Cheap Date: Dec 26th

Good morning world! Did you get everything you wanted for Christmas? If not, sorry about that but I have a few ideas to fill the void. How am I going to do that? By recommending $30 worth of nerdy entertainment in our weekly Cheap Date.

Head past the jump to find out what I say you should pick up.

Fair warning, Christmas week is usually fairly empty but I will still recommend some things you should check out.

Comics – $12

Amazing Spider-Man #700

The end of flagship series reaches its end with this issue. Pick up this issue to find out why Dan Slott is receiving death threats with his Doctor Octopus’s inside Peter Parker’s body story.

Justice League #15

Ivan Reis officially joins the Justice League creative team with art duties. There is no better way for the Aquaman artist than having a Justice League story dealing with Atlantis.

Movies – $11

Django Unchained

While I still plan to watch Les Miserables, Django Unchained‘s recent reviews have sold me to watch this movie as well. Not to mention, it is an original story that I may have more fun with.

Games – ???

You have a few dollars left over and a lot of choices. Everywhere is having special holiday deals. Xbox Live has their daily deals on various titles. Steam is having their holiday sale that changes everyday and with flash sales. Also, Humble Bundle is on sale for whatever price you deem necessary for the next seven days.

 

Enjoy the deals and great stories this week! See you next year for the first edition of Cheap Date for 2013.

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4 responses to “Cheap Date: Dec 26th”

  1. wwayne says :

    “Dan Slott is receiving death threats”: That doesn’t surprise me at all. Comic book fandom is a field full of nerd rage, so, if a writer does something controversial, death treats are something he/she must take into account. Especially if he/she works on an iconic character like Spider Man. That doesn’t mean that people menacing Slott are right, but that’s the way things go, when a writer does something out of the norms.
    Actually, Slott’s narrative choice is not outside of the norms at all. I bumped into something similar innumerous times in comic books, movies, novels and so on. Daredevil had to face the same narrative choice IN THE SIXTIES, and this makes you understand how old this stage trick is.

    • Danny says :

      While the whole mind switch idea has been used various times before (I guess the comic book version of “jumping the shark”), what happens in ASM #700 is quite different and the status change leading to Superior Spider-Man is unique. I can not say much more without spoiling it, but I have yet to see this kind of move done in this way.

      I’m hesitant to say I will like Superior Spider-Man when it comes out, but with what has happened; I am willing to give it a shot.

      • wwayne says :

        I’m willing to give a shot to some other Marvel NOW! series: I will order the trades of FF, Thunderbolts and Young Avengers. I’m a complete trade waiter.
        Another series you should try if you haven’t is Batman: Arkham Unhinged. It is pure awesomeness each month. Thank you for your reply! : )

      • Danny says :

        I have not been a fan of the Arkham Asylum/City game spin offs. Maybe it is because I played the game, but it just feels weird.

        As for Marvel NOW! series that I have enjoyed already that you may want to keep your eye on are All New X-Men, Avengers, and Deadpool. Of course, all of the books are really early and I can not wait see when one begins to stun us.

        And thank you for your continued support of the site. I definitely appreciate it.

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