Pull List Roundtable 11/18/2015 – Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior #1, Huck #1, Star Wars: Vader Down #1 (Spoilers)

John Babos

8 books this week.

  • Batman and Eternal #7 – The 1/2 year 75th anniversary celebration of Dick Grayson / Robin debut continues with a mystery and secret DC Comics shared history of all of Batman’s former sidekicks.
  • Bloodshot Reborn #8 – Bloodshot hunts his nanites and he’s being hunted by someone else doing the same thing!
  • Earth 2 Society #6 – Alternate Earth hijinks continues with this Society of Justice.
  • Green Lantern: The Lost Army #6 – This criminally under-read series from writer Cullen Bunn and artist Jesus Saiz comes to an end. It leads to a new mini called Green Lantern: Edge of Oblivion from writer Tom Taylor and artist Ethan Van Sciver.
  • New Suicide Squad #14 – Villains blackmailed by government to do covert missions. What’s not to like?
  • Star Trek / Green Lantern #5 – The unlikely team-up of the Rainbow Lantern Corps and the new Star Trek reboot movie cast continues.
  • Titans Hunt #2 – The secret history of DC Comics first Titans team continues.
  • Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #1 – The post Book of Death journey for Gilad Anni-Padda begins as being in peace isn’t so peaceful.

James Fulton

  • Huck #1 – For a while I wasn’t reading all of Mark Millar’s comics, as they were just a little too over the top for me, but of late, he’s been putting together some really good miniseries. This one is drawn by Rafael Albuquerque. That’s all I needed to know to order it.
  • Marvel Launches: There are three Marvel first issues that I’m getting this week that are all unnecessary relaunches, as they all continue the status quo of the previous series, and continue under the same creative teams. The Mighty Thor is the one I’m most excited about, because I’m hoping that the long hiatus means that Russell Dauterman can continue to draw the book without fill-in artists for a good, long time. Ms. Marvel was always excellent, but Spider-Woman I was finding myself on the fence with during its last few issues. I’m hoping that the eight-month gap reenergizes this title, or I won’t be with it for long.
  • Star Wars: Vader Down #1 – I guess a Star Wars crossover was inevitable, and since I was already buying both the main SW and Vader’s own titles, this isn’t affecting my wallet too badly. I’m not overly excited about this though, but am keeping an open mind. Or at least trying to – Marvel’s track record with events hasn’t been so great this year.
  • Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #1 – I liked how Robert Venditti wrote Gilad in Book of Death, and Raul Allen’s art looks great in all the preview pages I’ve seen, so I’m looking forward to this title. Valiant rarely lets me down.

Mike Maillaro

  • Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior #1 – I was fortunate to be able to read this comic a few weeks ago. Actually, I read it before I read the end of Book of Death, which was a bit of a mistake. This one is not at all what I expected from an Eternal Warrior comic. Gilad has found his way to the afterlife, and now he needs to decide whether or not he should come back. It’s a very cool comic and well worth reading.
  • Vampirella #1969 – Kind of strange to have a “46th” anniversary issue. I can’t help but wonder if this was supposed to come out last year and just got delayed. But, thanks to Nancy Collins’ excellent run, I’ve become real interesting in Vampirella. Definitely excited about this comic. The only part that bums me out is this is Nancy Collins’ last Vampirella story.
  • Huck #1 – Mark Millar has had a series of awesome minis for Image over the last few years, including Chrononauts, MPH, and Starlight. Huck’s main character is described as a combination of Superman and Archie Andrews. Should be entertaining if nothing else.
  • Invincible #125 – Reboot has been a hell of a story so far. Invincible was sent back in time with all the knowledge he has now. He’s already been changing the time line to try and fix some of the mistakes he made in the past. What impact will this have on the series? We don’t know yet, but I can’t imagine this is going to lead to a happy ending. Kirkman is an evil bastard…
  • Titans Hunt #2 – Not at all what I expected, but I really enjoyed the mystery here. They even teased it a bit in last week’s Red Hood and Arsenal, so it looks like there is going to be a major impact on the DC universe from this story.
  • Black Knight #1 – No idea who thought this series had any chance of survival, but I have always liked Black Knight. This book seems tied into Weirdworld, which was one of my favorite Secret Wars series. This book seems dead on arrival to me, but I am still curious about it.
  • Mighty Thor, Spider-Woman, Ms Marvel – Three of my favorite Marvel books all come back on the same day. I do sort of feel bad lumping them all together like this, but all three are terrific comics with a female character headliner. PROGRESS!
  • Star Wars – Vader Down #1 – One thing I’ve really enjoyed about Marvel’s Star Wars books is that there are a lot of little references that tie the books together. A major event in one book will get a small mention elsewhere to help keep the time line straight. This is the first real crossover between Marvel’s Star Wars books.
  • Green Lantern The Lost Army #6 – I am actually pretty annoyed that this series is coming to an end so abruptly. It’s been one of my favorites since it launched. There will be a mini-series with a different creative team to tie up some of the hanging threads, but I still think it’s a huge mistake to end The Lost Army. Definitely one of DC’s most intriguing books.
  • Extraordinary X-Men #2 – While I don’t really like the new mutant status quo, I still have to acknowledge that the first issue was really well written and drawn. Not necessarily the mutant book I want to read, but that is just personal preference. I prefer my X-titles to be a little more hopeful and light.
  • Secret Wars Too #1 – Hey Marvel…instead of putting out dumb books like this, how about we actually get the rest of Secret Wars out in a timely fashion? I don’t think I am asking for too much.

