How many comics are you promised to this week, eh? You sly dog…

What’s on YOUR Pull List?

Mike Rapin

  • Nothing?

Okay, I might try the new Black Widow series, but… nothing?

This is one of those (incredibly) rare weeks where the stars misalign and I find myself with no comics I planned to buy. I blame it all on last week’s monster of a haul. Thems was a lot of books and I may have spent a bit too much on a few comiXology sales…

Kate Skocelas

My pull list is empty, and none of the #1’s coming out look interesting.  I can’t remember the last time this happened to me.  What am I supposed to do with myself?  What pit do I throw my money down?  

Scott Gregson

  • Mockingbird #1
  • Dejah Thoris #2

I read (and reviewed!) the first issue of Dynamite’s relaunched Dejah Thoris book a couple of weeks back and it earned a look at issue 2, but I’m judging this one month-to-month. Dynamite are really trying to pull their pulp heroines out of the sexist quagmire they were in and they deserve some credit for trying. But, when it comes to my dollars, they’ll need to have good execution, not just intentions.

I’ve been keen for Mockingbird to come out for months now. One of my my more keenly awaited books from All-New, All-Different Marvel. She’s had some series over the years but this one looks solid, especially considering how solid the S.H.I.E.L.D 50th Anniversary issue was, and this being by the same team. No nonsense badass lady with sticks, kicking ass and taking names? She’s like the fusion of Power Girl and Nightwing I always wanted, and I didn’t have to wait for a new generation Amalgam series! (Kids, ask your parents)

Paul Jaissle

  • Black Widow #1
  • Stumptown vol 3 #9

After their amazing run on Daredevil, Mark Waid and Chris Samnee reunite (with colorist Matt Wilson, of course) for a new Black Widow title. Like the Man Without Fear, Black Widow is a character I’ve always dug even though I haven’t read many comics featuring her. Luckily, this here creative team is one of the best in the business, so I am very excited to see what they have in store for this series.

I feel a sense of loyalty to Stumptown because I loved the first volume of the story so much. However, the subsequent series haven’t been as engaging. Sadly, this might be my last issue of the series.

Nick White

  • Bob’s Burgers #9
  • Predator: Life and Death #1 (of 4)

In a week where several of my fellow DTC compatriots have found themselves uhh…issue-less…book-less…umm…free of their usual weekly reading materials…I stand here with a gleaming pair of titles.

First of the bunch is Bob’s Burgers.  It’s a title that has had its moments, but hasn’t been as solid as I’d like it to be.  With DC Comics’ “Rebirth” waiting in the wings, this adaptation of the FOX show of the same name best shape up, or risk getting cut.  I gots me a bimontly Batman book to afford, after all.

The other book is a new addition to my pull, the Dark Horse miniseries Predator: Life and Death, from writer Dan Abnett and artist Brian Thies.  It’s the opening salvo of Dark Horse’s renewed commitment to inject some fresh (acid-laden) blood into the “Aliens” universe; throughout the rest of the year Abnett will hit on the other “main members” of the franchise (AvP, Prometheus, Aliens) with yet unnamed artists.  Of course, this is the sort of stuff one has to do when one no longer has Star Wars.  It’s interesting that, given the topics involved, and the size and structure of the series (same four topics, with four issues apiece) it bears more than a striking resemblance to the gorram masterpiece Aliens: Fire and Stone.  For some weird reason, they don’t mention Brian Wood’s upcoming Aliens: Defiance title, however.  This go-round, Weyland-Yutani wants the colonial marines to recover a strange horseshoe shaped ship…while their captain fights against this dangerous notion.  Should be good, as Abnett knows his sci-fi.

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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