Monday, August 3, 2009

TYL Giveaway Day 3 - Joe Kelly's I Kill Giants

The Weekly Crisis's Two Years Later anniversary celebration marches on! Today's giveaway is the runner up for my Best Miniseries of 2008, Joe Kelly's I Kill Giants.

Did you miss I Kill Giants the first time around or were too afraid to take the chance on a trade? Well, hit the jump for your chance to win a copy of your own!

But first, don't forget to sign up for our Day 2 giveaway to win a copy of Jason Aaron's Scalped Vol 1: Indian Country!

How To Win

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below with your:
  • name
  • email address (use username AT email DOT com if you are afraid of spammers getting your email address. ex: weeklycrisis AT gmail DOT com =
  • Tell us what you love about the Weekly Crisis and/or what we can do to improve the blog (doesn't have to be anything long or detailed. Can be as simple as "love the reviews" or "would like to see more primers and news posts" or whatever you love or think needs improving)
That's it! Simple enough, right? Be sure to check out the contest rules & regulations for information on things such as which countries are eligable, if shipping costs apply to you, etc.

Contest has ended. Good luck to all who entered and stay tuned for more contests in the future!

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Anonymous said...

Christopher Peterson
DragonKnight900 AT hotmail DOT com

Love the conversations regarding upcoming solicits and bought / thought.
Great job reviewing books. I have picked up Incredible Hercules b/c of you guys and have never been happier.
Moments of the Week = Win.


Some scans along with the reviews, let the reader know what was going on.

Cover Invincible and The Walking Dead . . . love both of these titles but I don't feel like I see them regularly reviewed or mentioned.

Chris said...

Chris Bilko

Love what you've done with the blog. I like the power rankings because it covers what I am reading alot more that Kirks reviews. I also am enjoying the new thought on solicitations column.

I would like to see more reader questions on what they think of things, and then complile the opinions into an article like you did last year. Those were pretty cool and informative

about me! said...

Mathew Quitney

I love the moments of the week, just wish there were more every week.

Maybe check out a new smaller book every month. I've been dropping marvel books like crazy and am looking for something new to replace them.

Anonymous said...

Travis Waltz

I check your site at least once a day and honestly say it is one of the better comic book sites out there. That being said, the only suggestions that I would make can be summed up in one word: MORE. MORE MORE MORE. The charm of your site (and conversly, it's writers) is the fact that you are getting reasonable opinions about comic book (and comic book related products) from people that you could imagine yourself sitting down and talking to about those products and that is really something special. So, due to the fact that what you do is already pretty darn good in my opinion, more is the only thing I would suggest. Thanks for having a great site!

Anonymous said...

David Warren
d.t.warren AT gmail DOT com

The thing i would change to improve things would be to drop the "Must Read" as your top honors. A lot of times that just seems really strong to see a whole week of "Must Read's". Having another top rank like "Buy It" (to go above "Check It") would make sure people know something's good, then if you REALLY want to emphasize something you could call it a Must Read. It would be used less often and hold more impact.

cphpitts said...

Chris Pitts
cphpitts AT gmail DOT com

Love the moments of the week. Great way to get the highlights of books I don't read.

Anonymous said...

Zach Marcus
zach.marcus AT gmail dOt com
I love the weekly reviews, and reading your site got me back into comics, and I am actually an intern at Marvel comics right now.

To improve I would say bring back the Top ten lists, and do must read independent comics.

Anonymous said...

David G
davidscottg at yahoo dot com

Your blog is the only comics-related blog on my RSS feed and I read most of your posts. I primarily enjoy the reviews, as I am a wait for trade reader, and decide which trade books to purchase largely based on your reviews. I also appreciate being able to keep up with the larger comic universes through your summaries of the books I do not read.

Matt Ampersand said...

@Zach Marcus: We still do the Top Ten Tuesdays, it's just that they usually take a lot of time and effort to put together, so we don't make as many of them.

Andrenn said...

Andrenn Jones
I really love just about everything here at the crisis, the reviews, collection reviews, top 10's, it's all stuff I find appealing and enjoyable and it's what has kept me coming back for over a year now.

Anonymous said...

more articles by somebody who had is short lived blog before joining you over. It has this some trading card post. It was probably matt but can't be sure so sorry about that.

Love the random thoughts. If more reviews could be included it'd be great.

Kinda liked how you had detailed ramblings on stuff about comics. I could really read more of that.

Bring back top 10 Tuesdays please. And if you could add missing content from archives.

Ryan K Lindsay said...

