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The Weekly Pull List – July 12th, 2017

Did you know comic books come out every single week?! Yeah! They do!

What’s on YOUR Pull List?

Mike Rapin

Mike Rapin
  • Animosity #8
  • Generation X #4
  • Godshaper #4
  • Jean Grey #4
  • Kill Or Be Killed #10
  • Rose #4
  • Weapon X #5
  • X-Men: Blue #7

Dem X-Books is back. Generation X, is, as expected, a whiner-fest and I’m down for that. Jean Grey is the most fun X-book this side of the early issues of All-New Wolverine. Weapon X has a way to go to push me past the first arc of this series. I’m still buying, but I’m on the edge. It’s a solid book, but everyone is broody and so “damaged” that it’s tiring. This book needs an uplifting… something.

I’m sort of excited for Rose #4. This book has been fun. Whimsical. I dig it. Godshaper, on the otherhand, has been serious. Goofy, but pretty dang serious. I really enjoy the world Spurrier has dropped us into and I have no idea where this book is going–in a very, very good idea.

Animosity is still pretty good, but I’m not really looking forward to the sequel series. I don’t need another series to go along with this one. One book works just fine for me.

Nick White

Nick White
  • Briggs Land: Lone Wolves #2
  • Grass Kings #5
  • Skin & Earth #1

Three issues, two series of which I haven’t even started, the third of which I’m behind on.  Nonetheless, let’s get started, shall we?

For those who missed the prime opportunity, Dark Horse had a sale on Comixology a few weeks back that included the original Briggs Land series.  That being said, you can still get all five issues for under ten dollars soo….  Read it.  I’m saying you need to read it.  There.  Brian Wood’s penned a series that hits on some fairly topical elements in American society, and I suspect this follow-up vol is no different.

Yes, I recently only read Grass Kings #3, but let me say this: anyone who said this book’s pacing was best described as “languid” needs to read this third installment.  Lemme tell you, there was a cacophony of bells that aren’t going to be unrung anytime soon.  Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins are absolutely killing it.  I just pray the numbers are good, and that BOOM! is willing to be patient with this book.

This week’s new entry is a miniseries from Dynamite, written and drawn by synthpop musician LIGHTS.  It’s called Skin & Earth, and functions as a tie-in to her upcoming album.  I’ve been a huge fan of her music for…about eight or nine years now, and I’ve seen her art for past album efforts.  Perhaps it goes without saying that her talents extend beyond music.

Paul Jaissle

Paul Jaissle
  • Bug: The Adventures of Forager #3
  • Dark Days: The Casting #1
  • Godshaper #4
  • Gotham Academy: Second Semester #11
  • Hulk #8
  • Kill Or Be Killed #10

The penultimate issue of Gotham Academy Second Semester arrives this week. This has been a really great series, and this final story arc really showcases how much the characters have changed over the course of the “second semester.”

DC’s big summer event is under way with Dark Days: The Casting. I still have no idea what this whole “Dark Universe” thing is all about, but as a DC continuity nerd, I am enjoying it so far. Having big name artists like Jim Lee, John Romita, Jr, and Andy Kubert working with Scott Snyder certainly makes this feel like an important book.

Brothers Lee and Mike Allred revive another obscure Kirby creation in this week’s Bug when the titular character meets Atlas. So far this book isn’t exactly what I had expected, but it is fun to see the Allreds play in the big DC Kirby sandbox.