Pull List Roundtable – 02/24/2015 Black Hood #1, Secret Origins #10, Spider-Gwen #1 (Spoilers Free)

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Joe Smith

  • Black Hood #1 – I’ve always been into these characters whether the books are good or bad. Major selling point for me though is Gaydos on art.
  • Aquaman #39 – I’m still reading this title and enjoying it. Arthur finally gets to meet his mother Atlanna in what has been a decent arc so far.
  • Batman #39 – I’ve been enjoying this one too. It’s a good Joker story and I think the finish on it will be strong too.
  • Effigy #2 – First issue had enough for me to come back for more. The character Chondra was well-written and I’ve been looking forward to this issue.
  • Gotham by Midnight #4 – I really like this title and I’ll keep reading it until my mom says that I can’t anymore.
  • Gotham Academy #5 – It’s not on my must-read list, but it’s something that I don’t mind reading towards the end of my comic week (usually on a Monday or a Tuesday). It hasn’t completely grabbed me yet, but it hasn’t lost me either.
  • Suiciders #1 – Two Vertigo books in one week, it’s been awhile since I’ve done that. I’m getting really meh about the post-apocalyptic thing with all comics in general, but it’s Lee Bermejo so I have to give it a shot.
  • Orphan Black #1 – Dig the show so I’m giving this one a shot even though I’m blind going into it without knowing the creative team or anything.
  • Daredevil #13 – I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be reading this book after Waid makes his departure, but I’ll be enjoying every page until he does. With the gritty trailer of the t.v. show (which I may or may not watch), I’m worried that the “fun” Daredevil of the past few years will revert back to that overly dark mess that it was for the decade before that.
  • Henchmen: I Henchbot #2 – First issue was alright and I didn’t even mind that it was in black and white. It was kind of absurb in some spots, but in a funny way.
  • Maybe: Darth Vader #2 – So Marvel is already doing the extra shipping thing just two issues in? I bought the first issue, haven’t read it just yet and I might skip this one until it goes to the discount bin.

Alexander Lucard

  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #211 – The Return of Serpentor continues. It’s a predictable but fun romp throught he world of G.I. Joe as only Larry Hama could write it. I’m wondering if we’ll see some other dead characters resurface. We’ve gotten Sneak Peak and now Serpentor.
  • Gotham Academy #5 – Great series, great art and a great story. I love this outside the box approaches to the Big 2.
  • Gotham By Midnight #4 – I will always buy a Spectre comic. What’s neat is that Corrigan’s other half only appears subtely or between panels for the most part. This is DC’s best horror series right now, and that includes Vertigo titles as well.
  • Justice League Dark #39 -Like Swamp Thing, this series is nearly done and I’ve loved every moment of it.
  • Quantum & Woody Must Die #2 – Whoob whoob whoob + BWAH HA HA = Quantum & Woody 2.0

John Babos

  • All-New Invaders #15 – I love writer James Robinson’s work. So ‘nuff said.
  • Batman #39 – The Joker is back.
  • Deathstroke #5 – Writer/Artist Tony Daniel has built mystery into his run in addition to the traditional action/adventure.
  • Earth 2 World’s End #21 & New 52 Futures End #43 – The march to Convergence continues!
  • G.I. Joe #6 (was delayed) – I think this should be out this week. I’m loving IDW’s take on the Joes & Cobra.
  • Sandman: Overture #4 – Neil Gaiman’s Sandman prequel continues… slowly… but continues.
  • Secret Origins #10 – Are Barbara Gordon and Batgirl still the same person?
  • Sinestro #10 – Sinestro is a great anti-hero to follow.

James Fulton

  • Suiciders #1 – It’s a Vertigo mini-series written and drawn by Lee Bermejo. That’s enough to get me to commit.
  • Men of Wrath #5 – Jason Aaron and Ron Garney have killed it with this Icon mini-series about a family that has just been bad for generations. It’s a very personal book for Aaron, and it’s been very dark. It’s the first time I’ve seen Garney capable of something like this.
  • Criminal Special Edition One Shot – It’s been a long time since Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips have gone to the world of Criminal, so while I’d rather get to another issue of their excellent Fade Out, this should be pretty impressive.
  • Darth Vader #2 – I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the first issue of this comic, although I guess I shouldn’t be, because Kieron Gillen’s writing it, and he’s amazing.
  • Low #6 – This book has fallen way behind schedule, and has been a lot harder to get into than either of Rick Remender’s other Image series, Deadly Class and Black Science, but the last couple of issues grabbed my attention. I hope that’s still the case.

