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Comic Book Day: Pull List for January 22, 2014

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by on January 22, 2014

Don’t let Polar Vortex II: Revenge of the Vortex get you down! It may only be Wednesday, but that means it’s Comic Book Day, and there’s a king’s bounty to be had this week. With new offerings from the likes of Matt Kindt, Geoff John, Rick Remender, and more, there’s plenty of reasons to brave the elements to make it to your local comic book shop. So, without further ado, here’s this week’s pull list in all of its majesty.

Top Picks

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Mind MGMT #18 | Dark Horse Comics | Matt Kindt

Matt Kindt may just be the busiest man in all of comics, but the fact that he manages to both write and illustrate Mind MGMT all by his lonesome makes him one of the most extraordinary as well. With its washed out, woozy watercolors and its labyrinthine story, Mind MGMT is like a brain teaser for which you can only remember half the answer. The other half is maddeningly out of reach, but that’s what compels you to read further and what also makes Mind MGMT one of the things I look forward to most each month.

This month’s issue is a one-shot that gives us a harrowing peek inside Ella the Animal Kid, one of Mind MGMT’s most powerful agents, who had a crisis of conscience and went into hiding. Meru has, at long last, tracked her down to interview her for her book, but can she convince her to join the good guys? Forget that — can she escape the jungle alive? The issue plays out like a beautiful blend of Mind MGMT‘s off-kilter espionage and the Pizza Dog issue of Hawkeye. If you’ve been reluctant to take the plunge into Matt Kindt’s wild world, then take a deep breath and get ready to dive into the awesomeness within.

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Justice League #27 | DC Comics | Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado

Whether you are digging “Forever Evil” or not, tough cookies, because I am completely and utterly enthralled by this arc, hook, line, and sinker. In issue #27, alternate reality versions of our favorite Justice League heroes continue to wreak havoc on the Earth, laying waste to two of the remaining members of the rapidly dwindling Doom Patrol; However, this is a red herring, because the majority of the issue hones in on Cyborg and his father, Silas Stone. After the malignant entity known as Grid separated itself from Cyborg, nearly killing him in the process, Victor Stone has been barely clinging to life, essentially a torso on an operating table, except now, he wants his father to rebuild him. Kind of like the Six Million Dollar Man, but with way more black ops, off-the-books tech. It’s a beautiful little piece of character building for an often overlooked character within the Justice League’s ouevre that manages to work in quite a few pieces of DC lore and nods to heroes past. Case in point: Any time the Metal Men are poised to enter the fray is a good day in my book. Although it may not be as momentous or do as much to advance the overall story arc as previous issues, this is still a must read for Justice League fans and a great insight into Cyborg’s past and future.

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Deadly Class #1 | Image Comics | Rick Remender, Wes Craig, Lee Loughridge, Rus Wooton

As if Black Science wasn’t enough to have you head over heels in love with Rick Remender and his outstanding Image Comics work, along comes a little book called Deadly Class. The first issue is something of a smokescreen, as we follow Marcus, a homeless teen living on the streets, barely scraping by from day to day, and generally hating life. His parents were marked for murder by the Sandinistas, but a bizarre twist of fate saw them dying in front of him through entirely unrelated circumstances. As he grows increasingly hopeless and world weary, Marcus can’t exactly shake the feeling that he’s being watched. And he’s right — he has been targeted for recruitment by Master Lin, a murderous Professor X-type who wants to recruit him to join his school for young assassins.

It may seem like a roundabout way to set up the book’s core premise, but it’s exactly the kind of narrative misdirect that the book needs to stand out from similarly themed titles. In addition to the engaging story, the artwork and panel layouts, with their rough pencils, sudden palette switches, and kinetic artwork, make moments like high speed chases down dingy alleyways leap off the page. Do yourself a favor and make sure that you don’t skip Deadly Class to smoke cigarettes in the bathroom (or whatever the cool high school kids are doing these days).

Pull List
DARK HORSE COMICS
SEP130036 AMALAS BLADE SPIRITS OF NAAMARON TP $18.99
SEP130082 BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL TP VOL 28 RAINING CHAOS (MR) $19.99
SEP130053 BPRD HELL ON EARTH TP VOL 07 A COLD DAY IN HELL $19.99
NOV130042 CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #7 $2.99
SEP130071 CONAN HC VOL 15 NIGHTMARE OF THE SHALLOWS $24.99
NOV130039 CONAN THE BARBARIAN #24 $3.50
NOV130051 DARK HORSE PRESENTS #32 (MR) $7.99
SEP130077 EERIE ARCHIVES HC VOL 15 $49.99
NOV130040 ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST #1 $3.50
AUG138245 EMPOWERED TP VOL 05 $16.99
APR130085 FORREST J FORRY ACKERMAN STATUE $179.99
AUG130116 GRIMM SHOT GLASS $5.99
JUL130097 GRIMM SKULL PATCH $4.99
NOV130035 MASS EFFECT FOUNDATION #7 $3.99
NOV130056 MASSIVE #19 $3.50
NOV130055 MIND MGMT #18 $3.99
AUG130125 POWERS RETRO GIRL STATUE $179.99
NOV130028 STAR WARS LEGACY II #11 $2.99

