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!
Sarah Moran, Comics Editor
Pull List: Tomb Raider #2, Aquaman #29, Sandman: Overture #2
This Week’s Must Read: The Walking Dead #124
It would stand to reason that after 100 issues and almost four seasons as a hit TV show, The Walking Dead would be past its prime. Our culture is saturated in Robert Kirkman’s chilling post-apocalyptic drama, but even so Kirkman manages to deliver a monthly comic just a gripping as when it began.
Last issue left off on one hell of a cliffhanger, teasing the one death I never imagined the series would actually consider. It’s only been two weeks since then thanks to The Walking Dead’s accelerated release cycle for the current “All Out War” arc, but I am chomping at the bit to get my hands on this issue and find out what happened! After over 100 issues, building that kind of tension with the audience is impressive.
Marcus Hammond, Writer
Pull List: Deadly Class #3, Amazing X-Men #5, Silver Surfer #1, Wake #7, Sandman: Overture #2, Uncanny Avengers #18.1
This Week’s Must Read: Talon #17
It makes me sad this series is ending, but I look forward to how Tim Seeley ties the story together. From its start at the pen of Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV to its end, Talon has been action and drama filled. Will Calvin get a happy ending, or, like most characters from the Bat Universe, will he find a new spot to be miserable and violent? I, personally, hope there’s a future for Calvin in the future of DC.
Matt Morrison, Writer
Pull List: King Conan: The Conqueror #2, Real Heroes #1, Sandman: Overture #2, Serenity: Leaves On The Wind #3
This Week’s Must Read: Legends of Red Sonja #5
It has been a long and bloody road but now the journey is at an end. And Red Sonja must confront the band of killers known as The Grey Riders, who have joined together to claim the bounty on her head. The quality of the stories contained within this anthology series has varied – in terms of both artwork and in writing – but it has never been dull. Indeed, my only true complaint about this book is that a number of the writers seemed uninterested in writing about Red Sonja and instead wrote stories including Red Sonja. Despite this, the whole miniseries was enjoyable and I shall be sad to see it end.