My pull list seems to change every month but that’s a good thing. Everyone should take a look at their list from time to time to remove anything they might be over and to add exciting new comics. As of right now, here’s what I’m reading!
Rocket Raccoon: Skottie Young
If you enjoyed Rocket in “Guardians of the Galaxy” you’ll want to check this book out ASAP, if you can find it. I made the mistake of not instantly adding it to my list and when issue #2 came out, I was out of luck. My shop had sold out! I’ve since fixed that little issue and can’t wait for #3 to hit the shelves. I really enjoy Skottie’s artwork and style and Rocket is hilarious, as he should be. You’ll even find little Easter eggs like a Hall H shout out that happened in the first issue. I’m excited to see where the story goes. Skottie and Rocket are a match made in heaven.
Nailbiter: Joshua Williamson & Mike Henderson
I’ve raved about this book before and will continue to rave about it. If you enjoy a show like “Dexter” than this book is right up your alley. Or if you’re like me and watch nothing but true crime reenactments and your shelves look like those of a FBI profiler. I’m pretty sure I’m on a watchlist but that’s another post for another time. The flow of the story is perfect and the art really brings everything together. It would be easy for a book about serial killers to go off the deep end and be too gory but in my opinion, that line is never crossed in Nailbiter. If you’ve been thinking about picking this up, now is the time since Nailbiter Volume 1: There Will Be Blood is available for preorder.
Black Widow: Nathan Edmondson & Phil Noto
I added this book after it was announced at New York Comic-Con and it’s survived many list trimmings. While I’d love to keep every amazing super lady book on my list, I can’t afford it. The reason why Black Widow has survived is a mix of a good story and beautiful art. It’s fun to see the little cameos that pop up from time to time but don’t be fooled, this is 100% about Black Widow. If you enjoy the Fraction Hawkeye book, then you’ll probably like this book as well. It’s Natasha running around doing what she does best, being a spy and kicking ass. You can pick up Black Widow Volume 1: The Finely Woven Thread now on Amazon or in your local shop.
Sex Criminals: Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky
Where do I even begin? I was hooked from the first issue. Fraction and Chip are the perfect team and I can’t imagine anyone else being able to pull this book off. What really grabbed me was the beautiful use of color. It’s not just that the colors look nice, but they help tell a story. Speaking of story, the last two issues have really hit home. I imagine they really struck a cord with a lot of readers out there. This book has a heart and soul that a lot of other books don’t. Plus it’s very sex positive which is something that seems to be rare these days. If you’re someone who’s not down with single issues, you can pick up the first volume now for $6.31 on Amazon.
That’s just a sample of what I’ve been reading. I’ve recently started reading “Wicked & Divine” and I had “She-Hulk” and “Ms. Marvel” on my list but had to remove them because of money. They were both really excellent books though that I recommend checking out. I have Marvel Unlimited Plus and plan on reading them once they hit. Of course I still have “Hawkeye” on my list as well. If you’re looking for a short read check out “Loki: Ragnarok and Roll” which was only four issues but was pretty entertaining. If you’re into digital comics, D4VE is a must read and is another short series with only five issues. Even better? It’ll only cost you .99 cents an issue!
So that’s it for now. Maybe in a few months I’ll do another post depending on how my list changes. What comics are you reading?