Pull List Roundtable 1/23/2019: Guardians Of The Galaxy #1, Naomi #1, Uncanny X-Men 2019 Annual, Justice League #16, Avengers #13 & More!

James Fulton

  • Aliens: Resistance #1 – I liked Brian Wood’s last Aliens title (Salvation?) and see that this follows up on it. There’s definitely a place for more Aliens material written by strong writers.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy #1 – I’ve resisted the tide of people who are promoting writer Donny Cates as the saviour of Marvel, but I have been enjoying his titles as I pick them up in sale bins. I also loved the Dan Abnett/Andy Lanning Guardians of the Galaxy, and suspect that this title might be closer to that one in terms of cast and scope. I don’t know how Infinity Wars ended, or even which post-Bendis Guardian was killed off, but I figure I’ll catch up quickly enough. I have high hopes for this book.
  • Uncanny X-Men Annual #1 – It’s interesting that Ed Brisson, who wrote Extermination and is writing X-Force, gets to tell the story of how Cyclops returned to us instead of Matthew Rosenberg, who is going to be the solo X-Men writer moving forward. I’m good with it, because Brisson is excellent.
  • I’m also looking forward to reading new issues of Die!Die!Die!, Outcast, Star Wars, Livewire, and X-O Manowar. Because Diamond sucks, I’m still waiting for last week’s issues of Deadly Class and Gideon Falls.
  • I’m on the fence about this new Oliver title at Image. Darick Robertson is so good, but I don’t know the writer. I’ll give it a flip.

Mike Maillaro

  • Naomi #1 – Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker introduce us to a new young hero in the DC Universe. After the failure of the New Age of Heroes showed how difficult it is to get new IP’s off the ground, DC has given Bendis a new imprint called Wonder Comics to give it a shot. I really enjoyed Young Justice, and I am definitely looking forward to this one, but it will certainly be an uphill climb to get this book onto reader’s radars.
  • Blossoms 666 #1 – I really enjoy the Archie horror line for the most part, but it really feels like they should be getting their main books (Afterlife with Archie and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) back on some kind of consistent release schedule. It makes it hard for me to be willing to give more books in the line a fair shot, because I hate the inconsistency. Blossoms 666 is about the idea that one of the Blossom twins is the Anti-Christ. I will likely check it out.
  • War is Hell #1 and Crypt of Shadows #1 – As part of their 80th anniversary celebration this year, Marvel is doing a bunch of one-shots with titles of some of their series from over the years. I think it’s a pretty cool idea, and I always love quirky anthology books, so I am really curious about these.
  • Uncanny X-Men Annual #1 – In the last issue of Uncanny X-Men, X-Man basically killed all the X-Men…and the world rejoiced. The only one left is Cyclops, and this annual finally tells us how Cyclops came back to life. Hate to be cynical, but even though I enjoyed Uncanny X-Men for the most part, it’s hard to imagine any of this is going to stick, so I don’t feel like the stakes are all that high here.
  • Betty And Veronica Friends Forever Go To Work #1
  • Batman #63
  • Freedom Fighters #2 (Of 12)
  • Justice League #16
  • Shazam #2
  • Sideways #12
  • Teen Titans #26
  • DuckTales #17
  • Star Trek The Next Generation Terra Incognita #6
  • Die!Die!Die! #7
  • Avengers #13
  • Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #2
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy #1
  • Immortal Hulk #12
  • Man Without Fear #4
  • Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #39
  • Star Wars #60
  • Superior Spider-Man #2
  • Livewire #2
  • X-O Manowar #23

John Babos

4 books this week.

  • Avengers #13
  • Justice League #16
  • Shazam #2
  • Teen Titans #26