After accidentally taking the last half of 2012 off from writing (sorry guys, it was a really bad couple months for me), we’re back with a vengeance! Or something resembling it. Either way, it’s a new year, it’s time for a new push, and that means new twists on old favorites. So here’s your new Pull List for the week of January 16th, 2013.
All-New X-Men #6
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Art: David Marquez
Cover: Stuart Immonen and Wade von Grawbadger
Solicit: “The future of the X-Men will be defined by their past! How are the teenage X-Men going to fix their future?”
The first five issues of All-New X-Men have been my favorite issues of the Marvel NOW! pseudo-relaunch, as the original X-Men were thrown in to the future in an attempt to turn Cyclops away from his path as a mutant revolutionary. Now that they’ve confronted Cyclops’ new team of X-Men, the original five have chosen to remain in the future until Cyclops is stopped, and act under the tutelage of Kitty Pryde. This month marks the debut of Archaia artist David Marquez for a three issue arc. We loved David’s work on Syndrome and Days Missing: Kestus, and his work on All-New X-Men is sure to be just as impressive!
Batman & Robin #16
Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Art/Cover: Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Solicit: • “DEATH OF THE FAMILY” continues here!
• Has The Joker broken Damian? Has Batman’s son met his fate at the hands of The Clown Prince of Crime?
Death Of The Family has been an interesting duck so far, a hit or miss crossover that’s almost stretched too thin for it’s own good. The core books are where the best of the story is, with it’s too creepy to be true Joker and story centered around a missing Alfred Pennyworth and a Batman who may be tricked into killing his own family. With early solicits pointing to the possible death of Damien Wayne, now’s the time to jump on this one before a great character is killed off or irrevocably changed forever.
Other titles of note:
Avenging Spider-Man #16
The Superior Spider-Man is slowly trickling through into other titles. This issue sees the first meeting of Superior Spider-Man and the X-Men.
Batwoman, Vol. 1: Hydrology
If you missed out on the spectacular opening of Batwoman’s long anticipated debut, now’ your chance to catch the first six issues in a gorgeous trade collection.
Savage Wolverine #1
The newest Wolverine on-going sees Logan trapped in the Savage Land with no memory of how he got there and everyone desperate to kill him.