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: Pretty Deadly #5
This Week’s Must Read: Pretty Deadly #5
Seeing as my pull list is incredibly thin this week it shouldn’t be a surprise the one book I picking up is the one I consider a must read. Kelly Sue Deconnick’s Pretty Deadly is an interesting book, but not an easy one to recommend. Its story is muddled and a little confusing, yet I find it intriguing nonetheless. The mixture of old west pastiche and the supernatural is unlike anything I’ve read before.
Pretty Deadly is more like an ancient epic in its depictions of death and loyalty and honor, but answers don’t come easily which is why it can be a frustrating read. Still, every month Emma Rios delivers some gorgeous artwork which is worth at the very least flipping through an issue while you browse the shelves at the comic shop.
Marcus Hammond, Writer
Pull List: Black Science #5, Black Widow #5, Magneto #2, Trillium #8
This Week’s Must Read: Detective Comics #30
There’s a lot of great stuff coming out this week, yet I have to go with a series that has been mediocre in recent issues. While John Layman brought some life back to the series, Detective Comics #30 should be truly exciting. This issue marks the start of a new creative team as Francis Manapul and Brian Buccelato from Flash take over the writing and art duties. It will be interesting to see if this duo can match their success from their previous title with Batman.
Matt Morrison, Writer
Pull List: Earth 2 #22, Green Arrow #30, Red Sonja #8,
This Week’s Must Read: Red Sonja and Cub One-Shot
A difficult choice this week, but I have to admit to being anxious to see how Jim Zub tackles the She-Devil of Hyrkania. Sonja is a character that lends herself well to darkly comedic stories (as Gail Simone’s run has proven) and Zub’s Skullkickers is one of the best comedic fantasy comics in recent memory. It should prove an interesting pairing.