Pull List Roundtable 10/5/2016 – Jessica Jones #1, Shipwreck #1, Black #1, He-Man/Thundercats #1 & More!

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Mike Maillaro

Lots of new series to cover this week…

  • CHAMPIONS #1 and JESSICA JONES #1 – Even though we are only about halfway through Civil War II, Marvel is already going full steam on their new relaunch…at least I think. They are always a bit vague on substance, just telling us “HERE IS THE NEXT BIG THING.” I am actually really looking forward to both of these books. ALIAS is one of my all-time favorite series, and CHAMPIONS is a great way to move Marvel forward with a bunch of legacy characters.
  • SHIPWRECK #1 – Aftershock. Warren Ellis. Phil Hester. I would pretty much buy this book no matter what, but fortunately it seems to be a really cool book. “Dr Jonathan Shipwright, sole survivor of a very unusual and very secret shipwreck, doesn’t know where he is. Seemingly trapped on an endless road, in pursuit of a saboteur who holds the key to his salvation — or doom. Industry legend WARREN ELLIS joins AfterShock comics with this mysterious and captivating tale full of shock, secrets and surprises.” Definitely count me in.
  • SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL #1 – More from DC’s Young Animals line. Doom Patrol was real odd, but I really enjoyed it. I will probably be giving each of these books a shot. It’s important to support new, creative ideas. Too many people complain about events and crossovers, but they don’t support the smaller books, so it’s a bit of a contradicting message.
  • HE-MAN/THUNDERCATS #1 – Purely a nostalgia trip for me, but I have wanted this for as long as I can remember. My He-Man and Thundercats figures fought often, so this is totally geared towards me. Can’t wait!
  • DEATH OF X #1 – I know the X-Men books have been getting a lot of hate, but for the most part, I’ve been enjoying them. Not really looking forward to this endless war with the Inhumans, mostly because the Inhumans bore me to no end. But I do enjoy the creative teams on most of the X-Men books, so I will likely be a reader anyway.
  • STRANGE ATTRACTORS #5 – Real unexpected treat from Charles Soule. This book is pretty deep, looking at how little things can cause big changes. I never have any idea where this book is going, but it’s been a hell of a ride.
  • UNCLE SCROOGE #19 – Last issue told us the story of Glittering Goldie’s granddaughter, Dickie Duck. It might have been my favorite Disney Duck story I’ve ever read. Amazing that it took 50 years to finally be released in America. I absolutely love that IDW has been releasing so much “lost” Disney Duck stories. Always one of my favorite comics each month.
  • Rough Riders #6
  • Batman #8
  • Flintstones #4
  • Future Quest #5
  • Green Arrow #8
  • Green Lanterns #8
  • Nightwing #6
  • Superman #8
  • James Bond #10
  • Archangel #3 (Of 5)
  • Autumnlands #13
  • Paper Girls #10
  • Spawn #266
  • All-New Wolverine #13
  • Amazing Spider-Man #19
  • Doctor Strange #12
  • Invincible Iron Man #14
  • Scarlet Witch #11
  • Spider-Man 2099 #16
  • Squadron Supreme #12
  • Uncanny X-Men #14
  • A&A The Adventures Of Archer And Armstrong #8
  • Bloodshot Reborn #18

John Babos

12 books this week. Blurbs to follow.

  • A&A Adv. Of Archer & Armstrong #8 – Remains a quirky, fun and action-packed read.
  • Batman #8 – Enduring Monster Men to get to I am Suicide arc.
  • Bloodshot Reborn #18 – Action to the max.
  • Cyborg #2 – I did not expect to continue reading this series. I’ll stay for first arc and reassess, but the one-shot and debut issue were amazing.
  • Death of Hawkman #1 – Not sure what to expect here.
  • Green Arrow #8 – A Green Arrow and constellation of characters that feel authentic to what a GA book should be about.
  • Green Lanterns #8 – Phantom Lantern! So excited for this arc.
  • Nightwing #6 – Enduring Monster Men to get to the Rise of Raptor arc.
  • Rough Riders #6 – The conclusion to this steampunk alternate history team of historic misfits. A solid read.
  • Shade the Changing Girl #1 – More DC Young Animal.
  • Squadron Supreme #12 – Awesome creative team paving way for Namor’s return.
  • Superman #8 – Enduring a dinosaur arc to get to the In the Name of the Father arc with Batman and Superman plus their Super Sons Robin and Superboy.

