Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Weekly Pull List 10-9-2013
Light week this week so it will be a short post. Which definitely helps to get it out in time. Oddly a Marvel-centric week. Battle of the Atom part 7 takes place in X-Men 6. It's a nice continuation of a fun, albeit convoluted story. There's a lot going on that isn't easy to follow, but it's easy to overlook assuming that the answers will actually come. The future "X-Men" reveal their evil intentions, but not yet their plan. This issue is decent but it's very useless outside the scope of the story. 3 of 5.
And the other book I picked up was Thor God of Thunder 14. Part 2 of the Accursed story. This book starts with the Dark Elf queen going to hide out with the mountain dwarves of Nidavellir. Thor is getting ready to head out when he is stopped by Volstagg and Freyja who have just come from the Congress of Worlds and they reveal that the council has planned for a League of Realms to hunt down Malekith. It's a bit Lord of the Rings with the elves, trolls, dwarves, etc joining forces. This book has moments of shear beauty when Malekith defeats another elf in a duel using sweet sorcery, great political talk, and even horror (when Malekith sneaks up on Thor in the dark with his glowing eyes). All around a great book. Jason Aaron kicks some ass with his script and story, and Ron Garney is filling in nicely with the art.