Pull List for January 16, 2019

Every Wednes­day, all-new com­ic books hit the shelves with orig­i­nal sto­ries to be engrossed in, and new art to be fas­ci­nat­ed by. This is my week­ly write-up where I share what com­ic books I read last week, and my pull list of comics for this week.

What I read last week

  • Bul­ly Wars #5 – Thor­ough­ly enjoyed the end of this arc. As usu­al, the art and col­ors were beau­ti­ful. Skot­tie Young did a great job of wrap­ping up the arc, offer­ing a feel-good end­ing with a valu­able les­son. Inter­est­ing­ly enough, it almost felt like a series end­ing rather than an arc ending.
  • Cap­tain Mar­vel #1 – What a fan­tas­tic first issue! Kel­ly Thomp­son didn’t dis­ap­point. As a per­son who’s read very lit­tle Cap­tain Mar­vel, I felt this first issue did a good job of intro­duc­ing the char­ac­ter and her sup­port­ing cast. In just this first issue—beautifully drawn by Car­men Carnero and col­ored by Tam­ra Bonvillain—it’s firm­ly estab­lished that Car­ol Dan­vers is a badass and that she needs nobody’s help to kick some seri­ous butt. I can’t wait to read the next issue.
  • Friend­ly Neigh­bor­hood Spi­der-Man #1 – I’ll be hon­est, even though I was beyond excit­ed to read a Spidey title from Tom Tay­lor, before actu­al­ly read­ing this I was con­fused as to why there was a need for anoth­er com­ic about Spi­der-Man sep­a­rate from Amaz­ing. The answer is made very clear, and I’m look­ing for­ward to read­ing future issues. This title seems to be focus­ing specif­i­cal­ly on more ground-lev­el issues and expand­ing more on where Peter lives, his room­mates, and the small­er details of his life which due to Amaz­ings focus, doesn’t make sense over there. It’s great to see Juann Cabal and Tom Tay­lor work­ing togeth­er again, after their fan­tas­tic work togeth­er on All-New Wolver­ine. Def­i­nite­ly adding this to my pull list.
  • Mar­t­ian Man­hunter #2 – I didn’t know I’d enjoy this series as much as I am. Pick­ing up right after the events of the first issue, this one dives a lit­tle deep­er into who J’onn J’onzz is and what Mar­t­ian life is like. Kudos to Riley Ross­mo, who’s gor­geous art style for this series flows seam­less­ly back and forth from Earth scenes to Mars.
  • Obliv­ion Song #11 – I’m a bit con­fused as to what hap­pened at the end of this issue because the art wasn’t obvi­ous to me. How­ev­er, there’s still much to like in here. Robert Kirk­man strikes again with fan­tas­tic dia­logue, espe­cial­ly that of Ed’s. I’m enjoy­ing the expla­na­tion of his motives and find them to be ones I can empathize with. De Felici’s art (as I said pre­vi­ous­ly) is a bit con­fus­ing at the end, but he does an amaz­ing job cre­at­ing some nev­er-before-seen crea­tures that left me in awe of his imag­i­na­tion. Annal­isa Leoni’s col­ors tru­ly bring all these crea­tures to life in this issue, just as she’s done in this whole series so far. Superb work.

Favorite of the week: Cap­tain Mar­vel #1

Picking up this week

  • The Amaz­ing Spi­der-Man #13 – I’m not enjoy­ing this arc as much as I’ve enjoyed pre­vi­ous ones, but I’ll keep pick­ing it up for now. Nick Spencer has done way more good than bad with his run so far, so I’m not about to drop this for some­thing pet­ty like the fact that I don’t real­ly like J. Jon­ah Jameson.