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2019 Comic Book Retrospective Analysis

By nature I am an introspective and analytical person. For all of you laughing out loud at the idea of me being an introvert let me educate you quickly. Being an introvert or an extrovert is not about being quiet or loud in public. It has to do with where you recharge your energy. I have learned and adapted to function in public, in crowds, and in front of mobs of people. The process wears me out. I have to get quite a bit of alone time to recharge.

Because of my reflective nature I like to analyze. I track almost everything in my life. With all the data I gather it is sometimes fun just to look at it different ways and see what can be learned.

The first thing I learned is that I spent way too much on comic books this year. I averaged $329.43 per month. That is about $83 a week. I totaled out at $3953.13 per year. That is almost exactly $1000 over 2018 ($2922.79) and more than $1500 up from 2017 ($2329.42). Some of that can be attributed from an increase in average comic book price fr…

Comic Book Pull List 01/01/2020

DC Batman Beyond #39 Detective Comics #1018 Flash #85 Joker/ Harley Criminal Sanity #2
Image Death or Glory #8 Manifest Destiny #40
Marvel Doctor Doom #4 Marauders #5 Thor #1     Donny Cates takes the wheel with Thor. While I will miss Jason Aaron, I am very curious about the change of pace.  X-men #4

Comic Book Pull List 12/18/2019

Ablaze Un/sacred #2
Boom Once & Future #5
DC Batman #85 - The last issue in Tom King's run.  Batman Last Knight on Earth #3- The final issue of Scott Snyder & Greg Cappulo's Dark Knight Batman Superman #5 Doomsday Clock #12- The end.  Harleen #3- Final Issue Joker Killer Smile #2 Justice League #38 Last God #3 Hell Arisen #1 - Apex Lex vs the Batman Who Laughs
Dynamite Chassity #4 Vampirella #2 Replica Edition
Marvel 2099 Omega #1- So glad to be done with this.  Amazing Spider-man #36 Avengers #28 Conan Serpent War #2 Excalibur #4 Fallen Angels #4 - The only hard to read X title.  History of the Marvel Universe #6 - I really hope Marvel has Mark Waid give annual updates.  King Thor #4- The End of Jason Aaron's Thor Run.  Marauders #4 New Mutants #4 Spider-man #3 X-Force #4

Comic Book Pull List 12/11/2019

DC Batman Curse of the White Knight #5 Detective Comics #1017 Flash #84 Superman #18 Tales from the Dark Multiverse: The Judas Contract #1 
Dynamite Bettie Page Unbound #7 IDW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #100
Image Deadly Class #42 Marvel  Age of Conan Valeria #5- Final Issue Doom 2099 #1 Fallen Angels #3 Ghost Rider #3 Immortal Hulk #28 New Mutants #3 Savage Sword of Conan #12 Spider-man 2099 #1 Jane Foster Valkyrie #6 X-Force #3

Comic Book Pull List 12/4/2019

DC Batman #84 Crisis on Infinite Earths #8 Facsimile Edition Green Lanterns: Blackstars #2 Justice League #37    Scott Snyder, you better pull something out on this one after making the Hall of Justice a giant mechanized Battle Beetle in the last one. Shenanigans. Cute, cheeky Shenanigans, but Shenanigans all the same. 
Dynamite Vengeance of Vampirella #3
IDW Shredder in Hell #5
Image Dead Eyes #3     New content starts here. This is Gerry Duggan. You should be reading it.  Death or Glory #7 Die #10 Manifest Destiny #39
Marvel Amazing Spider-man #35    Nick Spencer, at this point I am sticking around to see what happens with Kindred. Reel it back in, sir.  Conan Serpent War #1    Solomon Kane, Moon Knight, Dark Agnes, and Conan! Yes. All the yes.  Doctor Doom #3    One of the best capes and tights series on the market.  Excalibur #3    Tini Howard absolutely kills it with Besty Braddock and the mutant formerly known as Apocalypse.  Ghost Rider 2099 #1    If there is a book I am reall…