10 Oct 2017

On The Pull 11/10/2017

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.

Jo S: This looks to be a lush week for favourites, both established and recent, with a double shot of issue #1s lacing the mix. Let's look at those newbies first: I'm giving Image’s Family Trade a try - I took a look at this for The Shipping Forecast, having taken inspiration from the promise of a steampunk-on-the-ocean story, and with thieves, assassins and a sassy female lead thrown in, this has my name all over it. DC’s Ragman wraps up my second new issue spot; the blurb reads like a Gotham-based version of The Mummy; let's hope it can at least do better than the execrable movie of the same name from this summer. My recent favourites this week feature the marvellous Mister Miracle #3 - this series really shows what you can do with established characters set in a new frame, with its claustrophobic structure and percussive rhythms. The established favourites this week are twin regents: Grass Kings reaches issue #8 - this will go straight to the read-last-for-maximum-savoring spot in my pile - and Lemire’s Royal City #6 sees the tale restarting with a new arc; I suspect these two will execute all other pretenders to the throne this week.

Matt C: A seemingly quiet week for me, but that could just mean I've not read this week's master list properly. Even if it turns out I'm missing some of my regular books I know for damn sure that one will stand head and shoulders above the rest: Mister Miracle #3. Tom King and Mitch Gerads are doing some stunning work on this title, taking a wacky Kirby creation and imbuing him with palpable humanity and applying a mature sensibility to the entire concept of New Genesis vs Apokolips. Because I need something new to keep the fires of curiosity burning, I'll be giving God Complex #1 a whirl. Paul Jenkins is a very decent writer who's crafted some memorable storylines across various publishers over the last couple of decades, so "a unique vision of a digital future powered by mythological gods" is premise I'm willing to get on board with.

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