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The Pull List: Must Read of 4/3/2013

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Polarity #1 (of 4)

By: Max Bemis, Jorge Coelho, Frazer Irving

Publisher: Boom! Studios

Price: $3.99

The Lowdown: This is just a cool sounding take on the superhero structure. Timothy Woods is a bipolar artist living in Brooklyn who finds out that his bipolar medication has been suppressing his superpowers. On top of that, each issue comes with a free download for an original song by Max Bemis, the writer and frontman of the band Say Anything.

Hellboy

Abe Sapien #1

by: Mike Mignola, Scott Allie, Sebastián Fiumara, Dave Stewart

Publisher: Dark Horse

Price: $3.50

The Lowdown: The Mignola-verse Hellboy comics have been coming out pretty regularly, but as a series of mini-series. This looks like the start of a new on-going series for one of the key characters of the franchise, Abe Sapien, Hellboy’s fish-man buddy. Sounds like he will be mutated, on the run from the BPRD, and roaming a post-apocalypse America.

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Snow Angel

By: David Chelsea

Publisher: Dark Horse

Price: $3.50

The Lowdown: I always hate how much DC and Marvel get favored in this column. I try my best to use other publishers so I’m happy to have 3 issues in a row. This story is a one-shot crafted for kids but touted as all-ages anyway. It is about a young girl who becomes a cherub-like superhero every time she makes a snow angel.

DC Comics

Dial H #11

By: China Mieville, Alberto Ponticelli, Brian Bolland

Publisher: DC Comics

Price: $2.99

The Lowdown: Dial H has been a really strange, awkward journey, but now it seems like it is effecting the other DC comics. At the end of the last Flash issue, his powers seemed to just disappear as well as his costume. We were told to check into Dial H to see what all the fuss is about. Well, here it is.

Fables

Fairest #14

By: Bill Willingham, Barry Kitson, Adam Hughes

Price: $2.99

The Lowdown: I like this series, but I wasn’t crazy about the Rapunzel story arc that just finished. This issue is a standalone about a tree nymph trying to date written by writer/creator of Fables, Fairest’s sister book.

Arrow

Green Arrow #19

By: Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino

Publisher: DC Comics

Price: $2.99

The Lowdown: I am really glad Jeff Lemire took over Green Arrow. Besides being one of DC’s golden boys right now, he has lifted a book from being just another generic masked vigilante premise. This issue in particular is looking back at what happened on the island that motivated Ollie to become the Green Arrow.

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Locke & Key: Omega #4

By:Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Price: $3.99

The Lowdown: I feel like an idiot that I was so late in the game to picking up this book. Now, writer Joe Hill is on his last leg of this adventure.

Spider-Man

Superior Spider-Man #7

By: Dan Slott, Humberto Ramos

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Price: $3.99

The Lowdown: I think the coolest part of the last issue of this Spider-Man series was the Avengers getting together to talk about volatile Spider-Man has gotten not knowing that Doc Ock has taken over his body. Of course, Wolverine laughs it off looking at the fighters and killers he is currently meeting with. By the end of the ish though, Wolvie is convinced they need to do something about Spider-Man. I’m kind of excited. Whenever Wolverine and Spider-Man get together, it kind of has a Superman/Batman vibe, so this should be really out there.

Avengers

Thanos Rising #1 (of 5)

By: Jason Aaron, Simone Bianchi

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Price: $3.99

The Lowdown:After The Avengers movie, expect to see Thanos plastered all over the place. When people saw that ugly purple mug look over his shoulder after the credits.

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