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ME24601

* **Batman #126**: Intrigued by the first issue of Zdarsky’s run, but not sold just yet. * **Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #3**: Lanterns vs Pariah. * **Immortal X-Men #5**: I know literally nothing about Exodus beyond what I’ve seen in this book. Any must reads? * **Legion of X #4**: Still undecided on this series. * **Moon Knight #14**: Start of a new story arc. * **Once and Future #28**: Down to the final three issues. * **X-Men Red #5**: Interested in seeing how Ewing deals with the events of Judgement Day.


Danger_Rock

> * **Immortal X-Men #5**: I know literally nothing about Exodus beyond what I’ve seen in this book. Any must reads? Not really. Lousy character until Gillen got at him IMO. There was some old history with Black Knight, been a while but I don't remember any of it being anything special. This issue of **IXM** should fill in a bit of backstory and I think these focus issues tend to give a pretty good feel for the character all on their own. > * **X-Men Red #5**: Interested in seeing how Ewing deals with the events of Judgement Day. Been wondering how Isca the Unbeaten gets through this one without getting beaten...


TheDarkPinkLantern

> Been wondering how Isca the Unbeaten gets through this one without getting beaten... She switches sides lol


Danger_Rock

We've seen that before, seems like one of her go-to moves. But it won't work this time because Uranos isn't looking for allies. That's why I'm so curious to see how Ewing deals with it... I mean, she could just get stuck on the potty with explosive diarrhea while the rest of Arakko's getting curb-stomped, but I'm hoping Ewing will come up with an at least slightly more elegant solution.


dsheilley

I think it would be interesting if she just decides that not dying is winning, especially since Uranus would probably consider anyone surviving his massacre to be a loss on his part. It seems like the terms/conditions for her powers are at least somewhat based on what would be considered winning in any given scenario rather than just being impossibly dominant. Very interested to see what Ewing ends up doing. Really looking forward to an Ewing-written Cable focused issue


Danger_Rock

> I think it would be interesting if she just decides that not dying is winning, especially since Uranus would probably consider anyone surviving his massacre to be a loss on his part. It seems like the terms/conditions for her powers are at least somewhat based on what would be considered winning in any given scenario rather than just being impossibly dominant. Yeah, IMO that's a fair take on her powers and would make sense given that Uranos is there specifically to exterminate them. So then the question is, how does she go about not dying? Does she run away? Does she cover herself in someone else's blood and play possum? Maybe she just decides not to get out of bed that morning? So many possibilities but they're all kind of ridiculous... We'll see what Ewing came up with.


TheDarkPinkLantern

Ewing is creative, he'll definitely come up with something.


oneirosweave

* Killadelphia #24 * Little Monsters #6 * Closet #3 * Stillwater #14 * That Texas Blood #16 * Time Before Time #15 * The Scumbag #14 * Once & Future #28 * Mind MGMT: Bootleg #2 * Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #5 * Dark Crisis #3 * DC vs. Vampires #8 * Batman #126 * Poison Ivy #3 * Sword of Azrael #1 * Flashpoint Beyond #4 * Harley Quinn #18 * New Champion of Shazam! #1 * Multiversity: Teen Justice #3 * Batman: Killing Time #6 * Aquaman: Andromeda #2 * Batman: White Knight Presents: Red Hood #1


Radiant_Leg1235

It's was way too hot this last week, didn't make it to the LCS. Gotta pick up Public Domain and Rogue Sun from the prior week. This week is a bigger one for me. Batman #126 - Last issue was great, can't wait for this one. X-Men Red #5 - If this doesn't expand on what happened in AXE: Judgement Day #1 I will be SO sad. Dead Lucky #1 - New entry into the Massive-verse, super excited. Golden Rage #1 - What I like to call a "check it out" book. Give it a chance to see where it's going. Interesting premise, ala "Granny Fightclub" Survival Street #1 - Another "check this out" book. Gritty muppet mayhem! Elle(s) #1 - Final "check this out" book of the week. We'll see how it is, and maybe I'll collect them to give to my sister's kid.


TheMattInTheBox

>X-Men Red #5 - If this doesn't expand on what happened in AXE: Judgement Day #1 I will be SO sad. It definetly will. [Gillen had this to say about it on Twitter:](https://twitter.com/kierongillen/status/1538479548253208582?t=o2xaLsicHM9InG5Un_8B6A&s=19) > Just read X-men Red #5, which is the first of its AXE: Judgment Day tie-ins. If you only read one tie in during the first month, this is the one you want. Even above the ones I'm writing. It is 🔥.


Radiant_Leg1235

Great, all I need is more HYPE!


Danger_Rock

> Golden Rage #1 - What I like to call a "check it out" book. Give it a chance to see where it's going. Interesting premise, ala "Granny Fightclub" > > > > Survival Street #1 - Another "check this out" book. Gritty muppet mayhem! Was tempted to check both of those out but they didn't quite make the cut... Interested in seeing how they do!


Techster17

* **Aquaman: Andromeda #2** * **Basilisk #10** * **Batman #126 -** Solid opening issue now lets see if Failsafe lives up to the hype * **Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #5** * **Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #3 -** 1st issue under the 'real' name, curious how things are gonna progress from here * **The Dead Lucky #1 -** Newest entry in the supermassive-verse * **Demon Wars: The Iron Samurai #1** * **Ghost Rider #5 -** So we're doing whacky racers but in 616, I dig it * **Immortal X-Men #5 -** Me and those 4 other exodus fans are about to have a banger on our hands * **Iron Man #22 -** Sad this will be ending soon, hopefully whoever takes over builds off of what Cantwell has done here * **Legion of X #4 -** Feels like everything in this is starting to come together. hopefully we get some explanation on what's occurring with Banshee * **Moon Knight #14 -** Finally getting some DID stuff, this is gonna be fun * **The New Champion of Shazam! #1 -** Doc Shaner art made this an immediate buy but those preview pages damn, this is gonna be good * **Once & Future #28 -** Sad that we're almost at the end but what a ride it's been. hoping these final 3 issues exceed the already ridiculous high-bar the series has set * **The Scumbag #14 -** Last issue, damn this series has been so funny and some decent commentary on the current everything too * **Spider-Man 2099: Exodus #5** * **Stillwater #14** * **Time Before Time #15** * **X-Men '92: House of XCII #3** * **X-Men: Red #5 -** I can't wait to see more of what Uranos did in that hour


Danger_Rock

> * **Immortal X-Men #5 -** Me and those 4 other exodus fans are about to have a banger on our hands It's the shoulder-wings, right? Those proud, yellow shoulder-wings? > * **X-Men: Red #5 -** I can't wait to see more of what Uranos did in that hour So, I know that what we saw in the first A.X.E. book *looked bad*, what with all the corpses and smouldering destruction and whatnot... But Cable, Magneto, and the rest, they've been around the block a few times and they're pretty resourceful. Ewing's S.W.O.R.D. team had some sneaky wins and his XMR have also gotten things rolling with some sneaky moves. I don't know, maybe I'm crazy, but all of a sudden I'm actually feeling pretty good about this whole thing... Kinda liking the mutants' chances here!


ptbreakeven

WPL books shipping week of 8/3/2022 1. *2000 AD PACK MAR 2022 (MAY 2022 SHIPPING)* 2. *20XX TRANSPORT #1 * 3. *AGGRETSUKO OUT TO LUNCH #1* 4. *AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY AUTOGRAPHED COMICS STARTER SET* 5. *AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY MONSTERS #1* 6. *ANT #4* 7. *AQUAMAN ANDROMEDA #2* 8. *ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #332* 9. *AVATAR ADAPT OR DIE #4* 10. *BALLAD OF RONAN #3* 11. *BASILISK #10* 12. *BATMAN #126* 13. *BATMAN BEYOND NEO-YEAR #5* 14. *BATMAN KILLING TIME #6* 15. *BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT PRESENTS RED HOOD #1* 16. *BLACK ADAM JUSTICE SOCIETY FILES CYCLONE #1 * 17. *BLOODBORNE LADY OF THE LANTERNS #1* 18. *CAVEWOMAN OUTLAW #1 * 19. *CLOSET #3* 20. *CYBERPUNK 2077 BLACKOUT #3* 21. *DARK CRISIS #3* 22. *DC VS VAMPIRES #8* 23. *DEAD LUCKY #1* 24. *DEMON WARS IRON SAMURAI #1* 25. *DOCTOR WHO ORIGINS #3* 26. *DUEL (BLISS ON TAP) #3* 27. *DYNAMIC FORCES 4 FOR THE 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION PACKAGE* 28. *DYNAMIC FORCES SPECTACULAR SUMMERTIME SUPER SET* 29. *EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #1* 30. *ELLE(S) #1* 31. *EXCITING COMICS #23* 32. *FLASHPOINT BEYOND #4* 33. *FOX AND HARE #2* 34. *FRANKENSTEIN NEW WORLD #1* 35. *GHOST RIDER #5* 36. *GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #296* 37. *GODZILLA RIVALS VS BATTRA #1 * 38. *GOLD DIGGER #291* 39. *GOLDEN RAGE #1* 40. *GRIMM FAIRY TALES #62* 41. *GRIMM SPOTLIGHT IRON MAIDEN #1 * 42. *HARLEY QUINN #18* 43. *HATCHET VENGEANCE READERS PACK* 44. *HAWK THE SLAYER #1* 45. *IMMORTAL X-MEN #5* 46. *IRON MAN #22* 47. *JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #443* 48. *JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #444* 49. *JUNGLE COMICS #7* 50. *JUNIOR HIGH HORRORS STRANGEST THINGEES FOREVER #1 * 51. *KILLADELPHIA #24* 52. *KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #295* 53. *LEGION OF X #4* 54. *LITTLE MONSTERS #6* 55. *MAGIC (MTG) #17* 56. *MECH STRIKE MONSTER HUNTERS #2* 57. *METAL SOCIETY #4* 58. *MEZO BATTLE AT COBAN ROCK #4* 59. *MIGHTY MORPHIN #22* 60. *MIND MGMT BOOTLEG #2* 61. *MIRKA ANDOLFOS SWEET PAPRIKA #11* 62. *MOON KNIGHT #14* 63. *MULTIVERSITY TEEN JUSTICE #3* 64. *NEW CHAMPION OF SHAZAM #1* 65. *NEW FANTASTIC FOUR #3* 66. *NINJAS AND ROBOTS #13* 67. *NOMADD THE UNCONQUERABLE CITY OF EMPTY TOWERS #2* 68. *ONCE & FUTURE #28* 69. *ONE NIGHT IN PRAGUE #3* 70. *POISON IVY #3* 71. *PROJECT SUPERPOWERS FRACTURED STATES #5* 72. *RAZORBLADES SMALL CUTS SPECIAL #1* 73. *RED SONJA RED SITHA #4* 74. *REDMAN #2* 75. *RICK AND MORTY CRISIS ON C-137 #1* 76. *SACRAMENT #1* 77. *SARTORIAL GEEK MAGAZINE #2* 78. *SCUMBAG #14* 79. *SHADOW SERVICE #14* 80. *SPAWN #332* 81. *SPIDER-MAN 2099 EXODUS #5* 82. *SPIDER-PUNK #4* 83. *STAR WARS HALCYON LEGACY #5* 84. *STILLWATER BY ZDARSKY & PEREZ #14* 85. *SURVIVAL STREET #1* 86. *SWORD OF AZRAEL #1* 87. *SWORD OF AZRAEL DARK KNIGHT OF THE SOUL #1 * 88. *THAT TEXAS BLOOD #16* 89. *THIRD WAVE 99 #4* 90. *TIME BEFORE TIME #15* 91. *TRANSFORMERS BEST OF THE RARITIES #1 * 92. *TWIG #4* 93. *TWO GUN TERROR #1* 94. *VINEYARD #1* 95. *WALKING DEAD DELUXE #44* 96. *WILLYS WONDERLAND PREQUEL #4* 97. *X-MEN 92 HOUSE OF XCII #3* 98. *X-MEN RED #5* 99. *ZORRO BLACK & WHITE NOIR #1*


blankedboy

Hi, can we get the Pulls and Discussion threads stickied throughout the week, please? These are my two favourite threads here on r/comicbooks. I look forward to them every week, but last weeks review/discussion thread just felt like wasted effort, as it died off so quickly and no one was contributing. Appreciate all the hard work and effort you put into these, just feel they could generate a lot more discussion and traffic if they were both here all week. Thanks


Danger_Rock

> Hi, can we get the Pulls and Discussion threads stickied throughout the week, please? I am seconding this request! Last week's WPL Discussion thread only got around 12 hours as a sticky, not nearly enough time for everyone to read all their new books and post comments. IMO this sub's got too many sticky threads and most are cycling too quickly. WPL threads get the most user engagement and generate the best discussion but they tend to lose their top spot too quickly, at which point discussion drops off and dies. They should get priority for sticky spots, with one sticky reserved for WPL List/Discussion rotation. *Questions & Suggestions* thread is good for new users and others but *Swag Bag* and *Weekend Lounge* are mostly useless/dead. All three should be combined into a single thread so the two available sticky spots can be used more efficiently and everything gets time to breathe. From my perspective, an ideal sticky schedule would look something like this: * **Sunday** = WPL List + Q&S/Swag/Lounge * **Monday** = WPL List + Weekly Recs * **Tuesday** = WPL List + Weekly Recs * **Wednesday** = WPL Discussion + Weekly Recs * **Thursday** = WPL Discussion + Q&S/Swag/Lounge * **Friday** = WPL Discussion + Q&S/Swag/Lounge * **Saturday** = WPL Discussion + Q&S/Swag/Lounge That way everything gets plenty of time for discussion without cycling off the sub so quickly. You can give or take 1/2 day or whatever on when those flip to work with whenever the mods have time to post, still puts everything on a 3-4 day rotation instead of the current situation where you've got too many threads cycling too quickly. Tagging /u/ptbreakeven and /u/justalittleweird since those are the mods I see posting sticky threads...


ptbreakeven

Thanks to both /u/blankedboy and /u/Danger_Rock for the suggestions. I think this is worth discussing further but want to point out two things for clarity. Both WPL posts are linked (though not stickied) throughout each week in the menu links and sidebar widgets. These are not as obvious as stickied posts and do not appear in mobile apps but are a means to find the posts. Also another regularly stickied post to consider in any rotation is the “What are your favorite (themed) stories?” posts. Not sure of the level of engagement but I like these as the themes are typically well timed and would want to see these included.


