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 The Pull List!
Pull List: Aquaman #11, Green Arrow #11, Archie #14
This Week’s Must Read: Trinity #3
Though they each headline their own titles and appear throughout others, Trinity is where Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman are learning what it means to not only be heroes but friends. These three have for decades comprised the very heart of DC Comics; something which Francis Manapul is exploring in this beautiful series, examining how the Trinity’s relationship can grow and change – and especially how it functions now that Superman isn’t their Superman, but the one who existed pre-Flashpoint. (Comics, amirite?)
With this issue, Clay Mann is taking the artwork off of Manapul’s hands, which at first had me a little concerned since Manapul’s work fit the emotion of this story wonderfully, but judging by the preview pages, Mann is fine substitute. Also in this issue, we switch focus from Superman’s past to Batman’s, and there isn’t much that tugs at the heartstrings more than adult Bruce having to again face the murder of his parents.
Pull List: All-New Wolverine #14, Aquaman #11, Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor: Year Two #11 [Review], Green Arrow #11, He-Man/Thundercats #2, Injustice: Ground Zero #7 (Digital Edition), Lucifer #12, Pathfinder: Worldscape #2, Trinity #3, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #14
This Week’s Must Read: Disney’s Darkwing Duck #6
Real superheroes attending a comic book convention is fast in danger of becoming a cliche in superheroic comedies. Yet Darkwing Duck has been a welcome ray of light and a slice of nostalgia since its return. For that reason, I trust the creative team to put a new spin on the idea beyond an incognito Drake Mallard thinking every cosplayer is one of his real enemies.