Every week, same old thing… BUT IT IS AWESOME. It’s comics! Woohoo!

What’s on YOUR Pull List?

Mike Rapin

  • The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw #7
  • Constantine: The Hellblazer #6
  • Imperium #10
  • Secret Wars #7
  • The Wicked + The Divine #16

I don’t care what anyone says, I’m reading Secret Wars and I am loving it. Doom-God is life. But the end is nigh (in 2 more issues). Nonetheless, I am incredibly excited for this book. I’m loving the main story for this cross over.

The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw is back! After a few months away, the coolest magic-oriented, animal-anthropomorphized, action-adventure is back! This book is just plain loads of fun, and I’m excited to see where arc 2 takes us.

The Wicked + The Divine is up and down with me and I’m reading it at this point out of sheer curiosity. I like it, then I don’t, then I love it, then I hate it. I can’t decide, but I think I need to keep reading.

Kate Skocelas

  • All New Hawkeye #1
  • All New Wolverine #1

Kate Bishop is my spirit animal, so even though I’m pretty tired of the constant reboots (this is the second All New Hawkeye #1 this year), I will be picking up All New Hawkeye.  I am cautiously optimistic about the new dynamic between Kate and Clint, though the time traveling older, wiser superhero dispensing wisdom to the younger self is a pretty tired trope at this point. All New X-Men nailed it, so I don’t see why we need to keep trying…

I may also pick up All New Wolverine if my finances allow (it’s $5). I am not particularly excited about this series, but I try to support books when they give big name mantels to female characters (X-23 in this case).  If I buy enough of these, someday we will have a female as The Batman. Someday…

James Hahn

  • Tokyo Ghost #3
  • Harrow County #7
  • Airboy #4
  • Descender #7
  • Limbo #1

Tokyo Ghost blew me away with #2, giving me many feels. I might be obsessed with Bladerunner, but this title delivers on my slightly Japanese sci-fi needs.

Harrow County is always solid, and I’m hoping that the twins will start to fight against each other pretty soon.

I’ve been waiting for this book since August, so let’s hope Airboy lives up to the hype. This is a bizarre meta book about comic book writers, and I’m guessing that in this issue they end up corrupting a little more of the innocence in the Airboy universe.

Jeff Lemire. Descender is amazing, and after all that buildup lets hope that this arc delivers on some action. First arc exceeded my expectations, and I will thoughtlessly grab every Jeff Lemire comic I see on the shelves til the day one of us dies.

Limbo: “A NEW surreal neon-noir series crossing 50s pulp with an 80s VHS visual aesthetic”. Couldn’t say it better myself.

Nick White

  • Batman #46
  • Birthright #11
  • Constantine The Hellblazer #6
  • Descender #7
  • Imperium #10
  • Justice League United #15
  • Rebels #8
  • Southern Bastards #12

I’m an issue behind on Batman, but, look, it’s Greg Capullo and Scott Snyder.  What more do you want?  It sounds like Gordon’s gonna try to get Bruce Wayne involved, but I hope this isn’t the initial sign of a return to “normalcy”…if such a thing ever existed for Bruce Wayne.

Birthright returns after a month or two off, and with an oversized issue (without a proportionate price hike) to boot.  This book has had a lot of “build up” as of late, and if there isn’t a payoff soon, this title might be in trouble.  But still, oversized issues will usually win me over.

With the new arc of Constantine the Hellblazer, Riley Rossmo returns to penciling duties, and John Constantine returns to New York.  I’m largely happy about the first of the two, and pretty apathetic about the latter.  The Big Apple isn’t home for this Liverpudian.

After what I think was a four month break, Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen’s sci-fi epic Descender begins its second arc.  The first?  Well, it ended on a note that wasn’t much of a twist or surprise.  But, then again, Lemire’s never wholly subscribed to that twist-heavy style.

As for Joshua Dysart’s series Imperium, I’ll admit that the strength of the second arc’s pitting of Toyo Harada against Project Rising Spirit kept me reading the title.  However, I’m not so sure that this third arc’s emphasis on Harada’s struggle with The Vine will do the same.  We’ll see.

I’m behind on Justice League United.  Probably going to bank the remaining issues.

Remember when I wrote that I wasn’t certain the direction Rebels was headed in when the seventh issue was a stand-alone issue telling two stories?  Well, this month’s issue is the same.  Next month?  It’s a one-shot with a singular narrative.  Again, I don’t mind the idea that Brian Wood might be taking this in an anthology direction…it’s just not how he started it.  After that, it sounds like the tenth issue will follow a young Redcoat over the course of ten years…so maybe that’ll be a return to arc format.

Finally, we’ve got a special issue of Southern Bastards, as Jason Latour takes on the role of writer in addition to penciler and cover artist. He’ll be fine, I’m sure of it.

Paul Jaissle

  • Batman #46
  • Southern Bastards #12
  • Twilight Children #2

Huh. That is a pretty small week for me. However, these are some of my favorite books at the moment, so I cannot complain. Batman continues its “What if Bruce Wayne doesn’t want to be Batman anymore” story, and we finally get a better look at the new terrifying villain Mr. Bloom.

The last two issues of Southern Bastards were incredibly grim and dark. They fit the tone of the title, but they sure weren’t the easiest to read. This issue, written by regular artist Jason Latour, looks like it might be a more light-hearted one, which I am very curious to see.

The first issue of Twilight Children was just about as perfect as a comic book can be. The meeting of Gilbert Hernandez and Darwyn Cooke, two absolute geniuses, is pretty damn exciting, and I feel that this title is one that we’ll be talking about for years to come.

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.

Comments are closed.