The Pull – 9-24-14

jul140698Another week is upon us and I plan on reading some comic books…again. Well, without further ado, this is what I plan on picking up this Wednesday:

Injustice Gods Among Us Year Two #12

Low #3

Outcast #4

Amazing X-Men #11

Cyclops #5

Guardians of the Galaxy #19

Inhuman #6

One of my favorite DC series is ending with issue #12. Year Two is over for Injustice. But I shall fret not. With the popularity of this series being so great, we are going to be treated to a Year Three. And while this is exciting in its own right, I actually want this story to end. Don’t get me wrong, I love this series and thoroughly enjoy each issue, but there comes a time where a story needs to hang up its boots and call it a day. More and more I am enjoying these little short, contained stories that give you what they want and end it there. I think of books like Trillium, Dead Body Road, and The Wake. All of these titles were fantastic stories that can be read and enjoyed in short bursts each year. Injustice, while fantastic, fun, and bombastic, may be dragging on further than it should. That aside, we are getting a Year Three and I am excited to pick it up.

Another book I am excited to read is Greg Rucka’s Cyclops #5. This is one hell of a good story about a young Scott Summers deciding to go to space to journey with his infamous father, Corsair. As crazy as this story seems, we are now in the midst of these two being in a very dire situation stuck on an abandoned planet with only days to live. If you haven’t read this book, I would highly suggest picking up the first trade when it comes out as it is already on track to becoming a phenomenal read.

Finally, I’d like to touch on Inhuman. Boy has this book’s release schedule taken off since Joe Mad left. Don’t get me wrong, I love Mad’s art. In fact, I consider him my favorite comic book artist. Dating all the way back to his Uncanny X-Men run in the 90’s, I was enamored with what he put on paper. I delved in to older books of mine to see what he put out, and sure enough, I found some older X-books with his mark on them. He has always been a great artist despite him being flakey lately with every new book he draws on. I don’t know what it is, maybe he needs to cede the inking duties to someone else to put out more consistent work, but I’m not the one to say, I’m just happy we have Ryan Stegman on board. Doesn’t it feel like this series has become bi-weekly since Stegman’s arrival? I’m not complaining.

Well, that’s all I have for now. Let me know what you plan on reading in the comments!

 

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