I gotta say that I love that you guys are on Twitter, gives the site a better atmosphere as it is written by people you, almost, know.
But I would say the greatest thing is it feels like news and reviews by the man on the street; not peopl trying to polish anyonee's helmet and not bitter/excitable fanboys, just news from dudes who read comics. I feel like I can relate to what you say and how you say it.
Ryan Lindsay

Shana Jean said...

Shana Jean Hausman

I like the cover of the week thing. I haven't been following this blog for long, but so far I like it. There are lots of pictures and it looks spiffy.

lawrance choi said...

Lawrance Choi

Keep up the good reviews!

Christopher Duran said...

Christopher Duran

Love the site. Very well thought and original articles. Could do with a sleeker site design...maybe not even that far though. Maybe a better sidebar even. These are nitpicks none the less.

Andrew said...

Andrew Trevelise

ajt5031 AT gmail DOT com

The Weekly Crisis has the best reviews on the internet. I also love the opinion pieces and commentary on the moments of the week.

jwcraw said...

Jacob Crawford

jwcraw180 AT

Weekly Crisis gives me something to read when I'm at work. Its good readin'.

John Schemitsch said...

John Schemitsch

John.Schemitsch AT gmail DOT com

I really like how you pick out Cover of the Week. I also like your overall comparisons and analyses of big events.

Daniel Woburn said...

Daniel Woburn

danielwoburn AT hotmail DOT com

Pros: everything, man. one of the most clear, succint comic blogs i've seen on the net. the posts are really easily digestible, which is good. all of you guys, Kirk, Matt, Eric and Ryan - you all have such distinct styles to your posts, and such varying tastes that it makes it refreshing to read all your reviews and opinions.

Cons: I don't really have any. I'd just like to see more of Eric's Soapboxes, his collection of random thoughts? Those posts are my favourite, along with Moments of the Week. It'd add a great touch if Ryan put more pictures in his Power Rankings.

Also, I love Eric's Trade Waiting column - but I run into a problem in my comic buying habits when I want to switch from monthlies to trades. What is the jumping off point? for example, I purchased Invincible Iron Man #1-6 but then decided to wait for the second arc. #7, the stand-alone issue featuring Spider-Man, ended up being included in the first trade (which has led to me tracking down the issue on ebay). I know you can't tell the future, but some sort of guide for trade waiting on ongoings would be cool. like, I just started getting into Green Lantern "Sinestro Corps War" trades (because of this site, the reviews on those issues and Moments of the Week!), but i'm at a loss as to which volumes to purchase in which order - including the Green Lantern Corps trades. so I think sometimes it could be a cool feature of Trade Waiting, say if you're reviewing the Secret Invasion trade, to then give a list of relevant tie-in trades (like New Avengers and Mighty Avengers).
just a thought, but hey, give the crazy guy the microphone, you see what happens...
happy 2 year anniversary anyway guys, I absolutely love frequenting this place. my own attempt at a blog failed completely when I realised just how much effort you guys put into this, so I just wanted to say thanks for all the time you put in!

El Sr. Lado Brillante said...

Francisco Torres

Love the Top 10 Tuesdays.

Would like to see more Top 10 Tuesdays.

Parallax207 said...

Patrick Barker

I have loved this blog since I caught it a few months after it started... My favorite thing from the Blog was the Hercules thumbs up banner that would greet me. Keep it up

PMMJ said...

Paul M. M. Jacobus
paul at otd dot com

Love the site, would love to see more primers, and reviews of graphic novels, and runs on books (i.e., where's Green Lantern now, and what comes next?) More solid analyses, like you've been doing.

Anonymous said...

Warwick Johnson

I love the moments of the week, especially the moments of the weak which are always hilarious. I would really like to see more pieces like "What Marvel/DC is doing wrong" editorials.

Brad said...

Brad McKinney
bradmckinney AT yahoo DOT com

Plus - Love the combing of Previews for good stuff. Really appreciate the acknowledgement that more and more of us are reading trade paperbacks - liking the Trade Waiting column.

Minus - Not hard to figure out what floats your boat (War of Kings or Blackest Night are the most recent examples), and while I love your fan-boy enthusiasm, I'd like more broad coverage/reviews. What about more about titles from Boom!, Oni, IDW, Dark Horse, etc.?

Neil said...

Neil Blumengarten
nblumeng AT gmail DOT com
I love the Comic Book Moments of the Week. I really enjoy reading through them each week and I especially love that a moment doesn't have to be a good moment. Sometimes the silly or just plain bad moments are the best!

