Pull List Roundtable 7/24/2019 – Valkyrie: Jane Foster #1, House of X #1, Aliens: Rescue #1, Flash #75 & More!

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For a full list of this week’s releases, head to ComicList: The New Comic Book Releases List.  That has been my go to info source for new comic releases since we started this column way back in 2014.

James Fulton

There are a few debuts worth noting this week:

  • Aliens: Rescue #1 – I’d rather Brian Wood’s Aliens books just be one title, rather than a rotating series of miniseries, but I like what he’s done with the property.
  • House of X #1 – I was disappointed with Rosenberg’s Uncanny X-Men in the end, and I think this property is ready for a solid refresh. Jonathan Hickman is a good choice for this – he is good at handling large casts and intricate plots. I only hope that Marvel stays out of his way and lets him do his thing.
  • Valkyrie: Jane Foster #1 – I liked Jane as Thor. I love Al Ewing’s writing. I hope this all combines into a great comic – now I just have to read War of the Realms before Wednesday…
  • I’m also looking forward to reading: Ascender, Farmhand, Guardians of the Galaxy, Invisible Kingdom, Lazarus Risen, Livewire, Psi-Lords, Star Wars, and The Wicked + The Divine

John Babos

Only 4 books this week.

  • Action Comics #1013
  • Batgirl #37
  • Detective Comics #1008
  • Terrifics #18

Terrifics is the one to watch this week.

It may set the stage for the the upcoming Bizarro and Terribles arc coming.

That team is essentially a Bizarro Terrifics team pulled into DC’s Year of the Villain.

Mike Maillaro

  • House of X #1 – Hickman doesn’t do a lot for me. I think he has massive sweeping ideas, but I read comics for the characters, and his characters all feel very generic and interchangeable to me. I actually was enjoying Rosenberg’s take on the X-Men, not to mention books like Mr and Mrs X. So another X-Men reboot doesn’t excite me all that much. That said, the books that announced coming out of this at SDCC look great, so I will give House of X a shot.
  • Archie Vs Predator 2 #1 – This was a fun crossover, so in typical comics way, they had to do it again. I am sure it will be bigger and gorier than the original. That is not me knocking it, I love over the top crossovers.
  • Batman: Curse of the White Knight #1 – Another sequel! Loved White Knight, a look at a reality where the Joker is “cured” and what the ramifications of that would be on the Batverse. Definitely looking forward to this one!
  • Valkyrie Jane Foster #1 – It was entertaining to me how a certain class of “fans” lost their shit when Marvel suggested that Natalie Portman may be playing “Thor.” I liked the lead-in story for this in War of the Realms Omega.
  • History Of The Marvel Universe #1 – Speaking of that “certain class,” their archenemy Mark Waid has a new series out which provides a historic overview of the Marvel Universe. Waid is real good at this kind of work. Marvels Epilogue #1 also comes out this week, which is very much in the same spirit, by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross.
  • Dark Red #5
  • Killer Groove #3
  • Walk Through Hell #12
  • Planet Of The Nerds #4
  • Archie #706
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #41
  • Action Comics #1013
  • Batgirl #37
  • Batman Beyond #34
  • Books Of Magic #10
  • Detective Comics #1008
  • Dial H For Hero #5 (Of 12),
  • Flash #75
  • Freedom Fighters #7
  • Justice League Dark #13
  • Terrifics #18
  • Wonder Woman #75
  • Disney Comics And Stories #6
  • Marvel Action Avengers #6
  • Sonic The Hedgehog #19
  • Star Trek The Q Conflict #6 (Of 6)
  • Curse Words #23
  • Middlewest #9
  • Drawing Blood Spilled Ink #3 (Of 4)
  • Age Of Conan Belit #5 (Of 5)
  • Amazing Spider-Man #26
  • Doctor Strange #16
  • Fearless #1 (Of 3)
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy #7
  • Magnificent Ms. Marvel #5
  • Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #45
  • Secret Warps Arachknight Annual #1
  • Star Wars #69
  • Sword Master #1
  • Tony Stark Iron Man #14
  • Livewire #8
  • Psi-Lords #2
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.