The Pull List – Week 6, 2010

Our latest snowpoclypse in Nashville Wednesday evening delayed my weekly comic trip, but I did manage to pick up my books last night for a late Pull List post Did the weather keep you from your weeklies, or did you find some gems in the stands? Tell me about it in the comments.

Carnage  #3 of 5 – Marvel, Zeb Wells writing with Clayton Crain illustrating.

Carnage is back in full terrifying form, and the creature’s return after its apparent death in the first New Avengers isn’t as much BS as one would think (just the traditional BS). It’s a fun throwback to the days of Maximum Carnage (with far fewer the issues).

Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Sun #2 – IDW, Alex Irvine writing with Peter Bergting illustrating.

I’m not as familiar with the Dark Sun setting, so I figured I’d give this book a try. I’m not digging it as much as the main D&D book from John Rogers, although this issue is better than the previous. It’s not as fun or identifiable. Don’t believe I’ll stick with it.

New Avengers #9 – Marvel, Brian Michael Bendis writing with Mike Deodato & Howard Chaykin illustrating.

The comic owner at my usual shop at Comix City Too remarked that this issue felt like an issue of Secret Avengers. With the team going stealth, everyone’s favorite super spy Nick Fury appearing and art from Secret Avengers‘s Mike Deodato, that’s an apt assessment. I enjoy the book, but this is one of the worries of having so many Avengers titles – some start feeling the same.

Superman #708 – DC, Michael Straczynski and Chris Roberson writing with Eddy Barrows illustrating.

Here’s one I’m liking less and less. Straczynski’s tale of Superman’s trek to rediscover himself is taking way too long. Now, the Superman Family from all across the future has come to help reinspire the Man of Steel. The title keeps dragging, and awkwardly throwing in the alternate timeline Wonder Woman (also of Straczynski’s work) makes this muddled mess a chore to get through. Probably my last issue in this run.

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #4 – DC, Nick Spencer writing with Cafu illustrating.

My favorite book of the week (maybe I should start selecting picks of the week). T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents has been a gratifying book to read. A coalition of the world’s governments maintains a secret team of superheroes and gifts them with powers as deadly to them as their missions. The characters are flawed and interesting, and the concept in general is intriguing. This issue focuses on the strongman Dynamo, flashing back and forth to his recruitment and the team’s first mission.

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