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August 27, 2007

Pull List Analysis for August 29, 2007

Filed under: Pull List Analysis — David Uzumeri @ 10:03 pm

DAVID: Man, this is the smallest week ever.
CHRIS: Agreed, New Comics Day Ain’t Gonna Hurt Nobody‘s wallet, although there are a lot of interesting products coming from without the Big Two for people who have a big Labor Day bonus burning a hole in their pocket.

7782_400×600.jpg52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen #1 (of 6)
Keith Giffen & Pat Olliffe

DAVID: This is a particularly interesting project because Giffen is such a luminary amongst the comics world — or at least, was — that it’s kind of surprising he’s rolling with an epilogue miniseries to the weekly event of the, well, decade. However, considering his role in the plot’s original production and his relationship with the four maestros who masterminded the event, it makes perfect sense as a method for following up on some loose ends and also allowing the talented Mr. Giffen some space to write an awesome DC Universe miniseries. Given last year’s Annihilation I don’t think he’s lost his edge.
CHRIS: Big fan of Giffen’s, and while I was initially skeptical about this project — why focus on some boring-ass AVATARS OF DOOM when you’ve got the far more interesting Oolong Island Crew lurking in the background? — Giffen’s Newsarama interview has convinced me that this might actually be an interesting book. Cautiously optimistic.

Batman Annual 26Batman Annual #26: Head of the Demon
Peter Milligan & David Lopez

CHRIS: This is apparently the “definitive” NEW EARF origin of Ra’s al Ghul, leading into this fall’s “Resurrection of Ra’s al Ghul” Bat-event. This has two strikes going against it from the outset: I don’t think anyone wants another big Bat-Event, and Peter Milligan’s got a pretty shaky history on big work-for-hire books (check out his runs on X-Men and Elektra if you don’t believe me; better yet, don’t). On the plus side, it’s a big Bat-Event masterminded by Grant Morrison, who managed to run a tight ship and make the behemoth DC One Million more coherently and enjoyably than it ever should have been, and it’s a Bat-Event written by Morrison, Milligan and Fabian Nicieza, who can all write a good superhero story. Plus, it’s written by Peter Milligan, who missteps aside, also wrote X-Statix, Human Target, Enigma, Shade the Changing Man, and even a series of pretty enjoyable Batman stories for DC back in the early 1990s. If there was any way to make this sort of thing work, DC has put together the proper scenario for this occurrence.

7843_400×600.jpgTeen Titans #50
A Whole Bunch Of Dudes Including Sean McKeever & Randy Green

DAVID: This is an interesting issue because although the main creative team is Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane alumnus Sean McKeever, the major plotline will deal with 2004’s Titans Tomorrow story by Johns & McKone and probably involve the standard DCU continuity fanwank. This issue is supposed to be a gravestone for Bart Allen, recently killed off in Flash: TFMA #13 and now Official Martyr of the DC Universe(TM). Given the guest teams — Johns & McKone, Wolfman & Perez (who are these dorks?) and Dezago/Nauck, it’ll hopefully be a celebration of his life and a solid launch into a good TT run.

ff549.jpgFantastic Four #549
Dwayne McDuffie & Paul Pelletier

DAVID: Dwayne and Paul still have a few more issues after that before those two guys with funny accents (Mark Millar & Bryan Hitch) take over. And honestly,given considering the inarguable creative synergy of the latter talent pool, I’ll be sad to see McDuffie go. I loved his work on the brilliant JLU cartoon, and he really seemd to be hitting his FF stride just as it’s revealed he’s a placeholder for two unintelligible white dudes. But shit, it’ll probably be good comics, so bring it on — and I’m still very excited for McDuffie bringing me a JLA book that has some goddamn fisticuffs in it.

Punks the Comic #1Punks the Summer Comics Special
Joshua Hale Fialkov & Kody Chamberlain

CHRIS: I know almost nothing about this comic, but someone sent me an unsolicited message about this comic, correctly pegging my love of funnybooks, The Young Ones and Abraham Lincoln. There’s a preview up on their website, and it looks like a lot of fun.

MeanMean
Stephen “Ribs” Weissman

CHRIS: This is a compilation of the early “Yikes” work of one Stephen Weissman, who has been cartooning the adventures of Pull Apart Boy, Lil Bloody, Kid Firechief, Sweet Chubby Cheeks and other characters for quite some time now. The “Yikes” series chronicles the adventures of a bunch of kids who happen to also be firechiefs, vampires, zombies, big wheel racecar drivers, and other things that generally come off as a charming sci-fi/David Lynch reinvention of Peanuts/Our Gang/etc. There are some sample strips up on the Fantagraphics site if you’re not familiar with his work. It’s fucking adorable.

