Pull List Roundtable 5/29/2019 – X-Men Grand Design X-Tinction #1, Doomsday Clock #10, Killer Groove #1, Superman: Leviathan Rising Special #1 & More!


James Fulton

X-Men Grand Design is coming back! This time around, Ed Piskor is turning his eye towards the X-Men comics that I probably remember best – the Outback era and the weirdness that came after. Is he going to make a cohesive whole out of the mess of the Muir Island saga? Let’s find out!

I’m also looking forward to the conclusions of Dead Kings, Heroes in Crisis (to be honest, I’m not very excited about this anymore, and expect that some of the series’s deaths will be reversed) and Peter Cannon Thunderbolt.

I’m also looking forward to new issues of Ascender, Black Panther, Black Science, Daredevil, Immortal Hulk, and Star Wars: Vader – Dark Visions

John Babos

7 books this week.

  • Bloodshot Rising Spirit #7
  • Detective Comics Annual #2
  • Doomsday Clock #10
  • Forgotten Queen #4
  • Heroes in Crisis #9
  • Major X #4
  • Superman: Leviathan Rising Special #1

Mike Maillaro

Whole lot to talk about this week!

  • X-Men Grand Design X-Tinction #1 – I’ve been enjoying Ed Piskor’s attempts to make sense of X-Men history. The X-Tinction Agenda is pretty much when I started becoming an X-Men fan…and when we started to get what felt like dozens of X-Men series every month…so I am real curious to see what he can do with this era.
  • Star Wars #108 – Fun idea for a comic here. Create a new comic story based on Marvel’s original Star Wars continuity. Granted none of that staff is canon (or ever was, really), and it’s been a long time since I have read any of it, but I am still curious enough to check it out.
  • Spawn #297 – Speaking of trying to make sense of history, the current Spawn arc leading into issue 300 is basically one massive recap of the important parts of the series. It feels like McFarlane retconned out a lot of stuff he didn’t like that happened in the series over the years, so this is the most clear cut “history of Spawn” you can get. It’s not terribly compelling, but it’s definitely a helpful reminder of what came before.
  • Wild Storm #23 – I had read the first issue of this when it came out, and I did enjoy it, but I had no real room to add it to my pull list. My friend Grey suggested I give it another shot, and I ended up buring through the first 22 issues and all of the Michael Cray spin-off in a weekend. It probably reads better in chunks, but The Wild Storm is everything I love about Warren Ellis. Deep, great characters, big mysterious storylines. I am looking forward to the Wildcats series starting in August.
  • Killer Groove #1 – Another crazy new series from AfterShock. In the 70’s, a down on his luck musician becomes a contract killer, which helps inspire his music. If nothing else, AfterShock knows how to get my attention with their attempts to tackle every possible genre. I pretty much always give AfterShock’s issue 1’s a shot. They are at least doing something new and different.
  • Superman Leviathan Rising Special #1 – Leviathan has been bubbling under the surface of the DC Universe for a while now in books like Silencer and throughout Bendis’s Superman work. It’s all coming together into something big and dangerous, and it’s definitely the summer event I am more excited about in comics! That said the $10 cover price is a huge turn off.
  • Heroes in Crisis #9 – Not sure how I feel about this book’s big reveal last issue. Tom King still has some time to pull it all together, but Wally West has been my Flash as long as I’ve read comics, and DC keeps doing him wrong. I did like the themes dealt with in Heroes in Crisis, but I could have definitely done without more character assassination on Wally.
  • Batman Last Knight on Earth #1 – I have no idea what this book is other than that disturbing cover image of Batman with Joker’s head in a cage and that Capullo and Snyder are teaming up again. Honestly, both of those things are more than enough to get me to pick this one up…
  • AND even though i don’t read it, looks like the JSA will be returning in Doomsday Clock this week!
  • Dark Red #3
  • Blossoms 666 #4
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #39
  • Detective Comics Annual #2
  • Dog Days Of Summer #1
  • Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #5
  • Age Of X-Man X-Tremists #4
  • Amazing Spider-Man #22
  • Daredevil #6
  • Fantastic Four #10
  • Giant-Man #2 (Of 3)
  • Immortal Hulk #18
  • Magnificent Ms. Marvel #3
  • Major X #4 (Of 6)
  • Star Wars Vader Dark Visions #4 (Of 5)
  • Superior Spider-Man #6
  • Thanos #2 (Of 6)
  • Thor #13 (Cover A Mike Del Mundo
  • War Of The Realms Spider-Man And The League Of Realms #2 (Of 3)
  • War Of The Realms War Scrolls #2 (Of 3)
  • X-23 #12
  • Bloodshot Rising Spirit #7
  • Forgotten Queen #4 (Of 4)
  • Punk Mambo #2 (Of 5)