Pull List Roundtable 1/11/2017 – Justice League/Power Rangers #1, Justice League of America: Vixen – Rebirth #1, Lobster Johnson: Garden of Bones & More

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Mike Maillaro

  • JUSTICE LEAGUE/POWER RANGERS #1 – When I first heard about this, I really thought it was just a bizarre rumor. No idea how well these two worlds can blend, but I love crossovers, so I will definitely check it out.
  • DAREDEVIL #15 – DAMN! Soule doesn’t pull any punches on this book. I still have the end of the last issue branded into my brain with Blindspot getting his eyes ripped out by Muse. This was one of the most brutal and unexpected moments I’d ever read in a comic.
  • INHUMANS VS X-MEN #2 – The first issue was one of the best X-Men stories I had read in a while. Nice to see the X-Men actually having some bite again. I am still skeptical about the future of the X-Men line just based on how badly it’s been treated in recent years, but that last issue gave me a lot of hope and expectations. Don’t let me down, Marvel!
  • MS MARVEL #14 – While I typically enjoy MS MARVEL, I thought issue 13 was a bit of a mess. It was focused on getting people to vote, but it was done in a rather clumsy way. There was also a lot about the issue that wasn’t accurate, like saying “gerrymandering impacts mayoral race.” I do think comics can deal with important issues, but this was just about the worst possible example of how to do it.
  • OCCUPY AVENGERS #3 – Sort of the flip side of what I just said about MS MARVEL. OCCUPY AVENGERS first two issues featured Hawkeye and Red Wolf teaming up to stop a corporation from stealing water from Native Americans. While this could have been heavy handed, I thought the issues were handled well, and still had a lot of good superhero action too. This is a much more balanced way of dealing with issues in comic form.
  • FLASH #14 – The Rogues are back! I have been wondering what happened to Captain Cold after his brief run as a member of the Justice League. This issue seems like it will be giving us some answers.
  • SAVAGE DRAGON #219 – I love that after all this time, Erik Larsen constantly surprises me. Last issue, we saw Malcolm Dragon facing his limitations as he tried to figure out the best way to save his father in law’s life from cancer. It was a strong issue, though I was a little annoyed that we never seemed to deal with the ramifications of one of Malcolm’s babies ripping off a friend’s arm. This issue, we see the trial of Mr Glum, a long standing villain in Savage Dragon.
  • TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #14 – The tribute to Space Jam continues. Like I said about MS MARVEL, the last issue was actually a bad issue of a series I usually like quite a bit, guest starring Jeremy Lin. Really hoping this arc ends quickly so the series can get back on track.
  • Black-Eyed Kids #10
  • Captain Kid #4
  • Shipwreck #3
  • Jughead #12
  • Reggie And Me #2 (Of 5)
  • Groo Fray Of The Gods #4 (Of 4)
  • Action Comics #971
  • Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey #6
  • Detective Comics #948
  • Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #12
  • Justice League Of America Vixen Rebirth #1
  • Justice League Vs Suicide Squad #4 (Of 6)
  • New Super-Man #7
  • Red Hood And The Outlaws #6
  • Scooby Apocalypse #9
  • Suicide Squad #9
  • Supergirl #5
  • Titans #7
  • Wonder Woman #14
  • Spawn #269
  • All-New Wolverine #16
  • Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows #3
  • Captain America Steve Rogers #9
  • Dark Tower The Drawing Of The Three The Sailor #4 (Of 5)
  • Doctor Strange And The Sorcerers Supreme #4
  • Great Lakes Avengers #4
  • Jessica Jones #4
  • Mighty Thor #15
  • Power Man And Iron Fist #12
  • Spider-Man #12
  • Star Wars Poe Dameron #10
  • Uncanny Avengers #19
  • Uncanny X-Men #17
  • Ninjak #23

James Fulton

  • Justice League of America: Vixen – Rebirth #1 – I enjoyed this last week’s Atom one-off, and have been a fan of Vixen since her time in Ostrander’s Suicide Squad. I haven’t been a big fan of Jody Houser, who is co-writing this, but like Steve Orlando’s writing. Let’s see how this all works.
  • Motor Crush #2 – The first issue of this new series by Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, and Babs Tarr was exciting and fresh. Now it’s time to learn some of the backstory, I hope.
  • Motro #3 – Ulises Farinas’s Motro is one of my new favourite comics. It’s deeply weird and unpredictable, as it shows us the life of a very strong young man growing up in a Mad Max-style wasteland. Great stuff.
  • Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses #20 – It’s been way too long a wait between issues of one of the greatest crime comics of all time. Way too long, considering how much of a cliffhanger the last issue ended on. This better not be an Amy Racecar issue…

For the record, I completely agree with everything Mike said above about Ms. Marvel, Totally Awesome Hulk, and Occupy Avengers. Like he read my mind…

Phil Allen

  • Deep #1 – I’m mostly getting this one for Tom Taylor, I’m a big fan of his Injustice run.
  • James Bond: Felix Leiter #1 – I’m enjoying Warren Ellis’ run on James Bond, and I was bummed when I missed the initial release of Diggle’s Hammerhead so I won’t be missing this one.
  • Justice League / Power Rangers #1 – It’s been years since I even followed anything Power Rangers related, but I can’t not.
  • Lobster Johnson: Garden of Bones – I only started getting deeper into the Mignola ‘verse last year or so and Lobster Johnson has been one of my favorites.
  • Reggie and Me #2 – I must have missed the memo that the story is told from the perspective of Reggie’s dog!
  • Violent Love #3 – This has been a surprise hit for me, so far I’m really enjoying it.

Other issues I’m looking forward to:

  • Action Comics #971
  • Detective Comics #948
  • Justice League of America: Vixen #1
  • Jughead #12
  • Moonshine #4
  • Southern Bastards #16
  • Star Wars: Poe Dameron #10
  • Wonder Woman #14

John Babos

  • Action Comics #971
  • Action Comics #971
  • Deathstroke #10
  • Detective Comics #948
  • Earth 2 Society #20
  • Justice League of America: Vixen Rebirth #1
  • Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #4
  • Ninjak #23
  • Red Hood & the Outlaws #6
  • Suicide Squad #9
  • Superwoman #6
  • Titans #7

  • Mike Maillaro is a lifelong Jersey Boy and geek. Mike has been a comic fan for about 30 years from when his mom used to buy him Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Adventures at our local newsstand. Thanks, Mom!! Mike's goal is to bring more positivity to the discussion of comics and pop culture.