Comics is as comics does… or something strange a popular writer said in the late ’80s… (Don’t ask me, I’m making this up as I go…)

What’s on YOUR Pull List?

Mike Rapin

  • Imperium #7
  • Ms. Marvel #17
  • Nailbiter #15
  • Outcast #11
  • Project Superpowers: Blackcross #5
  • Sex #23
  • The Fade Out #8
  • The Wicked + The Divine #13

Biggish week for me. Outcast is still a slow burn. Project Superpowers: Blackcross is a series I’m not 100% sure about, but it’s close to it’s end, so I’ll see it through. Sex continues to be a book I’m very much interested in and am on the journey until the end.

Nailbiter ends it’s most recent arc this week, and I am hoping to get at least one answer to the many, many questions I have about this book. Maybe we’ll get some clarity about this whole business in Buckaroo and move onto more mystery, or maybe we’ll just find out just who the latest (and active) serial killer is in Buckaroo. I’m constantly intrigued by this book–despite it’s stagnation at times.

The Wicked + The Divine has a guest artist this week–Tula Lotay. I am 100% okay with this.

Paul Jaissle

  • The Fade Out #8

Huh. This is an oddly small week for me, being just one book. However, what a book it is: The Fade Out is, so far, my favorite collaboration between Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. I really have enjoyed the way Brubaker explores the historical and cultural setting of the story. I also appreciate the back-up material in each issue which offer a look at the less glamourous side of Hollywood as a way of adding to the the later story.

Nick White

  • Bloodshot Reborn #5
  • Bob’s Burgers #2
  • Imperium #7

Here we are, the fifth issue of Bloodshot Reborn, and the first issue to feature either a new or a guest artist since Mico Suayan kicked off the series (not including Jeff Lemire’s contributions, but you know what I mean).  That’s right, the wonderful Raul Allen will be taking the reins for a special Bloodsquirt-centric issue.  After that, we’re getting two issues drawn by Butch Guice, the guy responsible for the B-stories in Ninjak.  Gotta love Valiant; if you love certain artists, you’re gonna end up hopping from one of their titles to another.  That being said, This issue will hopefully touch on one of the few remaining lingering questions that Jeff Lemire posed early on: to what extent is Bloodsquirt “real”?  Is he an illusion brought on by Bloodshot’s lingering sanity?  Is he some manifestation of the nanites themselves (as they were used in such a state by Project Rising Spirit in the past), driving Bloodshot to unite them once more?  We’ll see.

Yes, I’ve made it clear in the past that I’ve never been the biggest fan of Bob’s Burgers’ structure: four or five small stories, each involving a Belcher family member.  I still would prefer one or two narratives that possibly extend past the initial issue.  That being said, the first issue of this new ongoing series was fun enough that I’m willing to give it a pass for now.

Imperium is now the next stopping point for Valiant’s latest original protagonist, Divinity.  Apparently Harada is going to try to recruit this powerful individual…probably with mixed results.

Attention! Be one with your comics…

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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