The Pull List - May 16th 2018
New Comics This week, and remember, anything with a (P) is a link to a preview!
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #35
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) David Lopez
• The world has been saved. Its people, never happier. The Wolverine should be retired, enjoying her time ruling Madripoor and living life with her sister.
• But instead Laura is in the last bastion of cruelty: Latveria. She has one more mission: One person to save, one person to kill.
• It all comes down to this.
(W) Dan Abnett (A) Ricardo Federici (CA) Howard Porter
"THE KINGSLAYER" part two! Aquaman and the resistance hatch a new plan to assassinate King Rath and end the Atlantean Civil War! But even with a double agent strategically placed inside Rath's inner circle, the resistance may not stand a chance, as Rath's new magical abilities make him more lethal - and unstable - than ever before!
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Ed McGuinness
• Black Panther and Dr. Strange battle for their lives deep within the earth...
• Captain Marvel battles death and destruction raining down from the skies...
• ...while Thor, Iron Man and Captain America lead the valiant (yet hopeless) fight against the Final Host of Dark Celestials.
• And Ghost Rider and the Savage Hulk make brutal war against...each other?
• Plus, you can't have a gathering of Avengers without a certain Prince of Lies, now can you?
(W) Tom King (A) Sandu Florea (A/CA) Tony S. Daniel
"THE TRAVELERS" part three! As Booster Gold, Batman and Catwoman zero in on the time anomaly, what they find and their actions to correct it will have ramifications on all of the DC Universe. Tom King and Master Class artist Tony S. Daniel end their first story with a bang that will tee up the next big development in the Batman/Catwoman romance.
(W) Christos Gage (A/CA) Raffaele Ienco
With Batman unable to bring Deadshot to justice, Bruce Wayne decides to confront Deadshot's alter ego, Floyd Lawton. It's a high-stakes chess game between two men who are adark mirror images of each other: rich, orphans, men who've built themselves to the peak of their skills, but in drastically opposite ways. Can Bruce outwit - and if necessary, outfight - Lawton, or has he walked into his enemy's killing ground?
(W) Peter David (A) Andre Araujo (CA) Khary Randolph
• MYSTERIO swore to Ben Reilly that he was on the straight and narrow, and Quentin Beck thought he was retired...until his DAUGHTER blew into town.
• And the SCARLET SPIDER is the only one who can get between "MYSTERIA" and her big score.
• It's not money she's after...but a strange and powerful artifact.
• Let's just say that Mysteria really puts the "magic" in magician!
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A) David Hahn (CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
An armada from beyond the skies led by a mad queen descends to take revenge on a world divided!
(W) Liam Sharp (A/CA) Liam Sharp
Elatha may have been the most recent king of Tir Na Nóg to die, but death is never far from the throne. Batman and Wonder Woman learn about the realm's first king, his mysterious silver arm and what bearing it may have on the problems of the present, as the Fomorians grow increasingly weary of these strangers and their questions. The duo's investigation was supposed to bring answers and keep the peace, but it might burn into the spark that ignites the first shots of war!
(W) Peter David (A) Edu Menna (CA) Adam Lebowitz
The ultimate showdown has begun!
When a compromise can't be reached, distrust has reached its peak, and the crews of the Galacticas square off in battle, pitting hero against hero! The fury of the Battlestars unleashed upon each other unless the treachery set against them can be discovered in time!
(W) Mark Waid (A) Leonardo Romero, Howard Chaykin, Rod Reis (CA) Michael Cho
PROMISED LAND Part 2
The quest to save his son leads Jack Rogers into the bowels of the Earth, far from the idyllic surface - and a meeting with the descendant of another notable Marvel hero!
(W) Robert Venditti (A) Clayton Henry (CA) Tony S. Daniel, Danny Miki
"UNNATURAL DISASTER" part two! Ethan Avery's journey to uncover the secrets of his power will have to wait - he's got a brawl to survive first! If his alter ego, "Damage," ever wants to make it out of Poison Ivy's clutches alive, he's going to have to fight an army of super-angry monkeys to do it. And Gorilla Grodd. That can't be that hard, right? Remember, Damage - monkey see, monkey smash!
(W) Rob Williams (A/CA) Aaron Lopresti
Young Dorno has grown to adulthood, but he quickly finds that it comes with challenges he may not be able to handle, like the imminent death of his planet, Amzot, and the menace that the trickster Animan has brought to his parents!
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Andrea Sorrentino
The bestselling team of JEFF LEMIRE & ANDREA SORRENTINO (Old Man Logan, Green Arrow) unleash their most ambitious story to date with this complex and mesmerizing new supernatural mystery series. Norton gets closer to the secrets of the Black Barn as Fred discovers a grizzly new crime in Gideon Falls.
(W) Tim Seeley (A) V Kenneth Marion, Sandu Florea (CA) Stejpan Sejic
"GHOSTS OF THE PAST" finale! Jessica Cruz must find the memories she's buried deep within her. If she can't, she'll be trapped within her ring forever - along with Simon Baz!
(W) Paul Dini (A) Bret Blevins (CA) Amanda Conner
And in the second and final issue in this two-issue miniseries, the Harley/Joker crime spree reaches an explosive crescendo - literally! Everything blows up - including, perhaps, their relationship...?
