Well, we’re experimenting with the format of The Pull List again this week.Â Why back to a written article?Â Well, first off, I had to reformat my computer and haven’t reinstalled my video editing software.Â Secondly, the only comment I got regarding the format last week said WRITTEN! so, we’re written.Â *shrug* Leave a comment if you disagree or agree, and don’t forget that just because it isn’t on the list doesn’t mean it isn’t good.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #600
Why You Should Read It: After last week’s stellar conclusion to â€œAmerican Sonâ€, it’s the he big 600th issue wedding spectacular! A death is looking like a pretty likely event (I think we can guess who it is) as a certain tentacled foe from Spidey’s past returns to create much chaos in his life.
Official Solicitation: â€œThe greatest Marvel super hero of all celebrates his 600th issue with the biggest all-original issue of Amazing Spider-Man EVER! This oneâ€™s got it all! The return of Doctor Octopus, Daredevil, a wedding you never predicted, and the return of one of the most important people in Peter Parkerâ€™s life in a giant-sized lead story by Dan Slott and John Romita Jr. Docâ€™s back in town, but itâ€™s only a prelude to darker days ahead as Spidey unknowingly prepares for a gauntlet he canâ€™t even see coming. On top of all that, witness the return of one of Spider-manâ€™s creators, Smilinâ€™ Stan Lee (along with Masticatinâ€™ Marcos Martin) as he presents a story of unbridled passion, drama and angst as Spidey reflects over his many, many years of adventures. But that ainâ€™t allâ€¦as the rest of the Spidey Web-Heads bring you several short features showcasing some rarely explored aspects of both Spidey and Peteâ€™s life, drawn by some of the greatest artists in comics. Plus, several other surprises and NO REPRINTS! 104 pages of goodness brought to you by some of the best creators that have ever worked on Spidey!â€
AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #26
Official Solicitation: â€œA shocking new era begins for the Initiative! Where Camp Hammond once trained future Avengers, Camp H.A.M.M.E.R. now trains tomorrow’s Dark Avengers! Under orders from Norman Osborn, your new Principals are Taskmaster and the criminal kingpin, the Hood. Theyâ€™re registering villains as heroes and spreading Normanâ€™s empire across the nation with such specialized classes as How to Fake Being Champions While Fleecing the Citizens Youâ€™re Supposed to Protect! But the heroes who once made up the Initiative aren’t about to let this happen. Hunted by the law, hidden from sight, a resistance movement has formed…and they’re out to stop a Dark Reign from falling over the Fifty State Initiative…by any means necessary!â€
BLACKEST NIGHT: TALES OF THE CORP #2 (OF 3)
Official Solicitation: â€œIn this 3-issue miniseries, writers Geoff Johns and Peter J. Tomasi (GREEN LANTERN CORPS) reveal the secrets behind the Lanterns of BLACKEST NIGHT! Bear witness to Blue Lantern Saint Walker’s pilgrimage of hope, Star Sapphire Carol Ferris’ sacrifice for love, Green Lantern Kilowog’s courageous beginnings, Red Lantern Vice’s source of rage, Orange Lantern Blume’s bizarre creation, and the first appearance of the mysterious Indigo, leader of the Indigo Tribe!â€
Captain Britain and MI13 #15
Why You Should Read It: Probably one of Marvel’s finest books in recent history comes to a dramatic finale. It’s the final battle as MI-13 takes on Dracula’s army, but will everyone walk out of this one alive?