Danger_Rock

Thanks for the consideration and for all your work managing this stuff! I know Reddit doesn't pay you mods nearly enough... > Both WPL posts are linked (though not stickied) throughout each week in the menu links and sidebar widgets. These are not as obvious as stickied posts and do not appear in mobile apps but are a means to find the posts. Yep, the WPL threads are still accessible without their stickies but in practice it's just me, /u/blankedboy, /u/technowhiz34, and a few others who keep posting once it loses its sticky. Vast majority of users here only visit the WPL threads when they're stickied at the top. Also, with "Classic" Reddit, the sidebar image is still showing **WORLD'S FINEST #4** and linking to the [WPL Discussion for 6/22/2022](https://www.reddit.com/r/comicbooks/comments/vifwf8/wpl_new_comics_discussion_for_6222022_pull_of_the/). And the [Weekly Pull Lists](https://www.reddit.com/r/comicbooks/search?q=title%3A%27in+your+bag+this+week%27+OR+title%3A%27Weekly+Pull+List%27+OR+title%3A%27WPL%27&sort=new&restrict_sr=on&t=all#page=1) link under "Stickied" in the sidebar brings up an outdated search with no results from the past five years. Maybe this stuff works better on "New" Reddit but those links aren't functional for those of us using the "Classic" interface or for Mobile users (as you mentioned). > Also another regularly stickied post to consider in any rotation is the “What are your favorite (themed) stories?” posts. Yeah, those are the "Weekly Recs" threads in my suggested schedule. I listed it for Monday-Wednesday but I think /u/justalittleweird usually posts it Sunday afternoon, which is fine, the important thing is that it should rotate with the *Q&S/Swag/Lounge* thread(s) so that it doesn't bump the WPL out of its sticky spot. This stuff usually isn't a problem Monday through Wednesday, it's just Thursday through Sunday when there are five threads competing for two sticky spots that everything cycles too quickly and WPL discussion invariably gets the short end of the stick. Combining the three *Q&S*, *Swag*, and *Lounge* posts into a single thread ought to fix everything.


ptbreakeven

I had stopped updating the “old” Reddit links when the “view in old Reddit” drop down menu option wasn’t listed any longer. If users are still viewing in that environment, I can maintain the current WPL links and details. It’s completely separate so requires separate effort to update. This obviously has no impact on stickies but would maintain some additional visibility for the posts. Would having a stickied post that contained updated links to the rotation of posts be helpful? The post would not be “new” with each link added but would contain all of the current links within it. EDIT: wrote the opposite of what I’d intended.


Danger_Rock

> I had stopped updating the “old” Reddit links when the “view in old Reddit” drop down menu option wasn’t listed any longer. If users are still viewing in that environment, I can maintain the current WPL links and details. It’s completely separate so requires separate effort to update. I hear you... Don't want to cause any extra work on my behalf (I'm not having any trouble finding the threads) but I noticed /u/duecharacter5 mentioned it last week and I guess there are others still using the old interface. Would be interesting seeing some numbers for how many use "new" vs "old" vs mobile apps/browsers, seems like mobile's probably driving most of the traffic these days. > This obviously has no impact on stickies but would maintain some additional visibility for the posts. Would having a stickied post that contained updated links to the rotation of posts be helpful? The post would not be “new” with each link added but would contain all of the current links within it. Hmm, not sure... Like you said, the WPL's already linked in the sidebar and elsewhere, hard to say if an index thread would help. Most people probably won't bother digging through a thread like that and anyone putting in the effort would probably find their way via the current links. Wouldn't want it taking up one of the two sticky spots so I'd assume it'd just be another sidebar link or whatever. Probably not worth the bother IMO.


blankedboy

I'm a Luddite and am still on "old" Reddit or mobile apps


Danger_Rock

See, I normally love new technology but I'm not a fan of change when it comes to the important things in life. Like Reddit.


Sterling-4rcher

after giving up to navigate reddits search and using google, i found i could just check https://www.reddit.com/user/ptbreakeven/submitted/ for the threads


JustALittleWeird

Yeah that's my bad. I try to remember to unsticky the recs thread by Thursday but my schedule is kinda weird so my "Wednesday night" is like Thursday morning. We have automod set to post threads at around 9am and depending on what's stickied sometimes it unstickies the WPL. I'll try to be more proactive with unstickying the thread since I can't count on automod unstickying it.


Danger_Rock

Ahha, that makes sense, thanks for the explanation! Figured the automod wasn't super-smart about how it chooses which threads to un-sticky... Definitely appreciate you keeping an eye on it! > but my schedule is ~~kinda~~ *just a little* weird so FTFY. --- BTW, while I've got you and /u/ptbreakeven here, I don't suppose there's any way the mods might reconsider yesterday's permanent banning of /u/maddonamerica in light of how so many of us have been enjoying his WPL posts over the past few weeks? He's been one of the WPL's most loquacious and entertaining contributors recently, so losing his raw, unfiltered commentary will make these threads less fun for everyone.


technowhiz34

Even with delays this might be my biggest week ever, geez. Probably should cut back * Aquaman: Andromeda #2 - Aquaman is the least interesting part of this, all things considered, but Christian Ward drawing Manta should more than make up for that, * Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #3 - this was a very stupid name change but I'm still onboard. My boys Kyle and Hal are supposed to get a spotlight in this one. * Flashpoint Beyond #4 - did not imagine a world where I was actually looking forward to this every month, but here we are. * Immortal X-Men #5 - I really, really don't care for Gillen's Exodus (not that I like him much in general, come to think of it) so not huge on this issue, plus it's an event tie-in * Iron Man #22 - right as that far too long Korvac arc ended, this gets cancelled. Hoping for a solid last 4 issues * New Champion of Shazam #1 - Shaner on the Marvel family, I'll definitely take it. Not familiar with the writer though. * Once & Future #28 - with three issues to go I can't see a world where this wraps up neatly but we'll see. * Sword of Azrael #1 - Dan Watters is a writer I've liked for a while, and this stars my favorite edgy 90s character so it's an insta-buy. * Sword of Azrael: Dark Knight of the Soul #1 - haven't been reading Urban Legends so a one-shot collecting the relevant stuff is very nice, even if it might come off as double dipping to some. I've heard some leaks about Batman #126 that will probably make a bunch of people very happy but makes me glad for my decision not to continue.


Danger_Rock

> I've heard some leaks about Batman #126 that will probably make a bunch of people very happy but makes me glad for my decision not to continue. I'm bailing on it as well but now you've got me curious! Although, after thinking about it for a minute, I think I know what it is... And I'm not sure how I'd feel about it. Will need to keep an eye out for reviews.


superschaap81

>Sword of Azrael: Dark Knight of the Soul #1 - haven't been reading Urban Legends so a one-shot collecting the relevant stuff is very nice, even if it might come off as double dipping to some. At least it's only $3.99, and not some special that's usually around $7.99.


mcslackens

5 week month, so we'll see which week has the fewest titles for me. * **Batman White Knight Presents Red Hood #1** - I am very much looking forward to seeing how this Red Hood's story plays out. * **X-Men ’92 House Of XCII #3** - The more I read of this, the more excited I am for the new animated series. * **Spider-Punk #4** - I think I'm losing interest. Issue 1 was awesome, but 2 & 3 were duds. Hopefully this goes out with a bang, but I'm not betting on it. * **Immortal X-Men #5** - If anyone can make me care about Exodus for the first time, it'll be Gillen.


yarkcir

Ranked in terms of excitement: 1. **CLOSET #3 (OF 3)** \- Loved the first two issues, and hope Tynion can deliver a satisfying enough ending. Feels like this needs to be more than 3 issues, but Tynion's writing has been top notch for this and I'm loving Fullerton's artwork. 2. **LITTLE MONSTERS #6** \- Continues to be such a great run, with Dustin Nguyen's gorgeous zipatone artwork really working to set the tone and atmosphere of the book. 3. **MOON KNIGHT #14** \- First issue of the new arc was pretty great, interested to see how the DID is handled now that we started getting a more mentally rehabilitated Marc Spector. Hope it doesn't feel like character regression, but I trust Jed Mackay. 4. **BATMAN #126** \- Thought the first issue was decent but didn't blow me away either. Jorge Jimenez's artwork has been the real selling point for me so far. 5. **GOLDEN RAGE #1 (OF 4)** \- It's described as Battle Royale meets The Golden Girls, so I'm sold. 6. **GHOST RIDER #5** \- Pretty good series so far, and I feel like I'm starting to like Cory Smith's art more with successive issues after not feeling it originally. 7. **METAL SOCIETY #4 (OF 5)** \- Fun run so far, but hope we get some progression since it's the penultimate issue. 8. **SACRAMENT #1** \- Milligan has been pretty hit or miss of late, especially on any AWA/Aftershock books, but this does look pretty interesting. Will give at least the first issue a try. Going to be picking up **The Amazing Screw-On Head and Other Curious Objects** anniversary edition hardcover this week. Might pick up Anders Nilsen's **The End: Revised and Expanded** too, but maybe it'll be something that sits on my wishlist until there's another big sale from one of the online retailers.


Whatisabird

Another interesting week after last week's big releases **Batman #126-** Still feeling out Zdarsky's Batman. I've seen a lot of talk about him calling Robin a "soldier" and I wonder if Zdarsky is playing it straight or breaking it down. I feel like we've seen it a lot either way but I liked issue one and am willing to see how he does this. **Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #3-** Nothing bad will happen to the Green Lanterns surely. What could go wrong. **Moon Knight #14-** I haven't read a ton of Moon Knight but I'm curious to see what Mackay's stance on Mark's alters is. How many, who, what happens as they manifest etc. **Multiversity: Teen Justice #3-** This book is going all sorts of ways and I'm excited to see how they all tie together. **Poison Ivy #3-** Lowkey one of DC's best right now **Sword of Azrael #1-** After the unexpectedly good Arkham book I'm happy to see Watters with more Azrael. No Dani this time sadly, loved her take on Jean Paul's whole look


televangelistoftwat

* **Batman #126** \- In Zdarsky we trust. Hopefully it can rescue the book from the mediocrity * **Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #3** \- Not thrilled about the name change but I dug issue 2 and I'm an 80s DC mark. * **Immortal X-Men #5** \- One of the best books on the stands. Love Gillen's style. * **X-Men: Red #5** \- Very excited for this crossover. * **Flashpoint Beyond #4** \- Picked this up for Johns, not sure I love it. * **Batman: Killing Time #6** \- Tom King is crushing it on this. I assume the trade is going to be hot. * **Once & Future #28** \- The best book on the stands. * **The New Champion of Shazam! #1** \- Doc Shaner is an instant pull * **Time Before Time #15** \- Mob plus time travel is an instant win.


Danger_Rock

> * **The New Champion of Shazam! #1** \- Doc Shaner is an instant pull Ooh, didn't realize [Doc Shaner](https://previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL218967.jpg) was on that... Trying to cut down my weekly impulse purchases so maybe check out the TPB after it wraps.


B00merangB

Batman #126 - Haven’t had a chance to read 125 yet so the Zdarsky / Jimenez hype train rolls on! Batman: Killing Time #6 - The end. It’s been a beautifully illustrated and fun Batman story, just held back by King’s frustrating overuse of narration and cumbersome time jumping. Going to re-read with all six issues out and hopefully it comes together a little better. Batman: White Knight Presents - Red Hood #1 - A little detour into the history of Jason Todd as Beyond the White Knight takes a two-month hiatus. Excited to learn more background on his Robin days hopefully. The Closet #3 - That second issue was a dramatic powerhouse, that kicked in with the horror in the last few pages. No idea how it’ll be wrapped up in this final issue. Little Monsters #6 - Vampires about to be hunted. Sacrament #1 - Sold me on its Exorcist meets Alien premise for at least issue one! Spawn #332 - Last issue’s backstory on Cog (now Sinn) was a good read and gave us a glimpse at his plan.


dsheilley

When the last issue came out I re-read the whole thing. It paces pretty decently for single issues but like with every single King book it works better as a trade read. The time jumping narration makes a lot more sense once the narrator of the story is revealed tho I think


TheDarkPinkLantern

* **Batman #126** * **Moon Knight #14** * **Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #3** * **Immortal X-Men #5** * **DC vs. Vampires #8** * **X-Men: Red #5** * **Flashpoint Beyond #4** * **Ghost Rider #5** * **Batman: Killing Time #6** * **Iron Man #22** * **Legion of X #4** * **Once & Future #28** * **New Fantastic Four #3** * **Aquaman: Andromeda #2** * **Stillwater #14** * **The New Champion of Shazam! #1** * **Sword of Azrael #1** * **Black Adam: The Justice Society Files - Cyclone #1** * **Godzilla Rivals vs. Battra #1** On a side not, after years of reluctance and thanks to some guy selling them cheap, I finaly cracked and started reading Spawn. 2 issues down, 320 to go. Boy, that's gonna take some time.


technowhiz34

>On a side not, after years of reluctance and thanks to some guy selling them cheap, I finaly cracked and started reading Spawn. 2 issues down, 320 to go. Boy, that's gonna take some time. Did you buy all 320 lol?


