Two buys this week. The first is the second and final (boo!) trade paperback of Nextwave Agents of HATE, which I'll get to in a moment. The other is Torchwood Series 1, coming at just the right time. I haven't seen most of the episodes since they first aired last year, and since Series 2's just starting... Well, let's just say I'm on Disc 3 already.
Made some 15 cards for the Doctor Who CCG, finishing up my stripping of Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel, though including a few other Cyberman-related stuff. Check it out if you like that sort of stuff.
And I read Nextwave's second trade almost as soon as I got it. Took me an issue to get back into the irreverence I liked so well when I read the first trade last year, and now I'm just sorry the series had to end there. Warren Ellis has a lot of fun in the 6 collected issues: Mindless Ones on skateboards, the return of Forbush Man and the parody version of the Avengers from Not Brand Echh, flipping the bird at the Civil War event, Captain America's stolen urine sample, and fight scenes involving everything from sentient broccoli and Elvis impersonator MODOKs to monkey Wolverines and snakes quite literally planes.
Someone Else's Post of the Week
A new blog that might just become one of my favorites is Craig Fischer and Charles Hatfield's Thought Balloonists. Looking at comics critically, as an art form (as opposed to "I liked/I didn't like" reviews), is something I find very interesting, and if they're going to dip into both the superhero spectrum AND indy comics, I'm going to keep clicking their link. My Post of the Week fits in the latter category as Charles examines a page from Chester Brown's Yummy Fur, a series I also liked quite a bit. It's called "Hide with me."