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: Adventure Time Original Vol. 4: Bitter Sweets, Gotham Academy #2, Amazing Spider-Man #9
This Week’s Must Read: Adventure Time Original Vol. 4: Bitter Sweets
Adventure Time‘s Princess Bubblegum is my girl. She’s a great role model and is a refreshing spin on how pretty pink princesses are typically depicted. Breaking free of the dreaded damsel-in-distress trope early on, PB’s a genius scientist, inventor and ruler of the Candy Kingdom. She’s much older (and therefore wiser) than she lets on, and can sometimes come off like a shady bureaucrat, but she always has her subjects’ best intentions in mind. This week Peebles stars in her own adventure from Kate Leth and Zachary Sterling, and since it’s a complete, standalone story, Bitter Sweets is a perfect read for fans of the cartoon who haven’t necessarily been following along with their ongoing Adventure Time series.
Matt Morrison, Writer
Pull List: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #4, Earth 2 #28, Earth 2: World’s End #5, Green Arrow #36, Knights Of the Dinner Table #214, Injustice: Gods Among Us – Year Three #6 (Digital), The Flash: Season Zero #5 (Digital)
This Week’s Must Read: John Carter – Warlord of Mars #1
This is not the first attempt in recent years to bring John Carter out of obscurity. Hell, this is not even the first attempt by Dynamite Entertainment! So what makes this comic so special? Two things – the official endorsement of the Edgar Rice Burroughs’ estate and Ron Marz as the writer. Marz has a proven record of being able to handle space-opera stories and he also penned what I consider one of the best Conan the Barbarian stories of the past decade – The Island of No Return. Given that, I think he’s a fine choice to pen the continuing adventures of the Warlord of Mars. Just avoid the cheesy J. Scott Campbell variant cover.