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This week’s post is going to be a bit shorter than usual.  I spent a good majority of the weekend with a migraine and it threw me completely off schedule.

The big comic book related news this week is the news that Henry Cavill has been cast as the new Superman.  I knew this day was coming (the announcement of a new Superman) but I’m still a little bummed out.  I know a lot of people didn’t love Singer’s Superman (It wasn’t my favorite either) BUT I thought Brandon Routh actually did a good job.  Plus, he just looked like the Man of Steel.  I know why it was done and I understand that Snyder wants to start completely anew but that doesn’t mean I can’t feel bad for Routh.

In Marvel news, Age of X was a huge hit, selling out at Diamond with generally positive reviews.  Due to migraine/busy work week last week I haven’t had the chance to read it yet (for shame!) but I promise to give my opinions of the book next week!  What did you guys think? Yay? Nay?

In cool indy news, Oni Press is releasing Sarah Oleksyk’s comic, Ivy, this week.  Oni announced back at SDCC that they would be publishing this book, after it spent the majority of it’s life being published as minicomics.  I haven’t had the pleasure of reading this story yet but I’ve heard nothing but amazing things and I can’t wait to pick it up this week.  You can read a lovely interview with Oleksyk over at Comic Book Resources.

Pull List-

DC/Vertig0

The big DC pull of the week is Brightest Day #19, written by Geoff Johns & Peter J. Tomasi; Art by Ivan Reis, Patrick Gleason, Ardian Syaf, Scott Clark & Joe Prado.  This series is coming to a close with Aquawar breaking out between Aquaman, Mera, and Aqualad versus Black Manta and Siren.  Also out this week is Gotham City Sirens #19, written by Peter Calloway with art by Andres Guinaldo & Bit.  In case you aren’t reading it yet, this series follows the majority of the women of the Batverse (Talia al Ghul, Zatanna, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, etc).  I love the idea of the book because honestly these are some of my favorite DC characters anyway, and the first collected TPB of this series is written by Paul Dini (whom I adore when it comes to writing for the Batman Universe).

Another book definitely worth checking out is Secret Six #30, written by Gail Simone with art from J. Calafiore.  I mentioned this book last time it came out but I feel the need to mention it again because Gail Simone is one of those awesome authors that I’m going to continue to push on people (in case you don’t read her stuff already).  Also? This week the Secret Six face off against Doom Patrol (a continuation from Doom Patrol #19) and one of the members of the team will leave (supposedly forever…but we know how that goes in comic book land).

Finally, in Vertigo-land, Izombie #10 (written by Chris Roberson, with art from Michael Allred) comes out this week, as does Sweet Tooth #18 (writing and art by Jeff Lemire).  If you’re enjoying Superboy and haven’t checked it out yet, you should make a point to pick up this week’s issue as it is suppose to be a stand-alone and might be a good, affordable way to check out this awesome series.  On the other hand, Izombie is wrapping up the second story arc.  This week’s issue is the second to last for this arc, which has definitely shown the series picking up steam.  The first story arc was interesting, but a lot of set-up. This book is definitely worth checking out, if for no other reason than the art by Michael Allred.

Other DC/Vertigo Pulls:

Batman Beyond #2 – Written by Adam Beechen; Art by Ryan Benjamin & John Stanisci
Daytripper TP (Vertigo) – Written and art by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon
DC Universe Online Legends #1 – Written by Tony Bedard & Marv Wolfman; Art by Howard Porter & Livesay
House of Mystery #34 (Vertigo) – Written by Matthew Sturges; Art by Werther Dell’edera and Ulises Farinas
Jonah Hex #64 – Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti; Art and Cover by Nelson
Superboy #4 – Written by Jeff Lemire; Art by Pier Gall0

Marvel Pulls

The big Marvel pull of the week is Amazing Spider-Man #653, written by Dan Slott with art from Stefano Caselli.  This book is the second of the arc involving Spider-Slayer and his attempts to enact revenge on Mayor J. Jonah Jameson for the death of his father.  This issue promises guest appearances from Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Ms. Marvel (amongst others).

The other big pull from  Marvel is Invincible Iron Man #500.1, written by Matt Fraction, with art & cover by Salvador Larroca.  I don’t really understand the purpose for a .1 issue but, I’ll go with it. Hopefully you got a chance to pick up #500, because it was awesome.  If not, pick up this issue because it is meant to set the stage for everything that will come for the future of Iron Man.  I think I’ve said enough to praise Matt Fraction in past pull lists so I’ll spare you from that this time.

Other Marvel Pulls:

Daken: Dark Wolverine #5 – Written by Marjorie Liu; Pencils by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Deadpool & Cable #26 – Written by Duane Swierczynski; Pencils by Leo Fernandez
Hulk #29 – Written by Jeffrey Scott Parker; Pencils by Gabriel Hardman
Spider-Girl #3 – Written by Edward Paul Tobin; Pencils by Clayton A. Henry

Independent Pulls

Arguably the biggest pull this week is actually from Skybound comics.  This week we get Invincible #77, by Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley, and Fco Plasencia.  The Pentagon has been destroyed and there is just blood all over the place.  Invincible needs to save the world.  He’ll succeed, right? Honestly, with Kirkman, you never know what could happen.  We know this from The Walking Dead alone.

Other Pulls:

Crossed: Family Values #7 (of 7) (Avatar) – Written by David Lapham; Art by Javier Barreno; Cover by Raulo Caceres
Cyclops #3 (Archaia) – Written Matz; Art by Luc Jacamon
Iron Siege #2 (of 3) (IDW) – By: James Abraham, Andrew Hong, Trevor Goring, Tim Bradstreet
Irredeemable #22 (BOOM! Studios) – Written by Mark Waid; Art by Peter Krause; Cover by Scott Clark, Damian Couciero
Witchblade #142 (Top Cow) – By: Ron Marz, Stjepan Sejic

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