Manuel A. Carmona
OK, here's the last entry to the Enter My Pull List Bog series. I hope you enjoyed it and Im looking forward to hearing your thoughts. Here we go...
Justice League International- This book I've never picked before, I was never interested in Booster Gold, Guy Gardner or any on the members but after reading issue #1, I can't say I'm not interested anymore. This book is so cool, and Batman is an unofficial member of the team so that immediately makes the book cool in my opinion. I was loving the storyline and then, they introduced to the team one of my favorite new characters; Batwing! This makes perfect sense since the team is a group of international heroes, and who better than the Batman of Africa, who as Booster Gold puts it: "If Batman says your good, then your good in my book". It's a shame that DC Comics just announced that this book was going to be canceled; a damn shame!
Batwing- Now here's a character that blew my socks off from the gate, Batwing! As the Batman of Africa, Batwing has to cover a lot more land than Batman does and he doesn't have the circle of friends that Batman has to help him fight crime. A police officer by day, Batwing deals with a far worst enviroment than Gotham in the sense that, Africa has guerrilla armies, warlords, pirates and all sorts of deadly animals on top of your super villains, which makes for an interesting dynamic. It's important to understand that Batman respects Batwing as an equal, something that not very people have managed to accomplish; that says a lot! The story is excellent and the artwork is amazing. This is a MUST READ!!!
Roketeer Adventures: Volume 2- When The Roketeer first came out I wasn't into comics, in fact, I didn't even knew what comics were and so I never had a chance to collect those first stories. When the Disney movie came out it completely blew me away and made me a fan, although I still didn't knew what comics were or that it was based on a comic book character. Through the years I understood what he was, where he came from and I got to read about how great of an artist and human being Dave Stevens was before he died. Fast forward a few years, IDW introduces The Roketeer Adventures and all my answers are answered! Each issue is an anthology format book with some of the best creators in the industry bringing to life one of the coolest characters ever! In my humble opinion, Dave Stevens would be proud.
The Mighty Thor- One of the greatest heroes in the history of men, not only comics, Thor is part of our culture and the fact that Jack Kirby and Stan Lee brought him to Marvel just adds up to the mythology. Maybe that's why I love the character so much, maybe it's his sense of honor, his stubbornness or his courage, but I just love The Mighty Thor. Although I don't have a huge collection of his comics, I wanted to own a complete run and when I heard that Matt Fraction and Oliver Coipel were bringing us a new Thor series, I was super excited! This series shows why I love Thor so much and it focuses on his strength and weaknesses. The artwork is absolutely perfect and the stories are epic; this is THE Thor book and if you've ever been interested in the character, I urge you to pick this book up.
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man- This is my favorite comic book... EVER! Miles Morales, a 13 year old, half African-American/ half Puertorican boy from Brooklyn, NY gets bitten by a spider and gains super powers, very different from the ones the original Spider-Man had. Brian Michael Bendis is writing the perfect introduction to this character and Sarah Pichelli made me believe this kid is real! There's also his support group which consists of his mother, father and his best friend, Ganke. His uncle is around but his dad don't want Miles near him because of his uncle's criminal roots, which makes for an interesting back story that suddenly becomes the prominent plot. One thin Miles has that Peter Parker didn't is the support from Nick Fury from day one. This book is perfect for all ages and in my opinion, the best comic on the market right now. PLEASE BUY THIS COMIC BOOK TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!
That's it, that's my "pull list". Hope you enjoyed my blog series and I can't wait to read your thoughts. Peace.
Manuel A. Carmona
This is the Blog about all things Truthful Comics. Looking forward to reading your posts!