Comics // Weekly Pull List // 11/11/2015

Here we are again, new comics! It’s a quiet-ish week though with a few books that I possibly/maybe/might pick up.

Captain America: White #4 – So I will definitely be buying this book because it features more lovely Tim Sale artwork, but I must admit to being a little underwhelmed by the series as a whole. Whether it is the result of being on the shelf gathering dust for a few years, or that it so closely resembles other books in the Loeb/Sale Marvel Spectrum series isn’t clear, but for whatever reason I’m just not that excited by anything in this mini-series.

Captain America White #4 Cover

Descender #7 – I’m excited to see this book is back after a brief hiatus. This year has seen plenty of new indie sci-fi books, most of them very good, yet this is probably one of the best (alongside Bitch Planet). It’s an interesting universe, beautifully drawn, and compellingly written.

Descender #7 Cover

Secret Wars #7 – The event to end all events (at least for another year) continues it’s late running story. It really has been a terrific book so far and I’ve no doubt it will be equally strong as we go into the final 3 issues.

Secret Wars #7 Cover

Spider-Gwen #2 – This remains a solid book even if the magic from it’s first few issues seems to have dissipated a little (I’m not sure why that is, maybe because the narrative doesn’t seem to be moving forward very much?)

Spider-Gwen #2 Cover

Thought Bubble 2015 AnthologyThought Bubble is one of the UK’s best sequential art festivals/cons (that I will be attending again this year) and their annual comic book always offers a great selection of artists and writers. Besides the awesome Babs Tarr cover this has a Tim Sale short (as did last years) so I am all in! Also the profits from the book go to charity so what’s not to love!

Thought Bubble Anthology 2015 Cover

Possibles

All-New Wolverine #1 – I want this book to be good; I’m a fan of X-23 and it would be cool to have an exciting new Wolverine on the block. Unfortunately the brief preview that I have seen is chock full of stupidness and bland writing. I’m a sucker for mutant-led books though so it’s a maybe!

All- New Wolverine #1 Cover

DC Bombshells #4 – Marguerite Bennett’s writing is really strong on this book, but some of the art doesn’t sit well with me (purely on grounds of personal taste). When Marguerite Sauvage is drawing it, it is a really great book, but the rest of the time it doesn’t work for me, and this issue looks like it is sans-Sauvage so I probably won’t pick it up.

DC Bombshells #4 Cover

Diesel #3 – I love Tyson Hesse’s art on this book, but the writing is super choppy. The main character is really quite annoying and there isn’t a strong enough narrative core pulling all of the characters/happenings together for it to be compelling. This one will depend on mood – the art could pull me in, but it might not.

Diesel #3 Cover

Comics // Weekly Pull List // 07/10/15

This is a quiet week for me with only a few comics on my pull list, with a couple of newly launched series in the mix:

Weekly Pull List 07.10.15

Doctor Strange #1 – I’ve been looking forward to this book since it was announced a few months ago; Chris Bachalo is one of my favourite artists and the last time I was picking up a Doc Strange book it was Brian K. Vaughan’s The Oath and that was an amazing mini. I’ve not always gotten on with Jason Aaron’s writing, but his vision for the character, a fun mystical adventurer type, sounds interesting and Bachalo will get me to buy literally anything

Old Man Logan #5 – The original Old Man Logan story was a fun (if dark) jaunt in a possible future and whilst it has been great to revisit that setting with this series I’m actually quite glad that the story has turned more on Old Man Logan’s journey to uncovering the mysteries of Secret Wars and making his way into the current timeline. This is definitely one of the stronger event tie in books.

Paper Girls #1 – This looks like an interesting book, pitched as Stand By Me meets War of the Worlds, and Brian K. Vaughan is obviously a trusted hand in the writing department. Cliff Chiang’s art looks great too and early buzz is that this will be a very special book.

Secret Wars #6 – There has been quite a delay waiting for this issue which finally comes out just as the post event Marvel line is getting started. Publication date issues aside the central narrative has been strong so far and the story is compelling, the fact that we’re entering the final stretch makes it even more exciting.