Pull List Roundtable – 12/17/2014 – Multiversity: Thunderworld, All-New Captain America #2, Sandman Overture #4

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Alexander Lucard

My Top Books For This week:

  • The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage #4 (of 5)
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #209
  • Harbinger Faith #0
  • Trinity of Sin #3

Another small week for me. Dr. Mirage has been okay but not great. I’m getting it to finish the story and support Valiant. Faith #0 should be pretty good though.

G.I. Joe I’ve been getting since I was in single digits. Larry Hama is the most underrated writer in the history of comics and I’ll buy anything he puts out. Hell, I’m getting the Azbats mini he’s doing for DC in 2015.

Finally Trinity of Sin has been a bit slow but I love The Question and Phantom Strange is one of my top ten characters of all time, so I buy it to support the characters and because JM DeMatteis usually does a great job with spiritual/supernatural characters.


Mike “Skitch” Maillaro

My Top Books For This week:

  • Multiversity Thunderworld #1
  • Batman Eternal #37
  • All-New Captain America #2
  • Avengers And X-Men Axis #8
  • Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #8
  • Ms. Marvel #10
  • Harbinger Faith #0


Multiversity is the perfect example of Grant Morrison. Even when I have to admit I don’t quite get everything he’s writing, I still really enjoyed it. The last issue (Pax Americana) I have read several times now, forward and backwards. It is really a work of art, but I still could not tell you exactly what I read. Thunderworld is all about Captain Marvel and his brood, so I am really curious to see what Morrison will do there.

I know last week’s issue of Axis managed to piss a lot of people off because of the “shock” revelation that Pietro and Wanda aren’t really Magneto’s kids. I personally never liked them as X-Men characters, so no skin off my back on that one. I have enjoyed Axis and definitely want to see what happens next with the human killing bomb that went off at the end of last week’s issue.

It will be nice to actually get to read a story where Falcon is Captain America and not cray cray because of the Inversion. I really enjoyed  the first issue of this series, and wanted to see how he fared against Cap’s rogue gallery.

Always excited to see Ms Marvel. This issue was supposed to come out a few weeks ago, so I was glad to finally see it on the ship list this week. I will probably be reviewing this one this week.

Faith is pretty much the only Harbinger member standing at the moment, though Valiant keeps teasing us that there is a lot more Harbinger stories to tell. Again, I will probably be reviewing this one.


Joe Smith

  • Batman #37 – I’m really digging this Joker arc so far. Also, I like that I’m not being expected to buy a dozen other tie-in issues.
  • Justice League #37-I’m looking forward to seeing more of Fabok’s art in this issue. I also want to see what happens to Lex’s reputation with everyone.
  • Sandman Overture #4 -How late is this book?
  • Magnus Robot Fighter #9 – When I read this issue I’ll be constantly thinking about how there will only be three issues remaining. I hope for a good resolution and for the possibility of revisiting this world in the future.
  • Drifter #2 – First issue didn’t draw me in at all. However, it was a set-up issue so I thought I’d give it one more shot.
  • Death Defying Dr. Mirage #4 -This series started out strong for me, but had trouble trying to review the second issue to the point where I just dropped the review. There’s some stuff I do like about it, but it’s not grabbing me as much for some reason.

James Fulton

This is a pretty big week for me, so I’ll limit to talking about my five most-anticipated books.

  • The Activity #16 – I’d given up on this title (this issue was solicited for May 2013) when Edmondson and Gerads started working on The Punisher, but I really like their military black ops title. If you like their Punisher, this is like that, but a lot better.
  • Rumble #1 – I don’t know much about this book, but it’s by John Arcudi and James Harren, and it’s not a Mignola-verse book. Their work on BPRD has been incredible, and I expect this to be much the same, with the added love that comes with working on a creator-owned book.
  • All-New Captain America #2 – The first issue was great, and I’m really happy to see Sam Wilson get such a high-profile gig.
  • Zero #13 – Every new issue of Zero is cause for excitement. Ales Kot is great on this book, and he always chooses excellent artists to help show his fractured vision. This month it’s Alberto Ponticelli, who was so good on Unknown Soldier.
  • Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #8 – Bendis has finally gotten rid of Ultimate Peter Parker (back from the dead), and it’s time for this book to focus on Miles and his father again. I’m actually hoping for a mostly-talking issue; the exact thing I usually hate about Bendis’s writing works really well with these characters.

A touch of hate

    I’m a little surprised by how little I care about the new issue of Sandman Overture. I’m only buying this for the art.

