This is the inaugural post for my must pull list of the week! I only review a couple books a week and I always feel I am missing out on highlighting other books that were worth reading. I have stopped using a scoring system because it rarely reflects the book adequately, and certain aspects of the book are worth buying it for alone. Therefore I have created this list to recommend the books I have enjoyed the past week. I hope you enjoy it and feel free to tell me where I have missed out or gone awry!
Green Lantern – New Guardians #16
Kyle Rayner learns to master all the colours of the spectrum and has an emotional confrontation with Ganthet. Well written and a natural fruition to the recent story leading into the finale of The Rise of the Third Army.
Green Lantern Corps #16
Simon Baz actually leaps into action and is entered into the Green Lantern universe, by being induced by Guy. Gardner is back at his witty best with an action packed and eventful issue.
Once you lose any pre-formed judgements about how comic books should be presented, then you can truly appreciate this book. The double page spreads are incredible, even though the characters’ thought boxes can be hard to follow.
Wolverine & The X-Men #24
Despite my annoyance at the cheap excitement cover, the story had some subtle character dialogues. Quentin flirting with a young Jeanie was priceless and Bobby and Kitty’s date was hilarious. The change of artist is a shame but Jason Aaron continues with his brilliant script.
This has been a standout book since the inception of Marvel Now and the arc ends in style. The dialogue is complex but well written and the art is brilliant and more realistic than the average. I take issue with how the plot resolved but still the issue is well constructed.
This book continues to make me laugh out loud with classic quips. I am loving the intricate details to the US presidents features and their backgrounds. I am sure US peeps would understand the subtler presidential jokes.
Young Avengers #1
I have much to say about this book and its been said on my previous posts! Check it out!
Uncanny X-Force #1
This book serves as a reasonable continuation to it’s predecessor as we continue the into a new arc with the tough and brood Psylocke. The supporting cast is great, especially with Puck flirting at crotch level and an intriguing twist to the Fantomex triple brain conundrum.
Winter Soldier #14
This book culminates an eight year Winter Soldier storyline and the final pages to the Ed Brubaker creation. A decent final arc to end on with wonderful art in keeping with the original Captain America work.
The narrative to this book is incredible, with an intoxicating intelligent protagonist and creepy pencils. The opening scene with Madder Red and the rabbits will disturb you for a long time.