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September 10, 2007

Pull List Analysis for September 12, 2007

Filed under: Pull List Analysis — David Uzumeri @ 9:50 pm

CHRIS: Not a lot to talk about this week. A couple of new creative teams, a couple new series, but for the most part books are just chugging along — and speaking of chugging along, you may have noticed that there has been some slightly spotty output here at FBB. Part of the blame for that falls on both David and I moving at the beginning of the month. We’re both settled in now, so for the foreseeable future there AIN’T GONNA BE NO STOPPIN’ US! We puttin’ the pull list analysis down!

7938_400×600.jpgBooster Gold #2
Geoff Johns, Jeff Katz & Dan Jurgens

DAVID: The last issue of this was a huge hit with fans and, well, pretty much everybody, a textbook example of how to do a big-scope DC book while keeping style, heart and flava – as well as how to write a fun continuity romp without it turning into an exercise in masturbation. This issue looks to continue the trend. Good on you, DC – for once.

7945_400×600.jpgJLA Wedding Special
Dwayne McDuffie & Mike McKone

DAVID: The preview of this is up on Newsarama, and it looks fantastic — however, I don’t think it’s going to receive the popularity or sales it deserves, because DC for some inconceivable reason married it to the Green Arrow/Black Canary wedding, ensuring tanked sales because a lot of people who like JLA don’t give a fuck about no wedding. And since this is really just the first issue of McDuffie’s run, a whole bunch of people will miss it because of wedding apathy. Awesome, DC!
CHRIS: I am going to savor every non-Benes drawn page of McDuffie JLA, even if it ties into the White Man’s Answer to Storm/Black Panther.

Suicide Squad: Raise the Flag #1
John Ostrander & Javier Pina

CHRIS: After pretending they weren’t back for months, DC revealed that those guys running around together, who all used to be members of the Suicide Squad, taking missions the Suicide Squad would take, and working for the former head of the Suicide Squad are in fact… THE SUICIDE SQUAD! This went down in Outsiders #50, which was more pleasant than it had any right to be, stuck in the mire of Countdown. And now, a week later, comes an eight issue series from the fellow who wrote the original Suicide Squad series, John Ostrander. That gives me hope this will rise above the muck of the books it’s associated with, as Ostrander can spin a ripping yarn. But then I remember that Ostrander’s most recent work has been “Grotesk” in Batman and a couple of really mercenary World War III one-shots. Still, I’m cautiously optimistic — prove Sick Boy wrong, Jon! Show him you’ve still got it!
FAKE UPDATE: I just re-read the preview where it talks about how “a new Suicide Squad is created to play a key role in the DCU’s ever-evolving future!” and noticed the tag-line for the posters for the series say that “SOME VILLAINS TAKE DIFFERENT PATHS ON THE ROAD TO SALVATION” — I just hope that this set-up for Countdown/Salvation Run doesn’t overwhelm the rest of the story.

dd100.jpgDaredevil #100
Ed Brubaker & Michael Lark w/Everyone

DAVID: Brubaker’s fourth arc, “Without Fear,” kicks off in high gear spinning straight out of the shocking events at the end of #99, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to stop anytime soon. Recent Wikipedia search-criteria champion Mr. Fear is gonna fuck Matt Murdock up, and his emotions, and his wife, and he’s bringing like every good Daredevil artist with him to make you nostalgic while he does it. Likely to be a fantastic read.

thor003variant.jpgThor #3
J. Michael Straczynski & Olivier Coipel

DAVID: In this issue, the God of Thunder fights poverty, government inaction, apathy and the spectre of Hurricane Katrina. Also, some douchebag in a metal suit. I’ve always thought that addressing real-world issues in a fictional universe where a stretchy grey-haired dude can threaten to kill himself and a purple planet-eater at the same time was kind of stretching things, but hey, JMS doesn’t agree. Basically, this looks to be more of the same hamfisted political “commentary” that permeated his Civil War books. Hopefully, it’ll quickly switch back to the far more interesting Asgardian God-search thing JMS has going on, because I care about that fantastical shit a lot more than Thor pretending to be Kanye West.
CHRIS: Copiel’s art is gorgeous, and the whole new status quo for the Asgardians is intriguing (although who knows if that credit goes to JMS or to Gaiman/Millar/whoever else was slated to write this book over the past couple of years). But if someone could put a moratorium on JMS writing anything even remotely related to Civil War or political allegories, I will give them a free punch at me at the next comic convention. This offer extends to you, JMS!

