Wednesday, March 7, 2018

My Weekly Pull [10]

My Weekly Pull is something I will be doing every Wednesday to show which comics I had pulled for me that week! If you're into comics, or you're looking to start, please join me! Leave a link in the comments if you decide to do your own post. I would love to stop by and check it out!

This week will also include my pulls from last Wednesday! My DNF&Y, which is posted on the last day of the month, happened to fall on the same day. I know you guys were sooo disappointed, right? 😜

Last Week:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #79 by Tom Waltz, Brahm Revel, Kevin Eastman
All New Wolverine #31 by Tom Taylor, Marco Failla, David Lopez
Black Panther #170 by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Leonard Kirk, Phil Noto
Gwenpool #25 by Christopher Hastings, Gurihiru
Invincible Iron Man #597 by Brian Michael Bendis, Stefano Caselli, R.B. Silva
Legion #2 (of 5) by Peter Milligan, Wilfredo Torres, Javier Rodriguez 
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #28 by Brandon Montclare, Natacha Bustos
Moon Knight #192 by Max Bemis, Jacen Burrows
Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man  #300 by Chip Zdarsky, Adam Kubert, Scottie Young
Spider-Man Deadpool #28 by Robbie Thompson, Chris Bachalo, Scott Hepburn
X-Men Blue #22 by Cullen Bunn, Jacopo Camagni, Arthur Adams


This week:
The Amazing Spider-Man #797 by Dan Slott, Stuart Immonen, Ed McGuinness
Hawkeye #16 by Kelly Thompson, Leonardo Romero, Julian Totino Tedesco
Infinity Countdown #1 (of 5) by Gerry Duggan, Aaron Kuder, Gustavo Duarte
Rogue & Gambit #3 (of 5) by Kelly Thompson, Pere Perez, Kris Anka
Spider-Man #238 by Brian Michael Bendis, Oscar Bazaldua, Patrick Brown
Venom #163 by Cullen Bunn, Will Robson
X-Men Red #2 by Tom Taylor, Mahmud A. Asrar, Travis Charest

Firstly, Jacob brought something to my attention... the Spider-Man #238 cover is actually the cover for last month's issue, and the image from last month is the correct cover for this week. I use Comic List as a reference (it links you to other sites, but gives you a general list of what's coming out), and I guess they had their covers swapped!

Secondly, I'm loving all the covers for this week! The Rogue & Gambit heart, the last issue of Hawkeye (😭), and even crazy Rocket and a splintered Groot. The image of Nightcrawler is pretty awesome, too!

From the first week, I'm incredibly pumped for the All-New Wolverine with Deadpool. He's always making things worse, but in the best way. The Moon Knight cover has me a little worried, but Max Bemis always ends with a massive cliffhanger, so I feel like I should just worry on principle. It's also my last Gwenpool (😭), because all of my favorite comics are ending. I know there's the next thing to read, but it's hard when you've already fallen in love with something else.

Clearly, Jacob and I read way too many comics, so we are trying to narrow them down a bit, but it's difficult. Some of these are only going to be five issues, some are ten issues, and others are ongoing. Do we stop reading comics that have only a few issues, or see them through to the end? Should we stick with what we just absolutely love, or still branch out a little? It's hard to give up on a comic, or slim down your list, but there are a few that I don't have an issue quitting. 

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur -- She's started acting really snobbish for an nine-year-old (I'm pretty sure she's nine), and she knows she is smarter than everyone else in the world. I think it's gone to her head, and I'm not a fan of her "superior" attitude. I also don't really care for the addition of Thing and The Human Torch. It's been...odd. It keeps getting weirder, too. I started reading this from the Legacy issue, so I haven't actually read one that includes Devil Dinosaur. She sent him back to his time... or something... I don't actually know. It's not one that I have a strong desire to continue. 

Marvel Two-In-One -- Maybe I just don't like Thing and The Human Torch? I've read the first three and just don't feel very invested in their story. 

Spider-Man Deadpool -- (Note: I only read the Legacy issue. Jacob is hovering over my shoulder and telling me I need to "read the oldies" to have a better opinion.) UGH. I've never not wanted to finish a comic, but this one was extremely tempting. But it's a comic, right? They're not very long, so I persevered. Spider-Man was almost as annoying as Deadpool. Peter Parker seemed lazy, unmotivated and unlikable. Deadpool is meant to be obnoxious, but I feel like his winning personality was over-the-top and just too much. I didn't think their banter was witty or funny.

