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Pull List for November 15 2017

November 14, 2017

Follow me on Twitter (@XMenXPert). And I’m on Mastodon, Comics tomorrow! Will probably go up Thursday afternoon.

I’ll go to the store for: Hawkeye #12, by Kelly Thompson, Michael Walsh; My Little Pony Legends of Magic #8, by Jeremy Whitley, Tony Fleecs; The Wicked + The Divine #33, by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson, and Clayton Cowles

I’ll also review: Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan #2, by Declan Shalvey, Mike Henderson; Weapon X #11, by Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, Marc Borstel, Ibraim Roberson; X-Men Blue #15, by Cullen Bunn, Jorge Molina.

So that’s 3 comics I’m picking up, and 3 other reviews. A light week.

Why they’re worth buying: Hawkeye’s been great all along, but this next issue’s got even more going for it. Kate teams up with the Wolverines! Laura, Gabby AND Jonathan!

So, X-Men Red. The line-up’s been mostly revealed, though apparently, not entirely. Jean Grey leading, of course. (And it’s cool and all that she’s back, but when can we get back Synch and Skin?) Nightcrawler, Gentle, Namor, Laura, Gabby, and a new character, Trinary. I am so, so glad that Logan’s not on this team. I was really worried that, with jean and Logan both being back, we’d get them on a team together, and that they’d end up dating, and ugh, no, fuck that. Instead, Jean’s teaming up with the Bestverines! It’s an interesting line-up. Except: Why is Namor wearing a shirt? Why would they cover those abs? Someone clearly doesn’t understand Namor’s character at all. That character is abs. With both Laura and Gabby being in this book, there is reason to worry that All-New Wolverine is ending, with Logan getting the Wolverine solo again. Bleh to that.

Marvel’s also now promoting a big wedding, and the safe money, at this point, is Kitty and Piotr. And, once again, uuuuuugh. No, why, please don’t. Frigging Guggenheim and his nostalgia crap. Oh, also? Marc Guggenheim is an asshole. Conan O’Brien tweeted about looking forward to “the all-female reboot of America.” Marc Guggenheim, proving that he does not understand the concept of humour, bitched about “not all men” and “reverse sexism.” And a woman who’d worked on one of his shows straight-up called him out as a sexist prick. So, screw Marc Guggenheim, he’s an asshole.

The Gifted. I’m so torn on that show. The stuff with the Mutant Underground is actually really cool. but then there’s the stuff with the Struckers. And holy crap, does that ever drag the show down. The Strucker Family Drama just does not work here. It’s boring and cheesy, and by far the weakest part of the show. This show would be so much better without them. I’d love to see more of the inter-personal relationships between the members of the Underground. Sage constantly second-guessing Johnny’s leadership. Lorna and the memory girl going out for a supply run. Just some general drama with the refugees. Instead, we have to watch a father deal with his daughter dating. Why? Why do we have to deal with the bland and cheesy TV family drama crap in this show? It doesn’t work. There’s genuine potential to this show, but it’s bogged down by the need to have Mama Strucker tell Papa Strucker to talk to his kids.

You know what might have worked? If the Struckers were black. If they were A Respectable Black Family, who thought that, because they were solidly upper-middle class, it meant they were accepted by society. And then it turns out, nope! They can still be hit by prejudice, too! Of course, doing that story would require having black people in important production positions, and there was no way that was going to happen with an X-Men property.

I’ve joined Mastodon, a new social networking site. But their rules explicitly call out Nazis as not being permitted. It’s still pretty small. But on the plus side, that means it’s really easy to get follows back. I’m currently followed on there by Matt Wilson and Al Ewing. Yep, that weirds me out. Anyway, we’ll see how that site goes.

And I guess that’s all I’ve got for this week.

One Comment
  1. Tom Taylor said on twitter a couple days ago that he just finished writing All-New Wolverine 31, so that series isn’t ending yet.

    I’ve been intrigued by The Gifted, and I enjoyed the Legion show. Haven’t watched any episodes yet though. It certainly sounds like it’s better than Inhumans at the very least.

    If that’s not a sing that Marvel’s massive push on the Inhumans isn’t working, I don’t know what is.

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