6 Aug 2013

On The Pull 07/08/2013

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 know my colleague James R will be frothing at the mouth in anticipation for this week’s major new release, Trillium #1, and while my enthusiasm probably doesn’t quite reach the same level as his, there’s no way I’m missing out on this. Jeff Lemire’s last project for Vertigo was the magnificent Sweet Tooth, and that’s more than enough reason to seek out Trillium (and I’ve barely checked out the plot synopsis, that's how confident I am). Of note from Image we have the sophomore instalments of two promising new series Satellite Sam and Sheltered. If I had to pick one over the other at this stage it would be the survivalist thriller Sheltered, but in all honesty they both effortlessly prove how far ahead of everyone else for new properties Image are at the moment. A quieter week from Marvel, with yet another issue of Avengers liable to be the highlight (inching us ever closer to Infinity), and last, but by no mean’s least, a mention for Oni Press’ rather fantastic supernatural Viking series, Helheim, a book that deserves to be spoken of in the same breath as write Cullen Bunn’s more high profile Oni title, The Sixth Gun.

Stewart R: Following the critical acclaim that came from his superb creator-owned effort, Sweet Tooth, much of the focus for this week's releases must surely fall upon Jeff Lemire's latest comic enterprise with Vertigo in the shape of Trillium, a love story set across space and time. Lemire is a proven master when it comes to emotion driven drama and something tells me that this is going to be one science fiction story that isn't afraid to play with the heartstrings. Elsewhere amongst the boxes containing this Wednesday's delivery I will be relishing the chance to get hold of the second chapter of Nick Spencer's Superior Foes Of Spider-Man. The debut was an unexpected gem, mixing an earthy grit with a superb sense of wry humour that I certainly hope is a repeated formula ongoing. On the subject of strong follow ups I've also high expectations for Catalyst Comix #2 from Joe Casey and Dark Horse. Casey is a writer who almost seems to find it second nature to build fictional worlds and I really enjoyed the vaguely overlapping edges of the separate plot threads found in the first issue. With any luck this latest instalment will expand on the characters that we've already been introduced to as well as widening the aperture to show more of such an interesting world.

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