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The Weekly Pull List – July 6th, 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the week, kids! Pull List time! Yay!

What’s on YOUR Pull List?

Mike Rapin

Mike Rapin
  • 4001 AD: The Shadowman #1
  • Batman #2
  • Future Quest #2
  • Moon Knight #4
  • Nailbiter #23
  • Paper Girls #7
  • The Punisher #3
  • Renato Jones: The One Percent #3
  • Star Wars Poe Dameron #4

I’m all aboard the hype train for Tom King’s Batman. Not sure what it was about #1, but it made me curious enough to try issue 2. I haven’t ever read an ongoing batman story before, so this should be interesting.

Future Quest was a ball of fun last issue. I laughed because of Venture Bros, and I genuinely enjoyed the cheery tone of the whole story. I don’t know how long I’ll be on this book, but I’m giving it a chance.

Paper Girls is back… I don’t know what else to say. This is a weird one.

Moon Knight will surely continue to be the coolest, weirdest book Marvel is publishing. This is top-notch Jeff Lemire writing with some of most beautiful pencils/inks/colors by Greg Smallwood and Jordie Bellaire in comics.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron is the only Star Wars book I’m into (I tried Han Solo, but this one is better!). The story on this book is okay, so far, but what I’m really excited about is seeing how Poe’s team gets fleshed out. They’re very diverse and I’m certain they will grow to be loved by many.

Renato Jones: The One Percent… what to say other than: Goddamn this book is brutal and honest and raw. You gotta try this one.

Nick White

Nick White
  • 4001 AD: Shadowman
  • Batman #2
  • Bloodshot Reborn: Bloodshot Island Director’s Cut #1
  • Bob’s Burgers #13
  • Future Quest #2
  • Green Arrow #2

With this being the third one-shot of the “4001 AD” event for Valiant, we turn to Shadowman…a character we haven’t seen since the third arc of Matt Kindt’s Ninjak.  Those who started reading Valiant within the last year (and I’d even venture to say the last two) haven’t really gotten a proper introduction to Shadowman…and I’ve got a pretty good feeling this isn’t going to be the book to provide such either.  Still I’m eager to see what Jody Houser (Faith) comes up with, and Robert Gill’s (Book of DeathEternal Warrior) art is always enjoyable.

Likely nobody will believe this, but I haven’t read the “Rebirth” one-shot of Batman, or the first issue of the ongoing…yet.  Everyone’s opinions between the two issues seem to vary so much that I figured I’d just bank up a few issues to better allow me to have a “big picture” viewpoint.  Translation: I’m behind on books.

Just what is Bloodshot Reborn: Bloodshot Island Director’s Cut #1, outside of being an unwieldy mouthful of a title?  Well, it’s technically Bloodshot Reborn #14, but strictly Mico Suayan’s pencils (without inks or colors).  They just reset the issue number and jammed the name of the new arc it begins (“Bloodshot Island”) into the title.  I’ve already discussed this issue at length before, so let me leave it at this; while I expect to enjoy this issue, these are the sorts of ones that give those attempting to organize their collection fits.

Was about to drop Bob’s Burgers, then tried banking up issues of it.  The book, due to its multi-part arcs, actually improved.

Look, I finally got around to Jeff Parker and Doc Shaner/Steve Rude’s Future Quest #1 last week, and DC’s mash-up of Hanna Barbera franchises was equal parts exciting and beautiful!  Shaner draws some of the best human expressions I’ve seen, and is aided by the ubiquitous Jordie Bellaire on colors.

Finally, Green Arrow #2 comes out this week, and I gotta ask the important question here: WHEN DO I GET MY JUAN FERREYRA ISSUES?