Wednesday, June 27, 2018

My Weekly Pull [26] & Can't-Wait Wednesday [1]

My Weekly Pull is something I do 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! If you decide to do your own post, leave a link in the comments. I would love to stop by and check it out!


Hunt for Wolverine Mystery In Madripoor #2 (of 4) by Jim Zub, Thony Silas, Greg Land
Marvel Two-In-One #7 by Chip Zdarsky, Jim Cheung
Moon Knight #196 by Max Bemis, Ty Templeton, Becky Cloonan
Venom #3 by Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Wakanda Forever Amazing Spider-Man #1 (of 3) by Alberto Alburquerque, Terry Dodson
I really enjoyed the first Hunt for Wolverine Mystery In Madripoor. It's a team of women: Storm, Rogue, Psylocke, Domino, Kitty Pryde and Jubilee, and they kick ass. I love this mashup of people and watching them work together to find someone they're all connected to... Wolverine. They each have a reason for being there, but that doesn't mean everyone is on the same page. I cannot wait to continue this one!

It feels like it's been forever since I read the last Marvel Two-In-One. I had almost given up on the series, but the last issue really brought things together and made me want to keep going.

Yes, Moon Knight has been absorbed and he's in a brain (sort of). The previous issue was crazy, and I cannot even begin to imagine where the story will go from here.

I think the cover for Venom is my favorite one so far! However, I'm curious why Spider-Man is so small... did he shrink, or did Venom grow?? (I know it's just for the cover, but still...)

Wakanda Forever Amazing Spider-Man is only going to be three issues, but it looks so good, right? (To clarify... Wakanda Forever is the new series, and Wakanda Forever Amazing Spider-Man (#1) is just going to be a small part of it! I believe Wakanda Forever X-Men will be next month (#2), and then Wakanda Forever Avengers (#3) after that.)

Are you reading any new comics this week? Let me know! If comics aren't your thing, check out my Waiting on Wednesday post below. 

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. (Did Jill stop doing this feature? Her blog has been inactive for awhile now, and I was wondering if someone else took over... Does anyone know?)

Edit 6/27/18: I've discovered that Jill is no longer actively posting, so from now on I will be linking to Can’t-Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

I'm actually going to highlight two books this week... They're both from Rick Riordan Presents and have a Percy Jackson vibe to them. I can only hope they'll be just as magnificent! Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a series we've read many times, and one I'm sure we'll continue to read a lot over the years. Riordan is able to imbue magic into his words, so it makes sense that his stories are easy to get lost in and impossible to forget. I already have high expectations for both of these!

The Storm Runner (The Storm Runner, #1)
by J.C. Cervantes, Jennifer Cervantes
Expected publication: September 18th 2018
Synopsis (via Goodreads): A contemporary adventure based on Maya mythology from Rick Riordan Presents!

Zane has always enjoyed exploring the dormant volcano near his home in New Mexico, even though hiking it is challenging. He'd much rather hang out there with his dog, Rosie, than go to middle school, where kids call him Sir Limps a Lot, McGimpster, or Uno—for his one good leg. What Zane doesn't know is that the volcano is a gateway to another world and he is at the center of a powerful prophecy. A new girl at school, Brooks, informs him that he's destined to release an evil god from the ancient Maya relic he is imprisoned in—unless she can find and remove it first. Together they return to the volcano, where all kinds of crazy happens. Brooks turns into a hawk, a demon attacks them in a cave, and Rosie gives her all while trying to protect Zane. When Zane decides to save his dog no matter the cost, he is thrust into an adventure full of surprising discoveries, dangerous secrets, and an all-out war between the gods, one of whom happens to be his father. To survive, Zane will have to become the Storm Runner. But how can he run when he can't even walk well without a cane?

Feisty heroes, tricky gods, murderous demons, and spirited giants are just some of the pleasures that await in this fresh and funny take on Maya mythology, as rich and delicious as a mug of authentic hot chocolate.

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Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha lee
Expected publication: January 15th 2019
Synopsis (via Goodreads): Rick Riordan Presents Yoon Ha Lee’s space opera about thirteen-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits. But you’d never know it by looking at her.

To keep the family safe, Min’s mother insists that none of them use any fox-magic, such as Charm or shape-shifting. They must appear human at all times. Min feels hemmed in by the household rules and resents the endless chores, the cousins who crowd her, and the aunties who judge her. She would like nothing more than to escape Jinju, her neglected, dust-ridden, and impoverished planet. She’s counting the days until she can follow her older brother, Jun, into the Space Forces and see more of the Thousand Worlds. When word arrives that Jun is suspected of leaving his post to go in search of the Dragon Pearl, Min knows that something is wrong. Jun would never desert his battle cruiser, even for a mystical object rumored to have tremendous power. She decides to run away to find him and clear his name.