DC COMICS

NOV130206 ANIMAL MAN #27 $2.99
OCT130282 ANIMAL MAN TP VOL 05 THE MEANING OF FLESH (MR) $24.99
NOV130172 BATMAN #27 (ZERO YEAR) $3.99
NOV130174 BATMAN #27 COMBO PACK (ZERO YEAR) $4.99
NOV130221 BATMAN 66 #7 $3.99
NOV130189 BATMAN AND TWO FACE #27 $2.99
NOV130220 BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #6 $3.99
OCT130237 BATWING TP VOL 03 ENEMY OF THE STATE (N52) $14.99
NOV130192 BATWOMAN #27 $2.99
NOV130183 BIRDS OF PREY #27 (GOTHTOPIA) $2.99
NOV130202 GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #27 $2.99
NOV130171 HARLEY QUINN #2 $2.99
NOV130123 JUSTICE LEAGUE #27 (EVIL) $3.99
NOV130125 JUSTICE LEAGUE #27 COMBO PACK (EVIL) $4.99
SEP130279 PLANETARY OMNIBUS HC $75.00
OCT130293 PREACHER TP BOOK 03 (MR) $19.99
NOV130194 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #27 $2.99
NOV130214 SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED CRISIS OF IMAGINATION #1 $2.99
NOV130163 SUPERGIRL #27 $2.99
NOV130132 TRINITY OF SIN PANDORA #7 (EVIL) $2.99
NOV130260 UNWRITTEN VOL 2 APOCALYPSE #1 (MR) $3.99
NOV130148 WONDER WOMAN #27 $2.99

DC COMICS/DC COLLECTIBLES

AUG130364 BATMAN BLACK & WHITE BATMAN EARTH 2 STATUE $79.95

IDW PUBLISHING

SEP120380 BERKELEY BREATHED OUTLAND COMPLETE COLL S/N HC $50.00
OCT130439 JACKYS DIARY HC $39.99
SEP130455 JINNRISE #9 [DIG/P+] $3.99
NOV130320 JUDGE DREDD #15 [DIG/P+] $3.99
NOV130326 JUDGE DREDD MEGA CITY TWO #1 [DIG/P+] $3.99
NOV130377 MAGIC THE GATHERING THEROS #4 [DIG/P+] $4.99
NOV130352 MR PEABODY & SHERMAN #3 [DIG/P+] $3.99
NOV130343 MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #1 [DIG] $3.99
NOV130346 SAMURAI JACK #4 [DIG/P+] $3.99
NOV130315 TMNT UTROM EMPIRE #1 $3.99
NOV130368 TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #25 DARK CYBERTRON PART 7 [DIG/P+] $3.99
NOV130297 X-FILES CONSPIRACY GHOSTBUSTERS #1 [DIG/P+] $3.99

IMAGE COMICS

OCT130462 APHRODITE IX HIDDEN FILES #1 [DIG] $2.99
NOV130491 BAD DOG #6 (MR) [DIG] $3.99
OCT130465 BEDLAM #11 (MR) [DIG] $3.50
NOV130496 CARBON GREY VOL 3 #2 CVR C NGUYEN $4.99
SEP130615 CHEW #39 (MR) [DIG] $2.99
NOV138092 DEAD BODY ROAD #1 2ND PTG (MR) $2.99
NOV130499 DEAD BODY ROAD #2 (MR) [DIG] $2.99
NOV130407 DEADLY CLASS #1 (MR) [DIG] $3.50
NOV138145 DEADLY CLASS #1 CVR B (MR) $3.50
NOV130506 KRAMPUS #2 [DIG] $2.99
NOV130512 PRETTY DEADLY #4 (MR) [DIG] $3.50
NOV130445 SAVAGE DRAGON THE END TP $16.99
NOV130522 SEX #10 (MR) [DIG] $2.99
NOV130529 UMBRAL #3 (MR) [DIG] $2.99
NOV130533 WALKING DEAD #120 (MR) [DIG] $2.99
NOV130536 ZERO #5 (MR) [DIG] $2.99

IMAGE COMICS/MCFARLANE TOYS

AUG130726 ASSASSINS CREED SER 1 EDWARD AF-GAME REL PI
AUG130725 ASSASSINS CREED SER 1 HAYTHEM AF-GAME REL PI
AUG130723 ASSASSINS CREED SERIES 1 AF-GAME RELEASE PI