Incedible Change-BotsIncredible Change-Bots
Jeffrey Brown

CHRIS: Jeffrey Brown is probably best known for his series of “girlfriend” books, autobiographical recaps of his various relationships. But he’s also done projects like Be a Man and Bighead that reveal a propensity for MAD-style zany parodies/comedy (and I mean that in a positive, olden days MAD, not [insert bad era of MAD here] style. This is obviously the Transformers pastiche. The preview looks kind of funny, hopefully the rest of the book runs with it.

Small-ass week. Hit da jump.
DC
52 Aftermath The Four Horsemen #1 $2.99
Action Comics #855 $2.99
Amazons Attack #6 $2.99
American Virgin #18 $2.99
Batman Annual #26 Head Of The Demon $3.99
Batman Batman And Son HC $24.99
Batman Secrets Of The Batcave TP $17.99
Complete Bite Club TP $19.99
Countdown #35 $2.99
Countdown To Adventure #1 $3.99
DC Top Cow Crossover Classics TP $14.99
DF All Star Batman And Robin The Boy Wonder #6 Signed By Jim Lee $29.99
DF Justice (DC) #12 Signed By Alex Ross & Jim Krueger $49.99
Empty Empire Vol 5 TP $9.99
Ex Machina Masquerade Special $3.50
Manhunter Vol 3 Origins TP $17.99
Ninja Scroll #12 $2.99
Ninja Scroll TP $19.99
Outsiders Five Of A Kind Week 5 Grace Wonder Woman $2.99
Tangent Comics Vol 1 TP $19.99
Teen Titans Go #46 $2.25
Teen Titans Vol 3 #50 Incentive Mike McKone Variant Cover $10.00
Teen Titans Vol 3 #50 Regular Ale Garza Cover $3.99
Wetworks Vol 2 #12 $2.99
Wonder Woman Vol 3 #12 (Amazons Attack Tie-In) $2.99

DC Direct Merchandise
DC Reactivated Series 3 Super Friends Batman Action Figure $14.99
DC Reactivated Series 3 Super Friends Complete 4-Figure Set $54.99
DC Reactivated Series 3 Super Friends Flash Action Figure $14.99
DC Reactivated Series 3 Super Friends Superman Action Figure $14.99
DC Reactivated Series 3 Super Friends Wonder Woman Action Figure $14.99
Women Of The DC Universe Series 1 Donna Troy Bust $45.00

IDW Publishing
30 Days Of Night Eben & Stella #4 $3.99
Fallen Angel Vol 2 #19 Incentive JK Woodward Variant Cover $7.00
Fallen Angel Vol 2 #19 Regular Billy Tucci Cover $3.99
Fallen Angel Vol 2 #19 Regular JK Woodward Cover $3.99
Gene Simmons Dominatrix #1 $3.99
Transformers Megatron Origin #1 Incentive Alex Milne Cover $10.00
Transformers Megatron Origin #2 Incentive Alex Milne Cover $10.00
Transformers Prime Directive Movie Prequel #1 WWLA Exclusive Edition $19.99
Transformers Spotlight Optimus Prime Incentive Don Figueroa Cover $10.00
Transformers Spotlight Optimus Prime Regular Don Figueroa Cover $3.99
Transformers Spotlight Optimus Prime Regular Gabriel Rodriguez Cover $3.99

Image
Amory Wars #3 $2.99
Bomb Queen IV #1 $3.50
Brit #1 $2.99
KISS 4K #3 $2.99
Mice Templar #1 $3.99
Walking Dead #41 $2.99
Witchblade Takeru Manga #7 Cvr A Sumita $3.99
Witchblade Takeru Manga #7 Cvr B Mack $3.99

Marvel
Avengers The Initiative #5 (The Initiative Tie-In) $2.99
Black Panther Vol 4 #30 (The Initiative Tie-In) $2.99
Cable & Deadpool Vol 7 Separation Anxiety TP $17.99
DF Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #542 Signed By Ron Garney $19.99
DF Fallen Son Death Of Captain America Captain America Signed By John Romita Jr $29.99
Essential Daredevil Vol 4 TP $16.99
Fantastic Four Vol 3 #549 (The Initiative) $2.99
Hulk And Power Pack Pack Smash TP Digest $6.99
Last Fantastic Four Story $4.99
Marvel Masterworks Captain Marvel Vol 2 HC Regular Dust Jacket $54.99
Marvel Masterworks Captain Marvel Vol 2 HC Variant Dust Jacket $54.99
Marvel Previews #49 September 2007 $0.99
Marvel Spotlight Halo $2.99
Silver Surfer Requiem #4 $3.99
Spider-Man One More Day Sketchbook $2.99
Ultimates Vol 2 Against All Enemies MMPB $7.99
World War Hulk X-Men #3 $2.99

