Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tracie's Pull List - Week of May 25, 2011

I haven't exactly slept well in some time so I hope these rundowns don't come out weird.


Action Comics #901

Sad to see the excellent Luthor arc wrapped up but maybe this Reign of the Doomsdays will pick up now that Paul Cornell's the sole writer handling it. If nothing else, we get the beautiful art of Kenneth Rockafort.

Amazing Spider-Man #662

Part 2 of the Spidey/Avengers Academy team-up! Which means I should probably read Part 1 today.

Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine #6 (OF 6)

Maybe the craziest thing I've ever read by Jason Aaron and good gravy do I love it. So very, very sad to see this end. Huge ideas by Jason, breathtaking art by Adam Kubert, great mix of humor and action. I'm glad Jason and Adam will be working together again on an issue of X-Men: Scism but darn it if I wouldn't just love them to continue doing these balls-out team-ups.

Captain America #618

"Gulag" continues! As does the pre-film transitioning of Steve Rogers back into the role of Captain America.

Detective Comics #877

Someone has misplaced a whale! And a dead person! Batman is on the case. Scott Snyder and Jock give me the only Batman comic I need. (and then Scott adds Gates of Gotham to that just to make me feel extra good)

FF #4


Green Arrow #12

The conclusion of the thing with the tree and the guy and the stuff. I hope if this linewide post-Flashpoint reboot ends up being a real thing, we get an Oliver Queen that's actually worth reading. My devotion to the character only stretches so far and the mystery behind the forest and the White Lantern engery in this Brightest Day tie-in was really the only thing keeping me coming back.

Green Lantern #66
Green Lantern Corps #60
Green Lantern Emerald Warriors #10

Gee, guys, I hope that you don't have any more blatant spoilers on your covers because it seems like you've done one better than last time and decided to ship all three Lantern titles in the same week.

Incorruptible #18

Mark Waid's bad guy trying to be a good guy and not always doing a great job of it. (but being totally enjoyable in the process)

Mighty Thor #2

Olivier Coipel draws such pretty pretty things including the Silver Surfer and Galactus.

Onslaught Unleashed #4 (OF 4)

THE FATE OF BUCKY/NOMAD! It's not looking good for poor Rikki. Which is a shame. Convoluted origin or not, she's a fun character with a great costume.

Secret Avengers #13

Nick Spencer continues his short run on the book in this Fear Itself tie-in. I heart Nick Spencer. I heart him a lot.

Secret Warriors #27

The penultimate issue of Jonothan Hickman's deftly exectued Secret Warriors!

Spider-Girl #7

The penultimate issue of Spider-Girl--who I'll have more to say about next month. (or in a separate post all her own)

Strange Adventures #1

Vertigo's sci-fi anthology comic by the likes of Denys Cowan, Juan Bobillo, Peter Milligan, Jeff Lemire, Ross Campbell, Paul Cornell and featuring a first look at "Spaceman," the new series by 100 Bullets creators Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso.

Uncanny X-Men #537
Kieron Gillen and Terry Dodson's sequel to Joss Whedon and John Cassaday's "Breakworld" story continues. Does Kitty finally regain her tangibility? (the Prelude to Schism comics seem to indicate "Yes." Oops.)

X-Men Legacy #249

More Age of X aftermath! Turns out people don't like when you give them false memories of a life you never had on a world that never existed.


  1. You know I was considering getting Strange Adventures just for the Ultra the Multi-Alien story, but then I realized Spaceman would be starting in it. Not that I have anything against the creators. I have a bad habit of seeing a story to it's conclusion and I want to keep my expenses down, especially considering I have no idea what my pull list is going to look like come September. I mean I am already adding Wonder Woman, I said I would pick up it after this latest revamp ends and I meant it.

    Also this may just be me but I think a Green Arrow like from Batman: the Brave and the Bold would be fun. Or maybe even do something with that awesome SuperMax movie idea DC has had laying around for years.

  2. I get what you mean, regarding Spaceman. I just figured, if I dug the story in Strange Adventures enough, I'd pick up the trades down the road.

    I'm curious about this vow to read Wonder Woman after the JMS revamp wraps. I'd have to see who the new creative team was, first.

    I'd totally be down with a more lighthearted Green Arrow. And SuperMax seemed like a really cool idea. If they aren't going anywhere with that screenplay, they might as well put it in the comics.

  3. Well I just figured since I got up in arms about the revamp I should at least start reading the character when it wraps up. Also there are very few creators that factor in anyway to if I get a comic or not, either because I like their work or have issues with them. Plus since I am already getting Wonder Woman and the Furies I may as well keep going with her.

    Also on the subject of SuperMax I wish there were more superhero movies like that. I mean I don't care for most superhero movies since they end up being rehashes of existing stories. If you are going to make a movie come up with an original story, if you need an actual example of how awesome this can be just look at Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. Which by the way has one of the greatest movie posters ever.