One question, and one question only…

What’s on YOUR Pull List?

Mike Rapin

  • All-New Ghost Rider #12
  • Amazing X-Men #18
  • The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw #5
  • Invincible #118
  • New Avengers #32
  • Nightcrawler #12
  • They’re Not Like Us #4
  • Uncanny X-Men #32
  • The Wicked + The Divine #9

This is an interesting week. All Image and Marvel and they’re vying for my attention! But X-Men wins.

Nightcrawler is my pick of the week as a book I really love. 12 issues later and I’m only now realizing that this book is written in the modern era as a book from the 80s. I love it. Claremont’s style of writing paired with Nauck’s unique art style has sucked in.

Uncanny X-Men has been very weird. Very. Very. Weird. This whole time travel thing has been strange and this arc on the whole has me thinking 2 things: 1) This is classic X-Men and 2) Bendis knows what he’s doing. I’m sad to know this series is ending soon because I’m really curious to see how Bendis wraps everything up.

Amazing X-Men is a book I simply call a fun romp into the world of the X-Men. The story with Cyttorak and Juggernaut and Colossus… is real fun. This series has constantly been out on its own and to the end, it’s staying that way. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a quick X-book to read.

Invincible IS IN SPACE!! FOR 25 CENTS! I can’t say anything about this book other than: GO BUY IT.

Jonathan Francois

  • The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw #5
  • Invincible #118

I think that The Autumnlands is probably my favorite new series. I wouldn’t say that it’s in danger of usurping Rat Queens, Saga, or East of West, but it’s getting much closer significantly faster than any other series has so far.

Meanwhile, Invincible has turned an entirely new leaf for the story and I have no idea what to expect (other than good things). The direction that Kirkman has taken this leaves it open to a great deal of possibilities.

George Benson

  • Aquaman #40
  • Arkham Manor #6
  • Batman and Robin #40
  • Batman Eternal #51
  • Darth Vader #3
  • Flash #40
  • Gotham Academy #6
  • Gotham by Midnight #6
  • Multiversity Ultra Comics #1
  • New 52 Future’s End #47
  • Red Lanterns #40
  • Secret Origins #11
  • Sinestro #10

A rather large week. So here’s the skinny-

  • Aquaman is still kicking ass. I have loved Jeff Parker’s run so much and I am not looking forward to him leaving the book.
  • Batman Eternal has been INSANE! The big reveal was this past week and only two issues left?! What the hell is going to happen?!!!!
  • Very excited about Darth Vader however the art is just killing me. Needs a new guy on deck.
  • Gotham Academy has been killing it! Harry Potter-ish Gotham story? Yes please.

Paul Jaissle

  • 2000 AD prog 1923
  • Batman Eternal #51
  • Daredevil #14
  • Gotham Academy #6
  • Jem and the Holograms #1
  • The Multiversity: Ultra Comics #1
  • The Wicked + The Divine #9

Obviously, the book I am most excited for this week is Multiversity: Ultra Comics. So far, this mini series has been one of the more satisfyingly engaging and mind-bending things Grant Morrison has done in a while, and this issue just might be the weirdest one yet. Previous issues have hinted at a “haunted comic book” called ‘Ultra Comics’ that has infected the Multiverse with a deadly, dangerous idea. I can’t wait to see what Morrison and artist Doug Mahnke have planned for this one.

Gotham Academy might be the best series DC is publishing right now thanks to it’s mix of teenage drama, humor, and horror conventions. The creative team of Becky Cloonan, Brendan Fletcher, and Karl Kerschl are doing some amazing work on this book right now, and it needs to be on your pull list!

Wait, there’s a new Jem and the Holograms comic this week?! Truly outrageus! I’m a big fan of the cartoon (well, at least a bigger fan than you might expect for a 32-year-old man), and if the creators here can capture some of the show’s glamour, glitter, fashion, and fame, this will be a fun series.

Nick White

  • Arkham Manor #6
  • Batman and Robin #40
  • Batman Eternal #51
  • D4VE #2
  • Gotham by Midnight #5
  • Justice League Dark #40
  • Star Spangled War Stories #8
  • They’re Not Like Us #4
  • The Valiant #4
  • Wytches #5

This week several of my books are rolling out their final issue.  Some will be rebooting or returning under new names, but more than a few are on the way out for good.

The first of those titles wrapping up is the “ongoing turned six-part miniseries” Arkham Manor from Gerry Duggan and Sean Crystal, which spun out of a Batman Eternal subplot in which Arkham Asylum was destroyed.  Thinking about it…I’m not entirely certain how long this series could have eked out an existence as an ongoing anyway.  Maybe it’ll read better in trade, as I often seem to forget just where the last issue left off.  Sure, compared to most Bat-books…it’s different.  But it just doesn’t seem to “fit” with everything else DC is doing.

Is anybody at DC feeling they could have padded out Damian’s death for another handful of months?  We’ve now had two issues of a literally empowered Robin…and I can’t help but feel that it’s only to quell the cynics who thought we’d see our Robin’s wings clipped immediately.  Which…is what I’m expecting to see in this final issue of Batman and Robin.

Batman Eternal #51, people…we’re nearly at the end of this yearlong ride.

D4VE is irreverent, colorful, satirical, and oddly more slice-of-life than most of my books that don’t have a cast of characters largely made up of robots.  Sure, Ryan Ferrier and Valentin Ramon’s series from IDW features sci-fi staples such as a robot uprising and an alien invasion, but D4VE also struggles with something far more soul-dredging: a jerk-off boss.

As for my duo of DC supernatural titles, Justice League Dark has been treading water for the last six months or so, on the promise of the return of cult favorite characters such as Andrew Bennett from the canceled I, Vampire.  We got the characters, we just didn’t get a story to accompany them.  The book’ll be rebooted as Dark Universe, and I trust James Tynion and Ming Doyle will make the most of it.  And while I thought Ben Templesmith’s exit from Gotham by Midnight this month would signal mine as well…replacement Juan Ferreyra might actually be the shot in the arm this book needs.  Ferreyra’s fantastic art on the Prometheus portion of the Alien: Fire and Stone miniseries is all the proof I need.

For a book about an enlisted undead in the armed forces, you still made it to the eight issue mark, G.I. Zombie.  Odder books have met quicker ends in the hands of DC readers.

Eric Stephenson’s They’re Not Like Us feels like it’s on the edge of becoming something quite dark.  I can’t make up my mind on whether I’m okay with that or not.

Last issue of The Valiant as well.Those that missed out on my frontrunner for “Best Mini-series of 2015” would be wise to pick up the very affordable $10 tpb that was just in March’s PREVIEWS catalogue.  Matt Kindt, Jeff Lemire, Paolo Rivera, people.  That sentence doesn’t even need a verb.

I’m sure some of you are wondering just where in the living hell Scott Snyder and Jock’s Wytches is headed.  Include myself amongst said grouping.  However, I’m more than certain there will be a payoff, by the time next month’s arc-ending issue rolls out.  And if there isn’t?  Well, the book is beautiful, Matt Hollingsworth’s colorwork is award-worthy, and who doesn’t like a book with a bit of mystery?

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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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