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The Forty Dollar Pull List – New Comics June 20th, 2012

The Forty Dollar Pull List – New Comics June 20th, 2012

Welcome back to the $40 Pull List!

Four new issues came out this week, and it turned out to be the best week of the month so far. We’ll start things off with Blue Beetle #10 – (somewhat decent, however still the weakest issue this week), and then wrap up with a trio of outstanding issues in Nightwing #10, Daredevil #14, and Journey Into Mystery #640.

On to the comics!

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The Forty Dollar Pull List – New Comics June 6th, 2012

The Forty Dollar Pull List – New Comics June 6th, 2012

I’ve got a trio of issues to cover this week. First a pair of issues from DC Comics: Dial H #2 and Earth 2 #2. The first new title of the month hit the stands as well last week: Journey Into Mystery #639.

Little time for preamble this week, so I will just jump right into it. Be sure to check out the end of the column if you are interested in checking out the updated list of issues I am giving away this week!

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The Forty Dollar Pull List – June 2012 List and Nonplayer Discussion

The Forty Dollar Pull List – June 2012 List and Nonplayer Discussion

I’ve just got a brief $40 Pull List for you think week, wrapping up the last month and setting the Pull List for June. The month essentially wrapped up a few weeks ago, but I was holding off on the summation on the hope that Reed Gunther #10 would, in fact, come out. Sadly, that was not the case – and there is even more bad news on that front. But more on that shortly.

To help extend the column a bit, I will do another ever-popular Nonplayer update! Not just any update either, but a full recap with some strong criticism directed mostly at the comic audience. Are you excited? Read on!

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The Forty Dollar Pull List – New Comics May 9th and 16th, 2012

The Forty Dollar Pull List – New Comics May 9th and 16th, 2012

Apologies for missing out last week – sometimes life gets in the way! So today we are going to cover the issues that came out over the last two weeks. This will wrap up everything for the month with the exception of Reed Gunther #10, which was once again delayed. More on that later.

Suffice to say this won’t be the final column of the month – should Reed Gunther be delayed once again, the next column will wrap things up and include next month’s list.

There are seven issues to cover, so I will jump right into it!

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Prototype 2

Prototype 2

About three years ago, the first Prototype was released – and proved to be a pretty popular game. The announcement of the sequel gave me some mixed feelings thought. On the one hand, I enjoyed the first game, but on the other – I wasn’t sure how a sequel could manage to be anything other than a carbon copy of the first game. I wasn’t wrong on either count – but the result as a whole was extremely positive.

In Prototype 2, you take on the role of Sgt. James Heller – a US Marine. At the start of the game you experience several phone calls between a deployed Heller and his wife, who is telling him about the outbreak of of the Blacklight virus in Manhattan. The authorities there advise her to remain calm and stay home. Heller agrees she should stay put, reassuring her that he will “be home tomorrow.” By the time he gets there the virus has spread throughout the city, and his family is dead.

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The Forty Dollar Pull List – New Comics May 2nd, 2012

The Forty Dollar Pull List – New Comics May 2nd, 2012

Happy belated Free Comic Book Day! As usual, it was a big weekend for comic fans – it was the one time of year Saturday is more important than Wednesday, and as FCBD usually is timed for a major comic movie release, we got the launch of The Avengers this weekend as well. My days of seeing midnight screenings are behind me, so I am waiting until next weekend to finally see it. Yeah, maybe that makes me old, but for some reason the appeal of standing in line and fighting for a seat to see a movie has waned. From what I hear, it will be worth the wait to see it in a little more comfort!

To kick off the month of May, we have three issues this week to cover on the $40 Pull List to cover – two titles from the DCnU “Second Wave:” Dial H #1 and Earth 2 #1, along with Daredevil #12.

Plus, I still have plenty of issues to give away if you want to try out one of these titles – as usual, read on to find out more!

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The Forty Dollar Pull List – New Comics For April 25th

The Forty Dollar Pull List – New Comics For April 25th

This week on the $40 Pull List, I have a pair of titles to cover – part three of The Omega Effect in Daredevil #11, and Cullen Bunn’s Wolverine debut in issue #305. It looks like Reed Gunther #10 is still on track for a May 9th release – it turns out both Houghtons were caught up doing their day jobs in the TV world, resulting in the delay. They are promising extra pages at the same cover price to help make up for the delay, so that’s something!

It is also the last $40 Pull List for April, so I will be going over next month’s titles and deciding what to drop and what to add!

Last but not least, I still have issues available from this month, so if you want to get a free taste of any of these titles – read on to find out how!

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