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, Editor
Pull List: Wild’s End #1, Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1, Copperhead #1, Captain Marvel #7, Ms. Marvel #8
This Week’s Must Read: The Walking Dead #131
I know, I know–131 issues! How can The Walking Dead still be such a ‘must read’? And if I weren’t reading this title month to month I wouldn’t believe it either. But after its latest arc “All Out War”, Robert Kirkman has found a way to reinvent the series yet again. The survivors are seeing civilization slowly return, the walkers now a manageable nuissance, and everything feels just a little too… safe. Which means at any moment all hell will break loose! And with that cliffhanger the last issue left off on, this could be The Walking Dead‘s most shocking revelation yet!
Isabel Hsu, Editor
Pull List: Copperhead #1, Marvel 75th Anniversary Magazine, Teen Dog #1, Weird Love #3
This Week’s Must Read: Wild’s End #1
Dan Abnett may be renowned for assembling the modern-day comic book iteration of the Guardians of the Galaxy, but this week he brings together a new group of unlikely heroes in Wild’s End #1. It’s The War of the Worlds meets The Wind in the Willows, as a band of dapper, well-dressed animals face an alien invasion in rural 1930s England, and yeah, I’m pretty damn hyped.
Marcus Hammond, Writer
Pull List: Batgirl: Futures End #1, New Suicide Squad: Futures End #1, East of West #15, Velvet #7, Amazing Spider-Man #6, Hawkeye #20, Coffin Hill #11, Death of Wolverine #2
This Week’s Must Read: Edge of Spider-Verse #1 (of 5)
I’ve been really impressed with the recent story arcs in the Spidey Universe. They have been fast paced and conclude with actual ramifications to the character’s continuity. With Edge of Spider-Verse, David Hine starts bringing together all the various Spider-Men from different universes. I’m excited to see how each version gets used and what the consequences of the story will be.
Matt Morrison, Writer
Pull List: Batman: Future’s End #1, Injustice: Gods Among Us – Year Two #23, Justice League United: Future’s End #1, The Flash: Season Zero #1
This Week’s Must Read: Batgirl: Future’s End #1
I have little interest in Future’s End as a crossover. Indeed, the only reason I’m picking up any of the tie-in issues this month is due to my confidence in the writers involved. That being said, Gail Simone writing a team of Batgirls led by a Venom-empowered Barbara Gordon is intriguing enough a concept that even this critic with his well-known disdain of all tie-in issues can’t turn up his nose at it.
Anne Mortenson-Agnew, Writer
Pull List: Teen Dog #1, Marvel 75th Anniversary Magazine
This Week’s Must Read: Ms. Marvel #8
It’s a tough toss-up between Teen Dog and Ms. Marvel, and while Teen Dog appears Totally Radical, you can’t deny that Ms. Marvel has been one of the most consistently terrific and charming books on shelves this year. This ish, Kamala meets the Inhumans (those responsible, to some degree, her powers) and looks after Lockjaw. Plus, the return of Adrian Alphona! Nothing could possibly go wrong.
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