Pull List Roundtable 4/25/2018 – Hunt For Wolverine #1, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Annual #1, Aliens: Dust To Dust #1 & More

Matt Graham

  • Hunt for Wolverine #1 – The Hunt For More Money begins with this 40 page one-shot kicking off the four different four-issue miniseries this summer that should see the real, best at what he does Wolverine return to the fold.

Charles Soule killed Wolverine way back in…2014. Hm. He’s had no adamantium longer than he’s been dead. That’s strange to me. Death and return in under four years doesn’t seem cause for an event. He hasn’t even been gone in spirit, thanks to Old Man Logan filling his shoes without missing much of a beat in the team books.

Still. After Magneto pulled Wolvie’s adamantium out, Wolverine became more animalistic and feral as a result of his healing factor and the loss of adamantium. He also lost his crooked nose for little animal slits. The Death of Wolverine lasted longer than that, at least.

Anyway, Soule wrote his death, so who better to write his return. This one-shot will lead into four new miniseries where continue the hunt with different creative teams and genres. Yes, four four-issue miniseries. That point stings twice as much to me because I first heard of Wolverine’s return through Newsarama, and their original article said these were four other one shots – fair. Marvel solicitations show four four-issue series – Marvelous.

What fate will befall Old Man Logan when his younger proper reality self returns? Not sure I care. I’m more concerned with the All-New Wolverine aka Logan’s lab project daughter Laura Kinney being walked back to her X-23 title after Marjorie Liu and Tom Taylor put in years putting work in on her development. Plus we have alternate reality son Jimmy Howlett and real son Daken both on the same X-Men Blue roster.

Oh. I just realized why my lapsed reader friends continue to stay lapsed when I catch them up. No, it’s not that the above sounds absurd. It’s that it sounded so reasonable and accessible to me.

  • Spider-Gwen #31 – When word of Venom taking over Spider-Woman of Earth-65 Gwen Stacy for the obvious Gwenom pun, writer Jason Latour promised that the storyline would matter and impact the book with some permanent repurcussions. The book has delivered, dropping perspective altering reveals at every turn, cashing in on Gwen’s casual relationship with alternate earths to show some wild stakes, delivering a satisfying pay off to Murdock’s feud with Spider-Woman, and digging into what makes our heroine tick.

While the book continues to wear the Gwenom banner, Gwen’s turn as Venom has evolved into a new arc, The Life of Gwen Stacy, providing Gwen with some interesting “failure in the cave” moments and drive.

  • MMPR Annual #1 – Annuals are hard sells to me, but the Mighty Morphin Power Ranger annuals have been wonderful anthologies which suprising talent showcases. This one is suppose to provide some optional facets for the Shattered Grid event happening now.
  • Babyteeth #10 – The end of Babyteeth’s second arc and end of the first year. This Donny Cates biblical horror-thriller is now playing the “all been leading to this, nothing will ever be the same again” card, and given the rest of this series, I believe it. Cates may be living it up with Dr. Strange, books like God Country, Redneck, and Babyteeth pushing Bible Belt Horror-Fantasy are his bread and butter. And BBQ.
  • Doom Patrol #11
  • Mother Panic AD #2
  • Sheena #8
  • Witchblade #5
  • Wolverine #34
  • Venomized #4
  • X-Men Blue #26
  • Shadowman #2

John Babos

15 books this week.

  • Avengers #690
  • Batman and the Signal #3
  • Detective Comics #979
  • Doom Patrol #11
  • Flash #45
  • Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #43
  • Justice League of America #29
  • Mighty Thor #706
  • Silencer #4
  • Suicide Squad #40
  • Teen Titans #19
  • Terrifics #3 T
  • Titans Annual #2
  • Trinity #22
  • Wonder Woman #45

James Fulton

Another nice small week for me!

  • Aliens: Dust to Dust #1 – I’m a big fan of Gabriel Hardman, so I’m excited to see what he brings to the Aliens table. It’s too bad his co-writer/wife Corinna Bechko isn’t on this with him. I’m still holding out for more of their excellent Invisible Republic…
  • Days of Hate #4 – This series by Ales Kot and Danijel Zezelj is a new favourite of mine. I’m so glad that it actually has been coming out on a monthly basis.
  • The Wilds #2 – The first issue of this Black Mask series was good, so I’m ready to read more.

