The Pull List: Must Read Comics of 9/12/12


The Massive #4

By: Brian Wood, Garry Brown, Dave Stewart, and J.P. Leon

Publisher: Dark Horse

Price: $3.50

The Lowdown: I recommended the first issue, but I haven’t brought it up since. It is a really interesting book. There isn’t a lot of action, but there is a lot of great drama. The idea of environmentalist trying to keep their motivation and loyalty to the cause after an apocalyptic event is interesting enough. What is even more interesting is how this apocalypse came about. It doesn’t seem to be any single act or event that cause the Earth into such dismay but rather a bunch of little plausible problems having one after the other.

Demon Knights #0

By: Paul Cornell and Bernard Chang

Publisher: DC Comics

Price: $2.99

The Lowdown: Demon Knights is a damn cool book. If you haven’t been paying attention it gathers many of DC’s magically endowed medieval characters (and a few new ones) together to fight the forces of evil during the sword and sandals day. In this zero issue, like all the others, rewinds to a time before the book’s ambiguous start. In this story, Etrigan and his human host Jason Blood find themselves stuck between the Arthurian mage, Merlin, and the evil of all evil, Lucifer. I’m guessing it is how these two characters found themselves intertwined in reality in the first place.

Frankenstein Agent Of Shade #0

By: Matt Kindt and Alberto Ponticelli

Publisher: DC Comics

Price: $2.99

The Lowdown: I never would have guessed that Frankenstein would be such a great book. Great might be too strong a word. It is a really cool book. Here, the Frankenstein monster is going to meet his maker and get recruited by SHADE. And of course, like of of these zero issues, they aren’t just looks to the past, they are also foreshadowing the future.

Green Lantern Corps #0

By: Peter J. Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin

Publisher: DC Comics

Price: $2.99

The Lowdown: This issue will tell the story of how Guy Gardner entered the GL Corps, which is a good thing. If the new DC universe is only 5 years old or so, than all the GL mythos got crammed into a small window. Hopefully Tomasi can streamline this info. He has been doing a pretty good job from the get-go keeping up with Geoff Johns’ making.

Ravagers #0

By: Howard Mackie and Ian Churchill

Publisher: DC Comics

Price: $2.99

The Lowdown: This issue will show us how Beast Boy and Terra got captured by NOWHERE before the Harvest (which took place over the course of Teen Titans, Superboy, and Legion Lost). Seeing as how these characters have been the most isolated during the beginning of the Ravagers book, it’ll be exciting to see behind the curtain and what role they might play in the future. Plus, they keep teasing us about Beast Boy’s connection to Animal Man and The Red, and there was nothing in the Animal Man #0 about him. Grrrr!

Resurrection Man #0

By: Dan Abnett, Jesus Saiz, and Francesco Francavilla

Publisher: DC Comics

Price: $2.99

The Lowdown: This is the final issue of Resurrection Man.

Team 7 #0

By: Justin Jordan and Jesus Merino

Publisher: DC Comics

Price: $2.99

The Lowdown: One book ends, another begins. Wildstorm’s Team 7 comes into the DC universe adding DC regulars Slade Wilson, Steve Trevor, Amanda Waller, and Dinah Lace to the roster.

Avengers vs. X-Men #11 (of 12)

By: Ed Brubaker, Olivier Coipel, and Jim Cheung

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Price: $3.99

The Lowdown: It is the final month of AvsX, and the second to last issue is a giant sized one. Cyclops faces off against his long time lover Emma Frost for her half of the Phoenix Force so that he can take on Hope alone. The ultimate lover’s quarrel.

Uncanny X-Force #31

By: Rick Remender, David Williams, and Jerome Opena

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Price: $3.99

The Lowdown: Wolverine’s hit squad goes up against Daken’s for the fate of Genesis. Either the Marvel U gets a new hero or a new incarnation of Apocalypse.

 

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