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What’s on YOUR Pull List?

Mike Rapin

  • Lazarus #20
  • Nailbiter #17
  • Paper Girls #2
  • Rasputin #10
  • Sex #25
  • Uncanny X-Men #600
  • Velvet #12

This is a huge Image week for me. And TWO Brian K Vaughn books, too!

I recently talked to someone about Velvet, and I think it’s the most well “art-ed” book out there. Steve Epting’s pencils and inks with Elizabeth Breitweiser’s colors are simply astounding. There is no better book out there in that regard. I’m super excited for this month’s issue.

I’m still very behind on everything else though, so Sex is going to have 2 issues in the bag for me this week.

But the thing I’m the most excited/scared for is Uncanny X-Men #600. I need to catch up on Secret Wars before I read this, but I’m scared and worried about what’s actually going to happen in this issue. I’m scared for the X-Men!

Paul Jaissle

  • Justice League: Darkseid War: The Flash #1
  • Klaus #1
  • Paper Girls #2

Well, that’s an odd lineup of comics, isn’t it? This week’s Justice League: Darkseid War: The Flash is another of the one-shots spinning out of the current Justice League epic. Martian Manhunter writer Rob Williams is handling this one, which focuses on the Flash and his new role as the new “god of death”, The Black Racer. As an unabashed fan of Kirby’s New Gods, I’ve always felt that the Black Racer was an underutilised part of DC mythology, so I’m excited to see the idea being explored more fully.

I have to admit, even though I’m a big Grant Morrison fan, the idea of him retelling the origin of Santa Claus doesn’t immediately grab me. That said, I’m probably going to give the first issue of Klaus a shot. Whether I stick with the series or just wait for the collection remains to be seen, however.

I loved the first issue of Paper Girls, and can’t wait to see what Vaughan and Chiang have planned for the characters in issue 2.

Nick White

  • Aliens/Vampirella #3
  • Bob’s Burgers #5
  • Ninjak #9

Corinna Bechko’s series Aliens/Vampirella has been a fun and goofy miniseries for Dynamite, that knows not to overstay its welcome.  And, as most predicted, the book has set up the inevitable scenario wherein everybody hates the aliens, but it remains to be seen whether or not humans and Vampirella can put aside their fears/differences to take on this threat.  Still, the sheer fun of the series trumps any trope-age that it engages in.

Look, Bob’s Burgers is just a fantastically funny read that loses nothing in its translation to comic book form.  Since the miniseries last year, the art’s improved, some of the stories have taken on longer multi-issue arcs, and the artists being brought on board have not been afraid to bring their own style to the franchise.  Anybody who brushes this off as a “funny book” or a franchise cash-grab is missing out.  Period.

Ninjak #9 features not just Clay Mann, but Juan Jose Ryp’s art…within the same issue.  Plus, the return of Roku, who I don’t think we’ve seen since the end of the series’ first arc.  Bottom line, this book is a strong contender for Valiant’s best launch of the year, right up there with Ivar, Timewalker.

Attention! Comics! Again!

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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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