Usually I don’t write the Pull List because the list gets out of control quickly, but this is a small week for books so I have some suggestions that are manageable for me to present. It’s always an interesting week after conventions. I’ve noticed for several years now that publishers load up their releases the week of a big con rather than a week after. You’d think that they’d flip it so that people still riding the “high” of a convention would go into their shop and be hyped on books or at the very least do it to give fans something to talk about in the void of news stories. Instead it’s typically a small week that’s honestly disappointing for some. At any rate, here’s what I’m checking out this week:
S.H.O.O.T. First #1
I read the press release to this book but forgot everything about it; I even have a review copy and Adam’s review for the issue, but I haven’t read it yet. I just want to check it out on Wednesday and go in fresh. I don’t know if it’ll be a hit out of the park or just an entertaining few minutes. I’m picking this one up to be surprised and sometimes you just need to go in blind on a series.
Bloodshot and the H.A.R.D. Corps #15
If it’s Valiant I’m reading it so this one is kind of a “no-duh” for me on the list. I really got into Bloodshot with the second story arc and while Eric’s taken over on the reviews I still read this title with the excitement of reviewing it. It’s a book that makes me want to talk about it and that’s a good thing.
I’m looking forward to this conclusion of this series. I’m not going to hype it for myself or you because I know that landings are hard to stick, but the journey with this series ensures that I’ll at least have fun with it. It’s been a great ride and part of me is a little sad to see it go, but every story should run its course in my opinion and it doesn’t mean that the universe can’t be revisited later.
This is a one-shot that’ll be on Comixology’s Submit releases this week. Believe it or not it wasn’t’ the title that drew me to this book, but the art work and the fact that it’s an autobiographical tale. I don’t know what to expect overall, but I think it takes a lot of courage to make an autobiographical comic and so I’m down with giving it a try.
Nowhere Men #6
I’m checking this book out for an entirely different reason than the other books on my list. I want to see if it can continue its charm and sales success after taking a huge unannounced break. I mean it was doing incredibly well for a while and then delays started to hit. I’m curious if they shot themselves in the foot on this one and so while it’s not the best reason to check it out, it’s my reason all the same.
Bloodhound: Crowbar Medicine #1
I find Bloodhound to be a very interesting series. It’s not quite a superhero title, but it kind of is. I remember not enjoying the first volume when it was released at DC, but the story that appeared in DHP was really good. I’m also looking forward to checking out what Samantha thought of the series when her review goes up tomorrow.
Captain Gravity: The Power of the Vril
Continuing with Submit books I’ll also be checking Captain Gravity out. This one is actually written by Joshua Dysart which is why I’m checking it out. I don’t know anything about it, but the cover looks sweet and Dysart’s name is on it and that’s enough for me.
Cupcake POW! Vol. 1
This is described as “the comic about stuff girls like (sort of).” Why am I checking it out… how many comics have you read with “Cupcake” in the title? For me it’s a big fat zero and I felt that it was time to change that. Also it’s a “written and drawn by” deal and I’m always interested when creators produce 100% of the comic. -- Well there you have. There’s plenty more to check out, but maybe I’ve given you some others to check out on what looks to be a slower week for comics all around. If you’ve got some suggestions that I missed then please let us know in the comments.