Pull List Roundtable 11/8/2017 – Mister Miracle #4, Batman Lost #1, Star Wars #38, Daredevil #595, Kid Lobotomy #2 & More& More

Joey Atimoyoo

Action Comics 991 – I hated the reveal of Mr. Oz and I’m hoping that there will be some sort of swerve happening here…that’s the only reason why I’m getting this issue.

Detective Comics 968 – I’m really digging that there’s been some solid attention given to Tim Drake, I hope that it continues after this storyline.

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps 32 – The one thing that I haven’t really liked about the Metal comics is how the heroes are pretty much useless and overpowered. It doesn’t necessarily raise the threat level, it would be more interesting if the heroes got a few more licks in even in a loss. I hope that this issue changes that trend a little bit…I’m also glad that there’s just one event tie-in issue.

Mister Miracle 4 – This book is SO damn good. I’ve really been enjoying the ride on this one.

Eugenic 2 – I really like the titles that James Tynion IV does with publishers like Boom!…he cuts loose and does his own thing.

James Fulton

Injection #15 – I’d kind of given up on this Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey title ever coming back. I’m really happy to see it on this list.

Mister Miracle #4 – At the risk of becoming repetitive, this is the book that I am always going to be looking forward to the most. I love this title.

Pitiful Human-Lizard #15 – Here’s another title that’s been away too long – this is one of my favourite superhero comics!

Star Wars #38 – I’m sad to see Kieron Gillen leave the solo writing duties on Dr. Aphra, but am very excited to see what he does with the main Star Wars title. His contributions to the two crossover events showed more character depth than Jason Aaron was writing, so this could be very interesting.

This week I’m on the fence about the Legacy return of Moon Knight, and the debuts of Coyotes and Port of Earth from Image. All three books will get a good looking-over at the store.

Matt Graham

Archies #2 – As an unabashed fan of Dazzler and Josie the Pussycats, it’s the future musical cameos (CHVRCHES, Tegan and Sara, to name a few) that are my main draw, coupled with my fascination for how music works in a silent format. Like Dazzler and the recently binned Josie, the art drives the illusion of sound, with Joe Eisma and Matt Herms using linework and, most importantly here, colour to drive home the intoxicating energy that makes up a concert – from owning the stage to being a willing thrall in the crowd.

There’s Nothing There #5 – Final issue of this horrific stalkerazzi sex cult ghost story. A timely story given all the Hollywood news of late.

Mister Miracle #4 – The most interesting and human superhero book out there, and DC’s best book of the year (Mother Panic is a close second).

Wonder Woman #34 – Part Three of “CHILDREN OF THE GODS” and Jason and Diana are just now getting some face to face time. They’ll probably fight because they don’t know each other that well.

Heavy Metal #288 – This is a cool issue because Richard Corben is returning to the magazine after 20 years with a 15-part story. He’s the latest past creator to come back for the 40th anniversary under Grant Morrison’s EIC vision, if you don’t keep up with Heavy Metal. You should.

Redlands #4 – Jordie Bellaire and Vanesa Del Rey’s Southern Horror yarn about a coven of witches running a town is dark. It finds its horror by playing up the natural in supernatural. If you like compelling, beautiful folkloric horror, and you have the slightest interest in stories about the rise and fall of power in idyllic areas that are really rife with chaos, this book should be on your list.

Daredevil #595 – I missed a few hundred issues somewhere. Oh, no they renumbered this one, too. Okay. Charles Soules has answered all the questions that drove the latest relaunch, and whether the answers were satisfying to you or not, the book has now directed itself to the consequences of all those answers. In true Daredevil fashion, this means Wilson Fisk will step even further into the forefront as Mayor of New York City. Should be an interesting road to #600.

Unbelievable Gwenpool #22

She-Hulk #159 – Well, Jen’s run as Hulk was short, but she’s still grey, scarred (with cool glowing gamma scars), and not the She-Hulk who was brimming with confidence and control. That’s great, because I have loved every page of her new status quo, doing something different with much to say about Jennifer as a character while using the book as a venue to meditate on grief and anger and suppressing emotions and other things that make people uncomfortable. And yeah, in the last two arcs she was generally dealing with generic monsters as an allegory for dealing with people. She was saving herself by saving others. Writer Mariko Tamaki now brings all this development crashing down against a real Hulk-worthy threat – The Leader! – and she’s joined by new series artist Jahnoy Lindsay.

I am in the minority at my comic shop about loving this book, but I’ve never felt Jen was out of character. She’s facing her personal demons. And Jen is good at that, and she never backs down from a fight, and that’s never been compromised or lost in this run. It’s driven it.

X-Men Gold #15

Mike Maillaro

To be honest, I am a few weeks behind on my comics reading, and I am on vacation this week, so I am not going to cover that many books in spotlight.

HARBINGER RENEGADE #0 – As much as I loved HARBINGER, the current series has been odd at times. A few issue back, we get an entire issue devoted to a villain who hasn’t impacted the series yet. This 0 issue seems to be a lead-in to HARBINGER WARS 2. I will certainly check it out, as I love most Valiant books.

MOON KNIGHT #188 – I have liked Moon Knight pretty much since I started reading comics. One of my first issues of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN featured Moon Knight. The last few runs he’s gotten have produced some amazing comic books. I would love to see more fans grab on to this character like I have.

SHE-HULK #159 – For the most part, I prefer the “SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK” type stories with She-Hulk, not just seeing her as a female Hulk clone. I just think She-Hulk can be a much more unique character when allowed to do her own thing. I am glad they have gone back to calling her book SHE-HULK, and I hope we get more traditional She-Hulk stories in this change.

BATMAN LOST #1 – Best part of METAL for me has been the spotlights on the various evil Batmen. This time, Earth-1 Batman gets thrown into the Dark Multiverse. Definitely sounds like a cool idea.

MISTER MIRACLE #4 – I heard someone say MISTER MIRACLE is DC’s best comic, and I’d have a hard time disagreeing with that. Tom King has a real skill for taking a character like Vision or Mister Miracle and finding ways to put a completely new spin on them. I like this far more than I’ve liked his BATMAN.

Normals #6
Pestilence #5
Archies #2
Action Comics #991
Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey #16
Detective Comics #968
Flash #34
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #32
Justice League Of America #18
New Super-Man #17
Ragman #2 (Of 6)
Red Hood And The Outlaws #16
Scooby Apocalypse #19
Suicide Squad #29
Titans #17
Wonder Woman #34
Daredevil #595
Despicable Deadpool #289
Falcon #2
Generation X #8
Gwenpool The Unbelievable #22
Jessica Jones #14
Master Of Kung Fu #126
Ms. Marvel #24
Runaways #3
Spirits Of Vengeance #2 (Of 5)
Star Wars #38
Uncanny Avengers #29
X-Men Gold #15

John Babos

11 books this week.

Action Comics #991
Batman Lost #1
Detective Comics #968
Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #32
Kid Lobotomy #2
Mister Miracle #4
Red Hood and the Outlaws #16
Suicide Squad #29
Superwoman #16
Titans #17
Wonder Woman #34