Wednesday, November 28, 2018

My Weekly Pull [48] & Can't Wait Wednesday [18]

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, there's a link-up at the bottom. I would love to stop by and check it out!

 Infinity Wars Arachknight #2 (of 2) by Dennis Hopeless, Ale Garza, Giuseppe Camuncoli 
Spider-Girls #2 (of 3) by Jody Houser, Andres Genolet, Yasmine Putri
Uncanny X-Men #3 by Ed Brisson, Yildiray Cinar, Emanula Lupacchino

Jacob's comics for the week!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #88 by Tom Waltz, Dave Wachter, Kevin Eastman
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Macro-Series #3 by Sophie Campbell, David Petersen
Amazing Spider-Man #10 by Nick Spencer, Humberto Ramos
Black Panther Vs. Deadpool #2 (of 5) by Daniel Kibblesmith, Ricardo Lopez Ortiz, Steve Skroce
Daredevil #612 by Charles Soule, Phil Noto, Bill Sienkiewicz
Spider-Man Deadpool #42 by Robbie Thompson, Matt Horak, Dave Johnson

Infinity Wars Arachknight and Spider-Girls are both short (one is two issues and the other is three), and they had really solid starts. I always enjoy seeing how they cram an entire story into so few issues! A lot happens really quickly, and I cannot wait to see what happens with these two. Infinity Wars Arachknight is basically what would happen if you combined Spider-Man and Moon Knight, while Spider-Girls has people from multiple dimensions. 

Uncanny X-Men had a really strong first issue, too. I think the "villain" has good intentions, but they also see death as a necessity, which can never end well. There are a lot of people in this one, and I'm curious if some of the characters will have larger roles than others. There's an X-Men team, but also some younger trainees that are new to field work. They're typical teenagers, arrogant and overconfident in their abilities, so I'm sure they're going to find themselves in unfavorable situations. 

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.

To Best the Boys by Mary Weber
Expected publication: March 5th 2019
Synopsis (via Goodreads): Every year for the past fifty-four years, the residents of Pinsbury Port receive a mysterious letter inviting all eligible-aged boys to compete for an esteemed scholarship to the all-male Stemwick University. Every year, the poorer residents look to see that their names are on the list. The wealthier look to see how likely their sons are to survive. And Rhen Tellur opens it to see if she can derive which substances the ink and parchment are created from, using her father’s microscope.


In the province of Caldon, where women are trained in wifely duties and men are encouraged into collegiate education, sixteen-year-old Rhen Tellur wants nothing more than to become a scientist. As the poor of her seaside town fall prey to a deadly disease, she and her father work desperately to find a cure. But when her Mum succumbs to it as well? Rhen decides to take the future into her own hands—through the annual all-male scholarship competition.

With her cousin, Seleni, by her side, the girls don disguises and enter Mr. Holm’s labyrinth, to best the boys and claim the scholarship prize. Except not everyone’s ready for a girl who doesn’t know her place. And not everyone survives the maze. 

The cover is what initially caught my attention, but the synopsis really sold it for me. I already want to know how people are selected for scholarships, and why they eventually end up in a labyrinth. Why does it matter if your rich or poor? Male or female? I think it's going to be an interesting story!

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22 comments:

  1. Oh wow, that cover immediately caught my attention. I'm easily distracted Lol :)

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    1. I love how her yellow dress stands out against the green of the maze/labyrinth! It almost looks like she's running...

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  2. I'm participating in a comic/graphic novel readathon this week so I've been reading the Ghostbusters v. 1-3 by Eric Burnham. Not bad. :) My first comics in a while.

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    1. Awesome! I've never participated in a comic/graphic novel readathon -- sounds fun! The only Ghostbusters I've read was a crossover with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I enjoyed it, but my husband reads more TMNT than I do! I highly recommend the current Domino and West Coast Avengers. They're both a lot of fun to read! <3

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  3. To the Best Boys sounds like a scholarly sort of Hunger Games, lol. Hope you love it Lindsi! :)

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    1. Haha! It does! I hope the story is as interesting as the synopsis. :)

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  4. Yeah that cover got my attention too!! Sounds like it will be good too!

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  5. I love anything "Infinite Wars"! :)
    Wow I had not seen this book around! Those wealthy private/boarding schools/colleges stories are usually good! This sexist 50s premise sounds like a so possible dystopian like Vox and the Handmaid's tale! I loved Vox and I'm watching the Handmaid's tale right now and loving it too! Classicism, Competitions, labyrinths this all sounds fantastic!

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    1. I've stopped reading the ongoing Infinity Wars, but Jacob still gets that one! There have been a lot of offshoots, and Arachknight was one that caught my attention. I like Spider-Man and Moon Knight, so I wanted to see what they would look like combined!

      I haven't seen The Handmaid's Tale -- too probable for me! I think the show would make me angry, and life is too short to be mad all the time. ;) <3

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  6. Oh I love the cover of the book!

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    1. It's stunning and suspenseful at the same time! It sort of looks like she's running through the maze/labyrinth, which makes me even more curious.

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  7. Oooh I've been seeing this cover around but the summary was not what I was anticipating! I always love a girl dressing up as a boy to get shit done kinda story! haha

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    1. Sometimes you have to make sacrifices to make changes! I can't wait to see how she handles everything. I'm intrigued! :)

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  8. I always love the artwork in the comics.

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    1. The artists are crazy talented! I'm sure all the details take forever to create -- amazing! <3

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  9. The Best of the Boys siubes really interesting!

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  10. I love that labyrinth cover! And I'm hopeful for the new Uncanny X-Men series. I haven't tried it yet but I will at some point- probably will get the trade. :)

    Spider Girls looks intereting because Spider woman on the cover. The Julia Carpenter one (if I'm remembering her name right)- haven't seen her in AGES.

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    1. I might eventually switch to trade, but right now we're enjoying our individual issues. It's not very cost effective, but we like it! I was on the fence about getting Uncanny X-Men, but I'm glad I decided to give it a shot. :)

      Spider-Girls was great! I love Jody Houser's writing. There are only going to be three issues, so it's super short. Someone is invading and looking for all super Spiders, I think. There was a lot going on! Annie's spider-sense is a little more advanced/different. I can't remember the other names! Hah! It was too long ago. ;)

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  11. The cover of this book really caught my eye as well. Love the maze. I hope you enjoy this book!

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    1. I hope she doesn't get lost in it! Labyrinths always make me think of a minotaur, haha.

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