Despite popular belief, it is that time of the week: comics time. Let’s see what we’re reading this week!

What’s on YOUR Pull List?

Mike Rapin

  • Injection #2
  • Roche Limit Clandestiny #2
  • Saga #29
  • Silver Surfer #12
  • Spider-Gwen #5

Roche Limit: Clandestiny wasn’t what I expected, in a very good way. Where the original series, Roche Limit, was clichéd after a while and lost momentum, this series seems to pick up with full steam as if nothing happened. I have high hopes for this strange space tale.

Injection. This book is best described by something I wrote on reddit. Ellis is trying something strange with running-mates Shalvey and Bellaire.

Spider-Gwen is the book that keeps on kicking. I’m worried about the supposed tossing of this character into the greater Marvel Universe, but, for now, this book is everything I never knew I wanted.

Paul Jaissle

  • Batman #41
  • Gotham Academy #7
  • Nameless #4
  • Saga #29
  • Spider-Gwen #5

Although the identity of the new Dark Knight was revealed in DC’s Free Comic Book Day offering, this week sees his official debut in Batman. I correctly guessed who would be the new Batman, but I am still interested to see where Snyder and Capullo take this story.

Gotham Academy has a new student this month: Damian Wayne! I’m sure he will solely focused on his studies and not any of the mysterious goings on at the school.

The last page of Nameless issue 3 was one of the most disturbing images I’ve ever seen in a comic book. I really have no idea where this book is going, but it’s been one hell of a ride so far.

George Benson

  • Batman #41
  • Batman Superman #21
  • Detective Comics #41
  • Gotham Academy #7
  • Spider-Gwen #5

Pretty sure none of this is surprising. Also can we talk about how exciting it is for Batman 41 to finally be out?! I cannot WAIT!

Nick White

  • Batman #41
  • Birthright #8
  • Descender #4
  • Rebels #3
  • Robocop #12

Is everybody ready for the new Batman?  I SAID, “IS EVERYBODY READY FOR THE NEW BATMAN?”  Hmm…apparently not everyone is “totes stoked” to see a new individual don the cape and cowl…but that’s what I love about the new direction that Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are taking with this flagship title.  “Big Two” books shouldn’t be afraid to truly go new places and explore new ideas, because if it boils down to crowd pleasing gestures, Marvel and DC are never going to reach the creativity publishers like Image Comics enjoy.

Joshua Williamson and Andrei Bressan dragged their feet in Birthright #6, and I began to wonder if the pacing issues that had cropped up towards the end of the first arc were going to push this book towards the “trade” list.  Then, last month, several of the smaller back-burner plots that had the book bouncing between the “real” and “fantasy” realms came together, and gave the book a real energy and drive.

I realize that not every issue of Descender can be as amazingly emotional and effortlessly juggle past and present narratives like #2.  But, for better or worse, it’s the barometer by which I’ve measured all other issues of the series.  If every subsequent issue from Lemire and Nguyen is simply half as good as that one, this series should be fine.

For someone who isn’t the ardent admirer of Brian Wood’s past work (see: “fanboy”), I’m really loving his new book Rebels.  It’s large scale historical drama with a fictionalized personal narrative operating inside of such.  Did I mention that Andrea Mutti’s fantastic pencils and Jordie Bellaire’s colors make this book easy on the eyes?

Finally, this is the last issue of Robocop, as it wraps up its run with a dozen issues under its belt.  As sad as I am to see it go, the last couple issues have made it evident that this series wasn’t meant for long ongoing run.  As far as co-writer additions and artist swap-outs go following the opening arc go, Robocop fared better than some other books I’ve read.  But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a noticeable shift from the original team of Joshua Williamson and Carlos Magno.  Thankfully, we’ve got that original team returning for the final issue.

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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