Here at Kaboooooom we live and breathe comic books, but if you’re new to the game or just don’t frequent the local comic shop it can be hard to know where to start. For that, we’re here to help. Every week we’ll share with you our recommendations for what you should checking out and what you need to know before you crack that cover – it’s Kabooooom’s Pull List!
Marcus Hammond, Writer
Pull List: Grayson #1, Superman Unchained #7, Swamp Thing #33, Southern Bastards #3, Black Widow #8, Original Sin #5, Thor: God of Thunder #24, East of West #13
This Week’s Must Read: Hack/Slash Son of Samhain #1
When Hack/Slash was a regular title, I devoured it. I loved the campy horror so much that when it ended I bought each of the five collected editions. This series brings Cassie Hack back into the world of slashers, and I couldn’t be happier. The finale of the series was good, but sometimes I need a good dose of campy humor and gore. This should do nicely.
Matt Morrison, Writer
Pull List: Batman ‘66 Meets The Green Hornet #2, Green Arrow #33
This Week’s Must Read: Earth 2 #25
As in his previous work on Injustice: Gods Among Us, Tom Taylor has taken a story born of the flotsam and jetsam of DC Comics continuity and made it his own. While the central conceit of Kal-El becoming corrupted by the forces of Apokolips is not a new one, Taylor has shaped that broad concept into something exciting and new. This plus-sized issue – which will introduce a new Superman – promises to be an amazing one even without accounting for the always excellent artwork of Nicola Scott and Trevor Scott.
Erik Radvon, Writer
Pull List: The Woods #3, Southern Bastards #3, Cosplayers #2, Rocket Raccoon #1, Original Sin #5
This Week’s Must Read: Rocket Raccoon #1
Skottie Young’s distinctive cartoon art has moved a lot of variant covers for Marvel over the last few years. This week he takes the reigns from cover to cover, serving as artist and writer of Rocket Raccoon #1. In an age of ultra-realism, Young looks to bring the fun and excitement of unrestrained comic art back to mainstream comics. With the Guardians of the Galaxy movie release on the horizon and Rocket perhaps on the verge of becoming a household name, this is a rare fusion of the right talent paired with the right platform at exactly the right time. Against all odds, Rocket Raccoon just might end up being the book of the summer.