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What’s on YOUR Pull List?

Mike Rapin

  • East of West #22
  • Extraordinary X-Men #3
  • Nailbiter #18
  • Paper Girls #3
  • They’re Not Like Us #10

What horrors will Paper Girls bring to us this week? I need to know. How can this book be any darker with such beautiful covers and art? I worry I will find out this week.

Nailbiter has been hinting at revelations of where the Buckaroo killers are really coming from for months now. I’m wondering if we already know or if we’re still months away from finding out.

All I can say is, I’m happy to have an X-Men book back in my life again. It’s like an old friend who just warms your heart. Extraordinary X-Men (despite what reviews say) is making me love the X-Men all over again.

Paul Jaissle

  • Action Comics #47
  • Daredevil #1
  • Dark Corridor #5
  • Gotham Academy #12
  • Paper Girls #3

I’m very curious to see how the new creative team of Charles Soule and Ron Garney decide to torture Matt Murdock in this newly re-numbered Daredevil. Soule’s background as a lawyer helped his run on She-Hulk stand out (gosh, I miss that book) and makes him a perfect fit for Murdock and company.

I know I praise it every month, but Action Comics is a perfect Superman comic: it lives up its title while taking time to explore the core motivations of the character. By the end of the last issue, Supes was in a pretty bad mood, which is usually a very bad sign.

I loved the first issue of Paper Girls, and number two was even better. Vaughan and Chiang are really firing on all cylinders with this title by mixing ‘80s culture, sci-fi, and paranoia. It’s pretty much a perfect comic book.

Kate Skocelas

  • All New All Different Avengers #2
  • Monstress #2
  • Paper Girls #3

I was not originally planning on picking up All New All Different Avengers when it came out a few weeks ago, but then I saw it had Ms. Marvel, Thor and Miles Morales.  I was curious to see what they came up with for this group, so I checked it out and it was awesome.  Definitely picking up #2.

Monstress spent a lot of its first issue building up the suspense, so it has a lot to deliver on this week.  Depending on how it goes, this could be the last week with this book for me.

James Hahn

  • 8House #6
  • Citizen Jack #2
  • Monstress #2

I recently went through and reread all of 8House again, and man, am I hooked on this book. Its an anthology style exploration of this huge mythos, and the art cannot be beat. Anybody who likes crazy fantasy stuff should be reading this. Our current main character is a girl in a culture who curses others, and shes the only one that truly sees whats happening.

Citizen Jack was a good enough #1 that I’m gonna follow it up, so we will see how that goes this week.

Monstress was a beast of a #1, and clearly the main demon lady is not to be trifled with. I look forward this week to perhaps seeing some more of the monsters that are being hinted at, so far mostly just humanoid demons have been revealed.

Jonathan Francois

  • East of West #22

Tension and intrigue builds to near a boiling point as everything in East of West continues leading towards a grand conflict of sorts. Although it’s been like this for a while now, so maybe this heightened state of political tension is just the new norm for the series. In either case, I love it.

Nick White

  • Gotham by Midnight #11
  • Pacific Rim: Tales From the Drift #2
  • They’re Not Like Us #10

Like most weeks, one’s pull is either that faintly trickling faucet or the sort of downpour that’ll have one believing in The Great Flood.  This week, it’s the former, but that also means that I’m statistically up to date on 66% of this week’s reads (which, is about as good as it gets).

Not to take anything away from Gotham by Midnight, but this book’s thunder has been effectively stolen with the announcement that the enormously-gifted Juan Ferreyra will be moving to New Suicide Squad when this title wraps next month.  X-Files: Gotham has been enjoyable at times, but it’s a testament to the fact that not even the occasional cameo by the Caped Crusader is enough to stave off diminishing returns.  If only they’d titled it Batman: Gotham by Midnight: WITH 102% MOAR BATMANZ.

Hire me, DC Comics, all my ideas are this good.

Remember when I thought that Pacific Rim: Tales From the Drift was an ongoing?  Turns out, it’s a miniseries.  Remember when I thought it took place after the events of the film?  Turns out it actually is a follow-up to the film’s graphic novel prequel Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero.  Not that I know much about that book, other than the fact that I am NOT paying twenty-five dollars for a book that’s barely north of a hundred pages.  Still, we got Maiolo colors, and a dark “no winners in war” mentality from comic writing staple Fialkov.

Finally, just when They’re Not Like Us was on the ropes, Eric Stephenson went and had the ninth issue wrap with the introduction of, possibly, another group of powered individuals?  I think?  Whoever they are, they sure as hell aren’t friendly.

Attention! The comics will keep you warm…

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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