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 The Pull List!
Pull List: Aquaman #8, Batman #8, Future Quest #5, Harley Quinn #5, Nightwing #6, The Walking Dead #159
This Week’s Must Read: Green Arrow #8
I’m a real sucker for Green Arrow and Black Canary stories. Even when they aren’t that great, I still can’t resist reading them. (Blame how fantastically the pair were characterized on Justice League Unlimited for my ongoing addiction.) Thankfully, Benjamin Percy has a knack for writing Ollie and Dinah, giving them equal passions and faults. This issue looks to be a doozy for the couple, allowing them to really dig through all these new feelings a post-Rebirth universe has brought out in them. Plus, Otto Schmidt returns! And while Stephen Byrne and Juan E. Ferreyra and the other GA artists all do fine work, I find Schmidt’s to be the best fit, so having him back on pencils is only an added treat.
Pull List: All-New Wolverine #13 [Review], Aquaman #8, Clean Room #12, Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #6, Future Quest #5, Green Arrow #8, Knights Of The Dinner Table #236
This Week’s Must Read: He-Man/Thundercats #1 [Review]
Much as there is to look forward to this week, my inner 80s kid has won out. The writing in the preview pages leaked last week is so good it made me overlook the usually overwrought artwork of Freddiie Williams II, which seems oddly appropriate to a story involving two of animations most over-the-top fantasy series.
Pull List: Big Trouble in Little China/Escape New York #1, Deadman Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love #1, Ghostbusters International #9, Paper Girls #10, Angel City #1
This Week’s Must Read: Future Quest #5
Ironically, despite its name, Future Quest pulls at the heartstrings of nostalgia. It’s an amalgamation of Saturday morning cartoons of weekends past; while at the same time, it brings a fresh new relevance to the stamp of Hanna-Barbera. As this series moves into issue five, it retains a bit of hokey dialogue and overemphasized coincidence – specifically regarding the precocious Jonny Quest and Hadji – however, as that dialogue settles into a new purpose, Future Quest is more smooth sailing. While readers wait for everything this title has laid out to be pulled together by the mysterious alien force, Omnikron, they need only read on and enjoy the faces of yesteryear– and by that I mean the 1960s.
Pull List: Aquaman #8, Batman #8, Future Quest #5, Green Lanterns #8, Nightwing #6, Superman #8, Amazing Spider-Man #19, Cage #1, All-New Wolverine #13, Champions #1, Death Of X #1, Doctor Strange #12, Jessica Jones #1, Spider-Man 2099 #16, Uncanny X-Men #14
This Week’s Must Read: Aquaman #8
This is a heavy week with a TON of great books coming out, and it was a tough choice but Aquaman deserves more attention. This has been the sleeper hit of DC Rebirth; every issue thus far has been deeply engaging and taking the King of Atlantis to new places. Dan Abnett delivers an explosive series centered on Aquaman struggling to bring his people together with those beyond the oceans. This issue kickstarts a new arc and is a perfect jumping on point for new readers!