Here at Kaboooooom we love our 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: Batman #48, Harley Quinn #24, Poison Ivy: Circle of Life and Death #1 (of 9), Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat #2, Star Wars #15
This Week’s Must Read: Captain Marvel #1
On principle, I shouldn’t be as excited for this series relaunch as I am. This is the third time Captain Marvel has been restarted in just as many years, each time with a new #1, never letting her series advance beyond the teens. Still, bringing Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas of Marvel’s Agent Carter on board for writing duties is a master stroke. This is their first foray into comics and I couldn’t think of better series for them start on. Joining them on art is Kris Anka and Matthew Wilson, another stupendous team who will certainly do justice with Cap’s flightsuit – easily one of the best superhero costumes around. Already something of a cosmic character, this series is taking Carol to space full time as she leads Earth new line of defense from galactic threats – Alpha Flight. And considering that Carol will be Marvel’s first woman hero to star in her own film (coming in 2019), there’s not better time to join the #CarolCorps!
Pull List: Arrow: The Dark Archer #1 & #2 (Digital), Astonishing Ant-Man #4, Batgirl #47, Clean Room #4, Hercules #3, Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Five #4 (Digital), Lucifer #2, Secret Six #10
This Week’s Must Read: Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death #1
Poison Ivy has always fascinated me as a nominally villainous character who nevertheless has a code of ethics. Depending on the incarnation, it can be a vastly warped and alien code of ethics. Yet the potential for Ivy to be an anti-hero – or even a full hero – has always been there. So a book focused on Ivy as she attempts to go straight and live a relatively ordinary life sounds like an interesting experiment to me.