12 Mar 2019

On The Pull 13/03/2019

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 along with a full list of titles that will be available from Paradox Comics.

Jo S: Very occasionally, there comes a week where being asked to do On the Pull feels like tough work - this is not one of them! My mental shopping cart is groaning with goodies today, in terms of already beloved standards, fresh new starts and even the odd fat special issue. On any ordinary Wednesday, the new issues of Catwoman, X-23 and Winter Soldier alone would have me ripping open my packet of swag with delight but this time around they’re joined by the second of the very promising Wonder Twins, with Mark Russell managing to encapsulate teenage awkwardness as heroes Zan and Jayna attempt to fit in at their new school whilst interning at the Hall of Justice, plus we wrap up the exquisite Cover - I overuse the word ‘exquisite’, but David Mack’s work here embodies it: this will be much missed from my list.

I have a rule-bending three first issues on the pile at the moment (I can resist everything except temptation after all): Assassin Nation (it’s impossible to say this title out loud without fluffing it, having seen Assassination Nation only recently) promises a ‘side-splitting murder-fest’ and I could do with a giggle; the new Magnificent Ms Marvel might have scraped the list anyway because of the Captain Marvel movie this week, but Saladin Ahmed holding the writer’s pen sealed the deal (I found myself talking yet again about his Black Bolt series this week - you really should read that!). Image’s new post-apocalyptic hero saga Little Bird was one of my Shipping Forecast picks for this month, mostly down to the incredibly detailed sample artwork from Ian Bertram. The blurb puts this in the East Of West or Saga league - let’s see if it can hold up to this lofty claim.

I’ve been working like a trojan lately and feel like I’ve earned myself a treat, so the final items on my list are a little bit special. The Marvel Tales compendium of classic Thor issues feels like a good thing to have in my collection: four reprinted stories, including the introductions of Loki and Beta Ray Bill plus a battle with Hercules and, my most anticipated, the Avengers facing down the Asgardian Valkyrie and her Lady Liberators!

A dead cert for me this week though is not on the list below: I have finally, belatedly, been catching up on collected volumes of Lazarus. The absolute bombshell at the end of Volume 4 had me smacking my cash down on the counter at my local comic book store and demanding the final book - I cannot wait to see where Forever’s story goes next!

DARK HORSE:
Calamity Kate #1 £3.30
Laguardia #4 £4.10

DC COMICS:
Batman Who Laughs: The Grim Knight #1 £4.10
Catwoman #9 £3.30
Cover #6 (of 6) £3.30
Flash #66 £3.30
Hawkman #10 £3.30
Justice League Dark #9 £3.30
Red Hood: Outlaw #32 £3.30
Scooby Apocalypse #35 £3.30
Supergirl #28 £3.30
Superman #9 £3.30
Titans #35 £3.30
Wonder Twins #2 (of 6) £3.30
Wonder Woman #66 £3.30

DC/VERTIGO:
House of Whispers #7 £3.30

IMAGE:
Auntie Agathas Home for Wayward Rabbits #5 (of 6) £3.30
Blackbird #6 £3.30
Cyber Force #9 £3.30
Freeze #4 £3.30
Gunning for Hits #3 £3.30
Hit-Girl: Season Two #2 £3.30
Murder Falcon #6 £3.30
Oblivion Song #13 £3.30
Outer Darkness #5 £3.30
Prodigy #4 (of 6) £3.30
Rat Queens #15 £3.30
Spawn Kills Everyone Too #4 (of 4) £3.30

MARVEL:
Age of Conan: Belit #1 (of 5) £3.30
Age of X-Man: Apocalypse & X-Tracts #1 £3.30
Age of X-Man: Marvelous X-Men #2 (of 5) £3.30
Amazing Spider-Man #17 £4.10
Asgardians of the Galaxy #7 £3.30
Avengers: No Road Home #5 (of 10) £3.30
Dead Man Logan #5 (of 12) £3.30
Magnificent Ms Marvel #1 £3.30
Marvel Tales Thor £6.50
Marvels Annotated #2 (of 4) £6.50
Old Man Quill #3 (of 12) £3.30
Punisher #9 £3.30
Runaways #19 £3.30
Shuri #6 £3.30
Spider-Gwen: Spider Ghost #6 £3.30
Spider-Man / Deadpool #47 £3.30
Star Wars AOR: General Grievous #1 £3.30
Star Wars: Han Solo Imperial Cadet #5 (of 5) £3.30
Tony Stark Iron Man #9 £3.30
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #42 £3.30
Uncanny X-Men: Winters End #1 £4.10
Winter Soldier #4 (of 5) £3.30
Wolverine: Long Night Adaptation #3 (of 5) £3.30
X-23 #10 £3.30
X-Force #4 £3.30

MORE:
2000AD #2122 £2.85
Animosity #19 £3.30
Black Knight #5 (of 5) £3.30
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #3 £3.30
By Night #9 (of 12) £3.30
Dark Ark #15 £3.30
Empty Man #5 £3.30
Game of Thrones: Clash of Kings #16 £3.30
GI Joe: A Real American Hero - Silent Option #4 (of 4) £4.10
Go Go Power Rangers #18 £3.30
Goon #1 £3.30
Grimm Fairy Tales: Tales of Terror #13 £3.30
House Amok #5 £3.30
James Bond: Origin #7 £3.30
Knights of the Dinner Table #263 £4.90
Livewire #4 £3.30
Marvel Action Spider-Man 2 £3.30
My Little Pony: Nightmare Knights #5 (of 5) £3.30
Rick & Morty Presents Jerry #1 £4.10
Robyn Hood Outlaw #2 £3.30
Star Trek Discovery: Captain Saru £6.50
TMNT: Shredder in Hell #2 £3.30
Transformers #1 £3.30
Zorro: Swords of Hell #3 £3.30

GRAPHIC NOVELS:
Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman HC £24.99
Domino Vol.2: Soldier of Fortune Tp £14.50
Infinite Dark Vol.1 Tp £14.99
Iron Man Epic Coll: Return of the Ghost Tp £35.99
Oblivion Song Vol.2 Tp £14.99

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