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: Lumberjanes #11, Batgirl #39, The Multiversity #1.7, Bitch Planet #3, Ms. Marvel #12,
This Week’s Must Read: Bitch Planet #3
Surprising absolutely no one, my must read this is Bitch Planet #3. Beyond depicting a future world where woman are incarcerated for being “non-compliant” and toying with the inherent exploitation of the women’s prison trope, Bitch Planet is also unique in the physical portrayal of its women characters. Most unique is Penny, the massive bruiser of a woman who can easily wipe the floor with anyone in her way. Her large frame is unlike anything seen in comics today, and that’s especially so for women characters. In this issue we’ll learn the story behind her incarceration and I can’t wait to see Penny telling off a society that wishes to jail her for her size.
Marcus Hammond, Writer
Pull List: Earth 2: World’s End #20, Justice League #39, Wonder Woman #39, Bitch Planet #3, Black Widow #15, Silk #1, Silver Surfer #9
This Week’s Must Read: Superman/Wonder Woman #16
One of my favorite graphic novels is Kingdom Come, so seeing that Magog is going to be introduced as a villain in this issue is pretty exciting. Mark Waid’s representation of Magog as the violent, modern counterpart to Superman’s classic hero paired with Alex Ross’s art was spellbinding. While Peter Tomasi has a pretty big hill to climb trying to tap into Waid’s magic, the mere mention of the character is enough to get me to check out this issue.
Matt Morrison, Writer
Pull List: Arrow: Season 2.5 #13 (Digital). Batgirl #39, Bitch Planet #3, Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #7, Injustice: Gods Among Us – Year Three #2 (Digital), Pathfinder: Origins #1
This Week’s Must Read: Red Sonja #100
An anthology of Red Sonja stories by the best writers from the series’ revival nearly ten years ago? Honestly, this would be worth getting for stories by the series’ current author Gail Simone and Red Sonja creator Roy Thomas alone. Throw in underrated Sonja scribes like Eric Trauttman and Mike Omening and you have a collection worthy of the word epic!