Pull List Roundtable 10/12/2016 – Reborn #1, Darth Vader #25, Clone Conspiracy #1 & More!

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John Babos

12 new books this week.

  • Action Comics #965
  • Deathstroke #4
  • Detective Comics #942
  • Doom Patrol #2
  • Earth 2 Society #17
  • Flash #8
  • New Super-Man #4
  • Red Hood & The Outlaws #3
  • Suicide Squad #4
  • Superwoman #3
  • Thunderbolts #6
  • Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #12

James Fulton

  • Darth Vader #25 – Kieron Gillen has long proven himself as someone who can take just about any idea and make it interesting and work. Vader is not a very interesting character. He is great as a shadowy villain, but as we saw in the prequel movies, his character, when given any extended spotlight, is dull. Not when Gillen writes him though. I’m looking forward to the end of this series, but am also sad to see it go (although I agree with the predictions that it will be followed up by a Dr. Aphra series, which is actually more to my liking).
  • Reborn #1 – Mark Millar miniseries are something that I can’t escape from. While they are rarely brilliant, they always end up satisfying (except for anything to do with Kick-Ass). This one features art by Greg Capullo, who is not a favourite of mine, but as it’s not Batman, my hope is that the story will be more suited to his form of dynamic cartoon action.


There are no other books coming out that week that I have a lot to say about in terms of spotlighting them individually, but here is a list of books I’m really enjoying, all of which come out this week:

  • Brigg’s Land
  • Resident Alien
  • Deathstroke
  • Black Monday Murders
  • The Fix
  • The Fuse
  • Kill or Be Killed
  • Lazarus
  • Southern Cross
  • Moon Knight
  • Letter 44
  • Wrath of the Eternal Warrior

If you get any of these, you should be pleased.

Phil Allen

  • American Vampire Anthology #2 – I’m glad to see a new release from American Vampire, hopefully this means a new series coming soon! I still need to finish the original series, but Second Cycle was pretty good.
  • Darth Vader #25 – Final issue! This has been a great series, so I’ll be sad to see it go. Kieron Gillen writes emotion very well, and he highlighted the emotional side to Vader perfectly.
  • Howard the Duck #11 – Another final issue! Fun but I think it ran its course. Also one of the last Marvel series on my pull list.
  • Reborn #1 – Mark Millar has been hit-or-miss with me lately (I’m really enjoying the Jupiter’s series but I didn’t enjoy Empress as much) but working with Greg Capullo, I can’t miss this one.
  • Shutter #23 – The final act begins! It’s only been four months but it feels like longer, possibly due to the cliffhanger of last issue.
  • Other issues I’m looking forward to:
  • Action Comics #965
  • Batgirl and The Birds of Prey #3
  • The Black Monday Murders #3
  • Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: The Salmon of Doubt #1
  • The Fuse #22
  • Gotham Academy: Second Semester #2
  • Jupiter’s Legacy 2 #4
  • Lazarus #25
  • The October Faction: Deadly Season #1

Mike Maillaro

Between the holiday and my birthday, I am way behind this week, so just some quick summaries…

  • REBORN #1 – Mark Millar has been pumping out great new series the last few years…and Reborn has Greg Capullo on art. Reborn is supposed to be a unique look at the afterlife “Where do you go when you die? Not heaven or hell; somewhere else. Somewhere you have to fight to survive. Somewhere the people from the past are waiting for you-the good and the bad.” Not 100% sold on the premise, but will check it out on the strength of the creative team.
  • BRITANNIA #2 – I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the first issue…even after reading it, there were a ton of question marks about the direction of this series. But, I really enjoyed it, and I am definitely along for the ride.
  • GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #1 – While I don’t like Marvel always being so event driven, I do enjoy the many smaller, quirky titles that Marvel has been doing like Spider-Woman, Howard the Duck, Patsy Walker, Rocket Raccoon/Groot, and Gwenpool. Great Lakes Avengers seems very well suited to fit that mold. Been a fan of the characters since Slott’s GLA series a few years ago. GWENPOOL #7 and HOWARD THE DUCK #11 (last issue, I think) are also coming out this week.
  • CLONE CONSPIRACY #1 – Dead No More has been surprisingly good. As a comic read of the 90’s, I cringe when I see clones and Spider-Man in the same sentence, but there has been a lot of big ethical questions in this one. I also love that Slott continues to keep coming up with fresh twists on Spider-Man lore. He’s done several big events over the last few years, and they never disappoint.
  • DOOM PATROL #2 – The first issue of this Young Animals series was so bizarre, but I loved it. Another series that I have no idea where it’s going, but I can’t wait to find out!
  • DARTH VADER #25 – Sort of sad they are ending this series, but I guess there is only so much you can do with a Darth Vader ongoing. We got two great years, and you can’t ask for much more than that.
  • Black-Eyed Kids #7
  • Action Comics #965
  • Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey #3
  • Detective Comics #942
  • Flash #8
  • Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #6
  • New Super-Man #4
  • Red Hood And The Outlaws #3
  • Scooby Apocalypse #6
  • Suicide Squad #4
  • Supergirl #2
  • Superwoman #3
  • Wonder Woman #8
  • Duck Avenger #1
  • Fix #6
  • Daredevil #12
  • Moon Knight #7
  • Old Man Logan #12
  • Power Man and Iron Fist #9
  • Punisher #6
  • Star Wars Han Solo #4 (Of 5)
  • Thunderbolts #6
  • Uncanny Avengers #15
  • Letter 44 #28
  • Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior #12