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: Batgirl And The Birds of Prey #13, Detective Comics #962, Harley Quinn #25, The Wicked + The Divine #30, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #11
This Week’s Must Read: Mister Miracle #1 (of 12)
If I’m being honest, the main reason I’m grabbing Mister Miracle #1 is not for the miraculous escape artist himself, Scott Free, but for his wife, Big Barda. She’s one of those characters who you meet once and never forget; a force of nature unto herself and one of the toughest ladies DC has, second only to Wonder Woman and maybe Black Canary. Scott and Barda also share one of the strongest and longest-lasting marriages in the DC Universe, so while the book may bear his name, I fully expect her to play a large role. To boot, this issue is receiving rave reviews from practically every outlet that previewed it, so this may very well be the hit comic of the year.
Pull List: Detective Comics #962, Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #15 [Review], The Flash #28 [Review], Injustice 2 #18 (Digital Edition) [Review], Titans #14
This Week’s Must Read: Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey #13
While I’ve felt this book’s efforts to restore classic villains such as The Calculator and Poison Ivy to their previous status in the Rebirth reality has been somewhat rushed, I can’t accuse The Bensons of thinking small. Whatever quibbles I’ve had with the pacing of “Source Code”, I’ve still enjoyed the story immensely and I’m looking forward to the conclusion even if I wish we had more time to reach this ending.