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, Writer
Pull List: Adventure Time #31, Batwoman #34, Multiversity #1, The Wicked + The Divine #3, Ms. Marvel, The Fade Out #1
This Week’s Must Read: Multiversity #1
Grant Morrison is a mystic among comic book writers. He steps into the world of superheroes when it pleases him and what he delivers are often supremely surreal yet captivating stories. He’s the best at believably depicting superheroes as modern myths, and with a series like Multiversity – one that is embracing DC’s convoluted and complicated multiverse with open arms – Morrison is primed to define how DC handles its wonderfully confusing history in this New 52 era. Joining Morrison as the perfect art team to capture the godliness of superheroes are Ivan Reis and Joe Prado, a power team I first fell for with the New 52 relaunch of Aquaman. No one depicts superheroes with the right mix of model and muscles as these two.
Marcus Hammond, Writer
Pull List: Elektra #5, Storm #2, Teen Titans #2, The Wicked + The Divine #3, Supergirl #34, The Fade Out #1, Deadpool vs. X-Force #3
This Week’s Must Read: Wolverine Annual #1
To be honest, I’m skeptical of the “Death of Wolverine” arc that is coming up. I’ve enjoyed how Cornell has humbled Wolverine and look forward to Soule’s mini-series. This annual, though, is interesting as it is penned by Elliott Kalan, who also writes for The Daily Show. It’s intriguing to see how he crosses over into comics with the last regular issue of Wolverine (for the foreseeable future).
Matt Morrison, Writer
Pull List: Knights of the Dinner Table #210, Multiversity #1
This Week’s Must Read: The Fade Out #1
The first long-awaited offering in Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ five-year exclusive contract with Image Comics, this one promises to be a treat for fans of both creators as well as the film noir genre. The comic synopsis describes multiple subplots involving 1940s Hollywood, a nightmare-driven writer, a corrupt film studio boss and, of course, the murder of a gorgeous dame who just wanted to be in pictures. The odds are good that the final story will be far more complicated than that and this will be one of the best new books to come out this year.
Buy these comics at your local comic book store (Don’t know where that is? Here you go.) or digitally via Comixology.com.