Thursday, May 16, 2019

My Weekly Pull [70] & Can't Wait Wednesday [40]

My Weekly Pull is something I do every Wednesday (yep, it's Thursday) 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!

Firefly #6 by Greg Pak, Dan McDaid, Lee Garbett 
Transformers #5 by Brian Ruckley, Angel Hernandez, Andrew Griffith, Cachet Whitman
Spider-Man Life Story #3 (of 6) by Chip Zdarsky, Mark Bagely

Jacob's comics for the week!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder in Hell #3 by Mateus Santolouco, Kevin Eastman
Kick-Ass #14 by Steve Niles, Marcelo Frusin, Chris Burnham
Amazing Spider-Man #21 by Nick Spencer, Humberto Ramos
Daredevil #5 by Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto, Julian Totino Tedesco
Guardians of the Galaxy #5 by Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw, Jong-Ju Kim
War of the Realms #4 (of 6) by Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, Aaron Kuder
War of the Realms Spider-Man & League of Realms #1 (of 3) by Sean Ryan, Nico Leon, Ken Lashley
War of the Realms Strikeforce War Avengers #1 by Dennis "Hopeless" Hallum, Kim Jacinto

I don't think my husband knows what it means to do something early, haha! He didn't send his pull list for this week until the wee hours of Wednesday morning, which left me zero time to create a post. He likes to procrastinate until the very last minute, and it drives me bananas. 

Firefly, Transformers, and Spider-Man Life Story are all comics that I'm really enjoying! Greg Pak has managed to recreate one of my favorite television shows with authentic characters and an enjoyable storyline. Transformers has completely started over, so we get to see the characters before they became the names we know today. Zdarksy is spinning an interesting perspective for Spider-Man, and I've really liked seeing how he would've lived during different decades.

I highly recommend all three of these comics! They're new-ish, so it wouldn't take very long to catch up! Also, I'm seriously considering giving everyone my husband's email, so we can make reminding him to send his list a group effort. ;) Once I have a little more time, I'm going to start reading Daredevil and Guardians of the Galaxy from his list. I'm not entirely sure what War of the Realms entails, but it looks interesting!

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.

The Last True Poets of the Sea 
by Julia Drake
Expected publication: October 1st 2019

Synopsis (via Goodreads): From a stunning new voice in YA literature comes an epic, utterly unforgettable contemporary novel about a lost shipwreck, a missing piece of family history, and weathering the storms of life.

"Profound and page-turning."
--Madeline Miller, #1 New York Times best-selling author of
Circe


The Larkin family isn't just lucky-they persevere. At least that's what Violet and her younger brother, Sam, were always told. When the Lyric sank off the coast of Maine, their great-great-great-grandmother didn't drown like the rest of the passengers. No, Fidelia swam to shore, fell in love, and founded Lyric, Maine, the town Violet and Sam returned to every summer.

But wrecks seem to run in the family: Tall, funny, musical Violet can't stop partying with the wrong people. And, one beautiful summer day, brilliant, sensitive Sam attempts to take his own life.

Shipped back to Lyric while Sam is in treatment, Violet is haunted by her family's missing piece-the lost shipwreck she and Sam dreamed of discovering when they were children. Desperate to make amends, Violet embarks on a wildly ambitious mission: locate the Lyric, lain hidden in a watery grave for over a century.

She finds a fellow wreck hunter in Liv Stone, an amateur local historian whose sparkling intelligence and guarded gray eyes make Violet ache in an exhilarating new way. Whether or not they find the Lyric, the journey Violet takes-and the bridges she builds along the way-may be the start of something like survival.

Epic, funny, and sweepingly romantic,
The Last True Poets of the Sea is an astonishing debut about the strength it takes to swim up from a wreck.

The Last True Poets of the Sea sounds absolutely amazing! I love the idea of a lost shipwreck, and two people trying to find it, but also the story behind their family's survival. Can you imagine swimming away from something like that and being the sole survivor? 

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14 comments:

  1. The Last True Poets of the Sea sounds like a good one. The synopsis turn a turn there I wasn’t expecting with the issues within the family. I’m already feeling for Sam.

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    1. I have a feeling this book is going to be both beautiful and heartbreaking. October feels so far away!

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  2. My husband likes to wait until the last minute to do things too. lol

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    1. It can be a very frustrating quality, haha. I always leave him little sticky notes around the house, or program alerts into his phone. ;)

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  3. That sounds like a really intense family story!

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  4. What do you mean you pulled the books? You mean you ordered them?
    The 80's Spiderman story looks cool. I read more graphic novels than anything.
    I've heard of The Last True Poets of the Sea but I'm not really interested. I think if I see a great review I might change my mind. The cover is beautiful though.

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    1. When you order comics regularly every month, you have what's called a Pull List. It lets the comic book store know which series you're currently reading, so they pull the next issue for you when it's released. A lot of times comics will sell out, which is why they have second and third printings (oftentimes more). Having a comic on your pull list basically guarantees you a copy, and a copy of the cover you want. It's sort of like ordering them in advance, but paying for them when you pick them up. I hope that makes sense! So every week, I make a pull list, so the store knows which comics and covers I want. I do this because I usually like variant covers, and if you don't specify every week, you get Cover A.

      If you prefer graphic novels, you can always wait until a comic is made into a trade paperback, which usually contains the first six issues of a series. Two months ago it was 60s Spider-Man, last month it was 70s, and so on. I've really enjoyed them! Zdarsky is a great writer.

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  5. Looks like a lot of good comics!

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    1. If history is a good indicator, they're going to be amazing! <3

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  6. I had planned to try more comics/GN's this year but the move threw me out of wack. I'll have to regroup and give it a try. I enjoyed the few I did read so far.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. Nice! Which comics/graphic novels were you thinking about reading? You know I can recommend a few. ;)

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  7. The Firefly cover is perfection. 😍😍😍

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    1. It is! Have you read this series? Ohmygodsogood. :)

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