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THE BUY PILE commemorates its anniversary with a week where nothing worked, with several making grandiose mistakes, dragging the rest down with them.

WHAT IS THE BUY PILE?

Every week Hannibal Tabu (winner of the 2012 Top Cow Talent Hunt/blogger/novelist/poet/jackass on Twitter/head honcho of Komplicated) grabs a whole lotta comics. These periodicals are quickly sorted (how) into two piles -- the "buy" pile (a small pile most weeks, comprised of planned purchases) and the "read" pile (often huge, often including comics that are really crappy but have some value to stay abreast of). Thursday afternoons you'll be able to get his thoughts (and they're just the opinions of one guy, so calm down, and here's some common definitions used in the column) about all of that ... which goes something like this ...

CBR VIDEO OF THE DAY

THE BUY PILE FOR MARCH 23, 2016

Nothing

(No Publisher)

There was nothing on the stands that was so impressive that it demanded a ride home. The only comics that intrigued were conflicts of interest -- the weekly webcomic written by this columnist and that awesome Aspen Comics Humble Bundle. Sorry.

WHAT'S THE PROGNOSIS?

Urf, that's a rough way to start an anniversary ...

THIS WEEK'S READ PILE

Honorable Mentions: Stuff worth noting, even if it's not good enough to buy

Make no mistake, "G.I. JOE Deviations" #1 is not a good comic book. It is, however, bad in the way "Snakes On A Plane" and "Soul Plane" are bad: in a manner that's so hilarious and egregious that it's within arms reach of being good again. Cobra Commander borrows some thematic pages from "All Hail Megatron" and finds out that running the world is a lot less interesting than taking it over. The specifics of the story might be cliche and a touch predictable, but there are a set of really solid laughs so it's not all bad ... just don't let anyone catch you reading it.

Got a comic you think should be reviewed in The Buy Pile? If we get a PDF of a fairly normal length comic (i.e. "less than 64 pages") by no later than 24 hours before the actual issue arrives in stores (and sorry, we can only review comics people can go to stores and buy), we guarantee the work will get reviewed, if remembered. Physical comics? Geddouttahere. Too much drama to store with diminishing resources. If you send it in more than two days before comics come out, the possibility of it being forgotten increases exponentially. Oh, you should use the contact form as the CBR email address hasn't been regularly checked since George W. Bush was in office. Sorry!

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