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Weekly Pull #7

In The Pull List, Weekly Pull on February 19, 2014 at 15:30

Hopefully the rapidity of this week’s posting makes up for the tardiness (and paltriness) of the last one. If not, oh well… the weather is glorious and a long week(end) of stress ended last night for me, so I’m happy to have the chance to relax a bit today. This week saw the continuation of Gothtopia in Birds of Prey #28, the return of Kaine and Aracely in New Warriors #1, and the continuation of three other favorites of mine in Morning Glories #37, Uncanny X-Men #17, & X-Men #11. Oh… and of course Deadpool: The Gauntlet #7.

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Weekly Pull #6

In The Pull List, Weekly Pull on February 18, 2014 at 23:45

Apologies for taking so long, but graduate school does indeed take priority and this week that priority has precluded a formal update here. So I’m just going to provide a midnight hour, very barebones list of last week’s reads:

  • Injustice Year Two #3 [3/5]
    • For some reason, this series just isn’t grabbing me like it used to.
  • Deadpool: The Gauntlet #6 [4/5]
  • All-New X-Men #23 [4/5]
  • All-New X-Factor #3 [5/5]
  • She-Hulk #1 [4/5]
    • I’m still not sold on the art, but this was more enjoyable (and unique) than I expected.
  • Batman #28 [5/5]
    • A bit light, but truly exciting on multiple fronts. Probably disappointing for Harper Row haters.
  • Batgirl #28 [3/5]
    • I really liked Wanted, but I find this Silver character rather lackluster.
  • Legenderry #2 [4/5]
  • Astro City #9 [5/5]
  • Fatale #20 [5/5]
    • The first issue of the final arc. GO READ THIS SERIES NOW.

Weekly Pull #5

In The Pull List, Weekly Pull on February 6, 2014 at 01:50

As soon as they dropped the Level Two Snow Emergency down to Level One, I dug my car out of last night’s wintery deposit and braved the inconsistently-plowed roads to make it to the Laughing Ogre. At the forefront of my mind was, finally, Ms. Marvel #1, but that wasn’t all I picked up. This week also brought with it X-Men #10.NOW, Detective Comics #28, Revelations #2, and DC Comics Presents: Harley Quinn #1. Toss in Deadpool: The Gauntlet #5, and you’ve got a small but decent week to talk about.

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Weekly Pull #4

In The Pull List, Weekly Pull on January 31, 2014 at 23:07

By all rights this should have been a short list, but I lack restraint. So I bought a few unexpected issues after retrieving my week’s pull. In addition to finishing off the Bendis/Maleev Daredevil Ultimate Collection trades (volumes one through three) and the Brubaker/Phillips Incognito (the latter of which might end up reviewed sometime, if I have the chance), this week I read Guardians of the Galaxy #11.NOW, Avengers Assemble #23.INH, Catwoman #27, Fables #137, Inhumanity #2, Deadpool: The Gauntlet #4, Dead Boy Detectives #1 and #2, and Li’l Sonja #1.

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Weekly Pull #3

In The Pull List, Weekly Pull on January 24, 2014 at 16:58

This probably would have been written earlier had I not spent my time yesterday reading the Daredevil Ultimate Collection (Bendis/Maleev) Volume 1, which was fairly incredible (especially the “Wake Up” arc, which floored me and legitimately made my eyes water). But that’s tangential. As for single issues this week, I pulled All-New X-Men #22.NOWX-Men #9, Birds of Prey #27, All-New X-Factor #2, Li’l Bionic Kids #1, Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Two #2, and Deadpool: The Gauntlet #3.

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Weekly Pull #2.NOW

In The Pull List, Weekly Pull on January 17, 2014 at 16:24

It has been a pretty busy week for me, so you’re getting this a bit later than I wish (but hey, good thing I changed the naming system, eh?). This week I pulled All-New X-Men #21Uncanny X-Men #16, Batgirl #27, Velvet #3, Astro City #8, Li’l Battlestar Galactica #1, and Deadpool: The Gauntlet #1 – twice — & #2.

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Weekly Pull #1.NOW

In The Pull List, Weekly Pull on January 10, 2014 at 15:40

Okay, so the name is a bit of a joke at Marvel’s expense (seriously, how many times can you rename and reboot things?) but I decided that henceforth I’d rather just number these rather than use the date in the title, especially since I very rarely actually read or write on the actual release date. It also gives me an excuse for tossing in the occasional reviews for things not released on a given week if I so choose (for example, I’ve tossed in brief scores for last week’s unreviewed reads).

