Wednesday, August 27, 2008

"Hmmm... Geo-Force..."

I just got back from buying this week's stash of comic books - - taking care of my fix - - and because I'm trying to be more frugal with my weekly comic book purchases...

...I'm trying to buy less than 8 new books a week, which doesn't sound like much until you realize that the base price for a comic book these days is $2.99...

...I had to choose between two Final Crisis tie-ins.

The first was Superman Beyond 3-D and the second was DC Universe: Last Will and Testament.

And as much as I loved the 3-D issue of Action Comics a few months back, I saw Terra on the cover of Last Will and I had to have it.

Terra, for those non-fanboys out there, was the 80's bad girl masquerading as a good girl who joined The Teen Titans and subsequently tried to destroy them because she had been working for Deathstroke the ENTIRE time.

Terra has a brother with similar earth powers named Geo-Force who is a member of The Outsiders and a supreme bore.

And even though Geo-Force is with Terra in Last Will, I went with it because of Terra (such a slut, I love her) and left Supes on the shelf.

As I placed my stack on the counter, the relatively new employee at Graham Cracker Comics - - young, thin, very cute... gay?... (fingers crossed) - - said...

"Did you get the Superman tie-in?"

I told him no and he said...

"Aww... why not? It's 3-D."

I said that I had to go with Last Will and he replied..

"Hmmm... Geo-Force...
No way I'm buying that."


So much for impressing the possibly gay and definitely cute boy behind the comic book counter.

Who has two thumbs and can't even get laid in a comic book shop? This guy!

8 comments:

Polt said...

Hmm, never been such a fan of Geo-Force...a bore, you're correct.

And today, I spent just short of $40 on comics. And that's about my weekly amount actually.

What an expensive habit, eh? At least I don't shoot anything into my arm, right? :)

HUGS...

Project Christopher said...

Stephen Rader... Geek in 3D! :)

love you still though....

who wants to get laid in a comic book store?

Best
Bald guy
Lay
Ever!

Joie Mayfield said...

3-D - Man of Steel. Love. It.

Mike Ellis, The Jolly Reprobate said...

Am I the only person who gets vaguely carsick from 3D images?

Polt said...

Ya know Stephen, last night I read the Last Will & Testament, and I just gotta ask you...what the HELL is going on???

Since when is everyone gonna die? Did I miss an issue of something somewhere?
Help...

HUGS>..

Stephen Rader said...

polt - I read about half of LAST WILL yesterday and I'm guessing that, after the last issue of FINAL CRISIS, this is where we are - - no power, no sunlight and apparently (not from anything I read in any of the issues, but from what I read online, mind you) the Anti-Life equation was released onto the internet. WhaHuh?

(Reminds me of when Skeets ATE the Phantom Zone in 52. Or when Wonder Woman got a job at Taco Whiz. WTF?!?!?!)

I'm with you. It's going in so many different directions with so many different splintered stories centered around characters that I have to Google search to fully understand - - I'm a little at a loss.

But as someone said in LAST WILL (Black Lightning?), "This time, there's nothing to punch." Which makes this story a welcome change from the other CRISES and from SECRET INVASION but also makes it pretty damn confusing.

Who the Hell IS Libra anyway?!?!?!?

Anatomicsd said...

You should have offered to trade comic books, gentle discourse and...um...anything else that CAME UP at your place over drinkies.

cb said...

Wow. You purchase 8 or more comic books a week??? For realz??

What do you do with them after reading them-- recycle? Place in mylar bags??

That's a whole lotta paper...