Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Pull List (2-10-10): What I'm not getting this week

Suddenly, it's late in the day and I've got to assume most people have either picked up their comics or have already decided what titles they'll be getting this week. So instead of telling you what I'm planning to get once I make it to my LCS, here's a few comics I WON'T be getting:

Green Arrow/Black Canary #29: I actually really want to get this, as much as I want to really enjoy a Green Arrow comic again. But I'm afraid neither one will be happening today, as tempted as I am by art that's been finished by Bill Sienkiewicz. The recent storyline — something about an obsessed Arrow fan who suddenly can hold her own in a superhero fight or something? — has left me cold, and a constantly brooding Ollie gets old really fast. And while this is the last issue in the current storyline, the promos for the upcoming one trumpeting "spinning out of Justice League: Cry for Justice" don't exactly fill me with hope.

Human Target #1: Look, I love the Human Target, both it's Silver Age version and the excellent reimagining by Peter Milligan. And I was initially excited to see one of Christopher Chance's creators, Len Wein, would be writing a six-issue mini-series starring the master-of-disguise, deep-undercover bodyguard. Except, that's not what Wein will be doing. Instead, the series will more closely follow the recently kicked-off TV series, which has done away completely with everything that made Human Target interesting — namely the disguise angle, and all the questions about identity and Chance's eroding sense of self that went with it. Why is this called Human Target, again?

Hit-Monkey #1: No. No, no, no, no, no. I refuse to slip into Marvel's latest meme-trap. I gave up on the zombies, and I managed to completely ignore the monkeys the first time, so I will not fall for an obviously silly story about an ape with a gun and ... and ...

... monnnkeeeeys ...

(Oh, OK — and here's what I will be getting this week:)

Anchor #5

Batman and Robin #8

Booster Gold #29

Daytripper #3

Muppet King Arthur #1

Muppet Show #2

Preview: Green Arrow/Black Canary #29
Preview: Human Target #1
Preview: Hit-Monkey #1


Sea-of-Green said...

Yeah, I'm torn over the whole Human Target thing. I was thrilled that there was going to be a TV series -- until I found out the disguise/identity angle wasn't being used. I mean, what's the point, otherwise? It's just another cop-for-hire show. It's not like they couldn't have done the disguise thing. Maybe they thought it would be too hokey. :-(

Maxo said...

I felt exactly the same way. I really don't understand why they dropped the disguise angle - I can't imagine it was a budget thing, considering the bullet train and sky-diving stuff the show has already featured.

And to drop it from the comic? That makes even less sense, except it's obviously meant to avoid confusing people who only know the show. It's a shame, because it really seems like a wasted opportunity.

Mart said...

But . . . it's A DC-TV Comic!