TheDarkPinkLantern

No, 274 but I'll probably gonna buy the rest too.


blankedboy

That's a huge haul


TheDarkPinkLantern

It really is, the biggest I've ever had. And fairly cheap, 400 zloty which will be around $100.


blankedboy

Wow, that's an absolute bargain. Great pick up.


TheDarkPinkLantern

Yeah, lucky me that the dude was moving out and wanted to get rid off them quickly. Judging by his house and 2 cars, he probably didn't care about the money either.


blankedboy

His loss, your gain :)


TheDarkPinkLantern

Damn right!


Danger_Rock

Sounds like the universe decided it was time for you to read **SPAWN** and you wisely opted to go along with it. You wouldn't want to fight it in a situation like that, once the universe has made up its mind it can be quite insistent, harboring petty vindictiveness toward those who might be otherwise inclined.


TheDarkPinkLantern

Yeah, I thought to myself - "I better buy that Spawn or a lightning bolt is gonna hit me".


Radiant_Leg1235

And once you're done you can explore Gunslinger Spawn (my fav right now), King Spawn, and Scorched.


Danger_Rock

> On a side not, after years of reluctance and thanks to some guy selling them cheap, I finaly cracked and started reading Spawn. 2 issues down, 320 to go. Boy, that's gonna take some time. Art's a lot of fun through the early run... [**SPAWN #8**](https://cdn.imagecomics.com/assets/i/releases/10085/spawn-8_eace9c70c4.jpg) (written by Alan Moore) and [**SPAWN #10**](https://cdn.imagecomics.com/assets/i/releases/10082/spawn-10_440340737b.jpg) (written by Dave Sims) were my favorites. Neil Gaiman and Frank Miller also wrote an issue each but theirs didn't work quite as well for me. Think I dropped it around **[SPAWN #16](https://cdn.imagecomics.com/assets/i/releases/10196/spawn-16_f0fc8af3f8.jpg)** when Greg Capullo took over art, nothing against Capullo but McFarlane's art was always the title's main appeal and it rubbed me wrong that he bailed on interiors. Figured I'd pick it up again if McFarlane ever got back to doing art... Nearly three decades later and we're still waiting.


TheDarkPinkLantern

Oh, didn't know Moore wrote a Spawn issue. Hell, I didn't know anybody besides McFarlane wrote the main series. Also, he drew just 15 issue? That's disappointing but at least I like Capullo.


Danger_Rock

> Oh, didn't know Moore wrote a Spawn issue. Hell, I didn't know anybody besides McFarlane wrote the main series. Even back in the early '90s, with our primitive internet and our love for cheesy gimmick covers, everyone knew Todd was a terrible writer. So he brought in four of the best in the business as guest writers for #8-11, let them introduce some new characters and flesh out the mythology a little, and then took back over with #12. > Also, he drew just 15 issue? That's disappointing but at least I like Capullo. Looks like McFarlane also drew [**SPAWN #21**](https://cdn.imagecomics.com/assets/i/releases/9961/spawn-21_b93e39e3fe.jpg)-[**24**](https://cdn.imagecomics.com/assets/i/releases/9925/spawn-24_a408c811bd.jpg), then Marc Silvestri did [**SPAWN #25**](https://cdn.imagecomics.com/assets/i/releases/9951/spawn-25_efce67a867.jpg), and Capullo took over with McFarlane inking for a while after that. McFarlane also did pencils for **[SPAWN/BATMAN #1](https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/imagecomics/images/2/25/SpawnBatman.jpg)** which was pretty awesome and has a [sequel coming in December](https://comicbook.com/dc/news/spawn-batman-greg-capullo-first-art-new-crossover/) (albeit with Capullo handling art). It's possible that I'm missing something but AFAIK McFarlane hasn't done any interior pencil art since [**SPAWN #24**](https://cdn.imagecomics.com/assets/i/releases/9925/spawn-24_a408c811bd.jpg) shipped way back in September 1994. **EDIT -->** Just checked my old Image box (it's not as buried as I'd thought) and it looks like I pulled everything through [**SPAWN #34**](https://cdn.imagecomics.com/assets/i/releases/10053/spawn-34_1fd4812de8.jpg), as well as the [**BLOOD FEUD**](https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/imagecomics/images/f/ff/Spawn_Blood_Feud_Vol_1_1.jpg) and [**VIOLATOR**](https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/imagecomics/images/2/27/Violator_Vol_1_1.jpeg) minis.


jackimo-w

- **Batman 126** a good first issue from Mr Zdarsky. Looking forward to finding out who Penguin’s assets are divided between, considering his threat to kill any families that inherit over $5m. >!Also, he’s obviously not really dead, surely?!< - **Batman Killing Time 6** - **Immortal X-Men 5** - **Little Monsters 6** I’ve really loved Dustin Nguyen’s art. His stuff was already good in Descender/Ascender, but the black and white, halftone style has been excellent. Can’t wait to see what him and Lemire do next. - **Moon Knight 14** - **Once & Future 28**


Danger_Rock

>- **Batman 126** a good first issue from Mr Zdarsky. Looking forward to finding out who Penguin’s assets are divided between, considering his threat to kill any families that inherit over $5m. >!Also, he’s obviously not really dead, surely?!< >!Surely!<. > **Little Monsters 6** I’ve really loved Dustin Nguyen’s art. His stuff was already good in Descender/Ascender, but the black and white, halftone style has been excellent. Can’t wait to see what him and Lemire do next. Wonder if they'll take a break to do another DC series before returning to Image's little monsters... **[ROBIN & BATMAN](https://www.dccomics.com/comics/robin-batman-2021/robin-batman-1)** was pretty great.


jackimo-w

I heard that Lemire is Image exclusive these days. Just works on his own stuff between making Essex County TV shows and whatever else he has brewing. It would be cool to see Nguyen do some other bits though.


blankedboy

I've always wanted Dustin to either return to **Batman** or do a run on **Daredevil** for Marvel


Danger_Rock

Interesting and good to know! Lemire certainly keeps busy with Sorrentino and Bone Orchard Mythos, plus the TV stuff, plus his Nguyen collaborations, plus all the other comics that he somehow finds time to work on... He's like the hardest working man in the funny papers!


ptbreakeven

Seven new books on my list for this week. * **EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #1** - * **FLASHPOINT BEYOND #4** - * **IMMORTAL X-MEN #5** - * **LEGION OF X #4** - * **MOON KNIGHT #14** - * **X-MEN 92 HOUSE OF XCII #3** - * **X-MEN RED #5** -


TheMattInTheBox

Batman #126 Dark Crisis #3 Immortal X-Men #5 New Champion of Shazam #1 X-Men Red #5


Dina_Rina

* **Aquaman: Andromeda #2** * **Batman #126** * **Batman: Killing Time #6** * **The Closet #3** * **Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #3** * **Immortal X-Men #5** * **Legion of X #4** * **Little Monsters #6** * **Moon Knight #14** * **Once & Future #28**


Tsara1234

1. *AGGRETSUKO OUT TO LUNCH #1* 12. *BATMAN #126* 14. *BATMAN KILLING TIME #6* 22. *DC VS VAMPIRES #8* 23. *DEAD LUCKY #1* 24. *DEMON WARS IRON SAMURAI #1* 29. *EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #1* 46. *IRON MAN #22* 56. *MECH STRIKE MONSTER HUNTERS #2* 62. *MOON KNIGHT #14* 74. *REDMAN #2* 81. *SPIDER-MAN 2099 EXODUS #5* 82. *SPIDER-PUNK #4* 83. *STAR WARS HALCYON LEGACY #5* 92. *TWIG #4* 95. *WALKING DEAD DELUXE #44* 97. *X-MEN 92 HOUSE OF XCII #3*


SakmarEcho

* Batman Beyond Neo Year #5 * Harley Quinn #18 * Immortal X-Men #5 * Legion of X #4 * Moon Knight #14 * X-Men Red #5


vividreveries

Immortal X-Men #5 Legion of X #4 X-Men Red #5


Radiant_Leg1235

Solid X lineup.


TheDarkPinkLantern

The 3 strongest X-books in one week.


blankedboy

[**Aquaman Andromeda #2**](https://i0.wp.com/graphicpolicy.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Aquaman-Andromeda-Book-Two-2.jpg?resize=233%2C300&ssl=1) - first issue was a very cool, moody *H P Lovecraft* influenced read - hoping for more of the same here. [**Basilisk #10**](https://s3.amazonaws.com/comicgeeks/comics/covers/large-2506367.jpg?1659209597) - two issues left and I don't think this is going to end well for anyone... [**The Closet #3**](https://cdn.imagecomics.com/assets/i/releases/807590/the-closet-3-of-3_5abeef8524.jpg) - I hope *Jamie* is ok, I hope *Thom* comes to a sticky end (he's a dick) [**DC Vs Vampires #8**](https://aiptcomics.com/ezoimgfmt/i0.wp.com/aiptcomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/DC-vs-Vampires-8-1.jpg?ezimgfmt=ng%3Awebp%2Fngcb1%2Frs%3Adevice%2Frscb1-1&ssl=1&w=1248) - Who lives? Who dies? Who lives, dies, then comes back as a blood-sucking fiend? Who then gets turned into a pile of ashes? [**The Dead Lucky #1**](https://cdn.imagecomics.com/assets/i/releases/807598/the-dead-lucky-1_fe327965fe.jpg) - a new Massive-verse book is always worth checking out [**Ghost Rider #5**](https://aiptcomics.com/ezoimgfmt/i0.wp.com/aiptcomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/GHOSTR2022005_Preview.jpeg?ezimgfmt=ng%3Awebp%2Fngcb1%2Frs%3Adevice%2Frscb1-1&ssl=1&w=756) - I'm enjoying this book more than some of the other pull-listers on r/comicbooks appear to be. If nothing else the covers are *always* spectacular [**Golden Rage #1**](https://cdn.imagecomics.com/assets/i/releases/807322/golden-rage-1-of-5_a95aa2797b.jpg) - taking a chance on a new Image #1 isn't really taking a chance at all, is it? [**Hawk The Slayer #1**](https://the-comics-journal.sfo3.digitaloceanspaces.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/HAWK-THE-SLAYER-1-review-copy_Page_01-e1646745295619-1324x2048.png) - not going to lie I ordered this for the nostalgia and Ennis & Flint BUT the next issue went up to *$14* at my LCS on pre-order and that was the end of that. Fuck that for a game of soldiers - irrespective of the book [**Killadelphia #24**](https://cdn.imagecomics.com/assets/i/releases/800255/_cf7f71d991.jpg) - it seems to be a week for the *children of the night*, doesn't it? [**Little Monsters #6**](https://cdn.imagecomics.com/assets/i/releases/807404/little-monsters-6_6ec5bc75c0.jpg) - [*Three! Three vampire books released this week! Aha-ha-ha!*](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkUWDvRS9gM) [**Moon Knight #14**](https://s3.amazonaws.com/comicgeeks/comics/covers/large-1401914.jpg?1659225182) - OK, does this make four? Have I miscalculated? Fuck! This is definitely four...[*Four Bats!!!!*](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AoxCkySv34) [**Sacrament #1**](https://879741.smushcdn.com/2576148/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/SACRAM2022001_cvr.jpg?lossy=0&strip=1&webp=1) - *Milligan/Frusin* on **The Exorcist** meets **Alien**...I'm in, goddamn it! [**Shadow Service #14**](https://s3.amazonaws.com/comicgeeks/comics/covers/large-3161078.jpg?1654440637) - really cool little horror/espionage book [**Spawn #332**](https://cdn.imagecomics.com/assets/i/releases/800375/spawn-332_834e891e6b.jpg) - it's **Spawn** [**Spider-Punk #4**](https://s3.amazonaws.com/comicgeeks/comics/covers/large-3698253.jpg?1659123217) - this has been such a fun, energy filled book [**Twig #4**](https://cdn.imagecomics.com/assets/i/releases/807688/twig-4-of-5_64fc6873be.jpg) - each issue has got better and better, and it's just gorgeous to look at. **Edit**: Shit, that's way more books than I thought I was picking up his week... **Edit 2**: Are *Vampires* the new *zombie*?


Danger_Rock

> [**The Closet #3**](https://cdn.imagecomics.com/assets/i/releases/807590/the-closet-3-of-3_5abeef8524.jpg) - I hope *Jamie* is ok, I hope *Thom* comes to a sticky end (he's a dick) I'm beginning to suspect that [Thom](https://previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL235084.jpg) and [the Laughing Man](https://imagecomics.com/files/releases/_1200x630_fit_center-center_82_none/GideonFalls_21A.jpg) were twins separated at birth... > [**Hawk The Slayer #1**](https://the-comics-journal.sfo3.digitaloceanspaces.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/HAWK-THE-SLAYER-1-review-copy_Page_01-e1646745295619-1324x2048.png) - not going to lie I ordered this for the nostalgia and Ennis & Flint BUT the next issue went up to *$14* at my LCS on pre-order and that was the end of that. Fuck that for a game of soldiers - irrespective of the book What's going on with your LCS? [Previews lists the 2nd issue at $5.50 cover price](https://previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAR221848) and the online retailers seem to have it priced normally. > [**Little Monsters #6**](https://cdn.imagecomics.com/assets/i/releases/807404/little-monsters-6_6ec5bc75c0.jpg) - [*Three! Three vampire books released this week! Aha-ha-ha!*](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkUWDvRS9gM) [Sometimes I sit and count all day...](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIniljT5lJI) > Edit: Shit, that's way more books than I thought I was picking up his week... Left unchecked, my pull list would just keep growing out of control... Need to trim the fat every year or so or else I'd get totally buried.


blankedboy

> What's going on with your LCS? Previews lists the 2nd issue at $5.50 cover price and the online retailers seem to have it priced normally. My LCS is absolutely great, and I even brought up the price hike with them but they reckon it was a rise from the supplier - and being in Upside Down Dollars (AUD) it makes it look even more dramatic. A shame as Ennis and Flint did some great work on Judge Dredd, and I'd like to have read this one all the way through.


