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My Latest Pull List – June 4th, 2014

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Eight books on my list and unfortunately not much time to talk about them. I worry for what that suggests for my reading time… Have a great week, everyone!

  • ALL-NEW X-FACTOR #9 - It’s not as challenging as a weekly schedule, but the bi-weekly shipping of the All-New Marvel Now line makes it so easy to fall behind. I’m not quite up-to-date here, but I love Peter David’s new direction for X-Factor.
  • AMAZING X-MEN #8 - I couldn’t be more excited for the return of Craig Kyle and Chris Yost to the X-Men line, even if the first issue features a Wolverine/Wendigo story.
  • AMAZING X-MEN ANNUAL #1 - I’m committed to the Amazing X-Men title, particularly with the new creative team. This was an issue I’m seriously considering skipping though. Sal Larooca’s art would have held a lot of appeal at one time, but even that isn’t enough to make this a “must buy.”
  • BATMAN ETERNAL #9 - OK. A weekly title is just too much for my reading schedule. I like that DC is delivering a weekly dose of Scott Snyder’s Batman, but I’d enjoy it a lot more if I had time to keep up. The main things keeping me on board are the promise that the main Batman series will tie into Batman Eternal after Zero Year, and the false hope that I’ll catch up before then.
  • CYCLOPS #2 - I still don’t believe there’s a real need for this title, but as expected I loved Greg Rucka, Russell Dautermann, and Chris Sotomayor’s first issue. I’ll be sticking with this title for the duration, which I’m assuming will come when young Cyclops rejoins the original five in the pages of All-New X-Men. Alexander Lozano’s cover art is an added bonus.
  • MAGNETO #5 - Much like Cyclops, I question whether the current line of solo X-Men titles are really necessary as these characters already get a lot of panel time. I wasn’t as taken with this series as I was with Cyclops, but it’s certainly winning me over. 
  • MOON KNIGHT #4 - Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey’s take on Moon Knight is quite frankly amazing. I’ve always been a fan of the character and this is shaping up to be a brilliant treatment of Marc Spector. The series so far has focused on single issue stories, but I’m expecting things to come together over time much like Ellis’ Secret Avengers and Thunderbolts runs. 
  • ORIGINAL SIN #3 - I’m not completely sold on what’s going on here given all of the obscure villains and space bullets, but I’m intrigued enough to continue and this will likely be the first book I read this Wednesday.

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

Check back every week to see what’s on My Latest Pull List and share your thoughts what you’re reading this week.

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My Latest Pull List – May 28th, 2014

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I’d thought this was going to be a light week based on my Marvel books, but the final number for my list is eight new books.

  • AVENGERS #30 - Even with a long weekend, I only managed to get through Original Sin #2 and still need to read Avengers #29 before I can get to this.
  • BATMAN ETERNAL #8 - A weekly title might just be too much for me. If DC paired digital copies with all of their books there’s no way I’d be behind on this book.
  • BATMAN #31 - Always happy to see this on my list. Zero Year has been running for a long time and I’m still enjoying every issue.
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #15 - Last issue was interesting. Not sure how I feel about the inlusion of Venom, but the first issue following The Trial of Jean Grey was enough to keep me on board.
  • HALO ESCALATION #6 - Waiting to read this series in its entirety.
  • SERENITY LEAVES ON THE WIND #5 - Waiting to read this series in its entirety.
  • THANOS ANNUAL #1 - This will be a call in the store.
  • UNCANNY AVENGERS #20 - I’m enjoying this arc (didn’t care for the annual a few weeks ago apart from the Art Adams cover). My only concern is that the book feels more and more out of touch with the Marvel Universe. That may all be changing with the announcement of the Remender’s upcoming AXIS event.

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

Check back every week to see what’s on My Latest Pull List and share your thoughts what you’re reading this week.

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My Latest Pull List – May 21st, 2014

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I always knew this day would come… eleven new books on my list, only five that I’m up-to-date on.

