4 Jun 2019

On The Pull 05/06/2109

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: A couple of essentials first - if I was forced by economic or other circumstance to pare my list down to just the absolutely necessary, this week I would be selling the furniture to ensure that I could hang on to Batman, Criminal and Meet The Skrulls; my skeleton crew being nothing if not publisher-egalitarian. For the Bat, the flurries of excitement on social media this week regarding an imminent change of personnel serve only to make me more sure that this run is a keeper. Criminal has to be one of the best value books out there right now: exemplary writing and delicious artwork, bringing to life (and death, and all stages of mortality between) these connected tales of complex characters - truly one of those 'I never imagined comics could be like this' titles.

My rule about only starting one new series a week has been broken so many times it barely even qualifies as a guideline these days: I have three titles with #1 attached lined up for this week - in my defence, one is a one-shot! Incredible Hulk: Last Call reunites Peter David and Dale Keown, raising ripples of excitement among the PCG regulars, and the preamble suggests that this will see Bruce at his lowest ebb, before a miracle arrives to raise him up.

I always pick up Lady Mechanika when new material appears: though Joe Benitez is now only producing cover art for these books now, he has a knack of selecting artists whose love of the steampunk cyborg queen is as evident on the page as his own and I hope new recruit Brian Ching follows this trend in new five-parter Lady Mechanika: Sangre.

Wrapping up, I'm very excited to pick up Thumbs #1 this week. Also a five part mini-series, this story of an army of tech-obsessed teenagers, raised by an app, rising up to topple a government, would probably get my attention with this premise alone but add to that the creative team of Sean Lewis and Hayden Sherman, whose work on The Few was one of the first to really blow me away in my early voyages into comics, and you have me hooked - I think this could make the furniture-replacing essentials list in the near future.

DARK HORSE:
Beasts of Burden: Presence of Others #2 £3.30
Black Hammer '45: World of Black Hammer #4 £3.30
Sword Daughter #7 £4.10

DC COMICS:
Adventures of the Super Sons #11 (of 12) £3.30
Batman #72 £3.30
Batman / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III #2 £3.30
Dceased #2 (of 6) £3.30
Deathstroke #44 £3.30
Female Furies #5 (of 6) £3.30
Green Lantern #8 £3.30
Harley Quinn #62 £3.30
Justice League #25 £4.10
Shazam #6 £3.30
Young Justice #6 £3.30

DC/VERTIGO:
Dreaming #10 £3.30

IMAGE:
Birthright #36 £3.30
Criminal #5 £3.30
Eclipse #16 £3.30
Man-Eaters #9 £3.30
Paper Girls #29 £3.30
Section Zero #3 (of 6) £3.30
Sharkey: Bounty Hunter #4 (of 6) £3.30
Stray Bullets: Sunshine & Roses #31 £3.30
Thumbs #1 (of 5) £4.10
Walking Dead #192 £3.30
Witchblade #14 £3.30

MARVEL:
Age of X-Man: Prisoner X #4 (of 5) £3.30
Black Cat #1 £4.10
Captain Marvel #6 £3.30
Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #4 (of 6) £3.30
Dead Man Logan #8 (of 12) £3.30
Deadpool #13 £3.30
Domino: Hotshots #4 (of 5) £3.30
Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #1 £4.10
Incredible Hulk: Last Call #1 (of 1) £4.10
Marvel Team-up #3 £3.30
Meet the Skrulls #5 (of 5) £3.30
Old Man Quill #6 (of 12) £3.30
Savage Avengers #2 £3.30
Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #9 £3.30
Star Wars: AoR – Luke Skywalker #1 £3.30
Tony Stark: Iron Man #12 £3.30
True Believers Amazing Spider-Man #1 £0.90
True Believers New Spider-Man #1 £0.90
True Believers: Spider-Armor #1 £0.90
Uncanny X-Men #19 £3.30
War of the Realms #5 (of 6) £4.10
War of the Realms: Journey into Mystery #4 £3.30
War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas #3 £3.30

MORE:
2000AD #2134 £2.85
Army of Darkness / Bubba Ho-Tep #4 £3.30
Bettie Page Unbound #1 £3.30
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5 £3.30
Descendent #2 £3.30
Elvira: Shape of Elvira #3 £3.30
Fallen World #2 (of 5) £3.30
Giant Days #51 £3.30
Ignited #1 £3.30
Jim Henson: Beneath Dark Crystal #10 (of 12) £3.30
Jughead Hunger vs Vampironica #2 £3.30
Lady Mechanika: Sangre #1 (of 5) £3.30
Laurel & Hardy Classic Follies #1 £3.30
Marvel Action: Avengers #5 £3.30
Once Our Land Book Two #4 (of 4) £3.30
Red Sonja #5 £3.30
Ronin Island #4 £3.30
Shadow Roads #8 £3.30
Six Million Dollar Man #4 £3.30
Stronghold #4 £3.30
Tank Girl Full Color Classics #3 £5.70
Vampirella: Roses for the Dead #4 (of 4) £3.30

GRAPHIC NOVELS:
Adventures of Spider-Man: Sinister Intentions Tp £11.99
Daredevil Epic Collection: Purgatory and Paradise Tp £35.99
Die Vol.1: Fantasy Heartbreaker Tp £8.99
Dreaming Vol.1: Pathways & Emanations Tp £14.99
Grand Abyss Hotel HC £18.99
My Little Pony: Nightmare Knights Tp £15.99

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