Coming Attractions 01/23/13

In this feature I’ll highlight the upcoming comics that I’m looking forward to the most:

The Answer! #1
Answer! #1 (of 4)
Creative Team
Dennis Hopeless and Mike Norton
Solicitation
“Devin McKenzie is an insomniac librarian with a knack for solving puzzles. The Answer! is a masked crime fighter with a giant exclamation point on his face. Aside from a penchant for late nights, they share nothing in common . . . until both become embroiled in a deadly mystery surrounding a sinister motivational speaker!”
Why I’m Looking Forward To It
A brand new series with a quirky premise has my attention. I can’t wait to open up the first issue and see where it takes me. Will it amaze or disappoint? That’s the chance you take every time a brand new property is introduced and one I’d gladly take to avoid missing a potential classic. Hopeless and Norton, you have my attention but now you have to keep it. Best of luck!

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Batwoman #16
Batwoman #16
Creative Team
W. Haden Blackman and J.H. Williams III
Solicitation
“This issue guest-stars everybody! In this penultimate chapter, everything that’s been happening in BATWOMAN comes to a head! Plus, a new hero is introduced, and Wonder Woman fights monsters!”
Why I’m Looking Forward To It
After last issue’s speed bump, this book looks to get back on track. J.H. Williams III is back on art and that always elevates it but the focus is also back on the main story which is great as that interlude really slowed things down for me. I look forward to one visual masterpiece by one wonderful artist.

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FF #3
FF #3
Creative Team
Matt Fraction and Mike Allred
Solicitation

“The new FF take to the streets to celebrate 2013! How does the world respond? How do the kids of the Future Foundation feel about these new grown-ups running the show? And what does Scott Lang have in store for Doom? The war begins…”
Why I’m Looking Forward To It
Can this series get any better? Fraction and Allred are delivering a potential run that will be memorable for countless years to come. This issue looks to capitalize on that intriguing cliffhanger last time and with the mere mention of Doom, you know this will be a can’t miss next chapter.

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Wolverine and the X-Men #24
Wolverine and the X-Men #24
Creative Team
Jason Aaron and David Lopez
Solicitation
“DATE NIGHT! Kitty and Iceman! Storm and Wolverine?”
Why I’m Looking Forward To It
Romance is in the air! An issue that looks to be less about action and more about personal relationships is going to be a nice change of pace especially after that “Circus” arc. This one has the potential of being one high calibre read and I’ve been looking forward to it since it was announced all those months ago. Also…Jean Grey and Quentin Quire? Oh yeah, this should be good.

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Young Avengers #1

Creative Team

Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
Solicitation
“Legacy isn’t a dirty word… but it’s an irrelevant one. It’s not important what our parents did. It matters what WE do. Someone has to save the world. You’re someone. Do the math. The critically acclaimed team of Gillen/McKelvie/Wilson (with added Norton Sauce) decide to reinvent the teen superhero comic for the 21st century, uniting Wiccan, Hulkling and Hawkeye with Loki, Marvel Boy and Ms. America. No pressure. Young Avengers is as NOW! as the air in your lungs, and twice as vital. It’s the book that knows Hyperbole is the BEST! THING! EVER!”
Why I’m Looking Forward To It
Here comes the true successor to Avengers Academy. A new series captures my number one distinction of the book I’m most looking forward to this week. Witty dialogue and excellent storytelling are sure to follow. Thank you Marvel for at least giving us one book centred on your young characters where we don’t have to worry about you needlessly killing them each issue. I hope…
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Other Comics I’ll Be Purchasing
Avengers #3
Before Watchmen: Minutemen #6
Birds of Prey #16
Blue Beetle #16
Catwoman #16
Deadpool #4
Green Lantern #16
Green Lantern: The New Guardians #16
Green Lantern Corps #16
Justice League #16
Masks #3
Nightwing #16
Red Hood and the Outlaws #16
Superboy Annual #1
Supergirl #16
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secret History of the Foot Clan #2
Uncanny Avengers #3
Uncanny X-Force #1
Wonder Woman #16
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The final tally stands at DC Comics (14 Issues), Marvel (7 Issues), and Independent (3 Issues). So that’s my Pull List for the week. What’s yours? What comics are you most looking forward to? Comment below!

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5 thoughts on “Coming Attractions 01/23/13

  1. This year I decided to jot down all the comic books I read. I’ve been doing that for novels since 2010, but I had never done it for comics until now. These are the comic books I read in January 2013 (listed from the first one I read to the latest one):

    Spider Man: Masques
    Izombie Vol. 2
    Spawn # 1 – 3
    Batman: Arkham Unhinged # 9
    Six Guns (a Marvel graphic novel)
    Uncanny X – Men # 270
    New Mutants # 95
    Witchblade # 30
    The Darkness # 20
    Web of Spider Man Annual # 10 (only “The Power of Resistance”)
    Daredevil Vol. 2 # 61 – 64
    Heart (an Image graphic novel)
    Witchblade # 1 – 6
    Punisher Max: Hot Rods of Death 1 – Getting Mad
    Punisher Max: Ugly Tiny World 1
    Punisher: Silent Night 1
    Punisher: X – Mas Special 2006 1 – The List
    Witchblade # 7 – 8
    Batgirl: The Greatest Stories Ever Told (only “Photo finish”)

    As you can see, I picked up a Witchblade issue at random, I instantly fell in love with the series, and therefore I decided to start reading it from the very first issue. The Darkness issue I read was great too, but it doesn’t stand comparison with Witchblade.
    I also read 4 novels:

    George V. Higgins, “Cogan’s trade”
    Steven C. Lawrence, “Brand of a Texan”
    Lewis B. Patten, “Lynching at Broken Butte”
    Norman A. Fox, “Badlands Beyond”

    Apart from “Cogan’s trade”, all of them are very old western novels, so probably you will never have the chance to get them, and, even if you had it, you wouldn’t buy them, because you don’t like that genre. But, if you change your mind (as I did 2 years ago), you would find so many wonderful western novels to read. If you ever decide to read one of them, start with “From Where the Sun Now Stands” by Will Henry. It is definitely one of the best novels I’ve ever read, along with “The Power of the Dog” by Don Winslow.
    The best comic book I read this month was Heart. I tried to write a spoiler free review of this graphic novel innumerous times, and at the end I understood that it was impossible. The only thing I can do is recommending you to read it.

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