8 Oct 2013

On The Pull 09/10/2013

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: Following on from two sterling issues, the comic I'm looking forward to this Wednesday, with near-vibrational excitement, has to be Dan Boultwood and Titan Comic's It Came! #3. Consistent comedy in the comic medium is not an easy thing to sustain, yet in Boultwood's tongue-in-cheek, B-Movie tale he's been managing to eek out an impressive quota of nearly one guffaw, chuckle or cackle a page! There's definitely going to be no joviality in Paul Jenkins' Deathmatch #10 this week as we get the the incredibly tight end of the lethal battle royal with only four participants left and many questions remaining unanswered at this time as to why the world's finest and villainous have been duking it out to the bloody end. There are a couple of new titles to be studied and assessed: I previewed Rocket Girl #1 in a previous Ten Forward piece and I have a good feeling about this time-travelling tale with delightful art from Amy Reeder, while I'm also going to be giving Geof Darrow's Shaolin Cowboy #1 a look. The preview art is impressive and I just love the tag line; 'The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a chainsaw!' It also appears that this will be a book less about dialogue and more about visual storytelling and since I'm new to Darrow's work I'm eager to find out what he can deliver. Having reached the halfway mark of his Infinity series, I'm hoping that Jonathan Hickman can maintain the hugely impressive drive and epic feel of his plot and lead in to the grand finale in a couple of issues time with a sense of urgency and importance. It's been a rip-roaring tale thus far and I've fingers crossed that issue #4 proves to be one of the books of the week.

Matt C: Amongst the usual suspects (Infinity! Think Tank!) three new titles find their way on my pull-list. Coffin Hill, because the previews appeared in the back of various Vertigo titles over the last month, the art was appealing and the imprint seems like it may be on a roll again, so what the hell. Three because Kieron Gillen's a clever man and he must have a decent story up his sleeve to play around in the same era as Frank Miller's genre-defining 300. Then there's Death Sentence #1 from Titan Comics which has been building a significant amount of buzz for some time now, enough that it practically demands to be investigated. I aim to report back with my findings on Sunday evening!

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