18 Jun 2013

On The Pull 19/06/2013

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.

Matt C: I seem to have found myself in a position I’d rather not be in with regards to my pull-list. I’ve let myself get a bit behind on my reading and consequently I’ve got a pile of recent comics building up, and they're all just sitting there, unread. I don’t seem to be catching up on myself either, and that pile is getting bigger and bigger, so I would truly thank the maker for a quiet week, one where my pull-list is in single digits and I could get on top of things before they get completely out of control. Doesn’t look like that’ll be happening this week though! Age Of Ultron #10 is likely to be the one I go to first to see if Bendis can pull things back on track for the finale after a rather rickety ride (I’m not betting on it, though), but the one I’m looking forward to most is Wild Blue Yonder #1 from IDW. This was originally a Kickstarter project, one I narrowly missed out on, and it made me realise that I really needed to start paying attention to what’s going on in the comics section of Kickstarter. An – oh yes! – post-apocalyptic tale where man has taken to the skies above a ravaged Earth, the preview art looks great and it’s co-written by Mike Raicht of Stuff Of Legend fame, so that’s kind of what’s swaying me towards it in a big way.

There are a handful of other books from a several different publishers (including a trio of Avengers books, again!) and from Dark Horse I’m keen to pick up not only Dream Thief #2 (Justin from Thirteen Minutes turned me on to the brilliance of issue #1) but also the pulp heroics of Captain Midnight #0, which is penned by Masks And Mobsters scribe Joshua Williamson. I do note a new issue of Sixth Gun (alongside the latest chapter of the spin-off miniseries, Sons Of The Gun) is incoming from Oni Press, and as I’ve got the previous two instalments sitting in the aforementioned ‘unread’ pile, I really need to get my act together on that front!

Stewart R: It's another big week for DC on my pull-list after a not quite impressive enough start for Robert Venditti's Green Lantern tenure. This Wednesday I'll be hoping for more from Justin Johnson and Brad Walker when they settle into their respective chairs steering the fortunes of Kyle Walker over in Green Lantern: New Guardians #21. Walker has been an artist whose career I've been watching since his terrific stint on the old Guardians Of The Galaxy over at Marvel and I know he'll deliver us a good looking read. Batman And Batgirl #21 hits the stands as well and despite the fact that I've been enjoying parts of Tomasi's study of Bruce's cape and cowl encapsulated grief, I will admit I'm kinda wishing the end of this arc would come around a bit quicker to allow him to get back to the proper crimefighting storylines as this does feel like it's lingering too long.

It's a quiet time over at Image for me with only one book to collect, but since that is the sure to be riveting Revival #11 from Tim Seeley and Mike Norton I certainly won't be complaining too much and as I too will be picking up IDW's Wild Blue Yonder my guaranteed new comic series fix remains intact for yet another seven days. It's a big fat week over at Marvel and out of the six titles I'll be picking up I have to say that New Avengers #7 is the one I'm anticipating the most purely because it appears that Hickman is now going to take the time to address the hulking great battlefield elephant in the room that's sat looming over Namor and T'challa. Bring on the posturing and hand-rubbingly good dialogue!

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