Lots of new stuff this week, but a few disappointments. Well, even the best comics have a few dud issues, don’t they?
Only one comic on my list this week: Marvel’s Champions, which does an awesome job of demonstrating why Marvel’s events suck.
An unsubtle feminist lesson is followed by a beautiful twist in Wonder Woman #29
It’s a slow week, with only one new comic on my list. This is Detective Comics #963, and interestingly it’s a very Batman-lite issue.
Big comics week! I have four new issues this week. And they arrived early, too, which made me late for work but so worth it. So, this week I have Aquaman battling undersea mobsters, Batwoman battling to save the future, the Justice League battling monster toys and Wonder Woman fighting assassins side by side with a badass Etta Candy.
Let’s get to it!
Two issues this week: Intelligence concludes in Detective Comics #962 and high fantasy Rose continues to enthrall in issue #5. Continue reading “My pull list – 9 August 2017”
I have just one comic this week: Marvel’s Champions, and its one I approached with some trepidation because so far Champions has been everything I love about superheroes, but this one is a tie-in with their big summer event Secret Empire, in which I have little interest.
Honestly, I’m not sure whether this is the best pointless tie-in I’ve ever read, or the most cynical in its determination to tug on the heartstrings. But I do think Marvel could do worse than use this as a masterclass in how to do it right.
The final issue of Occupy Avengers? This title had so much promise and Marvel barely gave it a chance! I’ll need a separate post to review the whole run. Also this week Azrael battles his AI self in Detective Comics and a not-so-mad scientist rules in Wonder Woman. Continue reading “My pull-list – 26 July 2017”
I have just two new issues this week, both strongly featuring women. The first is Aquaman, in which Mera unleashes an all-out assault on Atlantis; the second is Batwoman, tying up her first Rebirth arc with an epilogue that is really a prologue. Continue reading “My Pull-List – 19 July 2017”
Four new issues on my list this week, plus the collected She-Hulk: Deconstructed which I will post about separately.
Wonder Woman #26 – Heart of the Amazon (Part 1)
New creative team, new story! There were elements of Greg Rucka’s Rebirth stories that I really disliked, but overall it was a strong opening for Wonder Woman’s new world. It “reset” her origin in a way that established a fresh set of ground rules without negating her 75-year history and it did a great job of re-establishing who she is in all her (occasionally cheesy) glory. Heart of the Amazon begins her next journey and scales the focus right down to the personal, human and intimate. Continue reading “My Pull-List – 12 July 2017”