  • ALL-NEW FACTOR #8 - No comment.
  • AMAZING X-MEN #7 - Firestar joining the X-Men was a huge part of this title’s appeal, but the real payoff is in this issue. Spider-Man guest stars alongside his amazing friends, Bobby Drake and Angelica Jones.
  • BATMAN ETERNAL #7 - No comment.
  • FOREVER EVIL #7 - OK. It has been a long time.
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE #30 - No comment.
  • MAGNETO #4 - No comment.
  • ORIGINAL SIN #2 - I’m into this event so far. Looking forward to pairing this with last week’s Avengers #29.
  • SAGA #19 - Excited to see this return.
  • UNCANNY X-MEN #21 - All of Bendis’ X-Men work has been great. This will be the first book I read this week.
  • WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #4 - No comment.
  • X-MEN #14 - No comment.

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

Check back every week to see what’s on My Latest Pull List and share your thoughts what you’re reading this week.

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My Latest Pull List – May 14th, 2014

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Seven new books on my list this week. Looks like I won’t be picking them up until Thursday though. Vivre de Belgique – ptb

  • ALL-NEW X-MEN #27 - Without question my favorite Marvel title right now. I had the return of the villains on the cover spoiled for me months ago, but I was so caught up in the events of issue #26 that their appearance on the final pages still took me a bit by surprise.
  • AVENGERS #29 - An Original Sin tie-in. I’ve fallen behind on this and New Avengers but I managed to make up some ground last night. I’m honestly looking forward to how the series will tie into Marvel’s big Summer event, but not as much as I’m enjoying the fact that I just found what appears to be an episode of a Silver Surfer cartoon on live tv – features Zenn-La, the Kree, Skrulls, Galactus, and the Watcher.
  • BATMAN ETERNAL #6 - My available reading time is not conducive to the weekly shipping schedule of this series. I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read so far, but there’s so much more to read.
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL #3 - I like where this relaunch is headed. Still need to read issue #2, but the cosmic adventures of Carol Danvers in space works for me.
  • NEW AVENGERS #18 - Nearly caught up on this, but issue #17 advised me to read Avengers #28 before continuing. I should be caught up by the time I get my books this week.
  • NIGHTCRAWLER #2 - Not at all sure I’ll continue with this series, but the cover was enough to keep it on my list this week.
  • X-FORCE #5 - I go back and forth with how I’m feeling about this series. The pairing of Cable and Psylocke has a lot of appeal, but the absence of Hope and the series’ mission so far puts it at minus 2. Going to keep giving it a chance.

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

Check back every week to see what’s on My Latest Pull List and share your thoughts what you’re reading this week.

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My Latest Pull List – May 7th, 2014

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Eight new books on my list this week.

  • ALL-NEW X-FACTOR #7 - Can’t believe how many issue of this series have shipped since this debuted earlier this year. I’m hoping that it will settle into a monthly schedule soon.
  • BATMAN ETERNAL #5 - Another week, another issue. It’s challenge finding reading time to keep up but I love that there’s more every Wednesday.
  • CYCLOPS #1 - Officially, I don’t think this book needs to exist, but I will buy it, read it, and probably love it. Greg Rucka is writing this new series featuring the space-faring adventures of the time-displaced Scott Summers from the pages of Brian Bendis’ All-New X-Men. While I haven’t followed much of Rucka’s other work, his current Image Comics series Lazarus has become one of the titles I anticipate most each month. 
  • MAGNETO #3 - I blame the Marvel Now double shipping schedule for falling behind on some of the books I follow, but I fell behind on this and Moon Knight as well and they’re as monthly as can be.
  • MOOK KNIGHT #3 - See above.
  • NEW 52 FUTURES END #1 - This looks interesting enough to check out the first issue. Batman Beyond in the regular DC Universe has a lot to do with that. The fact that this is a second long-term weekly book DC is asking fans to commit to does not bode well for it staying on my list.
  • ORIGINAL SIN #1 - I’m intrigued here. The zero issue was a nice setup and I’m looking forward to Marvel’s latest Summer event series. The promotional rubber Watcher eyeballs were an odd touch, particularly the energy crackling around the iris and pupil all of which the Watcher lacks.
  • X-MEN: NO MORE HUMANS - The latest in Marvel’s new line of original graphic novels (distinct from a collection of monthly releases) is arguably the book I’m most looking forward to this week. I’m a huge fan of Mike Carey’s X-Men work and I’m honestly thrilled to see more of it.

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

Check back every week to see what’s on My Latest Pull List and share your thoughts what you’re reading this week.