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: Harley Quinn #15, Rat Queens #9, Saga #26, Angela: Asgards Assassin #4
This Week’s Must Read: Princess Leia #1
Looking through my pull for this week and I’m delighted to find it’s absolutely dominated by kick-ass ladies. Sure, I decide what’s on my pull list so I’ve clearly orchestrated it this way, but it’s sure nice to have some many choices when looking for great heroines. This week’s must read, however? Of course that honor goes to Princess Leia #1 from Mark Waid and Terry Dodson. Star Wars‘ only leading lady (for many, many years) has earned herself a prominent position in this new line and I have very high hopes for how Waid and Dodson will develop her in the aftermath of Episode IV. In particular, how she picks up her life after her entire planet is destroyed and continues to lead the rebellion, because that’s never addressed in the films.
Marcus Hammond, Writer
Pull List: Feathers #3, Harley Quinn #15, Swamp Thing #40, Descender #1, Nameless #2, Sage #26, Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #4, Avengers #42, Spider-Woman #5
This Week’s Must Read: Lady Killer #3
While I’m looking forward to several titles this week, Lady Killer has proven in the first two issues that it’s consistently good. Josie has her flaws, but also gets to escape reality by doing something that she enjoys. Don’t we all fantasize about doing something that makes us completely, utterly happy, while still maintaining our obligations to those around us? For me, that “living the fantasy” aspect of this series makes Josie one of the most intriguing characters in comics right now.
Matt Morrison, Writer
Pull List: All New Hawkeye #1, Arrow: Season 2.5 #14 (Digital), Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #8, Green Arrow #40, Injustice: Gods Among Us – Year Three #23 (Digital), Princess Leia #1
This Week’s Must Read: Descender #1
It’s a big week for Jeff Lemire fans, as the former Green Arrow writer takes over Hawkeye and releases his latest science-fiction story, Descender. Ultimately, I’ve decided to pick this over All New Hawkeye #1 simply because it promises to offer us something new and unusual in the same vein as Lemire’s Trillium.
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