Wednesday, September 18, 2019

My Weekly Pull [88] & Can't Wait Wednesday [58]

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!

Transformers #12 by Brian Ruckley, Sara Pitre-Durocher, Alex Milne
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #12 by Tom Taylor, Pere Perez, Andrew C. Robinson
Spider-Man #1 by J.J. Abrams, Henry Abrams, Sara Pichelli, Olivier Coipel 

Firefly #9 by Greg Pak, Dan McDaid, Lee Garbett
Once & Future #2 by Kieron Gillen, Dan Mora

We finally caught up on all of our Transformers comics! The kid and I got behind once he started school, but we made time for them last weekend. It's something he and I would do together while the girls were napping, and I miss spending that one-on-one time with him throughout the week. 

I wasn't going to read the new Spider-Man, because I'm reading three others right now (Amazing, Friendly, Miles Morales), but this one is written by J.J. Abrams and his son. I feel like I have to at least try it, right? Random question: Do you think Spider-Man is optimistic? Let me know in the comments!

I am loving the cover for Firefly, and cannot wait to see how the crew members handle their current situations. They're pretty scattered at the moment, so it'll take some fancy flying and maneuvering to get them all in one place again. Also, luck. I feel like they've survived this long with a healthy dose of luck.

Once & Future! Once & Future! Once & Future! 

Jacob's comics for the week:
Absolute Carnage #3 by Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Absolute Carnage Lethal Protectors #2 by Frank Tieri, Flaviano Armentaro, Greg Smallwood
Guardians of the Galaxy #9 by Donny Cates, Cory Smith, Patrick Zircher
History of the Marvel Universe #3 by Mark Waid, Javier Rodriguez, Steve McNiven
Strayed #2 by Carlos Giffoni, Juan Doe, Jim Mahfood 

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.

by Carrie S. Allen
Expected publication: October 1st 2019
Synopsis (via Goodreads): When a determined girl is confronted with the culture of toxic masculinity, it's time to even the score.

Michigan Manning lives for hockey, and this is her year to shine. That is, until she gets some crushing news: budget cuts will keep the girls' hockey team off the ice this year.

If she wants colleges to notice her, Michigan has to find a way to play. Luckily, there's still one team left in town...

The boys' team isn't exactly welcoming, but Michigan's prepared to prove herself. She plays some of the best hockey of her life, in fact, all while putting up with changing in the broom closet, constant trash talk and "harmless" pranks that always seem to target her.

But once hazing crosses the line into assault, Michigan must weigh the consequences of speaking up - even if it means putting her future on the line.

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  1. I just saw Sam’s review of Michigan vs the Boys this morning and it sounds like such a good one. I was telling her, I think is would make me all ragey, but it still sounds good!

    1. I need to check out her review! I have a feeling it will make me ragey too, but hopefully everything works out in the end! :)

  2. I can see why you're interested in reading that, it sounds like an interesting premise for a story.

    1. The book or one of the comics? I am beyond excited for the second issue of Once & Future! The first one was SO GOOD. I also like stories about hockey, specifically when a girl plays, and the premise for this one is interesting. I'm curious what "prank" went too far and how.

  3. Michigan vs the Boys sounds like a cheesy tweenie disney movie like Little Giants or The Mighty Ducks right up to the point the synopsis mentions things crossing the line into assault... I think I'd have read the tweenie cheese (I used to love those movies!) but the assault angle pushes it into a different territory and would put me off... Things getting too real. :(

    1. The book takes on bro-culture and toxic masculinity, as well as the bias women constantly face, and the double standard we are always up against in society in general. I loved it!

    2. Honestly, I think there need to be more books like this. Girls today need to know they can pursue their interests without worrying about bias and a double standard. If a girl wants to play football, she should be allowed that opportunity. Saying "the locker room is no place for a girl" says more about the other players and coaches than it does about the girl. I'm really looking forward to reading this one and seeing how it's handled. :)

  4. MICHIGAN WAS SO GOOD! I love hockey books, I love girl power, I love adorable romances, I love when good conquers evil, and it's all in this book. I hope you get to read it, and enjoy it as well.

    1. It's been ages since I read a good hockey book! Cold Day in the Sun is the last one I can think of (really enjoyed it). I'm also totally here for adorable romances and good conquering evil! <3

  5. That Firefly cover is cool. :) And yes I think Spidey is optimistic- or should be. I know grim and gritty has a lot of fans (including me quite often) but I think Spidey, in essence, is a positive outlook kinda dude. :)

    Mark Waid's writing a History of the Marvel U? Hmm interesting...

    1. I'm loving the Firefly cover! Did I say that already? Yes, yes I did! Haha. ;)

      Right?? Someone was trolling Tom Taylor on Twitter (he's currently writing Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man), and someone said "he's not optimistic, you clown," or something similar (talking about Spider-Man). It was weird and not at all related to the tweet Tom put out promoting his new comics coming out. I responded to Tom specifically, and the guy trolled our conversation trying to start shit. I responded a few times to make my point, but then ignored the dumb-dumb. He asked me when Spider-Man had ever been optimistic, and I said "every fucking time he puts on his suit," because being Spider-Man doesn't do Peter any favors. Peter actually really struggles in the "real world" and being Spider-Man has only complicated his life. However, he still fights the bad guys because he believes he can make a difference in someone's life. He believes in doing good. That's optimism! He knows the world is fucked up, that his life is difficult, but he tries to see the good in what he has and what he does. I had to show real restraint in not responding any more to the troll -- hard to do!

      History of the Marvel Universe isn't one I'm reading, so I can't really comment on it! I could ask Jacob for you?

  6. Ugh trolls. How can you not think Spidey is an optimist? He's about as optimistic as they come, and he's always cracking jokes too, which is a lot of his appeal. He's not grim at all, that I've seen. Yeah some people just like to start shit. :)

    I'm not really reading any Marvel right now (I know)!! but I was just surprised to see Waid doing a history- his name was familiar as I've read some of his stuff. Can you imagine writing a history of the Marvel U though? The continuity is so muddled after all these years, that would be a tough undertaking lol. :)

    1. That's what I said! He's incredibly optimistic. I also mentioned his penchant for dark humor when things looked bad, but he still tries. He always try to do what's right, and he fights for something better. He risks his life, and who he is as Peter Parker, every time he wears that suit. No one is forcing him to do that. I've also never thought of him as grim or pessimistic. He was pretty down for awhile after Uncle Ben, but that's totally understandable. Trolls! What do they know?

      I read Marvel's 80th anniversary edition, and it was ALL over the place. I enjoyed a few of the individual stories, but disliked it as a whole. There was too much going on, but also a background story that tied them all together? Eh.

  7. Let's try this again, ha ha. My comment was eaten ๐Ÿ˜•

    I love the cover of Once and Future. ๐Ÿ‘✨

    Michigan vs. The Boys sounds really heavy. I'll be looking out for your review. ๐Ÿ“š

    1. Oh no! I hate it when that happens! I can never remember everything I said, haha. Once & Future had a FANTASTIC first issue, and I'm really looking forward to the rest of the series. Michigan vs. the Boys DOES sound heavy, so I'll likely need to be in the mood to read it. <3


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