Pull List Roundtable – 6/10/2015 – Batman #41, X-O Manowar 25th Anniversary, Secret Wars, (Spoilers Free)

Mike Maillaro

  • Starfire #1 – I give DC a lot of credit for the free previews they made available on Comixology for the DCYou initiative. There were quite a few books that I added to my pull list because of the strong previews. Starfire was a real surprise for me. I really enjoyed that one, and it is the book I am most excited about this week.

  • Secret Wars – The Secret Wars continues. Last week, we got a little more insight on everything that is going on here, but the pieces are all still coming together slowly. Foe me, the ones I am most interested in this week are Inferno, Ghost Racers, Captain Marvel And The Carol Corps, and Spider-Verse. Ghost Racers I wasn’t even going to pick up, but after reading about one of them as part of the Voice Unheard in Attilan Rising issue 1, I am curious to learn more.

  • X-O Manowar 25th Anniversary Special #1 – Been a fan of X-O for a long time. Thank you Valiant for doing an Anniversary Special that doesn’t cost a ridiculous amount of money. $4 cover price, same as any other issue. All other comic companies can learn from you on this one!

  • Chrononauts #4 (Of 4) – Speaking of cost of comics, Chrononauts last issue is $5.99. I suspect this is because they combined the last two issues together (it was originally solicited as a 5 issue miniseries). I’ve really enjoyed this series a lot, but I am not happy about paying $6 to get the end of the story. That just seems so wrong.

  • Batman #41 & Detective Comics #41 – I was telling my friend and co-conspirator Grey yesterday that after all the craziness of Convergence, I had actually forgotten Batman was supposed to be dead. It probably didn’t help that he’s around in Justice League as if nothing happened. Never the less, the Jim Gordan as Batman era starts here! I may not like the costume, but I am real curious about the stories that will come from this.

  • Earth 2 Society #1 – I actually enjoyed Earth 2 for the most part, but with the real JSA back thanks to Convergence, I have a hard time caring about this book. I will probably check it out, but I would rather JSA-Infinity have gotten this title than more with the Earth 2, who have become a little oversaturated between being featured in Earth 2, World’s Finest, World’s End, and Convergence.

  • Silver Surfer #12 – After the last issue, I had kind of thought this series was over. I know Marvel has been soliciting later issues, but issue 11 just seemed like a natural breaking point. Glad I was wrong. I love this book.

  • Savage Dragon #204 – I actually JUST got to read Savage Dragon Legacy this week (Comixology finally added it), which is set at least a year or two down the road of Savage Dragon continuity. It’s going to be strange reading Savage Dragon knowing a lot of what’s going to happen. But, I am a new convert to Savage Dragon and I really enjoy this book.

  • Sonic The Hedgehog #273 – Worlds Unite has been off to a slow start (and I hate that we keep getting the editor note of “What is happening here? Find out in Worlds Unite Battles…which will be out in a few weeks.”), but I do love the conceit that both Mega Man and Sonic have been taken out of the fight real early. But it would be nice to get the story moving a little more.

Alexander Lucard

  • Constantine the Hellblazer #1 – I’m going to give it a chance. I pulled Constantine until the Earth 2 nonsense. I’ll give this at least one arc.

  • Gotham Academy #7 – Honestly, it’s the best title DC was putting out pre-Convergence. I’m sure it will continue to be.

  • Section 8. Garth Ennis. Bueno Excellente. Dogwielder. Mini-series. I’m definitely up for this.

  • Starfire #1 – I’ve always loved the character (save New 52’s rocky start) and I’m looking forward to seeing if she can hold her own series.

  • Uncle Scrooge #3 – I love the character but IDW has not been doing Scrooge justice. Here’s hoping they get their shit together. Take a page out old the old Gladstone Comics page book.

  • Unity #19. New story arc. Love the comic. Love the characters. Valiant rarely misteps.

  • X-O Manowar 25th Anniversary Special #1 – oh my yes. How can people turn this down?

John Babos

Looking for 4 books this week.

  • Batman #41 – Curious about former Commissioner Gordon as Iron Man / Batman.

  • Earth 2 Society #1 – This is the book I’m most looking forward to during Divergence for DC You!

  • New Suicide Squad #9 – Great to see Task Force X back post-Convergence. I wonder if folks who’ve seen the Suicide Squad filming footage and teaser pics will check out the comics? It’s one of my fave DC series.

  • Unity #19 – Valiant’s Justice League!

James Fulton

Again, I’m very happy that Marvel has put all the titles I buy in hiatus and replaced them with Elseworld books that I’m not interested in, because it makes for lighter, cheaper new comics days.

  • Starve #1 – Ever since I read his first issue of Congo Bill back in the 90s, I’ve been a fan of Danijel Zezelj’s art. I especially like it when he pairs with Brian Wood. There was no doubt that I’d be buying this comic.

  • Crossed +100 #5 – Alan Moore has taken a fun but foolish property and made it really work. I’ve loved his work on language and religion in this series, and am looking forward to seeing him wrap up his first arc.

    There’s not a lot else that is standing out this week, but I am looking forward to new issues of Black Science, Injection, Descender, Copperhead, Saga, and of course, the Walking Dead.

    I’m also very much on the fence about Weirdworld, because I think it might be amazing, but it could be terrible. Crossover tie-ins are like that.

Paul Miranda

DC and Marvel dominate this week. I really am out of my mind @_@ There’s one Image book thrown in for good measure 😉

  • 1602: WITCH HUNTER ANGELA #1
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THE MIGHTY AVENGERS #9
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL AND THE CAROL CORPS #1
  • GHOST RACERS #1 (of 4)
  • INFERNO #2
  • INHUMANS: ATTILAN RISING #2
  • M.O.D.O.K. ASSASSIN #2
  • MARVEL ZOMBIES #1
  • MRS. DEADPOOL and the HOWLING COMMANDOS #1
  • OLD MAN LOGAN #2
  • SECRET WARS 2099 #2 (of 5)
  • SECRET WARS JOURNAL #2 (of 5)
  • SILVER SURFER #13
  • SPIDER-VERSE #2
  • ULTIMATE END #2 (of 5)
  • WEIRDWORLD #1

    A measly six number ones?!? Marvel, you’re slipping. jk…Rowling! The diversity continues with other domains of Battleworld popping up.

  • ALL-STAR SECTION EIGHT #1
  • BATGIRL #41
  • BATMAN #41
  • CATWOMAN #41
  • CONSTANTINE: the HELLBLAZER #1
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #41
  • EARTH 2: SOCIETY #1
  • GOTHAM ACADEMY #7
  • HARLEY QUINN #17
  • NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #9
  • RED HOOD/ARSENAL #1
  • STARFIRE {2nd Series} #1

    DC loses out in their brand-new books by one. BOO Aside from a slight name change to one of the on-goings, the one that’ll be on everyone’s lips is the former Commish as the current Bat.

  • BIRTHRIGHT #8
    Solid storytelling!! I’m not much of a fantasy guy anymore but the chronicles of Mikey Rhodes are captivating!

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