Archive for April, 2008

Guess What Day It Is? It’s Comicbook Day! 4/30/08

April 30, 2008

Now for our third segment of everyone’s favorite GGG periodical…Guess What Day It Is? For those of you who are slow, it’s Wednesday, or Comicbook Day! Hooray!

Here are a few things to take a look at while at the store, brought to you by me, Goki and David if he decides to quit school:



Just a Quickie: Avengers: The Initiative TPB Vol. 1 Basic Training

April 29, 2008


Before I had really gotten back into the swing of buying comics monthly, and before issues of New and Mighty came out, I was craving something to buy. A friend of mine suggested I check out this trade, saying that he liked it, and that someone needs to be buying the title out of our group of friends. I wasn’t sure at first; it was more new young characters, a concept not particularly new to the Marvel Universe, with Young Avengers, Runaways and a smorgasbord of other young superheroes emerging.


But I was intrigued, and being that the Initiative was borne out of the Civil War, showing the plan for the fifty state initiative that I was skeptical about but all the same interested in, I decided to buy it.



Turns out my friend was right.


Goki’s Giving Judgment- 4-27-08

April 26, 2008

Introducing a new feature at Groin Central! Basically I’ll go through all the comics I bought this month and give each of them a rating. Afterwards, keep your eyes peeled throughout the week, as I may give full reviews to certain comics on the list. Here’s how the rating system works:

Goki’s Fly is DOWN: it means this comic was so good, I unzipped my fly and made sweet, sweet love to it.

Goki’s Fly is UP: This comic wasn’t even worth pulling down my fly for.

Goki’s Fly is STUCK: Was it good? Wasn’t bad? I can’t decide, my fly is stuck!

Every so often, a comic will make me FUDO— our highest honor. However, every now and again I’ll read a comic that is so awful, I have to reverse-FUDO– a.k.a. ODUF. For those who don’t know what FUDO and ODUF mean, see our manifesto.

This is kind of a trial run, so I’ll be reviewing fewer comics than I normally would. But fear not, dear readers! I’ll also put up one-paragraph reviews of each comic, which is something I probably won’t have time to do with the longer lists. My fellow contributors, Spiffy and David, are more than happy to use this rating system (they can even call it “Spiffy’s Fly,” “Andy’s Fly” and “David’s Fly,” instead of Goki’s 😉 )

Got it? Then let’s begin!


Guess What Day It Is? It’s COMICBOOK DAY 4/23/08

April 23, 2008

Yeah, it’s Wednesday again! Time flies when you’re reading comicbooks! Boy am I cheesy! Read more if you want some of the blog’s contributors opinions on what to take a look at that’s coming out today, 4/23/08!


Who The Frack is a Skrull?! [Secret Invasion Speculation]

April 22, 2008

The first Secret Invasion tie-in comes out this week (Mighty Avengers #12), and I thought that meant it was high time for some good old fashion predictions for the events to come. Beware of spoilers from Secret Invasion #1 and the New and Mighty Avengers runs up to this point, true believer! And Ms. Marvel’s title. (more…)

Just a Quickie: Thunderbolts [Faith in Monsters, Caged Angels]

April 19, 2008

One of the many titles that I was introduced to while reading Civil War, was Thunderbolts. Written now by Warren Ellis with pencils by Mike Deodato Jr., the title is becoming one of my favorites to read. A quickie review follows…


Contests Should Be Good

April 18, 2008

As I mentioned in a previous post, Comics Should Be Good is counting down the Top 100 Comic Book Runs. Well, now CSBG’s holding a contest to see if readers can guess the Top 5 runs! And yes, there are prizes involved! Read below:

Before entering the contest, you might want to know just what CSBG qualifies as a “run.” Below are the guidelines:

Good luck!

Guess What Day It Is? It’s COMICBOOK DAY! 4/16/08

April 16, 2008

That’s right, folks! Every Wednesday, whether it be me, David or Goki, or all of us, we will post a few insightful comments on what new releases to look at when you get to the store.

I’m just taking a quick perusal, and here are a few things that catch the eye:


Secret Invasion

April 15, 2008

Secret Invasion #1

Here it is. My first comic review in more than three years. How exciting. It seems only appropriate that I begin this first review with a look at the summer’s biggest event (or at least the biggest in Marvel), Secret Invasion. If you don’t want spoilers, don’t read this.


Spider-Man’s “One More Day”

April 14, 2008

I know I’m late, and I know it doesn’t matter. But I need to vent, and as Goki pointed out to me, this is the perfect place to do it.

I’m not going to dignify One More Day with a review. It doesn’t deserve one. The four part crossover tried its damndest to ruin one of the greatest superheroes of all time, if not the greatest.

SPOILERS ABOUND, beware (more…)