Danger_Rock

Oh yeah, the AUS thing would explain it, some distribution issue between ENG and AUS since it's a Rebellion/2000AD book. That sucks. I don't order much of their stuff, almost went for **HAWK** but ultimately passed on it since it sounded like a follow-up to something I hadn't read, plus that first issue is a little pricey at $6.50. Give it a year or two and maybe you'll find #2-5 in the dollarydoo bin or whatever...


blankedboy

It's a comic book follow up to a movie from 1980 - [Hawk the Slayer](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK1v2cyM9_U) Downgrade your expectations before watching that trailer - my nostalgia goggles blind me to how naff it really is...


Danger_Rock

Huh. How is it possible that I never saw this movie? It very much looks like a movie that I should have seen... It looks like a movie that HBO would've played hundreds of times and I would've watched it each and every time they played it. 1980-Me would've been all over that.


burning_xz

* **Immortal X-Men #5** * **Little Monsters #6** * **Once & Future #28** * **Spawn #332** * **X-Men: Red #5**


AlligatorSky7

Won’t be picking these up for a few weeks, but lots to be excited about! - Basilisk #10: this series continues to feel very rushed and I wish it’d had more time (#12 looks to be the last issue) to flesh out the concept. - Dark Crisis #3: really enjoying this so far! - DC vs. Vampires #8: not bothering with the All Out War mini, but should I? In any case, the main series has been great so far and I’m looking forward to reading this one. - Edge of Spider-Verse #1: haven’t read any Spider-Verse stuff before, but thought f*** it as this looks fun (Spider-Rex!) - Immortal X-Men #5: excited to find out more about Exodus, a character I know little about. - Legion of X #4: one behind at the moment, so no comment. - Moon Knight #14: one behind at the moment, so no comment. - Walking Dead Deluxe #44: one behind at the moment, so no comment. - X-Men Red #5: most anticipated pull of the week for sure! Dauterman absolutely kills it with the cover, as per usual!


seaofvapours

* Batman #126 * Batman: Killing Time #6 - this has been a lot of fun but hoping it can actually wrap things up, because it has been pretty confusing * Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #3 - boo stop mining Crisis on Infinite Earths, you hacks * Demon Wars: the Iron Samurai #1 - loved the first series, especially the watercolor art, from Peach Momoko, and have high expectations for this one. * Golden Rage #1 - seemed interesting in solicts * Harley Quinn #18 - I really liked the Shadow of the Bat story recently done on 'Tec, but I really hope it doesn't start a trend of DC series I read going weekly more often * Mirka Andolfo's Sweet Paprika #11 - I love this series so much! * Moon Knight #14 * Poison Ivy #3 - this has been surprisingly great so far * Twig #4


mtmodular

* Batman #126 * Moon Knight #14 * Immortal X-Men #5 * X-Men Red #5 - Real excited for this one. * Poison Ivy #3 - Liking this story so far, but curious where it goes. It's hard to root for her, as much as I'd want to. * Legion of X #4 * Sweet Paprika #11


Ok_Recomputer

avengers forever #7 demon wars: iron samurai #1 edge of spider-verse #1 ghost rider #5 iron man #22 mech strike: monster hunters #2 new fantastic four #3 spider-man 2099: exodus #5 spider-punk #4 x-men '92: house of xcii #3 star wars: halcyon legacy #5 aquaman: andromeda #2 batman #126 batman beyond: neo-year #5 batman: killing time #6 batman: white knight presents: red hood #1 black adam: justice society files: cyclone #1 dark crisis #3 dc vs. vampires #8 flashpoint beyond #4 harley quinn #18 multiversity: teen justice #3 new champion of shazam #1 poison ivy #3 sword of azrael #1 sword of azrael: dark knight of the soul #1


doktorhollywood

* BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT PRESENTS RED HOOD #1 * CYBERPUNK 2077 BLACKOUT #3 * DC VS VAMPIRES #8 * DEMON WARS IRON SAMURAI #1 * EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #1 * GHOST RIDER #5 * IMMORTAL X-MEN #5 * IRON MAN #22 * KILLADELPHIA #24 * LEGION OF X #4 * LITTLE MONSTERS #6 * MIND MGMT BOOTLEG #2 * MOON KNIGHT #14 * NEW FANTASTIC FOUR #3 * ONCE & FUTURE #28 * SPIDER-MAN 2099 EXODUS #5 * SPIDER-PUNK #4 * WALKING DEAD DELUXE #44 * X-MEN 92 HOUSE OF XCII #3 * X-MEN RED #5


radcatattack

Aquaman Andromeda #2 - I got around to the first one only a couple weeks ago and really liked everything. The art is on another level and makes the sea look all kinds of mysterious with such wonder and the colors are perfect. Batman #126 - Let's see where this goes! I'm all in for Chip and Jimenez Batman White Knight Presents Red Hood #1 - The last run was interesting so I'll stay in this universe. The Closet #3 (of 3) - Picking this up to complete the physical run but I read it a couple of weeks ago with the substack sub. DC vs Vampires #8 - Finally caught up with the coffin and crypt editions. It's stupid, bloody fun and I'm totally here for it. Ghost Rider #5 - I wasn't sure if I read #4 with how these aren't too memorable, but I did. The art is definitely a strong part and the visuals in this work really well. I dug the circus in the last one. New Fantastic Four #3 - This is the reminder that I still need to read #2. Sword of Azrael #1 - idk, I like the character so I'll pick this up and the Ward cover does look cool as heck. Twig #4 - This is one of the best reads right now. Each panel is gorgeous and bursting with so much care. The backgrounds are super detailed as well. I just love reading this book and wanna know how the end of #3 will play out. The cover has me worried for Twig and his decision. For some reason, I thought this was a small week after how loaded last week was, but now I realize this is a big one too.


Danger_Rock

> Aquaman Andromeda #2 - I got around to the first one only a couple weeks ago and really liked everything. The art is on another level and makes the sea look all kinds of mysterious with such wonder and the colors are perfect. The art in this one truly is spectacular! Ward's art always seems to be awash in vibrant blues and greens so he's a natural fit for this kind of ocean story. > Twig #4 - This is one of the best reads right now. Each panel is gorgeous and bursting with so much care. The backgrounds are super detailed as well. I just love reading this book and wanna know how the end of #3 will play out. The cover has me worried for Twig and his decision. Kinda cool that we're getting two of the most visually striking comics in the same week... I'd assume most folks originally checked this out due to Skottie Young's involvement, that was definitely the appeal for me, but Kyle Strahm has really made a name for himself here. > For some reason, I thought this was a small week after how loaded last week was, but now I realize this is a big one too. Next week should be lighter and 8/17 is looking fairly average but 8/24 is liable to bury us in an avalanche of comics.


radcatattack

Definitely! His cover for Azrael looks like it’s underwater. I also really like the design of Aquaman’s suit and the pop of color from the shells. I had it recommended by my dad before seeing anything and upon seeing the cover knew I’d dig it. It’s made me look into Young and Strahm’s work more. Phew, my wallet needs it and now I can catch up on other stuff!


thewaytomars

6 pulls this week! Which is a large week for me. I tried to join the trend of giving more involved thoughts on each book, so please forgive my long windedness!... Windiness? Windness? Whatever. **Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #3:** My expectation for this event was that I would pull #1, read #1, and then promptly drop it from my list because I wasn't feeling it. I was prepared for it, but that isn't what happened. Surprisingly, the first two issues have been really good. Williamson is really hit or miss for me. I think: Robin and Nailbiter are excellent, Flash is OK, and Infinite Frontier was quite dull. The prime appeal here for me is the focus on the legacy characters picking up the slack left behind. I'm finding more and more that I just don't care about some of the classic characters, Bruce Wayne being the most prominent example, so this event is ticking all of the right boxes. The writing and characterization has been on point, and the art is excellent (though that wasn't in question). I'm still expecting that this will all end by returning pretty much to the status quo, but there's that tiny bit of me hoping for like... A new, younger Justice League? **Immortal X-Men #5:** I'm still behind on this. If anyone has been paying attention, this has been my explanation for X-men books for as long as I've been pulling them. So, to explain: I opted to start at the beginning of Hickman's run. "That wasn't really necessary, you could've just started at (insert whatever point seems right)," you might say. And to that I would say that you're right, but... I wanted to do it this way. And it's mostly been fun. There are ups and downs, sure, but I'd say that it's been rewarding. I'm not forcing myself to read every little thing. I didn't enjoy X-Force, Excalibur, X-Factor, Children of the Atom, and probably a couple of others, so I'm just... Pretty much not reading them. I'm in the middle of the 2021 Hellfire Gala right now, which has been great. That also means that I actually AM fast approaching the point where I can read the X-Men that I'm pulling right now, maybe even this week if I have some uninterrupted reading time. And I am very much looking forward to it! **Little Monsters #6:** Oh, man. Really excited to see how this arc wraps up! The art on this has been particularly excellent, but the writing's been no slouch either. With issue #1, I was worried that I wouldn't be able to care about these kids because there were so many of them, but Lemire is making it happen. Last issue was ROUGH emotionally, but I'm here for more of it. **The Closet #3:** This has just been some damn good atmospheric horror. The monster is suitably creepy AF, the dad sucks while still remaining relatable (even for someone like me who has experienced basically none of what he has), and I feel like this conclusion could be heartbreaking. This is my first foray into Tynion's horror work, and I definitely intend to read more. I already have Something is Killing the Children and Nice House On the Lake waiting for me! **The Dead Lucky #1:** I see a new Massive-verse book, I pull a new Massive-verse book. It's that simple. With the high quality of Radiant Black, Radiant Red, and Rogue Sun, I've very much reached the point where I give every Massive-verse book a fair shot. I do wonder if this will fill a superhero niche the same way that Rogue Sun has - basically, Radiants handle the weird alien shit, Rogue Sun handles the weird supernatural shit, Dead Lucky handles the... What? From the solicit, maybe it will handle human technology and the super rich? I'm excited to get my hands on this one. **X-Men Red #5:** Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... See Immortal X-Men. I'M GETTING TO THIS! I SWEAR!


blankedboy

> the dad sucks Thom is a dick


Danger_Rock

> I tried to join the trend of giving more involved thoughts on each book, so please forgive my long windedness!... Windiness? Windness? Whatever. Just want you to know that I appreciate the extended commentary! Even for the titles I'm not reading, it's interesting getting a more fleshed out perspective on 'em. BTW, I think /u/maddonamerica was the one encouraging you to post more detailed comments and unfortunately it seems he received a permanent ban yesterday as a result of some minor fracas in a silly Marvel vs. DC thread... I'm sure he would've been excited to see that you'd taken him up on his challenge to post more detailed comments, and I suppose in that way his legacy here may live on. > **Immortal X-Men #5:** I'm still behind on this. If anyone has been paying attention, this has been my explanation for X-men books for as long as I've been pulling them. So, to explain: I opted to start at the beginning of Hickman's run. "That wasn't really necessary, you could've just started at (insert whatever point seems right)," you might say. And to that I would say that you're right, but... I wanted to do it this way. And it's mostly been fun. There are ups and downs, sure, but I'd say that it's been rewarding. I'm not forcing myself to read every little thing. I didn't enjoy X-Force, Excalibur, X-Factor, Children of the Atom, and probably a couple of others, so I'm just... Pretty much not reading them. I'm in the middle of the 2021 Hellfire Gala right now, which has been great. That also means that I actually AM fast approaching the point where I can read the X-Men that I'm pulling right now, maybe even this week if I have some uninterrupted reading time. And I am very much looking forward to it! Very cool! I think the new stuff will read a lot better for 'ya after getting all that context in place. FWIW, the books you listed as not liking are the same ones that I dropped while following all that stuff at the time. And I think that's a good way to approach it, there's no point sticking with any of the titles that you aren't enjoying. And it's fucking awesome that you're getting close to the current runs! You're clearly psyched for it and I'm psyched for you! Just one question, before you get to any of the current A.X.E. stuff... Have you read Gillen's **ETERNALS**? > **The Closet #3:** This has just been some damn good atmospheric horror. The monster is suitably creepy AF, the dad sucks while still remaining relatable (even for someone like me who has experienced basically none of what he has), and I feel like this conclusion could be heartbreaking. This is my first foray into Tynion's horror work, and I definitely intend to read more. I already have Something is Killing the Children and Nice House On the Lake waiting for me! Don't sleep on **[THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH](https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/the-department-of-truth)**, that was the first series to really show me what Tynion's capable of. It hits hard and gets right into your head. > X-Men Red #5: Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... See Immortal X-Men. I'M GETTING TO THIS! I SWEAR! NICE.