MARVEL COMICS

NOV130551 ALL NEW INVADERS #1 ANMN $3.99
NOV130612 ALL NEW X-FACTOR #2 ANMN $3.99
NOV130557 ALL NEW X-MEN #22.NOW ANMN $3.99
NOV130579 AVENGERS #25 ANMN $3.99
NOV130577 AVENGERS WORLD #2 ANMN $3.99
NOV130593 BLACK WIDOW #2 ANMN $3.99
SEP138293 CABLE AND X-FORCE #19 $3.99
NOV130675 CAPTAIN AMERICA #15 $3.99
NOV130657 CATACLYSM ULTIMATE X-MEN #3 $3.99
NOV130673 FF #16 $3.99
NOV130635 GEORGE ROMEROS EMPIRE OF DEAD ACT ONE #1 $3.99
NOV130637 GEORGE ROMEROS EMPIRE OF DEAD ACT ONE #1 SUYDAM NYC $3.99
OCT130716 HAWKEYE #16 $2.99
NOV130619 INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #18.INH $3.99
OCT130755 INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK PREM HC VOL 03 SMASH TIME $24.99
OCT130762 INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK TP VOL 01 AGENT OF SHIELD $19.99
NOV130620 IRON MAN #20.INH $3.99
NOV130666 MARVEL KNIGHTS X-MEN #3 $3.99
OCT130772 MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDER-MAN DIGEST TP VOL 05 $9.99
NOV130681 MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #22 SYU $2.99
NOV130614 MIGHTY AVENGERS #5.INH $3.99
NOV130682 ORIGIN II #2 $3.99
NOV130663 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM UP #9 $3.99
NOV130684 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #40 $3.99
OCT130766 WOLVERINE BY HAMA AND SILVESTRI TP VOL 02 $29.99
OCT130769 X-FACTOR BY PETER DAVID TP VOL 01 COMPLETE COLLECTION $34.99
NOV130689 X-MEN #9 XFV $3.99
OCT130765 X-MEN TP VOL 01 ROAD TO ONSLAUGHT $39.99
OCT130761 YOUNG AVENGERS TP VOL 02 ALTERNATIVE CULTURE $15.99

