A weekly column in which Jake gives short blurbs about the comics he’s picked up that week. Reviewed in the order read, which varies but generally by increasing anticipation. Disclaimer: he knows very little about art, at least not enough to considerably honor such tremendous undertakings, so…yeh, there’s that.
Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Rafael De Latorre
Colorist: Rob Schwager
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Hey! Pull List #100! Let’s celebrate by only doing two comic reviews! Good? Good! Annnnyway, something is stalking Sandor and Jesse’s group. They’ve already taken one; who will be next? Bennett builds the tension excellently and it says something that the reader cares about most of the characters that we’ve met only recently. De Latorre’s in his element here as the direct horror theme plays to his and Schwager’s strength. Dillon’s choice of the stalker’s lettering style is also an excellent choice. Animosity has been excellent this arc.
BOOK OF THE WEEK
Writer: Dennis Hopeless
Artist: Veronica Fish
Color Artist: Rachelle Rosenberg
Letterer: VC’s Travis Lanham
Hey! Pull List #100! Let’s celebrate by ending one of the PL’s most beloved series! Good? No, not good, you sadist. Yep, that’s right, sports fans: this is the final issue of Spider-Woman. And it ends—the way all good series should—with a party. There’s not a whole lot to say about Dennis Hopeless that I haven’t already. The fact that this book survived a Greg Land launch arc and a surprise pregnancy relaunch for a further seventeen issues is a testament to the man’s ability to craft intimate, character-driven stories with fully-realized actors. Stepping into a series after certifiable legend Javier Rodriguez is no mean feat, but Veronica Fish has more than come into her own on this series. Her ability to create expressive and dynamic characters is exactly what the book needed. Rachelle Rosenberg warm, vibrant colors were a perfect fit, and when the script called for a dial-up of the fantastic, she was absolutely up to the task. Spider-Woman has been a sheer joy to read and experience. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to pick up a trade if you come across it. Endings are never fun, but, sometimes they can be perfect. Thank you, Spider-Woman team.