Wednesday, January 22, 2020

January 29 Comic Book Pull LIst

DC

Detective Comics Annual #3
Green Lantern Black Stars #3 (of 3)
   I swore I wasn't going to buy this. I just cannot abide having 2 out of 3 issues.
Justice League #39
Last God #4

Dynamite

Bettie Page Unbound #10

IDW

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #102

Image

Criminal #12
   The end of this volume?
Redneck #25
Sex Criminals #26
   It is back!!! The hiatus is finally over. I am hoping the final arc of this book lives up to how much love I have for the series. Thank you Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky. We are not worthy!

Marvel

Avengers #30
   This should be the first full appearance of the new Starbrand. Oh, she is a pregnant human. 
Avengers of the Wastelands #1 (of 5)
   I am SOOOO skeptical of this book. Unless this is a very strong showing I will depart the Wastelands. 
Conan the Barbarian #12
Fallen Angels #6
   The End?
Fantastic Four Annual #6 Facsimile Edition 
   The reprinting of the first apperance of Annihilus and Franklin Richards
Immortal Hulk #30
New Mutants #6
Star Wars #2
   The first issue hooked me so hard. Luke is NOT in a good place following the events of the Empire Strikes Back. 
Thor #2 
   Thor, Herald of Galactus. 'nuff said. 
X-Force #6
X-men #5


Year to Date Issue Count:
Ablaze 1
Aftershock 1
A Wave Blue World 3
Boom 1
Dark Horse 5
DC 15
Dynamite 3
IDW 2
Image 6
Marvel 28
Oni 1
Yen Press 1

Monday, January 20, 2020

January 22 Comic Book Pull List

Ablaze

Mirka Andolfo's Un/sacred
   If depth of story and serious character development is your thing, this is probably not the book for you. If you like twisted, lighthearted humor full of almost teenage level of sexual tension coupled with beautiful art read Un/sacred. I would buy this one just to support the author and appreciate the eye candy. 

DC

Batman #87
   I have been waiting for the book from the very second I closed the back cover to issue #86. Tynion IV is giving us a major thrill ride. 
Batman Beyond #40
    Who is Batwoman? I am still betting on Max. 
Batman Curse of the White Knight #6
   I love you, Sean Murphy! 
Detective Comics #1019
Superman #19
   After Kal-El revealed his Clark Kent identity to the world, I honestly cannot wait to see the aftermath. 
Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #2

Marvel

Conan: Serpent War #4
Excalibur #6
Marauders #6

DC really stepped it up this week. 

The Year to Date Numbers are as follows:

Ablaze 1
Aftershock 1
A Wave Blue World 3
Dark Horse 5
DC 11
Dynamite 2
IDW 1
Image 3
Marvel 17
Oni 1
Yen Press 1

So it is worth noting that Garin won the battle to have me read Crone. While it isn't on my pull list, I am really counting the books I am reading year to date. I read 3 issues of Cayrel's Ring for research for an interview. It was fantastic Sci Fi. I also read the Rome West and an early preview of Star Ship Down for Dark Horse Comics. Both are written by Justin Giampaoli. I am absolutely hooked and really appreciated his work and the interview. For numbers sake I am counting the Trade Paperback as 1 issue.

I also stumbled across the manga Final Fantasy Lost Stranger. I am a life long Final Fantasy fan, and I am chewing my way through the first volume. There are 4 books in the series so far. I strongly suspect I will have them all in short order. I guess then I should take the time to catch up on One Punch Man. 

 



Saturday, January 11, 2020

January 15 Comic Book Pull List

DC 

Detective Comics #359 Facsimile Edition

Dynamite

Bettie Page Unbound #9

Image

Dead Eyes #4
Undiscovered Country #3

Marvel

Avengers #29
Incredible Hulk #180 Facsimile Edition

Oni 

Rick & Morty vs. D&D II Painscape #4 

2020 is off to an interesting start in the comic book arena. It seems as if Marvel is cranking out an insane number of titles and issues. Meanwhile every other company is releasing very little in the first few weeks of the month. It is easy to keep up with the data if I update it weekly so here is the annual counts thus far. 

Issues year to date
Aftershock 1
DC 5
Dynamite 2
IDW 1
Image 3
Marvel 14
Oni 1

Monday, January 6, 2020

March 2020 Comic Book Pull List



Ablaze

Mirka Andolfo’s Un/sacred

Boom

Once & Future

DC

Batman
Batman Beyond
Batman: Curse of the White Knight
Detective Comics
Last God
Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen

Dynamite

Vengeance of Vampirella

IDW

TMNT
TMNT: Jennika

Image

Crowded
Decorum
Manifest Destiny
Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy (of 6)
Outer Darkness/ Chew (of 3)
Redneck
Sex Criminals
Undiscovered Country

