Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Pull List (4-1-08): Busy, busy, busy!

I haven't done a pull list in a while — and I'm barely doing one this time! Things have been hectic around here, so here's a quick rundown for this week with random comments as they occur to me. To the list!

This week ...

American Splendor #1 (of 4): If you haven't been reading Harvey Pekar's recent salt-in-the-wound looks at everyday life, then you're a goddamn communist. Or you have a life that's so well-balanced there's something wrong with you. Either one. Also, great work from a variety of artists in every issue.

Metal Men #7 (of 8): I'm still not sure what's going on in this series; I still don't care because it's fun as hell with zippy writing and gorgeous, hard candy shell art.

North Wind #4: Adventure in the frozen wastes of Los Angeles really kinda sells itself, doesn't it? If you still need more, try this on for size: Giant white bison riding (still not a euphemism!).

Zorro #2: I like Zorro, OK? Matt Wagner on writing duty just seals the deal, not to mention I feel as if I missed the boat by not reading Dynamite's Lone Ranger title. If you've read the first issue, be a pal and let me know what you think the prospects are for the second in the comments.


Trading up ...
(Titles I either am, or will be, picking up in trade)

Jack Staff #15

Scalped #16


Maybe ...

Countdown Special: Kamandi 80-Page Giant: Aw, crap — that's some serious Kirby right there.


Recommended ...

Jenny Finn: Doom Messiah (trade paperback): A strange and strangely funny story by Mike Mignola that squeezes themes of promise and loss into a potent mash of Lovecraft, steam punk and the salty tang of a seaport town and its citizens. You can tell Mignola had fun with this one; see for yourself with a preview.

4 comments:

Lisa said...

Well sir, it seems that I'm a communist.

Maxo said...

I always knew you were a dirty red, "comrade."

rob! said...

this may be heretical to say, but, Harvey Pekar: I don't get it.

Maxo said...

I have to admit, sometimes his stuff falls a little flat. His graphic novels tend to work better for me, but I've been enjoying the single issues so far.