Comics for Your Pull Box, Week of May 2nd, 2018: Avengers Assemble!

Posted by May 1, 2018 Comment

It’s time to dig through the releases of the week and see what’s worthy of your money once more. That’s right, it’s time for Comics for Your Pull Box! As always, here is the link to ComicList so you can see the full catalogue of the week’s releases.

Apologies again for the lateness of this installment of the column as well as the lack of a Comic Book Wins and Losses for the past week. Life got in the way this past week.

In any case, this week is looking quite packed, so let’s get started!

Coda #1 cover by Matias Bergara
Coda #1 cover by Matias Bergara

Coda #1

Si Spurrier and Matias Bergara bring that rare mixture of post-apocalypse and fantasy with Coda, which takes place after all magic was wiped from the fantasy setting. The book follows a former-bard wandering the lands in the aftermath.

Giant Days #38 cover by Max Sarin
Giant Days #38 cover by Max Sarin

Giant Days #38

The girls are moving out and splitting up in this next challenging step of the John Allison Boom! Studios series. Though the comic is not really my speed, I can’t deny how charming and lovable the leads are and how endlessly entertaining their dialogue is.

Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows #3 cover by Max Fiumara
Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows #3 cover by Max Fiumara

Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows #3

In this spectacular continuation to the Black Hammer universe under Jeff Lemire and Max Fiumara, Doctor Star goes to space in the hopes of finding a cure for his dying son only to find that his past exploits have inspired an entire intergalactic core in his image.

Action Comcs Special #1 cover by Will Conrad and Ivan Nunes
Action Comcs Special #1 cover by Will Conrad and Ivan Nunes

Action Comics Special #1

Dan Jurgens’s final phase on Action Comics is joined by Max Landis, Will Conrad, Jill Thompson, Francis Manapul, and Mark Russell in the “Last Will and Testament of Lexington Luthor.” Superman is aided by Lex Luthor when Krypton returns. Will Lex actually help the Man of Tomorrow? Or will he finally watch his greatest foe die?

Curse of Brimstone #2 cover by Philip Tan and Rain Beredo
Curse of Brimstone #2 cover by Philip Tan and Rain Beredo

Curse of Brimstone #2

Now turned into a fiery demon from a mysterious man, Joe Chamberlain works to relieve himself of the curse by any means possible. Curse of Brimstone was my second favorite New Age of Heroes title after Terrifics, and I look forward to seeing where this one goes.

DC Natioon #0 cover by Jorge Jimenez and Alejandro Sanchez
DC Natioon #0 cover by Jorge Jimenez and Alejandro Sanchez

DC Nation #0

In this free preview book by DC, we are given a preview of things to come, such as the Joker’s reaction to Catwoman and Batman’s upcoming wedding, No Justice by Scott Snyderand Man of Steel by Brian Michael Bendis and Jim Lee.

Deathstroke #31 cover by Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques, and Brad Anderson
Deathstroke #31 cover by Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques, and Brad Anderson

Deathstroke #31

The first issue of Deathstroke vs. Batman blew me away with its pacing, action, and take-no-prisoners tone. It will hopefully only intensify from here as the war between Slade and Bats continues. Christopher Priest keeps impressing me with his grand DC comeback. Plus, he’s joined by the great Carlo Pagulayan and Roberto Viacava.

Green Arrow #40 cover by Tyler Kirkham, Arif Prianto, and Tomeu Morey
Green Arrow #40 cover by Tyler Kirkham, Arif Prianto, and Tomeu Morey

Green Arrow #40

Green Arrow #39 took Ollie’s own well intentions and the general “white savior” concept to task in a brutal and harsh installment for the Emerald Archer. Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, Marcio Takara, and Marcelo Maiolo are looking to have a solid short stint on this title.

Green Lanterns #46 cover by Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund, and Andrew Dalhouse
Green Lanterns #46 cover by Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund, and Andrew Dalhouse

Green Lanterns #46

Tim Seeley has Green Lanterns visiting the dark past of Jessica Cruz at last, and the previous issue impressed with its focus and management of tone. Hopefully the streak will keep going with #46, where Power Ring returns to throw a monkey wrench into the partnership of Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz.

Nightwing #44 cover by Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire
Nightwing #44 cover by Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire

Nightwing #44

As far as I can tell, Benjamin Percy and Christopher Mooneyham are the new creative team on Nightwing for the foreseeable future. That’s a solid team; both are very talented. I dug Percy’s run on Green Arrow, and, if he adds a streak of social justice to Nightwing, I won’t complain. This story begins with “gentrification on gigabyte-laced steroids,” so that’s promising.

Red Sonja/Tarzan #1 cover by Adam Hughes
Red Sonja/Tarzan #1 cover by Adam Hughes

Red Sonja/Tarzan #1

Gail Simone is uniting Tarzan and Red Sonja alongside artist Walter Geovani.  The two fight a the villainous Eson Duul, and, with a creative team like this, it’s sure to be an enjoyable read.

Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man #1 cover by John Cassaday
Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man #1 cover by John Cassaday

Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man

Dynamite Entertainment brings you  the Vanishing Man under the creative team of Leon Moore, John Reppion, and Julius Ohta. As per the name, a normal family man vanishes with no trace, and it’s up to Holmes and Watson to discover the truth.