James Fulton

  • Black #1 – I don’t know a whole lot about this new series from Black Mask, except that it depicts a world where only people of colour have powers and abilities, and I think that inversion of power might be refreshing to read about. Plus, Black Mask books are frequently impressive.
  • Jessica Jones #1 – I’ll be honest – I have a lot of apprehension about this comic. I loved the original Alias series, but since then, I feel like Brian Michael Bendis has become a weaker, more distracted writer. His recent use of Jessica in Spider-Man didn’t feel true to her character, and I’m worried that he’ll just be writing this to appease the legions of new JJ fans who are just now getting around to watching her show on Netflix (you know, all three of them).
  • Midnighter and Apollo #1 – I thought that Steve Orlando’s Midnighter series was great, so I’m happy to see him return to that world, even if it is just for six issues. I think it’s odd that three of DC’s post-Rebirth miniseries launch this week (Deadman and Hawkman also come out), at higher price points than the Rebirth titles. Are they likely to succeed that way? I would think it would turn potential casual readers off. I’m only getting this title.
  • Moonshine #1 – A new series from Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso? Sold. I just hope it comes out more frequently than American Monster is. This also makes me want to reread Loveless, Azzarello’s historical Vertigo series.
  • No Mercy #10 – I love this title by Alex De Campi and Carla Speed McNeill, and am very happy it’s coming off hiatus. The last issue of this series was incredible in its depiction of a Christian ‘school’ to rehabilitate deviant teens. Very powerful stuff.
  • Shipwreck #1 – I’ve been disappointed in Warren Ellis’s work on Karnak, but his Trees and Injection have been incredible. Ellis is always at his best when working on a creator-owned title, and Phil Hester is a more than worthy collaborator. This should be good.

Phil Allen

  • Cage #1 – This will be my first Cage book, and admittedly I’m only in for Genndy Tartakovsky. I’m a big Samurai Jack fan, so I know he can write great action scenes. I’ll probably check out the new show asap as well.
  • Deadman: The Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love #1 – I really enjoyed the brief but powerful DC Presents arc at the beginning of New 52, as well as his time in Justice League Dark.
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us, Year Five #19 – The next to last issue (aside from the Annual). Though I’m glad there will be a new series in a couple months, this feels like the end of an era.
  • She Changed Comics – History and the road to the present has always fascinated me so this is an instant “must have” for me. Plus, several of today’s best creators. I’m in.
  • Other issues I’m looking forward to –
  • Batman #8 (Monster Men Pt. 4) & Nightwing #6 (Pt. 5)
  • DC Comics Bombshells #18
  • Green Arrow #8
  • Midnight of the Soul #5
  • Paper Girls #10
  • Superman #8

Paul Miranda

  • ARCHIE meets the RAMONES
  • BLACK #1
  • CANNIBAL #1
  • GREEN VALLEY #1 (of 9)
  • MOONSHINE #1
  • ROMULUS #1
  • GIRRION #1
  • SHIPWRECK #1
  • BETTY BOOP #1
  • HOMIES #1 (of 4)
  • INTERTWINED #1 (of 4)
  • SHADE, the CHANGING GIRL #1
  • DEADMAN: DARK MANSION of FORBIDDEN LOVE #1 (of 3)
  • DEATH of HAWKMAN #1 (of 6)
  • HE-MAN/THUNDERCATS #1 (of 6)
  • MIDNIGHTER/APOLLO #1 (of 6)
  • CAGE! #1 (of 4)
  • CHAMPIONS #1
  • DEADPOOL: BACK in BLACK #1 (of 5)
  • JESSICA JONES #1
  • BOUNTY #4 (of 10)
  • WALKING DEAD #159
  • BATMAN #8
  • CYBORG #2
  • GREEN LANTERNS #8
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE #6
  • NIGHTWING #6
  • SUPERMAN #8
  • FLINTSTONES #4
  • FUTURE QUEST #5
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #19
  • INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #14
  • SCARLET WITCH #11

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