Indubitable Issues and Pull List (09/20/17)




Tyler’s Recommendation…
America #7
“This issue sheds some light on how America went from child of Utopia to the multiverse traveling ass-kicker we know today.”

 Dean’s Recommendations...
Bug The Adventures Of Forager #4
“Bug and Deadman by team Allred. Yes please!
Wayward #23
“If you have fallen off of Wayward I suggest jumping back on. It has been consistently great and recently picked up for a television series in Japan. Jump right into this world of teens with powers. You wont be disappointed you did.”
Patrick’s Recommendation…
Kill the Minotaur #4
One of the most surprisingly enjoyable and engrossing new titles this year, Kill the Minotaur is Greek mythology as a horror comic. With a slate of unknown creative talents, Kill the Minotaur is a refreshing take on a well worn subject matter, with spectactularly detailed illustrations & colors from Lukas Ketner & Jean-Francois Beaulieu. Under the radar, but well worth a glance if you haven’t checked it out yet. 
Wild Storm #4
Warren Ellis and Jon Davis-Hunt’s Wild Storm continues to be one of the most purely exciting superhero titles, with a brisk pace and detailed futurist world building. Ellis is one of the greats and one of the best right now, while Jon Davis Hunt continues to impress on a technical level for his clean line work and sleek design. 
As we’re sure you all have noticed, the pull list page is no longer present. We here at Nothing But Comics have decided to combine this weekly with the discussion of which comics we are all buying for the week. Included below is the link of our personal favorite product guide. Don’t worry, this is not an advertisement; the website is not paying us anything to push it (not that we’d object!). Comic List just happens to be totally awesome. So check out that massive list and then come on back here to let us know what you are buying.

56 thoughts on “Indubitable Issues and Pull List (09/20/17)”

  1. Angelic #1 Special Discount
    Big Trouble In Little China Old Man Jack #1 Main & Mix Special
    Black Hammer #13 Main
    Dark Ark #1 Cvr A Juan Doe *Special Discount

    Half Past Danger II Dead To Reichs #1 (of 5)
    Head Lopper #7 Cvr A Maclean
    Mighty Mouse #4 Cvr
    Secret Weapons #4 (of 4) Cvr A Allen
    Unholy Grail #3

    Best comics week in a long time. Big Trouble is back! and So is the awesome Half Past Danger. Throw in a little Mighty Mouse and you have a perfect week.

  2. Let’s see what’s on the menu this week…

    Dark Ark #1
    Batman #31
    Batman The Red Death #1 (I don’t know why I do this to myself)
    Future Quest Presents #2 (maybe)
    Star Wars Adventures #2
    Angelic #1
    Descender #24
    Gasolina #1
    Invincible Iron Man #11
    Journey To Star Wars Last Jedi Capt Phasma #2
    Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man #4
    Star Wars Annual #3
    Venom #154
    Venomverse #3 (of 5)
    X-Men Gold #12

                  1. Haha don’t apologize. It’s not you. It’s the industry as a whole. Not every book can be the greatest thing to ever grace the shelves.

                    1. The thing that will sustain Black Hammer is the mystery. It really is a cut above. Time is a big problem though and time is why I dropped Bug. Not enough minutes in the day. Once things settle down here I may catch up though.

                    2. Seriously speaking from someone that’s a decade older than you guys… comics really are much better than they were 20 years ago and they are a little better (at least) than they were 10 years ago. So it sounds silly to talk about this greatest and that greatest (most of which don’t last) but everything really is so much better. Even comics that jump the shark are better.

                    3. Personally I try to avoid the whole one decade/era vs another debate. Every period produces great art (be it comics, music, film etc), just as every period also produced lousy art. No need to turn it into a competition . . .

                    4. Pat I think you were right all along about Image. That’s the answer. The creativity has been unleashed and it’s put pressure on the Big 2 to be better as well. The whole industry has benefited creatively.

                      I suppose the respect that comics have been getting from the film industry since the Blade days have helped steer some talent to comics as well but I think it’s mostly Image.

                    5. Well Cosmo, with Comics I suppose the improvement in the last decade could be debateable but not really in the last twenty. TV comes to mind as well. Every year is better than the last in the number of great options. It’s a flood of great stories.

                    6. Is it? The late 80s/90s gave us Sandman, Gaiman’s Miracleman, Giffen/DeMatheis’ Justice League. early Legends of the Dark Knight, Grendel, Hepcats, Starman, Sandman: Mystery Theatre, Flaming Carrot and more. Hardly a wasteland of quality. Was there plenty of **** as well? Sure, just like today The Big Two still pump out rote, mediocre titles to make a quick buck.

