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The Pull List! Week of April 15, 2009

In The Pull List! on April 15, 2009 at 8:00 am

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Oracle: The Cure #2ORACLE: THE CURE #2 (OF 3)

Why You Should Read It: Last issue had one hell of an ending, as we discover players in an online gaming environment are being murdered, including one of Oracle’s own informants! Meanwhile, the Calculator is searching for the remnants of the Anti-Life Equation. It was one hell of a way to start off a mini-series, already speculated to end with Barbara Gordon walking again, but can Oracle: The Cure do better with its second issue than Battle For The Cowl did?

Official Solicitation: “The Calculator will go to any lengths to save the life of his daughter Wendy – even if it means using remnants of the Anti-Life Equation to do so! But when Oracle intervenes, she soon finds out that the Calculator has been killing Internet hackers from across the globe to get his hands on the Equation, and the final name on his list is hers!”

Green Lantern Corps #35GREEN LANTERN CORPS #35

Why You Should Read It: Derk mentioned that this title bores him in his own Pull List, but really this is a fantastic title. Kyle Rayner was always, in my opinion, the superior Green Lantern, and Guy Gardner is usually good for a laugh or two. The book has had its highs and lows, but the pluses definitely outweigh the minuses, and now that The Blackest Night is getting closer, Green Lantern Corps is slated to become an even bigger title than in previous crossover events.

Official Solicitation: “Prelude to BLACKEST NIGHT! “Emerald Eclipse” continues as a Red Lantern escapes out of its sciencell and ignites a riot on Oa, forcing Guy, Kyle, Kilowog and Voz to try and prevent the ultimate jailbreak. Meanwhile, Sodam Yat and Arisia arrive on Daxam to stop Mongul and the Sinestro Corps. But how can they hope to stop an entire Corps? Plus: Sinestro arrives on Korugan in search of his daughter!”

Also shipping this week from DC Comics….

ACTION COMICS #876 – The shocking reveal of the identities of Nightwing and Flamebird are put on the back burner, as Ursa arrives on the scene!

GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY #19 – Did Green Arrow really kill Merlin??

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #58 – “Nanopolis” continues! Can Batman save Superman from certain death?

VIGILANTE #5 – The “Deathtrap” crossover kicks in to high gear, as Vigilante takes on the Teen Titans!


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Amazing Spider-Man #591AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #591

Why You Should Read It: At long last, what are the true ramifications of the BRAND NEW DAY!? As Spider-Man explores the microverse, a year’s worth of mysteries and questions are brought to the light. How did the world forget Spider-Man’s true identity? What happens if Spider-Man tries to unmask? And even if all this is answered, can Spider-Man overcome this issue’s shocking plot twist, one that’s slated to change the entire face of the Marvel Universe?

Official Solicitation: The gloves are off! The MASK is off! And for Spidey and the Torch? It’s on! One of the deepest friendships in the Marvel U. is about to take a sudden turn… Plus, life kicks into high gear for practically EVERY member of the supporting cast! Big changes, big surprises, and, like we promised: an event so HUGE, it’s going to be felt in almost every Marvel title! This one’s a gamechanger, Marvellites! Miss it and you’ll miss out!

Captain America #49CAPTAIN AMERICA #49

Why You Should Read It: Brubaker continues to bring on the pure genius. Recently, the new Captain America has stopped an infamous ring of testing on the classic Human Torch, honoring the legacy of Captain America and insuring a respectful end for the legendary Marvel hero. Now, nearly two years after the death of Steve Rogers, its time to take a look at Sharon Carter, the woman who killed Captain America…but is there more to the mystery than even she realizes?

Official Solicitation: “The most important issue of Captain America since issue 25 is finally here! Sharon Carter’s dreams are forcing her to relive the death of Steve Rogers — and her time under the control of Dr. Faustus. But will these dreams also reveal hidden secrets about what she saw and did the day Steve died? By Ed Brubaker and Luke Ross.”

Also shipping this week from Marvel comics…

INCOGNITO #3 – Ed Brubaker’s thrill ride continues to turn the notion of the super hero on its ear.

MOON KNIGHT #29 – Moon Knight vs. the mexican tag team due, Los Bros Zapata. Oh, and The Punisher shows up.

PUNISHER #4 – Somebody wants Frank Castle dead! But really, what else is new?

SECRET INVASION AFTERMATH – BETA RAY BILL: THE GARDEN OF EDEN #1 – When Beta Ray Bill stumbles across an alien colony, can he be too much of a hero?

UNCANNY X-MEN #508 – The Sisterhood! A proposition to keep the mutant race from breeding! And the seeds are planted for the return of a member from long ago…

WOLVERINE: NOIR #1 – Marvel’s NOIR line continues, as Wolverine gets a hard boiled detective treatment.

X-FACTOR #42 – Stranded in the future, involved in a war he could never hope to win, is there any hope left for Madrox the Multiple Man?

X-MEN: LEGACY #223 – Danger and Professor X battle it out in the X-Men’s old Australia base.

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