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE
AUG130979 10TH MUSE TP VOL 03 [DIG/P+] $14.95
AUG131100 12 REASONS TO DIE #6 (MR) $3.50
OCT130863 ARCHIE FUNHOUSE DOUBLE DIGEST #1 [DIG/P+] $3.99
OCT130864 ARCHIES VALENTINE ROCK & ROLL ROMANCE TP $10.99
NOV131123 ARISA GN VOL 12 $10.99
SEP131294 ATOMIC ROBO SAVAGE SWORD OF DR DINOSAUR #5 $3.50
NOV131125 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 07 $10.99
NOV130951 BAD ASS #1 (MR) $3.99
NOV130857 BART SIMPSON COMICS #88 $2.99
OCT131220 BASIL & VICTORIA LONDON GUTTERSNIPES HC $39.95
SEP131115 BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #7 $3.99
NOV131005 BATTLESTAR GALACTICA STARBUCK #3 $3.99
NOV131193 BENNY BREAKIRON HC VOL 03 TWELVE TRIALS $11.99
NOV130779 BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #220 [DIG/P+] $3.99
NOV130928 BLAKE & MORTIMER GN VOL 17 SECRET O/T SWORDFISH PART 3 $15.95
NOV130741 BO PLUSHY GANGSTA #1 (MR) [DIG/P+] $3.99
NOV130897 BRAVEST WARRIORS #16 MAIN CVRS [DIG] $3.99
JUL130833 BUBBLEGUN #4 DIRECT MARKET MAIN COVERS [DIG] $3.99
NOV131119 CEMETERY GIRL GN BOOK 01 PRETENDERS $24.95
NOV130806 CROSSED BADLANDS #45 (MR) $3.99
NOV130808 CROSSED BADLANDS #45 TORTURE CVR (MR) $3.99
NOV130807 CROSSED BADLANDS #45 WRAP CVR (MR) $3.99
NOV130805 CROSSED WISH YOU WERE HERE HC VOL 03 (MR) $27.99
NOV130804 CROSSED WISH YOU WERE HERE TP VOL 03 (MR) $19.99
NOV130929 CRUSADE GN VOL 04 FIRE BREAKS $13.95
NOV130865 DECEIVERS #2 [DIG] $3.99
NOV131192 DINOSAURS HC VOL 01 BEGINNING $10.99
NOV130971 DOC SAVAGE #2 $3.99
NOV130972 DOC SAVAGE #2 CASSADAY VIP CVR $3.99
NOV131268 ETERNAL WARRIOR #5 PULLBOX BERNARD $3.99
NOV131267 ETERNAL WARRIOR #5 REG CRAIN $3.99
NOV131271 ETERNAL WARRIOR TP VOL 01 SWORD O/T WILD $9.99
NOV131133 FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 34 $10.99
SEP131234 FAIRY TALES OF OSCAR WILDE HC VOL 02 NEW PTG $17.99
NOV131264 FLOWERS OF EVIL GN VOL 08 (MR) $10.95
OCT131219 FOLIGATTO HC (MR) $24.95
NOV130739 FRACTURE #2 [DIG/P+] $2.99
NOV131265 FROM THE NEW WORLD GN VOL 02 $10.95
NOV131331 GFT QUEST #3 A CVR LAISO (AOFD) $3.99
NOV131332 GFT QUEST #3 B CVR TYNDALL (AOFD) $3.99
NOV131333 GFT QUEST #3 C CVR PANTALENA (AOFD) $3.99
NOV131341 GFT WONDERLAND ASYLUM #1 A CVR MALSUNI (MR) $3.99
NOV131342 GFT WONDERLAND ASYLUM #1 B CVR ERIC J (MR) $3.99
NOV131343 GFT WONDERLAND ASYLUM #1 C CVR CAFARO (MR) $3.99
NOV131344 GFT WONDERLAND ASYLUM #1 D CVR LILLY (MR) $3.99
SEP130865 GHOST COP #2 [DIG] $3.99
SEP130854 GOLD DIGGER #206 [DIG] $3.99
NOV130890 HACKTIVIST #1 (MR) [DIG] $3.99
NOV131138 HENRY AND GLENN FOREVER AND EVER #3 (MR) $5.00
NOV130881 I DONT GET IT HC $17.99
NOV130735 JACK HAMMER #1 [DIG/P+] $2.99
NOV130930 LADY S GN VOL 03 GAME OF FOOLS $11.95
NOV130931 LARGO WINCH GN VOL 12 WAY & VIRTUE $11.95
NOV130957 LEGENDS OF RED SONJA #3 $3.99
NOV130963 LIL BIONIC KIDS #1 $3.99
NOV130964 LIL BIONIC KIDS #1 EXC SUBSCRIPTION CVR $3.99
NOV130932 LUCKY LUKE TP VOL 42 LONE RIDERS $11.95
NOV130933 LUCKY LUKE TP VOL 43 BLUEFEET ARE COMING $11.95
OCT130871 MEGA MAN TP VOL 06 BREAKING POINT $11.99
NOV130892 MIDAS FLESH #2 MAIN CVRS [DIG] $3.99
NOV131134 MISSIONS OF LOVE GN VOL 06 $10.99
NOV138078 MOCKING DEAD #2 YELLOW HAZARD 2ND PTG $3.99
NOV138079 MOCKING DEAD #3 YELLOW HAZARD 2ND PTG $3.99
NOV131006 MOCKING DEAD #5 $3.99
NOV131310 OOKU INNER CHAMBERS GN VOL 09 (MR) $12.99
NOV130934 ORBITAL GN VOL 05 JUSTICE $13.95
NOV130920 PEANUTS VOL 2 #15 [DIG] $3.99
OCT130954 PENNY FOR YOUR SOUL DEATH #5 (MR) $3.50
NOV130740 PRINCELESS ENCORE ED #3 [DIG/P+] $2.99
NOV131152 QU33R GN (MR) $29.99
OCT138139 RED SONJA #5 FRISON VIRGIN ART RARE REORDER ED $3.99
AUG131423 ROY THOMAS PRESENTS CLASSIC PHANTOM LADY TP VOL 01 $24.99
NOV131358 SCREWED TP $15.99
NOV131135 SHERLOCK BONES GN VOL 03 $10.99
NOV131298 SHONEN JUMP PACK 2014 #1 $19.99
SEP130830 SKYWARD #5 [DIG/P+] $2.99
OCT131212 SORAKO GN $9.95
NOV130935 SPOOKS GN VOL 03 EL SANTERO $13.95
AUG130980 STEAMPUNK ORIGINALS GN VOL 01 [DIG/P+] $14.95
SEP131312 STUFF OF LEGEND OMNIBUS HC VOL 02 $34.99
OCT130962 TAROT SWORD MAIDEN S&N DELUXE BUNDLE (MR) $21.99
SEP131130 THE LONE RANGER #21 $3.99
OCT131116 VAMPIRELLA ANNUAL 2013 $4.99
NOV131136 VINLAND SAGA GN VOL 02 $19.99
OCT131105 WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #34 (MR) $3.99
OCT131301 WAYWARD SONS TP VOL 02 $19.95
NOV131137 WEIRDO YEARS 1981-1993 HC (MR) $29.95
NOV131266 WOLFSMUND GN VOL 03 $12.95
NOV130783 WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #36 [DIG/P+] $3.99
NOV131286 X-O MANOWAR #21 REG DAVIS $3.99

What’s on your pull list this week? Tell us in the comments below or whisper it to me softly on Twitter.