Dark Horse
Conan #43 $2.99
Emily The Strange Vol 2 #1 Death Issue $3.50
Hellboy Darkness Calls #5 $2.99
Shaman Warrior Vol 4 TP $12.95
Usagi Yojimbo Vol 3 #105 $2.99

Independents Abstract Studios
Strangers In Paradise Book 3 Part 8 HC $49.95

Independents Adventure House
Secret Agent X Feb 1937 Replica Ed $14.95

Independents AKA Comics
Miscellaneous Adventures Of Stykman #3 $2.95

Independents Antarctic Press
Ninja High School Hawaii Pocket Manga Vol 4 TP $14.95

Independents Avatar Press
Brian Pulidos Lady Death Abandon All Hope #1/2 Royal Blue Cvr $75.00
Brian Pulidos Lady Death Art Of Juan Jose Ryp Bikini Cvr $5.99
Brian Pulidos Lady Death Dark Horizons Under Attack Cvr $5.99
Brian Pulidos Lady Death Masterworks Ruby Red Foil Cvr $19.99
Brian Pulidos Lady Death Queen Of The Dead Crackling Cvr $5.99
Brian Pulidos Lady Death Sacrilege #1 Hard Body Cvr $5.99
Brian Pulidos Lady Death vs Pandora #1 Prism Foil Cvr $12.99
Doktor Sleepless #1 Poster Edition Signed By Warren Ellis $5.99
Lady Death Shi #0 Divine Cvr $5.99
More Than Mortal Vol 2 #0 Battle Cvr $3.99
More Than Mortal Vol 2 #0 Incentive Cvr $8.99
More Than Mortal Vol 2 #0 Premium Cvr $9.99
More Than Mortal Vol 2 #0 Reg Cvr $3.99
More Than Mortal Vol 2 #0 Ryp Cvr $3.99
More Than Mortal Vol 2 #0 Wrap Cvr $3.99
Night Of The Living Dead Hunger Signed Cvr $24.99

Independents Bandai
Witchblade Tankobon Vol 4 TP (Bandai) $9.99

Independents Big Bang Comics
Big Bang Presents #6 Agents Of Badge $7.95

Independents Black Library
Warhammer 40000 Star Of Damocles MMPB $7.99
Warhammer 40000 The Saint Gaunts Ghost Omnibus TP $11.99
Warhammer Palace Of The Plague Lord MMPB $7.99

Independents BOOM! Entertainment
Enigma Cipher #2 $6.99
Fall Of Cthulhu #5 Cvr A Mavillain $3.99
Fall Of Cthulhu #5 Cvr B Walpole $3.99
Hunters Moon #3 $3.99
Warhammer 40K Damnation Crusade #0 Cvr A $2.99
Warhammer 40K Damnation Crusade #0 Cvr B $2.99
Warhammer 40K Damnation Crusade #0 Incentive Variant Cover $15.00
Warhammer Forge Of War #3 Cvr A $2.99
Warhammer Forge Of War #3 Cvr B $2.99
Warhammer Forge Of War #3 Incentive Variant Cover $15.00

Independents Broadsword Comics
Tarot Witch Of The Black Rose Vol 5 TP $24.99

Independents Bud Plant
Kent Williams Amalgam Paintings & Drawings 1992-2007 HC $75.60

Independents Carlton Publishing
Angel Fire GN Updated Edition $18.99

Independents Carroll & Graf
Mammoth Book Of Best War Comics GN $17.99

Independents Comely Comix/Semple Comics
Captain Canuck Unholy War #4 $3.99

Independents Copious Amounts Press
Andrea Grants Minx #2 $6.95

Independents Del Rey
ES – Eternal Sabbath Vol 6 GN Del Rey $10.95
Mamotte Lollipop Vol 3 GN $10.95
My Heavenly Hockey Club Vol 2 GN $10.95
Negima Vol 15 GN $10.95
Princess Resurrection Vol 2 GN $10.95
Shiki Tsukai Vol 1 GN $10.95
Shugo Chara Vol 2 GN $10.95
Suzuka Vol 5 GN $13.95

