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The Haul – March 16th, 2016

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Welcome back to this week’s books at The Weekly Haul!  A quick little comic shop story — when I usually go to pick up my books, I’m welcomed by an empty store, just me and the owner.  Granted, I tend to go late right before they close (thanks to my long commute), but it’s been a while since I’ve been at the shop with other customers.  Point being: I don’t know how to compare my amount of weekly comic purchases with other comic readers.  I’ve always thought that I spend too much on books, especially since I’m usually angry with around half of the comics I read.  This week, though, there was another guy in the shop.  His total: $150 worth of comics from this week’s new releases alone.

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What are all of you spending weekly on average?   Let me know in the comments.

And one more thing — a big congratulations to Batman fan and supporter of the site, Matt, on his wedding!

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Now here we go… To The Haul!

Deciphering the Teaser – DC’s Convergence

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I know that I don’t keep it a huge secret or anything that I’m, at heart, a Marvel fan (really an X-Men fan), but how did I let a huge teaser promotional image like this one pass me by???

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Sorry Gordon and sorry all of you!  DC’s Convergence is starting in April 2015 and appears to be the logical consequence of the reinvention of their multiverse — the crossing over of the multiple universes that make up the multiverse.  It sure didn’t take DC very long to get to this point, but I’m certainly up for it!

Before anyone gets to the point of making any backhanded Marvel and DC copying each other accusations, let’s talk about the superpowered elephant in the room.  If you’ve been paying attention, Marvel’s updated Secret Wars, starting off in May 2015, has a VERY similar premise — alternate universes within the very expansive Marvel multiverse come together and cross over with each other.  Which company had the idea first?  We’ll never know and, in my opinion, it doesn’t really matter.  If you’re a fan of alternate realities like I am, you’re going to (hopefully) have a great time next spring/summer.  And if you hate this conceit, you’re going to save a TON of money in not buying all this.

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