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What’s on YOUR Pull List?

Mike Rapin

  • Constantine: The Hellblazer #3
  • Imperium #7
  • Injection #4
  • Uber #27
  • Uncanny Season 2 #5
  • Velvet #11

Constantine: The Hellblazer is the book I wanted when I first picked up Constantine before it was cancelled. It’s brash and to the point. Although this month’s issue starts with a new artist (Vanesa Del Ray), given what I’ve seen of her work on Hit, I am not worried in the least. Let Riley Rossmo go back to Rasputin. I’m okay with that

Uber #27 is the wrap for “season one” or “series one” of this book. I’m not entirely sure what that means–despite Kieron Gillen explaining it to readers in the back matter of the book for the past few months. I think I’ll keep up with it. Hell, I’ll probably keep pulling it at my LCS rather than digitally. This book is weird, dark, and interesting and I think I like that.

How can Velvet get any better as a book? This one is always at the top of my to-read list. It will be no different this month.

Nick White

  • Batman #43
  • Constantine the Hellblazer #3
  • Descender #6
  • Justice League United #12
  • Rebels #5

So, here we are, several issues into this new Bruce-less arc of Batman, and I’m absolutely psyched with Scott Snyder’s refusal to establish any sense of a status quo with Batman.  On that note, while Snyder was not the first to have Bruce Wayne hand the cape and cowl to another (either voluntarily or not), this is likely the first time he’s chosen to not any involvement with Batman in any capacity.  And, in a really odd way, that narrative has somehow found itself to be more compelling than Jim Gordon’s turn as Batman.  To paraphrase Snyder, “it was only with Batman’s [metaphorical] death at the end of “Endgame,” that Bruce Wayne could live.”

With the third issue of Constantine the Hellblazer, we have the arrival of our new artist in Vanesa Del Rey.  Yes, it’s true that having your “launch artist” pack their bags after the first two issues doesn’t exactly instill confidence, but Rossmo likely planned on a return to Rasputin after a short stint.  That, and Del Rey is an absolutely fantastic artist in her own right.

Man, Descender is really starting to turn into the space epic we always thought it could be, and Descender #5 left us on one heck of a cliff-hanger.

While the first issue of the new team on JLU was a bit ambiguous and odd, I found the weird, new mash-up of members to be intriguing, and Travel Foreman’s art works, given the bizarre and grotesque nature of the current arc.  Here’s hoping Jeff Parker is given more work at DC.

So, Brian Wood and Andrea Mutti’s Rebels really is one of those great books that really seems to be flying under the radar, for whatever reason.  Maybe it’s the fact that a lot of Wood’s more heralded work has been at Image, or that many don’t consider Dark Horse to be the home of books that aren’t Hellboy-based, or horror in general.

Paul Jaissle

  • Action Comics #43
  • Batman #43
  • Gotham Academy #9
  • Justice League United #12

Looks like a DC heavy week for me. Action Comics continues to explore the new status quo for Superman: his secret identity has been revealed and he’s being hounded by the Metropolis Police Department. It’s an interesting twist that challenges the notion that Supes is “boring”. It is also interesting that the current creators on the character, Greg Pak on this book and Gene Yang on Superman, are both Asian American writers, which must be a first for the character and the company.

Gotham Academy is still on of the best DC books in my opinion due to its ability to mix genres and moods while building complex and interesting characters. It’s also a book that fits into the larger “Batman Family” without relying heavily on continuity, which makes it a perfect book for new readers.

I missed the first issue of Jeff Parker’s Justice League United, but I am excited to check it out. Parker is a great writer who can juggle large casts well and has a humor to his writing that fits obscure characters. This book’s set up sounds similar to his Agents of ATLAS book from a few years ago, which I loved.

Jonathan Francois

  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #8

Ah yes, my monthly (a little more than that, these days) dose of light hearted fun that includes an ever growing cast of characters all getting roped into hilarious situations. This is a dependable title that hasn’t steered me wrong yet.

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What’s on YOUR Pull List?

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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