31 Oct 2017

On The Pull 01/11/2017

New comics are due to hit the shelves on Wednesday so here’s a look ahead at some of the books we’ll be picking up this week. Click here for a list of the latest releases.

Andy H: It seems the first week of any given month is generally a quiet one for me and November starts off the same way. Thankfully my reading list is still full of banging titles to keep my peepers happy. It's Batman: White Knight #2 at the top of the pile. Sean Murphy's art continues to blow my socks off and he's no slouch in the writing department. This issue looks like more trouble for the Bat as Jack Napier's popularity continues to grow. While my Batman reading has been slim of late, this is proving to be essential. The relaunch of Astonishing X-Men has been working so far. Even with a different artist every issue, which I generally don't agree with, it's been a solid read. The first four issues have been graced by some BIG name artists but how long can that last? Well, at least up to #5 apparently. Has Ramon Rosanas got the chops to follow in the pencil strokes of Mike Deodato and Jim Cheung? Looking at the preview art, I think we are in safe hands. The title has plenty of nods to the glory days of the X-Men as the Shadow King and Prof X once again battle on the astral plane. There's also a change of artist over on Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #6 as Goran Parlov joins Chip Zdarsky for 'Spider-Man, My Dinner With Jameson'. Really enjoying this title as it hasn't failed yet to put a smile on my face. The Marvel Legacy brand continues this week with Captain America #695. After the events of Secret Empire it's going to be interesting to see what direction this will take. Under the guidance of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee it's bound to be eventful. Two new titles from Image this week but Gravediggers Union #1 is the one I'll take a swing at. Deadly Class co-creator Wes Craig is writing (and providing cover art). It's a tale of a supernatural apocalypse, it's an oversized issue and it's on my pull-list!

Jo S: An oddly quiet week for regular stuff leaves me with the chance to test out a couple of new titles. My first pick is Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #1 - I can’t resist a super-hero teacher - tick! If he's any good with trigonometry, I'm in. Gravediggers Union #1 carves out its spot in my list next: this promises ‘wild comedic horror’, plus it boasts Wes Craig of Deadly Class fame along with steroid zombies and space monkeys - space monkeys, people! Batman: White Knight #1 was a nice, unexpected treat and so I’ll be snagging the second of these; interested to see where this topsy turvy Gotham goes next. Along with the next Bombshells United, which is proving to be a tidy bit of low-budget entertainment goosed up with some juicy political parallels, I’ll be taking Black Bolt #7, which will swing the series into a new arc. Hoping it will be just a quirkily gorgeous as the first six which have flown in down the outside straight to be one of my favourite series this year.

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