7 May 2019

On The Pull 08/05/2019

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: The excitement of being immersed in comics at Portsmouth Comic Con this weekend is still sending the adrenaline whizzing around my system and, although I returned with a decent haul of finds from the back issue boxes, I reckon that this Wednesday will only see my anticipation for new comics all the greater. If you made it into your local store for Free Comic Book Day I hope you too are enjoying some of the goodies you picked up and that there's maybe some inspiration to try something you might not have picked up otherwise.

What about my list for this week then? What will be staving off the pangs? Starting with dessert (because I'm non-conformist like that), the unique and quirky Ice Cream Man is always a bit different, a bit unnerving - 'Hopscotch Mélange - Part 4' wraps up a little miniseries within this run of themed, but often stand-alone, horror-with-sprinkles comics. At risk of repeating myself, I've given up giving up this series - it is consistently inventive, creepy and off-beat. An easy segue here: artist Chris O'Halloran shares art credit with Martin Morazzo on this; Morazzo also wields the pencils on my next choice, She Could Fly: Lost Pilot, and his skills are similarly employed in representing themes of paranoia and terrifying compulsive delusions.

Infinite Dark is now in its second arc, and my concerns over where the story might go after a close to the first arc which looked as if it would be pretty terminal were allayed - this is 'proper' sci-fi, following through on its early promise in both micro and macro scale. Three fairly dark books so far then, so I'm looking forward to contrast in the form of Wonder Twins #4 - witty writing, great positive messages; this is a lot of fun to read. Apparently, this issue introduces new character Polly Math - it's hard to believe this character name hasn't been employed before, but I have an inkling I'm going to take to her, even if she is the offspring of a supervillain!

Finally, one of my favourite books so far, Joëlle Jones' Catwoman: Fernando Blanco is picking up the main art duties and Jones' cover looks absolutely captivating with That Suit front and centre. Jones really captures her essence and her 'cattitude', this is my favourite every time it appears.

DARK HORSE:
Aliens: Resistance #4 £3.30
Black Hammer: Age of Doom #10 £3.30
Disney Frozen: Reunion Road #3 £3.30
She Could Fly: Lost Pilot #2 (of 5) £3.30
Wyrd #3 £3.30

DC COMICS:
Batman and the Outsiders #1 £3.30
Batman Who Laughs #5 (of 6) £4.10
Catwoman #11 £3.30
Detective Comics #1003 £3.30
Flash #70 £3.30
Hawkman #12 £3.30
Justice League Odyssey #9 £3.30
Red Hood: Outlaw #34 £3.30
Shazam #5 £3.30
Supergirl #30 £3.30
Wonder Twins #4 (of 6) £3.30
Wonder Woman #70 £3.30

DC/VERTIGO:
House of Whispers #9 £3.30

IMAGE:
Deadly Class #38 £3.30
Excellence #1 £3.30
Gunning for Hits #5 £3.30
Hit-Girl Season Two #4 £4.10
Ice Cream Man #12 £3.30
Infinite Dark #6 £3.30
Murder Falcon #8 £3.30
Section Zero #2 (of 6) £3.30
Unnatural #9 (of 12) £3.30

MARVEL:
Age of Conan #3 (of 5) £3.30
Age of X-Man: Apocalypse and X-Tracts #3 £3.30
Captain America #10 £3.30
Captain Marvel #5 £3.30
Conan the Barbarian #6 £3.30
Defenders Marvel Feature #1 Facsimile Ed £4.10
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #6 £3.30
Invaders #5 £3.30
Marvels Annotated #3 (of 4) £
Savage Sword of Conan #5 £3.30
Spider-Man / Deadpool #50 £4.10
Star Wars: AOR – Boba Fett #1 £3.30
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #32 £3.30
Symbiote Spider-Man #2 (of 5) £3.30
True Believers Invaders #1 £0.90
True Believers Iron Fist Colleen Wing £0.90
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #44 £3.30
Unstoppable Wasp #7 £3.30
War of the Realms: Journey into Mystery #2 £3.30
War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas #1 £3.30
War of the Realms: Uncanny X-Men #1 (of 3) £3.30
X-Force #7 £3.30

MORE:
2000AD #2130 £2.85
Archie #704 £3.30
Atomic Robo & Dawn of a New Era #5 (of 5) £3.30
Battlestar Galactica: Twilight Command #3 £3.30
Bettie Page #4 £3.30
Betty & Veronica #5 (of 5) £3.30
By Night #11 (of 12) £3.30
Empty Man #5 £3.30
Eve Stranger #1 £3.30
Gears of War: Hivebusters #1 £3.30
Hack Slash vs Chaos #5 £3.30
James Bond: Origin #9 £3.30
Jim Henson Storyteller: Sirens #2 £3.30
Jungle Comics #1 £3.30
Lodger #5 £3.30
Oberon #4 £3.30
Red Sonja/Vampirella meet Betty & Veronica #1 £3.30
Ronin Island #3 £3.30
Shades of Magic #5 £3.30
Shadow Roads #7 £3.30
Sonic the Hedgehog #16 £3.30
Vindication #4 (of 4) £3.30
Zoohunters #4 £3.30

GRAPHIC NOVELS:
Dan Brereton: Night Owls Artbook HC £26.99
Freeze Vol.1 Tp £11.99
Justice League Vol.2 Tp £17.99
Newbury & Hobbes Vol.1: Undying Tp £13.99
Pearl Vol.1 Tp £14.99
Six Days: Incredible Story of D Days Lost Chapter HC £22.99
Spider-Gwen Ghost Spider Vol.1 Tp £14.50
Star Wars Age of Republic: Villains Tp £15.99

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