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The Buy Pile: Betrayal, Autobot Style, and A Bat & Cat Romance

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 ...

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THE BUY PILE FOR NOVEMBER 29, 2017

Transformers Lost Light #11 (IDW Publishing)

Wow. The escapologist known as Getaway relates his rise to power over a motley, easily manipulated crew full of weirdos and maniacs and ... it's something. For writer James Roberts to have made a gripping, almost terrifying character-driven thriller about giant robots, that's a major accomplishment after years of them (political thriller, twisted love story, and so on). This title transforms as much as the denizens of its ship and its amazing to see. Kudos go to Jack Lawrence, Alex Milne, Joana LaFuente, Priscilla Tramontano and Tom B. Long for bringing this amazing visual presentation, showing the fear and megalomania and uncertainty in the players here. Simply outstanding -- again.

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WHAT'S THE PROGNOSIS?

Well, that didn't cost much and it was engaging ...

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