Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Conspirator Brock's Pull List for 12/19/12

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 12/19/12:

(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. America's Got Powers #4 Image
02. Batwoman #15 DC
03. Catwoman #15 DC
04. DC Universe Presents: Black Lightning and Blue Devil #15 DC
05. Fables #124 Vertigo
06. Green Lantern #15 DC
07. Green Lantern: New Guardians #15 DC
08. Happy! #3 of 4 Image
09. Harbinger #7 Valiant
10. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #5 DC
11. Legion of Super-Heroes #15 DC
12. Nightwing #15 DC
13. Red Hood and the Outlaws #15 DC
14. Saga #8 Image
15. Star Wars: Agent of the Empire - Hard Targets #3 of 5 Dark Horse
16. Super Dinosaur #16 Image
17. Sword of Sorcery #3 DC
18. Thief of Thieves #11 Image
19. Unwritten #44 Vertigo
20. X-O Manowar #8 Valiant

Reading List:

All New X-Men #4 Marvel
Avengers #2 Marvel
Before Watchmen: Moloch #2 of 2 DC
Cable and X-Force #2 Marvel
Captain America #2 Marvel
Daredevil #21 Marvel
Indestructible Hulk #2 Marvel
JSA Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull #1 of 6 DC
Supergirl #15 DC
Thor: God of Thunder #3 Marvel
Thunderbolts #2 Marvel

Over thirty titles this week! What happened to spreading out the titles over the month? That went out the door due to how the holidays fall this year. Oh well, looks like you can let your loved ones buy you some of the books you might not be able to pick up for Christmas this year. Hey, stranger things have happened.
What books am I looking forward to this week? Green Lantern, Green Lantern: New Guardians, Saga, Catwoman, and Thief of Thieves are the books at the bottom om my pile of of book to read this week. Saving the best for last.
Catwoman, for some, might be a curious one to look forward to, but I have enjoyed this title overall , and I'm wondering what is going to happen with this books sudden departure from "Death of the Family" to the new story arc, "The Black Diamond Probability".
Family is a pain in the ass sometimes and in Thief of Thieves and Saga this could not ring more true. Both of these titles are must reads, and don't worry there should be second prints if the sell out.
"Rise of the Third Army" continues to rise, and not really move forward. Hopefully Green Lantern and Green Lantern: New Guardians can get the momentum going for this cross over event. I do like Baz so there is some curiosity to see what happens to him, and Kyle's journey to master the rings of the emotional spectrum is bad ass. I think it is time to have the Third Army march or something.
DC Universe Presents continues the story featuring Black Lightning and Blue Devil. I still like this title as an introduction title to characters. Maybe we will see the New 52 Outsiders in it one day. Even better would be an Outsiders ongoing. A fan boy can only hope.
Legion of Super-Heroes is back and I think I'm just reading it because I like the Legion. Paul Levitz has fallen off a bit with his writing of the title, but I'm still hopeful and slightly enjoying the book.
America's Got Powers has been gone since August and I had almost forgotten about the series entirely. Let's see if the break helped or hindered the story, because at this point it might be better to wait for the trade.
What can I say about Unwritten? It has been a consistently good Vertigo book and I enjoy diving into the literary world that Mike Carey has created.
Super Dinosaur in space? I think this will pan out a lot better than Iron Man in space.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe has been a fun book. That's all I have to say about that.
Ryan Higgins made the joke that I read Sword of Sorcery and not Wonder Woman, and I could honestly care less. Sword of Sorcery explores the C-List Gem World, and despite the fact that it will most likely be canceled soon I'm enjoying the book. And don't forget the Beowulf back ups that are very bloody.
Fables, Fables, Fables. This title has lost something and it seems to be treading water. I still enjoy the world Bill Willingham created, but I can see why people have not been impressed with the last few story arcs. Fingers are crossed though for this book to find its footing again.
Star Wars: Agent of the Empire - Hard Targets has been interesting. I don't know if I can keep reading Star Wars books in single issue format though. I like having a completed story vs. one that I have to wait for. Maybe after this mini I will just opt to read Star Wars titles in trade.
Happy! is back and I will be at Illusive Comics and Games today to get Darick Robertson's autograph and maybe an intro for the podcast, but back to Happy!. This has been a great book and yes, I am saying I like a Grant Morrison title. Check it out if you haven't.
Nightwing crosses over with "Death of the Family" so, yes, I have to pick this book up during the event.
If you didn't read issue #14 of Red Hood and the Outlaws you should. Joker is back, and what he does to get at Jason is screwed up. Can't wait to see what Jason does in this issue.
Harbinger is picking up momentum and  I like where it is going. A team has been formed and things are starting to happen. Time for some ass kicking.
Batwoman has gotten so much better since the Wonder Woman team-up. This issue seems to break the pacing of that story, but I'm sure it is worth the break.
X-O Manowar has to stop the alien invasion with Ninjak. I'm so stoked to see this. Valiant's flag ship book has delivered every issue, and this one looks to continue that pattern.
As for the books on my reading list:
 JSA Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull I will give the first issue a try.
Avengers #2 will hopefully go somewhere and not suck.
All New X-Men #4 there should be a battle between present Cyclops and past Cyclops and not much else.
Didn't I just read Cable and the X-Force last week.
The cover was so horrid I almost didn't want to read it. Remender you have an uphill battle to keep readers with Romita's shit art in the book.
Moloch's story finishes up in this week's only Before Watchmen title.
Supergirl crosses over in "H'El on Earth", and maybe this issue can improve the story by giving us some motive or at least some hint as to H'El's plan.
Daredevil, apparently this issue is the first appearance of Superior Spider-Man. No one cares cause that shit will be over in six months to a year.
Thunderbolts let's see what you got.
Indestructible Hulk looks to be cool, because Hulk actually has direction when it comes to him raging out and smashing things. Plus, we actually get to see Banner do something good for a change.
Thor has been fantastic, and out of all of my reading list I am looking forward to reading this one.
Well I have some reading to get to, and you have some books to get from your local comic book store or online at our digital store. Merry Christmas!

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