My Latest Pull List – July 18th, 2012

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Weekly comic books are a big part of my life and below is a list of what I’ll be picking up this Wednesday along with cover artwork and previews courtesy of Comixology’s Pull List app.


Nine new books on my list this week.

  • AVENGERS ACADEMY #33 – I’m honestly looking forward to the AvX tie in ending here. It isn’t that I’m not enjoying the story, this is just a title that feels like one too many.
  • AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #8 – I love the way this series has picked up, but at the same time it feels like something big needs to happen here. The Phoenix Five aren’t likely to be the final threat and as the series transitions from Olivier Coipel to Adam Kubert it’s safe to expect there will be another fundamental shift in the balance of power.
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 – This relaunch sort of evolves from the Secret Avengers tie ins to AvX, but it seems an odd time for a new series with Marvel Now on the schedule. Regardless I’m happy to see the former Ms. Marvel back in the spotlight now that it’s been some time since her last series ended. Hopefully writer Kelly Sue DeConnick can do right by her.
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE #11 – I’m a few issues behind on this series and found myself unable to locate #10 when I tried to catch up.
  • NEW MUTANTS #46 – I’m way behind but it’s been announced that this is the title’s final arc so catching up won’t be an uphill battle.
  • SAGA #5 – Expectations were high for Brian K. Vaughan’s (Y – The Last Man, Ex Machina, Runaways) new series and it’s safe to say it’s a hit. There are certainly elements that don’t appeal to me, but I am becoming invested in these characters and their struggles.
  • UNCANNY X-MEN #16 – This series has seen the best of the AvX tie ins. Though it got some serious competition from the Iron Fist story in New Avengers.
  • X-FACTOR #240 – A story focusing on Layla Miller before the series heads into an arc that will change everything starting in #241. Peter David joked that the series was ending, but I’m not so sure it’s a joke.
  • X-MEN #32 – It hasn’t been announced that the now Brian Wood penned series is ending, but it’s just a matter of time. This title felt superfluous from the moment it was first announced.

Check back every week to see what’s on My Latest Pull List and please share your thoughts on these titles and everything you’re reading this week in the comments.

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