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 #50 [Review], Mirror #2, Angela: Queen of Hel #6, Patsy Walker A.K.A. Hellcat #4, Star Wars #17
This Week’s Must Read: Harley Quinn #26
Shocking absolutely no one, my must read this week is Harley Quinn #26. Having just made things abundantly clear to The Joker that they’re through once and for all, Harls is getting her life back to normal – or as normal as things ever are for Harley Quinn. This issue marks a new chapter in Harley’s life, one that promises to further develop Harley around her growing cast of characters and give her a new look; including a dye job that looks an awful lot like the Suicide Squad movie’s design for Harley Quinn. That’s what we call brand synergy, folks! (As if the Batman V Superman banner emblazoned on the cover wasn’t enough.)
Pull List: Adventures of Supergirl #5 (Digital), Arrow: The Dark Archer #6 (Digital), Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor: Year Two #7, Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Five #14 (Digital), Secret Six #12, Shadow Glass #1, Sons Of The Devil #6, Superman: Lois and Clark #6
This Week’s Must Read: Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor #1
With Titan Comics having successfully told new stories with all of The Doctors from the New Who era, it was only a matter of time (no pun intended) before they set their sights on the Classic series. It is no surprise, then, that they should start with The Fourth Doctor. While I’ve come to appreciate all the incarnations of The Doctor (yes, even Six!), Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor was the one I grew up with and – for many fans – is still considered the definitive one. Given Titan Comics track record so far, I’m looking forward to seeing what they do with the Bohemian Doctor who spun between child-like whimsy and darkly-edged sarcasm like an out-of-control top.
Pull List: Bill And Ted Go to Hell #2 (of 4), Hellboy and the B.P.R.D #2 (of 3), Obi Wan and Anakin # 3 (of 5)
This Week’s Must Read: Batman # 50
It’s and oldie and a goodie. I am not exaggerating when I tell you that the team of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo may have constructed the most consistent, captivating, and downright genuine lore around the Dark Knight to date during their five-year run. Beginning in 2011, after Snyder dug his claws into the Bat-family with Detective Comics, they hit the New 52 running when the team brought their readers the enchantingly haunting and instantly iconic arc, “The Court of Owls.”
Along with their utilization of existing Batman lore, Capullo and Snyder have maintained the series’s integrity while bringing fresh, contemporary characters and ideas to the forefront, setting a standard (in this author’s opinion) for contemporary superhero comics (and non-superhero comics) of all walks of life. Now, as Scott Synder and Greg Capullo round out their final issues of Batman for their grand finale, there is no way Batman #50 should not be in your pull.