100 Issues Ago

First in a possibly new sporadic series of vaguely linked posts! Collect them all!

I came across this “100 Issues Ago” panel in an old Justice League of America and thought I’d tidy it up and re-purpose it. If one month = one issue, what was I reading 100 Issues Ago?

Of the 24 issues I picked up in October 2009, 22 of them were from DC (there was one each from Avatar and Dynamite) and while that puts us knee deep in Blackest Night and just after Final Crisis, I had to pick this issue of Power Girl as the highlight of that month. There was plenty of other good stuff out – Blackest NightSecret Six and The Boys, but there were also some . . . less worthy titles like Final Crisis Aftermath: Escape and the dreadful Justice League: Cry for Justice.

The Palmiotti and Gray written, and Amanda Conner illustrated, Power Girl was a fantastically fun run of 12 issues, the team leaving after that, and it’s a shame the title didn’t get as much attention as their later (and just as good) Harley Quinn received.

I know I said it recently, but if you haven’t, pick up the Power Trip collection that contains the whole run – if you like good, fun comics with excellent art, you could do a hell of a lot worse.

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4 thoughts on “100 Issues Ago

  1. Huh. I’m honestly trying to remember what I was buying in 2009. Seems like all of that year’s a blur for some reason. I know I was still buying comics on the regular back then though. With both Blackest Night and Dark Reign going on at the same time, I was probably buying various issues from both, like Green Lantern and New Avengers. Doom Patrol for sure.

    It was pre-Flashpoint and Phew52 reboot, so it had that going for it. After that though…..meh.

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    1. I have every comic listed in a database that allows me to pull out that sort of info with a couple of clicks; how much I spent on any particular day; where I spent it; the number of pages in any particular comic . . .

      Man, I love me some data!

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  2. Let’s see, I was buying Power Girl, and Secret Six. I dropped Booster Gold earlier that summer.

    Marvel was busy canceling almost everything I bought, so I was down to Nova, and Guardians of the Galaxy (that and Nova were being written by Abnett and Lanning, so it was still good despite frequent event derailment), and a lot of stuff with Deadpool in it. There were some mini-series in there, too.

    Outside of Marvel/DC, I was buying a GrimJack mini-series from IDW.

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    1. I carried on with Booster Gold though it went downhill a little after Geoff Johns left. Never been a Marvel reader outside of the occasional trade paperback or when Garth Ennis was writing The Punisher – that stuff I really enjoyed, both the more humorous stuff and the really grim later stories.

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