Holy smokes. It’s March, and March with an unlucky Friday! OH NO! Luckily, we have comics.

What’s on YOUR Pull List?

Mike Rapin

  • Egos #6
  • Imperium #2
  • Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #10
  • Princess Leia #1
  • Rat Queens #9
  • Saga #26
  • Supreme: Blue Rose #7
  • Swamp Thing #40
  • Uber #23
  • X-Men #25

Whew. This week looks crazy. Like, seriously. How can so many good comics come out in one week?

Princess Leia is a book I’m taking a risk on. I didn’t think I was going to buy into any of the Star Wars books and Darth Vader was really tempting, but seeing Mark Waid and Terry Dodson on this and it’s a mini-series… I can try that out. At least for one issue.

Rat Queens! Yes! What we’ve seen of Sejic’s art looks AMAZING. I’m just happy to have this book back.

I actually haven’t read Imperium yet… I’m trying to make my way through Harbringer first, which is pretty cool, so I’m getting excited to read more about Harada.

And we have Saga this week too! What is this, Christmas?

Zander

  • Hinterkind #15
  • Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #9
  • Princess Leia #1
  • Rat Queens #9
  • Supreme: Blue Rose #7

Iron Fist: The Living Weapon is almost always the title in most excited for. But this week, Rat Queens is back. The fantasy genre is where it’s been at for me the past few months and the Rat Queens and a healthy dose of Hinterkind seems like just the thing I need.

I’m definitely going to try out the first issue of Princess Leia, largely for Terry Dodson’s artwork, but also because I’ve slowly been building hype in my mind since the release of the trailer for Star Wars VII. I really enjoyed what I’ve read of the Star Wars and Darth Vader series, yet it’s not enough. I need my Star Wars fix. Gimme.

Jonathan Francois

  • Nameless #2
  • Rat Queens #9
  • Saga #26

Rat Queens and Saga, talk about a power week. Easily the two best comics on my pull list coming out on the same week. Be still my heart. Although we got a peek at the new artwork for Rat Queens with the last issue, we’ll get a much better look at the core characters (and hopefully a lot of action scenes) in issue #9.

And then there’s Nameless. I’m pretty excited to see where this series is going as I’ve gotten into a Lovecraftian/eldritch horror kick lately. This comic promises to deliver exactly that, so I’m going to give it a go through the first arc at least.

Paul Jaissle

  • 2000 AD prog 1919
  • Batman Eternal #48
  • Nameless #2
  • Saga #26

As Batman Eternal winds down, I have to ask myself if I want to stay aboard for the second volume. The answer, right now, is a resounding “NO,” but maybe that will change?

Saga has definitely turned a corner for me after dragging for a few issues. I like that Vaughan and Staples are giving more attention to the larger conflict that has been going on in the background of the book all along. As a committed pacifist, I find Saga’s complex take on war and violence refreshing and engaging.

The last career renaissance of Grant Morrison continues in Nameless. I thought the first issue was fantastic, and can’t wait to see where the series is headed. Chris Burnham’s art also helped set the tone and feel of that first issue (as did Nathan Fairbairn’s amazing colors), and it’s going to be interesting what he has in store as the horror elements of the book creep into the main story.

Nick White

  • Batman Eternal #48
  • Descender #1
  • Grayson #8
  • Green Arrow #40
  • Imperium #2
  • Robocop #9
  • Nailbiter, vol 2 TPB

Here we are, about a month away from DC Comics’ Convergence.  But you all know how I feel about that.  And…if you don’t…I’m not buying into it.

Oh Batman Eternal.  About seven or eight issues back, I really thought you were ramping up the stakes and setting this book up for a fantastic conclusion.  Yet, the last few issues have turned into Batwing punching ghosts with nth metal laced gloves.  Sure, each issue has provided a fleeting glance at the whole “Bruce Wayne is actually the one funding [REDACTED]” plotline that Stephanie Brown’s been pushing for the past few issues, but the rest feels like padding.  Still, Cliff Chiang covers?  YUP.

Freakin’ Descender #1 rolls out this week.  Writer Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth, Green Arrow, The Valiant) and artist Dustin Nguyen (Lil’ Gotham, Batman Eternal) team up to tell the tale of a boy android trying to find his way in a future that has outlawed his kind…and he might be the only one left!  Like Sweet Tooth, this new series from Image appears to have a darkly atmospheric tone coupled with a youthful optimism for a better future.  At least, that’s what I think.  I stayed away from the advance reviews, and the team’s been keeping its cards close to its chest.

Grayson continues to be one of DC’s best books that nobody talks about.  That is, outside of the constant whining from the Nightwing fans who don’t care/understand the ramifications of Forever Evil.  It’s a taut globe-hopping tale of espionage that still faintly carries the trappings of a “Bat-book” without just feeling like a “Batman Jr.”

As some of you might know, I was stockpiling all of the post-Lemire issues of Green Arrow because I somehow thought this was a more principled stand to take on DC’s efforts to bring the comic more in line with Arrow, than, say, canceling the book.  Over the last two weeks, I’ve actually been reading them.  The truth?  It’s alright enough to slog through knowing there will be a new team post-Convergence, but certainly not good enough to recommend.  Ben Percy (who recently wrote Detective Comics #35 & 36) will take the writing reins, and the ever-dependable Patrick Zircher will handle pencils.

I’ve been sitting on Imperium #1 waiting to read the second issue back-to-back with it.

Want to read one of the best adaptations of a franchise that has largely gone unnoticed?  Well, then I’d recommend Joshua Williamson’s Robocop.  It’s over-the-top violent, and a fantastic call back to the original film.

Speaking of Williamson, I’m also picking up the second trade of Williamson’s original series (which features the excellent Mike Henderson on art), Nailbiter.  The first trade left me with a lot of questions, as well as a lot of characters to juggle, but the closing issues brought it all together.  Here’s hoping the second trade doesn’t have the same learning curve.

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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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