Min’s quest will have her meeting gamblers, pirates, and vengeful ghosts. It will involve deception, lies, and sabotage. She will be forced to use more fox-magic than ever before, and to rely on all of her cleverness and bravery. The outcome may not be what she had hoped, but it has the potential to exceed her wildest dreams.

This sci-fi adventure with the underpinnings of Korean mythology will transport you to a world far beyond your imagination. 


What do you think of these? Are you a big fan of Rick Riordan? I've read the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and the Heroes of Olympus series. Both are about Greek mythology, which I love, and I'm excited The Storm Runner focuses on Maya mythology! It's not something you read about every day, and I think it'll make a wonderful MG book. 

Dragon Peal is about fox spirits and draws upon Korean mythology, which is awesome. I cannot wait for both of these to be released so I can read them myself and to my kiddos! (I know Riordan himself didn't write these, but again... they have a very Percy Jackson vibe!)

Today is the last day to enter the It's My Birthday! giveaway!

24 comments:

  1. oh the last one is intriguing, the cover is great!

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    1. The last comic... or the last book? I think they're both intriguing! ;)

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  2. I always did like fox spirits...ack, I can not remember what they are called! Sjiju...kitsune! that's it, I was so wrong. SO yes the second one sounds good

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    1. I haven't read anything with fox spirits or based on Korean culture. It's one of the reasons I'm so excited for this one!

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  3. I love books seeped in mythology! I know only a little about the Maya civilisation and essentially nothing about Korean myths so these would be fascinating reading. :)

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    1. Hard same! I have a weakness for books with mythological aspects! They're so fun to read and I easily get lost in them.

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  4. I think both of these look pretty interesting and not something I've read a lot of. I'm adding them both!

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    1. Yay! I think they both sound AMAZING, and I love their covers! <3

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  5. The Storm Runner sounds really good - I don't think I've come across any other books that feature the Mayan culture. I really want to be Percy Jackson someday!

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    1. You want to be Percy Jackson, or you want to read Percy Jackson? Haha! Either one is okay with me.

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  6. You always show the best covers! And you're reading more Marvel stuff than me, I seem to miss a lot of these. Hunt for Wolverine Madripoor sounds pretty good, that's like a dream team of female X-Men! And that Venom cover-woo!!!

    I also like that last cover- which one is that for? Is that Seattle?

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    1. Do you use Comic List? ComicList(dot)com will show you every comic being released that week (also previous and following weeks) so you can determine what you want to read. It's not just Marvel either, but all of them! Hah, dream team is right... loving it!

      I'm not sure if it's Seattle or not... it's a random image from the site I use to organize all the pictures. I just added it to make things even, lol. It's not a cover for anything that I'm aware of. ;)

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    2. Ooh I have not used Comic List, but will check it out. Thanks! And I love Psylocke, always have. Storm's an old favorite, and Dazzler... is she in it?

      Oh gotcha. Ha ha I was like which one is that lol?

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    3. Dazzler hasn't been in it yet, so I don't think she'll make an appearance. A lot of female villains just showed up, though... Viper, I think. It was briefly at the end of the first issues (batshit crazy just happened, ugh), so I'm anxious to read this one and see where the story goes.

      Comic List has really helped with organization and knowing what's going to be coming out. It also lets you know when special issues and reprintings are being published.

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    4. Ooh Viper is awesome. Not as badass as Mystique (lol- Mystique's a fave) but Viper is kickass too.

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    5. I think this is my first interaction with Viper in a comic. Mystique is just awesome in general--so complex, too! I need to finish Astonishing X-Men. It's the last issue with this team, and then the comic starts a new arc with a new writer. I don't know if I'm going to read the new one or not since I fell out of like with the current one.

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  7. Dragon Pearl looks cool! These aren't something I'd actively seek out, but I might have to make that one mine.

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    1. Looking for MG books is new for me! My son is four, so I've started reading chapter books to him at night. We've been through the Percy Jackson series, Harry Potter, The Jungle Books, and a few others. I'm always on the lookout for new ones I think we'll both enjoy. <3

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  8. I hadn't seen these until NetGalley sent an email out and went and requested them. I hope we both love them!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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    1. Hah! NetGalley's email is what brought them to my attention to. It's what made me want to do a WoW, because I thought they looked awesome! *fingers crossed we both love them*

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  9. I hope you enjoy both of these selections! Kitsune fascinate me and they feature in a few urban fantasy books that I've enjoyed!

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    1. I'm really looking forward to them! I haven't read a book that features Kitsune, so I'm unfamiliar with their history. I'm sure it will be interesting and fun! What other books have you read with Kitsune?

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  10. The Venom covers are always really cool! Even if he still freaks me out lol. Ooh Maya mythology, I've never even seen any books based on that before! Those do sound like some interesting books!

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    1. Why does Venom freak you out? I think he's a very misunderstood character! Although, it also depends on who he is paired with. Some of those guys are BAD.

      I'm super pumped about the two MG books! They both include topics I'm unfamiliar with. <3

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