Anonymous said...

Mike Panetta

mikedlp at gmail dot com

I love Ryan's Power Rankings, and the original articles like the one about Amazing Spider-Man sales. You guys are very honest in your comic reviews and are not afraid to point out things you didn't like.

Anonymous said...

Okman Zeng
unvrknew AT gmail DOT com

I've been reading this website ever since I started reading comic books, so I got a ton of respect for the amount of work put into this blog.

Can't think of many real improvements, maybe you guys should try to do more "comparison" posts, where all of you guys review the same books, just to see how your opinions differ/concur. T'would be interesting.

Joe Tutterow said...

Joe Tutterow

I really like the spoiler free reviews. Or at least mostly. I enjoy reading your reviews for recommendations on what to buy without having to worry about being retold the entire happenings of the book in detail. That said, your spoilered reviews are still just as fun, taking a different approach to critique the issue. Although I hope thats only done for high-profile books that most people would read anyways.

Tim said...

Tim Veilleux

monkeyinterrupted AT gmail DOT com

I like the reviews and moments of the week. I personally, don't mind spoilers. I usually don't read a review if it's a book I'm planning on reading later, after which I'll come back and read the review. What I'd probably like to see is more "second opinion" type reviews. I mean, people's tastes are so different, so I like getting some additional perspective. Another fun idea might be an occasional open thread. Maybe once a week. Just to nerd out in. Otherwise, keep up the good work!

Mike Miller said...

Michael Miller

I love the Moments of the Week! The Guest Articles are great too! Keep up the good work guys!

Flip The Page said...

Max Barnard

Gotta love the moments of the week (they usually help me decide what comics I'm going to buy) but you're not confrontational enough. The closest you've come to controversy is Ryan not really liking Detective Comics #854. BE MORE ANGRY

Flythe said...

Kevin Flythe

Weekly Crisis is hands down the best comic blog there is. Have always loved the reviews, and am digging the new power rankings. Also enjoy Trade Waiting. All of the above have helped me get the best books for my dollar. Also really love the in-depth articles you occasionally do (such as the recent Sirens/Diva comparison, and my all-time favorite "What DC is doing wrong").

If anything could improve the site, it would be more indie coverage. I'm a huge Big Two fanboy, but I'd like to support and enjoy some indie books, it's just that I hear so little about them it's hard for me to take a chance. I trust your reviews, and could see the Crisis turning me on to a number of new books I'd otherwise never try.

brandon said...

brandon b.

geekgoggles AT gmail DOT com

What I like best about weeklycrisis is that there are daily posts from multiple sources covering a variety of topics (reviews, previews, trades, etc). I also like the general participation through the comments.

One item I would like to see more of is a speculations type column. Start up a thread about where comic X is going or where creator Y's head is at. Might generate more activity on the slower days.

Anonymous said...

david DOT miller AT corepoweryoga DOT com

I really enjoy your site. Unlike a reader above I love it that you guys aren't angry about comics. Comics are escapist fun for me and I like to read reviews from people that actually read comics for fun rather than as some bizarre form of masochism.

I gravitated over here for Ryan's power rankings but have been impressed by other material here, specifically Kirk's reviews and the moments of the week.

I'd also like there to be more reviews for non-Marvel/DC books.

Otherwise, top-notch work - thanks for the efforts!

Anonymous said...

Frank Ojeda

Great stuff. You guys do a great job of covering a wide range in the comic book world.

Keep up the good work and I will keep up on the reading of it.

Anonymous said...

Craig Hewitt
chewitt AT provak DOT org

I'm new to the blog, but am liking what I've seen so far. Added to my favorites.

al said...

Aaron Alumbaugh

Big fan of Moments of the week. I like the big event primers also. Very helpful.

Prime Minister Whaley said...

Brandon Whaley
primewax AT gmail DOT com

I just came upon this website sometime last week, and I think its possible I've read the entire site. While I don't always agree with the opinions, they are easily respected. I love the Moment of the Week. Good stuff. I haven't seen anything I don't like as of yet. I like the fact that everything isn't Marvel/DC, like this post proves. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Mark Hill
hillkram AT gmail DOT com

I dont read all the reviews (just ones about books im interested in), but loved the image based ones you did for Blackest Night. Agree with some other commenter about Ryan should have some images in his reviews. They just sort of blend into each other and I lose focus half way through. Moments of the Week are my favourite.

Walnut said...

