Pull List Roundtable 6/28/2017 – Spawn #275, Black Magick #6, Cable #2, Secret Weapons #1, Batman/Elmer Fudd #1 & More


Mike Maillaro

  • BLOOD BROTHERS #1 – Dynamite’s new series seems to borrow heavily from THE DRESDEN FILES, but I think there is enough new here to make it interesting. It about two brothers working as detectives in a town full of supernatural happenings. I really like the heavily stylized art, and I am always willing to try a unique comic like this.
  • CLUE #1 – I genuinely have no idea how you make CLUE into a comic mini-series, but I was damn curious, and that is how it ended up on my pull list this week. Kind of hoping it’s like CLUE the movie, but I kind of doubt that will happen.
  • BLACK MAGICK #6 – I didn’t even realize this book was coming back! Greg Rucka and Nikola Scott put together a top notch story about modern day witchcraft in BLACK MAGICK one of my favorite Image series last year, and I am very glad it’s back.
  • SECRET WEAPONS #1 – I actually read this one a few weeks ago as a Preview copy. Seems like another real solid Valiant series, though I am not sure 4 issues will be enough to tell the sweeping story the first issue set up. Hopefully it will be getting a full series pick up real soon.
  • SPAWN #275 – It’s amazing to see a series reach 275 issues! SPAWN has had it’s up and downs over the years, but I still read it every month. Actually, the current run is some of the best SPAWN we’ve ever gotten. Love seeing SPAWN as more of a ground level hero not necessarily dealing with all-powerful beings all the time.
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #958 – Tec continues to be one of my favorite books every two weeks. The last issue featured a very personal threat to Azrael and the return of Zatanna! Wasn’t all that sure about a Bat-team book, but DETECTIVE COMICS has been excellent.
  • WONDER WOMAN #25 – This is actually the longest I’ve bought WONDER WOMAN continuously. Kind of disappointed to see Rucka go, as he was telling some real strong WONDER WOMAN stories. This last issue pulls together everything he’s been telling about Wonder Woman’s past and present. Hopefully it all comes to a satisfying resolution.
  • SUPERGIRL BEING SUPER #4 – This story has been very good, even though it doesn’t seem to connect to any SUPERGIRL story we’ve ever read before. I keep thinking of last year’s BLOODLINES story where it seems like a story that would be a better fit for Image or one of DC’s imprints and that it could not possibly be set in the mainstream DC universe. Still, I do enjoy this comic.
  • OCCUPY AVENGERS #8 –Did they really have to drag this great series into SECRET EMPIRE? I don’t even mind SECRET EMPIRE all that much, I just hate when a real strong series gets sidetracked to get involved in Marvel’s latest event of the day. It seems like most of Marvel’s books this week are tied in some way to SECRET EMPIRE, even ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ANNUAL #1 with a hefty price tag of $5

  • Previews #346
  • Jughead #16
  • WWE #6
  • Action Comics #982
  • Astro City #45
  • Batgirl #12
  • Batman Beyond #9
  • Batman Elmer Fudd Special #1
  • Blue Beetle #10
  • Flash #25
  • Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #23
  • Jonah Hex Yosemite Sam Special #1
  • Justice League Of America #9
  • Kamandi Challenge #6 (Of 12)
  • Suicide Squad #20
  • Teen Titans #9
  • Duck Avenger #5
  • G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #241
  • Powerpuff Girls The Time Tie #2 (Of 3)
  • Star Trek The Next Generation Mirror Broken #2 (Of 6)
  • Saga #44
  • Amazing Spider-Man #29
  • Ben Reilly The Scarlet Spider #4
  • Cable #2
  • Defenders #2
  • Infamous Iron Man #9
  • Jean Grey #3
  • Mighty Captain Marvel #6
  • Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #20
  • Punisher #13
  • Secret Empire #5 (Of 13)
  • Star Wars Doctor Aphra #8
  • Star Wars Droids Unplugged #1
  • Star Wars Poe Dameron #16
  • Totally Awesome Hulk #20
  • X-Men Blue #6
  • Letter 44 #34
  • X-O Manowar #4