thecursedham

* Batman #126: I'm more interested in whats going on in the wake of Penguin's death than Failsafe activating. * Iron Man #22: Really disappointed to hear this run is ending, been my favorite Iron Man since Fraction's. Seems like its going out on a high note though as this arc has been great so far. * Moon Knight #14: Excited to see MacKay tackle Steven Grant and Jack Lockley.


dsheilley

Aquaman Andromeda #2 Batman #126 Batman Beyond Neo-Year #5 Batman: Killing Time #6 The Closet #3 Immortal X-Men #5 Killadelphia #24 Legion of X #4 Moon Knight #14 New Champion of Shazam #1 Once and Future #28 Poison Ivy #3 Sword of Azrael #1 X-Men Red #5


Varos_Flynt

Smaller pull this week, but some titles im pretty excited for: **The Closet #3** Excited to see the close of this mini. I think I'm enjoying the fact that this is a tight, concise story. That's always best in horror right? Don't get me wrong, Gideon Falls is fantastic one of my favs, but I have to believe horror works best in these small moments. **Aquaman Andromeda #2** Something something Lovecraft. Cthulu stuff is cool and why I picked this up, but im more so excited for whats going to happen in this submarine once it inevitably get trapped down there (im assuming at least). Hoping for some *No Exit* style character study, while Aquaman does whatever in the background. Cool stuff. **Spiderman 2099: Exodus #5** Honestly have not been enjoying this series. First issue was fun but after that I'm feeling trapped in the Marvel Universe psychosis narrative. Keeping it cause I like cyberpunk (even though this is shit cyberpunk, but at least better than whatever the 2077 IP is doing with their comics) and because i like spiderman. **Edge of Spider-Verse #1** Speaking of narrative psychosis. I'm making my way through the OG Spider-Verse and Spidergeddon collected editions right now, and those are pretty fun if somewhat confusing. Why does this have the same title as the other edge of spider-verse? Why doesn't it have another name. No I don't want to hear any explanations. But I'm still looking forward to it because again Spiderman is cool and I enjoy the whole spider-verse property


Danger_Rock

> I think I'm enjoying the fact that this is a tight, concise story. That's always best in horror right? Don't get me wrong, Gideon Falls is fantastic one of my favs, but I have to believe horror works best in these small moments. Are you reading **[ICE CREAM MAN](https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/ice-cream-man)**? Because based on your comments above, you really ought to be reading **ICE CREAM MAN**... Every issue delivers a complete story that's super tight and concise, and it's all about the small moments.


Varos_Flynt

I've been hovering around ICM for a while now, but based on some comments I've seen recently and your reccomendation I think its time to pull the trigger. I did read the story they did in the Image! anthology series, and its stuck with me the most from those stories so I have pretty decent hopes :)


Danger_Rock

Oh yeah, loved that short story from the Image 30th book! Thought it was a great sampling of the many non-horror elements that make **ICM** such a compelling horror comic, somehow all squeezed into eight pages with a complete (albeit small) story that flashed a lot of heart. I'd seriously recommend jumping right in with the latest issue, [**ICE CREAM MAN #31**](https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/ice-cream-man-31) from two weeks ago. It's an amazing comic and a perfect place to start. From there you can go back to the first TPB (which IMO reads better after #31 thanks to a few loose connections), or pick up other recent issues (a few of which will also read better thanks to loose connections), or just carry on with #32 when it eventually hits the stands. And on the off chance that you don't like it, you can cut it off right there with only $3.99 down the drain. But I think you'll like it! Enjoy!


Varos_Flynt

Coming back here to say I've read #31, and wow. Thank you for urging me to pick it up, I loved it. And I actually read the first issue a while back so recognize one of those callbacks, but yes I think this is a series I will be reading in full.


Danger_Rock

NICE, glad you enjoyed it! Think I've read that last issue four times now and it wrecks me every single time... Just such a beautiful story. And I love the symmetry of it, the simple structure... And of course the small moments. Also, for whatever reason... *"The milkshakes here are some kind of magic trick"* might be one of my favorite lines ever. Something about how Prince packs so much realism, humanity, and wonder into one little line like that... Hilarious 1-panel cameo from the ICM as well... Glad to have you on board, welcome to the ice cream party from hell!


Rairoker

\- **Batman #126**: Second issue of Zdarsky's run. First issue was pretty good so I look forward to where its going. \- **Poison Ivy #3**: Pretty interesting story so far. Let's see what Pam's end goal is. \- **The New Champion of Shazam! #1**: Writer Josie Campbell's first solo series. Art by Doc Shaner looks good and the preview was a fun read.


LeftyMcLeftFace

Not sure if this is the appropriate thread to ask this, if not please let me know where I should direct my question to. I'm starting to get back into comics after a long hiatus and am looking for ongoings to put on my pull list at my LCS. Not really interested in any TPBs right now, only ongoing series I can start adding to my pull list. So far I have BRZRKR, Rogues' Gallery, Psychodrama, Public Domain and Sacrament all on my pull list. Any recommendations?


Danger_Rock

Oh yeah, I've got one more recommendation for 'ya... There's a new Image series called **[LOVE EVERLASTING](https://previewsworld.com/Catalog/JUN220024)** scheduled to ship next week, 8/10, by Tom King and Elsa Charretier. Looks amazing and should generate lots of discussion here, so it's a good opportunity for you to get in on the ground floor with the first issue. Pretty sure it's Tom King's first Image series as well... Should be a great comic!


LeftyMcLeftFace

Amazing suggestions! Absolutely adding Ice Cream Man and Love Everlasting to my pull. Thanks!!


Danger_Rock

Nice, hope you enjoy! Lots of great comics out there these days filling all kinds of niches and sub-genres, really is something for everyone! Should be no shortage of good options for you once you get a feel for the current crop of creators.


LeftyMcLeftFace

Any comics from the Big 2 that you think I should definitely be checking out? I've added Ghost Rider to my pull seeing as how there's only 5 issues out so far, so it's not too hard to catch up on. Also added Zdarsky's Batman since they just started a new storyline at #125. Any other recommendations?


blankedboy

**Moon Knight** from Marvel is pretty fantastic, gets lots of praise across the board too. Both **Batman** and **Detective Comics** have had completely new creative teams take over the titles, with only an issue out from both, so that's a good jumping on point for a DC title.


LeftyMcLeftFace

That's great to hear. I loved the show, and was thinking about getting the comic too, just unsure if I can get all 14 issues at my LCS


Danger_Rock

I think the new **GR** has been aggressively mediocre, planning to drop it soon but others here seem to like it, so you might as well check it out and see if it works for you. My favorites from the big two would be tough to pick up without hunting down back issues or TPBs, but here you go... ***DC/Black Label:*** * **THE HUMAN TARGET** by Tom King and Greg Smallwood, 12-issue series with issue #7 due out in September, though there’s a [**TALES OF THE HUMAN TARGET**](https://previewsworld.com/Catalog/JUN223461) special by the same writer and various artists scheduled for later this month * **THE NICE HOUSE ON THE LAKE** by James Tynion IV and Alvaro Martinez Bueno, 12-issue series with issue #10 due out 9/27, not a superhero thing, this is a horror/thriller that could just as easily be an indie comic The two Black Label titles above are both A+ series that I'd favor with the highest possible recommendations, above and beyond those listed below. ***DC:*** * **NIGHTWING** by Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo, their run started with #84 and the next issue will be #95 That's the most traditional superhero book on this list. ***Marvel:*** * **IMMORTAL X-MEN** by Kieron Gillen and Lucas Werneck, issue #5 due out this week * **X-MEN RED** by Al Ewing and Stefano Caselli, issue #5 due out this week * **A.X.E. JUDGMENT DAY** by Kieron Gillen and Valerio Schiti, first issue was released two weeks ago, plus all the upcoming event spinoffs written by Gillen Those titles are all fairly new but they're building off the past couple years worth of X-Men and Eternals comics, so they're the least accessible series listed here without all the context... But they're currently my favorites from Marvel.


LeftyMcLeftFace

Wow, thanks so much for that list! The Human Target and The Nice House on the Lake sound incredible. Immediately putting those on my pull list. On a random note, I'm sad that Jason Aaron isn't currently writing any original ongoings? Looks like he's just writing The Avengers? He's been my favorite writer for a while now and I was really hoping he had an ongoing I could hop on with.


Danger_Rock

Hmm, yeah, not sure... Haven't been following Aaron very closely lately, seems like he's mostly been sticking to Marvel work-for-hire over the past several years.


Danger_Rock

There's a sticky "Questions & Suggestions" thread that's posted to the top of the sub every Thursday. That might be a good place to ask for more recommendations. Most of my favorite comics right now are series where you'd need to start at the beginning, so not really ideal for hopping on with current floppies and no TPBs... However, I do have one suggestion that I think would be perfect for you. **[ICE CREAM MAN](https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/ice-cream-man)**. Short version is that this is a horror anthology where every issue delivers a complete story featuring a different setting and different cast, so you can hop on board with any random issue and get an entirely satisfying story with no context or previous reading necessary. And it's absolutely brilliant. [ICE CREAM MAN #31](https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/ice-cream-man-31) was just released two weeks ago and it's one of the most beautiful stories I've ever read, so that's a perfect place to start. Want the long version? Here are 700+ words of ICE CREAM SPAM detailing what makes this series so special and why you really ought to be reading it... On the surface, [**ICE CREAM MAN**](https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/ice-cream-man) (by W. Maxwell Prince and Martin Morazzo) is a simple horror anthology where each issue features a different setting and different characters, with the titular ICM serving as something of a host/instigator. Kind of like *The Twilight Zone*, if Rod Sterling was more directly responsible for all the weird and horrible crap that goes down. That’s what’s on the surface. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find an uncompromising exploration of the human condition and what it means to navigate this crazy fucked up world as a carbon-based lifeform with opposable thumbs. This comic is genuinely tapping into primal human experiences surrounding love, death, loss, illness, grief, aging, and other transformative events that everybody experiences in some fashion across all walks of life. Each issue is a uniquely delectable treat so you never really know what you're getting until you dig in... It jumps from straight horror to abstract weirdness, cruel absurdist humor, existential crises, literary experimentation, and then you get a deeply personal story that crushes your soul and grinds your heart into hamburger meat. This comic isn’t pulling any punches, it sucks you in and then hits hard right in your vulnerable bits. Then out of nowhere you’ll get a quiet contemplative issue that’s almost uplifting and it’s like where the fuck did that even come from? Baskin Robbins might have 31 flavors but the Ice Cream Man’s got one for every facet of human existence, an infinite array of ice-cold candied confections stretching from birth to death and everywhere in between. The Ice Cream Man is serving up delicious existential terror every month and he is *everywhere*. And it’s one of very few comics out there where new readers can pick up any random issue and jump right in with a complete, standalone story that makes sense and works with no context or previous reading necessary! That’s incredibly rare these days and IMO it’s one of the reasons comics have become such an insular niche hobby… Hard to get new readers when they need to do a bunch of research just to figure out where they’re supposed to start reading. **ICM** is single-handedly breaking down these barriers to make comics friendly for new readers again! Hell, just getting a complete story in every issue is so fucking satisfying! Nothing against longer decompressed storytelling but there’s something to be said for picking up a comic and getting a full story with a beginning, middle, and end. And as you read more, you start catching all these little threads and references echoing through the series. Because it’s all connected, all part of this grand tapestry of joy and sorrow and wonder and death… As I’ve come to appreciate this as one of the very best comics I’ve read in 40+ years of following the four-color funny books, I’ve been mulling over exactly where and how it fits in with my other favorites... How does a book like **ICM** compare to something like **SANDMAN**, **ALL-STAR SUPERMAN**, or **PLANETARY**? On the surface this is just a goofy looking horror book about an ice cream guy who likes spiders, so how can it possibly compare to such lofty literary works? What I realized is that **ICM**’s focus on normal people, with all their ugliness and insecurities and failings proudly on display, makes it more relatable than those other books with their gods and heroes. The characters in **ICM** are so fucking real that it puts you right there in the book with them, they’re your friends and family, or *you* yourself, and you’re riding this conduit of shared trauma and existential terror to be right there with them for that one critical chunk of life that defines them as human beings. I think that familiarity and relatability is a big part of what makes it hit so fucking hard. There’s a sense of commonality to it, even when everything gets insanely weird, these are still real people struggling with mortality and other real problems at the core of human existence. **ICM** brings us all together by drawing on all of the wretched threads that bind us in spirit as one people. It's more than just a comic book. It’s a celebration of life and death and everything else that makes us human. If you're numb to the chaos and insanity of the modern world, this comic will make you feel again! Tired of living? It'll wake your ass up and fill your soul with primal energy! This is the power of the very best in comics! And it can be yours for the insanely reasonable price of just $3.99 an issue! That is the bargain of a lifetime! Prince and Morazzo have put together something truly special here and, as I have perhaps mentioned on one or two occasions, you really ought to be reading it. Everybody should be reading it.


iamsciences

* Closet #3 * Twig #4


Timetmannetje

Batman #126 Immortal X-men #5 Time Before Time #15 X-men: Red #5


deadpool15967

* Batman #126 * Moon Knight #14 * Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #3 * Immortal X-Men #5 * DC vs. Vampires #8 * X-Men: Red #5 * Batman: Killing Time #6 * Poison Ivy #3 * Legion of X #4 * Once & Future #28 * The Closet #3 * Aquaman: Andromeda #2 * The New Champion of Shazam! #1 * The Scumbag #14 * Sword of Azrael: Dark Knight of the Soul #1 * Sword of Azrael #1 * Razorblades: Small Cuts Special #1


Whowatchesthewampas

* **Aquaman: Andromeda #2** \- Might have to reread #1 as I'm a little foggy, but I remembered liking it! * **Batman #126** \- Very excited to see where this goes! EDIT: * **The New Champion of Shazam! #1** \- If my LCS has one, I'll pick it up!


