New Comics Day: Our January 22 Pull List

ARDO’S LIST

Black Widow #2 (Marvel) 

 

 

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ANOTHER ISSUE IN JANUARY AGAIN??? YAY!

Pretty Deadly #4 (Image Comics) 

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First issue of 2014! Woot woot!

 

Hawkeye #16 (Marvel) 

 

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I love Hawkeye. Although #16 is out but #15 isn’t…

 

X-Men Vol. 4 #9 (Marvel) 

 

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I’m getting bored with this series so hopefully this’ll be interesting.

 

Marvel Knights: X-Men #3 (of 5) (Marvel)

 

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Part 3. Let’s see where they’ll take this…

Hacktivist #1 (Archaia/Boom! Studios)

 

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I’ve been excited for this for months. A comic created by Alyssa Milano and it’s inspired by Anonymous and the creator of Twitter.

Deadly Class #1 (Image Comics)

 

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This sounds amazing…

CHRISTA’S LIST

Black Widow #2 (Marvel)

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The first issue was extremely promising and I adore the artwork. I have high hopes for this series.

Harley Quinn #2 (DC Comics)

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I’m still not sure about this series but I want to believe it’ll be good. Plus Poison Ivy is guest starring.

Hawkeye #16 (Marvel)

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KATE BISHOP ON THE COVER!

Legends of Red Sonja #3 (Dynamite)

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There’s been a dynamite team (Hehe) behind this limited series. And the amazing Nicola Scott is contributing to this installment.

Marvel Knights X-Men #3 (Marvel)

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Another great limited series.

Pretty Deadly #4 (Image)

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The art in this comic is just soooo good. I want to hang it all over my walls.

X-Men #9 (Marvel)

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So many badass ladies. One book.

Comix Reviews: Week of October 23 2013

I have such a back log of comic reviews to write! I’m going to do my best to catch up this week.

You’ve been warned

– Christa

Sex Criminals #2

Image. Written by Matt Fraction. Art by Chip Zdarsky. Cover by Chip Zdarsky.

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So who’s the boy with the same sexy-time time-stopping gifts as Suzie? Meet John, who until last night thought he could freeze time with his junk. At long last not alone, what kind of horny hijinx will he and Suzie get up to together? What ANY of us would do if having sex stopped the whole world: We’d do crimes.

The first issue led us through Suzie’s sexual awakening. We saw how she struggled with her unqiue…gift growing up and how she had no one to talk to about. Issue #2 spends more time on Jon’s experience. Like Suzie he also found there was no one to talk to – but he deals with things a bit different. Through Cumworld. His sexual awakening feels familiar to many a teenage boy. Curiosity and a whole lot of porn. But unlike many teenage boys he has unlimited access. Anything he’s even remotely curious about he can check out. I like that this issue is approaching issues of sexuality from both genders. Suzie and Jon are both excellent well balanced characters. This series has definitely hooked me and I’m looking forward to learning more about Suzie and Jon as people and as buding bank robbers.

4 out of 5

– Christa

Wolverine and the X-Men #37

Marvel. Written by Jason Aaron. Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli. Cover by Ed McGuinness.

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    X-MEN: BATTLE OF THE ATOM, PART 8! Wolverine, who just lost his healing factor, takes a mortal hit! And a surprise ending that changes everything in the X-Men Event of 2013!

I found this to be a huge improvement over the last installment. I could actively follow what’s going on!  Although that being said there is only one issue left  and I am still totally clueless regarding the bigger picture. I think we all are. I’m really looking forward to reading how they wrap everything up and finding out what was at the centre of this crazy event. Confusion aside it’s been a lot of fun and nice to see all the X-Men reunited (even if they are fighting one another). This is an action heavy issue, which is great for pacing but all of the fight scenes and splash pages seem to come at the expense of detail. Character expressions in particular felt a bit rushed.

3 out of 5

– Christa

Young Avengers #11

Marvel. Written by Kieron Gillen. Art by Jamie McKelvie. Cover by Jamie McKelvie 

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They say you can never go home. For the Young Avengers, it’s not true. They can go home. It’s just that if they do, the universe may end. Better not go home then, eh? WHAT ARE YOU DOING, YOUNG AVENGERS? YOU’VE DECIDED TO GO HOME? GAHHKKH! YOU GUYS! Is Kate Bishop an enemy in waiting? Is this the last we see of the loveable/strangle-able Kid Loki? Are rhetorical questions a cheap device when writing solicits? All answers revealed, except the last one, which you’ll have to work out by yourselves.

We’re almost at the end of the Mother Arc! It’s been a long one but overall a solid one. There’s been a lot of interesting developments and I’m excited to see what Loki has up if sleeves – if anything. Maybes he’s been bluffing his way through the whole time. Who knows? As always Gillen’s writing is well paced and there are plenty of funny moments to giggle at.

I’m always a fan of McKelvie’s art but in this issue it was especially noteworthy. Loki’s transformation in particular.

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He is no longer the child we have become accustomed too. This feels like a good lead in to his own series and a chance for the other Young Avengers to reclaim the spotlight (and if I could put in a request for more Kate and Noh-Varr I would be very happy).

Oh and Tom Hiddleston fans? You’re going to love the new look.

4.5 out of 5

– Christa

New Comics Day: Our October 30 Pull List

ARDO’S PULL LIST

Damian: Son of Batman #1 (of 4) (DC)

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I fell in love with Damian as a character in the New 52’s Batman and Robin. and was really sad he was killed off. I’m intrigued by this new title and it doesn’t hurt that it’s a limited run.

The Double Life of Miranda Turner #1 (Monkeybrain Comics)

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Another female led title from Monkeybrain! I’m excited.

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CHRISTA’S PULL LIST

Saga #15 (Image)

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Yeah Baby. *does new issue of Saga dance*

True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #5 (Dark Horse)

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I feel like it’s been awhile. Really looking forward to this one – it hasn’t let me down yet.

X-Men Battle of the Atom #2 (Marvel)

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It all comes down to this!

Nightwing Annual #1 (DC Comics)

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I’m actually not much of a Nightwing fan but I am a HUGE Batgirl fan. So I’m buying this for her.