Pull List Roundtable 3/27/2019 – Black Hammer, X-Force, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Dial H & More

John Babos

7 books this week

  • Action Comics #1009
  • Bloodshot Rising Spirit #5
  • Detective Comics #1000
  • Forgotten Queen #2
  • Heroes in Crisis #7
  • Justice League Odyssey #7
  • Shazam #4

James Fulton

This week I’m getting:

  • Black Hammer: Age of Doom
  • Black Panther
  • Black Science
  • Daredevil
  • Doctor Aphra
  • Friendo
  • Heroes in Crisis
  • Invaders
  • Man-Eaters
  • Outcast
  • Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt
  • Star Wars: Vader – Dark Visions
  • X-Force (Marvel’s best current comic!)

Babos: How’s Black Hammer? I saw the Black Hammer / Justice League cover and was intrigued. I recall reading about a BH series set in the past JSA style?

I think X-Force is well written with great covers, but the interior art is terrible imho.

Fulton: I love Black Hammer. You should totally read the first trade. It’s a JLA-type team that’s been trapped for years in a small farm community, trying to make a life for themselves. There’s a lot more to it than that now, but it’s great from the beginning.

I love the art in X-Force. I like that it is so different, and fits the writing so well. I’ve gotten increasingly bored with Marvel and DC house style art, and think that Burnett’s cartoony-ness works with the story. His Warpath is my favourite.

Babos: Cool.

What’s the interior art for BH like?

I’m trying to avoid X-Force type art. I do like stylized art as I was an early fan of Mike Mignol when there were complaints about his too dark style. X-Force interior art is just a bit rough for me and certainly jarring from the slicker cover art.

Fulton: Dean Ormston on Black Hammer. Falls somewhere between Mignola and Quitely? Maybe that’s not a great description.

Also, the side series can be skipped but if you love it, they provide some context.

Mike Maillaro

  • Ice Cream Man #11 – I genuinely hated the last issue of this series. Much like Brian K Vaughan’s Barrier, Ice Cream Man #10 used an extensive section of untranslated Spanish to tell the story. I know there are options like translation software, etc, but as a reader, I felt immediately disengaged to have to run to get external help to understand the story I was reading. To me, this takes away from the comic reading experience.
  • Dial H For Hero #1 – The Hero Dial has been one of my favorite DC concepts for as long as I can remember. It’s just a great way to tell some crazy, outside the box stories. I have been looking forward to this new version since it was announced!
  • Detective Comics #1000 – Tec hits its landmark 1000th issue! That is definitely something worth celebrating. Not sure I really care about bringing “Arkham Knight” into the comics, but Tomasi is usually very good, so I will give it a fair shot before judging too harshly.
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch #1 – In the last few issues of Archie, we’ve found out that Sabrina is Archie’s new girlfriend. Sabrina is one of my favorite characters in Archie, so I am happy to see she has her own series again. Though when are we going to get more Chilling Adventures of Sabrina??


  • Beyonders #5
  • Lollipop Kids #4
  • Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Coronation #12 (Of 12)
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #37
  • Action Comics #1009
  • Batgirl #33
  • Batman Beyond #30
  • Books Of Magic #6
  • Flash #67
  • Freedom Fighters #4 (Of 12)
  • Heroes In Crisis #7 (Of 9)
  • Justice League Odyssey #7
  • Shazam #4
  • Silencer #15
  • Terrifics #14
  • Wonder Woman #67
  • Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #3
  • Disney Comics And Stories #4
  • DuckTales #19
  • Sharkey The Bounty Hunter #2 (Of 6)
  • Spawn #295
  • Age Of X-Man The X-Tremists #2 (Of 5)
  • Amazing Spider-Man #18
  • Avengers No Road Home #7 (Of 10)
  • Black Widow #3
  • Daredevil #3 (Cover A Julian Totino Tedesco), $3.99
  • Doctor Strange #12 (Cover A Jesus Saiz), $3.99
  • Fantastic Four #8 (Cover A Pepe Larraz), $3.99
  • Hulkverines #2 (Of 3)
  • Invaders #3
  • Ironheart #4
  • Marvel Comics Presents #3
  • Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #41
  • Mr. And Mrs. X #9
  • Star Wars Doctor Aphra #30
  • Star Wars Vader Dark Visions #2 (Of 5)
  • Superior Spider-Man #4
  • X-Force #5
  • Bloodshot Rising Spirit #5
  • Forgotten Queen #2 (Of 4)