It’s that magical time of the year where pranks and gimmicks and a large amount of the internet decides to not pay attention to things… well, tomorrow at least. But we have comics!

What’s on YOUR Pull List?

Mike Rapin

  • Blackcross #2
  • Cyclops #12
  • Egos #7
  • Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #11
  • Nailbiter #11
  • Spider-Gwen #3
  • Uncanny Season 2 #1

Cyclops – Black Vortex? I haven’t brought myself to read any of that yet.

Spider-Gwen FTW.

Nailbiter will likely be my top pick this week.

Uncanny Season 2 means a second “season” of a Heroes-ish comic that wasn’t that bad to begin with.

Zander

  • Hinterkind #17
  • Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #11
  • Spider-Gwen #3

This has got to be the best week in comics for my pull list.  These three series are ones I’ve been chomping at the bit for since they started coming out.

Hinterkind by Ian Edginton and Francesco Trifogli, while rocky at the start, has become an incredible post-apocalyptic fantasy epic. And with alliances being forged and broken, and the sudden appearance of Vampires in zeppelins and legends of dragons, this series is set to get really interesting in the next few issues.

What can I say about Iron Fist that I haven’t already said.  From the get-go, I was amazed by Kaare Kyle Andrews writing and artwork, and the way he’s structured this chapter in Danny Rand’s life has me amazed with each and every issue.

And Spider-Gwen. Oh, Spider-Gwen. Face it, Tiger. You Hit the Jackpot.

Blake Hamilton

  • Westward #10

It has been a long road but the end is finally here. This series will stick with me for years as it is hauntingly well done. I will miss Westward, but nothing can last forever. Kind of amazing that it’s only been ten issues. Feels it has been like longer.

Paul Jaissle

  • 2000 AD prog 1924
  • Batman Eternal #52
  • Southern Bastards #8
  • Spider-Gwen #3

This week’s 2000 AD is one of their “jump on” progs, which means that all of the stories in the issue are first chapters. Not only is this a perfect issue for new readers to start with, it also features a new Judge Dredd story by Rob Williams and Henry Flint, and a new Strontium Dog tale by legendary 2000 AD creators John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra. If you’ve ever been curious about this famed British anthology series, this is the issue to get!

Batman Eternal is ending this week. It was a mixed-bag so to speak. Lots of good ideas that stretched on for an eternity. Oh! That’s how they got the title for it!

I’m glad to see Jasons Aaron and Latour bring back the Southern fried football drama Southern Bastards this week. This is a great series, well worth the wait between issues.

Nick White

  • Batman and Robin Annual #3
  • Batman Eternal #52
  • Southern Bastards  #8

It’s a short list, folks.  Made even shorter by the fact that DC Comics decided it’d be a COOL IDEA to delay the final issue of the “ENDGAME” arc of Batman.  I’ve read everything from Capullo needing more time (which is totally fine in my book), to scheduling relative to FCBD, to an attempt to find a reason to get non Convergence readers (like myself) into the shops during the month of April.  If it’s Capullo, well…you can’t rush greatness…I respect that.  If it’s any of the remaining theories, DC picked the worst time to put their Batman readers on pins and needles.

That notice aside, this week marks the end of road for one of the New 52’s most flagrantly underrated titles, Batman and Robin.  Despite Detective Comics experiencing some major “growing pains” for the first year, and Batman dragging its feet when it came to wrapping up Zero Year, the father-son focused title never really captured the spotlight.  Which is odd, considering it’s one of the select few titles that made the trek from the New 52’s launch to Convergence, and one of the two of that bunch that managed such a feat with the initial art team (Peter Tomasi/Pat Gleason) intact.  The other book, for those curious, was Scott Snyder and the previously referenced Greg Capullo of Batman.  I’ve always respected Tomasi’s desire to “stick around” when it came time for the annuals, tie-ins, or anniversary issues, and this is no different.  Those looking for an emotional tales that’s just as much about fatherhood as it is batrang-flinging, would be wise to snatch up this book.  For those worried about Juan Jose Ryp on guest art duties, check out his work on Clone or Robocop…we’ve got nothing to be concerned about.

Also this week?  Well, Batman Eternal proves it’s not exactly worthy of its moniker with its fifty-second issue bringing the weekly series to a close.  It’s been a wild experience, filled with the obligatory highs and lows, good arcs and bad.  Yet, I appreciated its attempt to rope in any and all aspects of the Batverse, as well as its willingness to impose some “less conventional” art styles on those more accustomed to Jim Lee and David Finch.

Man, the publishing schedule for Southern Bastards is sporadic…but I guess it’s better that it has me missing this book a ton, rather than totally forgetting it exists.  This is the fourth and final installment in this prequel arc following Coach Boss, and I’m expecting to get a big turning point or twist out of this issue in Jason Aaron and Jason Latour’s truly unique series.

About The Author

Mike is currently the Editor-in-Chief at DestroyTheCyborg! as well as a full time web developer for Comixology in New York. He's a die-hard X-Men fan whose love of Gambit will stand the test of time.

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