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September 25, 2007

Pull List Analysis for September 26, 2007

Filed under: Pull List Analysis — Chris Eckert @ 2:36 pm

Not a lot new going on this week; books that you may or may not like continue to come out, and are in the middle of various arcs. I couldn’t think of anything to say about any Marvel books, so Pedro’s gonna pinch-hit on that beat.

Batman 669 coverBlue Beetle 19 coverBatman #669
Grant Morrison & JH Williams III
Blue Beetle #19
John Rogers, Keith Giffen & Rafael Albuquerque

Hey, here are two really enjoyable DC books. Neither are really at a good jumping-on point, but collections are available for both, and Blue Beetle in particular could use the support. I’m just saying, if there’s money burning a hole in your pocket, these books don’t tie into Countdown. I hope.
Superman Confidential #6 (not #7, #6) coverSuperman Confidential #6 $2.99
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray & Koi Turnbull

Looking for the conclusion of Darwyn Cooke and Tim Sale’s “Kryptonite” story? Sorry, it’s been Heinberged! Apparently we’ll see the final chapter of “Kryptonite” at a later date (possibly in an annual?) while the actual contents of issue six will be what was previously solicited for issue seven, some Graymiotti story about Superman banging a mermaid or something.

Uncle Sam & the Freedom Fighters #1 coverUncle Sam And The Freedom Fighters Vol 2 #1
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray & Renato Arlem

Speaking of Graymiotti, here’s the first issue of their new Freedom Fighters mini-series. The last one was waaaay more enjoyable than anything that spun out of Battle for Bludhaven had any right to be, and this one should hopefully be more slightly off-kilter fun. Plus, pretty interior art by Renato Arlem and pretty awesome Dave Johnson covers!

Wonder Woman Annual #1 coverWonder Woman Vol 3 Annual #1
Allan Heinberg, Terry & Rachel Dodson & Gary Frank

Here is the cause of the “Heinberged” term I am just now attempting to jumpstart. His maiden storyline to relaunch Wonder Woman was incredibly late, so late that about eight months ago DC went “fuck it, we’ll just keep publishing Wonder Woman as if we finished the story, and get the story released later, like as an annual or something.” Now, a mere thirteen months after this five part story began, comes the stunning conclusion of “Who is Wonder Woman?” Will Diana regain the mantle of Wonder Woman? Will Donna Troy, Wonder Girl, Circe and Giganta make it out of the story alive and unscathed? What will their post-“WiWW?” status quo be? Well, you can probably just read DC’s 2007 comic output to find out, or you can pay four bucks to see some pretty Dodson art. DC has recently pulled this trick on all three Superman books (for “Camelot Falls”, “Last Son” and now “Kryptonite”) so I guess this is something they think is a viable plan. I guess we’ll see.

Captain America: The Chosen #2
David Morrell & Mitch Breitweiser

PEDRO: Chosen was written off on the first issue by readers, reviewers, and bloggers as being simplified and jingotastic. Maybe it was just me but I thought that was part of the twist on the storyline. I’m still unsure at this point if the writer was aiming for that. This week hopefully I’ll get an idea if this is going to be a piece that is thinly veiled propaganda or a questioning exploration of American patriotism using Captain America. You can tell what I am hoping for.

The Order #3 coverThe Order #3
Matt Fraction & Barry Kitson

PEDRO: Matt Fraction’s Marvel work seems to hit a sweeter spot to me than his work on Casanova, which which FBB didn’t like at all. We seem to be evenly divided on his work at Marvel too, but I enjoy The Order, a book that people liken to Peter Milligan’s X-Statix. The setup is similar, but Fraction seems to be playing it straight, which works well enough to make it more than a retread of the latter.

Bart Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror #13
Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Thomas Lennon & a Bunch of People Who aren’t on TV

Not a lot of non-superhero comics out this week, although for some reason Diamond is listing all of Penguin’s “Graphic Classics” as being released to comic shops this week. They’re not like Classics Illustrated or anything, they’re the original prose versions of the works, with spiffy new covers by funnybook artists. If you’re looking to replace your old copies of Candide or Frankenstein (featuring the work of noted pornographer Daniel Clowes!) now is the perfect time to do so. As for this comic: wow, it’s the thirteenth volume of Bongo’s annual Treehouse of Horror specials, which bring in people not normally associated with Simpsons comics to do stories of varying levels of hilarity. Past years have featured stories by a slew of luminaries like Mike Allred, Sergio Aragones, Peter Bagge, Kyle Baker, Evan Dorkin, Garth Ennis, Peter Kuper, Jim Mahfood, John McCrea, Scott Morse, Jeff Smith, Jill Thompson and lots of others. Recent years’ editions seem to have themes; #10 was all stories written by MONSTERS OF ROCK (and Pat Boone), and #11 featured classic horror comic creators. This year is primarily “alternative” comedians, with stories by Comedians of Comedy (and huge comic nerds) Patton Oswalt and Brian Posehn, as well as a story by Thomas Lennon (of The State, Reno 911 and… er… Balls of Fury). Bongo regular Ian Boothby’s “life partner and gal pal”, Y the Last Man‘s Pia Guerra also contributes art.

