My Latest Pull List – January 16th, 2013

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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.

Eight new books again this week along with a couple of variant editions I’m likely to seek out.

  • ALL NEW X-MEN #6 – David Marquez from Ultimate Comics Spider-Man takes over on art for three issues after the sprint start to this series. I’m not terribly familiar with Marquez’s work, but we still get a great Stuart Immonen cover. I’m also getting the X-Men 50th Anniversary variant featuring Chris Bachalo’s Generation X. If having creators return to draw characters they’re most associated with is the theme for this year long set of variants I’ll be very happy.
  • BATMAN #16 – One of the side effects to Marvel Now’s ridiculous shipping schedule is that it makes it seem like years pass between issues of books that are shipping monthly. Even though it feels like it’s been forever since the last Batman it just adds to my anticipation of seeing what’s next.
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL #9 – This issue is solicited as a great jumping on point for the series, but I need to jump backwards and catch up on a lot of issues before reading it.
  • NEW AVENGERS #2 – The first issue of this series sold me on it almost instantly. A mysterious cosmic threat, the Illuminati, and Jonathan Hickman is a recipe for success.
  • SAGA #9 – I read an advance copy of this book, and it’s another solid issue focusing on the new face that showed up last issue and The Will.
  • SAVAGE WOLVERINE #1 – Despite Frank Cho and Shanna the She Devil, I think this will be another Marvel Now one-and-done for me. Skottie Young’s baby variant for this book may be one of the best of the set.
  • X-FACTOR #250 – It’s difficult not to think of Peter David’s recent health problems when considering this book and I wish him all the best. I’ve been around since issue one and seeing that it’s kept its numbering for this milestone is nice with all these new books shipping around it. Clay Mann’s variant cover for this issue will definitely be one I track down. I really like how it recaps the title’s history even if some of the costumes aren’t quite right. That’s the power of nostalgia right there.
  • X-Men #40 – End of an era… I guess. I wasn’t really a big proponent of this series and had serious misgivings from day one. In sharp contrast I am interested to see Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel’s Marvel Now relaunch of this book featuring Storm, Psylocke, Rogue, Kitty Pryde, and Rachel Summers.

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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