James Fulton

  • Bankshot #1 – Somewhere between No Mercy and Mayday, I finally realized that Alex De Campi is one of the best writers in the industry. This is a new series at Dark Horse. I don’t know anything more than that, but I can’t wait to start reading this.
  • Dregs #4 – I’m excited to read the end of this hard-boiled story about homeless people in Vancouver, weird drugs, cannibalism, and gentrification. Black Mask has some of the most interesting comics these days.
  • Paklis #2 – Dustin Weaver’s new anthology series is pretty impressive. Each story has a different style, and the two on-going stories both caught my interest. Looking forward to this.
  • Secret Weapons #1 – I’ve become less and less interested in the Valiant line of late, but the preview pages for this new series, with excellent art by Jelena Kevic Djurdjevic definitely caught my attention, so I’m down.

John Babos

  • Action Comics #982
  • Cable #2
  • Detective Comics #959
  • Flash #25
  • Suicide Squad #20
  • Teen Titans #9
  • Wonder Woman ’77 Meets The Bionic Woman #5

Phil Allen

  • Bankshot #1 – With a tagline like “If it can explode, it will!”, how can I pass? Alex de Campi is quickly becoming one of my favorite creators, between ‘Archie vs. Predator’ and ‘Mayday’ (and I am going to start ‘No Mercy’ soon). I can’t say I’m very familiar with artist ChrisCross yet, but some early process pages indicate this will be a great looking book.
  • Batman/Elmer Fudd #1 – It’s here. I once thought this was too random and too ridiculous a storyline too pass off, but now I think it’s the only natural fit for either character. Who better from the Looney Tunes to track down the Dark Knight than Elmer Fudd, and who better to evade Fudd than the world’s greatest detective? It’s Bat Season, folks.
  • Batman/The Shadow #3 – I figured with Snyder & Tynion at the helm of this book, it would be pretty good. But I was surprised just how good the first issue was, so I’m pretty excited for the rest of the series.
  • Black Magick #6 – It’s back! It’s been quite awhile since the last issue (I’ll have to look back and remind myself exactly how the last arc ended) I was starting to worry this might not continue at all. Of course Rucka and Scott have been busy with Wonder Woman which has been pretty great.
  • Clue #1 – A new take on the classic game!
  • Detective Comics #958 – A little more aftermath from “The Button”, Batman’s investigation leads him to Zatanna. I always love a little Zatanna story.
  • Jonah Hex/Yosemite Sam #1 – As above with Bats/Fudd, these two are a perfect match. Should be a fun story.
  • Shutter #29 – Another great Image arc begins! Last arc was pretty huge, it will be interesting to see what’s in store for the gang this time around.
  • Star Wars: Droids Unplugged #1 – These are reprints of short droid-centric stories from previous but recent Star Wars comics. If you’re getting all of Marvel’s Star Wars titles, you should have these already. But it’s a fun compilation for those who might have missed them, or for those who want them all in one place.
  • Wayward #21 – And another new arc from an Image book! What a great week to be an Image reader.
  • The Wonder Woman 100 Project – 100 artists come together to celebrate everyone’s favorite Amazon princess for The Hero Initiative, some of my favorites include John Cassaday, Adam Hughes, George Perez, Rafael Albuquerque, Leila Del Duca, Tim Sale, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Cliff Chiang.

Other issues I’m looking forward to:

  • Action Comics #982
  • Batgirl #12
  • Batman Beyond #9
  • Eleanor & The Egret #3
  • Justice League of America #9
  • Lucifer #19
  • Mother Panic #8
  • Redneck #3
  • Saga #44
  • Star Wars Doctor Aphra #8
  • Star Wars: Poe Dameron #16
  • The Flash #25
  • The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed #5
  • Wonder Woman #25

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