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What’s on YOUR Pull List?

Mike Rapin

  • The Fade Out #10
  • Godzilla In Hell #4
  • Invincible #124
  • Martian Manhunter #5
  • Wolf #4

Wolf is becoming more supernatural by the month and I’m pretty okay with that. For some reason, I expected this book to be as wild and out there as Kot’s Material, but it’s less in your face with the politics, and it’s nice to not have to think so hard with both of his ongoing books. If you’re looking for a weirdo book about low-key supernatural world-things, this is your book.

Godzilla In Hell is a romp in hell that is disjointed and utterly fun to read. There’s no clear direction (as far as I can tell) other than: KAIJU MUST FIGHT. This book rules.

Paul Jaissle

  • Black Canary #5
  • Fade Out #10
  • Gotham Academy #11
  • Justice League #45
  • Martian Manhunter #5
  • Wolf #4

The last issue of The Fade Out saw the series shift from noirish murder mystery to noirish revenge story (uh, spoilers, I guess?). It’s an interesting, and somewhat unexpected twist, but I trust Brubaker and Phillips enough to willfully follow along.

After a fantastic debut issue and a few mediocre ones, Martian Manhunter seemed to finally hit its stride last month. Writer Rob Williams is really playing with some interesting ideas for the title character, which manage to be both radically different yet totally fit his mythology.

Looks like we’re finally getting the long-rumored “the Justice League becomes the ‘New’ New Gods” story in the DARKSEID WAR. As I’ve said before, this is just the sort of charmingly goofy, old-school DC continuity heavy superhero epic that Geoff Johns was born to write. Francis Manapul takes over art duties for this issue and the next, and it’ll be interesting to see how his take on the characters compares to Jason Fabok’s more polished style.

Jonathan Francois

  • Invincible #124

What is even happening with this title? I suppose that after one hundred some issues you need to start thinking outside the box with where the story goes, but I don’t think anyone was expecting the current chain of events to have lead to this moment. I’m going into the next few issues with cautious trepidation because this has the potential to be really, really silly.

Nick White

  • Book of Death: Fall of X-O Manowar
  • Doctor Fate #5
  • The Fade Out #10
  • Ivar, Timewalker #10
  • Simpsons Comics #224

This is the final Fall Of… entry in Valiant’s big event of the summer/fall, “Book of Death.”  And, while I can’t say it enough, Valiant understands that when you do one-shot tie-ins: you make them matter, you assign quality staffers, and you don’t gouge people’s wallets.  For those keeping score, one who wants to literally read all that “Book of Death” has to offer, only has to read eight issues.  That’s not the “main” book, that’s everything.  It’s got a Cary Nord cover, and Clayton Henry on pencils…so, what more could anybody want?

Guess what?  I’ve got the third and fourth issues of Dr. Fate, sitting around, and still haven’t read them.  I feel bad about it, but I plan to get around to them soon, especially with the fifth issue coming out this week.

Oh, The Fade Out.  Unless I heard wrong from my fellow podcasters, this book is set to wrap two or three issues from now.  It’s surprising, given that the trajectory this book was set on seemed to offer up a much more expansive series, possibly one offering up an anthology series of narratives.  And it’s odd that, given Brubaker and Phillips’ deal with Image Comics, this series is meeting such an early end.

What’s my “Pick of the Week?”  Well, it’s a book that’s no stranger to my trumpeting of its achievements: Ivar, Timewalker.  Imagine Roman times, except the people are dinosaurs instead.  That’s what we’ve got this month, and I love it…almost as much as the utterly fantastic Raul Allen cover this issue sports.

Last month’s Simpsons Comics wasn’t exactly stellar.  This book has been slowly inching towards my “potential cut” pile, and if this issue isn’t better, it will stand to find a place on the list.

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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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