Comic Book Pull List: December 5th
Goddamn you, Robert Kirkman! Again, I started to let my guard down reading The Walking Dead, even though I knew he loves for you to become complacent before he rips the rug from under you! I was all set to make the latest issue of West Coast Avengers my pick of the week. It was fun, light and really starting to give me that awesome feeling I use to get when reading The Superior Foes of Spider-man. And then f*cking Kirkman blindsides me with a horrific death to a major character by the most unlikely culprit! It floored me. So it had to be this week’s pick. In a single panel, the calm ride of the zombie apocalypse was replaced by an uncertain future. Even though the tv show is slowly regaining its quality prestige, it’s still nowhere near to the thrill ride in the comics. Well done, Robert Kirkman. And also, f*ck you!
In other comics… Unfortunately, the X-Titles continue to be tonally sparatic and underwhelming after the reboot. Cates is still killing it on Venom. It looks like Marvel is bringing back the original Defenders as it kicked off The Best Defense crossover with number 1 issues of Namor and The Immortal Hulk. The new issue of The Winter Soldier shows some good promise. And finally Doctor Manhattan makes something major happen in the slow, slow, slooooooooow moving mini-series Doomsday Clock.