25 Jun 2013

On The Pull 26/09/2013


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: Holy hell, that’s one busy week of comics heading our way! My count is 19 titles, which – if you recall me whinging about my pile of unread comics last week – is too much, far more than I can get through in seven days as things currently stand, so some chops need to me made. With that in mind, Guardians Of The Galaxy and Nova, you’re out. It’s been nice knowing you (well, sort of) but while you both started off really well, it’s been downhill (at different speeds, albeit) ever since. Unfortunately, for my wallet, those are the only two spots that can be vacated. In fact, there are two new titles I’m actually adding: the first is Mouse Guard: Legends Of The Guard Vol. 2 (because I will always buy any new Mouse Guard comics) but the biggie is Lazarus #1 from Greg Rucka and Michael Lark. Ever since the magnificent Gotham Central, you put Rucka and Lark together on something and you’ve immediately got my money, no matter what it is. I know very little about Lazarus (dystopian future – yep, one of those again!) but that’ll add to the surprise because I’m pretty sure it’ll be great – these guys weave a certain kind of magic together! Elsewhere on my bustling pull-list (which includes seven – SEVEN – Image books!) highlights include the eagerly awaited second issues of The Wake, Jupiter’s Legacy and X-Men. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some reading to catch up on!

Stewart R: OW-U-CHA! That's one hefty fudging pull-list right there! Blimey guv'nor, are those lords in those comic publishin' mansions tryin' to pinch a pocket or two? Ummm, so yeah, close to twenty titles currently lined up on my pull-list, so let's attack this in short sharp bursts shall we?? There's a good showing from Dark Horse as is gradually becoming the case with The Massive, Mind MGMT, Amala's Blade all guaranteed a spot in my weekly reading. Brian Wood's tale of survival and a slowly crumbling crew is always entertaining and I will say that I have to make a point of catching up with Matt Kindt's crazy mental powers and abilities book having let it slip recently. I'll be giving yet another DC Lanterns title a go with Charles Soule and Alessandro Vitti's Red Lanterns #21. I've no idea what Mr Soule's previous is like, but Vitti is a strong artist, I'm a sucker for a Guy Gardner story, and so will invest in this first gambit for the new creative team at least. This'll be the last time I pick up a copy of Mike Carey's Unrwitten for a while at #50, having bought, yet not read the last 30 odd issues (madness I tell you) while the other must read Vertigo title is Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy's The Wake #2 which I am super psyched for.

*pause for breath*

And then here comes Image with another stupidly strong week including Joe Casey's Bounce #2 and Sex #4. The former will hopefully continue on from the strong superheroic debut while the later seems to be a slowburner that is building the tension chapter after chapter. We'll see how Mark Millar's second issue of Jupiter's Legacy goes following a strong first outing and hopefully we'll find the Scottish author in a consistent mood! We wouldn't have a normal Image week without a brand spanking new comic book and luckily Greg Rucka and Michael Lark are around to give us Lazarus #1 which I'm expecting to be a very gritty and dark affair. Meanwhile at Marvel I'm excited to see Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel's X-Men #2 to be in this Wednesday after that top quality start and cannot wait to see what John Sublime's sister has in store for the mutants. Guardians Of The Galaxy #4 could be my last dive into Brian Michael Bendis' tenure on the book unless he starts giving some proper character time and development to the members of the titular team, while his Uncanny X-Men on the other hand is pretty darn safe as I've been enjoying the Limbo-based antics captured with the help of Frazier Irving's growing visual skills. There are others I could talk about, but I think I'll save the last breath for Antarctic Press' Crawling Sky #4 which is the finale of a horror western story that has been a terrific little read over the past few months. I'm not sure how it'll end, but it'll certainly be worth a look in collected form if you're a fan of the genre.

1 comment:

Badger said...

Just got back from Andy's with 39 comics costing me £89,now that's just bonkers,some things got to give,on a good note some very fine titles your picking up this week guys and on your recommendation I've picked up Lazarus today.
Happy reading guys.