Pull list for December 28 2016
I’ll go to the store for: Black Panther #8, by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brian Stelfreeze and Laura Martin; Ghost Rider #2, by Felipe Smith, Danilo Beyruth and Jesus Aburtov; Hulk #1, by Mariko Tamaki, Nico Leon and Matt Milla; Insexts #9, by Marguerite Bennett, Ariela Kristantina and Bryan Valenza; Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur #14, by Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare, Ray-Anthony Height and Tamra Bonvillain; Snotgirl #5, by Brian Lee O’Malley, Leslie Hung and Mickey Quinn.
I’ll also review: Civil War II #8, by Brian Bendis, David Marquez and Justin Ponsor; Extraordinary X-Men #17, by Jeff Lemire, Eric Koda, Tom Palmer and Morry Hollowell; X-Men ’92 #10, by Chad Bowers, Chris Sims, Alti Firmansyah, Cory Hamscher, Dono Sanchez Almara and Matt Milla.
So that’s 6 comics I’m picking up, and another 3 reviews. Another somewhat heavy week. Jeez.
But good stuff! Black Panther! With Shuri being awesome! I’ve been loving Shuri’s story during this run so far, and now that she’s back in the world, I’m excited to see what she does. Ghost Rider was a book I loved, and while the first issue of the new run didn’t totally draw me in, I still enjoyed it. And it will be kinda cool seeing the arc bring together the All-New New Fantastic Four. Hulk is a book I am very excited for. Mariko Tamaki is a fantastic writer. This One Summer was stellar. And as much I’ve enjoyed past comedy-heavy runs of She-Hulk, it is really cool to see her get something a little more serious and dramatic. And I have all trust in Tamaki (and Leon and Milla) to make it a compelling read. Moon Girl is always a delight, so I’m always happy when that comes out. Insexts is awesome. And Snotgirl has been a excellent mix of comedy and mystery that’s got me thoroughly hooked. So, yeah, lots of great stuff.
So, Christmas was Sunday. I didn’t get a whole lot. Socks and boxers, an IOU for a leather jacket that my mom ordered online but which didn’t come in time. A gift certificate for my local comic shop, and a Peggy Carter Funko. Which is cool, except it doesn’t really stand up well. Her feet are too small, so she falls over really easily.
We had Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve, so that my brother and I would have Christmas Day to recover before going back in on Boxing Day. After dinner, we watched Captain America: Civil War, Deadpool and Ant-Man. All good movies. I’d kinda forgotten how funny Civil War is. There’s a lot of tension, as well, but there’s a lot of humour. Tons of jokes all through the movie. And man, Black Panther is so frigging cool in it. And Spider-Man is perfect. Deadpool is as funny on the third viewing as it was on the first. Ant-Man’s great; I love Luis. So, yeah, pretty good evening.
I may as well highlight some Kickstarters I think are worth supporting. [Super]Natural Attraction, by Kel McDonald, Kara Leopard and Whitney Cogar. It’s about a college girl who dies and then gets revived, but can now see supernatural creatures. It’s halfway to the goal, with three weeks left, and it looks cute and fun, so why not back it? People of Colour Take Over Fantastic Stories, a sci-fi/fantasy anthology featuring stories by people of colour. Diverse voices in genre fiction are important. It needs about $1000 in the next week. Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic. It’s an anthology of erotic stories by authors connected to the trans community. It’s shattered its goal, but the more money it raises, the more money goes to each contributor, and paying creators is a good thing. Sisterhood of the Blade, an anthology of stories about three women warriors in 17th Century France. Which just seems neat. It needs another $2500 in the next week, and if it doesn’t hit its goal, then you lose no money, so there’s no risk for backing it. And Nameless Woman: Fiction By Trans Women of Colour. Another anthology. By trans women of colour. Pretty self-explanatory. It needs another $1000 in the next couple weeks.
My schedule for the week: 12:45-8:45 tomorrow, 11:45-4 Thursday, 12-4:15 Friday, 11-5:45 Monday. So I’ll be able to do posts Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday.
And that is actually all I have this week.