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: Batman Eternal #1, Shutter #1, The Walking Dead #125, Captain Marvel #2
This Week’s Must Read: Lumberjanes #1
Pitched as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Gravity Falls”, Lumberjanes revolves around a group of best friends spending their summer at camp “defeating yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons”. So tell me, how could I possibly not want to read this book?
From Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, and Brooke Allen, Lumberjanes is the second book to come from Boom Studios’ new creator-owned line, Boom Box. Clearly taking a page out of Image’s playbook, allowing creatives already proven successful on books like Adventure Time and Regular Show to work on their own stuff is a wise move. Especially when you have these ladies writing a story where five kick-ass, teenage girls spend their summer fighting yetis!
Matt Morrison, Writer
Pull List: Batgirl #30
This Week’s Must Read: Batman: Eternal #1
It’s Scott Snyder writing Batman and the preview in the monthly Batman title showed that this book was bringing back Stephanie Brown as The Spoiler. Either one of those reasons should be enough of a reason to make this book worth a read. Throw in the promise of the modern Gotham City finally receiving some in-depth development and you have a book no Bat-Fan can miss!
Anne Mortensen-Agnew, Writer
Pull List: Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #1, All-New Ghost Rider #2
This Week’s Must Read: Mighty Avengers #9
Awhile ago on Twitter, I berated myself because every week Mighty Avengers comes out I choose to review something else, and I always regret it. Al Ewing hasn’t written a bad issue of this series, and while Greg Land (UGH) returns to art duties this month, Ewing’s writing has consistently made it more than worth buying. The characters are great, their relationships are heartfelt and real, and the dialogue is just stellar. Really, just get Valerio Schiti back here and you’d have, easily, one of the best five books Marvel is putting out.
This week, Blue Marvel has to deal with the sins of his past (his abandoned son is summoned from the Neutral Zone, now all giant-like), and we’re finally going to find out who Ronin is (My money’s on Blade!). Whatever happens, you can count on it being nothing short of spectacular. Please buy Mighty Avengers.