I know. I’m horrible.
I always get lost when I try to figure out how to do the Pull List articles. I need to just bite the bullet and stick with a format for a while. Leave a comment if you have a suggestion, and we’re going to try to do these again. We’ve got three books you should pull, and one book you should pass. I think everyone alive does that format, but everyone isn’t as witty as me (they’re actually wittier).
Remember, just because it’s not on the list doesn’t mean it’s not good!
[singlepic id=410 w=320 h=240 float=left]Avengers: The Children’s Cruasde #6 (of 8)
Writer Allan Heinberg
Penciller/Cover Jim Cheung
THE SCARLET WITCH RETURNS WITH A VENGEANCE!
With her memory and her powers finally restored, The Scarlet Witch returns to Avengers Mansion for a revealing reunion with Clint Barton and a fiery reckoning with the Avengers that provokes the Beast, Jessica Jones, and the mutant detectives of X-Factor to join the crusade. But will the Scarlet Witch continue the decimation she began in ‘House of M’? Or will she become the new mutant messiah?
I’ve been enjoying the hell out of this book, but it’s incredibly lengthy run is really starting to wear. I know it’s slated to be bi-monthly, but it’s the 9 issue series has already been going on for nearly a year, issue #1 having released last July. Regardless, the book is full of surprises, great action and beautiful artwork, and it’s only getting better.
[singlepic id=412 w=320 h=240 float=left]Uncanny X-Men #539
Writer Kieron Gillen
Penciller Ibraim Robertson
Cover Simone Bianchi
Hope has been kidnapped and there is only one mutant who can track her down: Wolverine! And when Mutankind needs their messiah more than ever, will Logan do what’s necessary to find Hope? Will the source of his animosity for the red-headed savior finally be revealed?
Gillen has made Uncanny X-Men an amazing title, with the quality skyrocketing in just the few issues he’s worked on. This story appears to be a done-in-one, something I’m incredibly fond of but is increasingly rare in this day and age. Hopefully he’ll be able to keep the title at this level of quality after it’s #1 reboot.
[singlepic id=411 w=320 h=240 float=left]Wonder Woman #619
Writer J. Michael Straczynski, Phil Hester
Art/Cover Don Kramer, Wayne Fauchier, Alex Garner
This is the one you’ve waited for! The year-long “Odyssey” storyline comes to an earth-shattering conclusion! Can Diana defeat the powerful forces that destroyed her entire reality? And even if she wins, she could still lose everything!
I’ve not really kept up with Odyssey. I know it’s changed have been hit or miss, but I thought the changes were really well done, and a bold move for a character who really needed it. Despite what the official solicit from DC says, it doesn’t actually end this week, and will be running up until the reboot. Regardless, this is definitely going to be a huge issue of the story, and a book to keep an eye on until it’s conclusion just prior to the reboot.
[singlepic id=413 w=320 h=240 float=left]Wolverine: The Best There Is #7
Writer Charlie Huston
Penciller Juan Jose Ryp
Cover Bryan Hitch
Bullets! Flames! Acid! Bombs! Wolverine’s healing factor has gotten him through it all. So how is his desiccated body locked away in a quarantine capsule on Utopia, on the verge of death? And what does Emma Frost see when she uses her telepathic powers to peer into Wolverine’s broken mind? Discover the sickening truth in WOLVERINE BEST THERE IS # 7!
I get what this is supposed to be: a mature rated romp through the world of Wolverine, full of guts and gore. And something like that definitely could work for the character, much like it has for The Punisher and Deadpool. But…this book just doesn’t do it for me. Wolverine feels pretty out of character in the issues of this I’ve read, and the focus on violence and exploitation over an actual story really hurts this book.
Readers! Hit the comments, and let us know what you intend to pick up this week, what you’ll be passing over, and/or if you disagree with this week’s pulls and passes.