Pull List Roundtable 12/16/2020 – Death Metal, Post Americana, Endless Winter & More

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John Babos

Only 3 books “for sure” this week.

Batman #105
Dark Nights: Death Metal #6
Superman #28

However, I am “intrigued” by Warren Ellis’ likely last ever work for DC with Batman’s Grave #12 (Ellis has been accused of very heinous behavior that I will not litigate here). Plus Image’s Post Americana #1 looks interesting based solely on my appreciation of artist-writer Steve Skroce. Finally, Marvel’s Symbiote Spider-Man efforts have been pretty good over the last several months, but not sure how I like a King in Black focused prequel. We’ll see.

Fulton: I read the first issue or two of Batman’s Grave, what feels like a decade ago, but was probably less than a year, and wasn’t all that impressed. It didn’t feel like much of an Ellis story – just kind of standard.


James Fulton

Post Americana – I’ve been a fan of Steve Skroce since he drew X-Man back in the day, and really enjoyed his recent Maestro series, so I’m going to be getting Post Americana for sure (I didn’t read the solicitations, Skroce’s name and the title were enough for me to take a chance).

I’m also looking forward to new issues of Barbalien: Red Planet, Captain America, Decorum, Immortal Hulk, Iron Man, New Mutants, Once & Future, Rai, Rorschach, Seven to Eternity, Star Wars: Darth Vader, Stillwater, We Only Find Them When They’re Dead (so good!), and X-Force.


Mike Maillaro

Dark Nights Death Metal #6 – Yesterday, someone had posted a poll online asking what your favorite and least favorite DC books for this year were. Typically I try to avoid negativity, but I had to admit that Death Metal is by far my least favorite DC book. It is just so slow and plodding. It doesn’t help that we are getting Endless Winter at the same time, which is also pretty boring.

Black Cat #1 – To be clear, DC isn’t alone in this. King in Black from Marvel isn’t doing much for me either. But Black Cat was one of my favorite series in the last year or so, so if it’s taking a massive dull event to keep Black Cat going, that is a price I am willing to pay.

Second Coming Only Begotten Son #1 – Second Coming was a fun series from Ahoy about Jesus hanging out with a superhero. The series is probably best remembered because DC cancelled it before it came out because they were concerned about the controversy. The mini turned out to be a very good comic, and I’m glad we’re getting a sequel. This seems to be coming out with a lot less fanfare than the original.

Amethyst #6 (Of 6)
Aquaman #66
Justice League #58
Nightwing #77
Rorschach #3 (Of 12)
Superman #28
Tales From The Dark Multiverse Crisis On Infinite Earths #1
Teen Titans Endless Winter Special #1 (One Shot)
Locke And Key In Pale Battalions Go #3 (Of 3)
Star Trek Voyager Seven’s Reckoning #2 (Of 4)
Kick-Ass Vs Hit-Girl #2 (Of 5)
Fantastic Four #27
Iron Man #4
King In Black Immortal Hulk #1
Magnificent Ms. Marvel #17
New Mutants #14
Savage Avengers #16
Star Wars Darth Vader #8
Symbiote Spider-Man King In Black #2 (Of 5)
Wolverine Black White And Blood #2 (Of 4)
X-Force #15

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.