Independents Dementian Comics
Nothing Better Vol 1 TP $15.00

Independents Desperado Publishing
Looking Glass Wars Hatter M Previews Exclusive HC $24.99

Independents Deux Press
Walkin Butterfly Vol 1 GN $10.95

Independents Devils Due Publishing
Forgotten Realms Halflings Gem #1 Cvr A Semeiks $5.50
Forgotten Realms Halflings Gem #1 Cvr B Walpole $9.50
Hack Slash #4 Cvr A Seeley $3.50
Hack Slash #4 Cvr B Haun $3.50

Independents Digital Manga Publishing
Spell GN $12.95
Stolen Heart GN $12.95
Sunflower GN $12.95

Independents Digital Webbing
Punks The Summer Comics Special $4.99

Independents DR Masters Productions
Chinese Hero Tales Of The Blood Sword Vol 1 HC $26.95
Chinese Hero Tales Of The Blood Sword Vol 2 HC $26.95
Key Princess Story Eternal Alice Rondo Novel Vol 4 $9.95
SNK vs Capcom SVC Chaos Vol 6 TP $13.95

Independents Dynamite Entertainment
Battlestar Galactica Season Zero #1 Foil Cvr $19.99
Savage Tales (DE) #3 Foil Cover $39.99
Terminator 2 Infinity #2 Cyberdine Foil Cover $24.99

Independents Eureka Productions
Graphic Classics Vol 7 Bram Stoker GN New Printing $11.95

Independents Fanfare/Ponent Mon
Tokyo Is My Garden GN $18.99

Independents Fangoria Comics
Dee Sniders Strangeland Seven Sins #1 $3.99

Independents Fantagraphics
Devilish Greetings Vintage Devil Postcards TP $18.95
Mean TP $16.95

Independents Farrar, Straus And Ginoux
Wall Growing Up Behind The Iron Curtain HC $18.00

Independents Full Circle Publications
Thicker Than Blood #1 SDCC2007 Red Foil Edition $10.00
Thicker Than Blood #1 SDCC2007 Red Foil Edition Signed By Mike Ploog And Simon Bisley $15.00
Thicker Than Blood #1 SDCC2007 Red Foil Edition Signed Head Sketch By Mike Ploog $30.00

Independents Kenzer & Company
Knights Of The Dinner Table #130 $4.99

Independents Mahrwood Press
Rashi A Light After The Dark Ages HC $16.95

Independents Markosia
Breathe #4 Cvr C Signed Edition $5.00
Dark Mists Collected Edition TP $14.95
Project Eon TP $14.95
Scatterbrain Vol 1 TP $14.95
Starship Troopers Dead Mans Hand TP $14.95
Starship Troopers Ongoing #4 Cvr A $3.50
Starship Troopers Ongoing #4 Cvr B Limited Sketch Edition $9.95
Templar Chronicles The Heretic #3 Cvr A $3.50
Templar Chronicles The Heretic #3 Cvr B Limited Sketch Edition $5.95
Vengeance Of The Vapor #2 Cvr A $3.50
Vengeance Of The Vapor #2 Cvr B Limited Sketch Edition $4.95

Independents Mirage Studios
Tales Of Raphael Bad Moon Rising #2 $3.25

Independents NBM
Angel Skin TP $11.95

Independents NETCOMICS
100 Percent Perfect Girl Vol 3 GN $9.99
Boy Princess Vol 8 GN $9.99
Click Vol 3 GN $9.99
Let Dai Vol 8 GN $9.99
Narration Of Love At 17 Vol 4 GN $9.99
Your Lover Vol 3 GN $9.99

Independents New Radio Comics
Poison The Cure Vol 1 GN $9.00

Independents Non-Sport Update
Encyclopedia Of Non-Sport & Entertainment Trading Cards 1985-2006 TP $34.95

Independents Oni Press
Local #10 $2.99
Wasteland (Oni Press) #11 $3.50

Independents Penguin Group
Crashing Paradise MMPB $7.99

Independents Random House
Hitman Vol 1 Killer Brand MMPB $6.99
Star Wars Legacy Of The Force Vol 6 Inferno MMPB $7.99

Independents Rebellion
2000 AD #1549 $4.10
2000 AD #1550 $4.10
2000 AD Extreme Ed #24 $5.99
Leatherjack GN $23.99

