Wednesday, October 3, 2018

My Weekly Pull [40] & Can't Wait Wednesday [10]

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!

Blackbird #1 by Sam Humphries, Jen Bartel
Magic Order #4 (of 6) by Mark Millar, Olivier Coipel

Jacob's comics for the week!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Macro-series Donatello #1 by Paul Allor, Brahm Revel, David Peterson
Deadpool #5 by Skottie Young, Scott Hepburn, Nic Klein

There weren't that many comics this week, but there's also an extra Wednesday this month. All of our monthly comics will be spread out over five weeks instead of four.

Blackbird is going to be a new one for me! I saw a flyer for it at my LCS and was immediately intrigued by the blurb. "Blackbird is a coming of age story about Nina, a young woman living in Los Angeles who discovers a hidden world of magic when her sister is kidnapped by a mystical beast." It sounds awesome, right? The flyer shows more of the characters, including a cat with three eyes, and I sort of wish it had been the cover for the first issue. I hope it's as good as it looks!

Magic Order is daaaaarrrk. A family member died the last issue (people die every issue), so things are more personal this time. The prodigal son returns (I think), and I hope we get to see why everyone thinks he's so awesome. They've played him up the last few issues, even though he's made it clear he wants nothing to do with that world anymore. Despite his lack of involvement, I believe the villains will seek him out regardless. I also want to know more about what happened to his daughter... It's starting to seem like he may have been at fault, but you never know.

Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, that highlights upcoming releases that we're anticipating and excited to read. It's a spinoff of the feature Waiting on Wednesday that was hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Watch You Burn by Amanda Searcy
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018
Synopsis (via Goodreads): Jenny didn't want to move to the creepy, possibly haunted town with her dad. But the cops are on to her, and the only way she can protect herself is by moving as far away from her hometown as possible and staying out of trouble.

But even after she moves, Jenny still gets the itch. The itch to light a match and then watch it burn.

It's something she hasn't been able to stop, ever since an accident years ago. Now, in a new town, Jenny has the strange feeling that someone is watching her every move. Will her arsonist ways be exposed? Or is the burning truth deep inside her a greater danger?
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I've never read a book about arson, so I'm curious to see what this book has to offer on the subject. How does it impact someone's life? What compels them to set things on fire? 

The blurb also mentions a "creepy, possibly haunted town," which makes this a great October book! Twenty more days isn't too long of a wait...

33 comments:

  1. Interesting...I haven't read anything about an arsonist before so that's a bit different.

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    1. That's exactly what I thought! Hey, you changed your icon/image. Did you do that for the holidays? It's festive, haha.

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  2. Your WoW looks great and I hope you end up loving it!

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  3. This reminds me of something else that I read and liked but I can't put my finger on it... does sound good though!

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  4. Both of those comics sound really good!!
    And Watch You Burn seems like an intriguing one - definitely a good October read.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I'm hoping they're all delightful! <3

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  5. Watch You Burn is new to me - sounds good!!!

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    1. I really hope so! The blurb makes it sound really interesting, so I hope the story delivers.

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  6. Watch You Burn definitely sounds like a great read for the season - hope you enjoy it!

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    1. I'm sure there will be plenty of dark and spooky vibes, if the synopsis is any indication.

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    1. They flyer immediately caught my attention with the colors, but then I read about magic and a three-eyed cat. It seemed like I was destined to read this comic. ;)

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  8. I think I've seen Watch You Burn a few times - never really paid attention to the synopsis, but now I'm actually interested in looking into it some more! Blackbird sounds like City of Bones for some reason, but maybe it's just me, haha.

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    1. I've never read anything about an arsonist, so I thought it would be an interesting perspective! I didn't make the connection between Blackbird and City of Bones, but it's also been awhile since I've read the latter. :)

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  9. I keep putting Watch You Burn off. Loved Searcy's debut, but keep hearing meh things about this one. I will probably still read it, but I have to be in the right place for a dark book.

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    1. I don't think I've read the author's other book, but I would have to double check. It's not often that I'm in the mood to read something dark, and I'm still reeling from Sadie, but I feel like I squeeze more of those in around Halloween. Maybe it's the October vibe? I don't know.

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  10. I've been looking for a creepy October read. I'll have to check this out. :)

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    1. If you get to it before I do, let me know what you think!

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  11. Ooh Blackbird looks pretty awesome. I love that sort of neon-ish cover. And a three eyed cat? Color me interested. Millar I'm not a huge fan of, but Coipel does amazing art. I loved his Marvel stuff.

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    1. I haven't enjoyed some of his other stuff, but I'm weirdly invested in Magic Order. It's definitely not what I would usually read, but there's just something about it... there's a lot of violence, death, and uncomfortable situations. It's also my first comic with nudity, so that was different -- haha.

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    2. I'll let you know how Blackbird is when I have a chance to read it, lol. I think the three-eyed cat is what really sold it for me. ;)

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  12. Watch You Burn sounds crazily interesting, I have a friend that would actually probably love it!

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    1. Yay! Now you have a recommendation for your friend. :)

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  13. I haven't heard of Watch You Burn before. I'm curious about what the accident was... but even so it's hard to think Jenny would be a sympathetic main character. How likable can an arsonist be? LOL

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    1. Right?? I was wondering the same thing. Does the author make it a mental illness, or some type of disease that she's dealing with and trying to control? Is there something in her past that ties her to fire, or a reason she feels drawn to burn things? I feel like there are a lot of potential directions for this story, and I'm curious how the author will portray the main character.

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  14. I love the cover art on both of those comics! 🎨

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    1. Me too! Sometimes it's hard to choose which variant I want.

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