ultpwr7.jpgUltimate Power #7
Jeph Loeb & Greg Land

DAVID: The most disastrous creative team in history begins the ruination of the Ultimate Universe HERE! Get on board, fanboys!
CHRIS: After six pornface-filled issues of middling story success, the two architects of the Ultimate and (current) Squadron Supreme universe step aside for what Jeph Loeb is describing as a “great jumping on point” for those who don’t want to wait for the trade, a “passion project”, “fun” and “Return of the King, not Return of the Jedi”. I predict a lot of big splash pages and some “homages” to classic scenes for Land to trace.


DC
100 Bullets #85 $2.99
Batman Confidential #9 $2.99
Batman Strikes #37 $2.25
Batman Strikes Vol 3 Duty Calls TP $12.99
Black Adam The Dark Age #2 $2.99
Booster Gold Vol 2 #2 Incentive Arthur Adams Variant Cover $10.00
Booster Gold Vol 2 #2 Regular Dan Jurgens Cover $2.99
Confessions Of A Blabbermouth GN $9.99
Countdown #33 $2.99
Countdown Presents The Search For Ray Palmer Wildstorm #1 $2.99
DMZ #23 $2.99
Emma Vol 5 TP $9.99
Fables #65 $2.99
Friday The 13th How I Spent My Summer Vacation #1 $2.99
From Eroica With Love Vol 10 TP $9.99
Gen 13 Vol 4 #12 $2.99
Green Lantern Sinestro Corps Special #1 4th Ptg (Sinestro Corps War Part 1) $4.99
Green Lantern Vol 4 #23 (Sinestro Corps War Part 6) $2.99
Ion Vol 2 The Dying Flame TP $14.99
Jack Of Fables #14 $2.99
JLA Classified #42 $2.99
JLA Wedding Special #1 $3.99
Justice Society Of America Vol 3 #9 Incentive Dale Eaglesham Variant Cover $7.00
Justice Society Of America Vol 3 #9 Regular Alex Ross Cover $2.99
Nightmare On Elm Street TP $14.99
Original Encyclopedia Of Comic Book Heroes Vol 3 Superman TP $19.99
Showcase Presents Batman And The Outsiders Vol 1 TP $16.99
Stormwatch PHD #11 $2.99
Suicide Squad Raise The Flag #1 $2.99
Superman Death And Return Of Superman Omnibus HC $75.00
Superman Vol 3 #667 $2.99
Trials Of SHAZAM #8 $2.99
Un-Men #2 $2.99
Welcome To Tranquility #10 $2.99
Wonder Girl #1 $2.99

DC Direct Merchandise
Justice League Alex Ross Series 6 Armored Batman Action Figure $14.99
Justice League Alex Ross Series 6 Armored Green Lantern Action Figure $14.99
Justice League Alex Ross Series 6 Complete 4-Figure Set $54.99
Justice League Alex Ross Series 6 Hawkgirl Action Figure $14.99
Justice League Alex Ross Series 6 Scarecrow Action Figure $14.99

IDW Publishing
Desperadoes Buffalo Dreams TP $17.99
Fallen Angel Vol 2 #20 $3.99
Gene Simmons Dominatrix #1 Incentive Alex Garner Signed Edition $10.00
Gene Simmons Dominatrix #1 Incentive Gene Simmons Signed Edition $60.00
IDW Focus On 30 Days Of Night $2.99
Legend Of Grimjack Vol 8 TP $24.99
Star Trek The Next Generation The Space Between TP $19.99
Transformers Best Of UK Dinobots #1 Incentive Nick Roche Sketch Cover $20.00
Transformers Best Of UK Dinobots #1 Incentive Retro Art Sketch Cover $10.00
Transformers Best Of UK Dinobots #1 Regular Cover A $3.99
Transformers Best Of UK Dinobots #1 Regular Cover B $3.99
Transformers Megatron Origin #3 Incentive Alex Milne Sketch Cover $10.00

