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The Weekly Pull List – January 18th, 2017

It’s a day for preparing for comics! What are you reading this week?

What’s on YOUR Pull List?

Kate Skocelas

Kate Skocelas
Kate Skocelas
  • Batman #15
  • Black Widow #10
  • Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #3
  • Mighty Captain Marvel #1
  • Gamora #2
  • Star-Lord #2
  • Black Hammer Giant Size Annual #1
  • The Few #1
  • Kill or Be Killed Vol. 1
  • Star Wars Vol. 4: Last Flight of the Harbringer

Holy mother of comics!  I can’t remember the last time I had so many books coming out in one week.  Next week I only have one though, so it all balances out.

In a surprise turn of events, I am looking forward to Mighty Captain Marvel the most.  The zero issue was fantastic!  Carol Danvers is struggling with PTSD; Earth is struggling to accommodate large numbers of alien refugees.  It’s what you’d call “topical.”  Not being a fan of the novels I’ve read by Margaret Stohl, I was wary of her as a comic book writer, but no more.  Her script for #0 was the perfect blend of internal and external action, and she nailed all the characters’ voices and personalities.  I found Danvers as a flawed hero much more engaging than some of her past iterations.  This is all illustrated by Ramon Rosanas clean and fluid pencils and Rachelle Rosenberg’s vibrant and beautiful color work.  Give me more!

Mike Rapin

mike
Mike Rapin
  • All-New X-Men #17
  • Archie #16
  • Batman #15
  • Black Hammer Giant Sized Annual #1
  • Black Widow #10
  • Kill Or Be Killed #5
  • SLAM! #3
  • They’re Not Like Us #13

Not a bad week!

They’re Not Like Us is back…? I thought… well, I thought it was over. I’m not mad, but I am far from remembering what happened last. Hopefully we’ll get some sort of “last time on…” from this book, otherwise I’ll need to dig up my back issues.

SLAM! was my POTW on the podcast this week, so check that out tomorrow for why I’m excited!

Black Hammer Giant Sized Annual #1 is bound to be a ball of fun. There are TONS of awesome artists jumping in to tell the story in this annual, and I’m not really that mad about the price tag if the page count is right.

And now that I caught up with Batman, I can actually stay current with this series. No idea what’s coming next, but that Bane/Catwoman arc was pretty great!

Nick White

Nick White
  • Batman #15
  • Black Hammer Giant Sized Annual #1
  • Descender #18
  • Divinity III: Aric Son of the Revolution #1
  • Green Arrow #15
  • The Kamandi Challenge #1
  • They’re Not Like Us #13

This pull was literally HALF this size before I looked up my new additions for this week.  Apparently this is what happens when one bothers to flip through a PREVIEWS catalogue every once in a while…oops.

I’ve heard a lot about the most recent issue of Batman, but I honestly haven’t gotten around to reading it.  Heard there’s a whole lotta sexy sexy sexiness goin’ on.

When one looks at the list of cohorts that Jeff Lemire roped in for the Black Hammer Giant Sized Annual, it seems like the Canadian twisted the arm of every recent collaborator of his: Dustin Nguyen, Matt Kindt, Emi Lennox, Dean Ormston, and others.  We’re gonna get small backstories on several of our characters, and it begs the question: is this an annual everyone is actually supposed to read?

Dude, I read Descender #17 last week, the first issue of the latest arc.  And it honestly was one of the absolute best issues I’d read in a while.  Lemire leaves Nguyen to largely shoulder the tale, with a largely tacit script, and oversized panels sometimes juggling three separate plots over the same two pages.  Who thought they could jump back into all the plot threads and deliver satisfying progression for each over the course of a single issue?

While I admit I didn’t anticipate to see Snowfall’s writer handling a Valiant script, we’re gonna have Joe Casey scripting this week’s Divinity III tie-in: Aric, Son of the Revolution.

Look, Green Arrow doesn’t need my help.  It’s fun, action-oriented, attempts to tackle some of the more current issues we face today, packs a quiver full of talented artists, and places Black Canary in just a leading role as Ollie is in.

While The Kamandi Challenge looks like a fun yearlong effort to honor the hundredth birthday of Jack Kirby with a round robin storytelling exercise, I’m anxious what the price will be for the first issue.  I heard there were some last minute additions that might bolster the price by close to 50%.  So, while I’m excited to read a book that the likes of Gail Simone, Kevin Eastman, Ryan Sook, Amanda Conner, Tom King, and others worked on…I fear the true challenge might be that of affording it in the first place.  YA BURNT, DC COMICS.

Finally…They’re Not Like Us is back….after a fairly long hiatus.  And absence did not make the heart grow fonder when it came to this book…which also happened to be the case for Eric Stephenson’s other series (which probably took an even longer break) Nowhere Men. Dude, I can barely follow your stuff with 30 days between installments…what chance do I have when it’s over a year?