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The Weekly Pull List – August 3rd, 2016

There are comics coming, so you better be ready to read them!

What’s on YOUR Pull List?

Mike Rapin

Mike Rapin
  • Batman #4
  • Deadpool vs. Gambit #3
  • Jonesy #5
  • Kill or Be Killed #1
  • Moon Knight #5
  • Nailbiter #24
  • Paper Girls #8
  • The Punisher #4
  • Sex #30
  • Trees #14
  • Uncanny X-Men #11
  • 4001 AD War Mother #1

Crap. I am buying too many comic books…

Oh man! Trees! I almost forgot about this book! I’m definitely going to need to go back and find the last issues of this arc to make sure I know what’s happening. Nonetheless: EXCITED!

The Punisher has been brutal and on point. Keep it up Becky Cloonan, this is violent and perfect.

Jonesy is back…? I’m kind of disappointed in this book if only because I really was hoping for a standalone story. I don’t want an on going book, and yet, here it is. Finality is not something to be scared of, people. I have a feeling we’ll see this book end in 3-5 issues once people realize it’s not a short, fun story, but now a long drawn-out, but fun!, story.

Moon Knight continues to be top-notch everything. Writing. Inks. Pencils. Colors. Lettering. Covers. This is a 100% awesome book. This is easily the book I am most excited for this week.

Paul Jaissle

Paul Jaissle
  • Art Ops #10
  • Batman #4
  • Kill Or Be Killed #1
  • Paper Girls #8
  • Superman #4

What’s Kill Or Be Killed, you ask? It’s just a new Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips joint! These two are arguably the most consistent creative team in the business right now, and they are coming off their best work yet: The Fade Out. This looks like an even grittier, more violent book from the masters of crime comics, and I can’t wait to read it.

I’m sure everyone else has noticed the similarities between Paper Girls and Netflix’s Stranger Things by now: both have teenagers on bikes trying to solve a sci-fi mystery in the 1980’s. But, while the show was only 8 episodes, Paper Girls continues to unravel, and somehow grow even stranger as it progresses.

After seeing Matches Malone and the Psycho Pirate pop up in the last issue, I can’t wait to see what other obscure DC characters Tom King and David Finch have dusted off for Batman.

Nick White

Nick White
  • 4001 A.D. War Mother #1
  • Batman #4
  • Green Arrow #4

It’s a small week, after all.

Am I psyched for 4001 A.D. War Mother #1?  Oh, by all means.  This was the focus of 4001 A.D.’s final one-shot that managed to actually remain a secret, well after the event was announced.  Then Valiant fans went nuts when Valiant was quick to point out in interviews that this was NOT her first appearance in the Valiantverse.  I still haven’t dug it up, but Valiant higher-ups claim that she’s somewhere to be found 2015’s summer event, Book of Death.  Of course, both this year and last’s events focused on potential/probable futures…so that kinda makes sense.  Look, this book is written by Fred Van Lente, and features a badass lady who’s sent to salvage the falling sectors of New Japan for her tribe…and she wields a sentient sniper rifle.  YOU WIN VALIANT HERE’S ALL MY MONIES.

Am I behind on not just Batman, but also Green Arrow?  Yes.  Sadly…yes.  Look, I read the Rebirth one-shots, and those were immensely satisfying, and only reaffirmed that, as I constantly remind Mike Rapin, I’m a trendsetter.  How many people would have ever picked up either of these two without my recommendation?  Anyway, I haven’t had a lot of time to read through singles lately…and chose to catch up on the ones that weren’t bimonthly books.  You know…because it’s easier that way.  That being said…Juan Ferreyra is finally on both covers and interiors for Green Arrow, and that alone will probably have me picking that up in the coming days.