Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Conspirator Brock's Pull List for 1/16/13

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 1/16/13:

(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. Ame-Comi Girls #4 featuring Power Girl DC
02. Archer & Armstrong #6 Valiant
03. Batgirl #16 DC
04. Batman #16 DC
05. Batman and Robin #16 DC
06. Batman: Arkham Unhinged #10 DC
07. Bleeding Cool #2
08. Bloodshot #7 Valiant
09. Creator-Owned Heroes #8 Image
10. Demon Knights #16 DC
11. Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E #16 DC
12. Saga #9 Image
13. Suicide Squad #16 DC
14. Team 7 #4 DC

(We were shorted our copies of Legion Lost #16 DC.)

Graphic Novels
Invincible: Vol. 17 - What's Happening (TPB - collects #91-96) Image

Reading List:

All New X-Men #6 Marvel
Captain America #3 Marvel
Daredevil #22 Marvel
Deathstroke #16 DC
Indestructible Hulk #3 Marvel
New Avengers #2 Marvel
Savage Wolverine #1 Marvel
Superboy #16 DC
Todd, The Ugliest Kid On Earth #1 of 4 Image

(We were shorted our copies of Threshold #1 DC.)

Third week of the new year and there are a lot of books to get to. First things first; what are the titles I'm looking forward to reading this week? Batgirl, Saga, Suicide Squad and Batman are the four books sitting at the bottom of my stack of books to read this week. More "Death of the Family" is good for me and I cannot get enough of Scott Snyder. Saga is still a solid book that despite my dislike of Fiona Staples lack of world painting imagery I am digging the shit out of this book. As for Suicide Squad I cannot wait every month to read through this title. The book is action packed, a great read and of course it has some really great characters. I'm curious though if we will see any stray pies in this series.
Team 7 is moving forward with "The Black Diamond Probability" and so far it is working just enough to hold my interest. We will see if that continues to be the case.
The digital first Ame-Comi Girls hits us with a print dose of Power Girl this week and I must say that this re-imagining of the DC heroines is a fun book that honestly I think more people would enjoy if they gave it a try. Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray are an amazing team and it is sad to see Creator-Owned Heroes bite the dust with the final issue out this week. Such a shame I was really enjoying that book.
Another digital first title I'm really into is Batman: Arkham Unhinged. This title that explores the video game universe is a fantastic read, and has been a solid character driven title since the Arkham City issues that started it all. Deadshot is in this issue and I must say that the video game version of him looked fucking savage.
This week we say goodbye to Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E, which for a lot of the readers I think will be a great disappointment. This book rocked and it was actually one of the titles from "The New 52" that I didn't initially pick up, but after hearing some recommendations I grew to really like this book. Sad to see it go, but I will enjoy reading about Frankenstein in Justice League Dark so the big green dead guy isn't really gone.
The other title being canceled this week is Legion Lost. We were shorted our copies so I will have to wait until next week to enjoy the last issue of the best Legion book being printed.
Valiant keeps pumping out these fantastic book and every time they come out I can't wait to read them. Archer & Armstrong and Bloodshot both hit the shelves today and I must say that with all of the cross over hype that Valiant has been plugging makes me even more excited to get to reading these books. If you are late to the Valiant show you should really try and get caught up.
Demon Knights keeps going strong and with a new story arc starting I'm ready to see where else this title can take us.
The other "Death of the Family" title out this week is Batman and Robin. I've really been enjoying this book. Peter J. Tomasi has a solid grasp of the relationship between Bruce and Damian in this title (far better grasp than Grant Morrison has in Batman Incorporated), and I'm always looking forward to seeing what happens in this book.
If you haven't picked up Bleeding Cool you should at least give it a try. I got through about half of the last issue and I wasn't completely turned off by it. Magazines can live again if you believe and actually buy them.
As for the titles on my reading list: Captain America gets one last issue to show me something otherwise it will go the way of Iron Man off the reading list completely.
The Illuminati, I mean New Avengers gets another shot to wow me, but if issue one was any indication I may be done with this title after the next issue.
Savage Wolverine...the title alone makes me laugh. I'm not sure if this will go anywhere. The last Savage Wolverine I remember was a One-Shot that had an okay J. Scott Campbell cover. I could be surprised by this book.
I wish "H'El on Earth" would end already. This Super Family cross over is garbage and I cannot wait until it is over and I can get back to reading just Action Comics by Andy Diggle and the floundering Superman title.
Has it been six months already? No it has not. All New X-Men is the most over shipped Marvel NOW! title that I am at this point still reading because I'm actually waiting for something to happen. Unless something did happen and it was wiped from my memory.
Deathstroke has to kill an Unkillable Man. I'm sold.
I'm curious to see how ugly Todd is and I have to go to another shop to pick up this book, because Ryan didn't order any copies for our shelves.
Daredevil and Superior Spider-Man team-up book. Just typing that made me want to vomit.
Indestructible Hulk is one of the only Marvel NOW! titles I actually look forward to reading. I just hope he doesn't have to team-up with Superior Spider-Man.

Thank you for taking the time to read through my pull list. Now get over to your local comic shop or click over to our digital storefront, and get your selection for the week.

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  1. Just checked out the cx storefront - don't let omar try to "preview" frank cho's women vol.2 in the store...