Those are the three I would like to strike from our list, but I'm not sure Jacob will agree with Spider-Man Deadpool. He enjoys it, so I don't want to break the man's heart. It's just not something I will continue to read. I think he and I agree on the other two. 

Have you tried any new comics this week? Let me know!

28 comments:

  1. It's good you can narrow your list down a little, but I am glad to see that you are enjoying most of these! I love hearing about comics because I want to read more. I tend to read things more when they are put into volume or graphic novel form, and not just individual comics. Granted, that still limits a lot!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I'm not familiar with how the comic/graphic novel thing works! Do they wait until there are a certain number of issues before combining them into a graphic novel? I should look into it!

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  2. I’m such a Gambit fan that of course I love that cover but the Nightcrawler one really drew my eye.

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    1. You should try Rogue & Gambit! It's only 5 issues!

      Yes! I love the X-Men Red cover with Nightcrawler.

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  3. uh-oh disagreement. Can this marriage be saved?? lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. It depends on how attached he is to Spider-Man and Deadpool... 😉

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  4. Aw too bad about Deadpool. I was hoping he wouldn't seem whiny. I was tempted with some Black Panther comics. I saw some on sale recently... :D

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    1. I still need to read some of the other Deadpool covers, I just didn't like SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL. That specific comic just didn't work for me, but Jacob likes it!

      Ooh, try some Black Panther! Let me know what you think!

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  5. Ooh lots of good stuff. MAArvel's been killing it with some of their covers lately. I like the Black Panther cover and the Moon Knight one, and that Hawkeye one is amazing! Why are they ending that series I wonder? I just started it lol, bought the first trade on your rec. I like that it was set in Cali...

    The Rogue/ Gambit cover is nice too. I just read Black Bolt Vol. 1 and that was pretty good. Some of the other Inhuman stuff though is meh so far...

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    1. Right? Loving the artwork! Hawkeye has 16 issues, so it's been running for over a year. I believe Kelly Thompson pitched a story to Marvel, and this is just how long it took to tell that story! It's not that it's being cancelled, just that it's ending. I'm sure Kate Bishop will be seen again!

      The California setting was nice! I'm glad you bought the first one! I hope you enjoy the rest of the series.

      You've convinced me... I've been looking into the Black Bolt comic and think I'm going to give it a go! Thanks!

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  6. Yay! Hope you like BB. It's a little different, maybe a tad dark, but pretty good. :) And oh that's good to know about Hawkeye. I would definitely read more Kate stuff, I gotta get Vol. 2 now!

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    1. Moon Knight and Old Man Hawkeye have been dark, too. It doesn't bother me unless it's excessive.

      Yes! Volume 2!

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  7. In February I had a couple of DNFs which hasn't happened in a long while so I guess I was due right? :P Glad you've had some good reads!

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    1. I always love it when I can go for a long stretch without DNFing a book! It means the reading has been good. 👏

      I'm sorry you've had a few you couldn't finish, but there's always something else!

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  8. Nice. I am tempted to by the Hardcover edition of the Sons of Ares graphic novel by Pierce Brown.

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    1. Ohh, I haven't heard of this! I love Greek mythology, so it sounds like something I'd be interested in. I'll definitely look into it. Thanks!

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  9. I need to start the Moon Girl series - I know that my library has some of them. We recently got Hoopla and it's been nice to be able to read some of the single issue copies of some of my faves without having to wait for them to be released in graphic novel form so my library will get them. Also, how cute is that baby-looking Spiderman????

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    1. Nice! I want to go back and read the earlier issues for Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. My husband says they're different, and I might change my opinion about her, but I'm just not into her current stuff.

      Baby Spider-Man is adorable! I love Scottie Young covers.

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  10. I don't read comics but these do look fun.

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    1. You've mentioned buying them for your daughter, right? What does she like to read?

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  11. I do not think they even sell comics here...nope, makes it harder u know

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    1. Really? Wow. Have you looked into digital copies? Greg (he commented previously) has mentioned ComiXology (I think that's what it is...), and you could try that! There's always a way. 😁

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  12. I have to be honest, I don’t think I have really ever read a genuine comic book. I dont even know why. I guess I should check it out.

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    1. I didn't know I would like them as much as I do! You should definitely try one or two!

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  13. wow I'm impressed, that's a lot of comics!

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    1. It's for two weeks instead of one! It looks daunting, but it's not. A few Jacob reads, some I read, and others we both read!

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