The chill wave of comic books approach; slowly, like the tides of the ocean. What will we find once the waves have left? What will be in your tide pool?

What’s on YOUR Pull List?

Mike Rapin

  • Dead Drop #4
  • East of West #20
  • Magneto #21
  • Rasputin #8
  • They’re Not Like Us #7

I talk about Rasputin every month and I don’t know what else to say other than, “Read this book.”

On the other hand, I’m not so sure about They’re Not Like Us. I was super hyped for this book,  but I can’t seem to get my hopes up so much lately. Maybe I need to re-read the series to get back in line. Hopefully this month’s issue will reinvigorate me.

Dead Drop is the most fast-paced book I’m reading right now. The pages explode with each turn due to my excitement to get to the next one. If you have a taste for Valiant, this is a pretty cool book.

East of West hasn’t crossed my mind in a while. Probably because the last issue came out in May and I’m worried I’m going to be very lost. We shall see.

Jonathan Francois

  • East of West #20

I feel like this series took a month or two break. While this isn’t uncommon (especially for Image titles), the issue is that there’s so much going on with the story that I have to go back and reread the last few issues when this sort of thing happens. That being said, oh no, I have to go back and reread a great series. Woe is me.

Nick White

  • Book of Death: Fall of Ninjak #1
  • Gotham by Midnight #8
  • Ninjak #6
  • They’re Not Like Us #7

Lemme tell you, if you’ve got a hankerin’ for MI-6 agents that also happen to be Grade-A ninjas, Valiant offers up a pair of titles featuring Valiant’s hero of all things silent, sneaky, and deadly this week.  That’s right, two Ninjak titles for the price of…well…two issues.  Doesn’t really sound great when you put it that way.  The one-shot Fall of Ninjak ties into Book of Death and features Trevor Hairsine on art alongside series mainstay, writer Matt Kindt.  I’ve read the preview, and I’m really curious to see where Kindt takes his geriatric katana-wielder (seeing as the issue takes place one hundred years after present day).

As for Ninjak’s self-titled book, we’re staring down the second month in a row of Raul Allen interiors (he handled interiors on Bloodshot Reborn #5), which, like, I don’t even understand how we got this lucky.  This is the beginning of the second arc (for both the main and back-up stories), and I’m proud to say that this title continues to be a forty page issue.  This month, Ninjak’s headed after The Barbe, a big-bearded dude, with a foil exo-suit and a pair of personal defense drones.  It sounds insane, and I’m game.

I absolutely loved Gotham by Midnight #6, but still haven’t gotten around to reading the seventh issue.  This is by far my favorite work by writer Ray Fawkes, and I can’t trumpet the fact enough that DC Comics is lucky as hell to have artist Juan Ferreyra on board.

It’s hard to believe, but we haven’t seen an issue of They’re Not Like Us since May.  And, as much as I’ve enjoyed this series from Image Comics’ Editor-in-Chief Eric Stephenson, part of me thinks this might read better in trade.  However, lemme be clear on this, keep delivering issues like the one that closed the first arc, and I’ll hardly have any complaints to levy.

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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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