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What’s on YOUR Pull List?

Mike Rapin

  • All-New Wolverine #6
  • Constantine: The Hellblazer #10

All-New Wolverine is by far my favorite X-book right now. The story is compelling, the character is well written (and true to her previous incarnations), and the art is fantastic. Marvel is doing one X-Men story right, and I’m definitely happy about that.

Constantine: The Hellblazer continues to be an insane romp down the dark and demon-friendly highway whose concrete was (as expected) poured by the insane choices of John Constantine. I don’t know much about the last Hellblazer run, but this “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” story with Papa Midnite and the demon Neron has taken me completely.

Kate Skocelas

  • Snow Blind #4
  • Mighty Thor #5
  • Vision #5

A small but solid week for me.  Snow Blind comes to an end, which is exciting (wooo climax!) but also sad.  This has been by far the best stand-alone mini-series I’ve ever read, and I’m disappointed that it will soon be over.  Writer Ollie Masters and artist Tyler Jenkins have worked beautifully together to create an atmospheric, cinematic rural noir that is at once exotic and frighteningly close-to-home.  I’ve been trying to see if a trade edition is forthcoming, but haven’t been able to find any information about it.  This makes me sad, because I would absolutely put up the money for a nice hardcover.

Vision is also back this week, which is always exciting.  Luckily, Tom King has confirmed that he’s sticking with the series through issue 12, completing his original story as planned, despite his upcoming move to DC.  I have been picking this up in digital, but am seriously considering switching to print and hunting down back copies of the first four issues.  I love this book too much to not be able to touch it…

Paul Jaissle

  • Action Comics #50
  • Gotham Academy #16

As much as I have enjoyed Greg Pak’s work on Action Comics, the series has been bogged down with multiple crossovers during his run. Of course, this last issue of Pak’s tenure is the conclusion of the ‘Savage Dawn’ storyline, which spread out across the other Super books. With Pak leaving, this will probably be my last issue of the series as well.

The current ‘Yearbook’ arc of Gotham Academy has been a real delight as it gives multiple indie comics creators a chance to show their take on the characters. This issue features artwork by I Kill Giants artist Ken Niimura.

Scott Gregson

  • Saga! All the Saga! SagaSagaSaga…

I read issue 1 of Saga ages ago, not long after it came out, and I wasn’t super thrilled by it. Sure, it was good, but it didn’t grip me, and as the series had started already, and moved along, I didn’t bother catching up. Jump forward to this week, and I got given a copy of Saga Volume 1 and got to read the whole first arc and now? Well, I’m hooked. I see what all the fuss is about now.

The lesson is, obviously, that even experienced creative teams like Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples need an issue or two to build a world, and kick off a story. Yeah, all the pieces were there in issue 1, but seeing how they handled them in the following parts gave me the excitement to know how the book would feel going forward. Good work Image. Another success story.

About The Author

Mike is currently the Editor-in-Chief at DestroyTheCyborg! as well as a full time web developer for Comixology in New York. He's a die-hard X-Men fan whose love of Gambit will stand the test of time.

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