28 Jun 2016

On The Pull 29/06/2016


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.

Andy H: It's a fifth week in the world of monthly comic releases this week so, on paper at least, it could be a quiet pull-list for some of us. Of course I could be wrong. First out of the gate is Jupiter's Legacy Vol.2 #1 as Frank Quitely reunites with Mark Millar to continue where they left off last year. I seem to remember enjoying the first arc but it was a while ago so forgive my poor memory. Looking forward to it though! Not a lot from DC but I'll have to pick up Dark Knight III: The Master Race #5. It may be running behind schedule but it's been a fun read so far, in a grim kind of way. Hopefully the controversy over issue #1 of Captain America: Steve Rogers has died down a bit now as #2 is out this week. So, will this put some minds at rest or stir up more of a hornet's nest? I have faith in the creative team of Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz, I hope they don't make me eat my words. Some of you may be aware of Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion's web series Con Man. Now we can read the adventures of Spectrum, the fictional show featured in Con Man. Written by series creators Pj Haarsma and Alan Tudyk, Con Man's Spectrum #1 should be a treat for fans of the series and a good introduction for those yet to dip their toes in. Finally, I'll be getting my steampunk hit from Lady Mechanika: Lost Boys Of West Abbey #2. Only a two-issue story this time round but the art of Joe Benitez wins me over every time and writer M Chan has really fleshed out the characters. It may be a quieter week but still plenty of good reading to be had!

Matt C: Yes, there's Jupiter's Legacy Vol. 2 which should have Mark Millar on top form, emboldened by the illustrative brilliance of Frank Quitely, and yes there's the next instalment of Dark Knight III which will hopefully get things on track again after a wobbly fourth issue, and yes there's the second outing for the relaunched Captain America: Steve Rogers which should get people off the topic of Brexit and back to the important stuff like whether Cap is a Nazi or not, but I'm sure you're all aware of these fine publications (and several others besides) that are due to hit the shelves this Wednesday. What I want to draw your attention to, in case you may have missed it on the list, is the first trade paperback collection of The Vision entitled Little Worse Than A Man. It's been the critical hit of the last six months or so but I know a lot of people missed it at first and were unable to get hold of any copies of the early issues, so now's the chance to get involved as writer Tom King enters the home straight of his run (and pretend you were there from the beginning!).

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