Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Weekly Pull List 4-24-13

Once again I'm back with this weeks comics. It was a light week for me, which is good since I had an hour between jobs to stop at the Cab Comics and grab food ad drive across town. Anyways, down to business.

Avengers 10: This book is still quite underwhelming for me. It's got two more issues to capture me before I drop it. I really don't recall what happened this book. Something weird involving the aftermath of a previous story. The problem is there are pretty much no characters I have any connection with or care for. So when they introduce new characters it's impossible to care for them. As I said. They get two more issues.

Fury of Firestorm 19: This is a book I'm glad I started to pick up when the new 52 hit. I was just getting into podcasts and Rob Kelly of the Aquaman Shrine and Shagg Matthews of Firestorm Fan started one called the Fire and Water Podcast where they talked about Aquaman and Firestorm. It's a great listen and the character of Firestorm really intrigued me. Since then I have read the entire series of Firestorm from the 80s and thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm really glad I did that before we got to this issue as it was pretty much the "Hey remember the characters from the series in the 80s?" issue. It brings back pretty much the entire rogues gallery from that series. This issue was good all around. The stakes are high, there are a lot of characters but that doesn't muddy up the issue at all. The story is a good continuation from before and an even better set up for the next and final issue of this series.

Helheim 2: You've heard my praise for Cullen Bunn's Sixth Gun series. So when I heard he was doing something set in Viking ridden Norway I was super excited. I picked up the first one and it wasn't quite what I was expecting, but I still enjoyed it. The series follows a Frankenstein Monster character who is brought back after dying defending his village from dark men and dark beasts. The story will follow Rikard's adventures as an undead killing machine. I have no idea where the story is going, but I'm intrigued so far and I think I like it so far. Definitely worth checking out if you're into gothic horror kind of stuff.

Anyways that's all for now. Next week will be another small pull list week, but it's also the week Iron Man 3 comes out. You can probably expect a post about that. As always, thanks for reading and I'll see you next time.

1 comment:

  1. Dan - Thanks for the shout-out! Much appreciated!

    Always great to find another Firestorm fan!

    The Irredeemable Shag