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June 6, 2007

Pull List Analysis for Week of June 6, 2007

Filed under: Pull List Analysis — Chris Eckert @ 12:00 pm

Gail Simone Tripleshot COMIN’ ATCHA!All-New Atom #12, Birds of Prey #107 & Welcome To Tranquility #7 $2.99Look out, chickensluts! A triple-dose of Gail Simone this week is liable to render you completely unable to process other human beings as anything other than walking quip factories! I’m not really sure what the “BOPPERS” and “Tranquers” or whatever Ms. Simone calls them are up to, but the Atom kicks off the Countdown-related “Hunt for Ray Palmer”, promising lots of Bob the Monitor action!!!

…okay sorry guys, I’m having a really hard time writing up what’s going on at Marvel and DC without being a sarcastic jerk. Christos Gage turns in a one-off on Midnighter, there’s a baffling Battlin’ Jack Murdock mini launching from Marvel, Brubaker brings the X-Men back to Earth in Uncanny, Supergirl‘s a couple issues away from its new girl-friendly soft reboot, and otherwise Countdown and The Initiative continue apace with varying degrees of quality.

There are a bunch of trades coming out; Marvel is putting out some decent-but-inessential Fantastic Four books and the tail end of their Civil War trade program, while DC gets the Superhero Trade Pick of the Week with:
Batman Turning Points coverBatman Turning Points TP $14.99: This trade collects a 2001 mini-series that explores different phases of the relationship between Batman and Commissioner Gordon. It’s written by the then-regular Batcrew of Ed Brubaker, Chuck Dixon and Greg Rucka, and is perhaps most notable for the final issue, drawn by Paul Pope and essentially serving as a pilot issue for the dearly departed Gotham Central.

If none of this excites you but you’ve still got some new-funnybook-money burning a hole in your pocket, you’re in luck! There are a bunch of awesome books from non-Big-Two publishers coming out tomorrow:


Love & Rockets Anthologies, Wave 2Girl from HOPPERS (Locas Stories v2)/Human Diastrophism (Palomar Stories v2) $14.95/ea.: Fantagraphics continues its 25th Anniversary reprinting of Love & Rockets, splitting brothers Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez’s contributions into two separate book series. These are the second volumes of each of Los Bros’ stories, with Jaime’s HOPPERS including the ultra-classic “Death of Speedy” story, while Gilbert’s Diastrophism primarily gathers the long-form story of the same name. Sturdy, compact and affordable, these volumes are great for when you encounter people who seem to think the only way you can write interesting and attractive women is to make them dress like sluts and pose like porn stars; you can lend them these books, or just beat them over the head with these volumes as if they were tiny phonebooks.

I Shall Destroy All Civilized Planets!I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets! $19.95: Fletcher Hanks did comics during the industry’s formative years and disappeared. Fletcher Hanks was batshit crazy. I’m not sure really what else to say, but Paul Karasik has lovingly rescued some of Hanks’s bizarre stories from oblivion, and written an essay about his career and artistic legacy. I saw this at Book Expo, and it looks fantastic.

Black Diamond Detective AgencyBlack Diamond Detective Agency TP $16.95/$26.95: Some of you might have picked up a preview of this on Free Comic Book Day, and now a month later here comes the whole she-bang. It’s an adaptation of an unfilmed screenplay about turn-of-the-century Chicago, “directed” by Campbell with what he’s describing as a French New Wave Film style. I actually got a copy of this at BEA, and while I haven’t gotten much past what was previewed on Free Comic Book Day, it looks like a lot of fun, as does most of the First Second Fall 2007 line, which they were generously handing out last weekend. Laika and Robot Dreams in particular are adorable.

DC
All-New Atom #12 $2.99
Batman Turning Points TP $14.99
Birds Of Prey #107 $2.99
Catwoman When In Rome TP $12.99
Countdown #47 $2.99
Danger Girl Body Shots #3 $2.99
Detective Comics #833 $2.99
Exterminators #18 $2.99
Go Go Heaven Vol 2 TP $9.99
Jack Of Fables #11 $2.99
Jonah Hex Vol 2 #20 $2.99
Justice League Unlimited #34 $2.25
Man Called Kev TP $14.99
Midnighter #8 $2.99
Nightwing Vol 2 #133 $2.99
Outsiders Vol 3 #48 $2.99
Pieces Of A Spiral Vol 8 TP $9.99
Scalped #6 $2.99
Supergirl Vol 5 #18 $2.99
Superman Vol 3 #663 $2.99
Supernatural Origins #2 $2.99
Welcome To Tranquility #7 $2.99

IDW Publishing
30 Days Of Night Eben & Stella #2 $3.99
Completely Doomed TP $19.99
George W Bush & Weapons Of Mass Distraction Trading Cards Set $14.99
Transformers Greatest Battles Of Optimus Prime And Megatron TP $19.99
Transformers Movie Adaptation #1 $3.99
Transformers Movie Prequel TP $19.99
Transformers Movie TP $17.99
Transformers Spotlight Target 2006 #2 Incentive Retro-Art Sketch Cover $12.00
Transformers Spotlight TP $19.99

Image
Alien Pig Farm #2 $2.99
Darkness Level 4 $2.99
Dynamo 5 #4 $3.50
Invincible #42 $1.99
Ride Vol 1 TP New Ptg $12.99
Spawn #168 $2.95
Strange Embrace #1 $2.99
Strange Girl #17 $3.50
Superpatriot War On Terror #4 $2.99
Ward Of The State #2 $3.50
Witchblade Punisher $3.99
Witchblade Takeru Manga #4 $2.99