Paul Miranda

  • ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA: FEAR HIM #4 (of 4)
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15
  • AQUAMAN #39
  • BATMAN #39
  • BATMAN ETERNAL #47 (of 52)
  • DAREDEVIL #13
  • DEATHSTROKE #5
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #643
  • FLASH #39
  • GOTHAM ACADEMY #5
  • NEW AVENGERS #30
  • SECRET ORIGINS #10
  • SPIDER-GWEN #1
  • UNCANNY AVENGERS #2

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15
There better be a more appropriate ending to “Spider-Verse”. The idea was intriguing but the execution left something to be desired. Marvel should release a separate handbook to properly feature ‘Every Spider-Man/Woman/Animal Ever’. Dan Slott can’t show enough love for Peter but aside from the typical twists & turns, it’s time to keep progressing as he’s so masterfully done the last 4.5 years.

FANTASTIC FOUR #643
This wasn’t on my radar originally despite “The End is Fourever” premise. However, once I caught wind of the surprise Sleepwalker appearance on the last page of the previous issue, I had to jump on-board!! Plus, with the upcoming Fox movie and an end in sight, let’s see what continues to transpire.

SECRET ORIGINS #10
I read this monthly and know that this is the penultimate issue. However, despite advance solicitations that this will feature Batgirl in the main story, this is probably going to be the sleeper book that will break the internet and perhaps sales. How clever/sneaky of the current BG creative team to have the Big Reveal of BG #39 continue only a week later. Mark my words, all copies will fly off the shelves!!

SPIDER-GWEN #1
The no-brainer for the entire month!! We’ve all been salivating in anticipation of this release. This will break the internet times two as well as surpass sales for STAR WARS #1. HHHMM, maybe I should start gambling. In all seriousness, the breakout character’s graduation is sure to captivate all audiences worldwide.


Mike Maillaro

  • Amazing Spider-Man #15 – Spider-Verse epilogue. Spider-Verse was a great story, though I did think the end was a bit abrupt. I’m curious how they are going to wrap up Spider-Ock’s story, so this is a huge issue for me.
  • Black Hood #1 – I have said this before, but I love how Archie comics has been doing everything possible to create press and reshape their image. The Dark Circle books look really good with some great creative teams. I do have some concern about all the failed attempts at giving these characters relevance, but I am willing to give them another try.
  • Spider-Gwen #1 – Like last week’s Silk, I wonder if this book needs to exist, but also like Silk, I am really looking forward to seeing this book. Spider-Gwen quickly became an endearing character, and I think there is a huge potential to do some cool things with this title.
  • Quantum And Woody Must Die #2 – The first issue of this series was great. No real surprise, Q+W has been one of Valiant’s best titles since it launched. 2015 is the year of the goat, and I hope that means a lot more Quantum and Woody!
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. #3 – It feels like it’s been forever since issue 2 came out. I like that they are getting some big guest stars in these books. Last month it was Ms Marvel…this month we get Spider-Man! You aren’t a real Marvel comic until Spider-Man shows up!
  • All-New X-Men #38 – HEY! What happened to issue 37? This is a Black Vortex tie in, and All-New X-men was running so far behind Marvel had to skip an issue to prevent delaying the crossover. I’ve been really enjoying Black Vortex, so this is probably a good decision…but it’s still kind of weird.
  • Batman #39 – Is Joker an eternal force of nature on the lines of Ras Al Ghul or Vandal Savage? That is what the last issue was teasing, and it has created a huge shakeup in the DC universe. I have no idea where this story is going, but it’s been damn awesome.

Chris Weidow: I’m hoping Spider_Gwen stays in her own dimension, rather than web-slinging in the 616. Same with Spider-Uncle Ben. Some good story potentials though.

Mike: Yeah, I was thinking it’s likely the book will start in her own universe, and maybe eventually crossover to the other dimensions during Secret Wars. BUT, I would rather it stay isolated too.

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