Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Pull-list: 6-27-07

There aren't really any surprises in this week's pull-list, so this will feel shorter than usual. But I think you'll still be able to feel the love, and isn't that what's important? So let's see what's on this week's pull-list ... together.

Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special #1: The regular Green Lantern monthly has been a consistently fun read (even if I'm not completely sold on the recent change in art style), and I really like the way the GL backstory has been expanding and gaining depth. The concept of a Green Lantern Corps particularly feels more like what it's supposed to be - an universe-wide law enforcement and rescue organization, rather than a gang of cowboys run by a bunch of floating Smurfs. So set up the ultra-evil Sinestro and his own army of scary sumbitches as the opposite numbers to the GL Corps and I'm sold. Not to mention I get a kick out of the fact Sinestro looks like an evil butler. Specifically, an evil Alfred with a power ring, which is a concept that blows my mind.

Marvel Adventures Avengers #14: I've heard a lot of good things about the Marvel Adventures line, mostly along the lines of the titles being where all the fun is hiding. And while I've been interested, I was content to wait for the collections instead of picking up any monthly titles. Jeff Parker swatted that idea away with two things; 1. He's Jeff Parker, and, 2. he wrote an Avengers story featuring the Agents of Atlas! Agents of Atlas was one of the best mini-series of the past 12 months (if you haven't already, go get it), and since then Parker has been shoe-horning the team into any title he can. This is a good thing. I don't know if I'll be picking this up on a monthly basis, but I will absolutely pick it up this month.

EDIT: So, I pick up this title, and guess what? No Agents of Atlas. Instead, judging from a quick flip through the comic, it looks to be a story set in medieval times (no, not the restaurant, though I'd buy that in a second). Apparently Marvel lies, which I suppose shouldn't be a shocker. Still, it's Jeff Parker so I'll forgive ... this time.

The Usual ...

Blue Beetle #16

Criminal #7

Crossing Midnight #8

Daredevil #98

Maybe ...

Subculture #1: Meta-humor!

Recommended ...

Conan Vol. 4: Hall of The Dead & Other Stories

Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess' Stardust (hardcover)


Lisa said...

I never did get Gutsville, can I borrow it and see if I want to order it?

Also, I look forward to seeing what they do with the Stardust movie.

Maxo said...

I hear ya. Gaiman's like William Gibson - I have a hard time believing anyone can attempting the jump without it ending in a fiery wreck ("Johnny Mnemonic," anyone?). Still, he's been pretty involved from what I've heard, so hopefully that'll make the difference.

Hell, yeah, I'll lend you Gutsville! And did you get Strange Embrace? That was pretty great, and you'll read it if you know what's good for you.

Maxo said...

"... anyone can attempting ...?" God, I'm tired.

GameJudge said...

By the way: The MA: Avengers story with the Agents of Atlas was the Annual, which I think was solicited around the same time.

Still, you got a Jeff Parker issue of MA: Avengers out of it. So no complaining.

Now go out and find the ones where the whole team become MODOCs and where Ego, the Loving Planet, sets his eyes on Earth. You'll thank me.

Maxo said...

Believe me, I don't complain when it comes to Jeff Parker - he consistently produces some of the most fun comics out there today.

Weren't the issues with the MODOC Avengers and Ego great?