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The Weekly Pull List – March 1st, 2017

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What’s on YOUR Pull List?

Kate Skocelas

Kate Skocelas
Kate Skocelas
  • America #1
  • Batman #18
  • Hawkeye #4

I can’t wait to read America this week.  The new series is written by Gabby Rivera with art by Joe Quinones.  I really appreciate Marvel putting a queer Latina writer on a book about a queer Latina character.  Comics, you’re learning!

Nick White

Nick White
  • Batman #18
  • Green Arrow #18
  • Reborn #5

It’s another one of those weird, weird Wednesdays where everyone’s pull seems to be super small.  Or, as I like to call it, *cue huge sigh of relief*.  Just 3 books.

The Caped Crusader marches on to the third issue of “I am Bane,” (while meanwhile, I’ve only read through the conclusion of the two-part arc “Rooftops”).  I have to admit, I sorta had my fill of Bane two arcs of Batman ago…and it’s around the same time I reached my yearly David Finch quota for the year.  The idea that we’re revisiting both so soon is…well…Tom King is going to be doing some heavy lifting to keep this one afloat.

I’m….uhhh…..FOUR issues behind on Green Arrow.  IT’S NOT MY FAULT, PEOPLE.  On monthly books I have a habit of falling a month or two behind, yeah?  On a bimonthly book, that’s falling four books behind, okay?  See?  Could happen to anyone.  I like this book, okay?  I do.

Okay, so a week or two back, Mr. Mikey Rapin informed me that he thought Mark Millar and Greg Capullo’s Reborn just wasn’t cutting it for him.  He’d read through #4 at that point.  I had some lingering doubts after the third issue, but really didn’t understand why Rapin was so worked up…until I read #4 myself.  Rapin wasn’t really sure what wasn’t working, but I think I’ve got an idea.  The book has been a bit of a tonal mess over the last two issues, a muddied trajectory that isn’t as clear, and a real departure from the tender and serious moments earlier issues offered.  It’s almost as if Millar realized he’d “gone soft” and needed to inject hefty helpings of violence and juvenile joke fodder, lest his fanbase come to the same conclusion.  Image is a publisher, Mr Millar.  It’s not a checklist of what you need to get away with, because they’ll allow it.

Mike Rapin

mike
Mike Rapin
  • Batman #18
  • Moon Knight #12
  • Nailbiter #30
  • Paper Girls #12
  • Rat Queens #1
  • Riverdale #1
  • Royal City #1

Lot’s of R’s this week. Let’s start with those:

Riverdale is a one-shot of my favorite garbage TV show. So I have to try this weird twist on the Archie universe. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is a pretty stellar writer, as far as I’m concerned, so this should be fun.

Royal City is Jeff Lemire’s new solo book. It should be quite sad. I have a fear this will rope me in too hard and I’m going to have to drop something to really keep up on this book.

Rat Queens was my pick of the week on the show (out tomorrow!) if only because I’m scared of the reaction to this book. Sadly, Rat Queens has been laced with controversy despite the incredible story that it delivers. It’s hard to see past that sometimes, but I am trying the relaunch.

Nailbiter comes to a close this month. It seems so sudden. I really saw this book going for another 20-30 issues before it wrapped (ala Chew, Y – The Last Man, etc.), but I have faith Williamson and Henderson will deliver a fitting, grizzly ending to this fantastic series.

Paul Jaissle

Paul Jaissle
  • Batman #18
  • Paper Girls #12
  • Superman #18

Pretty small pull list for me this week. The ‘I Am Bane’ storyline continues in Batman, and so far it’s been an interesting twist on the familiar Batman vs Bane plot. While the rest of the “Batfamily” is willing to confront Bane, Batman clearly thinks they are underestimating the ‘roided-up convict in a luchador mask.

Once again, I have no idea what is happening in Paper Girls, but I will continue to buy it because it is such a beautiful looking comic book.