Molly McIsaac

heyheymamawolf AT gmail DOT com

You have a nifty layout, clever tweets, and good articles.

Anonymous said...

Blaven Jaramillo
blaven_jaramillo AT hotmail DOT com

I love the moments of the week and I check back here regularly. Your reviews are really well done and they carry alot of weight in what comics I decide to read/buy. The effort you put into the site is amazing. Keep doing what youre doing.

Anonymous said...

Mark Evans
mrevansrm AT yahoo DOT com

I enjoy the spoiler panels and humerous bits from "Moments of the Week" The more spoilers the better.

Anonymous said...

Neal Barnett
ion293 AT yahoo DOT com

I love the reviews. I would only suggest doing more for every week! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Jason Sambajon
sambajonj AT gmail DOT com

Love the review love the site. Couple of things -
You did take the review rating system straight from IGN. Although they have changed their system, it wouldn't hurt to come up with your own. The material covered has definitely been varied especially with the additional help, but its always a good thing to cover lesser known comics and people. Its not bad or urgent, just saying there are plenty of lesser selling comics out there that would benefit from any word of mouth. otherwise, good job

Between the Panels said...

William Goodman

I don't have any real issues with the way you are running things now. If you had asked this question before the relaunch of the site, I might have a different response. I love the new direction of the site, so keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Jason Sambajon

not an entry but an edit: Kirk pointed out that the review system was not taken from IGN's old comic system. Was just coincidence and not intentional if t. Not sure if an edit post was necessary, but did wanna say.

Yossarian said...

Evan Flietner
evflietner AT hotmail DOT com

I love the site and consider it hands down the best comic review site on the web. One thing that would be interesting to see is a column dedicated to showcasing the bests book in a certain genre, i.e. crime, western, etc.

Anonymous said...

Raghu Menon
rmenon AT westpac DOT com DOT au

I love the site, but I m not getting any work done here, can you please make the site a little less addictive?

David said...

David Bedard
bedardavid at gmail dot com

I like longer-form posts, the ones that are more editorial articles than the actual reviews. For example, the Marvel Wednesday Comics article was one I really liked. It forces you to actually think of comics as a medium and not just thinking about if "This issue rocked!" or "This issue sucked!".

KentL said...

Kent L.
k_t_lorenz AT yahoo DOT com

Honestly, there's not much I don't like. I really enjoyed the lead up features for Blackest Night and War of Kings. Good stuff. I also really like the cover of the week feature.

Sahil Ganguly said...

Sahil Ganguly

sahil.ganguly at

I came across WC when I just googled comic book blogs. I'm so glad that I did! :)

Mike Davidson said...

Mike Davidson
raptorsg AT gmail DOT com

My favorite feature is definitely the moments of the week. It's a bit invaluable, really, since being a comic fan usually means a commitment to knowing the current status of hundreds of characters in a shared universe. On a fixed comics budget, that's impossible.

detectiveman said...

Chase Warren

I like the Moments of the week the best, a must when you cannot afford to purchase all, but want to stay up to date w/ the great.

Matthew said...

Matthew Morrison
nathandarcy AT gmail DOT com

More Trade Waiting would be great, plus perhaps looking back at storylines that occurred before your blog began but are still having an effect on the various universes.

Yong Ho said...

Found this great site while searching for solid comic book reviews on my phone. Awesome site, guys!

Paul Paik

Justin said...

Justin Ono

Slayeroni AT yahoo DOT com

i love the power rankings and the covers of the week. i would like to see a little more DC/Vertigo coverage because sometimes it feels a little marvel heavy.

Eric said...

Eric Brown

The Weekly Crisis does a fantastic job of covering a wide variety of superhero comics. I mean, I suppose y'all could cover some more indie comics, but I'm fine with this just as it is.

blackeyes said...

Pham Duy Nguyen
phamduynguyen AT gmail DOT com

love your reviews and moment of the week, would use a liitle more indie love

DoctorMarmalade said...

Matthew Perutz
Weekly crisis is a fantastic site for comic reviews and discussion, but two things could be improved. Also, more marvel primers would be nice. I still love the quickness of your posts and the efforts at getting us readers up to date.

Chad said...

Chad Biggar
I love the site. It does a really good job of honest reviews without fluff. I enjoy the primers when a new series/crossovers start.

Julian said...

Julián Vásquez
Your moments of the week are awesome, but I wish to read a little more on other than DC and Marvel oriented reviews

Anonymous said...


I enjpoy being able to keep up with things I don't read.

I would prefer that it be easier to search the website's archives though.