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Pull List for October 11 2017

October 10, 2017

Follow me on Twitter (@XMenXPert). Hope my fellow Canadians had a nice Thanksgiving. But now it’s back to the grind.

I’ll go to the store for: All-New Wolverine #25, by Tom Taylor, Juan Cabal; Falcon #1, by Rodney Barnes, Joshua Cassara; Hulk #11, by Mariko Tamaki, Georges Duarte; Ms. Marvel #23, by G. Willow Wilson, Diego Olortegui; Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #25, by Ryan North, Erica Henderson, Rico Renzi, and Travis Lanham; The Wicked + The Divine #32, by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson, and Clayton Cowles.

I’ll also review: Weapon X #9, by Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, Marc Borstel, Ibraim Roberson; X-Men Blue #7, by Cullen Bunn, Jorge Molina.

So that’s 6 comics I’m picking up, and two other reviews. Good week.

Why I’m getting them: Wow, 25 issues of All-New Wolverine. Doesn’t feel like it’s been that many. It’s been a great series. I’m not big on Daken, so an arc where he’s a big presence isn’t my thing, but whatever. Falcon I’m getting primarily to show my support for diverse creators. I try to put my money where my mouth is on that. So I’ll at least get the first couple issues. We’ll see if it’s worth continuing beyond that. Hulk is a really good series, one that’s been capturing Jen’s humour while also showing hr dealing with a screwed-up emotional state. Ms. Marvel is Ms. Marvel, and it’s looking like this arc might have a bit of romantic teasing, with the Red Dagger, that cute hero she met in Pakistan. Squirrel Girl is also at 25 issues. Crazy. Dino-Ultron! And WicDiv is smart and twisty and tragic.

Inhumans remains boring as shit. It is so tragic how they’re treating the characters. Maximus should be fun, but he’s so goddamn boring. In the comics, he’s Maximus the Mad, and that madness is pretty key. He is eccentric, he is unpredictable, he is dramatic, and he has fun. But here, he’s so restrained and monotone. They need to let him loose. Let the actor enjoy the role. Make him someone who is captivating to watch, just because he demands your attention. He’s a fascinating character – a man born into a life of privilege, leading a revolution against the very system that benefits him, and using that revolution to get what he wants as well. He is helping the common man, but he’s also manipulative and cruel. He’s fascinating. But the performance isn’t allowed to capture that. Instead, he’s forced to show no emotion at all. And it sucks.

Star Trek: Discovery remains great, though. I love that, even with the backdrop of a war, the show still shows an unrestrained love of science. Michael Burnham has been tasked with creating weapons, but she cannot set aside her curiosity, her passion for discovery and for learning. It’s who she is. And it’s great to see. I love when Star Trek embraces that pure love for science.

And The Gifted is still pretty good. The new episode isn’t as good as the first one. It doesn’t actually do that much to advance the plot or the characters. But it’s still a well-made show, with some good effects, some good performances, and reasonably tight plotting. So, pretty good.

NYCC was this weekend. Kelly Thompson will be doing a Rogue & Gambit series. And Peter Milligan doing a Legion book. I don’t think there was anything else from Marvel that caught my interest. That Northrop-Grumman thing was not their best idea, so I’m glad they ended up canceling it.

I don’t think I mentioned this on here. But a couple weeks ago, I ordered a Ms. Marvel t-shirt. I’ll hopefully be getting that soon. Probably next week. This week, I’m going to order a No-Face t-shirt. I should really also head down to the mall for a couple new pairs of jeans and some new plain t-shirts. But I’m lazy. So I don’t do that. I suck like that.

And I guess that’s it for this week.

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