16 Apr 2013

On The Pull 17/04/2013

New comics are due to hit the shelves on Wednesday so here’s a look ahead at some of the books we’ll be picking up this week. To see what’s available at Paradox this week, click here.

Stewart R: Image and Marvel, Marvel and Image; that's all there seems to be these days realistically with a smattering of other publishers' wares making it into my hands each Wednesday, but then I'm actually okay with that! This week I'll make sure I'm up to date with my back issue reading - something I've become rather slack with in certain departments over the past few months - and give Chew #33 a proper going through as I've missed its bonkers, dark comedic edge. I managed to get through the debut of Five Ghosts: The Haunting Of Fabian Gray this very morning and so I'm all set for the second outing having enjoyed the brooding sense of mystery and tragedy that Frank J. Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham have established. A free issue of Top Cow's Cyber Force should certainly never be passed up - this week will mark the fourth instalment - and I've been looking forward to seeing where Marc Silvestri leads his protagonist and the rag-tag bunch of cybernetic resistance fighters that she's found herself in the company of. From the House of Ideas I'll be chomping at the bit to find out just how a potential Spider-Man/Avengers punch up pans out in Dan Slott's Superior Spider-Man #8, dive into X-Men Legacy #9 to see how David (Legion) and Ruth (Blindfold)'s burgeoning relationship continues to develop and also discover if the ever-present smirk of confidence gets knocked off of Tony Stark's face far out in the reaches of deep space within the pages of Iron Man #8.

Matt C: I thought my decision to quit buying DC Universe titles would help ease the pressure on my wallet, but obviously I wasn’t taking Image into proper consideration, as it’s fair to say they have now replaced the Time Warner subsidiary as the main competition for the House of Ideas as far as I’m concerned. No complaints though when you’re getting hold of the likes of Chew, Cyber Force, Danger Club (I’m a trade paperback convert to this great series!), Five Ghosts and Mara in one hit. Over at Marvel, while Age Of Ultron may well be turning into the disappointment I should have known it would be, Daredevil, Iron Man and Nova are still appealing to me (to varying degrees) and at Oni Press there’s a double helping of The Sixth Gun with the next instalments of the ongoing series and the excellent Sons Of The Gun mini arriving on the same day.

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