Here at Kaboooooom we love our 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 be checking out and what you need to know before you crack that cover – it’s Kabooooom’s Pull List!
Pull List: Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death #2, Bitch Planet #7, Sex Criminals #14, The Mighty Thor #4, Star Wars #16, Archie #6
This Week’s Must Read: Harley Quinn #25
It’s the moment this most recent arc of Harley Quinn has been leading to – Harley forced to confront her infamous ex, The Joker, in order to save her current beau. I have high expectations for their showdown, and not because I see Harley jumping back into The Joker’s arms, but because I’m confidant this moment will go down as when Harley finally proves to herself she’s over Mistah J. After all, that’s been the real success of Palmiotti and Conner’s run, establishing Harley outside of her relationship with The Joker. This issue is the culmination of all that hard work and I cannot wait for Harls to put the Clown Prince of Crime in his place.
Pull List: Clean Room #5, Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor #4, Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Five #9 (Digital), Lucifer #3, Secret Six #11, The Tithe #8
This Week’s Must Read: Red Sonja #2
Marguerite Bennett has made this title her own in one short issue. While the idea of Sonja as an outlaw has been explored before, it has never been done in quite the same circumstances as in this issue, where Sonja is fully pressed into the role of hero rather than a simple mercenary. I was on the fence about the artwork of Aneke at first, but the preview of this week’s issue has sold me. If you haven’t given this new take on a classic heroine a shot yet, you should.
Pull List: Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 10 # 24, Lucifer #3, Poison Ivy Cycle of Life and Death #2, Twilight Zone #1959, Sex Criminals #14
This Week’s Must Read: Bill & Ted Go To Hell #1
“Be excellent to each other.” There is perhaps no better, all-encompassing credo for children of the ’80s and ’90s. It’s all about love, friendship, and of course, rad jams. So when I saw that BOOM! Studios is releasing a Bill & Ted comic, broken arms wouldn’t have stopped me from air-guitaring–maybe for an embarrassingly long time. Celebrating 25 years of Bill & Ted, the Wyld Stallyns are knock-knock-knocking on the devil’s door to rescue their bud, Death. Joined by their historical posse, Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan aim to bring peace on earth, and maybe in this mini-series, on hell, too. Be sure to check out all of the excellent variant covers!