The Pull List: Must Read Comics of 7/18/2012


Blue Beetle #11

By: Antony Bedard, Ig Guara, and Paul Renaud

Publisher: DC Comics

Estimated Price: $2.99

What’s it about: Honestly, I haven’t really been keeping up with the Blue Beetle title since the reboot nor have I ever really been that big fan of Jaime. Recently, I started reading it after a crossover with Green Lantern: New Guardians. This particular issue is bringing Blue Beetle and Booster Gold together. It’s a classic pairing, and I believe its the first time since the reboot that they have teamed up.

Green Lantern Corps #11

By: Peter J. Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin

Publisher: DC Comics

Estimated Price: $2.99

What’s it about: The conclusion to the Alpha Wars pits Guy, John, and their fringe group of honorable GL’s who have decided to stand against the cold and calculating Alpha Lanterns. Peter Tomasi has been backing up Geoff Johns heavy-mythos Green Lantern arc for some time now and doing it with a sense of ownership that doesn’t make it so event oriented. GLC is a very consistent book and many times stands ahead of the flagship GL book. At least in my opinion.

Justice League #11

By:  Geoff Johns and Jim Lee

Publisher: DC Comics

Estimated Price: $3.99

What’s it about: The Justice League book started with a bang but has been limping ever since. For awhile the only reason why I would recommend this book is because of the very awesome Shazam back up feature (which continues this week). As a bonus, Element Woman is going to be introduced. She is the female version of Metamorpho, who happened to be a major player in the Flashpoint title and also appeared in a splash page in the FCBD DC issue. I’ll miss Rex, but maybe they can do something with this.

Wonder Woman #11

By: Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang

Publisher: DC Comics

Estimated Price: $2.99

What’s it about: Wonder Woman is probably my favorite book to come out of the DC reboot. It is one of a handful of books that I would gladly recommend every week, and that’s technically why it is here now. Although, the solicit does tease a major secret being revealed.

Saga #5

By: Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Publisher: Image

Estimated Price: $2.99

What’s it about: Saga is another book, just like Wonder Woman, that I would definitely recommend every time there is a new issue. For anyone who isn’t paying attention, it is almost how I would envision that mature viewers only Star Wars show that Lucas and company thought about making. I’m hoping, but the cover anyways, that some more info about the Royal Army robots with TVs for heads.

Avengers vs. X-Men #8 (of 12)

By: Jonathan Hickman, Olivier Coipel, and Jim Cheung

Publisher: Marvel

Estimated Price: $3.99

What’s it about: With the creative well that is Jonathan Hickman now the main writer on this event in its closing moments, I expect way more than from the cliche and safe Brian Michael Bendis. Wakanda is being attacked by Namor, the only member of the Phoenix possessed X-Men to have fought along side the Avengers.

Captain Marvel #1

By: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Dexter Soy, and Ed McGuinness

Publisher: Marvel

Estimated Price: $2.99

What’s it about: Anyone who has ever said that there aren’t enough female influence in comics, you better make this book a winner. It stars Carol Danvers, who in the recent years has been strategically placed as the female face of the Marvel Universe, graduating from Ms Marvel to Captain Marvel. It is also written by a woman, Kelly Sue DeConnick, who gave Pepper Potts in a suit of armor and filled the gap between 30 Days of Night sequels, Dark Days and Return to Barrow.