Fly, fly away and read your comics in a secret place where you can fully embrace them. We will not come looking for you…
What’s on YOUR Pull List?
- Animosity #3
- Batman #10
- Bitch Planet #9
- Death Of X #3
- Moon Knight #8
- Nailbiter #26
- One Punch Man Vol. 9
- The Wicked + The Divine #23
The book everyone should be excited about is coming out this week: Bitch Planet. This issue is all about “President Bitch” and there are numerous questions that I have about this book. I am insanely excited for another issue of this book. I feel as if, you know, this issue was timed properly with current events.
Moon Knight is the best book. Best. Book. We have another insanity romp inside the mind of Marc Spector and Lemire & Co. have been delivering a wildly spectacular arc so far with the multiple-artist approach to the story.
Death of X… continues to excite, enrage, and sadden me.
And I’ll admit, I still haven’t read any of the Monster Men arc with Batman, Detective Comics, and Nightwing. I haven’t gotten around to buying the non-Batman books yet. I feel like this is going to make-or-break my Batman buying habits.
- Batman #10
- Green Arrow #10
It’s a short week, consisting of two books that I’m super super super behind on. You’d think that’d stop me from plunking out a couple paragraphs regarding such. But the key word is “think.” I’ve got a remarkable talent for always having something to say…even if it is on the topic of nothing.
Have you seen Mikel Janin’s cover for Batman #10? I mean, really…have you? It’s fantastic. Look, the cover is great, Janin is great, Tom King is great, Batman is great, it’s all great. Bane as the villain? Ehh…I think Tom King can do something compelling here…flesh out the semi-intelligent antihero elements of the character. Snyder didn’t do much (if anything, really) with Bane, so it’s not like hes worn out his welcome.
As for Green Arrow, Ben Percy has thrown together the best run on this character since Lemire, and they remain the best work on this title since the outset of the “New 52.” What remains interesting is that this book has its artists actively swapping out from issue to issue (seemingly arbitrarily), and it’s actually not a detriment to the title. If you haven’t started this one, Rebirth’s first wave of tpbs are right around the corner.
- Faith #5
- Avengers #1
- Animosity #3
- Death of X #3 (of 4)
I am so pumped for comics this week! Feminist powerhouse Faith is going to meet Hillary Clinton, and it’s going to be awesome.
The new Avengers ongoing kicks off with a diverse team of heroes: Wasp (Nadia Pym), Thor (Jane Foster), Captain America (Sam Wilson), Vision, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), and Hercules. I’m not sure how I feel about the team yet (Hercules? Really?), but with a creative team like Mark Waid and Mike Del Mundo, I’m excited to give it a try.
The weirdest book on my pull, Animosity, is out this week too, and Death of X is back to crush all our mutant dreams. Marvel execs are like, “People still prefer X-men over Inhumans?! Well fine then!!!”