17 Sep 2019

On The Pull 18/09/2019

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: Curse you, Tom King, you and your infuriating brilliance! I'd just managed to wean myself off Batman yet again and then last week's issue was just, aargh-amazing, and I'm back on the hard stuff, doomed probably to see it through to at least the end of King's run, lest I'm struck down yet again with agonising FOMO.

Also unmissable currently are House Of X, the History Of The Marvel Universe (the latter proving something of a boon when trying to peel back the dense layers of the former) and Valkyrie, now riding under the name Valkyrie Jane Foster in case we were confused. I've really enjoyed the first couple of issues of this: Foster's arc, from love interest to thunder god to companion of the dead on their journey to Valhalla, has been an astonishing one - though I came to this at the wrong time to get the full benefit of her Thor era, I'm really enjoying her embodiment in this series so far.

Two new series grace my list as a result of my PCG colleagues' creator-focussed passions: James R's enthusiasm for all things Lemire is unmatched, so I'll try Inferior Five #1, a DC mystery about misfit kids who notice odd goings-on in their hometown, and though Andy H is already shrouded in gothic mourning garb for the loss of his regular fix of Giant Days, writer John Allison is set to soothe his bereft soul with new outset Steeple - a story about two women from very different backgrounds bonding… wait, this seems familiar…!

The new Spider-Man - yup, just 'Spider-Man' - has caused some rustling among the geek-sites as it's written by director JJ Abrams in a team-up with son Henry. Apparently, Pops wasn't too fussed about doing a Spidey book until Henry took an interest - but Peter Parker has always been a teenager out of his own time: the intergenerational influence could work well here.

Finally, mentions for a couple of books: I've been picking up Fairlady from Image and loving it; the collected Vol 1 is available this week, it's an absolute bargain at £8.99 in our local comic book store and I urge you to snag a copy: a fantasy/mystery/procedural with maps, gargantuan wrecked robots and a giant cat-man thing, plus additional prose stories and lovely artwork: it's got my name all over it and I'd love to see more people give it a try.

Lastly, Celine Loup's The Man Who Came Down The Attic Stairs looks gorgeous and has a creepy mystery feel to it, as Emma and her new baby are unnerved by spooky goings-on her husband, who seems a little off himself, is oblivious to. A nice creepy book for an autumn evening's reading - lovely.

DARK HORSE:
Black Hammer: Age of Doom #12 £3.45
Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins II #3 £3.45
Hellboy & BPRD: Saturn Returns #2 (of 3) £3.45
Steeple #1 (of 5) £3.45
Strayed #2 (of 5) £3.45

DC COMICS:
Aquaman #52 £3.45
Batman #79 £3.45
Dollar Comics: Harley Quinn #1 £1.00
Flash Forward #1 (of 6) £3.45
Inferior Five #1 (of 12) £3.45
Justice League #32 £3.45
Lex Luthor: Year of the Villain #1 £4.25
Nightwing #64 £3.45
Supergirl #34 £3.45
Superman #15 £3.45
Supermans Pal Jimmy Olsen #3 (of 12) £3.45
Teen Titans #34 £3.45
Teen Titans Go #36 £2.60
Titans: Burning Rage #2 (of 7) £4.25
Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me #3 (of 6) £4.25

DC/VERTIGO:
High Level #6 £3.45
Lucifer #12 £3.45

IMAGE:
Excellence #5 £3.45
Middlewest #11 £3.45
Outpost Zero #13 £3.45
Weatherman Vol.2 #4 £3.45

MARVEL:
Absolute Carnage #3 (of 5) £4.25
Absolute Carnage: Lethal Protectors #2 (of 3) £3.45
Aero #3 £3.45
Black Panther & Agents of Wakanda #1 £3.45
Daredevil #181 Facsimile Edition £4.25
Dead Man Logan #11 (of 12) £3.45
Deaths Head #3 (of 4) £3.45
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #12 £3.45
Guardians of the Galaxy #9 £3.45
History of the Marvel universe #3 (of 6) £4.25
House of X #5 (of 6) £4.25
Magnificent Ms. Marvel #7 £3.45
Savage Sword of Conan #9 £3.45
Spider-Man #1 (of 5) £4.25
Star Wars AoR: Rey #1 £3.45
Star Wars AoR: Rose Tico #1 £3.45
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #36 £3.45
Tony Stark: Iron Man #16 £3.45
True Believers Hulk: Joe Fixit #1 £1.00
True Believers Hulk: Professor Hulk #1 £1.00
Valkyrie Jane Foster #3 £3.45

MORE:
2000AD #2149 £2.85
Archie 1955 #1 (of 5) £3.45
Archie vs Predator 2 #2 (of 5) £3.45
Blade Runner 2019 #3 £3.45
Bloodborne #15 £3.45
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #9 £3.45
Fathom Vol.8 #5 £3.45
Firefly #9 £3.45
GI Joe #1 £3.45
Grumble #10 £3.45
James Bond: 007 #11 £3.45
Killers #3 (of 5) £3.45
KISS: The End #5 (of 5) £3.45
Lady Mechanika: Sangre #3 (of 5) £3.45
Marvel Action: Captain Marvel #2 (of 3) £3.45
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #82 £3.45
Monster World Golden Age #3 (of 6) £3.45
Napoleon Dynamite #1 £3.45
Once and Future #2 (of 6) £3.45
Psi-Lords #4 £3.45
Red Sonja: Birth of the She-Devil #4 £3.45
Rick & Morty vs Dungeons & Dragons II #1 £3.45
Second Coming #3 £3.45
Shows End #2 £3.45
Star Trek: Year Five #6 £3.45
Transformers #12 £3.45
Vampirella #3 £3.45
Van Helsing vs Draculas Daughter #2 (of 5) £3.45
Xena: Warrior Princess #6 £3.45
You are Obsolete #1 £3.45
Zorro: Sacrilege #3 £3.45

GRAPHIC NOVELS:
Assassin Nation Vol.1 Tp £13.99
Beasts of Burden Vol.2 HC £20.99
Doctor Strange Vol.3: Herald Tp £15.99
Fairlady Vol.1 Tp £8.99
Fantastic Four Vol.3: Herald of Doom Tp £15.99
Farmhand Vol.2 Tp £14.99
Flash Vol.10: Force Quest Tp £15.99
Man Who Came Down Attic Stairs HC £10.99
Sandman: Dream Hunters 30th Anniv Ed Tp £16.99
Umbrella Academy Vol.3: Hotel Oblivion Tp £17.99
Uncanny X-Men Vol.2 Tp £15.99

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