                      Same with TV. Are there lots of fantastic shows on right now? Without a doubt. Yet, if you asked me to draw up a list of all time favorites, there would be nothing made more recently than a decade ago. (Unless you count Twin Peaks: The Return, which is, strictly speaking, a continuation of a series from 25 years ago). So, yeah, quantity-wise TV is better, but there’s little that has the thematic or stylistic daring of The Prisoner or Twin Peaks (again, allowing for The Return to be viewed as a continuation of the original).

                      Again, I’m not knocking contemporaneity comics and TV — I enjoy lots of both of them. And yes, huge strides have been made with both. I’m simply saying that it’s better not to get caught up in competitions for “better than.” No period is bereft of triumphs . . . . .

                    7. ” “Man, that Blanche Devereaux sure likes fuckin’!” and your coworker said “Boy howdy!” and that was pretty much it. “

                    8. Agreed. 20plus episode seasons have been a pet peeve of mine for ages. A few shows pull it off, like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which uses “filler’ episodes to focus on fleshing out supporting characters . . .

            1. That’s fair . . . I’ve been really impressed by how well the series strikes just the right balance of surreal whimsy. Not an easy tone to master. Haven’t read this week’s isssue though . . .

        1. I really wanted to like Infamous Iron Man but bailed after two issues. Honestly it’s been years since I’ve enjoyed anything by him. Probably when Scarlet first came out . . .

            1. I read the first couple years of Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man and enjoyed it. I eventually had to cut it for budget reasons, though. So yeah, that would be the last really good comic I read from Bendis. Also, I’ll stand up for Siege which had a compact focus which is severely lacking from most Big Two Events these days . . .

  3. DARK ARK #1 and UNHOLY GRAIL #3 (both written by Cullen Bunn and published by AfterShock Comics) were my favorite and second favorite comics of the week, respectively. DARK ARK impressed me with Juan Doe’s art and the close quarter tension between the human and monster inhabitants.

    CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE #12 finished the “Whisperer Saga” (whew!), which, in my opinion, lasted about six issues too long. But the Wild Dog character, as usual, made me laugh out loud.

    THE WILD STORM #7 was an engaging superhero espionage comic with the obligatory cool action sequence and a lot of quirky people talking confidently and quickly about strange things. The MICHAEL CRAY preview in the back of the book looks interesting.

    1. Bunn is putting out some great books. Years ago I gave him some unfair flak because I expected something different from his Sixth Gun series. I love westerns and I like horror comics so I thought it was for me but at the time it wasn’t. I should revisit it. Regardless… he is a very talented dude.

      1. This website has some history of giving Bunn some flak, and he knows about it. He made sure to tell me when I met him a few years back haha
        Seriously a cool guy though.

            1. My mistake, Charles Soule was responsible for the lackluster Vader relaunch. Apologies to Bunn.

              Didn’t read Maul. Never really got the appeal of the character . . .

              1. Also I believe the draw of Maul is the double bladed lightsaber and possibly his resemblance to the devil. A couple pretty shallow reasons…much like the character.

                1. That sums it up pretty well. Actually, “bland, shallow design that someone thought was awesome for some reason” pretty much sums up the look of the prequels quite aptly. Man are they full of generic sci-fi design, which is sad considering the legacy of the original trilogy. But that’s what you get when you think that having the best visual effects technology is more important than having the best visual effects imagination . . .

                  1. I thought Maul’s recent treatment in Disney’s STAR WARS REBELS (and prior to that, LucasFilm’s CLONE WARS) series really added a lot to the Maul’s depth. In PHANTOM MENACE, I thought his introduction and subsequent dispatch were lame…

                    Not a fan of the comics, though.

                    1. I liked the Maul character because the actor is a Kung Fu master. I liked that they went with someone that physically caried himself like a warrior. I would say Maul’s, Qui’s and Obi’s final fight choreography was the only good thing about the most disappointing movie I’ve ever seen. Going to that movie with two once great friends was weird. It was so bad that we could never see each other again… ha. Before the movie it was like ya man .. great to see you and afterwards … it was all… do I know you?

                  2. Sorry, hit “post comment” mid typing . . . As I was saying, I only know Maul from Episode 1. I could see how given more space to develop, he could be a stronger character. I mean, let’s face it, if all we had to go on was Phantom Menace I don’t think many people would talk about how awesome Obi-Wan Kenobi is (let alone Anakin Skywalker) . . .

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