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The Weekly Pull List – July 13th, 2016

When your comic books arrive, what will you read first?

What’s on YOUR Pull List?

Mike Rapin

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Mike Rapin
  • All-New X-Men #11
  • Flash #2
  • The Wicked + The Divine #21

Three books, what a relief! The last two weeks have been brutal, so hopefully this will give me some time to catch up on my backlog of weeklies.

So, I’m buying Flash because 1) I want to see how Williamson approaches a super hero and 2) since I read All-New X-Factor, I’ve come to really love Carmine Di Giandomenico’s art. I have a feeling that this team will not disappoint and I’m excited to be reading an ongoing Flash comic book for the first time.

The Wicked + The Divine is constantly building. Just when I thought the book peaked, it managed to surprise me again by inverting gravity. Where Gillen and McKelvie are going with this series, I don’t know, but I hope it finds a natural, well-fitting end.

Kate Skocelas

Kate Skocelas
Kate Skocelas
  • Civil War 2 #3
  • Horizon #1

Civil War 2 is back!  WOOOO!!!  I’m loving this event, but am a little nervous about this week’s issue because of all the hype Marvel’s trying to create around it. “This is the one everyone will be talking about!” they’ve said.  “The fallout to this issue is enormous!”  Hopefully it will be worthy of the hype, not just shocking for the sake of being shocking, as Marvel has done with other books in recent months (we’re looking at you Captain America).

I’m also picking up a new book from Image this month called Horizon.  Written by Brandon Thomas, drawn by Juan Gedeon and colored by Frank Martin, it’s about a four-person alien team attempting to thwart humans from conquering their planet.  Alien invasions are pretty routine in comics, but I’m excited to see how it plays out when humanity is the aggressor.

Paul Jaissle

Paul Jaissle
  • Detective Comics #936
  • New Super-Man #1
  • Wonder Woman #2

Well, looks like it’s all DC for me this week. I didn’t love the first issue of Wonder Woman, but that was mainly due to the inks and coloring, which looked muddy to me. That said, I think the story Greg Rucks has in store is going to be a slow-building one, so I am willing to give it time.

No, the hyphen in New Super-Man is not a typo. Instead, it refers to Kong Kenan, the new Super-Man created by the Chinese government (and writer Gene Luen Yang). I am pretty intrigued by the idea of a new take on the Superman mythology, especially one that looks at the character through a new cultural and political lens.

Initially I was not going to pull the new “re-birthed” Detective Comics, but the preview for this issue shows Batwoman Kate Kane being reunited with detective (and former Question) Renee Montoya. These two are probably my second favorite DC power couple (after Big Barda and Mister Miracle, of course) and I am delighted to see them back together.