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: Jonesy #4, Scooby Apocalypse #1, Monstress #6, Captain Marvel #5, Star Wars #19, Rick and Morty #14
This Week’s Must Read: DC Universe Rebirth #1 [Hangout]
I considered choosing Scooby Apocalypse for my must read because I am intrigued by the weird premise, but there’s no question of the first comic I’m reading from my pull this week – DC Universe Rebirth #1. There were both good and bad things that came from DC’s decision to wipe the slate of some 70 years of continuity with The New 52 and later DC You, but when you have such a unique and at times bizarre cannon as the DC Universe, it should be celebrated not ignored. That’s what Geoff Johns and a powerhouse team of artists are doing with Rebirth, restoring history and hope for the future of the DC Universe. (Plus, we’re talking 80 pages of superhero-y goodness for only $2.99! What a deal!)
Pull List: Disney Darkwing Duck #2, Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #2, Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor: Year Two #10, Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor: Year Two #6, Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Five #23 (Digital Edition), Rick and Morty #14, Secret Six #14, Superman: Lois and Clark #8, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #8
This Week’s Must Read: DC Universe Rebirth #1
Despite darn near every Doctor Who comic coming out this week, the final issue of Secret Six and my many, many, MANY misgivings over yet another attempt to reboot, revamp and otherwise gloss over the glorious mess that has been the DC Comics universe over the past few years… I’m still looking forward to DC Universe Rebirth #1.
Look, I’ll be the first to agree that Geoff Johns has some issues with killing characters for shock value and altering characters to suit the stories he wants to tell. (For instance, I’m the only person in the world who cares about Johns making the James Jesse Trickster become an FBI agent and abandon the whole “con-man for the forces of good” persona from post-Underworld Unleashed before restoring him to his old self in Countdown… But I digress…) That doesn’t change the fact that Johns has written some damn good stories and, more often than not, he’s done a good job rebuilding complicated mythos from the ground-up when he was required to do so. And even his rare train-wrecks are amusing to read. So for good or ill, I’m reading this book.