done.

Spiderbite
10-24-09, 02:54 PM
Jeez, how much money is that list?

Cathepsin
10-25-09, 03:31 AM
There are 98 books on that list. If he's ordering through DCBS, or someplace like them, it would come to probably something like $175. If he's just showing up on Wednesday with no discount, it's probably north of $300.

To the OP - what's your status on the Vertigo titles - have you been reading Fables and Scalped and everything for the last few years? What are your feelings on TPBs? You really need to read books like Scalped and Fables from the beginning, so that's 9 books you shouldn't buy right there. I read the first two issues of Streets of Gotham and Gotham City Sirens, and neither of those is worth reading, so that's 11 books total.

Rex Power Colt-Robot Man
10-25-09, 03:53 AM
28 DAYS LATER #5
ABSOLUTION #4 (OF 6) WRAP CVR (MR)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #611
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #612
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #613
ARKHAM REBORN #2 (OF 3)
ASTONISHING X-MEN #32
BATGIRL #4
BATMAN #693
BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #36
BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #37
BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #6
BATMAN THE UNSEEN #3 (OF 5)
BATMAN THE UNSEEN #4 (OF 5)
CHEW #6 (MR)
CHRONICLES OF WORMWOOD LAST BATTLE #3 (OF 6) WRAP CVR (MR)
CINDERELLA FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE #1 (OF 6) (MR) *Special Discount* Limit 2 at 75% off.
CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #16
DARK AVENGERS #11
DARK TOWER BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #1 (OF 5) *Special Discount*
DARK WOLVERINE #80
DARK X-MEN #1 (OF 5) *Special Discount*
DEADPOOL #17
DEATHLOK #1 (OF 7) *Special Discount* Limit 2 at 75% off.
DETECTIVE COMICS #859
DOOM PATROL #4 (BLACKEST NIGHT) *Special* Includes a free Sinestro Corps Ring
ESCAPE FROM WONDERLAND #4 (OF 6)
EXISTENCE 3.0 #1 (OF 4) *Special Discount* Limit 2 at 75% off.
FREDDY JASON ASH NIGHTMARE WARRIORS #6 (OF 6) (MR)
GHOUL #1 *Special Discount*
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #6
GREEK STREET #5 (MR)
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #44
GROO HOGS OF HORDER #2 (OF 4)
HAUNT #2
HELLBLAZER #261 (MR)
HOUSE OF MYSTERY #19 (MR)
HULK #17
IMAGE UNITED #1 (OF 6) *Special Discount*
INCREDIBLE HULK #604
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #20
IRREDEEMABLE #8
JONAH HEX #49
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #39 (BLACKEST NIGHT) *Special* Includes a free Red Lantern Corps Ring
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #33
LONE RANGER #19
MADAME XANADU #17 (MR)
MIGHTY AVENGERS #31
MILO VENTIMIGLIA PRESENTS BERSERKER #5 KEOWN CVR A (MR)
MS MARVEL #47
NEW AVENGERS #59
NEW MUTANTS #7
NORTHLANDERS #22 (MR)
OUTSIDERS #24 (BLACKEST NIGHT) *Special* Includes a free Star Sapphire Ring
PILOT SEASON MURDERER #1 *FREE OFFER (see item description for details)* *Special Discount*
POWERS #1 (MR) *Special Discount* Limit 2 at 75% off.
PSYLOCKE #1 (OF 4) *Special Discount*
PUNISHERMAX #1 (MR) *Special Discount*
REBELS #10 (BLACKEST NIGHT) *Special* Includes a free Indigo Tribe Ring
RED ROBIN #6
ROGER CORMAN PRESENTS BLACK SCORPION #1 (MR)
SCALPED #34 (MR)
SECRET SIX #15
SON OF HULK #17
SPIDER-WOMAN #3
STAND SOUL SURVIVORS #2 (OF 5)
STARCRAFT #7
SUPERGIRL #47
SUPERGOD #1 (OF 5) (MR) *Special Discount*
SWEET TOOTH #3 (MR)
TANK GIRL SKIDMARKS #1 (OF 4) (C: 0-1-2) *Special Discount*
TEEN TITANS #77 (BLACKEST NIGHT) *Special Discount*
TITANS #19
TRACKER #1 (OF 5) TSAI CVR A *FREE OFFER (see item description for details)* *Special Discount*
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #4
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #4
UNCANNY X-MEN #517
UNWRITTEN #7 (MR)
VENGEANCE OF MOON KNIGHT #3
VICTORIAN UNDEAD #1 (OF 6) *Special Discount*
VINCENT PRICE PRESENTS #13 (MR)
WALKING DEAD #67 (MR)
WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #2
WOLVERINE ORIGINS #42
WORLD OF WARCRAFT #25 (NOTE PRICE)
X-FORCE #21
X-MEN LEGACY #229

ALL need to get the axe.

Sessa17
10-25-09, 07:52 PM
Damn, you get almost as many books as me.

Your list is easy to weed out.

First, drop the mini-series, is there really even a point anymore to picking up mini-series when the trades come out so quickly & they are cheaper. Do you really need to get books like Starslayer, Psylocke, or Image United (a book that will likely see 2 issues & then disappear before it ever finishes).

Of the monthlies these are no-brainers to cut . . .

28 Days Later
Dark Avengers
New Mutants (I mean really, that shit is dreadful & will be cancelled soon)
Wolverine Origins (Wolverine Weapon X is the only Wolvie book worth it)
Chew (unless u really like it, it's so overrated IMO, all hype, art is annoying)
Mighty Avengers
Deathlok
Doom Patrol (why waste many when DP always gets cancelled)
Grimm Fairy Tales
Lone Ranger
Justice League (has been dreadful for ages, no direction at all)
Outsiders

Meatwad's Ghost
10-25-09, 11:03 PM
I can't help you on which books are worth reading on a monthly basis. But I just got back into comics about 2 years ago I went straight with the trades. Unless you have friends that are collecting and you want to keep up to date with them and be able to talk about it, it's almost not worth the cost to collect that many books. Maybe get it down to 10 or less and then collect titles you hear good reviews in trade format. Plus with sales 35%-50% off you can get a lot of books to try out.

Also if your library carries trades check some out and get an idea of what you like. (Wish mine did)

fujishig
10-26-09, 02:58 PM
You know, I'm stuck on Justice League because each time I'm ready to drop it, a new creative team comes on and I think it'll turn around (and I order months in advance). Argh.

The Bus
10-27-09, 01:38 PM
All of them. ;-)

brayzie
10-28-09, 10:04 PM
I can tell you Gotham City Sirens is weak. If you don't already have it, I'd recommend the Harley Quinn series, the first 20 or so issues.