Comics for Your Pull Box, Week of March 21st, 2018: Let’s Talk About How Great Batwoman Is

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It’s time once more to look forward to the week ahead and discover which books are worthy of your pull box. Here’s the ComicList link. What should you pick up? Let’s find out.

Babyteeth #9 cover by Garry Brown
Babyteeth #9 cover by Garry Brown

Babyteeth #9

Donny Cates and Garry Brown‘s Lovecraftian cult horror releases another installment this week, and the summary is promising that “not everyone is walking out of this one…” Knowing this series, it will probably be a pretty shocking issue. Check it out.

Jirni Vol. 3 #1 cover by Michael Santamaria and John Starr
Jirni Vol. 3 #1 cover by Michael Santamaria and John Starr

Jirni Vol. 3 #1

J. T. Krul‘s Aspen fantasy series returns with a third volume, and comic book newcomer artist Michael Santamaria joins him for this ride. Jirni is still looking for her mother, but a small village interrupts it with demon problems — as you do. Those looking for some high fantasy should enjoy this one.

Harrow County #29 Cover by Tyler Crook
Harrow County #29 Cover by Tyler Crook

Harrow County #29

Harrow County is coming to a close, and this beautiful horror series by Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook will almost certainly be worth keeping an eye on as it nears its ending. An old enemy is returning to Harrow County. Can it survive much more?

Mata Hari #2 cover by Ariela Kristantina
Mata Hari #2 cover by Ariela Kristantina

Mata Hari #2

The first issue of Emma Beeby and Ariela Kristantina‘s Mata Hari was a fascinating overview of the life of the infamous and mysterious woman. The following issues look poised to take a more thorough dive into the life of Mata Hari, and this issue will be starting with the legacy of those who raised her.

Vinegar Teeth #3 cover by Troy Nixey
Vinegar Teeth #3 cover by Troy Nixey

Vinegar Teeth #3

Vinegar Teeth has been a weird and wild ride so far, with the law enforcement partnership between Archie Buckle and the monster Vinegar Teeth being just as bizarre as one could expect. It’s funny. It’s weird. It’s absorbing as hell. Check out Vinegar Teeth #3.

Aquaman #34 cover by Andy Kubert
Aquaman #34 cover by Andy Kubert

Aquaman #34

Corum Rath holds fast to his control of Atlantis, even after Aquaman and the Undercurrent brought down the Crown of Thorns. As tensions continue to skyrocket, we learn the origins of King Corum Rath. Dan Abnett is joined by artist Kelley Jones for what will hopefully be a good villain origin.

Batman #43 cover by Mikel Janin
Batman #43 cover by Mikel Janin

Batman #43

Batman and Catwoman confront Poison Ivy, whom currently has control of every human being on Earth. Is there any hope for the woman who was once Pamela Isley? Check this comic from Tom King and Mikel Janin to find out.

Batwoman #13 cover by Dan Panosian
Batwoman #13 cover by Dan Panosian

Batwoman #13

Now that she has handled the Many Arms of Death, Kate Kane returns to Brussels, where she lived as a child — and where she lost her mother and sister. Death and destruction still awaits Batwoman here, and she must confront everything this city means to her. I recently read the first volume of Marguerite Bennett and James Tynion IV‘s Rebirth take on Batwoman, and I look forward to seeing what’s new in the series. You should too. Artists Fernando Blanco and Scott Godlewski join writer Marguerite Bennett for this issue.

Justice League #41 cover by David Yardin
Justice League #41 cover by David Yardin

Justice League #41

The Justice League is caught between a pair of warring groups after the debacle with the Watchtower. This war has been instigated by Deathstroke and an associate of his named the Black Panth– I mean, Red Lion. Meanwhile, Batman battles the Fan alone. Don’t miss this comic by artists Phil Briones and Pete Woods and writer Christopher Priest, because Priest seems to have had Black Panther written into Justice League. I really look forward to seeing how this one goes.

Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones #1 cover by Diego Galindo
Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones #1 cover by Diego Galindo

Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones #1

Pathfinder returns and must brave the City of Strangers while Valeros fights in the courts of death. Crystal Frasier returns to this series and is joined by fellow writer Rob McCreary and artists Diego Galindo and Tom Garcia. This looks to be another exciting high fantasy adventure coming to comic book stores this week.

Punk's Not Dead #2 cover by Martin Simmonds
Punk’s Not Dead #2 cover by Martin Simmonds

Punk’s Not Dead #2

The first issue of David Barnett and Martin Simmonds‘s Punk’s Not Dead was a great introduction to this tale of troubled youth and punk rock ghost. It showed plenty of potential and piqued my interest for the rest of the future of this book.

Infinity 8 #1 cover by Dominique Bertail
Infinity 8 #1 cover by Dominique Bertail

Infinity 8 #1

A new sci-fi series coming from Lion Forge, Infinity 8 promises to tell a the story of a ship of the same name trapped by debris from various unknown origins. The ship’s security personnel are tasked with investigating. This one comes from writers Zep and Lewis Trondheim and artist Dominique Bertail.

Iron Fist #78 cover by Jeff Dekal
Iron Fist #78 cover by Jeff Dekal

Iron Fist #78

Ed Brisson‘s Iron Fist ties into Doctor Strange: Damnation this month, and Danny Rand is forced to confront his past sins in Mephisto’s hybrid of Hell and Las Vegas. Damian Couceiro joins the Living Weapon’s book this month. Brisson has done some fine work with Danny Rand so far, and hopefully he can pull of a good tie-in here.

Mighty Thor #705 cover by Russell Dauterman
Mighty Thor #705 cover by Russell Dauterman

Mighty Thor #705

The Death of the Mighty Thor reaches its awesome and terrible climax with Thor battling the Mangog as Asgardia speeds towards the sun. Can Thor stop this monster? Will Jane Foster live to see another day? Pick up this issue from Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman to find out.

Tales of Suspense #103 cover by Andrea Sorrentino
Tales of Suspense #103 cover by Andrea Sorrentino

Tales of Suspense #103

Black Widow, aka Natasha Romanoff, died, but the Winter Soldier and Hawkeye just found her while investigating someone they expected to be her hit list. This epic reunion will hopefully be quite a read. Matthew Rosenberg and Travel Foreman are behind this miniseries uniting one of the best new bromances of comics.

Thanos #17 cover by Geoff Shaw
Thanos #17 cover by Geoff Shaw

Thanos #17

Thanos, King Thanos, and the Cosmic Rider face a Mjolnir-wielding Silver Surfer and the Annihilation Wave at the end of time. Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw have been killing it on this series, and this battle is sure to be memorable.

Weapon H #1 cover by Leinil Francis Yu
Weapon H #1 cover by Leinil Francis Yu

Weapon H #1

So Greg Pak and Cory Smith are bringing you this rather naked combination of the Hulk and the Wolverine spinning out of Pak’s crossover between his Incredible/Totally Awesome Hulk and Weapon X series. I’m not promising that this one is going to be good, though Pak can be a fantastic writer. However, I expect it to be interesting if nothing else.

Ninja-K #5 cover by Trevor Hairsine
Ninja-K #5 cover by Trevor Hairsine

Ninja-K #5

Ninja-K continues his investigation into MI-6, but the organization comes under attack. This series has quickly risen to be among Valiant’s best thanks to Christos Gage, and he’s joined by Tomas Giorello for this issue. Do yourself a favor and check this one out.

Quantum + Woody #4 cover by Julian Totino Tedesco
Quantum + Woody #4 cover by Julian Totino Tedesco

Quantum and Woody #4

Quantum and Woody are on the trail of Woody’s birth father, and he is quickly proving to be an abysmal human being who could only disappoint his estranged son. Daniel Kibblesmith has proven that he can balance the humor and the emotion very well with this series, and this issue has art courtesy of Kano.

And that’s it for this week. I hope you enjoy these offerings, and you can bet I will be reviewing most of these in the coming week. See you in the next post!

(Last Updated March 18, 2018 4:49 pm )

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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