Pull List Roundtable 6/7/2017 – Baby Teeth #1, Darth Vader #1, The Divided States of Hysteria #1, Iceman #1 & More

Mike Maillaro

  • BABYTEETH #1 – Aftershock tells a story about a woman pregnant with the Anti-Christ. As I say all the time, I pretty much always check out each new Aftershock series, and they very rarely let me down. This sounds like it has potential to be a real disturbing series!
  • MIGHTY MOUSE #1 – Not particularly sure why I put this on my pull list. I am sure I had a good reason at the time…my daughter is a fan of old Mighty Mouse cartoons, so I guess that is probably why.
  • MAGNUS #1 – Magnus Robot Fighter written by Kyle Higgins? How could I possibly pass this one up!
  • ICEMAN #1 – I actually didn’t have this one on my pull list, but I have really been enjoying the X-Men books lately, so I figured why not. I actually don’t expect this book to have much legs, but sometimes Marvel does manage to surprise me and stick with books longer than I would normally expect.
  • STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #1 – Kind of strange that they ended this series just to bring it back, but I guess that really isn’t a surprise for Marvel. They do love their #1’s. DARTH VADER was an awesome series, and I am glad to see it’s coming back.
  • BANE CONQUEST #2 – The first issue seemed to ignore a lot of what Bane’s done in the last few decades, but I still enjoyed it. Knightfall came out just when I started reading comics, so Bane has always had a special place in my heart.
  • BATMAN #24 – Batman is still dealing with the aftermath of The Button. DC has been keeping it pretty close to the vest in terms of what comes next. The solicit teased “Armed with the terrifying knowledge gained from the mysterious button, Batman prepares for the coming storm by making a proposition to one of his enemies—one that will change everything for the Dark Knight and his allies!” The cover shows Catwoman, but I am thinking this has something to do with the upcoming War of Jokes and Riddles.
  • Pestilence #2
  • Flintstones #12
  • Green Arrow #24
  • Green Lanterns #24
  • Nightwing #22
  • Superman #24
  • Wonder Woman Steve Trevor #1
  • Rom #11
  • Paper Girls #15
  • Reborn #6 (Of 6)
  • Spawn #274
  • Youngblood #2
  • All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy #3
  • Amazing Spider-Man #28
  • Avengers #8
  • Champions #9
  • Daredevil #21
  • Doctor Strange #20
  • Hawkeye #7
  • Jessica Jones #9
  • Nova #7
  • Rocket #2
  • Secret Empire Brave New World #1 (Of 5)
  • Spider-Man #17
  • Unstoppable Wasp #6
  • X-Men Gold #5
  • Faith #12

John Babos

5 new books this week.

  • Deathstroke #20
  • Fall & Rise of Captain America #6
  • Green Arrow #24
  • Green Lanterns #24
  • Wonder Woman: Steve Trevor #1

Phil Allen

  • Babyteeth #1 – Another all-star team for a new Aftershock series! I liked Donny Cates’ Star Trek Deviations one-shot a couple months ago as well as his new Redneck series at Image, he certainly knows how to tell a gripping story. And Garry Brown’s art on Catwoman brought my interest back to the series, so I am hopeful and excited for this.
  • DC / Looney Tunes: 100 Page Spectacular #1 – I’m always down for a fun crossover, and who is more fun than the Looney Tunes? This is a reprint of a series from 2000, but I’m excited for the other issues being released throughout the month as well.
  • Dark Knight III: The Master Race #9 – The final issue. I’ll need to go back and reread this series at some point, I got lost somewhere. I never expected this to be like the original DKR (and though good, DK2 certainly wasn’t either) but there were some highlights.
  • The Divided States of Hysteria #1 – Never one to shy from controversy, Chaykin presents a dark look at a politically turmoil-ridden U.S. This is bound to ring a few bells close to home for many.
  • The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #6 – This was an unexpected favorite for me these past months, I am bummed to see it end but I hope it might pave the way for more Captain Atom in the near future.
  • Nothing Lasts Forever – The next round of reflective memoirs from Sina Grace (see also Self Obsessed). I’ve liked the Burn The Orphanage and the few LDB issues I’ve read so this should be interesting.
  • Paper Girls #15 – Arc finale! I really cannot wait to see where (and when) this series goes.
  • Reborn #6 – Mini-series conclusion! Another surprise highlight from the last few months, Millar is sometimes hit and miss for me. More please!
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader #1 – Glad to see Vader back on page, and I’ve been getting more into Charles Soule lately so this should be a treat.
  • Other issues I’m looking forward to:
  • The Armory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV #3
  • Batman #24
  • DC Comics Bombshells #28
  • Injection #13
  • Injustice 2 #3
  • James Bond: Black Box #4
  • Pestilence #2
  • Rock Candy Mountain #3
  • Savage Things #4
  • Wonder Woman: Steve Trevor #1

James Fulton

  • Darth Vader #1 – Vader’s a tough character to write and make interesting, because he doesn’t really say a lot, and his features are hidden by his mask. Kieron Gillen made the last DV series work through the incredible Dr. Aphra, but this new series is set between Episodes Three and Four, and show the beginning of the Empire’s reign. That means that we’re talking about emo Hayden Christiansen Vader, who likes to fall to his knees and yell. If this weren’t being written by Charles Soule, I’d probably pass, but as it is, I’m willing to give it a first arc. I have high hopes.
  • Drifter #19 – It all ends here, and I’m hoping for a lot of answers. This has been a very challenging series, and I’m going to be happy to see how it concludes.
  • Iceman #1 – I’ve always felt that Iceman was an under-used character, so I’m happy to see him get a new book. I like Sina Grace’s writing, and think that he is a good choice to write the newly-out Bobby’s life. I kind of expect that this is going to last only eight or so issues, but I’m willing to give it a shot.
  • Planetoid Praxis #5 – Ken Garing’s comic is just about my favourite sci-fi book right now, and I love that it’s stuck to its schedule this time around.
  • Unsound #1 – Boom! has been killing it lately as a boutique comics publisher, and Cullen Bunn is almost always good. That was enough for me to toss this on my pull-file list. I don’t even know what it’s about.