Pull List Roundtable 2/21/2018 – Black Panther Annual #1, Brave & The Bold: Batman & Wonder Woman #1, Postal: Mark #1, Infinity Countdown Prime & More!

Matt Graham

  • Archies #5 – Haven’t read an issue of this series yet, but this one features a guest appearance by two of my favourite artists, Canadian indie pop twin siblings Tegan and Sara. Their music has been a part of my life for so long I can’t pass this up. May even get more than one cover.

I’m a fan of Matthew Rosenberg’s writing and Joe Eisma’s illustrating, and I love music more than I love comics, so music comics are my wheelhouse, especially when they focus on band dynamics.

However, after Marguerite Bennett and Audrey Mok’s Josie and the Pussycats series was unceremoniously pulled off stage last year, I had planned on tradewaiting The Archies – even with Tegan and Sara here and CHVRCHES in issue 3. I wouldn’t mind if this issue pressed me to go for back issues and get on board, though.


  • Daredevill #599 – Charles Soule mentioned he saw Mayor Fisk as his Born Again arc. I don’t think that’ll be a comparison I’ll use, but it has been an interesting arc amidst an entire run of pretty good Daredevil. I’m not sure it’s Decalogue or Born Again level.
  • Vampirella #10 – Series is winding down for the finale next issue. Quite enjoyed this volume and I look forward to who takes on Vampy next.
  • MMPR #24
  • Batwoman #12
  • Red Sonja #13
  • Astonishing X-Men #8
  • X-Men Gold #22

James Fulton

  • Black Panther Annual #1 – The fact that Christopher Priest is writing a part of this makes it one of the most anticipated books of the week, but at the same time, the fact that Reginald Hudlin contributed as well makes me less interested. Maybe they’ll cancel each other out and Don McGregor’s chapter will be the deciding factor…
  • Moonshine #7 – I should probably be trade waiting Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso’s atmospheric Prohibition-era werewolf comic, because of how slowly it comes out, but I just can’t leave this on the stands. The delay between arcs has been so long, I hope this is actually monthly for a while…
  • Multiple Warheads: Ghost Throne One-Shot – I’ve missed Brandon Graham’s work a lot since Island ended, and I’m so happy to see him returning to his strange and wonderful Multiple Warheads world.
  • Tales of Suspense #102 – I’m enjoying this Hawkeye/Winter Soldier book more than I expected to. It’s pretty good.

I’m also looking forward to new issues of Dept. H, Justice League, Descender, Eternal Empire, Horizon, Maestros, Sex Criminals, Twisted Romance, and Daredevil.

John Babos

9 books this week.

  • Astonishing X-Men #8
  • Brave & The Bold: Batman & Wonder Woman #1
  • Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye Swamp Thing Special #1
  • Damage #2
  • Kid Lobotomy #5
  • Nightwing #39
  • Super Sons #13
  • Superman #41
  • Trinity #18

Mike Maillaro

  • ICE CREAM MAN #2 – This was a nice surprise last month. I hadn’t been paying much attention to ICE CREAM MAN, but a few Image books had a sneak peek, and I was immediately sold on it. The first issue was basically a horror story, but it seems like the series is supposed to tackle a bunch of different themes and genres.
  • HIT-GIRL #1 – I actually still have not read any of the earlier KICK-ASS books, even though I like Mark Millar quite a bit. Unlike the new KICK-ASS series, this seems to be a return of the original HIT-GIRL. I am picking this book up, though I probably won’t read it until I am all caught up on the older series. I am like that.
  • POSTAL – MARK #1 – POSTAL was one of my favorite Image series. It’s the story about a town of criminals hiding out in plain sight. POSTAL ended last month on a bit of a cliffhanger. We are getting a few one-shots, but I don’t know if they are stories set earlier in the series or intended as epilogues. I kind of hope for the former, as I kind of like that the ending was ambiguous.
  • WONDER WOMAN CONAN #6 – I always love a good crossover, and that is exactly what we got here. I am kind of bummed out that it’s coming to an end. I hope we get more crossovers between WONDER WOMAN and CONAN in the future, though with CONAN returning to the Marvel umbrella next year, that just might not happen.
  • BRAVE AND THE BOLD: BATMAN AND WONDER WOMAN #1 – I am not quite sure what this is. I always liked BRAVE AND THE BOLD as an anthology team-up series. But Batman and Wonder Woman just teamed up in BATMAN and they are together with Superman every month in TRINITY (a book which I ended up dropping a few months back) and JUSTICE LEAGUE. If you are going to do a mini-series, use it to give exposure to characters that need it, not just more Batman and more Wonder Woman.
  • DOCTOR STRANGE: DAMNATION #1, INFINITY COUNTDOWN PRIME #1, and VENOM #162 – Marvel has three crossover events going on at the same time here with DAMNATION, INFINITY COUNTDOWN, and VENOM (not to mention AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER which continues weekly with AVENGERS #681). I actually enjoy a lot of what Marvel puts out, but it often feels really hard to keep up with everything they are putting out as “must-read events.” Why can’t they spread these series out better?
  • STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #17 – I am sort of posting this early since the issue I am most excited about is issue 18 where Hera from STAR WARS: REBELS shows up. DOCTOR APHRA is set after A NEW HOPE, so now we know Hera survives at least that long. After last night’s REBELS, it’s nice to know at least someone survives past the end of the series…
  • Alters #10
  • Brilliant Trash #4
  • Archies #5
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #24
  • WWE #14
  • Batman #41
  • Batman And The Signal #2 (Of 3)
  • Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #4 (Of 6)
  • Damage #2
  • Future Quest Presents #7
  • Green Lanterns #41
  • Justice League #39
  • Nightwing #39
  • Super Sons #13
  • Superman #41
  • Amazing Spider-Man #796
  • Astonishing X-Men #8
  • Daredevil #599
  • Defenders #10
  • Generation X #87
  • Incredible Hulk #713
  • Luke Cage #170
  • Mighty Thor #704
  • Monsters Unleashed #11
  • Punisher The Platoon #6 (Of 6)
  • Tales Of Suspense #102 (Of 5)
  • X-Men Gold #22
  • Ninjak Vs The Valiant Universe #2 (Of 4)
  • Quantum And Woody #3