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The Weekly Pull List – June 29th, 2016

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COMIC BOOKS.

What’s on YOUR Pull List?

Mike Rapin

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Mike Rapin
  • 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank #2
  • Dark Knight III: The Master Race #5
  • East of West #27
  • Extraordinary X-Men #11
  • Hyperion #4
  • Mockingbird #4
  • Sex #29
  • Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #13
  • Uncanny X-Men #9

Whew! What a week we have here!

Hyperion is a book I’m sure will be cancelled. I’m into this series because Hyperion has a special place in my heart, but there isn’t a good hook for people. The art is great, the story is pretty decent, but I’d be surprised if this book makes it past 8 issues. Give it a shot, folks!

Mockingbird is the best. Sarcasm, super-heroine-ism, damning the man, and being fantastic. What isn’t there to love about this book?

Finally! 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank #2!! I feel like I’ve been waiting a very long time for this second issue–it’s been 2 months, but it feels like eternity! I’m ready for fun and beautiful pencils and colors. This book is easily one of the prettiest ones that I buy.

Transformers vs. GI Joe ends this month. I’m certain it will be over-the-top insanity from start to finish. John Barber and Tom Scioli do not underwhelm.

Nick White

Nick White
  • Bloodshot Reborn #14

Look everyone, this is my only book this week.  I swear.  I think it has something to do with the fact that this week has nothing of the “Rebirth” variety coming out (even though my investment in such remains minimal).  Still, it’s a significant read, as it’s the opening issue of the “Bloodshot Island” arc.  Apparently questions are going to be answered about what’s happened to the past iterations of Bloodshot (Vietnam Bloodshot, WW2 Bloodshot, the dog Bloodhound).  In addition, those that loved the art of this series’ first arc will love to know that Mico Suayan is back on penciling duties again.  As for those that didn’t enjoy his work…uhh…I get that art is “subjective,” as others have told me…but you’re wrong.

Kate Skocelas

Kate Skocelas
Kate Skocelas
  • Saga Vol. 6
  • Mockingbird #4
  • Black Panther #3
  • Captain Marvel #6

I am wildly behind on my comic reading.  Aside from Saga Vol. 6, I am not up-to-date on anything on my pull this week.  I’m most excited for catching up on Captain Marvel, since this week’s issue sees the start of a new story arc and her first tie-in issue with Civil War 2.  I’m enjoying the event so far, so I’m slightly less apprehensive than usual about how it will be worked into the individual story line.

Paul Jaissle

Paul Jaissle
  • Art Ops #9
  • Black Panther #3
  • Dark Knight III: The Master Race #5
  • Judge Dredd #7
  • Transformers vs G.I. Joe #13

So far, Black Panther has not been as “new reader friendly” as I had expected, but I am enjoying it anyway. Brain Stelfreeze’s art alone makes the book worth picking up, and the political intrigue of the plot is enough to keep me interested for now.

This current Judge Dredd series is an odd one. It seems as though they are trying to capture the satirical edge of the original British comics, but the jokes often seem too on-the-nose to be clever (not that Judge Dredd comics have ever been subtle, but you know what I mean). That said, I think there are still a lot of interesting ideas in the book, and Dan McDaid’s art is fantastic, so I’m still on board this title.

Well, I knew it was coming, but I’m still sad to see the final issue of Transformers vs G.I. Joe on my pull list. Kudos to Tom Scioli and John Barber for taking two licensed properties and somehow making the most original and interesting comic on the stands today. Every issue of this book delivered something I had never seen in a comic book before, and I am going to miss it.