The Pull – 8-7-13

SatelliteSam2Here is my pull list for this week:

Movement #4

Swampthing #23

Satellite Sam #2

Avengers A.I. #2

Superior Carnage #2

Superior Foes of Spider-Man #2

Superior Spider-Man #15

Of all the comics on this list, I’m most looking forward to reading Satellite Sam #2. Being a Matt Fraction book, this new title had  a lot of expectations to live up to, especially considering that it’s being published under the Image banner.   Issue #1 was amazing.   The dialogue was excellent. The art was absolutely gorgeous despite the opening pages appearing busy at times (but in context of the story, it makes sense).  Here is how I put it when explaining how enamored with the book I was to the owner of my local shop:

“As I was reading it, I literally felt like I was watching an old TV show about people making a TV show. I could hear the radio chatter of the production crew in my head; the countdowns to when they were going live, etc..”

Which is the point of the book!  I was floored.  I read it from front to back again when I was done.  Needless to say, I can’t wait to read issue #2.

Moving on, Superior Spider-Man is constantly going on the very top of my “read first” pile.  It’s a great series that I’m glad comes out twice a month.  After reading Superior Team-up, I’m looking forward to this issue even more.  But still, I can’t help but feel the negativity out there regarding this book.

In a time where the anonymity of the internet shelters malcontents more than ever, people’s inhibitions to posting vile threats aimed at artists, designers, and writers are waning.  It is atrocious to see people sending death threats to game developers for “nerfing” a gun by the slightest of margins.  That’s just one example. Unfortunately, Dan Slott’s infamous Spider-Man mind-swap is garnering similar vulgarities.  If you don’t like something you read in a comic, stop reading it and move on. Vote with your wallet.  I, for one, am happy with what I have been reading in Superior.  Each issue that has come out has been immensely entertaining.   Whether the current Ock-Spidey status quo is here for good or will be a flash in the pan, it was what Spider-Man books needed.  I’ll be voting for this issue on Wednesday.

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