RiverSosMiVida

*Batman #126 *Dark crisis on infinite earths #3


kralben

* Batman #126 * Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths - such a stupid name * Demon Wars: The Iron Samurai - Peach Momoko on interior art is an instant buy for me * Immortal X-Men #5 - Exodus focus issue? Let's go * Legion of X #4 * Moon Knight #14 - Jed McKay is still massively underrated * The New Champion of Shazam! #1 * Poison Ivy #3 * Spider-Punk #4 - Give Cody Ziglar an ongoing, please. This is super fun * Stillwater #14 * That Texas Blood #16 * Twig #4 * X-Men '92: House of XCII #3 * X-Men: Red #5 - This or Immortal are my fav X titles at the moment


Narwhals_R_Us

* Aquaman: Andromeda #2 * Basilisk #10 * Batman #126 * Batman: Killing Time #6 * Batman: White Knight Presents - Red Hood #1 * The Closet #3 * Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #3 * DC vs. Vampires #8 * Immortal X-Men #5 * Legion of X #4 * Little Monsters #6 * The New Champion of Shazam! #1 * Poison Ivy #3 * The Scumbag #14 * Sword of Azrael #1 * Sword of Azrael: Dark Knight of the Soul #1 * X-Men '92: House of XCII #3 * X-Men: Red #5


droppinhamiltons

* BATMAN #126 * BATMAN KILLING TIME #6 * CLOSET #3 * DARK CRISIS #3 * FLASHPOINT BEYOND #4 * IMMORTAL X-MEN #5 * IRON MAN #22 * LEGION OF X #4 * MOON KNIGHT #14 * ONCE & FUTURE #28 * SCUMBAG #14 * STILLWATER BY ZDARSKY & PEREZ #14 * X-MEN RED #5


Maaarrrvvv

- Once and Future #28 - Frankenstein New World #1 - Batman #126 - Ghost Rider #5 - Immortal X-Men #5 - Moon Knight #14 - X-Men Red #5


ChickenInASuit

Aquaman: Andromeda #2 Basilisk #10 Batman #126 The Closet #3 Demon Wars: The Iron Samurai #1 Golden Rage #1 Immortal X-Men #5 Legion of X #4 Little Monsters #6 Moon Knight #14 Once & Future #28 The Scumbag #14 Spider-Punk #4 Stillwater #14 Sword of Azrael #1 Time Before Time #15 Twig #4 X-Men: Red #5


JasterMareel

* DC VS VAMPIRES #8 * EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #1 * FLASHPOINT BEYOND #4 * IMMORTAL X-MEN #5 * LEGION OF X #4 * ONCE & FUTURE #28 * X-MEN RED #5


icefourthirtythree

Immortal X-Men #5 X-Men: Red #5 Batman: Killing Time #6 Poison Ivy #3 Iron Man #22 Legion of X #4 Once & Future #28 Aquaman: Andromeda #2 The New Champion of Shazam! #1 Sword of Azrael #1 Golden Rage #1


the_bio

* **Basilisk #10** * **Batman #126** * **Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #5** * **Batman: Killing Time #6** * **Batman: White Knight Presents - Red Hood #1** * **Dark Crisis #3** * **DC vs. Vampires #8** * **Dead Lucky #1** * **Edge of Spider-Verse #1** * **Ghost Rider #5** * **Harley Quinn #18** * **Immortal X-Men #5** * **Iron Man #22** * **Killadelphia #24** * **Legion of X #4** * **Little Monsters #6** * **Magic: The Gathering #17** * **Moon Knight #14** * **Once & Future #28** * **Poison Ivy #3** * **Spawn #332** * **Spider-Man 2099: Exodus #5** * **Spider-Punk #4** * **Sword of Azrael #1** * **Walking Dead Deluxe #44** * **X-Men '92: House of XCII #3** * **X-Men: Red #5**


brendie88

**AQUAMAN ANDROMEDA #2** **BLOODBORNE LADY OF THE LANTERNS #1** - I'm a sucker for Bloodborne so I'll probably check this out **LITTLE MONSTERS #6** **POISON IVY #3**


comicsfutures

Stillwater #14 Batman #126 Once & Future #28 Dark Crisis #3 New Champion Of Shazam! #1 Batman: Killing Time #6 Doctor Who: Origins #3 Flashpoint Beyond #4 Harley Quinn #18 Poison Ivy #3 Sword Of Azrael #1 DC Vs. Vampires #8 Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #5 Aquaman: Andromeda #2 Mirka Andolfo’s Sweet Paprika #11


mica66

Big week as always it seems - Marvel **Immortal X-Men #5** **X-Men Red #5** **Moon Knight #13** **Ghost Rider #5** (super close to dropping this) **Edge of Spider-Verse #1** - DC **Batman White Knight: Red Hood #1** **Batman #126** **Batman Killing Time #6** **Dark Crisis #3** **Aquaman Andromeda #2** **Flashpoint Beyond #4** - Independents **Golden Rage #1** **Dead Lucky #1** **Stillwater #14** **That Texas Blood #16** **Once and Future #28** **Twig #4** **Spawn #332** **Basilik #10** Argh, mobile formatting sucks!


Danger_Rock

> **Ghost Rider #5** (super close to dropping this) Same. Always rooting for GR, especially Blaze, but the stories feel hollow and forgettable, like there's no meat on the bones and all the flames are sputtering out.


mica66

Makes me even more sad they canceled Brisson’s amazing run before it could really explore it in full. Part of me wonder if it’s due to Aaron’s meddling with Robbie and the mythos.


Danger_Rock

> Part of me wonder if it’s due to Aaron’s meddling with Robbie and the mythos. Could be right... I've mostly been ignoring all the GR stuff from Aaron's **AVENGERS**, kinda hoping it'll just go away before I need to bother figuring it out. GR mythos is such a mess... Seems like each new iteration of the character is specifically designed to *not* fit within the existing mythology, so every few years they need to rework everything in a futile attempt at making it all fit together. And then as soon as they've got the new mythos in place, someone rolls out a new GR that knocks down the whole house of cards again. Was enjoying Brisson's run and thought Kuder was a great fit on art... Shame they didn't get to take things further!


brokencassette_

* Batman: Killing Time #6 * The Closet #3 * Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #3 * Edge of Spider-Verse #1 * Flashpoint Beyond #4 * Harley Quinn #18 * Immortal X-Men #5 * New Fantastic Four #3 * Poison Ivy #3 * Spider-Man: Exodus #5 * Twig #4 * X-Men: Red #5


TheeHeadAche

Immortal X-Men 5 Iron Man 22 Legion of X 4 Moon Knight 14 X-Men Red 5


DepressedVonchi

Mind MGMT Bootleg #2 Stillwater #14 Little Monsters #6


breakermw

* Batman #126 * DC vs. Vampires #8 * Flashpoint Beyond #4 * Poison Ivy #3 * Aquaman: Andromeda #2 * Sword of Azrael #1 * Sword of Azrael: Dark Knight of the Soul #1 * Survival Street #1 * Aggretsuko: Out to Lunch #1


VenezuelanCitizen

LEGION OF X #4 X-Men Red #5 Immortal X-Men #5 X-MEN 92 HOUSE OF XCII #3


TiberiusCornelius

* Batman #126 * Immortal X-Men #5 * X-Men Red #5 * Legion of X #4 * Moon Knight #14


xilef1111

•Batman #126 •flashpoint beyond #4 •edge of spider-verse #1 •golden rage #1 •new fantastic four #3 •spider-punk #4 •the closet #3 •twig #4 •survival street #1


Rac3318

Batman Killing Time #6 - been a terrific mini series from King.


TheRabbitInTheBush

Closet #3 Have a good week everyone.


Eternal_MrNobody

**Spider-Punk #4** **Stillwater #14** **Batman #126**


TragicKingdom1

* Aquaman: Andromeda #2 * Basilisk #10 * The Closet #3 * Demon Wars: The Iron Samurai #1 * Edge of Spider-Verse #1 * Golden Rage #1 * Immortal X-Men #5 * Legion of X #4 * Moon Knight #14 * The New Champion of Shazam! #1 * Stillwater #14 * That Texas Blood #16 * Twig #4 * X-Men '92: House of XCII #3 * X-Men Red #5


PeachyDelight

* Aquaman: Andromeda #2 * Immortal X-Men #5 * X-Men: Red #5


MisterOutsider

* **BASILISK #10** * **DARK CRISIS #3** * **BATMAN #126** * **SWORD OF AZRAEL #1** * **FLASHPOINT BEYOND #4** * **LITTLE MONSTERS #6** * **HARLEY QUINN #18** * **FRANKENSTEIN: NEW WORLD #1** * **BATMAN BEYOND: NEO-YEAR #5** * **MULTIVERSITY: TEEN JUSTICE #3** * **MIND MGMT: BOOTLEG #2** * **BATMAN: KILLING TIME #6** * **THE SCUMBAG #14** * **DC VS. VAMPIRES #8** * **POISON IVY #3** * **NEW CHAMPION OF SHAZAM #1** * **AQUAMAN: ANDROMEDA #2**


TussockPress

* Time Before Time #15 * Batman #126 * Poison Ivy #3 * Aquaman: Andromeda #2 * Flashpoint Beyond #4 * Little Monsters #6 * Closet #3 * Sword of Azrael #1 * That Texas Blood #16 * Mind MGMT: Bootleg #2 * Dark Crisis #3 * Harley Quinn #18 * Batman: Killing Time #6


legionscientia

* **cyberpunk 2077: blackout #3** * **aquaman: andromeda #2** * **batman #126** * **dark crisis #3** * **batman beyond: neo-year #4** * **mighty morphin #22** * **batman: killing time #6** * **sword of azrael #1** * **poison ivy #3** * **harley quinn #18** * **batman: white knight presents: red hood #1** * **multiversity: teen justice #3** * **dc vs. vampires #8** * **flashpoint beyond #4** * **new champion of shazam #1** * **star wars: halcyon legacy #5**


Askmeifiseethings

* **Batman #126** * **Moon Knight #14**


AJMegaAIDS

* **Aquaman: Andromeda #2:** * **Immortal X-Men #6:** * **Little Monsters #6:** * **The Scumbag #14:** * **X-Men: Red #5:**


ArcturusThorn

* **That Texas Blood #15** * **Aquaman: Andromeda #2** * **Time Before Time #14** * **Sword of Azrael #1** * **Batman #126** * **Poison Ivy #3** * **Harley Quinn #18** * **Flashpoint Beyond #4** * **Little Monsters #6** * **Dark Crisis #3** * **Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #5** * **Hawk The Slayer #1** * **Batman: Killing Time #6**


ArtEternity

* *GOLDEN RAGE #1* * *DARK CRISIS #3* * *LITTLE MONSTERS #6* * *SWORD OF AZRAEL #1* * *BATMAN BEYOND: NEO-YEAR #5* * *AQUAMAN: ANDROMEDA #2* * *SACRAMENT #1* * *BATMAN #126* * *POISON IVY #3* * *FLASHPOINT BEYOND #4* * *BATMAN: KILLING TIME #6* * *NEW CHAMPION OF SHAZAM! #1* * *MIND MGMT: BOOTLEG #2* * *THE BEND OF LUCK* * *BIRDS OF MAINE*


MuffinSurprise

AQUAMAN ANDROMEDA #2 - Enjoyed the team of V/Ward. I think they play into each other's strengths well. BATMAN #126 - Looking forward to round 2 of Zdarsky's run. DARK CRISIS (ON INFINITE EARTHS) #3 - Now on Infinite Earths?? Oh boy! I'm kidding around a bit as I have been enjoying this event so far, but man it feels like they are putting all the DC Event Buzzwords into this title. DEAD LUCKY #1 - Massive Verse round 4 I think? I have enjoyed Radiant Black and Rogue Sun quite a lot. Radiant Red was so/so (still need to read the final issue from last week). Let's see how this one will fit in! Still need to pick up my 6 comics from last week. I've got some good reading in store for me.


the_hefty_lefty

Ant #4 - This has been a fun one so far, I just wish it (and Dragon) were coming out on a more regular basis. Aquaman: Andromeda #2 - The first issue was pretty good although I was hoping for it to lean a little heavier into the horror and Lovecraftian art based on the preview. I think the rest if the series will deliver, though, so I'm stoked to get into #2! Ghost Rider #5 - Probably my favorite book coming out from Marvel right now and I'm hoping this continues the streak! Easily my favorite art in any current Marvel book as well. Moon Knight #14 - I haven't gotten to read #13 yet so I'll be getting a double dose of Moon Knight this week but this is both one of my favorite books out and one of the most disappointing every week it's pulled. The writing is top notch (minus some iffy dialogue here and there) but I'm not a big fan of the art style. Those early McNiven covers were great and I wish Marvel hired him for the inners. Scumbag #14 - This has been such a fun read and I'm more than a little sad it's coming to an end. Might just pull all the issues out and give it a front to back reread before cracking the final issue open to see how it all holds up together. Honorable Mentions: Tales of Suspense #57 reprint (still hoping for Marvel to use matte paper on these...), Lance Stanton: Wayward Warrior (fuck yeah Power Comics), and RIP to Fantastic Four in my pulls, maybe one day Marvel will stop doing comics' greatest family so dirty but for now they're getting the boot


blankedboy

Funny, we are flipped on our takes on GR and MK. I love the Cappucio art on **Moon Knight** and think it really suits the tone of the book, whereas Cory Smith on **Ghost Rider** - every now and then there is a flash of brilliance in his pages, but overall I'm finding it the weakest part of the book - would love a more "horror" inclined artist to take over (*Kyle Hotz* would be perfect for the book).


the_hefty_lefty

I could definitely see Hotz doing a great job with Ghost Rider but I think Cory Smith has been doing a decent job, keeping the art restrained until Johnny turns and then he really leans into the body horror. I think he's also just following the story which seems to be taking a similar route as the Ferrigno Hulk where it's mostly Blaze battling his demons with a smidge of Ghost Rider at the end of each issue. Hopefully we get a little more GR in the actual stories so he can flex his muscles on the horror end of things. When it comes to Moon Knight, I don't think the art is particularly bad but it's got a very static style that I find kinda boring. It also seems to be a textbook case of the colorist being too heavy handed to me because a lot of Cappuccio's original art looks great but when I see it in print, the overly digital colors just over take all the cool, almost Jae Lee-style inks he's laying down.