I am not buying a single Marvel Universe book this week. It’s been a while since that happened. My three DC purchases are either getting canceled (JLA), dropped by me next month (The Terrifics), or are probably getting dropped soon (Detective). It’s weird how comics goes through waves with me, and it looks like I’m back to buying fewer and fewer corporate titles…


Phil Allen

  • Batman Beyond #19 – Matt McGinnis to the rescue! Add another name to the eternal list of Robins.
  • Kill or Be Killed #18 – Wow, I completely forgot that this series is ending so soon, only three issues left! It certainly has felt like something has been coming to a head, so we’ll see where we land in June.
  • Redneck #12 – This has certainly been an explosive and plot-twisty arc, I’m sure everyone could use a break. Except us readers, of course.
  • The Demon: Hell is Earth #6 – I was pleasantly surprised how much I’ve liked this mini-series, maybe it’s just nice to have Etrigan back on the stands. Hopefully more will be around the corner after this conclusion!
  • Babyteeth #10
  • Detective Comics #979
  • Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps #43
  • Saga #51
  • Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #19
  • Strangers in Paradise XXV #3
  • The Terrifics #3

Mike Maillaro

  • BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL #3 – To me, DC really dropped the ball with Duke Thomas. I think the problem is that they have made it seem like he is at the heart of all these big things going on in the DC Universe as part of DARK KNIGHTS METAL, but forgot to make him an engaging character on his own. The Bat Family has a lot of great characters, and Duke just feels lost in the shuffle for me. It probably doesn’t help that this book has been so late. I barely remember what happened in the first two parts, and I am just glad that it’s over with….
  • HUNT FOR WOLVERINE #1 – In true Marvel fashion, Wolverine’s return is just about twenty issues long spread over four mini-series. Wolverine is a Marvel mainstay, so it’s not all that surprising that he’s coming back…though I have really grown fond of Laura and Old Man Logan as Wolverines. Just feels like a huge step backwards to go back to calling Laura X-23. But, I like the creative teams on these books, so I am curious to see how it all plays out.
  • ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #34 – Speaking of Laura! ALL-NEW WOLVERINE is coming to an end with a story set in a possible future called OLD WOMAN LAURA. Kind of a strange way to end the series, but the first part of this arc was great. I really hope that the only thing they change about Laura moving forward is her name. She’s in a great place character wise the last few months.
  • EXILES #2 – I had slightly mixed feelings on the first issue. It was very well done, and very much in the spirit of the old EXILES series. But I hate team books that can’t manage to introduce all the characters in the first book. It is just a symptom of every story being drawn out far longer than it needs to be.
  • MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #30 – Devil Dinosaur IS BACK!!! About time!!! I really enjoy this book, and the current arc with Human Torch and Thing has been excellent.
  • Previews #356
  • Babyteeth #10
  • Archie #30
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Annual #1
  • Batgirl #22
  • Batman Beyond #19
  • Detective Comics #979
  • Flash #45
  • Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #43
  • Silencer #4
  • Suicide Squad #40
  • Teen Titans #19
  • Terrifics #3
  • Titans Annual #2
  • Wonder Woman #45
  • Sonic The Hedgehog #4
  • Hit-Girl #3
  • Ice Cream Man #4
  • Saga #51
  • Witchblade #5
  • Avengers #690
  • Despicable Deadpool #299
  • Doctor Strange #389
  • Doctor Strange Damnation #4 (Of 4)
  • Invincible Iron Man #599
  • Legion #4 (Of 5), $3.99
  • Mighty Thor #706
  • Moon Knight #194
  • Old Man Hawkeye #4 (Of 12)
  • Star Wars Darth Vader #15
  • Star Wars Doctor Aphra #19
  • Venomized #4 (Of 5)
  • X-Men Blue #26
  • Shadowman #2
  • X-O Manowar #14

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