Marvel
Avengers The Initiative #3 $2.99
Bullet Points TP $13.99
Civil War Iron Man TP $11.99
Civil War Marvel Universe TP $11.99
Daredevil Battlin Jack Murdock #1 $3.99
Dark Tower Gunslinger Born #5 $3.99
Essential Silver Surfer Vol 2 TP $16.99
Fantastic Four Inhumans TP $19.99
Ghost Rider Trail Of Tears #5 $2.99
Hulk And Power Pack #4 $2.99
Iron Man Vol 4 #18 $2.99
Irredeemable Ant-Man #9 $2.99
Loners #3 $2.99
Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #28 $2.99
Marvel Zombies vs Army Of Darkness #4 $2.99
Ms Marvel Vol 2 #16 $2.99
Mystic Arcana Book Of Marvel Magic $3.99
New Warriors Vol 4 #1 $2.99
Omega Flight #3 $2.99
Punisher MAX #48 $2.99
Seventh Shrine TP $11.99
Spider-Man Family #3 $4.99
Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane #19 $2.99
Ultimate Marvel Flip Magazine #26 $4.99
Ultimate Tales Flip Magazine #26 $4.99
Uncanny X-Men #487 $2.99

Dark Horse
Aliens vs Predator Omnibus Vol 1 TP $24.95
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Vol 2 #4 (Season 8) $2.99
Fear Agent Last Goodbye #1 $2.99
Ghost In The Shell 1.5 Human Error Processor #8 $2.99
MPD Psycho Vol 1 TP $10.95
Oldboy Vol 6 TP $12.95
Pin-Up The Illegitimate Art Limited Edition HC $49.95
Sock Monkey The Inches Incident #4 $2.99
Star Wars Legacy #3 New Ptg $2.99
XS Hybrid TP $10.95

Independents

Adhouse Books
Superior Showcase #2 $2.95

After-Shock Comics
Sire Collectors Pack $6.99

Arcana Studios
American Wasteland #1 Incentive Variant Sketch Cover $20.00
Art Of Reboot HC $23.99

Avatar Press
Black Summer #0 $0.99
Brian Pulidos Lady Death Art Of Juan Jose Ryp $4.99
Brian Pulidos Lady Death Queen Of The Dead $2.99

Bandai
Eureka Seven Vol 5 GN $9.99

Bongo Comics
Simpsons Summer Shindig #1 $4.99

BOOM! Studios
Hero Squared Ongoing #2 Heroes Con Special Edition $6.99

Buenaventura Press
Elvis Road HC $24.95

Cinebook
Lucky Luke Adventure Vol 6 Ma Dalton TP $9.99
Queen Margot Vol 2 Bloody Wedding HC $13.95

Claypool Comics
Deadbeats Vol 3 Gothic Towers TP $12.95

Dakuwaka Productions
Helios Under The Gun #4 $2.99

Descendants Productions
Descendants #1 $5.00

Devils Due Publishing
Demonwars The Demon Awakens #3 Cvr B Walpole $9.50
Drafted Preview $0.99
GI Joe Americas Elite #24 $3.50

Digital Noixe Productions
Omen Negative Issue $2.99

Do Gooder Press
PS238 #23 $2.99

Dynamite Entertainment
Battlestar Galactica Cylon Apocalypse #4 $3.50
Battlestar Galactica Vol 4 #10 $2.99
Boys Vol 1 The Name Of The Game TP Signed By Garth Ennis & Darick Robertson $14.99
Lone Ranger Vol 4 #6 $2.99
Painkiller Jane Vol 3 #1 Blood Red Foil Cvr $24.99
Raise The Dead #3 $3.50

Fantagraphics
Fun Never Stops Anthology Of Comic Art 1991-2006 SC $16.95
Girl From HOPPERS TP $14.95
Human Diastrophism TP $14.95
I Shall Destroy All The Civilized Planets SC $19.95
Three Paradoxes HC $14.95

First Second
Black Diamond Detective Agency HC $29.95
Black Diamond Detective Agency TP $16.95
Lost Colony Book 2 The Red Menace TP $16.95

Goodbum Studios
Hard-Bullied Comics #4 $2.95

Graphic-Sha
How To Draw Manga Creating Stories TP $19.99

Greystone Inn Comics
Lightning Lady Vol 1 GN $13.63

Heroic Publishing
Flare Adventures #19 $4.50

Markosia
Breathe #2 $2.99
Starship Troopers Damaged Justice #4 $3.50
Starship Troopers Ongoing #1 $3.50
Templar Chronicles The Heretic #2 $3.50

NBM
Treasury Of Victorian Murder Vol 9 The Saga Of The Bloody Benders HC $15.95

Panini Books
Doctor Who The Flood TP $26.50

Picturebox
Wipe That Clock Off Your Face HC $29.95

Poison Press
Young Bottoms In Love GN $22.00

Rebellion
2000 AD #1535 $4.10
2000 AD #1536 $4.10
2000 AD #1537 $4.10
2000 AD #1538 $4.10
Judge Dredd Megazine #258 $7.50

Silent Devil Productions
Death And The Man Who Would Not Die #1 $2.99

Spinner Rack Comics
Honor Brigade #3 $2.95

St. Martins Press
X-Box Perfect Dark Vol 2 Second Front MMPB $7.99

Titan
Shaun The Sheep Comic #3 $5.99
Wallace And Gromit Plots In Space SC $12.95

TwoMorrows
Brush Strokes With Greatness The Life & Art Of Joe Sinnott TP $17.95
Working Methods Comic Creators Detail Their Storytelling And Artistic Process TP $21.95

Virgin Comics
Sadhu #8 $2.99

Viz Media
Law Of Ueki Vol 5 TP $9.99
Shonen Jump #55 July 07 $4.99

Yaoi Press
Winter Demon Vol 2 GN $12.95

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