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: Detective Comics #951, Future Quest #10, Mighty Captain Marvel #2
This Week’s Must Read: Wonder Woman #17
The concept behind the current Wonder Woman series (at least the portions set in the present, as the series alternates between Diana’s past and present) is that someone or something has altered Diana’s memories, causing her to question her reality and, at the moment, make her go insane. It’s an interesting device because Greg Rucka is using it to dig through Wonder Woman’s complicated history, picking through what to keep and what to toss aside. For instance, back when Rucka was first writing Wonder Woman, he established a cast of characters for her Themysciran embassy, many of whom have since disappeared into comics limbo. But in Wonder Woman #15, one of those characters — the fan-favorite Ferdinand, the minotaur chef — was discovered, so Rucka is clearly implying that portion of Diana’s history is real. (Not that he’s biased or anything.)
Wonder Woman #17 again picks up with “The Truth” arc, this time sending Barbara Ann to deal with the organization she once belonged to that they believe is manipulating Wonder Woman — Godswatch. And I’m curious what else of Wonder Woman canon will be rendered real or not, and what effect it’s having on the Amazons back in the real Themyscira.
Pull List: Batgirl #8, Clean Room #16, Doctor Who: The Third Doctor #5 [Review], The Flash #17, Future Quest #10, Injustice: Ground Zero #21 (Digital Edition), Justice League of America #1 [Review], Pathfinder: Worldscape #5, Rick & Morty #23, Supergirl: Being Super #2
This Week’s Must Read: Detective Comics #951
A lot of high quality books out this week, yet the one that has me most intrigued is the first chapter of League of Shadows. I’ve never been much of a Cassandra Cain fan yet James Tynion’s prologue story centering upon her in Detective #950 showed me the appeal that inspired the fan demand that brought Cassie out of Comics Limbo in rebirth. Plus I’m a sucker for any story involving Lady Shiva.