Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Conspirator Brock's Pull List for 11/28/12

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 11/28/12:

(Note: I have included deep links for some titles if you wish to support Comics Conspiracy when you buy digital comics. I have not included links to Dark Horse books because you cannot support us currently by buying them through our site.)

01. All Star Western #14 DC
02. American Vampire #33 Vertigo
03. Aquaman #14 DC
04. Arrow #1 DC
05. Batman: The Dark Knight #14 DC
06. Bedlam #2 Image
07. Flash #14 DC
08. Justice League Dark #14 DC
09. Phantom Lady #4 of 4 DC
10. Planetoid #4 Image
11. Red Lanterns #14 DC
12. Superman #14 DC
13. Talon #2 DC
14. Thief of Thieves #10 Image*

*Our copies finally came in this week.

Graphic Novels
The Sixth Gun: Book 4 - A Town Called Penance Oni Press
(The Sixth Gun #18-23)

Reading List:

All New X-Men #2 Marvel
Batman Incorporated #5 DC
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #4 of 6 DC
Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #4 of 4 DC
FF #1 Marvel
The Fury of the Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #14 DC
Lookouts #3 Cryptozoic / Penny Arcade
Thor: God of Thunder #2 Marvel
Uncanny Avengers #2 Marvel
X-Men Legacy #2 Marvel

Oh boy another big week of books. Let's dive in. On the bottom of the stack for me this week: Aquaman, All Star Western, Justice League Dark and Thief of Thieves. All of these books are great titles that you should have on your pull list. If you don't have them then you are definitely missing out.
Aquaman this week is the prelude issue to Throne of Atlantis which is crossing over with Justice League in the coming months. I'm curious to see what Geoff Johns has in store for us with this story.
Justice League Dark just came off a intense story arc involving the search for the Books of Magic so where do we go from here? If the track record on this book is any example we are going to see some interesting stuff.
Jonah Hex is making his mark in the history books of the "New 52" with All Star Western. Every month this book delivers a good dose of guns, bullets, violence, booze and sex. The first trade is out so I highly recommend picking it up and catching up with the adventures of Jonah Hex.
Thief of Thieves was delayed for us, but I always enjoy reading this book because each issue has a twist that just keeps pulling you deeper and deeper into the story and characters.
What about the rest of my stack this week? Well Superman continues the H'el on Earth story that s far is coming about at a really slow pace, Hopefully this issue changes that pacing.
I'm giving the digital first Arrow book a try, because I have heard such good things about the show.
The craziness that is Bedlam is back and I'm going to dive into it with issue two and see if it keeps my interest.
Batman and the Scarecrow battle it out in The Dark Knight, and despite the long drawn out story in this title I keep it on my pull list, because I love David Finch's art and Gregg Hurwitz has brought some intense stuff to the title with the story telling so  it is still a title I want to read every month.
Planetoid is back after a few months off and I can't wait to see where this Ken Garing creation goes.
The end of Phantom Lady and Doll Man is upon us. I'm excited to see how this book ends, and I do hope Phantom Lady and Doll Man come back for more stories in the future.
Flash Vs. Grood continues this week, so all of you monkey lovers need to be picking up this issue.
American Vampire finishes the Black List story arc this week, and I'm really looking forward to it. Not super excited about the break Scott Snyder is taking from the book, but he is getting over whelmed in the amount of books he is writing. Sometimes a break is a good thing. We will have to see when he comes back if the break was worth it.
Another Scott Snyder project Talon is out this week and it has the staying power to stay as an ongoing for a while. I'm good with that.
Rise of the Third Army continues in Red Lanterns this week. I'm kinda ready for the Third Army to have risen already, but I will press on.
My reading list this week almost equal my pull list. Marvel NOW! dominates this list, and I will say that I am looking forward to Thor this week. Jason Aaron did a good job with number one and I'm want to see where this  God Butcher story arc goes. As for the returning X-Men Legacy I'm most likely going to be done with it after this issue. As for All New X-Men and Uncanny Avengers these two titles are the make or break for the Marvel NOW! titles. If they don't pan out then the rest of the line will fall way short of expectations. I wasn't overly impressed with either so these second issues are going to have to be amazing to keep my reading interest. FF will most likely just be a issue one read. I wasn't impressed with it from the Marvel NOW! Point One book and I'm not really a big Mike Allred fan. I will give number one a read though. Lookouts is back and it has been a fun ride so far so I'm going to stick with it for now.
Remember Before Watchmen? If you didn't you'll get a double reminder this week. Which is you are curious the reading order is Silk Spectre then Ozymandias, but you might want to read the Crimson Avenger back up from the Moloch One Shot in between them, because it is part four of that story.
Firestorm has been a good read since the creative shift and I look forward to enjoying this title on my reading list. As for Batman Incorporated I don't know if I can keep this title on my reading list because I am not impressed with it at all. It doesn't fir with the "New 52" and I feel that Grant Morrison's writing hasn't been as strong since the rejiggering. Only time will tell.
Last, but not least the forth trade for the awesome series Sixth Gun is out this week and you should really check this series out, because it is a great read.
I rushed through this week's pull list, and so you should rush over to your local comic shop or over to or Comics Conspiracy's Digital Store to get your books. See you next week.

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