The Read Pile - 9/7/2016

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Another week, another seven days where Tyler has succumbed to the black hole that is World of Warcraft Legion. Matt's also doing stuff too. These are our most looked forward to books for this week.  

Matt's Picks

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  The Flintstones #3 - Mark Russell and Steve Pugh's FLINSTONES series has been nothing short of extraordinary. The series takes every piece of the classic animated TV series and twists it into laugh-out-loud satire of modern America. Issue #3 teases an alien invasion so I'm very curious to see whether or not the cave people of Bedrock will be building a wall to keep them out.

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Jughead #9 - This issue sees the new creative team of Ryan North and Derek Charm take Riverdale's favorite food addict on a new journey. Does this journey involve burgers? Check. Does it involve Sabrina? Check. Does it involve love? Check...wait what? I need to know more!

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Skybourne #1 - A new book comes out this week from BOOM! Studios and is Frank Cho's first ongoing work since walking off Wonder Woman's variants. I've always been a huge fan of Cho: his artwork and storytelling ability. Reading a book written and drawn by him with a story described as fantasy meets James Bond and a cover that depicts a muscular woman carrying a sword might just be a dream come true.

Tyler's Picks

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 Moon Knight  #6 -  Hey remember how I loved that last issue of Moon Knight that had James Stokoe, Greg Smallwood, Wikfredo Torres, and Francisco Francavilla on art and thought that was just a one time thing? Well it wasn't. Issue 6 by Jeff Lemire brings them all back to dive into a crazy (Get it? Because Moon Knight is batshit) new arc called "INCARNATIONS". 

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 Kill or be Killed #2 - Strangely enough, this book by the stellar team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips reminded me a lot of my depressive freshman year of college. Well, minus the demons. This supernatural take on the crime genre looks like it could be a real fucked up take on a real-life Punisher and I am more than on board. 

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 Superman #6 - I like a Superman title. I like it a lot. Superman  by Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason has been delightful so far. Apparently, all it took for me to like Superman was to make him a dad. This shift of focus for Clark to mainly focusing on his family instead of the world as a whole has been really special. Every week (seems like that at least) I look forward to this book, and this issue is no exception.