Weekly Comics Pull; 9-26

Gamma is equally tongue-in-cheek as it is compelling in its storytelling. It features narrative threads that start out confusing, and only get more twisted as the story starts skipping through time. Ulises Fariñas’ tale doesn’t suffer from this complex narrative, but rather it compels the reader to peel back the layers and give each panel that much more attention. Gamma is full of allusions and callbacks from the obvious Pokémon and Voltron references to the more obscure Watchmen, Mega-Man and Neon Genesis: Evangelion nods. The story is trippy, goofy, and nostalgic all at once.

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Weekly Comics Pull; 6-13

Not all 16-issue crossover events are worth it, but not all of them are about Wolverine, either. Wolverine casts a long shadow, and there’s something in Hunt for Wolverine for every stripe of reader; the bad guys (Claws of a Killer), the little guys (Weapon Lost), the Avenging guys (Adamantium Agenda), the X-(wo)men guys (Mystery in Madripoor). It will all be tied together in September’s Hunt for Wolverine: Dead Ends #1, but we’re barely halfway through. Thor #1 also threw a hell of a futuristic curveball into the mix, but it remains to be seen whether that will have any bearing on the Marvel of here and now.