The Pull List, Release Date 10/11

AUG170966Runaways #2

Did I love issue #1? No.

I enjoyed it much more than the back 1/3 of the series, and this is still one of those books that my fond memories are enough to make me forget the lowpoints.



The Pull List, Release Date 9/13

711893_runaways-1-wada-variantWhen it was good, it was very good, when it went downhill, it was not that good. With all that said, and even though Marvel does not have much of my trust these days, I am excited for this.

Runaways #1

Friend of Zeist Mad Dog, has been known to refer to himself as the Charlie Brown of DC fans, he gets excited about every thing they do, hoping beyond hope that they will recapture, what, in his opinion they have lost.

I will not go so far as to say I am the Charlie Brown of marvel, but I do want to believe they will stop sucking.


The Pull List, Release Date 9/6

jun171574eNancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, The Big Lie #6

I only just noticed this is a miniseries and this issue is the last issue. It makes me sad. I have really enjoyed this, it did not go as dark as the stated inspirations of Afterlife with Archie and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, but it was good. The pop-references included are simple enough that a quick wiki search can uncover them, and they are clever enough to put a smile on my face, happily going down some of these early YA-lit rabbit holes.

I hope they continue the use of the characters in some way, in the meantime, i will be doing some deep-mining to see what fun ideas I can envision, what properties I might reimagine.


The Pull List, Release Date 8/16

689387_c81ff2ae03e693eef170e7fa949c04bfbaf541c5I have a situation.

A dilemma, if you will.

I will put it in broad terms, in question form:

How much is $4 worth to you? Is $4 a reasonable price for long-awaited entertainment? If you could watch Game of Thrones early one week, for $4, would you do it? What if it meant you had to walk across town?

This is my dilemma, sort of.

Next Wednesday, I will be at GenCon. I have picked up comics at GenCon before, that is not the issue.

The issue is, should I hold off buying a comic that my FLCS will set aside for me, as it is in my actual pull list?

What if the comic is one of your faves? I know that I gush about Archie and their offerings, this one is so dark and wonderful. Sabrina #8, we waited a long time for #7, can i wait 5 days? More to the point, can i justify the expenditure, I would be buying it twice?

I am unsure.

But anyone out there reading this, YOU SHOULD PICK THIS COMIC UP!


The Pull List, Comic Release Date 7/26

701071_812197a14409d456fa969554a3e413f9ea5996d1There is an elephant in the room. The room being the Marvel and DC room. The elephants are Convergence and Secret Wars. Secret Empire has had moments, the most surprising was when it acknowledged the past of Marvel comics. I enjoyed International Iron Man, and wish that titled had not been cancelled. It is one of my favorite artist-writer combos. Another one of my favorite combos is on display in Infamous Iron Man. What gives it that little extra something is that it acknowledges the Marvel history. This is one of the books I most look forward to when it comes out.

The Pull List, Release Date 7/19


Comics today often suffer from taking too long to tell a story, restricted to the 6-issue TPB model, stories often drag out, miniseries and events often get extended, along with delayed.

Archie’s Over The Edge promised dramatic changes for one of the characters, death was implied.

There was a list of five potential characters, which erased speculation of a the spotlight character being Jason Blossom perhaps to get in-line with the TV show. Before the first issue even arrived, several of the potentials were also eliminated.

All of this served an odd purpose, to decrease the drama inherent in a book promising:

“The end has come for one of Riverdale’s most beloved residents.”

Every time I have doubts about an Archie-verse title, it delivers. This story-arc has sped by incredibly quickly, no pun intended, and I am nervous to see the conclusion, and am trusting it will have a payoff.