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!
Pull List: Spire #1, 8house Arclight #1, We Stand on Guard #1, A-Force #2, Darth Vader #7, Princess Leia #5, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #7
This Week’s Must Read: The Wicked + The Divine #12,
There are a handful of #1’s releasing this week that I’m eager to check out – the uniquely dystopian Spire, the 8house Arclight anthology, Bryan K. Vaughn’s latest We Stand On Guard – but there’s nothing I’m looking forward to more than The Wicked + The Divine #12. Last month’s issue was a game-changer, at once both fulfilling our greatest wish for its main character and then turning that wish to ashes less than a moment later. It was brutal. It was heartbreaking. But it was also one of the most interesting developments of the series yet, and I have to imagine with how reincarnation factors into this series, that death is never the end. Not quite.
Pull List: Injustice: Gods Among Us – Year Four #9, The Flash: Season Zero #22 (Digital Edition), Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #7
This Week’s Must Read: Swords of Sorrow: Dejah Thoris & Irene Adler #2
The various Swords of Sorrow tie-ins thus far have been of varying quality, but this one has proven to be the best of the bunch so far. With amazing art by Francisco Manna and a wonderful script by Leah Moore, this is a must-read series for anyone who likes classic pulp action.
Pull List: Action Comics #42, The Wicked + The Divine #12, A-Force #2, Darth Vader #7, Secret Wars #4, The Woods #14
This Week’s Must Read: Barb Wire #1
Remember the 90’s and how Pamela Anderson was a focal point of popular media? In 1996, Anderson tried to bring the Dark Horse character to life with a (arguably) widely forgotten movie that really didn’t do the character any justice. Chris Warner, who has done a lot of work for Dark Horse and wrote a Barb Wire story in 1998, takes the writing duties on this new series. I normally wouldn’t pick this up, but after looking through the preview pages, the first issue looks to be less exploitative than the movie and stands a chance of establishing a strong female lead character. So I’ll keep my hopes up and check this series out.
Pull List: Ultimate End #3, Years Of Future Past #2, Future Imperfect #2, Groot #2, Red Skull #1
This Week’s Must Read: Secret Wars #4
Still plenty of zones in Battleworld to be introduced! Both Secret Wars and Ultimate End draw closer to the end game of the Marvel universe as we know it. Alternate worlds galore and praise God DOOM!