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The Weekly Pull List – July 20th, 2016

One day until the big COMIC DAY. What are you excited for?

What’s on YOUR Pull List?

Mike Rapin

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Mike Rapin
  • All-New Wolverine #10
  • Batman #3
  • Black Widow #5
  • Dept. H #4
  • Hellblazer Rebirth #1
  • Jim Butcher Dresden Files Wild Card #4
  • Lazarus #23
  • Uncanny X-Men #10
  • Velvet #15
  • Wolf #9

This is a pretty big week.

I’m starting to feel the strain of Rebirth on my wallet now that Batman is coming out so soon… I know it’s a 2-a-month schedule, but it feel way too soon for another issue. Nonetheless, I’m certain to enjoy it, as this book has definitely hooked me 2 issues in.

Hellblazer: Rebirth should be a fun ride. Moritat’s art is always something to treasure within the big 2, so I’m mostly looking forward to see how he capture’s Constantine’s image throughout this book.

Uncanny X-Men continues down the action packed side of the Apocalypse Wars storyline. I’m not entirely sure where this “event” is going, but it’s X-Men. Admittedly, I am an issue behind on this book, so maybe reading two books in a row will help clear any worry I have about what’s happening in this series.

Wolf… well, I feel like I’m missing large chunks of what is/has happened. The 5-year jump forward for this book starting with this arc intentionally left the reader in the dark about a lot of things, but even in reading this book month to month, I feel like I’m still not getting what is happening. Maybe a re-read of the last few issues will help.

Nick White

Nick White
  • Archer and Armstrong #5
  • Batman #3
  • Black Hammer #1
  • Dept. H #4
  • Green Arrow #3

So, here I am, getting close to shifting AnA (Archer and Armstrong) over to trades, and Valiant goes and puts Mike Norton (Revival, Battlepug) on art.  And, it just so happens to be “date night” for Archer and Faith.  I’ve seen the preview, and it looks “totes adorbs,” or whatever the kids say these days.  While he’ll be staying on art for a bit, I’m not so sure how I feel about the arc that follows, “Next Stop: Clowntown.”

Look, I’m getting there on Batman, okay?  I’m sure it’s doing just dandy without me, and if they wanna motivate my catching-up, they’d best put Janin on art.

Black Hammer from Dark Horse has been a long time coming.  The book was supposed to come out roughly a year ago, but artist Dean Ormston suffered a cerebral hemorrhage last March, which affected his entire right side.  Amazingly enough, he’s better and back on board!  I think that technically makes it the longest I’ve waited between “pulling” and actually receiving an issue…though Sandman: Overture might give it a run for its money.  Still, a Jeff Lemire original work about superheroes?  Sign me up.

What is there to say of Dept. H that hasn’t already been said?  Matt Kindt has both penned and illustrated a master work that stands to be up for a metric buttload of awards, and his wife’s colors compliment it perfectly.  If you want proof that Dark Horse is quickly developing original content with heavy-hitter names…well, take a gander at their two entries on this list.

Finally, I’m really enjoying this run of Green Arrow, it’s a pretty fair compromise between what newer and older readers desire.  Keeping Ben Percy writing it was one of the smartest things DC has done as of late.

Kate Skocelas

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Kate Skocelas
  • Batgirl & the Birds of Prey Rebirth #1
  • Hellblazer Rebirth #1
  • Justice League #1
  • Batman #3
  • Black Widow #5
  • Faith (ongoing) #1
  • Black Hammer #1

Five #1’s this week?  ‘Tis the season, I suppose…

For rebirth, I’m picking up Batgirl & the Birds of Prey Rebirth and Hellblazer Rebirth, hoping that they’re good jumping on points.  I haven’t read any of the characters involved in either book for years, but have enjoyed them in the past.  I’m also giving Justice League a shot, but don’t expect that it will end up on my regular monthly pull list in the future.  So far, Tom King’s Batman is the only Rebirth title I’m really enjoying.

Black Widow continues to be fantastic.  One of my most common beefs with capes is action for the sake of action with little to no story supporting it.  This book is a perfect example of exceptional, fast-paced action that is also solidly story-driven/driving.  I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Finally, two long-awaited #1’s are out this week: the Faith ongoing and Black Hammer, the new series from Jeff Lemire about a group of exiled superheros.  These I expect to love and continue pulling.  Here’s hoping they live up to the hype!