Image
Age Of Bronze #26 $3.50
Bad Planet #3 $3.99
Casanova #9 $1.99
Nightly News Vol 1 TP $16.99
Noble Causes Vol 2 #31 $3.50
Parade With Fireworks #1 $3.50
Spawn Godslayer #4 $2.99
Walking Dead #42 $2.99

Marvel
Amazing Spider-Girl #12 $2.99
Civil War Chronicles #3 $4.99
Daredevil Vol 2 #100 Lee Bermejo Cover $3.99
Daredevil Vol 2 #100 Marko Djurdjevic Wraparound Cover $3.99
Daredevil Vol 2 #100 Michael Turner Cover $3.99
Essential Punisher Vol 2 TP $16.99
Fantastic Five Vol 2 #5 $2.99
Ghost Rider Vol 5 #15 $2.99
Heroes For Hire Vol 2 #13 $2.99
Loners #5 $2.99
Marvel Adventures Hulk #3 $2.99
Marvel Illustrated Man In The Iron Mask #3 $2.99
Marvel Zombies Army Of Darkness HC $19.99
Moon Knight Vol 5 #12 (The Initiative Tie-In) $2.99
New Avengers #34 $2.99
New Avengers Transformers #3 $2.99
Nova Vol 4 #6 (Annihilation Conquest Tie-In) $2.99
Punisher War Journal Vol 2 #11 $2.99
Spider-Man Fairy Tales #4 $2.99
Thor Vol 3 #2 2nd Ptg Olivier Coipel Wraparound Variant Cover $2.99
Thor Vol 3 #3 Ed McGuinness Cover $2.99
Thor Vol 3 #3 Olivier Coipel Cover $2.99
Ultimate Power #7 $2.99
Ultimate Spider-Man #113 $2.99
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol 18 Ultimate Knights TP $15.99
Ultimate X-Men #86 $2.99
Wolverine Classic Vol 5 TP $14.99
World War Hulk #1 2nd Ptg John Romita Jr Variant Cover $3.99
X-Factor Vol 3 #23 (X-Men Endangered Species Part 11) $2.99
X-Men Emperor Vulcan #1 $2.99

Dark Horse
Blade Of The Immortal #129 $2.99
BPRD Killing Ground #2 $2.99
Criminal Macabre Two Red Eyes TP $12.95
Fear Agent Last Goodbye #3 $2.99
Groo 25th Anniversary Special $5.99
Hellboy Vol 7 The Troll Witch & Others TP $17.95
Path Of The Assassin Vol 1 HC Limited Edition Incentive $25.00
Path Of The Assassin Vol 7 TP $9.95
Star Wars Legacy #16 $2.99
Star Wars Rebellion #10 $2.99

AC Comics
Best Of The West #63 $6.95

Adventure House
High Adventure #96 $7.95

Alternative Comics
Miriam #1 $4.95

Amaze Ink/Slave Labor Graphics
Nightmares And Fairy Tales #20 $2.95
Weirdly World Of Strange Eggs GN $7.95
Whistles Vol 1 The Starlight Calliope GN $10.95

Archaia Studios Press
Mouse Guard Vol 1 Fall 1152 HC New Printing $24.95

Aspen Entertainment
Fathom Kiani #1 Economy Comics Variant Cover Signed By Michael Turner $39.99

Bandai
Eureka Seven Vol 6 GN $9.99

Bloodfire Studios
Intergalactic #3 $2.99

Blue Dream Studios
Pet Robots HC $19.95

BOOM! Entertainment
Cover Girl #5 $3.99
Cthulhu Tales Tainted One Shot $6.99
Potters Field #1 $3.99

Bud Plant
Dave McKean Postcard From Barcelona HC $18.00

Chicago Review Press
Masters Of The Comic Book Universe Revealed TP Signed By Arie Kaplan $18.95

Desperado Publishing
Thirteen Steps #1 $3.99

Devils Due Publishing
Drafted #1 $3.50
GI Joe Americas Elite #27 $3.50

Digital Manga Publishing
Ordinary Crush Vol 1 GN $12.95

Digital Webbing
Bloodrayne Lycan Rex Mark A Robinson Cover Signed By Mark A Robinson $14.99
E-Man Recharged Classic Tribute Cover Signed By Joe Staton $14.99