Official Solicitation: â€œâ€œVAMPIRE STATEâ€ The final battle with Dracula is here! Can whatâ€™s left of MI13 possibly defeat the most brilliant military strategist alive (or at least undead)? Who is Gloriana and what role does Dr. Doom play in this whole thing? Do not miss this cataclysmic conclusion! Part 6 (of 6)â€
DARK REIGN: FANTASTIC FOUR #5 (OF 5)
Official Solicitation: â€œThe Fantastic Four reunited just in time to try and save the kids as they face off with Norman Osborn and the agents of H.A.M.M.E.R. In the surprising conclusion see: The destruction of the Bridge! The triumph of an unlikely hero! And the coolest twist ending in years!â€
DARK WOLVERINE #76
Official Solicitation: â€œâ€œTHE PRINCEâ€ From the pages of DARK AVENGERS, the journey of WOLVERINEâ€™S son continues! Just as Dakenâ€™s Machiavellian plans begin to take shape, he hits a snag. Or rather, four of them. Guest-starring THE FANTASTIC FOUR! Part 2 (of 3)â€
DEADPOOL: SUICIDE KINGS #4 (OF 5)
Official Solicitation: â€œâ€œSUICIDE KINGS,â€ PART 3: JOKERâ€™S WILD Deadpoolâ€™s been framed. No, really! This time, Wade didnâ€™t do it! To prove his innocence and find the person responsible, heâ€™s got to avoid the Punisher (wants to kill him) and Spider-Man (wants to web him). Luckily for Wade, a certain Man Without Fear believes his storyâ€
Why You Should Read It: A brand new maxi-series from Fathom publisher Aspen, Dellec is being hyped as a budget priced masterpiece with a new view of storytelling. And it certainly looks damn fun, so give this one a look.
Official Solicitation: â€œSOMETIMES EVIL SHOULD BE AFRAID.
His name is DELLEC, and it all starts right here!
One man amidst a blur of immorality, but his mission is clear
A completely brand new maxi-series brought to you by Aspen s own Frank Mastromauro, Vince Hernandez and Micah Gunnell, along with inker Rob Stull and colorist Matt Hollingsworth, DELLEC is unlike anything Aspen has ever done before. This inventive new title is set to raise the bar on cinematic storytelling, while keeping you on the edge of your seat every hair-raising moment.
Plus, to prove DELLEC s worth, we re introducing you to this #1 issue at our lowest price ever! So take the chance and see why DELLEC will soon be one of the most talked about new series in comics!
DELLEC #1 is GUARANTEED in stores July, 22nd 2009!â€
Doctor Who: Room With A Deja View
Why You Should Read It: Because it’s Doctor Who, of course! The new on-going may have started last week, but IDW is still pushing out one-shot stories featuring the 10th Doctor.
Official Solicitation: â€œThe Doctor, traveling alone, lands at the scene of a murder on a space station in the middle of deep space. He must use every ounce of his incredible mind to discover the truth from the sole suspect, whose species lives against the natural flow of time. Writer Rich Johnston (Whatmensch) and artist Eric J (Rex Mundi) bring you this mind-twisting tale.â€
FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: DANCE #3 (OF 6)
Official Solicitation: â€œThe Super Young Team is dismayed and saddened by the recent events that took place at the “Super Young Team Fan Appreciation Convention” in Dubai. The group would like to reemphasize that this event was not sanctioned by the team and therefore not sponsored by Super Young Team Inc. Their appearance at the show and the subsequent disaster were unfortunate acts of nature. While we reflect on these sad times, we’d like to remind you to visit the all-new merchandise store on the SYT website and check out the new line of signed 8×10’s. Thank you.â€
FINAL CRISIS: LEGION OF THREE WORLDS #5 (OF 5)
Official Solicitation: â€œThis is it! The time-stopping finale to this FINAL CRISIS tie-in arrives as Superman, Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl battle Time Trapper while Prime and the Legion of Super-Villains engage in an all-out war with the Legions! Leading into the all-new ADVENTURE COMICS #1!â€
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #2
Official Solicitation: â€œTommy Elliott, a.k.a. the villainous mastermind known as Hush, has escaped the confines of Batman’s headquarters and is wreaking havoc throughout Gotham City all under the guise of Bruce Wayne. Will the loose assemblage of Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn be enough to stop the madman’s rampage? Or are Gotham’s femmes fatales doomed to fail before they even begin?â€
GREEN LANTERN #44
Why You Should Read It: A few weeks ago, we were blown away by the Black Hand centric Green Lantern #43. As the Blackest Night even continues, this one is definitely the one to pick up.
