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What’s on YOUR Pull List?

Mike Rapin

  • Extraordinary X-Men #2
  • Godzilla In Hell #5
  • Invincible #125
  • Martian Manhunter #6
  • Paybacks #3
  • Rat Queens #13

Extraordinary X-Men #2 is the X-Men fix I need this week. I don’t care what people said about #1, I loved it. I’m so excited to see where Lemire takes this book.

I’m pretty delighted for Rat Queens this month (hear more words on the I Read Comic Books podcast this week). If this book can keep on a regular schedule, my life will 100 times better.

Martian Manhunter is a boat load of action. This is one of those books where I’m not certain how it will end its arc, but I know that when it does, it will be with a huge pile of punches, yells, and explosions.

Godzilla In Hell rounds off its run this week, and I’m pretty sure it’s going to be epic as all hell. HAH. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

James Hahn

  • tokyo ghost #3
  • i hate fairyland #2
  • godzilla in hell #5

Tokyo Ghost got delayed a week, so hooray now it’s back! This series might make me into a Rick Remender fan, and the art is glorious neo-Japan, my fav.

I Hate Fairyland left us on a cliffhanger last issue. Clearly the main character, Gert, has gone mad from being stuck in Fairyland for so long, and I’m excited to see what mushroom-induced adventures she goes on next. I love the cynicism in this book, and I hope that more innocent fairy tale creatures are mauled this issue.

Godzilla in Hell comes to a close, sad pandas.  This book has been my greatest surprise of the year, delivering amazing action sequences without any unnecessary fluff. Godzilla cares about Godzilla, and he will not be stopped by any forces in heaven or hell… or will he?

Jonathan Francois

  • Invincible #125
  • Rat Queens #13

Normally two solid titles, but I have to say that I’m not super excited this week. Invincible is doing a weird thing that I’m not overly fond of. I know that I said I wouldn’t drop this title because I was so invested in it already, but I think that might end up being a lie if the story continues on with the way it’s been going.

And then Rat Queens isn’t even confirmed to come out. It’s just “supposed to” be out this week. Which is pretty frustrating when the scheduling for this comic has been spotty at best the past few months. I was hoping that, due to the popularity of this title, it would survive the whole artist change over debacle. I’m starting to get nervous that it was the beginning of the end for this title.

Paul Jaissle

  • Action Comics #46
  • Jem and the Holograms #9
  • Martian Manhunter #6

Another small week for me. Action Comics has been the best Superman title on the stands ever since Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder took over as the creative team. They’re actually making the “de-power Superman to show his true strengths” gimmick work perfectly with this arc, and as an unabashed Superman fan, I absolutely love it.

In this issue of Jem and the Holograms, Jem and the Holograms throw a party! I hope a bunch of punks don’t crash it!

So far, I am really digging Rob Williams’ more “sci-fi” approach to Martian Manhunter. This character has always felt sort of out-of-place as a superhero, and this series has been exploring that idea in a really interesting way.

Nick White

  • Bloodshot Reborn #8
  • Dr. Fate #6
  • Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #1

This week we’re apparently going to learn the secrets regarding “Project Bloodshot” in this month’s issue of…uh…Bloodshot Reborn.  Which is confusing…because I thought this information was thoroughly covered during the run that preceded the reboot.  Then again, maybe this has to do more with that file that Bloodshot’s been hauling all over the place that he can’t bring himself to read.  Or, this simply has to do with the detectives hot on Bloodshot’s tail actually learning about Project Rising Spirit’s work…of which we’re already well aware.  Who knows?  Here’s what I do know, Butch Guice is absolutely tearing it up on pencils, in ways that actually have me putting him ahead of Mico Suayan’s stellar run.

So, there’s a book called Dr Fate.  And…uh…it’s on its sixth issue.  And I’ve only gotten around to reading two of ‘em.  That’s right…two.  Am I going to remedy this predicament?  I hope so.  Sonny Liew’s art is too gorgeous to be ignored, after all.

Finally, this week is the premiere of Valiant’s latest book, Wrath of the Eternal Warrior, from Robert Venditti and Raul Allen.  So, not only are we getting a character in quite the predicament (I won’t elaborate, suffice to say, if you listen to podcast I’ve spoiled this plot point enough that I’d just be repeating myself) but we also have one of my top five artists drawing it.  Sure, I was a bit leery that Allen’s style (and role as a cover artist) wouldn’t lend itself to keeping up the workload of a month-in, month-out book…but his work on Bloodshot Reborn #5 and Ninjak #6 quelled those concerns.

Kate Skocelas

  • Pretty Deadly #6
  • Beauty #4
  • Red Thorn #1
  • Clean Room #2

This is not a drill kids – Pretty Deadly is back!!!  I have been waiting for issue #6 since April 2014, so I am really excited.  In this new arc, Sissy (the little girl who now holds the mantel of Death) joins Fox and Deathface Ginny in facing the violence and horrors of war.  DeConnick has reported doing extensive historical research for this arc, so I can’t wait to see what she’s come up with.  Death (finally) rides on the wind, my friends!

I will also be picking up The Beauty #4 this week.  In retrospect, I wish I had waited to read this series in trade format, but it’s too late to stop picking it up now (at least that’s how I’m justifying it to myself).  The story has become decidedly less unique over the past three issues, so my enthusiasm is waning.

I will also be picking up Red Thorn #1.  I heard about this title from Vertigo’s 2015 previews handout a few months ago.  It’s a dark, modern-day fantasy dealing with Scottish mythology, which sounds right up my ally.  The preview reviews have been less than glowing, but it has Kieron Gillen’s stamp of approval, so I’m still cautiously optimistic.

The last Vertigo first I read, Clean Room, was everything I love about Gail Simone’s writing, so I’m looking forward to picking up issue #2 this week.  After the excellent buildup of suspense and mystery in the first issue, this installment has a lot to deliver on.  According to Vertigo’s website, this week we will finally meet the horrors inside the Clean Room.  Hopefully, the big reveal will be worthy of the hype.

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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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