the-weekly-pull-list

It’s that magical time of the week, and yes, I mean MAGICAL. The Weekly Pull List featuring some of DTC’s fantastic writing staff pouring out their hearts over this week’s worth of comics in their bin at their local comic shop. It’s a great thing. A grand  thing really. It makes me giddy inside.

This week, our staff pulled a bunch of various comics: Amazing X-Men #2Prophet #41Six-Gun Gorilla #6, and way more than I want to list off here. Why don’t you check out what we’re reading after the jump and let us know…

What’s on YOUR Pull List?

Mike Rapin

  • ABSOLUTION HAPPY KITTY SPECIAL #1
  • AMAZING X-MEN #2
  • GOD IS DEAD #4
  • INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE #8
  • MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #3
  • MARVEL KNIGHTS X-MEN #2
  • SUICIDE RISK #8
  • SWAMP THING #26
  • VELVET #2
  • X-MEN LEGACY #21
  • YOUNG AVENGERS #13

Man. I managed to just catch up on X-Men Legacy on Sunday and… damn it’s so good. Just so, so good. I know I keep saying that about this series, but Simon Spurrier… you are amazing.

Both of the Marvel Knights X-Men and Marvel Knights Spider-Man have been real treats, but I think Matt Kindt is killing it on Spider-Man. It’s trippy and full of Peter Parker confusion and awesomeness.

Velvet is bound to be good, God Is Dead is shaping up to be something wretched and incredible, and Swamp Thing has me as addicted as I was from issue #1.

Amazing X-Men… has me torn. Jason Aaron somehow managed to get all of the kitchy weird stuff and all of the bad ass stuff of about Nightcrawler just right and yet the story feels… cheesy. Maybe that’s Aaron’s new thing. His Wolverine & The X-Men has been that way a bit and I haven’t hated it. We’ll see how things go.

Jonathan Francois

  • DEADPOOL #20
  • INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE #8
  • SIX GUN GORILLA #6

With its most recent story arc finished up, Deadpool is up in the air right now. I don’t expect it to disappoint me, I just don’t know what to expect.

Invincible Universe has been an absolute treat to read and I have no reason to think that this issue will deviate from its current pattern of awesome.

Six Gun Gorilla has reached it’s final issue. I’m not entirely we’re going to get a good/satisfying ending to this story. The series took a turn for the weird half way through the last issue. I’m not going to write off the series until I read the last issue, but I’m expecting to be blown away by it.

Blake Hamilton

  • Quantum and Woody #6
  • Shadowman #13
  • Westward #6

Have to say that Quantum and Woody is just a heap of laughs and fun. Didn’t know what to expect from this series, but it is a treat from Valiant. Shadowman has just been nailing it for me as well.  Seeing what writer Peter Milligan does with the series moving forward.

Westward is the noir-steampunk book that is a bit refreshing for me. Really enjoy the fact that the writer is inspired by Inspector Gadget. Steampunk. Noir. Black and white inking. Inspector Gadget. That is a good package if you ask me.

Paul Jaissle

  • Action Comics #26
  • Batman Superman #6
  • Prophet #41
  • Velvet #2

I’m really enjoying Greg Pak’s work on both Action Comics and Batman Superman so far. On both titles he’s been able to tell fun, slightly Silver Age-influenced stories while exploring what makes the characters tick.

I was worried that I would lose interest in Prophet as Brandon Graham and company began including more elements from Rob Liefeld’s original series, but so far it’s still been the same psychedelic space opera I’ve come to expect.

Nick Nelson

  • Amazing X-Men #2
  • Detective Comics #26
  • Green Lantern #26
  • Guardians of the Galaxy #9
  • Inhumanity #1
  • Iron Man #19
  • Superior Spider-Man #23
  • Swamp Thing #26
  • Young Avengers #13

What I’m excited for: Amazing X-Men was a pretty decent first issue, so we’ll see if they can build on that. Young Avengers is just so good. I’ll be sad when it is over in a couple issues. Iron Man continues to be an extremely enjoyable ride.

What I’m weary of: Inhumanity is going to have to hit the ground running hard, or I’m going to dump it so fast. I love the Inhumans and I love Matt Fraction, but I’ve been burned too many times by Marvel.

What I’m done with: Green Lantern and Detective Comics have been chopped from my pull list. They just don’t seem to be going anywhere. Swamp Thing is also getting dumped. More due to lack of room in my pull list, but the series is definitely not as interesting as it was at the start. Still, I will miss it.

Ben Chabala

  • Six Gun Gorilla #6
  • Hellboy in Hell #5
  • TMNT Villains Micro-Series #8 (Shredder)
  • Prophet #41

There’s not a ton on the shelves for me this week, but sweet Christmas the books that are coming out make up for quantity with quality. Six Gun Gorilla is a phenomenal, ridiculous, crazy book about gorillas and guns on alien worlds. Hellboy is obviously a must, unless it’s not actually coming out this week, then I’ll pick it up when it drops.

TMNT Villains Micro-Series is all about the Turtles’ main villain, the evil Oroku Saki. I can’t get enough of these characters’ backstory. And Prophet? The saga of Brother John and the gang is always incredible. I can’t wait for my comics!

Attention! KABLAM! How about that?

What’s on YOUR Pull List?

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About The Author

Mike is currently the Editor-in-Chief at DestroyTheCyborg! as well as a full time web developer for ColorJar in Chicago, IL. He's a die-hard X-Men fan whose love of Gambit will stand the test of time and is known for whispering "Ssssaaagaaaa" whenever someone mentions what comics to read in his earshot. He's currently sporting a beard.

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