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 be checking out and what you need to know before you crack that cover – it’s Kabooooom’s Pull List!
Sarah Moran, Editor
Pull List: Feathers #1, Sinergy #3, Ant-Man #1,
This Week’s Must Read: Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #2
This first New Comic Book Day of the new year sees a couple of neat #1s – there’s Boom Studios’ Feathers, which looks cool and creepy, and Marvel’s Ant-Man, a clear attempt at revving up excitement for this year’s Ant-Man film. Yet, I’m most excited fort this week’s Angela: Asgard’s Assassin. Last month, I hadn’t even heard of it until its week of release, but I’m so glad I did. Quickly, Angela is rising to become one of my favorites characters from mythical side of Marvel, and I can’t wait to see her go toe to toe with Thor and Co. in this issue.
Marcus Hammond, Writer
Pull List: Ghost #11, Detective Comics #38, Swamp Thing #38, Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #8, Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #2
This Week’s Must Read: Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #3
When I first picked up this series, I guess I thought it should be reminiscent of Ed Brubaker’s run on The Winter Soldier. I was expecting a straight out action packed adventure with clear mission parameters. Ales Kot, however, has taken Bucky Barnes to a new level with the help of Marco Rudy’s surreal artwork. Kot is using the Original Sin setup that Bucky has taken over Nick Fury’s universal watchman role to develop the character in a very interesting way.
Matt Morrison, Writer
Pull List: Arrow: Season 2.5 #10 (Digital), Earth 2 #30, Earth 2: World’s End #14, Green Arrow #38 , Injustice: Gods Among Us – Year Three #15 (Digital), John Carter: Warlord of Mars #3, Lady Killer #1, Red Sonja: Vulture’s Circle #1
This Week’s Must Read: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1
It’s pretty clear based on the cover art and the previews of this issue that The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 has taken a heavy dose of inspiration from the new Batgirl series, what with Doreen Green going to college and sporting a brand new “practical” costume. But I’m not complaining. The world needs more comics aimed at young women and more comics that are just fun for the sake of fun. And Squirrel Girl, whatever else you may think of her, is a fun character.