New Comic Book Day! My pull list


It’s new comic book day. A couple of people have asked me what my current pull list is.

The comics that currently make it to the top of my reading list every week:

Captain America – Pound for pound this is the best comic being published today. You may or may not have heard, but Steve Rogers (aka Captain America) is dead. He’s been dead for two story arcs thus far. The plot is a superhero espionage thriller dealing with the supporting cast (which Cap has plenty of) and the antagonists (Red Skull, Dr. Faustus, etc). This entire run of the series has been one continuous plotline, with some of the best twists and surprises that I’ve seen in years. Do yourself a favor and pick up the trade. Ed Brubaker is a tiny god.

Iron Fist – Kung-fu, supernatural, action at its best. The character was hokey as part of the Iron First/ Power Man Heroes for Hire in the 70’s. But they brought him back in style by building up a complex and compelling back story of Iron Fists that slowly unfolds and affects the modern storyline.

Green Lantern & Green Lantern Corps- Another long lead-time story development about intergalactic space cops. The new plotlines have produced new color-themed corps, each with a mission. It sounds hokey, but it really does work and is a lot of fun.

Fables – This is another epic storyline. Imagine that all the fairytales and myths humanity invents are in fact about real characters. These fables, as they call themselves, are given power by humanity’s belief in them. They originally inhabited universes based on their cultural background. However, many of them have been uprooted and have setup a kingdom-in-exile in NY.

All right, I confess… I’m a long plot-arc junkie.

Other titles on my pull list

Booster Gold – Time travelling secret history goodness.

Checkmate – Sci-fi political thriller.

Final Crisis- Not sure if I’ll be liking this by the end, but it sure beats Coutdown.

Secret Invasion – Skrulls everywhere! Don’t know who to trust!

Astonishing X-Men – Loved Whedon’s run. Am hopeful the next arc is good.

Fantastic Four- Love Millar. The first time in a long time, I actually am interested in the FF.

Guardians of the Galaxy – Big sweet spot for Jim Valentino’s version of this series. I like the new cosmic stuff from Marvel and the recent tie-ins to that original version have me sold.

Incredible Hercules – Am liking the partnering of Hercules & Cho.

Mighty Avengers / New Avengers – I’m kinda liking the tie-ins to Secret Invasion where the backstory is being revealed in these two series. Am not sure where they are going to go after this.

Nova- Another marvel cosmic title. Good stuff.

Skaar: Son of Hulk – Think Hulk meets Conan. ‘Nuff said.

Thor – Stracynski’s take on Thor is pretty interesting thus far, but something needs to happen soon here.

Uncanny X-men, X-Factor, X-Force – Who doesn’t love mutants?

Walking Dead – I love post-apocalyptic stories. The secret of the title is that it isn’t about the zombies, but the stressed out, empty people that haven’t died yet. No one is safe.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer- Season 8, by Whedon himself.

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~ by shaunkime on June 26, 2008.

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