Obsessive Comics Disorder #41: "Atomic Comic Con-tacular!"

This week on OCD, we have an episode packed full of goodness, as Cathi and Chris both have convention stories that they wanted to share.  In addition, we've got our June Book of the Month to talk about: Atomic Robo!  (Next month's book - Chew vol. 1).  Then, a HUGE stack of comics to talk about, including a lot of Flashpoint talk. Convention Talk! Cathi: Nerdtacular Chris: Philly Comic Con (Interviews)

Updates:

  • New Schedule?
  • Relative Dimensions
  • OCD Meetup at Baltimore Comic Con!

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Book Club! For June! Atomic Robo Vol. 1: Atomic Robo and the Fightin’ Scientists of Tesladyne

(Red 5 Comics)

Off The Shelf:

Pick o' the Week: (Cathi)   Secret Six #34 (Chris)   Gladstone’s School For World Conquerors #2

Batman #711 Gates of Gotham #2 Invincible Iron Man #505. Fear Itself The Mighty Thor #3 Flashpoint #2 (Cathi is late to the game)

Flashpoint: Reverse Flash #1 Kid Flash Lost #1 Lois Lane And The Resistance #1 The Outsider #1 Wonder Woman and the Furies #1 Deadman and the Flying Graysons #1 Grodd of War #1 Legion of Doom #1 Booster Gold #45

Captain America #619 Batgirl #22 Avengers #14 Ultimate Comics Avengers vs. New Ultimates #5 X-Men #2-5 Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #160

Alpha Flight #1 JLA one shot Undying Love #3 Rocketeer Adventures #2 Dark Horse Presents #2. Neal Adams's Blood DMZ #66. Citizen Zee Fables #106 The Guild. Bladezz. One shot

Listener Feedback

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Off The Shelf Reviews: New Avengers: Illuminati

One of the first books I read from my Philly comic con stack, New Avengers: Illuminati gives a behind the scenes look at some of the most powerful/influential people in the Marvel Universe.  But what did I think of it? I'm not positive, but I'm pretty sure that these issues came out originally around the time that Marvel was setting up Secret Invasion.  The premise of the book is that Iron Man, Professor X, Black Bolt, Namor, Reed Richards and Dr. Strange have secretly made up a group called the "Illuminati", which they use to talk about issues facing the whole planet and other threats.  A large part of the book surrounds the events after the Kree-Skrull War and the Skrulls attempt to invade Earth.

Afterwards, the Illuminati inform the Skrulls that they will not stand for them to try and attack the Earth again.  This begins a series of events that leads towards the Skrulls plotting Secret Invasion.  In addition, there is also a story introducing the reader to the Infinity Gems and has the Illuminati discussing what to do with items that are known to hold such great power.

Given that the primary point of this book is to give the reader some background on events that happened in the Marvel universe, I think it does a very good job of explaining everything that a person needs to know.  It succeeds in telling a story where you dont need to have read anything else to understand whats going on.  Reading this along with Secret Invasion obviously provides several benefits and completely rounds out the story, but on its own, this book is entertaining.

CONCLUSION:  Borrow.  The book is not super awesome or impacting, but its a fun read that flushes out the Secret Invasion storyline.  If you aren't reading that trade or didn't find it interesting at all, then you can pass on this book.

Agree with me?  Beg to differ?  Comment below!

Philly Comic Con 2011

Ugh, I'm so behind on posting on the site.  Sorry about that, but been recouping from an exhausting (but relaxing!) vacation, plus I'm WAAAY behind on my comic book reading.  So expect to see some more reviews start pouring in soon.  As you may or may not know, I spent last Saturday at the Philadelphia Comic Con, and I got LOTS of great stuff.  To hear the details of my trip, make sure to listen to next week's OCD, as Cathi and I both have big experiences to talk about.  I got several interviews with comic writers and artists and I can't wait to play them on the show! However, I got more than just content from the trip!  The image above shows a small portion of the stuff that I got from the 'con:

Trade Paperbacks: Secret Warriors Vol. 1 New Avengers: Illuminati Kingdom Come Astonishing X-Men Vol. 1 Chew Vol. 2 Final Crisis: Revelations FInal Crisis: Rogue's Revenge Green Lantern: No Fear Green Lantern Corps: To Be A Lantern Green Lantern Corps: Sins of the Star Sapphire

Most of these trades are stuff I have been wanting to read but haven't gotten around to buying.  Expect to see review of them soon!

Action Figures From the Batman Begins movie collection - Speed Sled Batman and Roto Blade Batman From The Dark Knight movie collection - Grapnel Launcher Batman

As I said, keep an eye out here for reviews and listen to the next OCD to hear all the stuff that happened!