Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Pull List: 8-29-07

Meetings! Meetings! Meetings!

Luckily, today is Wednesday and soon I'll have comics to soothe me. It looks to be a light week (I even checked the list, Santa-like, a couple of times just to make sure), but two of the just three titles I'm picking up have long wait-times between issues, adding a level of satisfaction that balances everything out. And what am I looking forward to most?

Local #10: I've mentioned it before, but Local is a near-perfect comic. Written by Brian Wood and drawn by Ryan Kelly, the book is achingly beautiful in its portrayal of the mundane. With a single character at its core, Local follows the year-to-year progression of Megan, who has made her choices - good and bad - and like the rest of us, has to live with them. But while Megan is the string tying everything together, it's a delicate thread. The more you read the more this title really turns out to be less a snapshot of someone's particular life and more a mirror to a life that can be uncomfortably familiar. Frankly, this is some of Wood's strongest writing and Kelly's art confidently evolves with each issue. Since each issue is a stand-alone story you can start anywhere without losing anything (though if you can get back issues, it will only enrich the experience). Plus, this one takes place in my town, so if I can't convince you that Local is a title that everyone should be reading, at least show Austin some love and pick up this book.

The rest ...

Conan #43

Wasteland #11

Maybe ...

Batman Annual #26: Head of the Demon

Ex Machina Masquerade Special

Recommended ...

Manhunter Vol. 3: Origins

What are you getting this week?

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