DC
52 Aftermath The Four Horsemen #2 $2.99
All Star Batman And Robin The Boy Wonder #7 Incentive Frank Miller Variant Cover $10.00
All Star Batman And Robin The Boy Wonder #7 Regular Jim Lee Cover $2.99
American Virgin #19 $2.99
Astro City The Dark Age Book 2 #4 $2.99
Batman #669 $2.99
Batman Black And White Vol 1 TP New Edition $19.99
Blue Beetle Vol 7 #19 $2.99
Countdown #31 $2.99
Countdown To Adventure #2 $3.99
Crossing Midnight #11 $2.99
Deathblow Vol 2 #7 $2.99
Friday The 13th TP $14.99
Green Arrow Year One #5 $2.99
JLA Classified #43 $2.99
JSA Classified #30 $2.99
Justice League Of America Vol 2 #13 Cvr A $2.99
Justice League Of America Vol 2 #13 Cvr B $2.99
Sandman Mystery Theatre Sleep Of Reason TP $14.99
Showcase Presents Metal Men Vol 1 TP $16.99
Spirit Vol 6 #10 $2.99
Supergirl And The Legion Of Super-Heroes #34 $2.99
Superman Confidential #6 $2.99
Supernatural Origins #5 $2.99
Swan Vol 11 TP $9.99
Teen Titans Go #47 $2.25
Teen Titans Vol 3 #51 $2.99
Teen Titans Vol 7 Titans East TP $14.99
Tower Of The Future Vol 8 TP $9.99
Uncle Sam And The Freedom Fighters Vol 2 #1 $2.99
Wetworks Vol 2 #13 $2.99
Wonder Woman Vol 3 Annual #1 $3.99

DC Direct Merchandise
Sandman Absolute Statue $175.00
Superman vs Doomsday Complete 4-Figure Set $29.99
Superman vs Doomsday Doomsday Action Figure $7.99
Superman vs Doomsday Lex Luthor & Robot 2-Pack Action Figure $7.99
Superman vs Doomsday Solar Suit Superman Action Figure $7.99
Superman vs Doomsday Superman Action Figure $7.99

IDW Publishing
30 Days Of Night Red Snow #2 Incentive Virgin Cover $10.00

Image
Astounding Wolf-Man #3 $2.99
Brit #2 $2.99
Killing Girl #2 $2.99
KISS 4K Limited Edition Preview Book $10.00
Madman Vol 1 TP Image Edition $24.99
Savage Dragon Vol 2 #132 $6.99
Walking Dead Vol 7 The Calm Before TP $12.99

Marvel
Annihilation Conquest Starlord #3 $2.99
Avengers Defenders War HC Premiere Edition Direct Market Cover $19.99
Avengers Defenders War HC Premiere Edition Mass Market Cover $19.99
Avengers The Initiative #6 (The Initiative Tie-In) $2.99
Cable Deadpool #45 $2.99
Captain America Red White & Blue TP $19.99
Captain America The Chosen #2 Mitch Breitweiser Cover $3.99
Captain America The Chosen #2 Travis Charest Cover $3.99
Criminal #9 $2.99
Daredevil Hell To Pay Vol 1 TP $14.99
Demons Of Mercy #1 TBA
Franklin Richards Monster Mash $2.99
Ghost Rider Trail Of Tears HC $19.99
Halo Uprising #1 2nd Ptg Sketch Variant Cover $3.99
Immortal Iron Fist #9 $2.99
Immortal Iron Fist Annual #1 $3.99
Iron Man Hypervelocity TP $14.99
Iron Man Vol 4 #22 $2.99
Loki TP $12.99
Marvel Adventures Iron Man #5 $2.99
Marvel Illustrated Last Of The Mohicans #5 $2.99
Marvel Masterworks Fantastic Four Vol 5 HC 2nd Ed New Printing $54.99
Marvel Previews #50 October 2007 $0.99
Marvel Spotlight Thor $2.99
Marvel Zombies The Book Of Angels Demons & Various Monstrosities $3.99
Order Vol 2 #3 (The Initiative Tie-In) $2.99
Punisher MAX Annual #1 $3.99
Punisher MAX Presents Barracuda TP $17.99
Sub-Mariner Vol 2 #4 (The Initiative Tie-In) $2.99
Thor Vol 3 #1 3rd Ptg Sketch Variant Cover $2.99
Ultimate Fantastic Four #46 $2.99
Ultimate Spider-Man #114 $2.99
White Tiger Heroes Compulsion TP $14.99
X-Men First Class Vol 2 #4 $2.99
X-Men Vol 2 #203 (X-Men Endangered Species Part 13) $2.99

Dark Horse
Berserk Vol 19 TP $13.95
Speak Of The Devil #2 $3.50
Usagi Yojimbo Vol 3 #106 $2.99

Abrams Books
Heroes Of The Negro Leagues HC $19.95

Amaze Ink/Slave Labor Graphics
Byron GN $10.95

Antarctic Press
Gold Digger Tangent #3 $2.99

Archaia Studios Press
Killer Vol 1 HC $19.95
Revere Revolution In Silver HC $19.95

Avatar Press
Alan Moores Yuggoth Cultures TP $29.99
Garth Ennis Streets Of Glory #1 Incentive Edition With Poster Signed By Garth Ennis $10.00
Lady Death Shi #0 Victorious Cvr $5.99
Lady Death vs Pandora #1 Bikini Fun Cvr $5.99

Basement Comics/Amryl Entertainment
Monster University Cheerbook $2.95
Savage Planet Secrets Of The Empire $3.50

Black Library
Warhammer 40000 Dark Apostle MMPB $7.99
Warhammer Lord of Ruin MMPB $7.99

Blatant Comics
Last Blood #1 Incentive Black White And Red Cover $5.00

Bongo Comics
Bart Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror #13 $4.99
Futurama Vol 4 Conquers The Universe TP $14.95

BOOM! Entertainment
Fall Of Cthulhu #6 Cvr A Mavillain $3.99
Fall Of Cthulhu #6 Cvr B Walpole $3.99
Left On Mission #4 $3.99

Devils Due Publishing
Xombie #4 Cvr A Seeley $3.50
Xombie #4 Cvr B Farr $3.50

DH Publishing
One Piece Adventurer Unofficial Guide SC $11.95

Digital Manga Publishing
Freefall Romance GN $12.95
Invisible Boy Vol 1 GN $12.95
Manic Love GN $12.95
Melted Love GN $12.95
Star GN $12.95

DR Masters Productions
Chinese Hero Tales Of The Blood Sword Vol 3 SC $19.95

Dynamite Entertainment
Army Of Darkness From The Ashes #2 Incentive Arthur Suydam Virgin Cover $12.00
Army Of Darkness From The Ashes #2 Regular Arthur Suydam Cover $3.50
Army Of Darkness From The Ashes #2 Regular Fabiano Neves Cover $3.50
Eva Daughter Of The Dragon One Shot Jo Chen Foil Cover $29.99
Highlander #11 Incentive Michael Avon Oeming Sketch Cover $5.00
Highlander #11 Regular Alecia Rodriguez Cover $2.99
Highlander #11 Regular Fabio Laguna Cover $2.99
Highlander #11 Regular Jean Dias Cover $2.99
Highlander #11 Regular Michael Avon Oeming Cover $2.99
Painkiller Jane Vol 3 #3 Blood Red Foil Cover $24.99
Red Sonja Vol 4 #25 Esteban Maroto Variant Cover $2.99
Terminator 2 Infinity #3 Incentive Stjepan Sejic Virgin Cover $10.00
Terminator 2 Infinity #3 Regular Nigel Raynor Cover $3.50
Terminator 2 Infinity #3 Regular Pat Lee Cover $3.50
Terminator 2 Infinity #3 Regular Stjepan Sejic Cover $3.50

Fantagraphics
Grotesque #1 TP $7.95
I Killed Adolf Hitler TP $12.95
Niger #2 TP $7.95
Reflections #3 TP $7.95

Gestalt Publishing
Vowels GN $8.95

Girasol Collectibles
Girasol Pulp Doubles The Spider Vol 1 #1 $14.95
Girasol Pulp Doubles The Spider Vol 2 #2 $14.95

Graphic-Sha
Draw Your Own Manga Honing Your Style TP $19.95

Hill And Wang
Ronald Reagan A Graphic Biography HC $16.95

Houghton Mifflin Company
Best American Comics 2007 HC $22.00

Marc Hansen Stuff
Ralph Snart Adventures Comic Collection Vol 1 TP $14.95

Moonstone
Phantom Vol 6 #19 Cvr A $3.50
Phantom Vol 6 #19 Cvr B $4.50

NBM
Boneyard #26 $2.95

Osprey Graphics
Graphic History Vol 11 Hitlers Last Gamble Battle Of The Bulge TP $9.95

