Pull List Roundtable 11/8/2018: Green Lantern #1, Outer Darkness #1, Marvel Knights 20th #1, Disney Afternoon #1 & More

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James Fulton

  • Outer Darkness #1 – I’ve missed John Layman’s Chew, and while Farmhand (also out this week), by former collaborator Rob Guillory has more than satisfied my Chew cravings, I look forward to Layman’s new Star Trek-esque series. It looks like it should be a fun series.
  • I’m also looking forward to new issues of Deathstroke, Seven to Eternity, The Walking Dead, Star Wars, and X-Men Red. There’s a new Iceman too, but the first two issues of the new series were disappointments.

I’m on the fence about the following titles:

  • Green Lantern #1 – There was a time when Grant Morrison taking over a book like this would have had me very excited, but it’s been a while since I’ve actually been all that impressed with his work, and I really don’t like Hal Jordan. I’m going to give this a solid look, but I imagine I’m going to pass.
  • Marvel Knights 20th #1 – I don’t really understand what this series is. Is it in continuity? Is it being used to set up whatever comes for Daredevil after Charles Soule leaves that book? Is it just another excuse for Marvel to slap Donny Cates’s name on something? I’m confused about this, which makes me think I should probably skip it.

Mike Maillaro

  • Green Lantern #1 – I really enjoyed Green Lanterns, but I am really curious to see what Grant Morrison can do on a monthly Hal Jordan book. Sometimes Grant Morrison’s work can get a bit out there, but I loved his JLA so much, so we will see what we can here.
  • Disney Afternoon Giant #1 – I am so happy this book exists!! I grew up on Disney Afternoon and love all of these characters. Happy to see IDW bringing them back in some capacity. Hopefully with the new DuckTales series, we can get more of these kinds of books and series. DuckTales #14 and Uncle Scrooge My First Millions #2 also come out this week.
  • Batman #58 – The pacing on the last few issues has been extremely deliberate and slow. Normally that would annoy me, but it has worked so well for the story they are telling here. Tom King has been at the top of his game on Batman since issue 50.
  • Marvel Knights 20th #1 – Damn does that make me feel old. Not even sure what’s the story for this book, but I was a huge fan of the Marvel Knights line when it started, so I will definitely be buying this.
  • Suicide Squad Black Files #1 – This book was solicited so long ago I don’t even remember what it’s about. I think it’s a focus on one or two of the Suicide Squad characters. Suicide Squad tends to be one of my favorite DC books, though I will admit that it is often repetitive. It’s always Amanda Waller has a big secret and she seems to be a worse threat than anything the Squad face off against. But it’s a formula that works most of the time.
  • Justice League #11 – Drowned Earth is a pretty intense story so far! There was so much lead in, I actually didn’t realize that the crossover itself only started in last week’s special (when I first saw it, I thought it was the end of the story). Definitely worth checking out, one of the best stories DC is telling right now.
  • Immortal Hulk #8 – Last issue ended with the Hulk chopped to bits and being stored in several small jars. It was a hell of an image to end on. Immortal Hulk is a great hybrid of horror and superhero action.
  • Moth And Whisper #3
  • Volition #3
  • Adventures Of The Super Sons #4 (Of 12)
  • Dreaming #3
  • Green Arrow #46
  • Nightwing #52
  • Sideways Annual #1
  • United States Vs Murder Inc #3 (Of 6)
  • Bully Wars #3
  • Kick-Ass #9
  • Spawn #291
  • Asgardians Of The Galaxy #3
  • Champions #26
  • Doctor Strange #7
  • Infinity Wars #5 (Of 6)
  • Runaways #15
  • Shatterstar #2 (Of 5)
  • Spider-Geddon #3 (Of 5)
  • Star Wars #56 (Cover A Jamal Campbell
  • Star Wars Han Solo Imperial Cadet #1 (Of 5)
  • Typhoid Fever X-Men #1
  • Weapon X #25
  • X-23 #6
  • X-Men Red #10

John Babos

9 books this week.

    Adventures of the Super Sons #4
    Asgardians of the Galaxy #3
    Deathstroke #37
    Dreaming #3
    Green Arrow #46
    Justice League #11
    Suicide Squad: Black Files #1
    Unexpected #6
    X-Men Red #10
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.