Independents Rude Dude Productions
Nexus #99 Space Opera Act 1 Signed And Numbered By Steve Rude $19.99

Independents Scrap Pictures
Blazin Brandy #2 $2.99

Independents Simon & Schuster
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Dark Congress TP $9.99
Charmed Vol 40 Leo Rising MMPB $6.99
Star Trek The Next Generation Death in Winter MMPB $7.99
Star Trek The Next Generation Resistance MMPB $7.99
World Of Warcraft Tides Of Darkness MMPB $7.99

Independents Sky Dog Press
Buzzboy Roboy Red Buzz & Bot #0 Variant Edition $2.95

Independents Sparkplug Comics
Asiaddict GN $15.00
Asthma GN $17.00

Independents Titan
Shaun The Sheep Comic #6 $4.99
Wallace & Gromit Comic #13 $5.99

Independents Tokyopop
Anima Vol 5 GN $9.99
Battle Club Vol 5 GN $9.99
Beck Mongolian Chop Squad Vol 9 GN $9.99
Blazin Barrels Vol 9 GN $9.99
Chronicles Of The Cursed Sword Vol 19 GN $9.99
Dazzle Vol 6 GN $9.99
Faeries Landing Vol 17 GN $9.99
GetBackers Vol 20 GN $9.99
Girls Bravo Vol 9 GN $9.99
Good Luck Vol 3 GN $9.99
Good Witch Of The West Vol 4 GN $9.99
Gothic Sports Vol 2 GN $9.99
Greatest Stars Of The NBA Cinemanga Vol 11 Greatest Guards GN $7.99
Greatest Stars Of The NBA Cinemanga Vol 12 Greatest Forwards GN $7.99
Immortal Rain Vol 8 GN $9.99
Innocent W Vol 3 GN $9.99
Kat & Mouse Vol 3 GN $5.99
Life Vol 6 GN $9.99
Neck And Neck Vol 6 GN $9.99
PhD Phantasy Degree Vol 10 GN $9.99
Rave Master Vol 25 GN $9.99
RG Veda Vol 10 GN $9.99
Shutterbox Vol 4 GN $9.99
Sorcerer Hunters Vol 8 GN New Ptg $9.99
Sorcerer Hunters Vol 9 GN New Ptg $9.99
Soul To Seoul Vol 5 GN $9.99
Tsukuyomi Moon Phase Vol 8 GN $9.99

Independents Top Shelf Productions
Incredible Change-Bots GN $15.00
Super Spy GN $19.95

Independents Vanguard Productions
How To Draw Dynamic Comic Books HC $34.95

Independents Viz Media
Beauty Pop Vol 5 TP $8.99
Black Cat Vol 5 TP Manga $7.99
Dr Slump Vol 13 TP $7.99
Gentlemens Alliance Vol 3 TP $8.99
Gin Tama Vol 2 TP $7.99
Is Vol 15 GN $7.99
Kurohime Vol 1 TP $7.99
Love Com Vol 2 TP $8.99
Naruto Vol 16 TP $7.95
Naruto Vol 17 TP $7.95
Naruto Vol 18 TP $7.95
Prince Of Tennis Vol 21 GN $7.95
Shaman King Vol 13 TP $7.95
Skip-Beat Vol 8 TP $8.99
Whistle Vol 17 TP $7.99
Yume Kira Dream Shoppe TP $8.99
Yurara Vol 2 TP $8.99

Independents Wizards Of The Coast
Forgotten Realms Shadow Storm The Twilight War Vol 2 MMPB $6.99
Forgotten Realms Storm Of The Dead Lady Penitent Vol 2 MMPB $6.99
Magic The Gathering Lorwyn lorwyn Cycle Vol 2 MMPB $6.99
Ravenloft Death Of A Darklord MMPB $6.99

Young Readers Archie Comics
Jughead #184 $2.25
Sonic The Hedgehog Vol 2 #179 $2.25
Tales From Riverdale Digest #23 $2.49

Young Readers DC
Cartoon Network Block Party #36 $2.25

1 Comment »

  1. I kinda disagree with you again. I love McDuffie, but even though I loved his FF special last year and thought it was the quintessential FF story, I hated his FF run. It just seemed boring and inconsequential. I can’t wait for Millar and Hitch on FF. I think they’ll bring the big, crazy ideas and the phenomenal art!

    Then again, I am a white guy. Maybe it’s a race issue? lol

    Comment by Kenny — August 27, 2007 @ 10:57 pm

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