Pull-List for 02/13/13

Wed. February 13, 2013 12:00 AM
by Danny Bernardo

So I was right to be excited by last week's FEARLESS DEFENDERS: one, I heart Misty Knight so much in all her badassery and two, well this hot girl-on-girl liplock with Valkyrie happened. Awesomesauce. The book I'm most excited about this week is a new issue of MORNING GLORIES after a two month break. If you love mystery and intrigue, if you wished LOST were set at Hogwarts, this is the book for you. I have some very personal reasons for loving this book so much (and if you haven't read it yet and don't want any spoilers, do NOT click here!) Yeah one of the Glories is gay. I'll let you pick up the trade paperback to find out which one. Also, my MG buzz keeps going as artist Joe Eisma has been announced to appear in this year's C2E2 Artist Alley and I already have an awesome commision for him!

If you want to get your geek on in person this week, I highly recommend checking out the sketch comedy show The Assemblers this Friday.

And now... on to the books:

Avengers Arena #4 $2.99
(W) Dennis Hopeless (A) Alessandro Vitti (CA)Dave Johnson

The Runaways vs. Avengers Academy!

Batman and Robin #17 vol 2 $2.99
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray (CA) Mick Gray, Patrick Gleason

Batman and Robin gear up to protect Gotham City in the week leading up to the 300th anniversary of the city's founding! It's a who's who of Gotham City's worst against The Dynamic Duo!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall #18 $3.99
(W) Andrew Chambliss (A) Dexter Vines, Georges Jeanty (CA) Georges Jeanty

The remnants of magic left on earth are in danger . . . The Siphon is back, and he's more charged than ever before as he takes out one magical being after another, absorbing their power. Pulled into this battle to save the world-again-Buffy is partnered with Koh and Illyria to put a stop Severin.

Fantastic Four #4 vol 4 $3.99
(W) Matt Fraction (A/CA)Mark Bagley

An alien world, a thousand-year-old prophesy-is the Invisible Woman a long-awaited intergalactic messiah?

Morning Glories #24 $2.99
(W) Nick Spencer(A) Joe Eisma(CA) Rodin Esquejo

The morbid curiosity that simply carries this captivating series from issue to issue finally starts to show some results as the creative team paints a complex picture with some truly honest aspects. There are no simple right or wrong scenarios within these pages but the human emotions on display are certainly understandable even during the most despicable acts. (from the Unleash the Fanboy review)

Secret Avengers #1, vol 2 $3.99
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Luke Ross (CA) Tomm Coker

"The Most Dangerous Secrets We Have... Are The Ones We Keep From Ourselves." The new Nick Fury leads a covert Avengers strike team including but not limited to Hawkeye, Black Widow, The Hulk, The Winter Soldier, Maria Hill and Phil Coulson on missions so dangerous, even the team members themselves can't know about them!

Uncanny X-Men #1 vol 3 $3.99
(W)Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA)Chris Bachalo

The true flagship book of the X-Men returns. In the wake of the Phoenix, the world has changed and is torn on exactly what Cyclops and his team of X-Men are - visionary revolutionaries or dangerous terrorists? Whatever the truth, Cyclops, Emma Frost, Magneto, and Magik are out in the world gathering up new mutants and redefining the name UNCANNY X-MEN.

The Walking Dead #107 $2.99
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn(CA) Charlie Adlard

Rick is, once again, pushed BEYOND his breaking point.

Wolverine and the X-Men #25 $3.99
(W)Jason Aaron (A) Ramon K. Perez (CA) Ramon K. Perez

The hottest new X-Book turns 25! Jason Aaron (THOR:GOD OF THUNDER) and Eisner-Award winner Ramon Perez (Tale of Sand, JOHN CARTER) kick off the mega story that will define WXM in 2013! Wolverine and the students go to the Savage Land! Wolverine's brother Dog, from the super hit ORIGIN, returns and becomes the biggest new X-Villain in years.


While there are great ways to go digital, nothing beats the experience of going to your shop and talking with the counter guys and gals! My shop Chicago Comics serves Lakeview, Wrigleyville, and Lincoln Park. Check out the local shops in your neighborhood:
Hyde Park - First Aid; Bucktown - Challengers; Edgewater -Third Coast; Lincoln Square - Dark Tower; Graham Crackers serves many areas in Chicagoland, including The Loop, Andersonville/Edgewater, East Lakeview, and the suburbs.

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