Pull List for September 19, 2018

Anoth­er Wednes­day is around the cor­ner, and that means it’ll be New Com­ic Book Day! Here’s what I read last week, and what I’ll be pick­ing up this week.

What I read last week

  • The Amaz­ing Spi­der-Man #5
    This one felt rushed to me. It almost felt like too many of the loose ends of the arc were left for this one issue. But don’t get me wrong, it has some great moments too. Like the dia­logue with Mary Jane, or how Spi­der-Man tells Peter to take a freak­ing chill pill. If this book’s first arc is an indi­ca­tion of what Nick Spencer still has in store, I’m beyond excit­ed. Def­i­nite­ly keep­ing this on my pull list.
  • Cat­woman #3
    I’m real­ly enjoy­ing Cat­woman. Before read­ing Joëlle Jones’ run, I’d nev­er read a Cat­woman book before. I’ve heard some com­plain about the pace for this book, but I dis­agree. Joëlle is per­fect­ly set­ting up the vil­lain, and giv­ing us some of her evil back­sto­ry. The dif­fer­ent artist and col­orist for the flash­back was a great touch too.
  • Fan­tas­tic Four #2
    We final­ly get the much-await­ed reunion in this issue which was great to see. But hon­est­ly, I’m just not excit­ed about this title. I’m hop­ing that it’s just because we haven’t got­ten to the meat of the arc yet. Once this first arc is over, I’ll reeval­u­ate and see if it stays on my pull list.
  • X‑23 #4
    The weak­est issue of the run so far. There’s a whole two-page spread just to show Lau­ra heal­ing. Mariko Tama­ki has oth­er­wise been doing a great job with this title, but I felt the most impor­tant parts of the issue hap­pened in just a few panels.
  • Paper Girls Vol. 2 & 3
    We did a quick week­end trip to Col­orado so I had some time to sit back, relax, and enjoy two vol­umes of amaz­ing Paper Girls con­tent. Bri­an K. Vaugh­an is quick­ly becom­ing one of my favorite writ­ers right now. He’s craft­ed a great sto­ry, with char­ac­ters you quick­ly care about. His writ­ing in vol­ume two around meet­ing your old­er self is espe­cial­ly inter­est­ing, and a great vehi­cle for relat­able and intro­spec­tive moments. If you’re not read­ing this series, I def­i­nite­ly rec­om­mend it.

Favorite of the week: Paper Girls Vol. 2 & 3

Picking up this week

  • Mr. & Mrs. X #3
    I hate to say this, but I think I’ll be drop­ping this book after the end of the arc. I’m real­ly enjoy­ing Kel­ly Thomp­son’s oth­er writ­ing, but I’m just not con­nect­ing with these two characters.
  • Return of Wolver­ine #1
    I can’t not pick this up. Logan is one of my all-time favorite char­ac­ters (How­ev­er, Lau­ra will always be my favorite Wolver­ine). I’m very inter­est­ed to see what Charles Soule does with this book, who from what I’m told, is cur­rent­ly on fire with his Darth Vad­er run.
  • West Coast Avengers #2
    Kel­ly Thomp­son killed it with the first issue of this book. Holy moly. I’d nev­er even heard of the West Coast Avengers before, but I like Kel­ly’s writ­ing so I picked up the #1. I fell in love. Can’t wait to read this one.