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: Rat Queens #16, The Walking Dead #154, A-Force #5, Gwenpool #0
This Week’s Must Read: The Wicked + The Divine #19
The Wicked + The Divine has been a tremendously rewarding series. Following Laura as she goes from fan to celebrity and into something more has been a great journey, one that isn’t exactly ending so much as it is transforming. With Persephone back on the scene, WicDiv #19 is sure to start upping the stakes (as if they weren’t high already) and perhaps even begin revealing more about Ananke’s goals (seriously, what the hell is her plan?).
Pull List: Adventures of Supergirl #7 (Digital), Arrow: The Dark Archer #8 (Digital), Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor: Year Two #9, Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Five #20 (Digital), Sons of the Devil #7, Thunderbolts #1 [Review]
This Week’s Must Read: Howard The Duck #7
The base concept of Howard being let loose in the Savage Land is hilarious enough. Throwing Steve Rogers, She-Hulk, Daredevil and Spider-Man into the mix is icing on the cake. What really has me hyped about this issue, however, is Kevin Maguire of JLI fame as the guest artist.
Pull List: A-Force #5, Invincible Iron Man #9, Spider-Gwen #8, Wolf #7
This Week’s Must Read: Black Widow #3
I reviewed Black Widow #2 with great praise. This is a really fantastic series that everyone should be reading. The balance between exposition and art is amazing and the story has been intriguing from the get-go. Black Widow may be the best superhero book out right now.
Pull List: Giant Days #14, True Believers: Chewbacca #1, Gwenpool #0, Bob’s Burgers #11, Droids #1
This Week’s Must Read: Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems #2
Going through a weekly Steven Universe withdrawal is hard, but here to ease the pain is another Boom! Studios title to read. The Steven Universe comics approach the quick but thoughtful shorts in a way that shows deep love of the characters, and with the return of the television series in May, this mini-series is a great way to pre-game its return. This issue is a continuation of part one, where a gem campfire story may be reflective of a real life problem for Steven and his family. As always be on the look-out for fresh art and the ever tempting incentive covers from Boom.
Buy these comics at your local comic book store (Don’t know where that is? Here you go.), from Things From Another Universe, or digitally via Comixology.com.