Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Tracie's Pull List - Week of October 26, 2011
Captain America is on blu-ray today!
But more importantly: JURASSIC PARK ULTIMATE TRILOGY!!!!
(your mileage may vary)
FUNNY ENOUGH, your/our least favorite Jurassic Park film was directed by Captain America's Joe Johnston. So happy day for you, Joe! I'm going to watch the heck out of your great Cap and Spielberg's great Park films. And then JP3 for Sam Neil and William H. Macy, I guess.
The Cap blu-ray should have more Avengers preview material but if they REALLY want to impress me, they'll have hidden a preview of Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing.
AND NOW COMICS...
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #672
CONCLUSION OF SPIDER-ISLAND! What a fun little "micro-event" this has been for Spidey-fans new and old. Insomuch as it touches on little things from Spidey lore but I didn't feel too left out, even though I forgot all about who The Queen was, even though I was reading Spectacular Spider-Man at the time.
ANGEL & FAITH #3
Gage and Isaacs are NAILING this. And Whedonverse books are hard to nail. But they've got the voices and humor down and it's compelling without feeling like an imitation of the shows.
Love it or hate it, Johns and Reis are certainly trying to make their mark on the character and I hope there are plenty more examples of how not-a-joke Aquaman can be. And, for the record, I fell on the "love it" side.
ASTONISHING X-MEN #43
Incoming Generation Hope writer, James Asmus, does a one-shot tale of the White Queen with art by Art Adams-inspired Nick Bradshaw with a cover by Actual Art Adams.
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #623
You guys, Brubaker/Andreyko/Samnee's Cap & Bucky is kind of perfection. I don't know how Chris Samnee keeps landing on these series that seem to gel so magically.
Mark Waid! Marcos Martin! I'm sorry, we were talking about perfection? Yeah. Like this.
DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD IN OZ #2 (OF 8)
PIGS IN HATS.
Lots of threads coming to a close here, building up to the big anniversary issues.
Pretty, pretty great.
INCREDIBLE HULK #1
I run hot and cold with The Hulk but Jason Aaron's been kicking so much ass with fresh, offbeat takes on Marvel staples, I can't wait to see what his Hulk is like. Also Marc Silvestri in another random Marvel gig.
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #630
Teen Loki is the best and Kieron Gillen deserves all the high fives.
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #2
Curious stuff! I'll follow this for a bit more.
NEW MUTANTS #32
Oh lonely little straggling Fear Itself tie-in. And we say goodbye to David LaFuente. Bye David. :(
SECRET AVENGERS #18
I would have been perfectly happy if this book could've continued as "Warren Ellis does one-shot tales with today's best artists" but somebody did a good job in hiring the upcoming replacement team. But before we get to that, here's what should be an amazing Shang-Chi story drawn by David Aja.
SPIDER-ISLAND: CLOAK AND DAGGER #3 (OF 3)
Spider-Island is over, we get ongoing series now, yes please??
SPIDER-ISLAND: THE AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #3 (OF 3)
I repeat: Spider-Island is over, we get ongoing series now, yes please?? And Anya keeps her powers?
TEEN TITANS #2
Fun, if unexpected, first issue. This is another "see where it goes" series. Of which The New 52 has several.
THE FLASH #2
NOT a "see where it goes" series but a "OH WOW, LOOK AT IT GO" series. Manapul knocked it out of the park with his turn as co-writer and artist with some really fun, inventive storytelling that shows one of the better examples of what good can happen when you writer is also your artist. Which is nice to see in the wake of some examples of the BAD that can happen.
THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN #2
Yet another "see where it goes" series. I like the foundation they're building here but my interest hinges on Gail Simone's involvement. If she steps out, I'm gone.
THE MIGHTY THOR #7
That other Thor book. And after avoiding Fear Itself entirely, we are now presented with a Fear Itself prequel story drawn by Pascual Ferry. That'll do.
ULTIMATE COMICS THE ULTIMATES #3
Jonathan Hickman! Essad Ribic! Dean White! That is all.
WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #1
OH HECK TO THE YES. Could this be Tracie's Perfect X-Book in the way that Avenging Spider-Man promises to be Tracie's Perfect Spidey Book? Jason Aaron, Chris Bachalo, Wolverine, Kitty, former Gen X members, tiny Nightcrawler things(?), a passive-aggressively named school in Westchester, the broodling from Astonishing X-Men, DOOP...? YUP, sounds like.