This week’s pull list is dominated by Marvel. I mean absolutely taken over by them. They have been hitting it far out of the park for me recently after some really great solo ongoings and some even more incredible events. My wallet is hurting because of the talent at Marvel and I really wish they wouldn’t be so damn good, that way I could save some cash. That being said here is the Marvel solicitations for the week my pull-list.

Deadpool-Art-of-War-1-Cover-995b6Deadpool’s Art of War #1 (of 4) (Marvel)
Peter David (W) Scott Koblish (A)
This is a new limited series about our Merc with a Mouth trying to write his own version of Sun Tzu’s Art of War. He decides, in order to sell more books, he needs to start wars all around the world. Seems like a little harmless fun, I figure I can give it a shot. Deadpool mini-series tend to be a little rewarding to say the least.

AVENWORLD2014014-0ef62Avengers World #14 (Marvel)
Nick Spencer (W) Marco Checchetto (A)
This series has some ups and downs, definitely, but overall I think this is a pretty strong story. Lots of pieces on the table make me really curious as to what is going to come next. Last we saw, we had a nice intoduction of a new Euroforce team and a giant Shang-Chi.

Edge-of-Spider-Verse-5-Cover-bdd58Edge of Spider-verse #5 (of 5) (Marvel)
Gerard Way (W) Jake Wyatt (A)
The final issue of the Edge of Spider-verse saga, in this we meet a robotic spider-man named SP//dr. This is sure to be another cool introduction to the multiverse hopping Spider-man event on the horizon. Being that I’m a nut for anything involving alternate universes, this series and subsequent event are no brainers.

Batman eternalBatman Eternal #28 (DC)
Scott Snyder (W) Meghan Hetrick-Murante (A)
Unfortunately I jinxed myself. Last week I said Tynion and Snyder always had solid installments in this saga, but Tynion wrote the last issue and it fell a little short for me. We are beginning to see Catwoman become the crime boss her father wanted her to be. Although the last issue wasn’t my favorite, it left off on a strong note, I’m excited to see what becomes of our Feline Femme Fatale.

Fantastic Four 11Fantastic Four #11 (Marvel)
James Robinson (W) Leonard Kirk (A)
After the news from NYCC that the Fantastic Four will be no more, I think a lot of people are going to be turning their attention to this series. These issues are the last throws for Stan Lee’s first group, and it’s apparent in the hopelessness we were left with last issue. The family is separated, and in trouble, what comes next.

lifeafter4Life After #4 (Oni Press)
Joshua Hale Fialkov (W) Gabo (A)
What happens after we die? It’s an age old question that is being dissected by Fialkov in this new series that follows a man living a boring life, or is it really life? Before he breaks the system and meets his guide, Ernest Hemmingway, for the new world he inhabits. This is an important issue, having established the world and our characters purpose, can he outwit God himself?

MsMarvel 9Ms.Marvel #9 (Marvel)
G. Willow Wilson (W) Adrian Alphona (A)
One of the most fun and enthusiastic books out right now. Charming in ways reminiscent of Spider-man’s early years, with all the naiveté and doubt that comes with a kid finding their way in the world. Faced with her powers failing her for the first time, a giant dog of inhuman origin following her around and a new robotic villain, the odds look stacked against our little Marvel in training.

Spider Man 2099 5Spider-man 2099 #5 (Marvel)
Peter David (W) Rick Leonardi (A)
So far this comic has had more ups than downs. Really enjoying the pacing of this comic and it’s tongue in cheek dialogue. This is the issue that leads into Spider-verse, it teases that “by the end of the issue there be only one Spider-man 2099!” I bet you can’t guess which one it will be, right? Either way great read, love the character, definitely pick this up.

Daredevil 9Daredevil #9 (Marvel)
Mark Waid (W) Chris Samnee (A)
Mark Waid and Chris Samnee have made this comic one of my absolute must reads. The story telling is so clean and straight forward, lending plenty of humor to balance out the overwhelming odds of the Man Without Fear. The last issue lead to the unfortunate death of a major villain, whether or not he stays deceased only time will tell. This issue will play off of their death and the invention of a new villain.

Original sin annual 1Original Sin Annual #1 (Marvel)
Jason Latour (W) Enis Cisic (A)
A one shot about the original Man on the Wall, Woodrow McCord. We will get to follow this unknown predecessor to, SPOILER Nick Fury. This will, I imagine, lead it’s way into the Operation S.I.N. Miniseries coming from Marvel starring McCord, Peggy Carter and Howard Stark in the 50’s. Been excited for this one for a couple months now.

Wilds EndWilds End #2 (BOOM!)
Dan Abnett (W) I. N. J. Colbard (A)
A great surprise in a first issue, leads me to follow this fantastic work of fiction. Set in a rural English community in the 30’s, an alien invasion seen only by the town drunk causes an investigation by the town busy body and a war veteran who just moved in. A quirky, lovable story following a band of misfits and the end of the world. Oh, also they are all anthropomorphic animals.

Veil 5Veil #5 (of 5) (Dark Horse)
Greg Rucka (W) Toni Fejzula (A)
The ending chapter in a beautiful love story. This saga of love from another plane has captured me, I am enthralled in this world and I still don’t even really know the name-sake. Rucka does a brilliant job inventing a relationship that is not only realistic but completely out of the ordinary, while Fejzula paints fantastic portraits of the occult and the dirt of the street-world.

Death of Wolverine 4Death of Wolverine #4 (of 4) (Marvel)
Charles Soule (W) Steve McNiven (A)
This is it, Wolverine dies. Not only does he die but we have been promised that he will stay dead until at least 2016. That’s like a decade in comic death. This is something that will be talked about, in anger or in love, for a long long time.

trees_06Trees #6 (Image)
Warren Ellis (W) Jason Howard (A)
A crazy sociopolitical commentary by Warren Ellis, who would have thought? This comic is fantastic as it challenges our idea of aliens on top of our scope of the human condition. Something weird is going on, I mean weirder than the seemingly invulnerable trees that just landed on the planet and tower miles above us, something is happening to the trees. While humanity at large has just accepted these alien invaders as another piece of the scenery, researchers have just found something terrible is happening at the base of these monoliths.

Mainfest DestinyManifest Destiny #11 (Image)
Chris Dingess (W) Matthew Roberts (A)
One of my most favoritest books ever, seriously though, this book is brilliant. I know I say that a lot, (this is my pull list, I wouldn’t read it if I didn’t like it.) it takes a very high concept and adapts it cleanly. What really happened during Lewis and Clarks expedition through the country? Apparently a lot more violence and mayhem than you’d expect. Minotaurs, or Buffalo-taurs if you will, giant bugs, zombies and much more. This book feels a lot like a magical version of The Walking Dead. Check it out!

Deadly classDeadly Class #8 (Image)
Rick Remender (W) Wesley Craig (A)
Another sad tale from the mind of Remender. This is a comic I was originally going to pass on and am so grateful that I didn’t. A fantastic portrait of the life of a depressed teenager, only this teenager is in an assassins school. A story of regret, sex, drugs, rock and roll, and of course a healthy dose of murder. Brilliant pacing and toppling odds make this one a thrill ride, a must read.

New Avengers 25New Avengers #25 (Marvel)
Jonathan Hickman (W) Kev Walker (A)
Following a cryptic and, frankly, pretty hopeless future, with the Cabal running amok, and core players in the Illuminati missing, or being hunted down, we get to see exactly how bad things can get as Time Runs Out continues. This series continues to blow my mind, Jonathan Hickman’s mastery of epic, vastly spanning plots is intimidating at first, but becomes something you look forward to in the long run.

Axis 2Axis #2 (of 9) (Marvel)
Rick Remender (W) Adam Kubert (A)
Holy moley! The first issue of this event was mind-blowing. We see a team of Avengers who seem to defy all odds against them get brought back to earth. An amazing roster, with incredible powers seem frivolous by the end of the issue. An amazing first issue and on top of that they didn’t skimp on the humor, something I admire in incredibly dramatic pieces like this. Really, really looking forward to this next issue and the event in general.


As you can see, I wasn’t kidding. I mean seriously guys, what am I going to do when they release all the comics they’ve been announcing?! I mean I can sell my car, I hear certain people pay a lot for a kidney. I am looking forward to Marvel’s resurgence, my wallet is not.