So here we go ...
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Bob's Burgers #1 (Dynamite - 2nd printing) - Okay, I have to admit that I was skeptical about this one. Kind of like the show, the comic version is a little hit-or-miss, but it's enough that I purchased the second issue last week (Tina's Battlestar Galac-Tina was the best part, in my humble opinion). It sold out ridiculously fast and will most likely have the same thing occur this printing.
Black Widow #11 (Marvel) - I was incredibly skeptical when I picked up the ninth issue of Black Widow a couple of months ago. Phil Noto is an incredible artist, so naturally, I was drawn by his work, but I actually found myself very invested in Natasha's story and past. It also makes me wonder why in the hell there isn't a Black Widow movie planned yet (unless there is, and I will be stupidly happy). I'll probably just end up buying this in trade paperback since I haven't purchased any single issues yet. Yay, less money from my paycheck.
Cloaks #2 (Boom!) - There are only four issues of Cloaks, and I have literally no idea how Caleb Monroe (writer) is going to finish a story that just seems to be barely started. I was pleasantly surprised with Genius' short, yet effective narrative, so I'm hoping that this is just as satisfying. Although I find the modernized Robin Hood angle to be a little tired, this limited-run series seems promising otherwise.
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The Flash: Season Zero #1 (DC) - Since I'm going to watch The Flash on CW, I figured I'd take their advice and read the comic about how Barry became the titular superhero. There's really not much more to why I'm adding this to my pull list for the time being. We'll see how it goes.
God Hates Astronauts #2 (Image) - "With an army of space crabs about to launch, we take a second to look back and reflect on why those darn space crabs are so crabby! CRABS!" Well played, Image. Well played. But in all seriousness - if that can be said about this title at all - I knew going in that God Hates Astronauts was going to be ridiculous, although I can say that I was surprised to find that a character gave his chicken a human body so their love could be recognized by society.
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Green Lantern #35 (DC) - I'm going out on a limb here with the Lanterns titles. Apparently, they're all tied into New Gods: Godhead (below), a one-shot, for an entire month (yay, another fucking "event"), and Green Lantern is Part One in the saga. I'm not too sure if I'll care enough to read the rest of them (Green Lantern Corps, Green Lantern: New Guardians, Red Lanterns, and Sinestro), but hey, I'll give it a shot.
Guardians 3000 #1 (Marvel) - Since everybody is apparently jumping on the Guardians of the Galaxy bandwagon, what the hell, I'll hop in. This title focuses on the original members of the Guardians (sorry, no Star-Lord or Rocket Raccoon), and nope, I have no idea who any of them are. That actually makes me want to read it a bit more, since seeing the same faces over and over and over again gets really tiring. Surprise me, Marvel!
Men of Wrath #1 (Icon) - Oh, thank God, a story set in the South that isn't about zombies. At least, I don't think this is. I've been wrong before. Anyway, I absolutely love the TV show Justified, and this comic seems to have the same thematic feel to it, only the main character isn't a U.S. Marshall and is instead a hit man. I'm curious about this book more than anything, so there's an equal chance that it will or will not show up on my pull list next month.
New Gods: Godhead #1 (DC - one-shot) - Like I said above with Green Lanterns, I'm trying this out. I have a love-hate relationship with both DC's and Marvel's universes, where characters and storylines often have effects on the others. It's obviously a marketing ploy, and I'm meant to spent my hard-earned dollars to make sure that I stay on top of the story. But at the same time, I like the thought that goes behind such things. There are lots of balls in the air, and in order to keep people from saying, "Oh, you know what? Fuck you, I'm only reading indie comics from now on," the publisher has to maintain at least a modicum of artistic integrity*. I'm both hoping that this is awesome and that it fails, because dear God, didn't you just finish that dumb Future's End one-shot event last month???
Rat Queens #8 (Image) - Now, I won't be buying this one because, like several titles that I frequently list, I buy the trade paperbacks for future reading. My cats are just too damn destructive to allow for too many single issues (my Ms. Marvel #7 has a rumpled back cover now - fuck you, Bitsy). Anyway, this series just keeps getting better and better, and each character is fleshing out nicely. I care deeply about the relationships between these women, which is, in my opinion, one of the strongest aspects of Rat Queens. If you haven't already started with the book, just go ahead and pick up the first paperback at your local comic store. It's well worth the $9.99 you'll spend.
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Wonder Woman #34 (DC) - I'm trying to give myself a reason to continue to read this series, but in truth, it is getting close to boring the hell outta me, which is really sad because I love Diana so damn much. I have a tattoo of her on my side, for God's sake. Cliff Chang's art is great, but the story is not really my favorite. Wonder Woman is kind of where Batwoman is with me right now: I'm going to continue to give it a solid chance to keep me as a reader, but I'm not really holding my breath. For very long, at least.
The Woods #6 (Boom! Studios) - So the link over there is to the fifth issue because, as of right now, there is no link to the sixth. Sorry? Um, anyway, one of my friends who was a big reader of Trees is also not the best with remembering titles, so when she highly recommended The Woods (while thinking it was Trees, remember) and mentioned the basic plot, I was very confused when I picked up the fourth issue. But then again, it turns out that I actually prefer The Woods over Trees, so her mistake is my gain. The flashbacks were a little disconcerting at first, but now that I've gotten used to them, I love the characters and the basic premise of a whole shitload of teenagers being stranded on an alien world. The Woods is going to be another paperback buy for sure.
Alrighty, that's it for October 1st! Be sure to check in next Tuesday for what this lady will be pulling to read.
* Yeah, I know, it's a stretch, but I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt here.