Pull List Roundtable 10/19/2016 – Batman #9, Star Trek: Boldly Go #1, Infamous Iron Man #1, Spell on Wheels #1, & More!

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Mike Maillaro

  • STAR TREK: BOLDLY GO #1 – Glad to see Star Trek back on the shelves so quickly. Still annoyed they ended the long running ongoing series to replace it with a series of mini-series, but as long as I get to read new adventures with the “new” Star Trek crew, I can’t complain too much.
  • KISS #1 – Has any license gotten as many chances as KISS to win an audience over in comic book form? I am a huge fan of the band, and I buy the comics out of curiosity. For the most part, they have been entertaining, so I never regret buying them. Now it’s Dynamite’s turn to try to build some mythology to the rock icons.
  • SPELL ON WHEELS #1 – Three witches robbed of their mystical items and go on a road trip to get them back. Charmed meets Thelma and Louise? Dark Horse sounds like it has another winner on it’s hands here.
  • INFAMOUS IRON MAN #1 – Another “post” Civil War II series launching before Civil War is even close to ending. As far as I can tell, this book stars Victor Von Doom, but Marvel hasn’t said too much about it yet. And of course, we still have no idea what Stark’s status is post Civil War II.
  • CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE #1 – Maybe my favorite title for a comic ever. No idea what this one is about, but checking it out because of the title and my interest in supporting DC’s Young Animal line.
  • DEATH OF X #2 – First issue of this was a real train wreck (THEY KILLED MADROX). I have been arguing against the idea that Marvel is anti-X-Men for a long time, but when they put out crap like this, it becomes hard to keep defending them…
  • BLACK HOOD SEASON 2 #1 – From Archie’s Dark Circle line, we are getting a second season of Black Hood. Black Hood was a very grim, but well written series, and I’m glad we’re getting more. A murdered tries to draw the Black Hood out of retirement, and I imagine we’ll get some disturbing scenes along the way here.
  • TORCHWOOD #2 / POWERS #7 – ABOUT TIME. I hate, hate, hate late comics.
  • Revisionist #5
  • Archie #13
  • Joyride #6
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Pink #4 (Of 6)
  • Astro City #40
  • Batman #9
  • Green Arrow #9
  • Green Lanterns #9
  • Nightwing #7
  • Raven #2 (Of 6)
  • Superman #9
  • Trinity #2
  • Wacky Raceland #5 (Of 6)
  • Back To The Future #13
  • Powerpuff Girls #4
  • X-Files #7
  • I Hate Fairyland #10
  • A-Force #10
  • All-New X-Men #14
  • Amazing Spider-Man #20
  • Astonishing Ant-Man #13
  • Black Widow #7
  • Captain America Sam Wilson #14
  • Civil War II Kingpin #4 (Of 4)
  • Doctor Strange #13
  • Mighty Thor #12
  • Mockingbird #8
  • Patsy Walker A.K.A. Hellcat #11
  • Silk #13
  • Spider-Woman #12
  • Uncanny Inhumans #14
  • X-Men ’92 #8
  • Faith #4
  • Ninjak #20

James Fulton

Glad to see a nice small week, especially as I use Marvel NOW! as an excuse to jump off titles that I probably would have kept reading for a while longer, if it weren’t for the relaunches (peace out, Infamous Iron Man). What looks interesting this week?

  • Astonishing Ant-Man #13 – Nick Spencer’s Ant-Man has been some good fun, and when it ends this month, I’m going to be sad to see it go. Of course, his The Fix has some similarities to this, and is way funnier, so I’m not too upset.
  • Batman #9 – This arc, featuring a version of the Suicide Squad, and Batman’s trip to Bane’s island nation, is Tom King’s last chance. I didn’t love his first arc, and hated the Monster Men event, but this feels more like something King would have cooked up himself, instead of being an editorially mandated plot, so I have hope. If I don’t like it? I’m done.
  • Captain America: Sam Wilson #14 – In keeping with the Nick Spencer theme, I want to say again that I love this title, and the way in which Spencer is using it to take on the rising racial strife and political demagoguery going on in the States right now. I’m sure there are a lot of people, especially in the Red States, who hate this book.

There are other books coming out this week that I enjoy, but there’s not really anything that I want to highlight. It’s mostly a Marvel week for me…