Thursday, September 02, 2010

Weekly Pulls (The Pull List)

Words: Chris Roberson
Pictures: Michael Allred

Five issues in and the story is still very compelling and getting better.
A new mystery character is introduced, we know she digs things because she has a shovel. That's all we know.
Gwen is coming to terms with the things she learned last issue and some hint that she may not have to eat brains once a month come to light...question is will she be willing to test the theory?
She also learns that the man she has a crush on is a monster hunter and would likely kill her if he knew she was a zombie.
On the vampire front, seems you can kill them to the point where they can't come back. But you should never leave your the key to your hotel room at the scene because vampire chicks are very mean when they are pissed.
A very good issue all told but the best part of this issue is the cover. Look at that gorgeous cover! In a way is reminds me of one of my favorite Tales From The Crypt covers (Feb-March 1952).
I'm sure it has nothing to do with the TFTC cover but as a fan of I, Zombie and a HUGE fan of the legendary EC Comics I would like to think that this is something of an homage to this great line of comics.
Nothing makes me happier than to find some kind of connection, even one as slim as this, between an all time favorite and a new favorite!

Words: Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturgis
Pictures: Tony Akins

The great dragon hunt begins!
This is going to be great, we have the Three Sisters looking for the book with the Original Stories in them and all they know is a Dragon has them.
Jack Frost has been hired to kill a dragon and has decided to do just that before he retires.
The only thing they don't know is they are all after the same Dragon: Jack Horner!
Also in this issue...we finally find out who the father of the mystery baby is. the good news is it doesn't seem to be Mr. Revise reborn but I would have never thought it was Sam's kid! Although after looking closer at last issue's cover I noticed the baby wasn't of the Caucasian persuasion. And Sam did come to mind because he was the only black character I recall who was of any importance to the Fables Universe. Plus, I couldn't think of a cooler character to have a kid!

R.E.B.E.L.S. #20
Words: Tony Bedard
Pictures: Claude St.Aubin

This is the third part of a story I didn't start in a series I don't read. So why did I buy it? Look at the cover, Clyde, The Main Man is in it!
It's more of the original Lobo with his complete lack of understanding that there are some things he just should not be able to fight. In this case, it's a giant star looking computer that is just as confused as to why lobo doesn't die.
At one point the star thing asks "What ARE you? Why are you not reduced to ASHES?" Lobo replies' "YER the computer--look up the word 'Czarnian.'"
The computer's only response is "oh, no."
Then Lobo proceeds to kick it's computerized ass.
There are other things going on but they don't involve Lobo so I don't care.
I also like the carry over from the recent Green Lantern issue where Lobo gets his hands on a Red Lantern Ring. He wears it on a chain around his neck and plans to sell it to the highest bidder. Here's hoping we have something of an ongoing story centering on Lobo!

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