Pull List Roundtable 2/20/2019: Incursion #1, Stronghold #1, Hulkverines #1, Batman #65 & More!

James Fulton

It’s another small week, which is always welcome.

  • Incursion #1 – I’m probably going to regret preordering this, because I HATE the Deadside, but I’m always finding myself drawn into events. Andy Diggle is writing with Alex Paknadel, so that has me intrigued.
  • I’m also looking forward to new issues of Black Badge, East of West, Guardians of the Galaxy, Miles Morales: Spider-Man, Seven to Eternity, Uncanny X-Men, and X-O Manowar

Mike Maillaro

  • Stronghold #1 – Another interesting new series from Aftershock! They certainly put out a diverse series of books…. “Stronghold is about a college student and delivery driver named Claire who has fallen in love with a sad sack insurance adjuster on her delivery route named Michael Grey,” explains writer Phil Hester, who created the title with Lucifer and Saucer Country’s Ryan Kelly. “Claire also happens to belong to a centuries-old secret society called The Stronghold who believes this insurance adjuster is actually an immortal, amnesiac elder god whose awakening would ignite a cosmos-wide Armageddon. Like all young people, Claire feels restless in her strict faith, but when she tests it by revealing herself to Grey, the results threaten to destroy not only her order, but the world. On the run from The Stronghold, alien enemies and Grey’s own broken, haunting memories, they both realize that for their love to be born, Earth must die.”
  • Batman #65 – I am glad we got a break from the unreadable “Batman Nightmare” arc for this Heroes in Crisis tie-in. I was pretty close to dropping the book as the last few issues but this Flash/Batman crossover featuring Gotham Girl has been very good. Dreading when this arc is done…
  • Justice League #18 – Last issue we found out that Lex and Martian Manhunter were BFF’s as kid, but it had been mindwiped from Lex’s mind. One of the most bizarre retcons I’ve ever seen. Curious where this series goes from there.
  • Hulkverines #1 – The idea of a mix between Hulk and Wolverine should be an awful idea, but I really liked Weapon H a lot. I actually prefer reading about him than the mess than has been Return of Wolverine (the last issue of which also comes out this week). Hopefully Weapon H sticks around after this mini series ends.
  • Wolverine Infinity Watch #1 – Marvel seems to have no real idea what to do with Wolverine since he came back…Wolverine on a search for the Infinity Gems? WHY IS THIS A THING????
  • Hot Lunch Special #5
  • Justice League #18
  • Naomi #2
  • Nightwing #57
  • Teen Titans #27
  • DuckTales #18
  • Uncle Scrooge #42
  • Middlewest #4
  • Sharkey The Bounty Hunter #1 (Of 6)
  • Age Of X-Man The Amazing Nightcrawler #1 (Of 5)
  • Avengers #15
  • Avengers No Road Home #2 (Of 10)
  • Black Widow #2
  • Doctor Strange #11
  • Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #3
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy #2
  • Love Romances #1
  • Miles Morales Spider-Man #3
  • Uncanny X-Men #12
  • Unstoppable Wasp #5
  • Incursion #1 (Of 4)
  • X-O Manowar #24

John Babos

5 books this week.

  • Avengers #15
  • Batman #65
  • Incursion #1
  • Justice League #18
  • Teen Titans #27