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The Weekly Pull List – February 1st, 2017

This isn’t about comics, this is the Weekly Pull List the day before EPISODE 100 OF OUR SHOW! WOOHOO!

What’s on YOUR Pull List?

Nick White

Nick White
  • Archer and Armstrong #12
  • Batman #16
  • Green Arrow #16

Just like with Wrath of the Eternal Warrior, it appears that the final issue of Archer and Armstrong has shown up without ceremony.  Honestly, I didn’t know either were headed towards the final exit until I was looking up the solicits for them.  The difference is, I’m not very upset (if at all) with the wrapping of this duo’s second go-round since Valiant rebooted.  Then again, I wouldn’t want to have to be compared to Fred Van Lente either.  I wouldn’t mind seeing these two in a more peripheral role, like they had in Ivar, Timewalker.

Yawn.  First Batman came for Bane.  Now Bane comes for Batman.  Oh, and Gotham Girl is still sick.  Surprise.  Oh, and David Finch is back on art.  Ehhh…..  Look, I think Bane is an interesting, complicated guy and Tom King certainly delved into this.  He also managed to make Bane “fall off the wagon” and revert back to flooding his bloodstream with sweet, sweet venom…so we might be getting a very different Bane this time.  I hope so…because, on paper?  This doesn’t sound too interesting.

If you ever felt you needed a good reason to read Green Arrow (and I feel like I’m rolling out all sorts of newfound reasons every time this book shows up on this list), it’s honestly telling one of the best Black Canary stories out there.

Mike Rapin

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Mike Rapin
  • All-New X-Men #18
  • Batman #16
  • Invincible #132
  • Karnak #6
  • Moon Knight #11
  • Nailbiter #29
  • Paper Girls #11

Knowing that Nailbiter is coming to a close NEXT MONTH, I’m probably most excited for this book (despite what I say on this week’s show). To see this book come to some insane conclusion is terribly exciting. I’m not even sad, just excited.

Moon Knight is definitely my pick of the week on the show. What more can I say about this book? It’s insanely good.

Paper Girls has… been gone for a while? Or maybe I’m behind. This is one of those books I need to do a re-read because of the delays.

Karnak is ending this month. I’ll definitely be doing a re-read of the whole run before I read #6. This book has been all over with artists, which is a shame, because the story has been nothing but solid. but the artists they’ve swapped around have been top notch.

Paul Jaissle

Paul Jaissle
  • Batman #16
  • Paper Girls #11
  • Superman #16

Artist David Finch returns to Batman this week for the start of the new “I Am Bane” story. Tom King has been doing some really interesting things with this current Batman run, making the book his own after Scott Snyder’s recent long take. Finch’s art is normally my cup of tea, but I did enjoy his work on the opening chapters of this current volume, so I don’t mind seeing him return to Gotham.

The “Multiplicity!” story wraps up in Superman as Superman joins forces with the other Supermen of the Multiverse, and the Justice Incarnate team, to protect the Multiverse from a new threat. This is exactly the sort of “big picture” superhero story I want from a Superman book, including lots of action and “comic book” pseudoscience. Plus, this story might finally provide some answers about the true originsf this current Superman.