THE PULL LIST 8.9.17

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!


Sarah Moran

Pull List: Batgirl And The Birds of Prey #13, Detective Comics #962, Harley Quinn #25, The Wicked + The Divine #30, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #11
This Week’s Must Read: Mister Miracle #1 (of 12)

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From the team behind THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON and the Hugo Award-nominated writer of Vision comes a unique new take on one of Jack Kirby’s most beloved New Gods.
Scott Free is the greatest escape artist that ever lived. So great that he escaped Granny Goodness’ gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a new life on Earth with his wife, the former female fury known as Big Barda. Using the stage alter ego of Mister Miracle, he has made a career for himself showing off his acrobatic escape techniques. He even caught the attention of the Justice League, which counted him among its ranks.
You might say Scott Free has everything…so why isn’t it enough? Mister Miracle has mastered every illusion, achieved every stunt, pulled off every trick-except one. He has never escaped death. Is it even possible? Our hero is going to have to kill himself if he wants to find out.
Written by Tom King (BATMAN) and illustrated by Mitch Gerads (The Punisher), this is a MISTER MIRACLE unlike any you’ve read before.

If I’m being honest, the main reason I’m grabbing Mister Miracle #1 is not for the miraculous escape artist himself, Scott Free, but for his wife, Big Barda. She’s one of those characters who you meet once and never forget; a force of nature unto herself and one of the toughest ladies DC has, second only to Wonder Woman and maybe Black Canary. Scott and Barda also share one of the strongest and longest-lasting marriages in the DC Universe, so while the book may bear his name, I fully expect her to play a large role. To boot, this issue is receiving rave reviews from practically every outlet that previewed it, so this may very well be the hit comic of the year.

 

Matt Morrison

Pull List: Detective Comics #962, Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #15 [Review], The Flash #28 [Review], Injustice 2 #18 (Digital Edition) [Review], Titans #14
This Week’s Must Read: Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey #13

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“SOURCE CODE” finale! Oracle’s past entanglements with Gotham City’s underworld have gotten the Birds in deep trouble as Calculator, Catwoman and Poison Ivy all pull the team into their own dark agendas! Even if they can get themselves out of this mess, the question remains: Does Oracle really belong with the Birds of Prey, or is he a criminal at heart?

While I’ve felt this book’s efforts to restore classic villains such as The Calculator and Poison Ivy to their previous status in the Rebirth reality has been somewhat rushed, I can’t accuse The Bensons of thinking small. Whatever quibbles I’ve had with the pacing of “Source Code”, I’ve still enjoyed the story immensely and I’m looking forward to the conclusion even if I wish we had more time to reach this ending.


Buy these comics at your local comic book store (don’t know where that is? here you go) or digitally via comixology.com.

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