This Week’s Pulls

Astro City #3 by Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson

So the last issue was not at all what I was expecting. That’s not a bad thing, but it feels like everything is just being moved into place in and around Astro City. Which, really, is fine, especially since this book is a lot of fun. I’m interested to see if this picks up where issue #1 (or 60) left off, or if it throws another curveball. Either way, I’m fairly sure it will still be a great comic, especially since the creative team is so great.

Excitement level: High

Batgirl #23 by Gail Simone and Fernando Pasarin

As the DC website will tell you: “The new Batgirl Wanted epic begins here!” And hey, I’m down with that. Gail Simone’s playing up the wounded, confused, Batgirl, and now that she has her dad after her (who, by the way, punched Batman in the face. IN THE FACE! This dude’s a serious badass), it’s about to get a lot more interesting. That’s not to say Batgirl hasn’t been interesting (Even the date issue was entertaining), but this arc is going to be a lot of fun to read.

Excitement level: High

Batman #23, by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo

Zero Year continues! Wooh! Following the near train wreck of the Annual (just my opinion) it’ll be great to have the regular creative team back on this book. And judging from the previews, it looks dark, violent, and brutal. Issue #22 left us with something of a cliffhanger (ok, not really), so there’s a little suspense here to see exactly how Bruce survived. He has plot armor, so he obviously isn’t dead, but even so, I’m excited to see where this goes in terms of what the Red Hood gang is actually capable of.

Excitement level: Extremely High

Justice League of America #7 by Geoff Johns and Brett Booth

So, more Trinity War. And you know what? It’s going to be pretty damn awesome. People who whine about DC’s events sucking, please, just go away, because Trinity War has been awesome so far, and it’s going to continue being awesome. The set up’s over, time to move on with the story, and have MORE QUESTION!! Because you can never have too much of The Question, because he’s amazing. Other than that, we can expect some more great character work and some super powered heroes beating the crap out of each other. What more could you want?

Excitement level: High

Halo: Initiation #1 by Brian Reed and Marco Castiello

Halo comics? From Dark Horse? I was on board the second this was announced, and on top of that, they’re Halo comics about Sara Palmer! Remember that bad ass Spartan IV from Halo 4? Yup, she’s getting her own book! Sure, it’s a limited series, but hey, Halo’s back in comics! This is a number one, so I really don’t know what to expect, but I’m on board all the way. Dark Horse has done a great job with licensed material in the past, and I highly doubt they’ll fail me this time.

Excitement level: Very High

Nightwing #23 by Kyle Higgins and Brett Booth

Nightwing has quickly become one of the best books at DC. Really, it always should have been, but a trip to Chicago has turned this book into a real powerhouse, with some great characters, and some great character development for Nightwing. There’s also a couple of great villains at work, and it’ll be great to see Nightwing take on The Prankster (again). This is a much more light hearted book than most anything else coming out of DC, and it’s a great book to throw in the mix between Trinity War and Zero Year.

Excitement level: High

Saga #13 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

SAGA’S BACK PEOPLE! SERIOUSLY IF YOU AREN’T READING THIS BOOK BUY ISSUE 13!!!! I CAN’T EVEN CONTAIN HOW EXCITED I AM FOR THIS BOOK AND YOU ALL SHOULD BE EXCITED TOO! I DON’T CARE IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT THAT JUST MEANS THAT YOUR OPINION IS WRONG. SAGA IS SO AMAZING AND I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL THIS BOOK IS IN MY HANDS! AAGH IT’S JUST TOO MUCH TO HANDLE!!!

Excitement level: THROUGH THE FUCKIN’ ROOF

Star Wars #8 by Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly

Despite the quality dip in the art with Ryan Kelly coming aboard, what keeps me coming back to this book is Brian Wood’s excellent take of the Star Wars universe. The characters, world, and plot are all fully realized, and, despite all the stories Wood has going on, it all feels like a cohesive whole. It’s been a brilliant book so far, and truly has the potential to be the best Star Wars comic of all time, if it continues with it’s positive trend.

Excitement level: High

The Walking Dead #113 by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard

At this point, I’m just hanging on until issue #115. It’s fine that the book’s slowed down, it feels like it’s pedaling now, desperately trying to hang on to any residual momentum it may have to carry it into All Out War. Sure, the cliffhanger was interesting, and I am excited for this book, but it’s easily the book I’m least excited for this week.

Excitement level: Moderate

So those are the books I’ll be picking up this week. I’ll try to get this post up weekly, generally on Monday or Tuesday. All of the books I discuss briefly in this post will be reviewed on Wednesday or Thursday, depending on how many books I get through.

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About jeanluc1997

Fan fiction writer, Youtube video maker. Hardcore Star Wars fan. Progressive Liberal.
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