This Week’s Pull List (7/24/13)

AQUAMAN #22

Aquaman_22_Full Geoff Johns has turned Aquaman into a must read every month. He’s able to fit amazing stories in a couple of books and it really sets the standard for the phrase “quality not quantity”. He’s taking Aquaman to places where only a few other writers have been able to take him.

BATMAN SUPERMAN #2

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No, its not just because the Superman/Batman movie was announced…okay maybe a little, but the first issue was fantastic. Jae Lee is so great with dark colors and shadows, so I knew his Batman would be fantastic but I was really interested in how he would bring someone as bright and colorful as Superman to life, needless to say, I didn’t have to worry, everything looked great.

HAWKEYE ANNUAL #1

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The thing I love about annuals is the extra-large issue we get. This is an especially good thing for a book like Hawkeye, you can never get too much of it!

LAZARUS #2

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The first issue of Lazarus was great, it really looks like Greg Rucka is building a massive story and we’re just now knocking on the door. I love the futuristic perspective. It’s a little political, I don’t mind that at all in fact it makes the story feel more organic. On top of that Michael Lark is handling the art and it fits the book perfectly.

LOBSTER JOHNSON SCENT OF LOTUS #1

Lobster-Johnson_A-Scent-of-Lotus_1Lobster Johnson’s adventures are always full of pulp/noir themes that don’t exist in too many other comics. Plus the sci-fi aspect pulled in from Mignola’s monster-filled crazy universe helps keep things constantly fresh. Lobster Johnson utilizes has short mini-series and the stories are contained extremely well, anyone can jump on.

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM UP #1 NOW

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One of the more interesting things about the Superior Spider-Man is the way that he interacts with the rest of the characters. It doesn’t matter if its Mary Jane or one of the Avengers, the results help contrast and reveal the true essence of Peter Parker through his unfortunate absence…for now.

YOUNG AVENGERS #8 NOW

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Being a hero isn’t easy, although the Avengers sometimes make it look like a walk on the beach, its anything but. Watching these guys grow into heroes helps give a little insight on all the trials and decisions that they face everyday.Kieron Gillen creates a dynamic with this team that you won’t see in any of the other team based books.

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