This can be a weekly post.
As always I get way too many books, but as I pass on almost everything and act as one of the panelist on the Cosmic Comix broadcast I can justify it that way.
This week we should get Wasteland #3 - a great series from Oni press, Road to Hell, Conan, 52 (every week the first read), Birds of Prey, Catwoman, Checkmate, Claw, Deadman, Flash, Hellblazer, Ion, Robin, Shadowpact, Skye Runner, Superman, Testament, Wetworks, Astonishing X-Men, Civil War, FF Visionaries John Byrne Volume 6, Iron Man, Marvel Masterworks - The Human Torch (Silver Age), Moon Knight, Next Wave, Ultimate Fantastic Four, X-Factor and I will try X-Men First Class as Jeff parker has proven to be a decent writer (especially in Agents of Atlas).
What is nice is that almost every book is a decent series. Flash and Moon Knight are the poorest books and Moon Knight I may drop soon, Flash I'm hanging on to longer then I should as I send this to my daughter and she loves Bart Allen.
Personally I'm looking forward to adding the Human Torch Masterworks to my bookshelves. The above pictures are relatively recent and show what is the vast majority of my collection. I love being able to walk in my own living room and get a hard cover or a trade and either re-read in detail or just skim through some great old stuff. Marvel needs to reprint the first Agent of Shield material and DC needs to publish more Archives a year and do less Golden Age material. I also hope that the republish the Levitz Legion years in some manner as going the Archives route it would take too long to get to Paul Levitz run. Also it would have too many issues of some of the weakest Legion material. I would also love to see a five to six issue hardcover tribute to Curt Swan and his Superman work. Curt Swan was one of the best artist ever and really has not gotten the prestige recognition many others have received. Marvel is finally honoring John Buscema who was a brilliant artist.
Before reprinting everything was in vogue building a collection in long boxes made sense. But to me reading the books is why I collected comics, not to collect them. So I have bid goodbye to the hoards of long boxes hidden in an attic or a basement and hello to a bookcase that proudly displays my love for this artform.