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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Pull List (8/21/13): Marvel's Infinity continues to spread

Posted By on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 8:44 AM

Following last week's debut of Infinity, the name of Marvel's latest event and its titular, core series, the company continues to roll out books under the moniker. Jonathan Hickman, the man behind former Title You Can't Miss "East of West," is the scribe behind the tale, which involves space, Thanos, Avengers, X-Men, Inhumans, and even the Spaceknights. The core series is accompanied by issues of Avengers and New Avengers, which allow readers to make their own path through the story with the aspects of it they want to explore. But of course, the nerdiest of us (your dear blogger, included) will buy all of it. Because I'm a slave to this machine.

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And there's also the usual slew of tie-in issues. This week, readers get the Avengers #18 component of the event, as well as the Avengers Assemble #18 tie-in. The most poignant line in the first issue of Infinity comes from Iron Man: "I'm getting tired of end of the world scenarios." I would usually agree with Ol' Shellhead, but the set-up of this story (with Hickman's signature white pages of breaks, subtitles and even a castmember display) has more than piqued my interest.

This week's Title You Can't Miss is Superman Unchained #3. It's a tad bit goofy of a name for a comic (as the idea of Superman being chained is like that one time you had your middle-school friends "hold you back" so you wouldn't fight Marty Simpson, but you really didn't want to fight him anyway and could have broken free at any time), but the series has been an absolutely solid character arc by writer Scott Snyder and now-veteran artist Jim Lee. How old does Lee's superlative make you feel?

Anyway, here's this week's group of new comics (and man was Marty a jerk).

DC Comics
100 BULLETS BROTHER LONO #3
ANIMAL MAN #23
ARROW #10
BATMAN 66 #2
BATMAN AND NIGHTWING #23
BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #1
BATWOMAN #23
BIRDS OF PREY #23
CAPTAIN ATOM TP VOL 02 GENESIS
DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS TP VOL 02 VANDAL SAVAGE
FABLES #132
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #23
GREEN LANTERN SECTOR 2814 TP VOL 02
HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #5
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #23
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICAS VIBE #7
JUSTICE LEAGUE TRINITY WAR DIRECTORS CUT #1
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #23
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #23
SUPERGIRL #23
SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #3
TRINITY OF SIN PANDORA #3
WONDER WOMAN #23
WORLD OF WARCRAFT BLOODSWORN HC

Marvel Comics
AVENGERS #18
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #18
AVENGERS COMPLETE COLL BY GEOFF JOHNS TP VOL 02
CABLE AND X-FORCE #13
DAREDEVIL #30
DEADPOOL TP VOL 02
DEXTER #2
FANTASTIC FOUR TP VOL 02 ROAD TRIP
INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #12
KICK-ASS 3 #1 2ND PTG JRJR VAR
MARVEL 1602 HC 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
MIGHTY THOR OMNIBUS HC VOL 02
MORBIUS LIVING VAMPIRE #8
NEW AVENGERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS TP VOL 05
NOVA #7
SPIDER-MAN TP DYING WISH
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #16
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 02 TROUBLED MIND
THUNDERBOLTS #14 INF
ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #29
VENOM #39
X-FACTOR #261
X-MEN #4
X-MEN LEGACY #15

Dark Horse Comics
BLOOD BROTHERS #2
BPRD HELL ON EARTH #110
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER WILLOW WONDERLAND TP
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #19
CREEPY COMICS #13
DARK HORSE PRESENTS #27
DRAGON AGE HC VOL 03 UNTIL WE SLEEP
DREAM THIEF #4
LAST OF US AMERICAN DREAMS #3
LOBSTER JOHNSON SCENT OF LOTUS #2
NEXUS OMNIBUS TP VOL 03
SACRIFICE HC
STAR WARS DARK TIMES SPARK REMAINS #2
STAR WARS DARTH VADER & NINTH ASSASSIN #5
STAR WARS OMNIBUS KNIGHTS O/T OLD REPUBLIC TP VOL 01
STRAIN THE FALL #2

IDW Publishing
BERKELEYWORKS BREATHED BLOOM COUNTY & BEYOND HC
DANGER GIRL GI JOE HC RED LABEL
DINOSAURS ATTACK #2
GI JOE COMPLETE COLL HC VOL 01 RED LABEL
HALF PAST DANGER #2
JUDGE DREDD #10
JUDGE DREDD COMPLETE CARLOS EZQUERRA HC VOL 01 RED LABEL
KISS KIDS #1
MY LITTLE PONY MICRO SERIES #7 CUTIE MARK CRUSADERS
POPEYE CLASSICS ONGOING #13
TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #2
TMNT VILLAIN MICROSERIES #5
TRANSFORMERS LAST STAND OF THE WRECKERS HC RED LABEL
WILD BLUE YONDER #2
X-FILES SEASON 10 #2

Image Comics
APHRODITE IX #4
BOUNCE #4
CHEW TP VOL 07
CHIN MUSIC #2
I LOVE TROUBLE #6
MICE TEMPLAR IV LEGEND #6
REVIVAL #13
SAVAGE DRAGON #190
THIEF OF THIEVES #16

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