Wednesday, August 28, 2019

My Weekly Pull [85] & Can't Wait Wednesday [55]

My Weekly Pull is something I do every Wednesday (when the stars align in my favor) to show which comics I had pulled for me that week! If you're into comics, or you're looking to start, please join me! If you decide to do your own post, there's a link-up at the bottom. I would love to stop by and check it out!

Spider-Man Life Story #6 The '10s by Chip Zdarsky, Mark Bagley
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #11 by Tom Taylor, Juan Cabal, Andrew C. Robinson
Marvel Comics #1000 by Various, Skottie Young 

Absolute Carnage Miles Morales #1 by Saladin Ahmed, Federico Vincentini, Clayton Crain
Star Wars Galaxy's Edge #5 by Ethan Sacks, Will Sliney, Tommy Lee Edwards
Transformers #11 by Brian Ruckley, Andrew Griffith, Bethany McGuire-Smith, George Caltsoudas

Jacob's comics for the week!
Absolute Carnage #2 by Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman, Marco Checchetto
Absolute Carnage Lethal Protectors #1 by Frank Tieri, Flaviano Armentaro, Greg Smallwood
 Amazing Spider-Man #28 by Nick Spencer, Kev Walker, Ryan Ottley
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder in Hell #4 by Mateus Santolouco
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Urban Legends #16 by Gary Carlson, Frank Fosco, Erik Larsen
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #97 by Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman, Michael Dialynas 
Venom #17 by Donny Cates, Iban Coello, Kyle Hotz

Massive pull this week! It's a good thing I spent last weekend catching up on comics. I believe this is the final Spider-Man Life Story, and I have a feeling Chip is going to make me cry. The Marvel Comics #1000 issue is to celebrate Marvel's 80th anniversary! It's going to include stories from various artists and illustrators. (Obviously, I chose the Skottie Young cover!) All of the others I'm thoroughly enjoying, and I'm even looking forward to Absolute Carnage Miles Morales simply because Saladin Ahmed is the writer. I generally dislike Carnage as a character.

Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, that highlights upcoming releases that we're anticipating and excited to read. It's a spinoff of the feature Waiting on Wednesday that was hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

How Rory Thorne Destroyed the 
Multiverse (The Thorne Chronicles, #1)
by K. Eason
Expected publication: October 8th 2019
Synopsis (via Goodreads): First in a duology that reimagines fairy tale tropes within a space opera—The Princess Bride meets Princess Leia.

Rory Thorne is a princess with thirteen fairy blessings, the most important of which is to see through flattery and platitudes. As the eldest daughter, she always imagined she’d inherit her father’s throne and govern the interplanetary Thorne Consortium.

Then her father is assassinated, her mother gives birth to a son, and Rory is betrothed to the prince of a distant world.

When Rory arrives in her new home, she uncovers a treacherous plot to unseat her newly betrothed and usurp his throne. An unscrupulous minister has conspired to name himself Regent to the minor (and somewhat foolish) prince. With only her wits and a small team of allies, Rory must outmaneuver the Regent and rescue the prince.

How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse is a feminist reimagining of familiar fairytale tropes and a story of resistance and self-determination—how small acts of rebellion can lead a princess to not just save herself, but change the course of history.

I have a good feeling about this one! The synopsis is spectacular and has me itching to read about Rory and her betrothed. Plus the comparison to The Princess Bride... it's one of my favorites!

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  1. Ooh comics day. :) Marvel Comics #1000 looks fun, I like those variant covers with the little mini- me's haha. Those are always cute. And I've only read one series by Saladin ahmed but it was good.

    Love that cover for Rory Thorne!

    1. I love Skottie Young's variants! They're always so much fun! Saladin Ahmed is AMAZING. I really hope you decide to try the ongoing Miles Morales Spider-Man -- so good. It really hit me as a parent the last two issues (read: lots of crying), and I forget how young Miles actually is. Peter may have started out as Spider-Man at a young age, but he's usually portrayed as an older guy in the comics. Miles is in high school!

    2. Saladin did a good job with the Black Bolt series too, even though it was short lived. I think he writes a good emotional story arc.

    3. That's right! I'd forgotten about that one. If it was anything like Miles... I'll be crying. Although, Miles is big on family, and I can totally relate to some of what's happening. It just GOOD. The new Gwenpool was...not great. I didn't like it at all, tbh. :(

      Loki was disappointing as well. I read the first two issues, but it's not one I'll be continuing. The White Trees has a wonderful story, but it also has ghostly orgies and lots of nudity, which was unexpected. I thought Chip was joking when he mentioned "elf dong" in his newsletter, but he most definitely was not.

    4. It was... interesting? Shocking? I don't think there's a word for it.

  2. I hope you enjoy the comics, you have enough to keep you busy for a while.

    1. You'd think that... but it would probably take me 45 minutes to read all of these. ;)

  3. Great comics haul!

    Happy reading. :)

    1. Thanks! I'm really excited about all of these. :)

  4. These are a lot of comics! Enjoy reading them all.
    I really need to get some Spidey comics too - it's been so long since I read any. So far I am obsessed with the new X-Men comics, but I should definitely pull more comics next time.

    1. We don't live near a comic book store, so all of ours are ordered online. We use Midtown Comics! They're great. It just takes a week or so for them to get here. :) I highly recommend both Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man by Tom Taylor, and Miles Morales Spider-Man by Saladin Ahmed. The new X-Men series is good? I know they stopped all the others to make room for this one, or it combines everything... I'm not sure.


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