Marvel

Avengers
Avengers of the Wastelands #3
Cable
Conan: Battle for the Serpent Crown (of 5)
Conan the Barbarian
Dark Agnes (of 5)
Doctor Doom
Excalibur
Ghost Rider
Hellions
Immortal Hulk
Marauders
New Mutants
Savage Avengers
Thor
Wolverine
X-Force
X-men
X-men / Fantastic Four

Vault

Special Orders

Frank Cho: Ballpoint Beauties SC (STL125257) $19.95
The Brave and the Bold #28 Facsimile Edition
Detective Comics #38 Facsimile Edition
The Incredible Hulk #182 Facsimile Edition
Thor #229 Facsimile Edition
X-men Giant- Size- Magneto #1

Saturday, January 4, 2020

February 2020 Comic Book Pull List

Ablaze 
Un/sacred  
DC 
Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1 
Year of the Villain Hell Arisen  
Batman 
Batman Beyond 
Batman Curse of The White Knight (of 8) 
Detective Comics 
Joker/ Harley: Criminal Sanity (of 9) 
Joker: Killer Smile (of 3) 
The Last God 
Dynamite 
Chassity 
Vengeance of Vampirella 
IDW 
TMNT: Jennika (of 3) 
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 
Image 
Manifest Destiny  
Redneck 
Sex Criminals  
Undiscovered Country 
Deadly Class 
Death or Glory 
Die 
Outer Darkness  
Marvel 
Wolverine 
X-men/ Fantastic Four (of 4) 
Giant Size X-men Jean Grey and Emma Frost  
Excalibur 
X-men 
Marauders 
X-Force 
New Mutants 
Thor
The Immortal Hulk 
Ghost Rider 
Spirits of Ghost Rider: Mother of Demons #1 
Savage Avengers 
Avengers 
Avengers of the Wasteland (of 5) 
Doctor Doom 
Conan: Battle for the Serpent Crown (of 5)  
Dark Agnes (of 5) 
Conan the Barbarian 
Vault 
Money Shot 
Special Orders 
Wolverine Claremont & Miller Facsimile Edition #1 
Wolverine Claremont & Buscema Facsimile Edition #1 
The Flash #123 Facsimile Edition 

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Comic Book Pull List 01/08/2020

Aftershock

Knights Temporal #5
   Is this the final issue? Is this the end of the first arc? Is this the end of volume 1? What the hell is happening in this comic book anyway? This is the best thing I am reading that I do not understand at all. 

DC

Batman #86 
   This is the first issue of Tynion's run. I am excited to see where the Dark Knight will go next. 

Dynamite

Vengeance of Vampirella #4
  The only Vampirella title worth reading, currently. The main series is only worth the cover art at this point. 

IDW

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #101 
   I am not at all ready to deal with the death of Master Splinter. 

Marvel

Conan: Serpent War #3
   I am loving the mythology behind this one. 
Excalibur #5
Fallen Angels #5
   I really resent spending money on this. I hope this is the final issue. 
Ghost Rider #4
Immortal Hulk #29
New Mutants #5
Savage Avengers 39
X-Force #5

2020 is going to be the year of me not wasting money on comic books I do not want to read. I am getting *ahem* savage about my pull list. There are a few things coming up that I am on the fence about. As an example, I am really over the "Wasteland" comics that Marvel is doing (Old Man Logan, Old Man Hawkeye, Old Man Quill, Dead Man Logan). The newest entry Avengers of the Wasteland is only 5 issues. I have managed to convince myself to read this one to be a completionist, but if it doesn't hold water it will be the end of that faith. 

I have opted to walk away from Amazing Spider-man, the Flash, Batman Superman, Dr. Strange, and Justice League (as soon as Snyder is done with his run.) I am being increasingly choosy about my art, my story, and the over all quality of a comic. I can defend this easily because Marvel & DC are increasing their prices across the board. I will sacrifice the books I only partially enjoy and have less to talk about on my podcast in favor of reading the books that I get great value out of.


Wednesday, January 1, 2020

January 2020 Comic Book Pull List


Ablaze

Mirka Andolfo’s Un/sacred

Boom

Once & Future

DC

Batman
Batman Beyond
Batman: Curse of the White Knight
Detective Comics
Justice League
The Last God
Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen

Dynamite

Bettie Page Unbound
Vengeance of Vampirella

IDW

TMNT

Image

Sex Criminals
Criminal
Crowded
Dead Eyes
Deadly Class
Manifest Destiny
Redneck
Undiscovered Country

Marvel

Avengers
Avengers of the Wastelands
Conan the Barbarian
Conan: Serpent War
Doctor Doom
Excalibur
Fallen Angels
Ghost Rider
Immortal Hulk
Marauders
New Mutants
Savage Avengers
Spider-man
Thor
X-Force
X-men

Vault

Money Shot

Special Orders

Detective Comics #359 Facsimile Edition
Incredible Hulk #180 Facsimile Edition
Fantastic Four Annual #6 Facsimile Edition