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: Aquaman: Rebirth #1, Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1, The Wicked + The Divine #20
This Week’s Must Read: Detective Comics #934
Detective Comics holds a special place in my heart because it was the very first series I began reading on a monthly basis. I started with ‘Tec #854, the beginning of Greg Rucka and J.H. William’s remarkable run starring Batwoman. After Batman returned to the cowl, the series continued on a real high note, introducing me to one of my all time favorite Batman writers, Scott Snyder. Then came Flashpoint and the New 52 the ridiculous renumbering of such a long standing series. I stopped reading ‘Tec and sought out the characters and creators I loved in other titles. Now, thanks to DC Rebirth, ‘Tec is returning with its original numbering, a wonderful team of creatives, and is including three of my favorite women to ever wear the Bat – Kate Kane, Cassandra Cain, and Stephanie Brown. I am PUMPED. (And don’t the high number scare you, this is a brand new start for ‘Tec!)
Pull List: Aquaman: Rebirth #1, Constantine: The Hellblazer #13, Detective Comics #934, The Flash: Rebirth #1, Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #6, Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Five #25 (Digital Edition), Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1 [Review]
This Week’s Must Read: Howard The Duck #8
After the first week of comics, I’m now fully excited about DC Rebirth and anxious to give all the new books a try, just to see what is being done. And yet – perhaps because I am a romantic at heart – the book that has me most excited is this week’s Howard The Duck. Because this is the issue that promises (finally) to reunite Howard with his curiously absent, long-time love-interest Beverly Switzler. We still don’t know exactly what happened between the two of them since Howard’s last series (no, not the one from early last year… the other one) but we can be sure we’ll have fun finding out!
Pull List: All-New X-Men #10, Darth Vader #21, Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys #3, Shutter #22, Vision #8, Wolf #8
This Week’s Must Read: Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1
I don’t know if Wonder Woman Rebirth #1 necessarily qualifies as a must read, but aside from Harley and the Harleys, it’s the only DC title I’m pulling. That should stand for something, right? Greg Rucka is picking up the writing duties on the series and he’s produced some entertaining stories with Queen and Country and Lazarus, so I’m going to hold out hope that this series will be entertaining as well.
Pull List: Wonder Woman Rebirth #1, The Wicked + The Divine # 20, Star Wars: Poe Dameron #3, Kaijumax Season 2 #2
This Week’s Must Read: Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1
A bunch of adventurous albeit overly curious teenagers in the wilderness? What could possibly go wrong? The much anticipated crossover brings the troublemakers at Gotham Academy and the Lumberjanes into the woods to investigate a mystery. Written by Chynna Clugston-Flores and (Blue Monday) with art by Rosemary Valero-O’connell, Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1 is expected to bring together a gaggle of sass, intuitive detective work, and lots of brightly colored hair. How will the semi-serious Gotham natives work with the girls of boundless energy? Find out this week in the crossover’s first issue, where you can take your pick of a bunch of incentive covers.
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.