Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Conspirator Brock's Pull List for 8/22/12

For all of the curious people out there wondering what I like to read week to week here is a list of the titles I am going to be picking up for the week of 8/22/12:

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01. All Star Western #12 DC
02. America's Got Powers #3 Image
03.Batman Incorporated #3 DC
04. Batman: The Dark Knight #12 DC
05. Danger Girl and the Army of Darkness #6 Dynamite
06. Fables #120 Vertigo
07. Flash #12 DC
08. Green Lantern: New Guardians #12 DC
09. Justice League Dark #12 DC
10. Planetoid #3 Image
11. Super Dinosaur #13 Image
12. Superman #12 DC
13. Unwritten #40 Vertigo
14. Voodoo #12 DC

Graphic Novels
Swamp Thing: Vol. 1 - Raise Them Bones DC
(collects #1-7)

Reading List:

Amazing Spider-Man #692 Marvel
Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #1 of 4 DC

What are the books I am looking forward to reading this week? They are: Planetoid, Justice League Dark, and All Star Western. Only three books this week because of the five week month there are books that would have been on this list, but they aren't out until next week. Of the books on the bottom of my stack I am really liking Planetoid by Ken Garing. It is an interesting story on an interesting world, and I'm curious to see where it goes with every issue.
Justice League Dark is one of those titles that I'm liking because of the cast of characters in the book itself; not to forget the fact that Jeff Lemire has picked up the writing duties on the title. Honestly, I can only see this book getting better especially with art from Mikel Janin.
All Star Western has been one of my guilty pleasures for a year now. Thank you Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray for such a great title that I can't recommend high enough. That reminds me I need to go back, and read their previous run on Jonah Hex. Hopefully those trades are still in print.
As for the rest o my list this week it seems like this week is the week of really late books:
-Danger Girl and the Army of Darkness #6 is finally out. Issue five was released back on 4/18/12. Better late than never, right?
-America's Got Powers #3 is not as bad, but number two did come out back on 5/30/12. -And I know some people will want to lump Batman Incorporated #3 in with the late releases, but to those insensitive assholes I say shut it.
Voodoo is coming to a close, and despite the story falling off after the first few issues, and me deciding to stick it out, I am not completely disappointed to see this title go.
Green Lantern: New Guardians is hopefully going to stop dragging out this story arc with the stolen lantern rings. Much like Red Lanterns this book has suffered from a story that has been to long in its telling. I like Kyle Rayner so I've stuck it out with this book. Hopefully this next year will see some improvement.
As for the rest of my pull list they are all good to fair titles that I still get because there is some interest or investment in the books. So, I'm sticking with a lot of them for now. I can honestly say that I am sticking with a lot of the DC titles longer than I normally would because of the $2.99 price point. If these books hit $3.99 you would see my pull list shrink up very quickly. Thank you DC for holding the line.
Swamp Thing: Vol. 1 - Raise Them Bones is out and you shouldn't think twice about picking it up. Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette are masters when it comes to weaving this tale about the avatar of the green. So, buy Swamp Thing, because you know you already want to.
As for the two titles on my reading list:
-Dr. Manhattan is just another Before Watchmen title that shouldn't have the Before Watchmen ad bar across the top. Even though I haven't been blown away by any one title they have been entertaining enough to read. So, I will read up on everyone's favorite naked blue guy.
-Amazing Spider-Man #692 is the celebratory 50th anniversary issue, and it is over sized and over priced. With a $5.99 price tag I don't know if I would even want to buy it if it was still on my pull list. Marvel has got to make up for the decline in sales somehow I guess.
Anyway, that is my rant for the week regarding the new books. You know what time it is. Click that Comics Conspiracy Digital Store book mark or get down to your local comic shop to get you weekly fix of titles.

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