Pull List: July 24, 2013
Regan should never smile, not even if the comic she's reading is delightful. It is terrifying. —Christina
1. The Daniel Clowes Reader: A Critical Edition of Ghost World and Other Stories, with Essays, Interviews, and Annotations from Fantagraphics
It's almost like I planned this or something. Nope. Happy coincidence.
2. Hawkeye Annual from Marvel Comics
If you've been reading Young Avengers like I've been all but ordering you to, you already know who Kate Bishop is. If you've been ignoring me, you jerk, pick this comic up. Kate's one of two street level superheroes named Hawkeye, the other being Jeremy Renner . . . I mean Clint Barton. And as a street level superhero, she doesn't have to play nice.
3. Mars Attacks Statue
I know that it costs $230, but it's a Martian stepping over a corpse and the Liberty Bell. I'm from Philadelphia, I have to like this. (Fun Fact: Did you know the Tim Burton movie was based on trading cards? I didn't.)
4. Part 1 of Book Girl and the Scribe Who Faced God
This is actually a novel and not a comic but I support this book on principle. That is an amazing title. The Book Girl series has been adapted for manga and film, so check those out of you need pictures.
5. Issue #51 of The Unwritten from Vertigo
Don't buy this comic, especially not this crossover issue. Instead, go to your local shop and ask for The Unwritten #1 or the first collected edition, Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity and start there. It is a series about a man who was the inspiration for/might actually be Tommy Taylor, a Harry-Potter-esque boy wizard. The Unwritten is a love letter to literature and if that sounds like your sort of thing, check it out. This series makes my soul happy in a way that few other stories do.