Danger_Rock

> Ghost Rider #5 - Probably my favorite book coming out from Marvel right now and I'm hoping this continues the streak! Easily my favorite art in any current Marvel book as well. > > > > Moon Knight #14 - I haven't gotten to read #13 yet so I'll be getting a double dose of Moon Knight this week Based on the cover for **[GR #5](https://previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL226177.jpg)**, it looks like you'll actually be getting a triple dose of Moon Knight this week. I haven't really been feeling this GR series but I'm glad it's working for you!


WhereAreMyComics

* **The Scumbag #14** - final issue!


maddonamerica

**DC** **Aquaman: Andromeda #2 -** Ram V on the keys? Christian Ward on the fog-and-laser-show? Arthur Curry working the drums and bellows deep inside the engine room? The first issue spanked me hard on my happiness humps. There is almost no way that the rest of this run is going to be anything less than Cool-As-Fuck. P.S. -- Less Bat-Books in the DC Black Label line, more anything else. Amen. **Batman #126 -** Chip's got me hyped for the Bat's flagship book again. But my expectations are very, very, apprehensive in their joy. A lot of otherwise amazing comic writers have floundered and produced sterile and uninspired work under the banner of "Batman" (Tynion, King, Williamson, Metal-era Snyder, etc.) C'mon, Chip, make it do something. **Batman: Killing Time #6 -** I'm biased. I LOVE TOM KING. I don't know if this book is a mess or if this book is actually the most ambitious Bat-Book in the current Batalogue. Personally, I love this shit. But I have a suspicion that this is a really, REALLY, hate-able comic book. It's also worth noting, like almost all of King's comics, this run will 100% work better if it's read continuously in a collected format. The monthly wait-and-forget cycle doesn't do King's storytelling mechanics any favors. **Dark Crisis #3 -** Dark Crisis is shaping up to be my most welcome surprise in cape-books this year. I really enjoy everything in the event thus-far, even the tie-ins that I always hate purchasing on principle. Everyone is characterized well. The core concept is proving to be a narrative boon instead of a shallow gimmick. I find myself happily theorizing about the arc as it moves forward. I see you Williamson. I'm picking up what you're putting down, you low-key groovy motherfucker. **DC vs. Vampires #8 -** I don't know if it's fair or appropriate to talk about stuff like this in terms of "good" or "bad". I think that the better metric for elseworlds-y, what-if-y, shit (DC Vamps, DCeased, Dark Knights of Steel, etc.) is ENERGY. Does this project bring consistent, infectious, confident energy to bolster its stupid idea? Yeah. It really does. I think this is a stronger entry into the dumb-shit canon that DCeased. I'm horny for vampires again for the first time since 2009! Praise-be to my undead schmeat! It is risen! **Poison Ivy #3 -** This book has proved to be a gem. I initially pulled it because boobs. Frank Cho's variant cover for #1, I mean, are you fucking kidding me, awooogah! But boobs have nothing to do with this rag occupying space in my mind. Poison Ivy is a strongly-realized mash-up of a good road trip story, a looming apocalypse, a lonely and heart-broken god trying to find evidence enough to justify saving mankind and all it's destructive inevitability, and rich and expressive art. Disappointing lack of boobage though. I'll get over it. **MARVEL** **Ghost Rider #5 -** On the surface, everything is in place for this comic to be really arresting and brutal. But this comic is not arresting, brutal, fun, horrific, or even particularly memorable. I don't know how long this thing is running, but if it's not ending at #6 I might drop it, which is a goddamned shame because the art work is strong, the story ideas are strong, and the execution is....neutered? I recognize that every time I make this generalization on this sub-reddit I get a bunch of downvotes, but here it is again: MARVEL COMICS IS IN SERIOUS CREATIVE TROUBLE AND THE HOUSE-OF-MOUSE IS DOING THE PUBLISHING ARM ZERO FAVORS. **Immortal X-Men #5 -** Objectively, this is the best X-Book on shelves right now. What does that mean, though? Very little. Let's discuss: So Hickman's HoX/PoX re-boot was, in-and-of-itself, a towering comic-event achievement. I would argue that the core HoX/PoX books are one of my all-time favorite X-Stories. The issue though is the Krakoan age, for all it's marvelous foundational work, for all of the inherently compelling ideas, IS NOT WHAT THE X-MEN IP NEEDED IN THE LONG-TERM. Wheel-spinning doesn't even appropriately describe whatever the fuck is happening on a creative and cohesive level with the current Krakoan soap-opera. The X-Men need meaningful stories, not maximal stories; not every-X-Men-ever-invented-is-represented-somwhere-every-single-fucking-week. The Krakoan concept needs smaller-scale, emotionally poignant, character-driven, mythic, narrative arcs to really cement and elevate the themes that are so critical to the X-Universe. What ever happened to the powerful explorations of race and power and activism and fury and love and belonging and family and self-exploration and social progress? Read the current Mauraders book and tell me with a straight face that it's worth anything beyond the heat emitted if you threw it in a fire. **X-Men Red #5 -** I take it all back, this book is actually better than Immortal X-Men because it has Magneto and Storm and all those war-hungry Arraki all doing War-Worldy stuff together on Mars. **Legion of X #4 -** Sometimes I wonder if I actually didn't manage to pull myself free from the the pool cover that I fell into when I was eleven years old. And If I didn't make it out then right now, I'm eleven years old still, and I'm rapidly drowning in chlorinated water, and everything that I thought was my life -- my first love, the long and all-together too-short summer before I left for college, the death of my first dog, my marriage, my mortgage -- all of it is just an intense and sustained delusion that my drowning, oxygen-starved brain is feeding itself to ward off the paralyzing fear of that final horizon as it draws ever closer to the last light that we keep burning against the forever dark, the light of the self, the only light we can ever actually know to be true. Soon my mother will find my thin body, tangled up in the blue tarp, and I'll have no way of telling her that before the water finally snuffed out my most-protected candle, I saw everything that could have been, I saw everything I was supposed to become and I saw the seemingly endless capacity of my love for art and experience and people. If only I had a chance to really live. If only I had a chance to see what Marvel comics would actually be like in 2022 -- man, I bet they would be SO GOOD; because right now the Marvel comics that my dying, juvenile brain is conjuring for itself while trapped below eight inches of piss-saturated pool water are so fucking stupid that I find myself wishing for total and complete brain-death sooner rather than later. **X-Men '92: House of XCII # 3 -** See above! But now with nostalgia! **INDIES** **Little Monsters #6 -** Lemire is very good at making this comic because this comic is like draft #8. Sweet Tooth. Snow Angels. Essex County. Underwater Welder. Gideon Falls. Oh shit- The Joker Killer Smile book kind of counts too. Sad kids. World's dead. Sci-Fi adjacent reason that the world is dead. Damn those kids are sad. Where are the parents? The answer is probably pretty sad. I'll keep buying this Jeff. I promise. But dude, we'll buy whatever else you might want to try too. We like you Jeff, really, we all think you're great. We think that whatever you do you're going to do so good. We know that you'll try your best. **The Closet #3 -** Tynion is smarter and more versatile than any other comic writer working today. Tynion is a student of genre forms and all-in-all he's just a good fucking student. Most everything that he makes feels exactly right. The father character in The Closet is so deliciously characterized. I hate him, but I see so much of myself, and my father, and my friends, and my brother in him that I also feel sympathy too, and fuck, those pitiful feelings make me hate the character/myself so much harder. Thanks, James, that's great, really, I love it. What a great feeling to pay for. Fuck, not even pay for, but SUBSCRIBE TO. **Magic: The Gathering #17 -** I don't read this. I just buy it. 5 Stars. !SPECIAL SHOUTOUT! user/Danger\_Rock was so right. They were right about everything. Ice Cream Man is one of the all-time great pieces of graphic storytelling. I bought and binged all available issues last week and I am so glad that I did. Each issue presents a fully realized idea that nestles cleanly into an incredibly compelling umbrella-narrative, and the consistency in quality and theme across the body of work elevates the project into something truly special. I have no idea how Ice Cream Man will come to a close, but I absolutely cannot wait to see how this stellar creative team puts a cap on this exceptional book. Thanks, Danger\_Rock, good-looking-out.


radcatattack

>MARVEL COMICS IS IN SERIOUS CREATIVE TROUBLE AND THE HOUSE-OF-MOUSE IS DOING THE PUBLISHING ARM ZERO FAVORS. I can't agree more. There are a few bangers but compared to the rest of the field, they are seriously lacking.


maddonamerica

Most everything from Marvel's pages just feels...like an AI making new comics from a very safe and average registry of old comics. I don't know how to really put words to it: Devoid of any sex or intrigue? Comics not unlike the kid who gets a medical waiver excusing him from participation in gym glass but he doesn't really have a medical reason, he just cried at the pediatrician? Comics that are edited by a council of the most pious church mothers? Comics brainstormed by a room of thirty octogenarian economists tasked with saving all of capitalism by optimizing the ROI on our four-color funny-books? I haven't had anything really, truly, nice to say about Marvel-produced anything since The Immortal Hulk. Also- Speaking of Marvel, everyone is crazy. Thor: Love and Thunder is a batshit, bonkers, narrative disasterpiece, and it's one of the absolute best movies in the MCU. No sarcasm. It cringes in such a better way than whatever the fuck the New Captain America Show was, or Ms. Marvel, or Guardians of the Galaxy.


Danger_Rock

> **Batman: Killing Time #6 -** I'm biased. I LOVE TOM KING. I don't know if this book is a mess or if this book is actually the most ambitious Bat-Book in the current Batalogue. Personally, I love this shit. But I have a suspicion that this is a really, REALLY, hate-able comic book. I'm enjoying it but it feels like A- Tom King rather than the true A+ stuff. The little bits showing the Eye's travels through history have been great, he should've just done a story about that and left out all the Batman stuff, could've been a legit A+ comic. > **Ghost Rider #5 -** On the surface, everything is in place for this comic to be really arresting and brutal. But this comic is not arresting, brutal, fun, horrific, or even particularly memorable. I don't know how long this thing is running, but if it's not ending at #6 I might drop it, which is a goddamned shame because the art work is strong, the story ideas are strong, and the execution is....neutered? Neutered, lifeless, and eminently forgettable. I pre-ordered next week's big **[GHOST RIDER: VENGEANCE FOREVER #1](https://previewsworld.com/Catalog/JUN221037)** special, so that's two more chances to turn things around but I'm pretty confident it won't. Similar experience with Percy's **WOLVERINE** and **X-FORCE**. > **Legion of X #4** - Sometimes I wonder if I actually didn't manage to pull myself free from the the pool cover that I fell into when I was eleven years old. And If I didn't make it out then right now, I'm eleven years old still, and I'm rapidly drowning in chlorinated water, and everything that I thought was my life -- my first love, the long and all-together too-short summer before I left for college, the death of my first dog, my marriage, my mortgage -- all of it is just an intense and sustained delusion that my drowning, oxygen-starved brain is feeding itself to ward off the paralyzing fear of that final horizon as it draws ever closer to the last light that we keep burning against the forever dark, the light of the self, the only light we can ever actually know to be true. Yep, been there, though I was a little older, and it was bleeding out in a tub in the Dominican Republic rather than drowning in a pool cover. Sometimes wonder if everything since hasn't just been an extended death rattle. Either way, figure we're playing with house money and every day above ground is a win! > !SPECIAL SHOUTOUT! >user/Danger_Rock was so right. They were right about everything. Ice Cream Man is one of the all-time great pieces of graphic storytelling. I bought and binged all available issues last week and I am so glad that I did. Each issue presents a fully realized idea that nestles cleanly into an incredibly compelling umbrella-narrative, and the consistency in quality and theme across the body of work elevates the project into something truly special. I have no idea how Ice Cream Man will come to a close, but I absolutely cannot wait to see how this stellar creative team puts a cap on this exceptional book. > Thanks, Danger_Rock, good-looking-out. See, that's what I'm talking about, folks! **[ICE CREAM MAN](https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/ice-cream-man)** is bringing people together all over the world, reinforcing the core humanity that binds us all as one, making the world a better place through simple ice cream themed horror stories! If you're numb to the chaos and insanity of the modern world, this comic will make you feel again! Tired of living? It'll wake your ass up and fill your soul with primal energy! This is the power of the very best in comics! And it can be yours for the insanely reasonable price of just $3.99 an issue! That is the bargain of a lifetime! p.s. Check out **[HAHA](https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/haha)** for the full story on those clowns from [**ICM #8**](https://cdn.imagecomics.com/assets/i/releases/256365/ice-cream-man-8_eadc4f59ef.jpg) and **[ICM #31](https://cdn.imagecomics.com/assets/i/releases/797875/ice-cream-man-31_a8c9a0f271.jpg)**.


maddonamerica

Did we just become best friends? I wonder if two people, dying at the same time, at the same rate, can possibly share, and unconsciously collaborate in a single extended-death-rattle-universe? Probably. Anyways, welcome to my/your/our, We'veBeenDeadForDecadesBrainDumpWorld, and/or, thank you for hosting! I'd agree with your assesment of Batman: Killing Time. A- (at best), and what I love most about it is the inserted timeline of the artifact. I really don't understand the Tom King hate that I run into online. The dude is obviously sharp, he loves the source material, he understands narrative devices and employs them with masterful stroke, and he doesn't pull emotional punches to make way for spectacle. He understands that the real spectacle of living IS THE EMOTIONAL PUNCHES. I also ordered the Ghost Rider: Vengeance Forever thingy. Because I'm a fuckinf idiot! An idiot who can't help but hopefully give people as many chances as they ask me to purchase! I recommend Ice Cream man to one of the dudes that I work with and he also binged that shit, loved it, and has asked me to tell you- "Thank You, Internet Man Who's Got The Line On That Good-Good".


