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What’s on YOUR Pull List?

Mike Rapin

  • All-New X-Men #39
  • Black Widow #16
  • C.O.W.L. #9
  • Cyclops #11
  • Divinity #2
  • Little Nemo: Return To Slumberland #4
  • Magneto #16
  • Moon Knight #13
  • Outcast #7
  • Zero #15

Oh what a good week this is.

Little Nemo has been the book that I never see coming, but is always a fun read. I’m not sure of what the point is or where it’s really going (if it has an overarching plot or not, I’ll still be reading), but it’s a book I always end up smiling at.

Moon Knight begins Cullen Bunn’s run on the character. With art by Ron Ackins and Jordie Bellaire, I’m excited to see where this team takes the character. If Marvel keeps on this path of swapping creative teams and allowing writers to do full stories of 6-issue arcs, I will continue shell out $3.99 a month for this book because the formula is working.

Outcast continues to be a slow, yet easy to follow, burn. Azaceta’s art slays me every week and the story feels incredibly raw, but in a good way. I’m waiting for the big payoff in this series and I hope it ends after 30ish issues just so we have some sense of containment and resolve.

Finally, Zero continues to be a book I anxiously await every month. This series has been all over the spectrum of comic books, and I’m 100% okay with that. Showcasing a new artist issue after issue has become something to expect (and enjoy) with this series, and Kot’s writing never fails to impress. Whether an issue has four lines of dialogue or four-hundred, this book is crafted better than most others I’m reading. Unlike Outcast, I’m not sure I want an end to this series, only because Kot has already shown us the end of Edward Zero. Now it’s simply a matter of finding out the how and why.

Jonathan Francois

  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #3

This series is just fun, plain and simple. It makes me chuckle. It makes me giggle. I find it delightful to read and am always happy to see it on my pull list.

Paul Jaissle

  • 2000 AD prog 1922
  • Batman Eternal #50
  • Stray Bullets: Sunshine & Roses #2

This week’s prog of 2000 AD features the conclusion of ‘The Order’ serial and a one-and-done Judge Dredd story. I’m still enjoying the convenience of using the 2000 AD app as my source for weekly thrills and future shocks.

I am surprised that Batman Eternal has held my attention this long.

David Lapham’s Stray Bullets is back and just as exciting as ever. If you like stories about desperate people making questionable life choices, this is a comic for you.

Nick White

  • Batman Eternal #50
  • Divinity #2
  • Ivar, Timewalker #3
  • Simpsons Comics #219
  • Trinity of Sin #6
  • Deadly Class TPB vol 2
  • Lazarus TPB vol 3

Given how Batman Eternal began nearly one year ago, I honestly expected the return of Scott Snyder and Jason Fabok to wrap up what they began.  “But Nick, Scott’s still holding the reins on the overarching narrative,” you protest.  And, well, sure…can’t argue with that.  Still, it’d be nice to see this series bolstered by Snyder’s undeniable ability to “bring it all home.”  As much as I enjoy the Cliff Chiang covers, they still seem incongruent with the darker tone of recent issues.  That being said, having Snyder’s “Number One” in James Tynion IV writing this issue, puts me a bit more at ease, and based on a four page preview I saw, Alvaro Martinez’s pencils will do nicely.

Divinity = Matt Kindt + Valiant = Instantly readable book

The second issue of Ivar, Timewalker pulled an “about face” on the head-over-heels pacing of the initial installment, posing multiple questions about the mechanics and morality of time travel.  It’s starting to feel like it might not just simply be a follow-up to Archer and Armstrong.

I don’t know if this month’s Simpsons Comics will come anywhere close to the last issue’s fantastic riffing on Ender’s Game and Guardians of the Galaxy, but the idea that Homer will end up as Krusty’s sidekick could be interesting.

Final issue of Trinity of Sin. To be honest, I don’t know if/when we’ll see any of these three characters post-Convergence.  I’ve heard rumors that we might finally see Renee Montoya’s introduction to DC’s rebooted universe (which I guess we can’t call the New 52 anymore), so maybe there’s hope in getting The Question out of that?

Finally, two trades really add on to the cost of this week’s pull, but when it’s Deadly Class and Lazarus, one can make an exception.

Attention! Now that’s a lotta 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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