Comics for Your Pull Box: Week of February 14th, 2018

Posted by February 12, 2018 Comment

Another thing we here at Bleeding Cool are trying to start doing is giving you a heads up of what comics are coming out this week and which ones to look for at your local comic shop. These will likely go up on Sundays or Mondays from here on out. Without further ado, what should you look for this Wednesday?

Falcon #5 cover by Jay Anacleto
Falcon #5 cover by Jay Anacleto

Falcon #5

Yeah, this is a shamelessly biased plug. Falcon, despite how weird it is that Blackheart was at the center of a story about racial tensions and gang violence, has been frequently pleasing and one of my most anticipated comics for each month. With smart writing by Rodney Barnes, fantastic leads in the Falcon and the Patriot, and gorgeous artwork by Joshua Cassara and Rachelle RosenbergFalcon deserves to be on your pull list. This issue will be bringing Sam Wilson to a final showdown with Blackheart for the fate of Chicago.

Shade the Changing Girl/Wonder Woman Special #1 cover by Frank Quitely
Shade the Changing Girl/Wonder Woman Special #1 cover by Frank Quitely

Shade the Changing Girl/Wonder Woman Special #1

JLA/ Doom Patrol #1 was a pretty awful read, but Mother Panic/Batman #1 was  great. “Milk Wars” has been pleased with itself in how quirky and weird it is, but I am curious to see where this is going. Hopefully this comic give it a good continuation worthy of its lead characters. If nothing else, it will probably be worth talking about.

Babyteeth #8 cover by Garry Brown
Babyteeth #8 cover by Garry Brown

Babyteeth #8

Donny Cates and Garry Brown have put together a darkly glorious series with Babyteeth. Centering around a family torn apart by occult forces beyond imagining and world-shaking consequences therein, Babyteeth quickly became one of my personally most anticipated releases after I tried it out last month. Cates’ writing ranges from subtly unnerving to outright horrifying, and Brown’s artwork brings a palpable grittiness to the world. Check this series out.

Cold War #1 cover by Hayden Sherman
Cold War #1 cover by Hayden Sherman

Cold War #1

While I had mixed feelings about the first outing of Chris Sebela and Hayden Sherman‘s new AfterShock series, it was still interesting enough and has plenty of promise. This future-set sci-fi war tale delivers a lot of grit, violence, and mystery surrounding its universe and is certainly worth keeping an eye on.

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #38 cover by Rafa Sandoval and Jordi Tarragona
Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #38 cover by Rafa Sandoval and Jordi Tarragona

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #38

Robert Venditti has gotten a brilliant grip on Hal Jordan as well as John Stewart, Guy Gardner, and Kyle Rayner. This is easily one of the most fun comics DC is putting out at the moment, and the addition of artists like Rafa Sandoval and Jack Herbert has also made this one of the best-looking comics on the market. The current arc is telling of the clash between the General Zod family and the Green Lantern Corps, so it’s setting up for an epic smackdown between the wielders of the mightiest weapon in the universe and the most powerful mortal race in the universe.

Xena #1 cover by David Finch
Xena #1 cover by David Finch

Xena #1

Dynamite Entertainment is bringing back the Warrior Princess herself, Xena with the creative team of Meredith Finch, David Finch, and Vincente Cifuentes. Xena is searching for a path to redemption from her past with a five-issue miniseries starting this Wednesday.

Invincible #144 cover by Ryan Ottley and Nathan Fairbairn
Invincible #144 cover by Ryan Ottley and Nathan Fairbairn

Invincible #144

Invincible is coming to an end. The long-running and much-beloved Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley, and Cory Walker superhero comic is bringing it all to a conclusion. It claims that every single issue has led to this ending. You can find out for sure this Wednesday.

Bingo Love cover by Genevieve FT
Bingo Love cover by Genevieve FT

Bingo Love

Bingo Love, which was initially on Kickstarter, is getting wide publication by Image Comics. Tee Franklin, Jen St-Onge and Joy San with the cover by Genevieve FT is the team responsible for this graphic novel love story that travels across time and tribulation to bring these two women together. My former fellow reviewer Joe Glass reviewed this one and adored it. I trust his judgement, and you should too. Check this one out.

Kick-Ass #1 cover by John Romita Jr.
Kick-Ass #1 cover by John Romita Jr.

Kick-Ass #1

Kick-Ass returns with the creative team of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. This time, there’s a new Kick-Ass in town, and it’s not Dave Lizewski. It’s up in the air if this new one can cover for the old Kick-Ass, and we’re all going to find out together.

Ninja-K #4 cover by CAFU
Ninja-K #4 cover by CAFU

Christos Gage‘s new Ninja-K series has a had a phenomenal start, and it promises to have a good continuation as our titular Ninja-K continues to unearth more secrets about his employers at MI6. Plus, artists Juan Jose Ryp and Ariel Olivetti bring the visuals this time around, and #4 promises to be another good one.

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That’s all for now. We’ll see how good these comics turn out, and I imagine that I’ll be reviewing more than one. See you then!

(Last Updated February 12, 2018 10:46 am )

About Joshua Davison

Josh is a longtime super hero comic fan and an aspiring comic book and fiction writer himself. He also trades in videogames, Star Wars, and Magic: The Gathering, and he is also a budding film buff. He's always been a huge nerd, and he hopes to contribute something of worth to the wider geek culture conversation. He is also happy to announce that he is the new Reviews Editor for Bleeding Cool. Follow on Twitter @joshdavisonbolt.

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