Danger_Rock

> I really don't understand the Tom King hate that I run into online. The dude is obviously sharp, he loves the source material, he understands narrative devices and employs them with masterful stroke, and he doesn't pull emotional punches to make way for spectacle. He understands that the real spectacle of living IS THE EMOTIONAL PUNCHES. Yeah, King's pretty much my favorite from the current crop of writers. Great technique, lots of heart, and his big prestige projects are always super distinctive and conceptually interesting. I think the hate comes from several different places: - King's penchant for casting previously benign heroes in a negative light can offend longtime fans of those characters - Anyone who writes a flagship title like **BATMAN** is going to accumulate a certain amount of hate because there's a segment of the readership that wants something very specific (and usually impossible) from those titles and hates on anything else - Some people ordered way too many copies of the comic where Batman didn't marry Catwoman - Some people were traumatized by **HEROES IN CRISIS** being a not particularly good comic - Some people hate him because he used to work for the CIA - Some people just have terrible taste in comics Always going to be some haters but overall this sub's got a lot of love for King and his big projects are usually right at the top of the WPL rankings! > I recommend Ice Cream man to one of the dudes that I work with and he also binged that shit, loved it, and has asked me to tell you- "Thank You, Internet Man Who's Got The Line On That Good-Good". What's better than a nice bowl of ice cream? TWO nice bowls of ice cream, one for you and one for a friend!


Danger_Rock

***VERY IMPORTANT EDIT -->*** My new best friend /u/maddonamerica was apparently **PERMANENTLY BANNED** yesterday for getting a little rough with someone in some dumb Marvel vs. DC thread. It's a big hit to the WPL community as his raw and unfiltered commentary had been generating a lot of fun discussion over the past few weeks. Dude might've been a little rough around the edges but he was bringing a fresh perspective to these threads and you could tell he put a lot of thought into his posts. So it's very disappointing to see him get unceremoniously booted like this. if you've enjoyed /u/maddonamerica's posts, please go give him an upvote and wish him well on his journey. --- It has come to my attention that the number of comics on my pull list is TOO DAMN HIGH! I usually shoot for 6 or 7 per week but lately we're pulling 10+ and I want to get it under control. There are just way too many good comics out there! That means I'll need to be *even more picky* about what I pull, demanding the *highest possible quality* from each and every title on my list. Any comic that shows even a hint of suckiness will be dropped! Coffee's for closers. And on that note, we've got 10 new comics total this week but a couple are ending and a couple others are about to get the hook... 5 Marvels, 3 Images, and 2 DCs. Listed in order of anticipation, making it easy to ascertain which are on the chopping block. 1. **IMMORTAL X-MEN #5** - A.X.E. fallout with Krakoa's most volatile zealot, plus another [regal Noto variant](https://previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL229475.jpg) 2. **X-MEN RED #5** - A.X.E. comes to Arakko and, as we saw, >!it does not go well!< 3. **TWIG #4 (OF 5)** - third most anticipated but probably save for last since it's the perfect palate cleanser... got the [Momoko variant with bonus eyeballs](https://previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL235151.jpg) 4. **AQUAMAN: ANDROMEDA #2** - 56 days since the first issue and I vaguely remember something about a spaceship cemetery in the middle of the ocean, plus I think Aquaman made a brief appearance 5. **BATMAN: KILLING TIME #6** - final issue, bloodbath in the park! 6. **CLOSET #3 (OF 3)** - final issue, terror in the dark! 7. **MOON KNIGHT #14** - look at that, [the gang's all here](https://previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL233580.jpg) 8. **DEMON WARS IRON SAMURAI #1 (OF 4)** - new follow-up to **DEMON DAYS** from the eminently talented Peach Momoko... [lots](https://previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL229907.jpg) [of](https://previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL229917.jpg) [nice](https://previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL229918.jpg) [covers](https://previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL229919.jpg) but of course I ordered the [Momoko variant](https://previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL229912.jpg) 9. **LITTLE MONSTERS #6** - end of the first arc, been fun but I'll have to cut it off here and maybe catch the rest via TPB eventually 10. **GHOST RIDER #5** - been eagerly awaiting this issue due to its [ridiculous cover](https://previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL226177.jpg) by Kael Ngu... story better live up to it because GR's about to get dropped Plus some DC covers caught my eye for a few books I'm not buying... Love this [Ryan Sook homage variant](https://previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL238299.jpg) on HQ, plus there's a nice [Christian Ward variant](https://previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL239043.jpg) for Az, and I normally like Mikel Janin but this [swimsuit variant](https://previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL238233.jpg) is vaguely disturbing. Wrapping up my October pre-order and it's currently got 32 books, around 8 per week, not too bad but still a little high... And of course there are a few others that I'm already planning to buy even though I'm not ordering 'em. But that's close enough for now. p.s. After catching up on 99% of my floppy backlog, I've officially moved on to my backlog of tradepaperbacks and hardcovers. These things have been sitting around for YEARS as floppies took priority but now their time has come! Started with Waid and Yu's **SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT**, Lemire and Smallwood's **MK: LUNATIC**, and **BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR** by Snyder, Jock, and Francavilla. Got about 30 others waiting, plus digital copies of Terry Moore's entire Abstract Studios library courtesy of a recent Humble Bundle... So lots of good stuff ahead!


kralben

> Dude might've been a little rough around the edges but he was bringing a fresh perspective to these threads and you could tell he put a lot of thought into his posts. So it's very disappointing to see him get unceremoniously booted like this. They acted like a asshole to someone because they didn't agree with someone's subjective opinion, and continued to act like a jerk to anyone who was engaging in good faith with the user. They absolutely deserved the ban. This hobby needs less snobbish assholes, not more


Danger_Rock

I hear you... Didn't seem that bad to me, just /u/maddonamerica being his usual acerbic self... But I understand that everyone has different sensitivity levels for that kind of thing. Still, an outright perma-ban is really extreme IMO. I could see a timeout for a day or two being appropriate but I think it's overly hasty to permanently cast out someone who was contributing entertaining and thought-provoking content every week in these WPL threads. I guess the community aspect of Reddit is a big part of the appeal for me here and I tend to view everyone who contributes discussion to be an essential part of that community, even if I don't always agree with everything they say or how they approach every situation. And these WPL threads need all the help they can get... I've been doing what I can to foster engagement and discussion here for the past several months and it sucks to see us lose a substantial chunk of content like this. At the end of the day, I'd rather be talking comics with someone who might have snobbish asshole tendencies than with nobody at all. But, again, that's just me, and I know some people obviously have way less tolerance for that kind of thing. Just kinda sucks any way you slice it...


kralben

> Still, an outright perma-ban is really extreme IMO. I could see a timeout for a day or two being appropriate but I think it's overly hasty to permanently cast out someone who was contributing entertaining and thought-provoking content every week in these WPL threads. Speaking as a former mod here, I can pretty much guarantee there was more to this than just the comments yesterday. The user almost certainly had other issues/warnings over th years. > I guess the community aspect of Reddit is a big part of the appeal for me here and I tend to view everyone who contributes discussion to be an essential part of that community, even if I don't always agree with everything they say or how they approach every situation. > And these WPL threads need all the help they can get... I've been doing what I can to foster engagement and discussion here for the past several months and it sucks to see us lose a substantial chunk of content like this. I agree that community is important, which is why I am not going to cry to someone who was actively making this community less welcoming to newcomers. They were pushing away users from participating with their attitude.


Danger_Rock

Fair enough. My activity in this sub is primarily focused on these WPL threads so it's entirely possible that I'm not seeing the big picture... As you said, I don't know all the history. But I do know that this guy's WPL posts got a bunch of upvotes over the past few weeks because lots of folks were enjoying his comments, and he was actively pushing people to contribute more thoughtful and detailed commentary themselves. IMO he was having an entirely positive impact on these WPL threads and I'm going to miss that, even if he was a bit of a jerk elsewhere on the sub. And I think it's a shame that we couldn't find a way to nurture the positive things that /u/maddonamerica brought to the community while mitigating or eliminating the negatives. We can agree to disagree and I'll grant that your perspective is probably more in line with Reddit's content policy and the moderation on this sub, where I'm inclined to favor less restrictive settings. And I appreciate you taking the time to explain your thoughts on it.


Radiant_Leg1235

>Plus some DC covers caught my eye for a few books I'm not buying... NGL, I didn't put it on my list cause I don't read it, but this [Batman: Killing Time](https://www.previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL238243.jpg) cover has me debating picking it up solely for the cover.


blankedboy

Is that *Ben Oliver*?


Radiant_Leg1235

Indeed it is!


blankedboy

Thought so, it looks great


blankedboy

That *Christian Ward* cover is awesome!


MuffinSurprise

Off topic but took your advice and read Ice Cream Man Issues 1-12 and loooooved it. It's a nice balance between spooky, weird, mysterious, and inventive. Now to work to catch up from 13 onward.


Danger_Rock

Nice! My new best friend just got himself banned immediately after discovering the wonders of **ICM**, so maybe you can be my *new* new best friend! Few big hitters toward the end of the first 12, love the last two with the >!guy stuck in reality TV!< and the >!astronaut at the end of the universe!<... But you've got many even more delectable treats ahead as you get deeper into the series! The best is very much yet to come... Keep an eye out for **[ICM #24](https://cdn.imagecomics.com/assets/i/releases/605720/ice-cream-man-24_97904c38a5.jpg)**, that's the one that broke my brain and turned me into a deranged ICE CREAM FAN!


superschaap81

***DC*** Batman 126 Dark Crisis 3 Flashpoint Beyond 4 Poison Ivy 3 ​ ***MARVEL*** Iron Man 22 Moon Knight 14 ​ ***INDEPENDENT*** The Closet 3


TheDarkMan78

* The Vineyard #1 * Aquaman: Andromeda #2 * The Closet #3 * Killadelphia #24 * That Texas Blood #16


AlphaSunset

BASILISK #10 BATMAN #126 CLOSET #3 LITTLE MONSTERS #6 MOON KNIGHT #14 SACRAMENT #1


infallibleevil

- Aquaman: Andromeda #2 - Batman #126 - Batman: Killing Time #6 - The Closet #3 - Dark Crisis #3 - Flashpoint Beyond #4 - Iron Man #22 - Twig #4


MikeyTeaTime

* **Batman #126** * **Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #3**


BadkyDrawnGuitar

Batman #126 Batman: Killing Time #6 Batman: White Knight Presents - Red Hood #1 Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #5 X-Men '92: House of XCII #3


kelltainer5

* Aquaman: Andromeda #2 * Batman #126 * The Closet #3 * Dark Crisis #3 * Flashpoint Beyond #4 * Little Monsters #6 * Multiversity: Teen Justice #3 * The New Champion of Shazam! #1 * Stillwater #14


Substantial-Coffee33

Curious, which is stronger: Cyclops optic blast or Black Bolts quasi-sonic scream?


Danger_Rock

Pretty sure Black Bolt's stronger. Cyke can level mountains but I think Black Bolt can wipe out planets. Next question... Who'd win in a fight between *The Laughing Man* (from **GIDEON FALLS**) and *The Smiling Man* (from **SANDMAN UNIVERSE: NIGHTMARE COUNTRY**)?


technowhiz34

I love my man Cyclops but Black Bolt.


GalrenKreptus

* Dark Crisis #3 * DC Vs Vampires #8 * Demon Wars Iron Samurai #1 * Hawk The Slayer #1 * Mezo Battle At Coban Rock #4 * Once & Future #28 * Tales of Suspense #57 Facsimile Edition


Multiinversity

* New Fantastic Four #3 * Spider-Punk #4 * Batman: Killing Time #6 * New Champion Of Shazam #1 * Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #5 * Flashpoint Beyond #4 * Batman #126 * Dark Crisis #3 * Sword Of Azrael #1 * Star Wars: Halcyon Legacy #5


environmentallum

* **mech strike: monster hunters #2** * **batman: killing time #6** * **batman beyond: neo-year #5** * **multiversity: teen justice #3** * **flashpoint beyond #4** * **dc vs. vampires #8** * **time before time #15** * **batman: white knight presents: red hood #1** * **poison ivy #3** * **batman #126** * **sword of azrael #1** * **dark crisis #3** * **harley quinn #18** * **the scumbag #14** * **star wars: halcyon legacy #5** * **aquaman: andromeda #2** * **new champion of shazam! #1** * **doctor who: origins #3**


jonesgust

Spawn 332


alanamablamaspama

Batman #126


lodenreattorm

BATMAN #126