Paul Miranda

  • SIX #1 (of 8)
    Another offering from red-hot 451 Media!! Curiosity about this new publisher has had buyers lament missing out! From the creator of The Wire, The Pacific, and Treme, comes a modern-day war-torn tale. The enemy? A Mexican drug cartel!!
    I stumbled upon this bi-monthly series almost two whole months ago. I read the previous issue without any previous knowledge. I have yet to read the other six. Nevertheless, for a time-travel title, the delivery is well-executed and has me begging for more!!
    Jason Loo’s light-hearted hero continues to learn the ropes. Boo to Diamond for delaying this book two whole weeks.
  • TOMBOY #1
    I only recently read my first Action Lab comic last week. This book is under the Danger Zone imprint. The art behind this series is a pleasant sight. The cover barely depicts one under this designation but the premise is murderous!!
  • BATMAN and ROBIN ETERNAL #7 (of 26)
  • BATMAN: EUROPA #1 (of 4)
    Good things come to those who…gave up! One decade and one year later, this art-a-palooza collaboration is complete!! The Dark Knight has been poisoned. That may be standard fare but this time around there is absolutely no cure!! How can Batman beat the impossible insurmountable odds? Plus, why involve his dark half the Clown Prince of Crime?!?
  • BIZARRO #6 (of 6)
  • DR. FATE #6
    What started as an ‘obligation’ to check out the obscure, odd, and unorthodox has completely flipped me!! I now genuinely seek and devour works that break away from the standard fare. One of the first indie characters to soar in popularity is back under another publisher.
    Biographies are usually enthralling. This seems to be no exception. The untold story comes to light. Despite the fortune and the fame, the wrestler struggled with his demons.
  • TET #3 (of 4)
  • HUCK #1
    Mark Millar is a mad genius!! All his creations are goldmines!! Being low-key is near-impossible in the social media age. What will a super-powered man do when he’s exposed??
  • COMING of RAGE #2 (of 5)
    The late Wes Craven’s brainchild continues the unlikely friendship between a vampire, a werewolf, and a zombie.
  • MIGHTY THOR {2nd Series} #1
  • Ms. MARVEL {4th Series} #1
  • SPIDER-WOMAN {5th Series} #1
  • STAR-LORD #1
    Are you keeping track of all the ANADM books?? It seems like six dozen will drop by the time it’s all said and done. Dane Whitman finally fronts his own series after too long in the background. Jane Foster carries her own fight song with her iron will and an Uru hammer. Kamala Khan has grown up a lot. She is more experienced, confident, and ready to take on the world. Jessica Drew has a major secret and her lips are sealed!! Who’s the daddy??? Peter Quill became Emperor of Spartax. Look back on his early days as an astronaut.
    If you can’t laugh at yourself, then you really are a dud. Who better than Marvel itself to release this tongue-in-cheek on the overly-extended sales-successful event?? Jonathan Hickman pokes fun at himself for how he has envisioned the end. Six other stories ramp up the lolz.
  • STAR WARS #12
    Oh, snap!! The first-ever cohesive crossover is here!! Darth Vader lays down the law his own way! Plus, the juicy details behind Sana Solo are laid bare.
    Valiant re-launches one of their oldest [HAH! Get it?] characters. There is so much love and support behind Gilad that eight covers honour his clout. There’s a twist: he’s no longer on our green and blue planet. He finds himself in outer space. Will his immortality begin to fade??

Phil Allen

Still catching up, but there’s some cool stuff this week!

  • Batman: Europa #1 – Brian Azzarello and Jim Lee? Yes please!
  • Huck #1 – Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque?! YES PLEASE!
  • Ms. Marvel #1 – Kamala Khan begins her career as an Avenger!
  • Pretty Deadly #6 – Finally, the return of Kelly Sue DeConnick & Emma Rios’ smash hit series! This was one of my favorite series as it was coming out, so I’m very excited it’s back.
  • Secret Wars Too #1 – After a (very) long universe-spanning event, it’s nice to take a moment to breathe and laugh, brought to you by a team of some of today’s best writers and artists!
  • Shutter #17 – This is one of those series that gets better with every issue. Not just for the final-page plot twists or the action or the hilarious back-up comics, but the story overall and the presentation form the creative team.
  • Other issues I’m looking forward to:
  • Batman and Robin Eternal #7
  • Cognetic #2
  • I Hate Fairyland #2
  • Jughead #2
  • Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl #4
  • Rat Queens #13
  • Star Trek / Green Lantern #5
  • Star Wars: Vader Down #1


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