I read like, I dunno, 20 or so comics a week? Something like that. I figure why not share the happenings with you all, since I'm sure you can't live without my witty insights into the Marvel Universe. It'll be awesome, seriously, like that episode of the IT Crowd where Moss gets an app that gives him a few knowledgeable-sounding phrases in the attempts to sound like he knows the fuck what he's talking about in relation to sports, except I promise this won't result in you accidentally becoming getaway drivers for petty thieves or having to make out with a person of the gender you're not attracted to in order to avoid police suspicion.
Not directly, anyway. You can't prove nothin'.
Defenders (2011) #12
This week's pull list starts with the final (sob) issue of The Defenders, written by Matt Fraction with art by Mirco Pierfederici. Stephen Strange, former Sorcerer Supreme, is sent back in time T-1000 style in order to prevent the destruction of the planet Earth as we know it. His first stop: the booty call that began the whole series.
Molly, how'd you know the Doc was such a cheap date?
Anyway incapable of taking my advice, for he his fictional, and foolish, Stephen beds the lovely Ms Grace, but they both come to regret it in the morning.
Avengers vs. X-Men (2012) #5
Next I read the final issue of the AvX Consequences mini series. This is the fallout from the latest big Marvel event, where basically the Phoenix force was repelled and a bunch of people around the world suddenly had new mutant powers. In this issue, Magneto, Danger, and Magik break in to the prison housing mutant martyr Scott Summers (Cyclops) in order to free him. This basically sets everything up to be pretty much status quo with the upcoming new Marvel NOW! X-Men titles. The only thing I found of note in this issue is that you have to try pretty fucking hard to impress Magneto. He's seen some shit. Giant tentacle globes ripping the shit out of an allegedly state-of-the-art prison facility? Welcome to Magneto's Tuesday morning.
Mags' fuck forest has burned down. He has no fucks to give.
Avengers (2010) #33
After receiving a distress signal from an Avengers ID card, the team discovers that Janet Van Dyne (Wasp), thought dead for the past year or so, has actually been on the run from some bad dudes in a place called the Microverse. It’s basically a universe so small it exists in between the molecules of the main Marvel universe. So Steve (Captain America), Tony (Iron Man), and Hank (Giant-Man) shrink down to rescue her.
Meanwhile, the rest of the team sit around and eat hotdogs.
You thought I was joking, huh.
Anyway the bad guys who are chasing Jan manage to capture the boys too, and Jan apologises for dragging them in to her mess. Hank tells her he’s the one to blame for her current predicament, and that she should be mad at him.
Cap demonstrates his entire character in a single panel, like so:
Punch the bad guys, worry about Tony
And then Tony demonstrates his entire character in…a couple of panels. Basically the bad guy is trying to get him out of the armour because he thinks he can sell it, and he’s using the only thing even remotely strong enough: Cap’s shield.
X-Factor (2005) #246
This month’s X-Factor was a look at how Pip keeps the teem together without them even realising. It was pretty cute. Look at these adorable assholes:
Deadpool (2012) #1
Also some quality Wade butt.
Next time on the Pull List: I still have a few other things to read that came out this week, so expect another post soonish? Maybe? Including: New Avengers, Avengers Academy (final issue), Avenging Spider-Man (final issue before being replaced by NOW! title Superior Spider-Man), Daredevil: End of Days, the brand new NOW! Iron Man, Scarlet Spider, Uncanny X-Force, and what I’m assuming is the last X-Men issue before they rebrand for NOW!, I’m not entirely sure.
I’m busy beavering away on my Nano this month (as well as studying for uni exams) but I always have time for comics, and now, so do you!
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