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: Star Wars #20, Vote Loki #1, Jughead #7
This Week’s Must Read: Green Arrow #1
This new, yet largely familiar take on Green Arrow was already off to a great start in Green Arrow: Rebirth #1. And I don’t believe reading that issue is necessarily required to understand this next number one (though, you still should because it was excellent), but I imagine Green Arrow #1 will prove just as comfortable of a starting point. And you should really be starting this series, because it already promises to be on of the best DC’s Rebirth has to offer.
Pull List: Adventures of Supergirl #11 (Digital Edition), Arrow: The Dark Archer #12 (Digital Ediiton), Clean Room #9, Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor: Year Two #10, Green Arrow #1, Lucifer #7, Vote Loki #1 [Review]
This Week’s Must Read: Titans: Rebirth #1 [Review]
While the New 52 did a disservice to many characters, I think I can safely say that the Teen Titans were the most mismanaged. Editorial couldn’t even agree if they’d ever existed for the first few months! It is for that reason that I’m looking forward to seeing if this title can rectify the mistakes of the past five years. With the writing being handled by Dan Abnett (whose Aquaman: Rebirth #1 last week was excellent), my hopes are high that they will be.
Pull List: Lumberjanes #27, Weird Detective #1, Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade #1 (One Shot), Twilight Zone: The Shadow #3, Patsy Walker A.K.A Hellcat #7
This Week’s Must Read: The Sixth Gun #50
For Becky Montcrief, Drake Sinclair, and their posse, this truly is the worst of times; the end is no longer nigh, but has past and they must now make their way to the devil’s workshop if there is to be any hope of recovering what has been lost. As a reader of this series since day one (issue one being released on Free Comic Book Day in 2010), this is a bittersweet week. On the one hand, The Sixth Gun #50 could be the final resting place and the last time I get to read a new story starring these protagonists – and the antagonists, too, for that matter.
On the other hand, I get to reflect on the last 49 issues (and several side stories) which Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt have brought readers. The Sixth Gun is an amalgamation of genre influence and ingenuity. The quality of the linework, the colors (by Hurtt and Bill Crabtree), the cadence of narrative and the curt, yet emotionally driven dialogue are just some of the qualities of The Sixth Gun that will be missed. Deeply. There’s still time to catch up on the series before its grand finale in the triple (over 60 pages!) sized conclusion. For the love of all things holy – and in this case unholy – don’t miss The Sixth Gun #50!