Mathan

  • Batman & Robin #37
  • Batwoman #37
  • Green Lantern New Guardians #37
  • Justice League #37
  • Multiversity: Thunderworld
  • Kitchen #2
  • Wytches #3
  • Fantastic Four #14

This week seems like a solid week. Tomasi and Gleason never disappoint, so there’s no reason not to look forward to Batman & Robin. While Marc Andreyko had the impossible task of replacing W. Hayden Blackman & J.H. Williams III, he’s still managed to Batwoman a compelling read with some interesting stories. Of course I’m expecting Thunderworld to blow my mind. Hopefully it’ll be a huge success and convince DC back off the idiotic move of relinquishing the title of Captain Marvel.

I’m actually looking to pick up both the first and second issues of The Kitchen, as I missed the debut. Hopefully I’ll luck out. This may be the “make it or break it” issue for Wytches, which has yet to completely hook me.


Grey Scherl

  • Batman #37
  • Batman and Robin #37
  • Batman Eternal #37
  • Earth 2 World’s End #11
  • Green Lantern: New Guardians #37
  • Justice League #37
  • Multiversity: The Thunderworld #1
  • New 52 Future’s End #33
  • Savage Dragon: A New Beginning
  • Wytches #3
  • All-New Captain America #2
  • All-New X-Men #34
  • Axis #8
  • Axis: Hobgoblin #3
  • Guardians of the Galaxy #22
  • Scarlet Spiders #2
  • Spider-Woman #2
  • Bobs Burgers #5
  • Magnus Robot Fighter #9

Jesbusauraus Rex my list is ginormo this week. Seriously, watch me chop it down before I actually drop dollars on anything. Not sure what will go, probably Bob’s Burgers (because my ladyfriend buys it and I can just read her copy), Wytches (because Image does sales on shit all of the time and I can probably get caught up in March for the price of an issue on Wednesday), and Savage Dragon (because I’ve already read it and just want to draw your attention to it).

There are a lot of 37’s out, which, I mean, I think nothing of DC books having similar numbers because of the relaunch, but it had to take some sort of happy accident or careful planning to get Eternal 37 out alongside Batman and B&R. B&R should be fantastic, by the way, as it’s the best Bat book on the market…followed by Eternal…followed by Batman. Yes, this is a week of the three best Bat books all dropping, and it will be epic.
Axis laid an egg last week, and I’m hoping this week redeems it. If not, well, it’s over in two weeks anyway, right? Axis: Hobgoblin should hopefully end well, as it’s been a really fun mini thus far and I can’t see how they would ruin it.

All-New X-Men is weird. I used to complain about it coming out too often, but now I can’t remember the last time an issue hit. Same goes for Cap, where I actually can’t remember whether or not I read the first issue anymore.
Spider-Verse will probably be up there with the awesome of the Bat books, but that’s what you’re destined to get when you’ve got a mini featuring Ben Reilly and Kaine to go along with Dennis Hopeless and the Spider-Ladies, Silk and Jessie Drew and Spider-Gwen too!

Buy the Savage Dragon trade. Just do it.

Same with Magnus Robot Fighter, which is probably the best book you aren’t reading, and it’ll be over in three issues, so get the fuck out there and read it while you can!


Paul Miranda

  • BATMAN #37
  • BATMAN & ROBIN #37
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE #37
  • MULTIVERSITY: THUNDERWORLD
  • WONDER WOMAN #37
  • ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #2
  • AVENGERS NOW!
  • AXIS #8
  • MARVEL FIRSTS: the 1980’s vol. 3
  • SCARLET SPIDERS #2
  • SPIDER-WOMAN #2

BATMAN is definitely the game-changer. I already had a sneak peek (meaning I read the entire thing). Man, Scott Snyder delivers with the most ruthless, cunning, maniacal Joker yet!! Plus, having a nouveau visage sets things right and makes the situation all the more creepy.

BATMAN & ROBIN (a.k.a. SON) has been hitting home-run after home-run. Once again, I “cheated” by reading ahead. WOWIE WOW WOW! Think Darkseid is bad-ass? Think again!! Bats is kick-ass all the way!!

For the third time, I couldn’t wait to read ahead. ALL-NEW CAP really puts Sam through the ringer. The wicked don’t rest. Not for a nanosecond!! Something really shocking (no hype) happens which emphasizes a newer, darker branch of Hydra.

Last pick!! I’m going with a trade paperback of older material. Am I allowed? I don’t care. This is too epic to ignore. Nostalgia aside, this is the cap on Marvel’s eighth decade of the 20th century. Real hidden gems here.

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