With the holidays now firmly behind us, the beginning of a brand spanking new year is the perfect time for everyone to look back at the things in our lives which may have changed over the past twelve months.
Each person probably has his or her own things they like to revisit every January, for me, one of those things I look back to is my weekly comic book pull list. And boy has my pull list changed since January 2018.
Since the last State of My Comic Book Pull List blog in January 2018, I’ve added a ton of titles to the list, some regular series and some mini-series. Since last January, I’ve subtracted a number of other titles, while other books ended or were canceled.
Also, one publisher, I was barely reading this time last year, had now overtaken all other published in stack pile. But let’s start with what I’m currently reading. As of this moment, these are the comic books I’m buying on a regular basis:
- Amazing Spider-Man
- Archie 1941
- Asgardians of the Galaxy
- Betty & Veronica
- Captain Marvel
- Detective Comics
- Doctor Strange
- Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
- Doomsday Clock
- Fantastic Four
- The Green Lantern
- Justice League Odyssey
- Mage: The Hero Denied
- Mr. and Mrs. X
- Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider
- Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends
- Tony Stark: Iron Man
- Uncanny X-Men
At this time last year, I was reading just four Marvel books. Today I’m reading eleven Marvel titles, by far the most of any publisher. It would have been more than eleven Marvel books, but recently Astonishing X-Men, Infinity Wars, and X-Men Red all came to an end recent;y..
To make room for some of the Marvel comics I’m currently reading, some other books had to get. Therefore in 2018, I said goodbye to Aquaman, Batgirl, Batman, Captain America, Flash, Moon Knight, Red Hood, and the Outlaws. and others.
I stopped reading some of those books due to low funds, but I dropped Batman after the whole wedding debacle. It wasn’t so much that Catwoman and Batman didn’t get married, but more of why the wedding didn’t happen. Sure, Catwoman dumped Bruce Wayne this time, but how many times have we seen Batman pass up happiness because it interferes with him being the Bat?
Anyways, after reading Batman #50 this past summer, I just felt like I had wasted the last two-plus years reading the book, so I stopped buying the title cold turkey. No worries though, Detective Comics is fat and away a better Batman book.
I’m always looking to add more books to my pull list. But just like last year, I’m also hoping to add more variety to the list. In 2018 I read several books from Dynamite Entertainment, but they were all limited series. Recently I’ve gotten into the more adult Archie titles, so I’m hoping to explore that line more this year.
I thought 2018 was a good year for comic books, despite the fact my favorite pastime is getting more and more expensive. Stoll. let’s hope 2019 is an even better year for comics.