Penguin Group
Cold Comfort Farm TP Cover By Roz Chast $15.00
Fairy Tales TP Cover By Anders Nilsen $16.00
Frankenstein TP Cover By Daniel Clowes $15.00
Jungle TP Cover By Charles Burns $14.00
Lady Chatterleys Lover TP Cover By Chester Brown $14.00
New York Trilogy TP Cover By Art Spiegelman $16.00
Philosophy In The Boudoir TP Cover By Tomer Hanuka $15.00
Portable Dorothy Parker TP Cover By Seth $17.00
Rashomon TP Cover By Yoshihiro Tatsumi $15.00
Three Musketeers TP Cover By Tom Gauld $16.00
We Have Always Lived In The Castle TP Cover By Thomas Ott $14.00

Random House
Shotgun Rule HC $21.95

Rebellion
Judge Dredd Megazine #262 $7.50

Riverhead
Magical Life Of Long Tack Sam TP $14.00

Rorschach Entertainment
Mess One Shot $2.99

Rosen Publishing Group
Talking With Graphic Novelists Alan Moore On His Work And Career HC $22.95

Simon & Schuster
30 Days Of Night Movie Novelization MMPB $7.99
At All Costs A Honor Harrington Novel Vol 11 MMPB $7.99
Diablo The Sin War Vol 3 The Veiled Prophet MMPB $7.99
Princess Of Wands MMPB $7.99
Star Trek Captains Glory MMPB $7.99
Star Trek The Next Generation Q&A MMPB $7.99

Sirius Entertainment
Akiko Flights Of Fancy High Flying Expanded Edition TP $24.95

Spinner Rack Comics
Honor Brigade #5 $2.95

Studio Foglio
Girl Genius Vol 6 HC $39.95

Superhuman Works
Night Jak #1 $2.99

Titan
Battlestar Galactica The Official Companion Season 3 TP $14.95

Top Shelf Productions
Elfworld Vol 1 TP $12.95

Twenty-First Century Books
Comic Book Century HC $30.60

Virgin Comics
India Authentic #5 Shiva $2.99

Yaoi Press
Lily And The Rose Vol 1 GN $12.95
Zesty Vol 2 GN $12.95

Young Readers Archie Comics
Archie Digest #238 $2.49
Betty & Veronica #230 $2.25
Sonic The Hedgehog #180 $2.25

Young Readers DC
Cartoon Network Block Party #37 $2.25

Young Readers Gemstone Publishing
Donald Duck Case Of The Missing Mummy TP $8.99
Uncle Scrooge #370 $7.99
Walt Disneys Comics & Stories #685 $7.99

Merchandise
Banshee Mini Bust By Bowen $50.00
Classic Marvel Figurine Collection Magazine #17 Elektra $12.00
Classic Marvel Figurine Collection Magazine #18 Human Torch $12.00
Classic Marvel Figurine Collection Magazine #47 Emma Frost $12.00
Classic Marvel Figurine Collection Magazine #48 Vision $12.00
Classic Marvel Figurine Collection Magazine Thanos Special $20.00
Death Note Misa CraftLabel Statue $69.99
Hellboy Animated Kate Corrigan Mini Bust $39.99
Marvel Icons Elektra Bust $45.00
Marvel Origins Wolverine Statue $70.00
Marvel Select Marvel Zombies Colonel America Action Figure $19.99
Marvel Universe Civil War Nitro Bust $55.00
Mary Jane Comiquette – SOLD OUT $124.99
Modern Masters In The Studio With Michael Golden DVD $29.95
New Avengers Spider-Man Statue $85.00
Sandman Absolute Statue $175.00
Spider-Man 3 Spider-Man vs Venom And Sandman Diorama Statue $299.99
Spider-Man 3 Super Hero Squad 2-Pack Action Figure Assortment Case 200705 TBA
Star Trek Icons Captain Kirk Bust $45.00
Star Wars Boba Fett Real Action Hero 12-Inch Action Figure $149.99
Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back Dengar Mini Bust $50.00
Superman vs Doomsday Complete 4-Figure Set $29.99
Superman vs Doomsday Doomsday Action Figure $7.99
Superman vs Doomsday Lex Luthor & Robot 2-Pack Action Figure $7.99
Superman vs Doomsday Solar Suit Superman Action Figure $7.99
Superman vs Doomsday Superman Action Figure $7.99
Transformers Decepticon Metallic Logo Black T/S XL $17.99
Transformers Unicron Movie Statue $200.00
Witchblade Anime Vol 1 DVD Regular Edition $29.99

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