Dynamite Entertainment
Adventures Of Red Sonja Vol 2 She-Devil With A Sword TP $19.99
Borderline Vol 2 TP $19.99
Lone Ranger Vol 4 #8 Incentive John Cassaday Virgin Cover $10.00
Lone Ranger Vol 4 #8 Regular John Cassaday Cover $2.99

Evil Twin Comics
Action Philosophers #9 The Lighting Round $2.95

Fangoria Comics
Fourth Horseman #2 $3.99

Fantagraphics
Castle Waiting Vol 3 #8 $3.95

Fenickx Productions
Archaic #9 $3.50

Goodbum Studios
Hard Bullied Comics #3 Incentive Ultra Noir Foil Stamped Cover $15.00

Kenzer & Company
Knights Of The Dinner Table Bundle Of Trouble Vol 21 TP $11.99

Moonstone
Zombie-Proof #1 $3.50

Oni Press
Maintenance #5 $3.50

Radio Comix
Furrlough #174 $3.50

Random House
Baltimore Or The Steadfast Tin Soldier And The Vampire HC $25.00
Genesis of Shannara The Elves of Cintra HC $26.95
Patriot Acts HC $25.00
Road TP $14.95
Star Wars The Prequel Trilogy TP $19.95
X-Box Brute Force Betrayals MMPB $6.99
X-Box Crimson Skies MMPB $6.99
X-Box Halo Vol 1 The Fall Of Reach MMPB $7.99
X-Box Halo Vol 2 The Flood MMPB $6.99
X-Box Halo Vol 3 First Strike MMPB $6.99

Rosen Publishing Group
George Perez On His Work And Career HC $22.95
Michael Avon Oeming On His Work And Career HC $22.95
Neil Gaiman On His Work And Career HC $22.95

Scholastic
Arrival GN $19.99

Simon & Schuster
Fog Mound Book 2 Faradawn GN $15.99
Kildar MMPB $7.99
Vorpal Blade HC $25.00

Tokyopop
Alex Unlimited Novel Vol 2 Vosarak Code $7.99
Avatar The Last Airbender Cinemanga Vol 6 GN $7.99
Cherry Juice Vol 1 GN $9.99
Chibi Vampire Novel Vol 3 $7.99
Dark Moon Diary Vol 1 GN $9.99
Demon Flowers Vol 1 GN $9.99
Fantamir Vol 1 GN $9.99
Fruits Basket Fan Book Neko Cat GN $10.99
Full Metal Panic Novel Vol 1 $7.99
Hibikis Magic Vol 2 GN $9.99
I Luv Halloween Vol 3 GN $9.99
INVU Vol 4 GN $9.99
Kamen Tantei Vol 4 GN $9.99
Karma Club Novel Vol 1 $9.99
Kilala Princess Vol 3 GN $5.99
Pearl Pink Vol 3 GN $9.99
Phantom Vol 3 GN Manga $9.99
Poison Candy Vol 1 GN $9.99
Samurai Deeper Kyo Vol 24 GN $9.99
Star Trek Manga Vol 2 GN $9.99
Takumi-Kun Vol 1 June Pride GN $9.99
Welcome To The NHK Vol 4 GN $9.99

Valiant Entertainment
Harbinger The Beginning HC $24.95

Vanguard Productions
How To Draw Dynamic Comic Books SC $19.95

Vertical
Bad Book HC $12.95
Birthday TP $13.95
Cute Book HC $12.95
To Terra Vol 3 TP $13.95

VHPS
Shy Creatures HC $16.95

Virgin Comics
John Woos Seven Brothers Series 2 #1 $2.99
Nicolas Cages Voodoo Child #3 Ben Templesmith Cover $2.99
Nicolas Cages Voodoo Child #3 Troy Hickman Cover $2.99

Welcome Books
World Of Faerie HC $40.00

Wizards Of The Coast
Eberron Storm Dragon Draconic Prophecies Vol 1 HC $25.95

Zenescope
Final Destination Spring Break #5 $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales #1 Special Photo Cover Collectors Edition $7.99
SE7EN #6 Envy $3.99

