Indubitable Issues and Pull List (10/25/17)

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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Tyler’s Recommendation…
 
Thanos #12
“This series has been fantastic from the start, with Lemire and Peralta both doing stellar work, I’m stoked to see what they have in store for us this month.”
 
 
 

 
  
 Josh’s Recommendations...
 Nightwing The Rebirth Deluxe HC Volume 1
“After Grayson, comes Nightwing. Dick Grayson is back in the blue and black tights, ready to get back to doing what he does best: breaking hearts and busting crimes. Tim Seely and Javier Fernandez keep Nightwing flying high and on the move dealing with cutthroat mobsters, devious supervillains, and reformed reprobates, as he makes a new life in Bludhaven. 30 issues for alittle over $30, this is perfect for fans of Nightwing or someone looking for lighter storytelling of the Bat variety without sacrificing drama or character development.”
 
 
Dean’s Recommendation…
Jughead The Hunger #1
“This looks fun!”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Detective Comics #967
I’m loving Eddy Barrows back on Detective. Jump right it, you will love it too!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Patrick’s Recommendation…
Night Force by Marv Wolfman The Complete Series
I have never read this, but based on Reed Beebe’s emphatic personal recommendation for the title  a few years ago, I’ve been wanting to ever since. Written by Marv Wolfman during the apex of his time in comics, with old classic Marvel horror partner and comics legend Gene Colon on art, and featuring a very green Karen Berger prior to her time with Alan Moore on Swamp Thing and founding of Vertigo. That’s a rad combination of early 80’s comics horror goodness that’s too tempting to pass up. 
 
As we’re sure you all have noticed, the pull list page is no longer present. We here at Nothing But Comics have decided to combine this weekly with the discussion of which comics we are all buying for the week. Included below is the link of our personal favorite product guide. Don’t worry, this is not an advertisement; the website is not paying us anything to push it (not that we’d object!). Comic List just happens to be totally awesome. So check out that massive list and then come on back here to let us know what you are buying.

14 thoughts on “Indubitable Issues and Pull List (10/25/17)”

  1. Big Trouble In Little China Old Man Jack #2 Main & Mix
    Bloodshot Salvation #2 Cvr A Rocafort
    BPRD Devil You Know #3
    Dark Ark #2
    DC House of Horror #1 *
    Detective Comics #967
    Eternity #1 Cvr A
    Jughead The Hunger #1
    Kamandi Challenge #10 (of
    Ruff & Reddy Show #1 (of 6) Special Discount
    X-O Manowar (2017) #8 Cvr A Larosa

    Thanos has been fantastic from the start. Love to see him vulnerable.

  2. Thanks for sharing the recommendation for NIGHT FORCE, Patrick. I have the complete series in single issues, and I’ve ordered the collection (I’m eager to see what the better quality paper and re-mastered color looks like).

    The comic is dear to me, because it is one of the first comics that I remember reading as a kid (issue 4); the cover (depicting a menacing giant snake coming from the body of a shaded man to threaten a woman on the floor of a jail cell) scared me. I hid that book in a toy chest when I went to bed that night, because of my superstitious thought that all the toys on top of it would keep me safe from the snake on that cover.

    I think the comic holds up well today, a moody, atmospheric mix of supernatural dread (thanks to Colan’s art) with flawed characters in a Cold War climate, pushing the limits of the Comics Code Authority about a year before Alan Moore would do so in Swamp Thing.

  3. COMICS ON SALE THIS WEEK SOMEWHERE IN THE DARK MULTIVERSE:

    In a Dark Multiverse formed from every fear and bad decision ever made, there exist unstable, constantly deteriorating comics titles that are doomed to inevitable destruction. For example…

    XOO KREW XTREAM! #15 — “Who Toots for Dr. Hoot?” part five! Newt Cornea launches the Salamandroid to attack Gnu York! Fastback’s back is broken! Pig-Iron kills a thousand equine terrorists with the jawbone of an ass! Yankee Poodle has a cybernetic arm! Captain Carrot has an eye patch! Rob Liefeld is the writer! Rob Liefeld is the artist!

    SWING WITH SCOOTER #126 — “Malibu Heat” part three! After a long night of drinking in Los Angeles, Malibu and Scooter wake up the next morning naked on the floor of a Mexican hotel room, covered in blood with a suitcase full of cash, and no memory of the past 12 hours. And even worse, the Joker is looking for them! Written by Scott Lobdell, art by Javi Fernandez.