Official Solicitation: â€œ“Blackest Night” continues! As Hal Jordan and Barry Allen investigate a bizarre crime in Gotham City, they come face to face with one of their oldest allies â€“ J’onn J’onzz, the Martian Manhunter! But their old friend is not there for reunions; he’s come for much more. Meanwhile, Sinestro seeks to rebuild his army and take his revenge on the being who would usurp it â€“ Mongul!â€
IMMORTAL WEAPONS #1 (OF 5)
Official Solicitation: â€œOut of the pages of IMMORTAL IRON FIST! Jason Aaron (WOLVERINE) and Mico Suayan (MOON KNIGHT) plus an all-star roster of guest artists kick off IMMORTAL WEAPONS in this double-sized issue! Fat Cobra! No man has fought more heartily, consumed more mightily, or lived life more fully! Fat Cobra! Master of the sumo thunder stomp and the devilâ€™s skullcrusher! Fat Cobra! Immortal Weapon from the Seven Capital Cities of Heaven! But to this day, no man has known the story of Fat Cobraâ€™s lifeâ€¦including the Cobra himself! Discover the shocking origins of this boisterous brawler and witness his decades of adventure! Meanwhile, Danny Rand embarks on his own mission of search and adventure, in a special bonus story by IMMORTAL IRON FIST writer Duane Swierczynski running through all five IMMORTAL WEAPONS issues!â€
INCREDIBLE HERCULES #131
Official Solicitation: â€œThey’ve battled rampaging gods, enraged Eternals, sinister Skrulls, Avengers Dark and Mighty, armed-to-the-teeth Amazons, and literally gone to Hell and back together. But now, after all this time, and all those adventures, the team-up between Hercules and Amadeus Cho may be…no more! What shocking secret is revealed in this issue that could ruin their friendship forever? Find out here, then come right back next month for a MAJOR change in status in the title that will always be “INCREDIBLE”!â€
INCREDIBLE HULK #600
Official Solicitation: â€œWHO IS THE RED HULK?! THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN IS GOING TO TRY AND FIND OUT! GREEN HULK! RED HULK! SPIDEY! SECRETS REVEALED! A STORY SO BIG IT CAN BARELY BE CONTAINED IN THE INCREDIBLE 600TH ISSUE OF HULK! ALL THIS AND A STARTLING SURPRISE ENDING TO TOP ALL THE OTHER SHOCKING SURPRISES THIS HULK BOOK IS KNOWN FOR! The chart-topping team of Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness bring you a 600th-issue celebration guest starring your friendly Neighborhood Web-Head as the original Incredible series returns! Plus, back-up story by Fred Van Lente featuring the Savage She-Hulk! And representing the first issue of the Loeb/Sale HULK: GRAY seriesâ€
Why You Should Read It: Last month, Invincible suffered what may be his greatest loss. This issue, the glove’s come off. Will he really cross the line, or can he save the world without taking a life?
Official Solicitation: â€œINVINCIBLE WAR: AFTERMATH!
