Wednesday, April 17, 2019

My Weekly Pull [66] & Can't Wait Wednesday [36]

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!

Spider-Man Life Story #2 (of 6) by Chip Zdarsky, Mark Bagley
Transformers #3 by Brian Ruckley, Angel Hernandez, Nick Roche, Ron Joseph
West Coast Avengers #10 by Kelly Thompson, Gang Hyuk Lim, Eduard Petrovich

Miles Morales Spider-Man #5 by Saladin Ahmed, Javi Garron,  Marco D'Alfonso

Jacob's comics for the week!
Kick-Ass #13 by Steve Niles, Marcelo Frusin
Amazing Spider-Man #19.HU by Nick Spencer, Chris Bachalo, Greg Land
Daredevil #4 by Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto, Julian Totino Tedesco
Guardians of the Galaxy #4 by Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw, David Marquez
War of the Realms #2 by Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, Arthur Adams, Matthew Wilson
War of the Realms Punisher #1 (of 3) by Gerry Duggan, Marcelo Ferreira, Juan Ferreyra
War of the Realms War Scrolls #1 (of 3) by Jason Aaron, Andrew Sorrentino 

Phew! Jacob is getting a lot of comics this week. I'm completely caught up on my reading (comics only, haha), so I'm really looking forward to getting these! My son and I have been reading the Transformers comic together, and it's awesome. They've started over from the very beginning, and it's been a blast learning the history behind the autobots (and the other generations) and their world. We're loving it!

I really enjoyed the 60's version of Spider-Man Life Story, and I'm curious how the 70's is going to go. In the 60's, Spider-Man was torn between going to war and fighting, or staying where he was. He felt somewhat obligated to enlist, since he had powers and could help, but he also knew that he was needed where he was. He also didn't know if it was his place to fight in the war, and it was interesting to see Peter Parker struggle with what felt right. A very creative perspective! Chip Zdarsky is a phenomenal writer. 

West Coast Avengers ended with me feeling completely blindsided, so we'll see where the story goes from here. Thompson has finally combined the loose threads from All-New Hawkeye with West Coast Avengers, and questions are finally being answered. Although, I don't think they're the answers anyone expected.

I highly recommend Miles Morales Spider-Man! Saladin Ahmed is an amazing writer, and he's been really creative with Miles and his story. He also ties real word issues into his writing, and his words really make you think and question how you feel about certain things. Miles Morales is only a kid, but he's dealing with very adult problems. He's also fighting supervillains, and trying to get to class on time, but there are bigger issues being addressed. It's really, really good!

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.

How to Build a Heart by Maria Padian
Expected publication: January 28th 2020
Synopsis (via Goodreads): One young woman’s journey to find her place in the world as the carefully separated strands of her life — family, money, school, and love — begin to overlap and tangle.

All sixteen-year-old Izzy Crawford wants is to feel like she really belongs somewhere. Her father, a marine, died in Iraq six years ago, and Izzy’s moved to a new town nearly every year since, far from the help of her extended family in North Carolina and Puerto Rico. When Izzy’s hardworking mom moves their small family to Virginia, all her dreams start clicking into place. She likes her new school—even if Izzy is careful to keep her scholarship-student status hidden from her well-to-do classmates and her new athletic and popular boyfriend. And best of all: Izzy’s family has been selected by Habitat for Humanity to build and move into a brand-new house. Izzy is this close to the community and permanence she’s been searching for, until all the secret pieces of her life begin to collide.

How to Build a Heart is the story of Izzy’s journey to find her place in the world and her discovery that the choices we make and the people we love ultimately define us and bring us home.

How to Build a Heart is a recent addition to my TBR, and I think it's going to be a story that a lot of people will relate to. Even if we're not constantly moving around, it's hard to find your place in the world. 

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22 comments:

  1. I just downloaded How to Build a Heart yesterday. It sounds like it will make me cry, but all the good ones do.

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    1. Nice! You always seem to be one step ahead of me, haha. I'm already looking forward to your review. <3 Maybe it won't make you cry too much, but just enough! ;)

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  2. I ended up doing a Anime discussion instead of a weekly pull but I'll definitely be doing one next week!

    BTW, sorry I didn't warn about the dog in Code: Breaker! Definitely keep me updated as you watch it though!!

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    1. I'm really enjoying it so far! Yes, totally warn people about animal abuse, because I really need to be prepared for that. I was a sniveling mess for about half an hour, and my kids were worried, haha. Toki just showed up, and I find him to be very interesting! They all have so many secrets!!

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    2. It was very unnecessary for that to happen to the dog at all, so I'm not really sure why it was included. By the time I had finished the series, I had honestly forgotten about it though- there was so much going on and I just really wanted to jump right into the manga!

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    3. If the dog had been injured trying to save her, I wish it could have been saved. Sakura could have adopted mom and pup! IT WOULD HAVE WORKED.

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  3. The cover for Spider-Man Life Story 2 is speaking to me. 👍✨

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    1. It's been fun so far! They're trying to do a Spider-Man for every decade: 60's, 70's, 80's, etc. At least I think that's what they're doing! ;)

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  4. You have me definitely wanting to catch up with West Coast Avengers now! I have to see what's Also I'd love to try a new Guardians comic, but I'm not sure what's happening there of late.

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    1. Yes! I need to talk to someone that reads it, and you're the only other person I know, haha. I'm bursting with the need to discuss recent events, and unforeseen twists. :) I guess I could maybe read the first few Guardians and let you know what I think... I was just over it for awhile. Maybe it'll be better with a new group!

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    2. Yeah I'm so curious, but I really should look at ComiXology- sometimes they have stuff cheap or on sale, and maybe I can catch it that way. And I'll try to catch up on WCA pronto!! :)

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    3. I need to know what you think as soon as you're caught up! I'm still waiting on this one to arrive in the mail (not local comic shops at the new place), and I'm jonesing for it. Do not read #9 unless you also have #10. The waiting has been torture! ;)

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  5. I loved sitting down with my brother and watching the original Transformers cartoons. I might have to pick up the comics so we can share those. :)

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    1. I remember those! Classic! I should see if those are available on DVD. My son would flip if he saw those. It's great that you have those memories with your brother. This comic has been terrific so far! You get to see Optimus Prime before his Prime status, too.

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  6. Ooh, HOW TO BUILD A HEART sounds really good. I hadn't heard of it before, but now it's going on my Goodreads TBR list. Thanks for the heads-up!

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    1. Yay! I always love adding books to my TBR, and I'm happy when I can help people do the same. <3

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  7. This one is new to me! I have to check it out for sure!

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    1. I'm always happy to help feed the TBR Monster. ;)

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  8. How to Build a Heart is one that really intrigues me as well. Great pick!

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    1. I was a little surprised when I saw the 2020 release date, but I guess we're almost to May at this point! It'll be 2020 before we realize it. :)

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    1. I really like the concept for this one! Hopefully it's as good as it sounds. :)

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