Star Trek the Next Generation: Through the Mirror cover by J.K Woodward
Star Trek the Next Generation: Through the Mirror cover by J.K Woodward

Star Trek the Next Generation: Through the Mirror #1

This follow up to Mirror Broken brings the Mirror Universe TNG crew over to the regular Star Trek TNG universe to conquer the worlds within. It’ll be up to our Picard, Riker, Data, Troy, and company to stop them. This one comes through the creative team of David and Scott Tipton, Marcus To, Chris Johnson, and J.K Woodward.

Death or Glory #1 cover by Bengal
Death or Glory #1 cover by Bengal

Death or Glory #1

Rick Remender’s next comic begins with Death or Glory #1 alongside artist Bengal. It brings Glory, a woman raised amid truckers and on the road, trying to save her father by pulling off a series of dangerous heists in something between Mad Max and a classical western. This one looks like it could be something special.

Sex Criminals #24 cover by Chip Zdarsky
Sex Criminals #24 cover by Chip Zdarsky

Sex Criminals #24

I first tried Sex Criminals last issue, and I now feel great shame in having slept on this one for so long. Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky have a delightfully daring, funny, and absorbing sex drama/superhero/crime/comedy thing unlike any other comic I’ve read.

Avengers #1 cover by Ed McGuinness
Avengers #1 cover by Ed McGuinness

Avengers #1

Mark Waid and Ed McGuinness’ new Avengers title begins at last this week, and it brings together a group of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes both new and old. The Final Host of Celestials are on their way, and it is up to the Avengers to make sure the world lives to see tomorrow.

Captain America #701 cover by Michael Cho
Captain America #701 cover by Michael Cho

Captain America #701

This issue of Captain America brings together Mark Waid and Leonardo Romero for a look at the future, where the descendent of Steve Rogers lives in the utopian America imagined by Captain America. This descendent may just have to protect that dream.

Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost #1 cover by Greg Land
Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost #1 cover by Greg Land

Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost #1

Hunt for Wolverine rolls onward when Daredevil, Misty Knight, Frank McGee, and Cypher unite under Charles Soule and Matteo Buffagni. This group believes they have tracked down Logan, but have they? Or will this person prove to be their downfall?

Spider-Man #240 cover by David Marquez
Spider-Man #240 cover by David Marquez

Spider-Man #240

Brian Michael Bendis sees off Miles Morales with the help of Oscar Bazaldua and Sara Pichelli. It’s sad to see Bendis leave this phenomenal character, and hopefully his final entry in the Ultimate Spider-Man saga will be a good one.

X-Men: Gold #27 cover by Phil Noto
X-Men: Gold #27 cover by Phil Noto

X-Men: Gold #27

X-Men: Gold #27 nears the wedding between Kitty Pryde and Colossus, but will Peter Rasputin live long enough to see that wedding? Marc Guggenheim, Geraldo Borges, David Marquez, and company bring you this prelude to “Til Death Do Us Part.”

Alien Toilet Monsters #1 cover by Eric Barnett
Alien Toilet Monsters #1 cover by Eric Barnett

Alien Toilet Monsters #1

The excellent Alien Toilet Monsters #1 is getting another printing through Onimorphic. I’ve repeatedly praised this book by Carol Zara and Eric Barnett. The book delivers a bizarre near-future story with alternate universes and a self-reflective theme set around the toxicity of fandom.

Cyber Spectre #1 cover by Ale Graza
Cyber Spectre #1 cover by Ale Garza

Cyber Spectre #1

In a future where justice is entirely run through supercomputers, the mysterious Cyber Spectre is able to avoid capture despite several major crimes. Scout Comics, Richard Emms, and Ale Garza bring about this sci-fi crime comic.

John Carpenter's Tales of Science Fiction: Vortex #7 cover by Tim Bradstreet
John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Vortex #7 cover by Tim Bradstreet

John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Vortex #7

This excellent sci-fi horror comic by Storm King Productions, John Carpenter, Sandy King, Mike Sizemore, Dave and Pete Kennedy nears its final act as the mining station on the other side of the universe continues to be overrun by a mysterious and amorphous creature. The survivors will have to find a way to stop it before it can get to Earth.

Tank Girl Full Color Classics: 1988-1989 cover by Jamie Hewlett
Tank Girl Full Color Classics: 1988-1989 cover by Jamie Hewlett

Tank Girl Full Color Classics 1988-1989 #1

Tank Girl’s original comics are receiving a remake in full color, so you can now own the Alan C. Martin and Jamie Hewlett classics in full beautiful color.

Harbinger Wars II Prelude cover by Raul Allen
Harbinger Wars II Prelude cover by Raul Allen

Harbinger Wars II Prelude

Harbinger Wars II from Valiant Entertainment is on the horizon, and Eric Heisserer and Raul Allen bring this prelude issue to the big Valiant event of the summer. The Harbingers are spread across America, but Livewire is bringing them back together. This action will create an explosive conflict across the world.

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And that’s it for another Comics for Your Pull Box entry. I hope everyone found something worthwhile. Look out for my reviews on these books later in the week. See you then!

(Last Updated May 1, 2018 10:25 am )

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