The battle with CONQUEST concludes… and there is a casualty.â€
LIFE AND TIMES OF SAVIOR 28 #4
Official Solicitation: â€œSavior 28 is branded a terrorist and traitor by both his government and his fellow super-heroes: abducted and tortured, he faces a lifetime of captivity. Help arrives in the form of two unexpected-and dangerous-allies, but accepting their help means crossing a line that will change Savior 28, and the world, forever.â€
MS. MARVEL #42
Official Solicitation: â€œIn MS MARVEL #41, not only does new Ms. Marvel Karla Sofen have to deal with Deadpool, now she’s got the New Avengers coming at her in full force. Prelude to this summer’s epic WAR OF THE MARVELS! Then in MS. MARVEL #42, WAR OF THE MARVELS begins here! Karla Sofen battles for her life in the streets of Los Angeles as an exciting new chapter in the history of Ms. Marvel begins! Guest starring the New Avengers and…someone we can’t tell you about!â€
Official Solicitation: â€œRocketing into the thick of the merciless cosmic action, Nova Prime battles to rescue the novice Corps centurions caught in the crossfire! Most of all heâ€™s desperate to save Robbie Rider, whoâ€™s missing in action! But the dangerâ€™s coming from all sides: Ravenous! Blastaar! Strontian and the Praetorians! Not everyoneâ€™s going to walk away from this clash, so pull on your helmet and find out why ComicsBulletin.com calls NOVA â€œ…one of the best titles being produced by Marvel right now.â€â€
Official Solicitation: â€œ“The Deep” part 6! Against their will, the Outsiders help the Insiders find the last pieces of the meteorite which will restore the immortality of the Insiders once and for all. But a fateful choice has to be made by Geo-Force that will lead to a life-changing moment for him and Katana. Plus, more on the mysterious origins of Metamorpho and his connection to the Insiders.â€
POWER GIRL #3
Official Solicitation: â€œIt’s the striking conclusion of the first arc from the fan-favorite writing team of Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray (JONAH HEX, TERRA) and artist Amanda Conner (JSA CLASSIFIED, TERRA)! Power Girl battles Ultra-Humanite! And things get ugly as the two powerful beings come to blows!â€
Official Solicitation: â€œâ€œHome-Schoolingâ€ One has fallen. The life theyâ€™ve built is coming apart at the seams. Can the kids hold themselves together and make it through this? Who is Hunter Stein and what is in the mystery box that heâ€™s after? Part 2 (of 4).â€
Official Solicitation: â€œThings are going well for Supergirl â€“ she’s back on New Krypton, and she’s even managing to patch things up with her mother, Alura. But when she goes to visit her older cousin, Superman warns her that not all is as it seems in the House of Elâ€¦
Setting the stage for next month’s crossover event in the SUPERMAN books!â€
THE SPIRIT #31
Official Solicitation: â€œCommissioner Dolan’s nephew Danny is in a whole heap of trouble, and it falls to The Spirit to rescue him â€“ but to do so, he’s got to contend with Danny’s amnesia, a priceless stolen artifact, and the latest in The Spirit’s run of femmes fatales, the deadly “Adios!” Don’t miss Eisner colleague Mike Ploog’s return to THE SPIRIT in this two-part story!â€
WEDNESDAY COMICS #3 (OF 12)
Official Solicitation: â€œIn July, DC Comics gives a fresh twist to a grand comics tradition with WEDNESDAY COMICS, a new, weekly 12-issue series by some of the greatest names in comics today!
WEDNESDAY COMICS is unique in modern comics history: Reinventing the classic weekly newspaper comics section, it is a 16-page weekly that unfolds to a sprawling 28″ x 20″ tabloid-sized reading experience bursting with mind-blowing color, action and excitement, with each feature on its own 14″ x 20″ page.â€
WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #17
Official Solicitation: â€œâ€œIâ€™ll show ya whoâ€™s the real Cyclops!â€ Logan goes undercover as the mysterious â€œPatchâ€ to visit an old enemy posing as a good guyâ€¦but the eye sees allâ€¦â€
WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #38
Official Solicitation: â€œâ€œROMULUS” After years of searching, Logan finally knows where to find Romulus. But to get there, he must first get throughâ€¦Omega Red! HEâ€™S BACK! Part 2 (of 4)â€
Why You Should Read It: The Messiah War aftermath continues, as X-Force returns to the world they left behind. What happened in the second after they disappeared, and can they possibly pick up the pieces?
Official Solicitation: â€œ“NOT FORGOTTEN” Part 1 (of 4) MESSIAH WAR AFTERMATH! When X-Force was pulled into the future, what was forgotten in the present? The Leper Queen’s murderous acts? The Sapien League’s attack on the United Nations using two of the X-Men’s students? Wolfsbane’s reunion with the Asgardian Wolf Prince? H.A.M.M.E.R.’s hunt for X-23? After three months, the wait is over. Find out who lives and dies as the MESSIAH WAR ONE-SHOT art team of Mike Choi and Sonia Oback returns to X-FORCE!â€