Indubitable Issues and Pull List (10/11/17)




Tyler’s Recommendation…
Wildstorm Michael Cray #1
“I’ve enjoyed the reboot of Wildstorm very much, so this first solo book has my interest. Being a reader with little knowledge of the old Wildstorm, it has been fun to slowly learn all the players.”
Ceighton’s Recommendations...
Justice League by Keith Giffen & J.M. DeMatteis Omnibus Vol. 1
“Three decades ago Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis took a League in wreckage and rebuilt it from the ground up. Their off-kilter, humor tinged adventures were immediately distinctive. Yet while the wacky one-liners and absurd hi-jinks retain their hilarity what really anchors these tales are Giffen and DeMatteis’ sense of character. Their satire is affectionate, never mean-spirited. As a result, a whole generation of fans fell in love in the likes of Martian Manhunter, Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Mister Miracle, Big Barda and that greatest Green Lantern of them all: G’Nort. (What? You thought that I was going to say that other guy with the bowl cut?). Kevin Maguire, the primary artist for this period, reinforced Giffen and DeMatteis’ writing with his emotive, expressive art. So, sit back and savor not only the brightest era in League history, but simply some of the most enjoyable comics ever. “
 Animosity Vol 2
“Animosity’s debut was one of the highlights of 2016 and the series has not lost any steam in 2017. Marguerite Bennett continues to balance sharp character work with world building that explores very pertinent social issues. Rafael de Latorre’s art captures these dual aspects of the narrative with emotion and imagination. This collection includes the recent #8 which mostly consists of the cast discussing their views on humans’ relation to animals and the connection of both to the divine. Bennett thoughtfully explores a variety of perspectives, resulting in one of the most varied, sensitive explorations of religion in comics in recent memory”
Josh’s Recommendation…
Ghostbusters Interdemensional Crossrip HC
“Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening’s latest Ghostbusters collection brings the 2015 annual, the meeting of the classic GB and the Real GB, and the International mini series within its covers. Full of humor, globe trotting, dimension hopping, and ghosting busting, its well worth its $50 price tag”
Patrick’s Recommendation…
Mister Miracle #3
The best comic of 2017 so far”
All Time Comics Crime Destroyer #2
“Josh Bayer, Benjamin Marra & Al Milgrom’s (!!!!) wacky & engrossing ode to superhero’s of yesteryear having some of the best in small press cartooning collaborate with legendary comics artist of the bronze & silver age for one of the most exciting, purely entertaining, and visually stunning comics series. Crime Destroyer #1 was the final published work of comics artist lifer Herb Trimpe before his untimely passing in 2015. With 90’s underground cartoonist Lawrence Hubbard on board, issue #2 promises to be a wild ride unlike any other”
Redlands #3
“Master comics creators Jordie Bellaire & Vanesa Del Rey’s haunting and unassuming comic about witches deep in the heart of Florida. Redlands has been one of the most interesting new titles as of late, for it’s measured pacing and stunning visual storytelling” 
 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.

22 thoughts on “Indubitable Issues and Pull List (10/11/17)”

      1. I feel like it has been a bit slower as far as new series from Image are concerned. A few have been good (Crosswind, Spy Seal, Peklis, Hard Rock Candy Mountain) but not outstanding. I didn’t stick with any of them more than two issues. Black Cloud started strong but flagged a little narrative-wise over the course of the arc. I’ll probably be back for more. Sacred Creatures was entirely unremarkable.

        Of the top of my head, Redwood and Generation Gone are the only new Image series of the year which have really impressed me.

            1. I do want to check out Minotaur at some point.

              Forgot about Royal City. I was quite impressed with the first issue but by the time I read it, the first arc was nearly done. So, now that the trade’s out, I need to pick it up and catch up . . .

  1. The comic I’m most excited about this week is BABYTEETH #5 (writer Donny Cates/artist Gary Brown, published by Aftershock). The creative team takes the horror trope of a demon baby born to an innocent mother, but ground the story with believable, sympathetic characters that you care about.

      1. I haven’t. Is it good? I’ve only read BABYTEETH and GOD COUNTRY, as well as ATOMAHAWK in HEAVY METAL, and I enjoyed them all. I also have not read THE PAYBACKS, although I seem to recall that Dean loved the series.

        But BABYTEETH really has me hooked. It reminds me a lot of SAGA, in terms of the family dynamic and great characterization.

        1. I read the first volume of The Paybacks and really enjoyed it. Would like to read more of Cates’ stuff, including Babyteeth, but haven’t had a chance yet . . .

          I am planning to check out Doctor Strange when Cates takes over and makes Loki the new Sorcerer Supreme. Could be a fun, fresh twist on the character. Curious about his writing Thanos as well, but, my bar for that character is so high, I feel I’ll inevitably be disappointed . . .

        2. I haven’t, that seems to be the Crates book that’s been the most successful. I’ll check out Baby Teeth when I get a chance.

          1. ATOMAHAWK is out this week in a collected zero edition from Image, and while the series is a lot of fun (new adventures are currently serialized in IMAGE +), it’s not Cates’ strongest work, as the creative process involves the artist drawing whatever he feels like and Cates has to come in a script the story afterwards.

  2. Got make them lists…

    Amazing Spider-Man #789
    Despicable Deadpool #287
    Hulk #11
    Uncanny Avengers #28
    Weapon X #9
    X-Men Blue #13
    Harrow County #26
    Dark Nights Metal #3 (of 6)
    Detective Comics #966
    Mister Miracle #3 (of 12)
    Wormwood Goes To Washington #1 (of 3)
    Family Trade #1
    God Complex #1

  3. Grass Kings #8 Main & Mix
    Groo Play of Gods #4
    Harbinger Renegade #8 Cvr A Robertson
    Harrow County #26
    Mister Miracle #3 (of 12) (MR)
    Neil Gaiman American Gods Shadows #8 Main (MR) (C: 1-0-
    Neil Gaiman Forbidden Brides Slaves Dread Desire HC (C: 1-0-
    Ragman #1 (of 6)
    Royal City #6 Cvr A Lemire (MR)
    Star Trek Tng Mirror Broken #4 (of 6) Cvr A Woodward
    Wildstorm Michael Cray #1 (of 12)

    Good comics week. I really like Grass Kings quite a bit. Water colors are nice and the small mysterious isolated community storyline is compelling. I don’t really like Gaiman outside comics normally but both the American Gods TV show and the AG comic are very good. Star Trek Broken Mirror and Harrow County continue to be great.

    This just in. Harvey Weinstein having been ousted from his own company dons the Green Goblin costume a la Norman Osborn (also ousted from his own company) and proceeds to Pumpkin Bomb all the peoples. It’s lucky we didn’t vote this guy in for President of the United States because voting for a super villain would be embarrassing to say the least.

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