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 #9, Green Arrow #9, Harley Quinn #6, Trinity #2, A-Force #10, Archie #13
This Week’s Must Read: Attack on Titan Anthology
I love Attack on Titan. I love the manga, the anime, the spinoffs, the video game that is currently consuming my free time – all of it. What it’s about is actually harder to explain, though I did include the series on my 9 Anime You’ve No Excuse For Not Watching list a couple years back and that should give at least some idea of its premise. Basically, it’s a bleak series where terrible things regularly happen to people both good and bad, but its concept is so unique and the characters so compelling, you can’t look away.
Attack On Titan Anthology is almost just as unique, allowing western comic book writers and artists – like Gail Simone, Scott Snyder, Michael Avon Oeming, Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr – a chance to put their own spin on the Attack on Titan brand. This hardback anthology is a collection of original stories set in the Attack on Titan world, ranging from action to horror to parody. At over 250 pages long and in full color, the Attack on Titan Anthology is must read for fans, but I bet even those with a passing interest in Attack on Titan will find something to enjoy.
Pull List: Aquaman #9, Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor – Year Two #15, Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor – Year Two #10, Doctor Who: The Third Doctor #2, Green Arrow #9, Injustice: Ground Zero #3 (Digital Edition), Trinity #2, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #13
This Week’s Must Read: Pathfinder: Worldscape #1
I love pulp fiction heroes and I’m a roleplayer, so I was thrilled when I heard that Dynamite Entertainment was arranging a crossover between all of their licensed pulp properties and the world of Golarion from the Pathfinder Role-Playing Game. A crossover involving Red Sonja, Tarzan and John Carter would be thrilling enough, but each issue of this series also features a fold-out game map, a brief adventure and character sheets based on these classic characters. Quite the bargain if you’ve ever wondered the practical AC bonus of a chainmail bikini.
Pull List: Black Hammer #4, Aquaman #9, Batman #9, Green Arrow #9, Green Lanterns #9, Justice League #7, Nightwing #7, Superman #9, Trinity #2, Amazing Spider-Man #20, Astonishing Ant-Man #13, Black Panther #7, Captain America Sam Wilson #14, Civil War II: Kingpin #4, Death Of X #2, Doctor Strange #13, Infamous Iron Man #1 [Review], Mighty Thor #12, Uncanny Inhumans #14
This Week’s Must Read: Amazing Spider-Man #20
The Clone Conspiracy has begun! If you haven’t read the highly anticipated first issue last week – go do it! This week we get [SPOILER] Doc Ock returning to confront Spidey, who finds himself in over his head and surrounded by dead people (and not like The Sixth Sense). Dan Slott being the one that wrote all of Superior Spider-Man makes me excited to see what’s going to happen now that Octavius finds himself back in his own body again. The Amazing Spider-Man series has been pretty wonderful through 19 issues and this story will likely lead to a huge shake-up or two. Buckle up for a Slott-Spidey web slingin’ good time!