Young Readers Archie Comics
Betty #168 $2.25
Jughead And Friends Digest #23 $2.49
Pals N Gals Double Digest #115 $3.69
Sonic X #24 $2.25

Young Readers DC
Cartoon Network Action Pack #17 $2.25

Young Readers Harper Collins
Wonder Woman The Rain Forest TP $3.99

Young Readers NBM
Dinosaurs Across America HC $12.95

Merchandise
Andy Panda Teeny Weeny Mini Maquette $59.99
Beast X-Men Statue By Bowen $190.00
Chilly Willy Teeny Weeny Mini Maquette $49.99
Cult Classics Labyrinth Jareth 12-Inch Action Figure With Sound $29.99
Doctor Who Judoon Commander 12-Inch Action Figure $34.99
Fantastic Four Worlds Greatest Heroes Vol 2 DVD $14.99
Freddie Mercury 7-Inch Action Figure $14.99
Justice League Alex Ross Series 6 Armored Batman Action Figure $14.99
Justice League Alex Ross Series 6 Armored Green Lantern Action Figure $14.99
Justice League Alex Ross Series 6 Complete 4-Figure Set $54.99
Justice League Alex Ross Series 6 Hawkgirl Action Figure $14.99
Justice League Alex Ross Series 6 Scarecrow Action Figure $14.99
Kingdom Hearts II Sora Master Form Play Arts Special Edition Action Figure $24.99
Mutts Bookends $115.00
Nightmare Before Christmas 2007 Jack And Sally Head Knockers $29.99
Persona 3 Aegis PVC Statue $34.99
Samurai Jack Season 4 DVD $29.99
Shaman Mini Bust By Bowen $50.00
Simpsons The Island Of Dr Hibbert Deluxe Boxed Set $29.99
Soul Of Chogokin GX-01R Mazinger Z Die-Cast Action Figure $69.99
Spider Man Venom Foiled Blue/Black T/S Lg $18.99
Spider Man Venom Foiled Blue/Black T/S Med $18.99
Spider Man Venom Foiled Blue/Black T/S XL $18.99
Spider Man Venom Foiled Blue/Black T/S XXL $20.99
Spider Man Venom Foiled Blue/Black T/S XXXL $21.99
Stormbringers Incentive Poster Signed By Creators $4.99
Symbiote Spider-Man Life-Size Bust $399.99
Terminator 2 Judgment Day T-800 Endoskeleton Fully Poseable Model Kit $129.99
Transformers Movie Ultimate Action Figure TBA
UFS CCG Street Fighter Battle Pack $19.99
Upper Deck 2007 NFL T/C Retail Ed Box $71.76
Upper Deck 2007 Sp Rookie Ed MLB T/C Box $69.86

7 Comments »

  1. USA USA USA!

    Comment by Joseph Mastantuono — September 10, 2007 @ 10:47 pm

  2. I love reading this site, so any content increase will be much appreciated!

    Comment by Kenny — September 11, 2007 @ 9:59 am

  3. Porn faces? Tracing? Whatever are you talking about?

    Comment by John Foley — September 12, 2007 @ 3:00 am

  4. John: Greg Land is semi-infamous for tracing/lightboxing images of celebrities as his own art in issues. When called on this, the trend seemed to stop briefly… before people realized he was then using porn stills.

    See here for a good example: http://mightygodking.com/index.php/ultimate-power-2-very-naughty-edition/

    Comment by Syrg — September 12, 2007 @ 11:55 am

  5. Syrg, I think JF was being straight up sarcastic.

    Comment by Pedro Tejeda — September 12, 2007 @ 3:55 pm

  6. Yeah, I was totally kidding. That guy is beyond shameless. In the previous issue he used a photograph of grass for a couple of panels. Not even a traced photograph. Just a plain old photo. Talk about lazy.

    Comment by John Foley — September 13, 2007 @ 12:16 am

  7. Oh.

    Oops. I’ll refrain from the old sarcasm detector line, but, uh… yeah.

    Comment by Syrg — September 13, 2007 @ 2:32 am

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