Friday, 11 May 2012
Reader's Roulette: The Results Are In
My sincere thanks to everyone who nominated a title or two over the past week in what Mr Brigonos labelled Reader Roulette. The results have pushed me right out of my comfort zone, which was exactly the point of the exercise. There's certainly no way that I could have predicted these three comics coming top of the poll. For anyone who might be curious, the highest-ranking recommendations were;
1. Mystery In Space #1
2. Trio #1
3. Scooby-Doo #21
I've managed to get either a hard or digital copy of the first two titles, but Scooby-Doo has proved far more difficult to acquire over this side of the Point, with DC apparently not caring enough about the title to offer it in download form. Luckily a single copy did finally pop up on E-Bay this morning, so I'll review that just as soon as it arrives.
There were a range of other books which all came in equal fourth: Dr Who Classics #4, Avenging Spider-man #7, Dejah Thoris & The White Gorillas Of Mars #2, America's Got Powers #2, Courtney Crumrin #2, Frankenstein: Agent Of Shade #2, Uncanny X-Force #25, and Night Force #2. I'll be keeping an eye out for these when chance takes me past Norwich's always-helpful but rather distant abstract sprocket, who are kindly keeping a copy of Mystery In Space safe for me.
Everything that folks were generous enough to suggest, regardless of whether it's been mentioned above or not, has been added to the really-MUST-check-out list. I thoroughly appreciate the nudges I've been given, and hope, regardless of whether you voted last time or not, you might add a suggestion to the list next time should you be passing with a second to kill. I find myself genuinely thrown by how to even approach reviewing Trio, for example, a slightly anxiety-inspiring situation which can only be good for me. Whatever emerges from that process of chin-stroking will be going up later today, with MIS, disasters not withstanding, posting tomorrow.
So, my thanks, yours sincerely, etc, etc, The Blogger.