With a heavy heart, I am bidding you all the fondest of farewells. Great opportunities are taking me in a different direction, but that makes leaving no less sad. It has been an honor and a privilege to share this weekly peek into the world of comics with you over the last two years and I will miss you all.
In a final act of kismet, this week’s pull list is full of endings. And sex. And drugs. And also rock and roll.
I cannot tell you how much Sarah has brought to this little weekly round-up for the past two years. She’s an unending wealth of comic book knowledge and critical review. On top of all that, she’s an amazing person who’s doing great things right now. We are beyond grateful for all that Sarah has done for us and we look forward to working with her again in the future.
Also, as of right now, Comic Pulls are going in to hiatus while we work to restructure the article. It will return soon, but in a new format. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Highlights from Curtis:
As my collection grows I’ve started switching from print to digital (with the exception of a few books still in print). I feel it’s important to make that delineation in my highlights from now on:
- Neil Gaiman’s American Gods: The Shadows #2 – (W) Neil Gaiman (A) P. Craig Russell – Neil Gaiman’s American Gods is one of the best books of all time, and soon to be probably one of the best television shows of all time. I already own this story in 3 different formats, why not make it comics, too?
Highlights from Sarah:
- Motor Crush #5 – (W) Brenden Fletcher (A) Babs Tarr – Motor Crush‘s first arc wraps this week, as does the double secret bonus prelude to Fletcher’s upcoming series Isola: Island of the Dead that’s been tucked in the back of each issue. This introduction to Domino’s colorful, violent, digital-media-saturated world of motorcycle-doping has been thoroughly enjoyable ride and I’m excited for the next chapter.
- Power Man and Iron Fist #15 – (W) David F Walker (A) Sanford Greene – With PM&IF #15 comes the ending of one of my favorite “superhero” runs from recent years. Walker, Greene, and their guests have shown masterful range in these 15 issues (plus one Annual), steering the story deftly from hilarity to heartbreak, past clever visual gags and through universe-altering events, stopping occasionally for lessons on storytelling, perspective, and privilege. The book is a meaningful boon to the Marvel canon, and I will miss it terribly.
- Sky Doll Sudra #2 (MR) – (W/A) Alessandro Barbucci and Barbara Canepa – Sudra was only a two-issue run, so this is the end for now. New Sky Doll story arcs tend to pop up again just about the time I’ve given up hope, give or a take a year. They are, however, always worth waiting for, always a stunning, thought-provoking, stimulating read, that I will joyfully re- and reread until more arrives.
- The Wicked + The Divine #28 – (W) Kieron Gillen (A) Jamie McKelvie – It seems fitting, somehow, to end with the end of a WicDiv arc. For the end of this arc, in lieu of protecting our feeling with white lies like “everything will be fine,” Gillen and McKelvie go out in a blaze of sex and drugs and rock and roll and…
Curtis’ Full Comic Pulls List:
Sarah’s Full Comic Pulls List: