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Pull List for June 14 2017

June 13, 2017

Follow me on Twitter (@XMenXPert). I work until 10 tomorrow. So I’ll probably just do my review post on Thursday, instead.

I’ll go to the store for: All-New Wolverine #21, by Tom Taylor, Leonard Kirk, Cory Hamscher, Terry Pallot, Michael Garland, and Cory Petit; Bitch Planet Triple Feature, by various creators; Black Panther & the Crew #3, by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Butch Guice, Mack Chater, Scott Hanna, Dan Brown, and Joe Caramagna; Generation X #3, by Christina Strain, Amilcar Pinna, Roberto Poggi, Felipe Sobreiro, Nolan Woodard, and Clayton Cowles; Hulk #7, by Marikoa Tamaki, Georges Duarte, and there’s no preview to mention the rest of the creative team, but I’d assume Matt Milla and Cory Petit; Jem & the Holograms #26, by Kelly Thompson, Gisele Lagace, M. Victoria Robado, and Shawn Lee; Ms. Marvel #19, by G. Willow Wilson, Marco Failla, Ian Herring, and Joe Caramagna; Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #21, by Ryan North, Erica Henderson, Rico Renzi, and Travis Lanham.

I’ll also review: Old Man Logan #25, by Ed Brisson, Mike Deodato, Frank Martin, and Cory Petit; Weapon X #4, by Greg Pak, Greg Land, Jay Leisten, Frank D’Armata, and Joe Caramagna; X-.Men Blue #5, by Cullen Bunn, Julian Lopez, Cory Smith, Irma Kniivila, and Joe Caramagna

So that’s 8 comics I’m picking up, and 3 additional reviews. Very heavy week.

So what’s good? Wolverine! Always a great comic. We’ll see how her fancy new healing touch backfires horribly, requiring Gabby to bail her out. The Bitch Planet Triple Feature is actually an anthology, stories set in the Bitch Planet continuity, and the main series has been amazing so this book should be really great, too. The Crew’s been really good, very compelling stuff, great racial politics examination. Generation X is going into a Monet story, so yay for that! Monet! The preview also features Face, so I wonder if that means Karma will be in the story, too, since she was Face’s caretaker, last we saw him. I can only hope for a Karma appearance. Hulk’s been phenomenal, though I’m extremely disappointed at the lack of a preview for this issue. Squirrel Girl is Squirrel Girl. Since this issue’s focused on Koi Boi, Chipmunk Hunk, and Brain Drain, I’m hoping for an explicit statement that Koi Boi is trans. And sadly, Jem & the Holograms ends this week. Though there will be a summer mini-series. But #26 is the last of the main series, and that’s really sad, and I’m probably going to cry, because that book has been SO. GOOD.

On Saturday, I watched Dr. Strange. You can read my livetweet here. My takeaway: It was OK. Not great. It had some really cool special effects. It was visually awesome. But it leaned a bit too hard on the Marvel style. Too much humour, which felt out of place here. It kept the film from really having its own identity. Strange himself ends up coming across as a second-rate Tony Stark. A few jokes here and there would’ve been fine, but it felt like they tried to cram them in every chance they got, and most of the jokes weren’t particularly good, and it just didn’t end up feeling like a Dr. Strange movie. I also still hate that they made the Ancient One white. That was a bullshit decision with bullshit justifications, and I can’t forgive that casting choice. It was whitewashing, and it was bullshit.

And that’s all I feel like talking about this week.

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One Comment
  1. Yeah, I kind of enjoyed Dr. Strange, but it’s not all that memorable. It’s pretty much the same movie as Iron Man, just with magic instead of technology.

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