With that housekeeping out of the way, I present the first Weekly Pull of 2014! Read the rest of this entry »

All-New Weekly Pull: December 18

In The Pull List, Weekly Pull on December 19, 2013 at 18:43

The final Weekly Pull of 2013! Not that that’s really a big deal, but there it is. And since the next two Wednesdays are Christmas and New Years, this week kind of looks like the industry’s big year-end dump. In other words, one of the most expensive purchase days of the year. Here’s what I bought (and what I have to say). Read the rest of this entry »

All-New Weekly Pull: December 11+

In The Pull List, Weekly Pull on December 13, 2013 at 23:03

Well, I warned you it’d be a while since you heard for me. Turns out graduate school is no joke when it comes to final season. That said, I did manage to do some reading over the past couple weeks. Just not a lot of writing about it. In lieu of a traditional Weekly Pull rundown, I’m just going to list all the comics I read since last time with a “score.” And maybe a note or two. Read the rest of this entry »

All-New Weekly Pull: November 20

In The Pull List, Weekly Pull on November 20, 2013 at 16:42

I’ve been rather busy as the semester plunges into its final weeks, and as such this week’s weekly pull will be brief. Moreover, next week I will be flying home for Thanksgiving and won’t be able to pick up my comics before leaving, so… yeah.

Fables #135

I’m a sucker for completion, and admittedly that’s the main reason that this book is still on my pull: I hate the idea of dropping an arc halfway through. It’s not that Fables is bad; it’s just that it’s a long-running tale without the sort of payoff that I tend to look for in single issues. My plan has always been to read it all in trades, and this issue did nothing to change that plan. 3/5 [Indifferent]

Harley Quinn #0

I don’t know how I ended up liking Harley Quinn. I suspect it had something to do with the friends I made when I got into comics — a sort of HQ fanaticism pervaded. Regardless, I quickly came to love who she’d been, and that meant loathing who she’d become under New 52 management. I’ve been disinterested to mildly annoyed to outright offended by the various depictions of Harley I’ve seen over the last couple years’ worth of publication, so I was completely unprepared for how amazing this issue ended up being.

As a zero issue, it’s hard to say whether the tone and respect for Harley will properly carry over into the actual series, but Harley Quinn #0 did wonders for my optimism. The book features Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti — the regular writing/art team for the series — talking more or less directly with Harley via speech bubbles as she dreams of what a comic featuring her would be like were it made by a slew of different artists. The cover accurately boasts seventeen artists (even Bruce Timm), and it’s a blast to see so much variety handled so well. The overall theme is comic sprinkled with tragic and disturbing, which is precisely what one would hope for in a Harley-centric title.

I really think anyone who has ever loved Harley should give this issue a go. It was without a doubt the most pleasant surprise of the week, and I can only hope the actual series lives up to the expectations this introduction have generated. 5/5 [Loved It]

The Wake #5 (of 10)

As with any good miniseries, The Wake isn’t something you can jump into partway through. It’s designed as a single cohesive narrative and presented as such, with this issue crowning the first half of the series in a thoroughly satisfying way. The second half doesn’t kick off until February, giving you plenty of time to hunt down and read Part One in its entirety. If you’re interested in a story part underwater sci-fi, part mythological horror, this is for you. 5/5 [Loved It]

Uncanny X-Men #14

Despite how long the book has been running, we’ve been given precious little insight as to what “learning” takes place under Scott and co.’s tutelage, and it was about time that changed. This issue sees Emma take the lead on brushing up Benjamin’s skill sets, though the word “unorthodox” barely scratches the surface of how questionable her teaching methods are. I continue to enjoy Bachalo’s art and Bendis’s talent for humorous banter (Illyana’s dryness is fantastic), but I can almost hear the eyes rolling and the teeth grating from fans who feel these teachers have officially lost it. 4/5 [Liked It]

X-Men #7

I’m going to dodge the obvious bullets and just say that Monet & Karima as major players in this team excite me despite not having previously read anything with either. I hope that this arc turns out well, because from the sounds of it the critics are going to start going extra hard on this title going forward. 4/5 [Liked It]

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