13 is always unlucky to me. Doesn’t matter the day of the week… there’s something unlucky about it. Fortunately, we have comics, and that’s nice. Right?

What’s on YOUR Pull List?

Mike Rapin

  • C.O.W.L. #10
  • East of West #19
  • Imperium #4
  • Injection #1
  • Magneto #18
  • Ms. Marvel #15
  • Project Superpowers: Blackcross #3
  • Saga #28

Injection is a whirlwind of fantastical creators. “Five people made the work sick and now they need to fix it,” is my horrible paraphrased summary of the series. Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey, and Jordie Bellaire are back to kick our minds in with a comic book. Good luck everyone. See you on the other side of oblivion.

Magneto still manages to be amazing. It wandered a bit, but #17 shook me and give me some serious bad-guy shivers. Dark stuff, Cullen Bunn. Dark stuff.

Saga. Not even gonna say it. Read it.

Project Superpowers: Blackcross is another Ellis book I’m grabbing this week. This pulp-based book really confuses me and makes me think I should maybe do some homework on this series. There’s a lot happening behind the curtains and I feel like if I did some studying, I would get the flittering references this book seems to be giving us.

Paul Jaissle

  • 2000 AD prog 1930
  • Saga #28
  • Southern Cross #3

I recently caught up on the issues of 2000 AD which had been collecting on my hard drive, so I am ready for this week’s dose of thrill power and future shocks.

Saga seems to have lost a some of its luster for me lately. It’s still a beautifully told and illustrated comic, but I find my interest in it waning a bit. Hopefully this is just a phase and this issue has me enthusiastically back on board.

The horror elements hinted at in the first issue of Southern Cross finally took center stage with the last issue. So far this series is hitting all of the right buttons for me, striking the perfect balance of mystery, suspense, and sci-fi adventure.

George Benson

  • Convergence #6
  • Convergence: Aquaman #2
  • C.O.W.L. #10
  • Darth Vader #5
  • Howard the Duck #3
  • Saga #28

You know how I feel about Aquaman.

C.O.W.L. is always something worth reading. Higgins, Siegel and Reis never disappoint.

Cannot wait to see what is going to happen with Darth Vader.

I have been waiting for the new Howard the Duck all month.

Jonathan Francois

  • Copperhead #7
  • East of West #19
  • Saga #28
  • Thor #8

So many amazing titles all in one week. East of West and  Saga are going to be on point as normal, I’m sure. At this point, I have absolutely zero reasons to doubt the quality of either of those series.

Copperhead is taking more of a character driven turn, which is fine with me because we’re still dealing with a space western. Seriously, how is everyone not buying this?

And last, but not least, the new Thor in which we finally learn her secret identity. I have to say, I’m a little bummed about this. I really enjoyed the element of mystery not knowing added to the series. I don’t know any significant amount about the marvel universe, so I wasn’t making any speculations, but I think that not knowing added more to the story than revealing/knowing who it is will add.

Nick White

  • Birthright #7
  • D4VE #4
  • Imperium #4
  • Rebels #2
  • Robocop #11

Where exactly is arc two of Birthright headed?  Last month’s issue kicked off this arc with a pretty slow-moving issue, one that also failed to buck the trend of having one foot in Terrenos and the other in our world.  Which is interesting, because I recall hearing Williamson’s narrative was going to jettison this model for a more focused one.  Still, Williamson needs to set a trajectory for this arc, and soon.

After this, there’ll be one more issue of D4VE, after which…well, I’m not sure if there’s any sci-fi adventure title with a heaping serving of intelligent humor that’ll fill those shoes.  Here’s to hoping that Ryan Ferrier and Valentin Ramon can shift this runaway hit of a miniseries into an ongoing.

If you were to ask me what the least accessible Valiant title on shelves these days is, it’d be Imperium…but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.  Sure, some knowledge of Harbinger would certainly help, but at its core, Dysart and Braithwaite’s book is an exploration of just what one is capable of (sometimes hypocritically) in the name of achieving peace.  Toyo Harada does seem like a mash-up of Professor X and Lex Luthor, with a little Steve Jobs thrown into the mix, so it’s not like this book is lacking a compelling character…I just question if this book has any potential to interact with other Valiant titles.  Not that it has to…it’s just that they do it so damn well.  I especially how the book begins in the (not too) far flung future, and begs you to view all of the following events leading up to it, within the lens of a guaranteed utopia.

I gotta admit, a lot of Brian Wood’s stuff has this relentlessly serious feel to it, such that it tends to be a little too much for me to handle.  That being said, Rebels debut issue was an interesting embedding of a fictional narrative inside a bigger picture of real events (that of the Revolutionary War…which thankfully hasn’t been revisited ad infinitum like the Civil War and WWII have been).  Andrea Mutti’s artwork is just a sight to behold though, it’s historical accuracy and period piece and a stylized take all rolled into one.

Oh Robocop.  You’re Williamson’s second entry on this week’s list, and potentially the only ongoing listed here with an end date in sight. I came across several articles that suggested this series will wrap at issue 12 (two months from now).  It’s unfortunate to hear that (if true), but I was really attached to Carlos Magno’s artwork for the initial arc, and it just didn’t have that grit to it after his run ended.

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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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