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What’s on YOUR Pull List?

Mike Rapin

  • All-New X-Men #6
  • Extraordinary X-Men #8
  • Imperium #14
  • Injection #8
  • Martian Manhunter #10
  • Rat Queens #15

2 X-Men books in one week? Ohhhh boy! (Too bad they’re both just okay…)

Extraordinary X-Men isn’t the strongest X-Men book out there, but it isn’t the best. Yet, I read on. After a long build up, this story is starting to shape up. For me at least.

Injection is still the weird book I want it to be.

Rat Queens might be losing me… Maybe. Probably not, but maybe. The story has gotten a bit slower than I’d like… or maybe I need to re-read. Admittedly, this book has fallen further down my pull list and I’m not quite sure why.

Martian Manhunter is reeling me back in. #9 was so weird and it slapped some fresh water in my face and pulled me back into the water. It made me thristy for more? …. I’m losing it with this metaphor. I’m still reading.

Scott Gregson

  • Power Man and Iron Fist #2
  • Squadron Supreme #5
  • Silk #6

I was really impressed by Power Man and Iron Fist issue 1. I’ve heard the art described as “ugly”, and while I wouldn’t disagree it’s a compelling ugly; it’s an ugly I want to see more of. The writing’s sharp, the characters are solid and from the previews for issue 2, the story is really leaning on the past these two characters share. I’ll have to give it a few issues, but I think we’re onto a winner here.

Well, what can I say about Squadron Supreme? It’s been good. Anything else? I’m not too sure. I really look forward to each new issue and I love most of the characters, but at times it feels like eating a fruit salad. I like bananas. I like pineapple. I like a bunch of these fruits… but putting them all in a bowl together doesn’t always excite me as much. Does that make sense? Art’s good. Story’s alright. Characters are great. Why aren’t I more on board?

Okay. Silk. There’s not much I can say here, either. I love Cindy Moon. I love this book. If you don’t, that’s down to you. That’s a problem you really need to work on, basically, and I don’t know if I can help you.

Jonathan Francois

  • Rat Queens #15

I’m on the fence about this title right now. It feels like it’s changed quite a bit from when the series first came out. While I know that stories have to change and evolve over time (otherwise what would be the point in reading them?) I’m not sure I like the direction this series is going. I told myself that I would give it another issue or two to see if it picks up again, but I’m not holding my breath.

Paul Jaissle

  • Martian Manhunter #10
  • Superman: The Coming of the Superman #2

Another small week, and an odd one at that. I have been enjoying the current Martian Manhunter series, although there have been some hiccups in the narrative. After a few issues that felt like placeholders in the story, issue 9 really picked up the pace. This issue will apparently give a definitive origin for this version of the character, so I think it will be another solid one.

The first issue of Neal Adams’ The Coming of the Superman was one of the strangest comics I’ve read in a long time, so I am totally on board for this second instalment. I love the fact DC is willing to let Adams just do whatever the hell he wants for a miniseries, and will gladly support said projects.

Kate Skocelas

  • Huck #5

I expected next to nothing from Huck when I first picked it up, and it has been blowing me away ever since.  Each issue has been progressively better than the last, and issue four ended on a fantastic, gasp-out-loud type of twist.  I can’t wait to see what happens next!

Nick White

  • A&A #1
  • Doctor Fate #10
  • Imperium #14
  • Simpsons Comics #227
  • Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #5

This week marks the monumental return of Archer and Armstrong…as well as the subsequent renumbering and retitling of said book.  That’s right, the dysfunctional duo is now a pair of “A”s sandwiching an ampersand, A&A.  It might be unconventional, but Valiant did the same thing when Bloodshot renumbered and retitled as Bloodshot Reborn.  David Lafuente, who has been busy drawing the main covers for Wrath of the Eternal Warrior helms the pencils alongside colorist Brian Reber, a Valiant mainstay.  The (relative) newcomer here is writer Rafer Roberts, who is perhaps best known for (…wait for it…) Thanos and Darkseid: Carpool Buddies of Doom.  Yes, that’s a thing.

Dr. Fate, I’m pretty confident, would read better in trade.   But that’s kinda a moot point, now that this title isn’t going to be around after “Rebirth.”

Against all odds, Imperium is staying on my pull after last month’s issue was pretty damn solid.  Harada finally has met his match in the current leader of Unity, Livewire.  We finally get to see her initial interactions with Harada as a child, as well as some fantastic renderings by Khari Evans demonstrating the scope of her powers.  Now if only I could understand maybe, I don’t know, 27% of the technobabble in this book.

My old mainstay, Simpsons Comics was cut last month, so this should be my final issue.  It’s still a quality book that might inspire the occasional impulse buy…but I wasn’t certain it was an “every month” sort of thing.

Finally, I’m gonna ask the question on literally (Rob Lowe “Parks and Rec” emphasis) everyone’s minds: WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED AT THE END OF WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #4?  And you know what?  I’m not so sure that this fifth issue is in any rush to delve into such queries, as Robert Venditti and Juan Jose Ryp roll back the clock to…umm…whenever “Ancient Mesopotamia” was.  I think this might be the first time I’ve seen Jordie Bellaire working her colorist magic on a Valiant title, so that bears mention as well.  Those looking for answers will likely have to wait until this two-parter, “Prelude to Labyrinth” wraps.

George Benson

  • Batman and Robin Eternal #24
  • Robin Son of Batman #10

If it wasn’t for Robin, it’d be a very disappointing week. Although I suspect C2E2 will make the week all the better for finding stuff that I cannot wait to read/thumb through.

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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