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The Weekly Pull List – May 17th, 2017

Comics are a’comin’ and I am unsure of how we will fare…

What’s on YOUR Pull List?

Mike Rapin

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Mike Rapin
  • 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank #4
  • Animosity #7
  • Archie #20
  • Batman #23
  • Batwoman #3
  • Curse Words #5
  • Flash #22
  • Generation X #1
  • God Country #5
  • Invincible #136
  • Jughead #15
  • The Punisher #12
  • Rose #2
  • Royal City #3
  • Star Wars Poe Dameron #15
  • Wild Storm #4
  • X-Men: Gold #4

This week is gonna kill me. KILL ME.

Generation XX-Men: Gold! X-Books! Yes! I don’t know what to expect from Gen X other than X-students being dramatic. GIMME.

I’m so behind on Flash and Batman, I don’t even know what is happening. THE BUTTON??!??!

Royal City is my sad-time jam.

God Country got real fight-y last month and I kind of really dig that. There’s a lot of questions in my mind about where this book is going and how long Cates is going to keep on the one thread of the book.

Rose #1 was quite a surprise to me last month. The art, the story, everything. I am down for this book.

I am simply just behind on books.

Kate Skocelas

Kate Skocelas
Kate Skocelas
  • Batman #23
  • Batwoman #3
  • Super Sons #4
  • X-Men: Gold #4

I’m so behind on comics, but man I love them!  I’m positive that these are going to be great to read, eventually…

Nick White

Nick White
  • Batman #23
  • Birthright #24
  • Britannia: We Who Are About to Fight #2
  • Green Arrow #23
  • Ninjak #27
  • Supersons #4

So remember when weird weird timing meant that “I Am Bane” didn’t get to fully wrap before the Batman/The Flash crossover “The Button” rolled around?  Then again, I’m not fully caught up, so maybe there’s a reasoning in which this all makes sense…but I doubt it.  So we have Finch again.  And maybe we’ll have a cured Gotham Girl?  Batman better find another city for her to look after, lest he find Gotham all tidied up in the course of a week.  Such is the peril of inviting a metahuman into your town.  They tend to “clean house.”  Speaking of metahumans…can we talk about that zaniness in All-Star Batman #9 concerning Duke?  Like….what was that?

Birthright is still a thing, courtesy of Joshua Williamson and Andrei Bressan.  I’m always two or three issues behind, I’m always on the verge of canceling it, then I always remind myself that it’s not that bad, and then ALWAYS end up writing something along these lines in my WPL entry.

Look, I haven’t gotten around to reading the first issue of Britannia: We Who Are About to Die, which sports the same team of writer Peter Milligan and artist Juan Jose Ryp from last year’s preceding miniseries.  Still waiting to see if this book manages to rope into larger parts of the Valiant universe (it hasn’t to date), or ends up building up a “historical fiction” flavored mythology of its own (which is my theory).

I’m also behind on Green Arrow…and the fact that it’s a Speedy-centric arc isn’t doing them any favors.  I’m just not a Speedy kind of guy.  Glad Juan Ferreyra is still on art, and that Mike Grell has replaced Neal Adams on variants.

This issue of Ninjak is weird.  It appears to be a total standalone issue involving mutated super soldiers, and features a new writer in Kevin Maurer.  Having CAFU on art will be nice…but I really honestly wonder if this is something of a filler-ish nature.

Oh, and Supersons is perfect.  It’s beautiful, it’s fun, it’s funny, and an altogether enjoyable book.  I really hope that, as this book’s first arc wraps, the creative team is able to remain intact.

Paul Jaissle

Paul Jaissle
  • Batman #23
  • Batwoman #3
  • Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #8
  • Flash #22
  • Superman #23

Holy DC Comics, Batman! “The Button” crossover wraps up this week in Flash. As a DC continuity nerd, I kind of liked this event. There were lots of fun “Easter Eggs” for fans like me, even if the execution felt a little flat. I still have mixed feelings about using Watchmen characters to “rewrite” DC’s continuity, but I’m intrigued nonetheless.

Batman teams up Swamp Thing this week, in “The Brave and the Mold”. No matter what happens in this issue, it’ll be worth it just for that title.

Superman really should be titled “Superdad” at this point since Jon Kent is the main focus of the series. The idea of Superman as a father figure has been a part of the character for a long time, and it’s interesting to see the creators double down on it for this series. The current “Black Dawn” arc implies that someone is purposefully hindering the development of Jon’s powers, and we should find out why in this issue.

This week’s issue of Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye should really be called “Cave Carson Had a Cybernetic Eye, But it Escaped and is Now Running Amok”, but that might not fit on the cover.