Following up on my August Pull List, I’ve managed to learn my lesson and wait until the end of the month to post September’s haul from Comixology:
Young Avengers #9 and #10 – While Gillen and McKelvie’s YA has been consistently excellent, #9 was a little disappointing, if I’m honest. There wasn’t anything wrong, there just didn’t seem to be anything outstanding; no stunning McKelvie double-page spread, no jaw-dropping cliffhanger. Solid, necessary, but somewhat workmanlike.
The follow-up issue though, that was a return to form. This time not for its action-packed double page spreads, so artfully constructed by Jamie McKelvie, but for its subtext, its plot implications. Oh Loki…
Thor: God of Thunder #12 – I’d been recommended Jason Aaron and Nic Klein’s series before, but issue 12 involves a mopping up of the previously concluded storyline, an overview of Thor through the ages dealing with the aftermath of a grueling trial. It was sold to me as an excellent jumping on point to the series. Sadly, while the art was good, the story left me utterly cold.
Lazarus #3 – This post apocalyptic tale of corporate greed continues its metamorphosis into a tale of inter- and intra-family conflict of Shakespearean proportions. Rucka’s story goes from strength to strength, and I’m looking forward to the conclusion of the first arc next month.
Saga #14 – Beautiful, in all it’s parts. Three strands of narrative keep this family… saga… high in the ranks of excellence: The dialogue and main plot, the captioned voice-overs wryly alluding to the greater story, and Fiona Staples’ wonderful visual narrative.
I would have liked to have been able to add Greg Rucka’s Queen and Country, soon to be made into a movie with Ellen Page, or Gillen’s Über, but sadly they’re not available on Comixology.
Update: Über is now available on Comixology!