We’re on the eve of the day of comics! Have ye not become excited?

What’s on YOUR Pull List?

Mike Rapin

  • Bitch Planet #3
  • Black Widow #15
  • Invincible #117
  • Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #9
  • Magneto #15
  • Moon Knight #12
  • Ms. Marvel #12
  • Silver Surfer #9
  • The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw  #4
  • Uncanny X-Men #31

This is kind of a killer week, as in, there’s a lot of really good stuff coming out.

Black Widow may be at the top of my stack only rivaled by Iron Fist: The Living Weapon. Both of these books are killer solo titles.

The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw took a weird turn and I’m unsure if I like it. It’s not horrible by any means, but the book zigged when I thought it was going to zag.

Ms. Marvel is the train that keeps on a’chuggin’. This is a major book and G. Willow Wilson is nailing it on telling a story that is all ages and also awesome.

Invincible is going to space. And I particularly love this idea because it’s as Kirkman (or his editor?) put it in the back of #116: We always make threats about leaving the country when some official is elected and, well, this is what Mark and Eve are doing. I’m really, really  excited to see where this book goes now.

Paul Jaissle

  • 2000 AD prog 1918
  • Batman Eternal #46
  • Multiversity: Mastermen #1
  • She-Hulk #12

Some new future thrills in this week’s 2000 AD: “Survival Geeks” by Neil Googe and Gary Caldwell, and “Station to Station” by Eddie Robson and Darren Douglas.

I’ll admit I’ve never been much of a Jim Lee fan, who is handling art duties on this issue of Multiversity. Up to now, Morrison has worked with artists he’s collaborated with before of “get” his writing, but I don’t know if Lee is a good fit. That said, I’d love to be pleasantly surprised.

*Sigh* This is the last issue of She-Hulk, I for one am really going to miss Jennifer Walters and company. Sadly, this title never really got the audience it deserved. Charles Soule and Javier Pulido really put a lot into this book, so I hope people check out the eventual trades.

Jonathan Francois

  • Invincible #117
  • Tooth & Claw #4

I am approaching Invincible with cautious curiosity. I like the idea of what I think is going to happen and I’m waiting to see how it plays out. As I’ve said time and time again, I’ll probably keep sticking with the series no matter what (although I haven’t really been disappointed before).

And then there’s this new series, Tooth & Claw which has been absolutely rocking my world. After way too much hesitation, I decided to buy the first three issues and I am very glad that I did. This series has been nothing short of amazing so far.

Nick White

  • Batman and Robin #39
  • Batman Eternal #46
  • Ivar, Timewalker #2
  • Manifest Destiny #13
  • Simpsons Comics #218
  • Trinity of Sin #5
  • The Valiant #3

First off, Batman and Robin #39 is clearly rocking an homage to Action Comics #1, the awesomeness level of which is hard to ignore.  Going off of hours of methodical research (see: Nick merely referencing the one piece of preliminary art) into this title’s replacement, Robin, Son of Batman, these powahs (say it like Ahnald) aren’t exactly of the Sharpie variety.  And by that, I meant…permanent.  *shows himself out.  The book has only one more issue following this, and I’ve got more than an inkling it won’t do much outside of strip those powers away.

Hey, DC Comics, time to “check” your online issue credits…umm…before you “wreck” uh, them.  Okay, yeah, it’s not catchy, and you’ve already done the “wrecking,” but it’s not too late to change the person credited with “Cover Art” on Batman Eternal #46 from Ethan Van Sciver to Jae Lee.  The silver lining here, folks?  JAE LEE COVER, amiright?  Not gonna say much about the plot, not only does it seem semi-spoilery, but I’m an issue or two back, and clearly ‘sh*t went down” in the last issue or two that I’m not privy to.

I’ve got a lot of questions regarding Ivar, Timewalker #2, but most of them involve the shocking twist ending to the first issue, and to what extent this book will stand apart from Ivar’s literal brethren, Archer and Armstrong.  Still, it’s funny tale from Fred Van Lente, there’s time-travel, and Clayton Henry’s pencils.

The third story arc of Manifest Destiny begins this week.  Personally, the book’s second arc dragged on for far too long, as the voyage, quite literally, went nowhere.  This Image title from Chris Dingess and Matthew Roberts has about two issues to take the pace up a notch before it falls into my “revisit” pile.  I’m sure the two of them are quaking in their boots.

Simpsons Comics #218 is based around Comic Book Guy’s dreams, one of which sounds like Bart’s placed in an Ender’s Game-esque scenario, and another features the entire family as the Protectors of the Planets.  I’ll leave you to sort out (or just look up the cover) what that might be riffing on.

The best thing about Trinity of Sin are the Guillem March covers.

Is there absolutely anything I can say about The Valiant that I or others haven’t already said?  Probably not.  It’s a beautifully approachable “jump-on” point for the Valiant universe.

Zander

  • Iron Fist: The Living weapon #9
  • Moon Knight #12
  • Ms. Marvel #12

Well, shoot. Ever since I switched all my single issues to digital, my pull list has been an awful mess with missing series and issues, and general comic book reader sadness stemming from laziness and forgetfulness. Though now I’m finally figuring it all out and it’s more laziness.

Despite that, I’ve got comics coming out this week! Yay!

Iron Fist: The Living Weapon is still one of my favorite books, and Kaare Kyle Andrews continues to impress.  For me, it seems to be a great balance of all things Danny Rand, Andrews stirring together a beautiful mixture of heartfelt moments, emotionally charged character development, and burning kung-fu badassery.

I’m still on the fence about Mook Knight, as I’ve mentioned in the past, though the last issue did manage to keep me pulling this series. However, I’ve been burned before. I’ll wait for Cullen Bunn and Ron Ackins to take over if need be.

And I’ve found I’ve fallen behind on Ms. Marvel. With a couple issues already saved up, I’m set to see where Kamala Khan’s adventure takes her in this arc.

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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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