• Pull List: July 3, 2013

    A pull list works like a subscription service at your local comic shop. You let them know which titles you like and they'll order an extra copy just for you. Here are five comics and comic related goodies that will be available July 3, 2013 (today!). Christina

    1. Issue #6 of Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake from Boom! Studios.
    This is the final issue of the series and it's written and illustrated by Natasha Allegri, the creator of Fionna and Cake. For those of you not following the Cartoon Network masterpiece, Adventure Time tells the story of Finn, the last (?) human on Earth, and his best friend, Jake, a yellow dog with Stretchy Powers. Fionna and Cake are the gender- and species-flipped versions of Finn and Jake. They are also the way cooler versions of Finn and Jake, making Finn and Jake the way weak version of Fionna and Cake. Yeah, I said it.

    2. Issue #1 of Guardians of the Galaxy: Tomorrow's Avengers from Marvel Comics.
    If you plan on going to the movies in the future, do your homework now. Guardians of the Galaxy is lining up to be Marvel's next big blockbuster (if you ignore The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Thor: The Dark World, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier). This is a one-shot intended to introduce new readers to the characters in preparation for the 2014 film. It features a talking raccoon who shoots lasers and flies spaceships. You know you're gonna get this.

    3. Trade Paperback of Doctor Who: Eye of Ashaya from IDW Publishing.
    This collection contains two Doctor Who stories: "Eye of Ashaya," which features TV companions Amy and Rory, and "Space Oddity," a two-part story where the Doctor squares off against a familiar enemy in 1965. A Doctor Who t-shirt and three Doctor Who audio plays are also available on July 3. I love Doctor Who. I will probably end up mentioning it as often as possible. I apologize in advance if that drives you crazy.

    4. Issue #3 of The Movement from DC Comics.
    I originally thought The Movement and its 1% counterpart, The Green Team: Teen Trillionaires, were tacky Occupy Wall Street wannabes. I was wrong. Instead, The Movement is an interesting take on a subset of the super-powered community: social justice activists. It's rare to see a group of superheroes concerned with helping the mentally ill and the homeless while planning to take down a corrupt police force. All that and Triangle Shirtwaist Fire references. What more could you want? (Note: If you're a comedy podcast dork, one of the superheroes is named after Kulap Vilaysack of Who Charted?)

    5. Star Trek Into Darkness 2014 Wall Calendar.
    Any excuse to look at photos of Zachary Quinto.