Pull List Roundtable 5/23/2018 – Black Panther #1, Super Sons #16, Hunt For Wolverine, Detective Comics #981 & More


Matt Graham

Not a lot that interests me this week. I can use the financial break.

  • Deadly Class #34 – Huh. The latest arc was billed as a 5 parter on the cover of issue 32, but issue 35 boasts the conclusion, part 4 of 4. Interesting.
  • Animosity #14
  • X-Men Gold #28

James Fulton

  • Black Panther #1 – I’ve been a fan of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Black Panther run, and have felt like he’s grown a great deal as a comics writer since it began. At the same time, the fact that it is relaunching with new numbering kind of makes me want to drop the book. I’m much more interested in seeing how democracy and new forms of communication take hold in Wakanda than I am in seeing T’Challa in charge of some kind of Intergalactic Empire, like they teased in the Legacy one-shot. I’m glad Coates is still writing this book, but I’m just so tired of Marvel being Marvel.
  • Super Sons #16 – Discouraging decisions aren’t exclusive to Marvel this week, as this charming and high quality book falls victim to Brian Michael Bendis’s schemes to make me never want to buy a Superman related book again. This was a good title that I’m going to miss.
  • Detective Comics #981 – It’s the end of James Tynion IV’s great run on this series as well. I am not sure if I’m going to give Bryan Hill’s run a shot – DC’s decision to raise prices on their biweekly books, and to get rid of the digital codes really works against me.

As for stuff I’m excited about this week? There are some great series that I just don’t have anything new to say about this week:

  • Black Hammer Age of Doom #2
  • Barrier #2
  • Days of Hate #5
  • Deadly Class #34
  • Manifest Destiny #35
  • Doctor Aphra #20
  • Star Wars #48

Phil Allen

  • Detective Comics #981 – James Tynion IV’s grand finale! This is one of those creator runs I’ll probably be recommending for the next few years. Over 45 issues in under 2 years, while also releasing his creator-owned series and collaborating with DC event tie-ins; that’s surely an impressive feat. I’m bummed to see it end, but I imagine they’ll begin the road to #1,000 any day now.
  • Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #20 – I can’t place my finger on exactly why, but I love this cover. Maybe it’s her expression, the big coat, the big gun, the chill you can feel with the snow and wind…
  • Super Sons #16 – Another series ending this month, but Tomasi has said he’s not done with the boys yet. There’s a 12-issue series coming up in August, and between Action, Superman, Detective, and Batman I imagine they’ll meet up again even before then.
  • The Flash #47 – “Flash War” begins here. Though he’s popped up a few times between here and Titans since Rebirth began, it will be nice to have the real focus on Wally West (the first one).
  • Barrier #4
  • Batgirl #23
  • Batman Beyond #20
  • Elsewhere #7
  • Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps #45
  • Justice League: No Justice #3
  • Star Wars #48
  • Star Wars Annual #4
  • The Terrifics #4
  • Wonder Woman #47

John Babos

9 books this week.

  • Detective Comics #981
  • Flash #47
  • Hal Jordan & The GLC #45
  • G.I. Joe vs. Six Million Dollar Man #4
  • Justice League No Justice #3
  • Suicide Squad #42
  • Super Sons #16
  • Terrifics #4
  • Wonder Woman #47

Mike Maillaro

  • JUSTICE LEAGUE NO JUSTICE #3 – As an old school fan of LEGION and REBELS, I was so hyped to see Vril Dox show up in the end of issue 2. NO JUSTICE has been kind of slow to be honest, but I am still enjoying it quite a bit.
  • HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: MYSTERY IN MADRIPOOR #1 – I think having four mini-series to bring back Wolverine is a bit excessive (especially since I prefer Old Man Logan and Laura in the role), but to be honest, the series have been entertaining at least, so that goes a long way.
  • SUPER SONS #16 – Great news this week that SUPER SONS will be returning for a 12-issue maxiseries later in the year. I was worried that we wouldn’t get more of this awesome pairing, but huge credit to DC for sticking with it.
  • INFINITY COUNTDOWN DARKHAWK #1 – I was a huge fan of Darkhawk growing up. I don’t really like all the space stuff they added on later, but I think if they can find a good balance (like they did in DARKHAWK #51) this tie-in mini series could be very good.
  • BATMAN BEYOND #20 – I have really enjoyed the teases with Robin Beyond. BATMAN BEYOND is one of DC’s best series, though it doesn’t get anywhere near enough attention.
  • Brothers Dracul #2
  • Her Infernal Descent #2
  • Batgirl #23
  • Detective Comics #981
  • Flash #47
  • Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #45
  • Silencer #5
  • Suicide Squad #42
  • Terrifics #4
  • Wonder Woman #47
  • Legenderry Red Sonja #4
  • Star Trek The Next Generation Through The Mirror #4
  • Hit-Girl #4
  • Champions #20
  • Doctor Strange #390
  • Falcon #8
  • Incredible Hulk #717
  • Invincible Iron Man #600
  • Legion #5 (Of 5)
  • Moon Knight #195
  • Old Man Logan #40
  • Star Wars #48
  • Star Wars Annual #4
  • Star Wars Doctor Aphra #20
  • Weapon X #18
  • Shadowman #3
  • X-O Manowar #15


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