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My Pull List (end of 2013)

2013 is winding down and we're already getting some new titles to chose from, so very soon this list will have to be updated. But here's my pull list as it stands for the end of 2013. There are some titles I'm reading but don't have on my pull list because they're either new (generally I wait until at least 3 issues), or I'm on the fence about them, or I read them in trade.

List items

  • The funniest superhero book currently on shelves. If you can read through this without laughing out loud then your sense of humor is terrible or non-existent.

  • I don't even want to get into what makes this book so great because there isn't enough space. Buy it and read it, you will not be disappointed.

  • I like Brian Posehn as a comedian. He often provides a low-energy, nerdy but totally out there vibe to any show he's on and his standup is great. That being said, his work on Deadpool blows the rest of his career out of the water.

  • A superhero book by the creator of the Walking Dead. That means he's not afraid to let sh!t hit the fan. Characters die, holes are punched through people's faces, there are absolutely brutal moments, but also some of the most touching moments I've seen in any story.

  • This has been one of my favorite series since the launch of the New 52. The writing and artwork are incredible (even with the recent artist switch) and it's far out from your average superhero story.

  • Jeff Lemire does the art and writing. It's a trippy sci-fi romance which he's described as "The last love story ever told." It feels very much like a Philip K. Dick story, and that's high praise.

  • I'm not a big Batman reader but I always get this title. It's a bunch of Batman short stories by a variety of artists and writers, and obviously it's all done without color.

  • Brutal, chilling story. You should probably read 100 Bullets first though so you know what you're getting into.

  • Rucka Created a world here that is easy to thrust yourself into even though there has been almost no explanation so far as to what the hell is going on. You know a handful of details which only raise more questions, but the setting and characters are so well done that you'd keep reading even if there was never any explanation.

  • It's like a parody of an MMORPG world with guilds, quests, and character roles (tank, dmg, heals). The characters are well-defined, the setting is a familiar one to anyone fans of fantasy or RPGs, it's just an overall fun book to read.

  • Badass and brutal. Reminds me of Joe Abercrombie's First Law trilogy, especially the first issue.

  • Awesome Sci-Fi action book with bits of humor throughout. It's got a little of everything: talking raccoon, hot alien women, GROOT!. There's even some Iron Man team-up action.

  • It's like a superhero horror mix with some cool characters and concepts. The closest thing to compare it to in Marvel or DC would probably be Constantine if John had a few friends he could play nice with.

  • Of the many GL titles available, this is my favorite. This one is Kyle Rayner's title and it follows him as the White Lantern, who wields a power that is immensely powerful and still not fully understood. Frequent cameos and crossovers with other Lantern Corps.

  • Currently featuring Constantine, Deadman, Frankenstein, Zatanna, Black Orchid, and Madame Xanadu. Often encounters with the Swamp Thing and just about anything magic related in the DCU.

  • I know this book gets a lot of hate, but it's something fresh, original, and almost certainly not permanent. Enjoy it while you can or wait it out if you don't like it.

  • Now Bloodshot and the H.A.R.D.CORPS, this book is raw action.

  • I love me some time travel. The original X-Men from the 60s (including a non-evil Cyclops, non-dead Jean Grey, and non-blue Beast) are brought to the current Marvel continuum to witness how F-ed up things are so they can try to do something about it.

  • Amanda Waller forces Harley Quinn, Deadshot, the Unknown Soldier, and other villains to work together to complete her sketchy below radar missions. It would probably be better if they didn't switch writers just as you finally get used to the previous one.

  • Your source for Martian Manhunter action in the New 52.