    JABBERJAW #1 — “Blood” part one! Somali pirates raid the luxury ocean liner The Neptune, only to find the deck covered in blood and the crew and passengers missing. As pirate after pirate slowly disappears, the remaining raiders ponder their only clue to the strange shipboard horror— the last blood-written word in the captain’s log, “JABBERJAW”! Inspired by the Hanna-Barbera cartoon, writer Andy Diggle and artist Bill Sienkiewicz produce a nautical horror comic that will make you seasick!

  4. Detective Comics
    Kamandi Challenge
    Mother Panic
    Wonder Woman
    Deadly Class
    Saga
    Kim & Kim
    Bloodshot Salvation
    Eternity
    X-O Manowar

    Hmm, no Marvel for me this week? Can’t remember the last time that happened . . .

  5. NIGHT FORCE #1 – imagine you’re a kid in 1982 visiting your local drug store; you see this new Night Force book (a “1ST ISSUE SPECTACULAR!) on the spinner rack, it’s cover featuring a woman on fire in the middle of a pentagram (two men on either side of her looking unsteady), the flames silhouetting some ominous bearded giant in the background, while the bottom right left cover has the DC logo and a promise that this publisher is “WHERE THE ACTION IS!”

    You turn to page two and read this Comics Code approved dialogue: “Open mind? Funny. Cheryl says I need an open mind about OTHER things. She’s hinting around, tells me all about these magazine articles on open marriages. She thinks it will save ours.”

    MIND. BLOWN!

  6. Also, here’s what Mike Mignola had to say about NIGHT FORCE in an interview with Wired: “And he [Wolfman] did another series for DC called Night Force, which I only dimly remember, but I do remember the image of some kind of ghost thing in there. I won’t say it scared the crap out of me, but I still remember it, and it was really disturbing.” http://www.wired.com/2012/10/geeks-guide-mike-mignola/3/

  7. Short review time!

    Jughead The Hunger #1 – Enjoyable, but didn’t blow me away. It’s always fun watching the Archie characters get maimed but this one is not quite at Afterlife with Archie levels.

    Batman The Merciless #1 – This is actually pretty solid. I just have a hard time reading a Bruce Wayne that I hate. As a villain back story it stands up pretty well. No high recommendation but solid enough.

    Detective #967 – I was wrong Barrows was not on the interiors of this issue and that made me disappointed from the get go. I think the story line is pretty cool with a future Tim Drake who doesn’t want to be Batman but I want some more Barrows.

    Flash #33 – Best DC comic I read this week. Awesome tie in to Metal. If you are into Metal at all I would pick up this tie in for sure.

    Saga #48 – An issue starring Ghus and Squire on an adventure with the outcome of this adventure determining whether they cook and eat Friendo. How could you not enjoy this issue?

    Spawn #279 – I don’t normally read Spawn but this art is incredible. It was straight up a great issue.

    Wayward #24 – This issue was everything I wanted it to be. High action and high tension. A perfect way to close off the arc and leave us on a giant cliff hanger.

    All-New Wolverine #26 – There are a lot of people with claws in this book. Very solid.

    Amazing Spider-Man #790 – Fun issue with Human Torch. I enjoyed it but I wouldn’t say it is a must read.

    Jean Grey #8 – Just check out my review. My favorite comic of the week.

    Thanos #12 – Beautiful. So many awesome splash pages in this one and Thanos returning to bad-ass status.

    Weapon X #10 – This Hulkerine is pretty cool and the art is solid. This book has a great gritty feel to it.

    X-Men Blue #14 – A bunch of X-Men teams forced into a TV show where they have to fight their memories. Yep!

    Beautiful Death #2 – This book is really cool. Apocalyptic conditions as giant robots/alien? have destroyed the world. Three guys travel the world together in search of food and human contact.

    Eternity #1 – I don’t read Valiant so I was confused. I’m sure it’s very good, I just didn’t understand.

    1. Ya, Spawn… the first issue of that arc wasn’t bad… was just too busy to catch up on orders. Best Spawn since Dark Ages Spawn and ice cream truck serial killer plot line Spawn days. One day ill catch up on Saga. Thanos is fantastic. I have no idea what Eternity is about and Ive read almost every Valiant book ever. I haven’t read it but its’ adverts are vague. Some of the newer Valiant series don’t tie in to the other Valiant books or if they do.. they just barely do.

    2. Unfortunately Eternity was clunky. It was a continuation of the Divinity character story about a Russian Cosmonaut (the black guy) who gained power rivaling Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet. He ends up back on earth and all the heroes and villains are scared of his power. As it turns out he is able to control himself. This Eternity 1 should have been a jumping on point. It wasn’t.

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