(W) Mariko Tamaki (A) Butch Guice (CA) Greg Land
KEEP YOUR FRIENDS DEAD, BUT YOUR ENEMIES DEADER!
As word spreads that Wolverine may have returned from the grave, a handful of his greatest adversaries come together to track him down and put him back there. But the brutal and horrific nightmare that SABRETOOTH, LADY DEATHSTRIKE and DAKEN uncover could lead to even more death than even these vicious killers can handle.
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Chris Sprouse, Phil Noto, Lee Ferguson (CA) Clayton Crain
The Mind Stone has reemerged into the universe in the middle of the New York underworld...and in the most unlikely of hands. Can even Daredevil keep Hell's Kitchen from falling under the influence of an Infinity Stone's immense power?
(W) Jc Lacek (A) Vasco Duarte
There's a peculiar new drug on the streets of Motocity. Its effects are unlike any other, an immersive psychedelic dreamscape with visions of animalistic abominations and god-like humanoids. This is bad news for Martin Comity, a hard-living womanizer who lives for two things: playing jazz and getting his next fix. As Martin's fascination with the drug turns to obsession, his loosening grip on reality becomes more evident by the day. An eccentric writer, the reclusive Benjamin Way, takes an odd interest in Martin's predicament after experiencing visions of his own.
Jazz Legend is a neo noir meets cosmic fantasy inspired by the lives and works of jazz great Miles Davis, and the father of beat literature, Mr. William S Burroughs.
(W) Scott Snyder, James TynionIV, Joshua Williamson (A) Marcus To (A/CA) Francis Manapul
The teams arrive at Brainiac's home world to find it already in chaos. Only by splitting up and journeying to the four cosmic trees of Colu will they have any hope of saving the planet...but what's waiting for them will test the true mettle of their new alliances!
(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) John RomitaJr
KICK-ASS IS BACK! Patience is trapped while trying to bust a local gang operation and save an innocent man from torture. Surrounded by gangsters, armed with only her wits and combat training, she must fight her way out and get back to her family. With Violencia now hunting her, desperate for revenge, how long before the villains find out who's under the mask?
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Ramon K. Perez, Jen Bartel (CA) Nick Derington
THE LAST GOODBYE!
"The Death of the Mighty Thor" has come and gone. But Jane Foster's power to inspire lives on - even in the far future! Don't miss the tribute to Jason Aaron's epic tale of Thor and the mighty hammer Mjolnir, drawn by rising star Jen Bartel!
And with or without a Thor, the War of Realms continues. As Malekith's power grows, the realms will fall - and who is left to stop him? Eisner Award-winning artist Ramón Pérez kicks off the next stage of Jason Aaron's ongoing saga.
(W) Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Eduardo Risso
"MISERY TRAIN," Part Four
Lou Pirlo seems to have survived his brush with death...or maybe werewolves just CAN'T die...but the fellow convicts on Lou's chain gang probably won't be so lucky.
(W) Thom Zahler (A) Andy Price (CA) Tony Fleecs
Twilight and friends are surprised to learn that a film is being made about them! When the story turns out to be less than accurate, the group decides to make their own film! But will they be able to agree on the same artistic vision? A hilarious satire of Hollywood!
(W) Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell (A) P. Craig Russell (CA) Glenn Fabry
As the stakes in the god war rise, Wednesday takes Shadow to Las Vegas to convince another old god to join their forces against the wicked new gods of America. The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula award-winning novel and hit Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a comic series!
(W) Scott Snyder, Aaron Gillespie (A) Klaus Janson (A/CA) Andy Kubert
From the pages of DARK NIGHTS: METAL! Challengers Mountain has returned to the DC Universe and chosen a new team of explorers! Five misfit strangers are given a second chance at life, but only if they obey the orders of the mysterious Professor and execute deadly missions in the most unexplored corners of the multiverse! And if the new Challengers of the Unknown fail...it will be more than just their own lives that hang in the balance!
(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Stefano Landini (CA) Clayton Crain
BACK IN THE U.S. OF A!
• FRANK CASTLE brings the WAR MACHINE armor back to the good old USA!
• Better armed than ever before, nothing can stand in the way of the Punisher's mission.
• Well, that is, unless CAPTAIN MARVEL and other heroes of the Marvel Universe have something to say about it!
(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Eric Nguyen (CA) Martin Simmonds
RACING OUT OF THE PAGES OF "AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER"!
• Quicksilver's super-speed and abrasive personality have always isolated him, but he's never been truly alone...until now.
• Trapped beyond the perception of friends, family and allies, Quicksilver wages a one-man guerilla war against a monster that he's not even sure is real, to save a world that he may never be a part of again.
• Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT) and Eric Nguyen (OLD MAN LOGAN) team up to bring you a psychedelic survival thriller unlike anything you've seen before!
(W) Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Various (A) Thomas Pitilli (CA) Photo
From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the new CW series Riverdale, this ALL-NEW, ongoing comic series features stories set in between episodes of the new CW TV series Riverdale.
(W) David Hayes (A) Sean Seal
Waking up in a field, the thing that used to be known as Dwight Cochran rises. His memories vague, his body weak, he finds strength and lucidity after "feeding," stealing the life force of living things through prehensile dead tissues in his hair and nails. His memories return... of his work as a contract killer, his time on death row, his terminal cancer, and his zealous faith. When a maniacal government scientist performed experiments on Cochran for the military, what did they create? And how much destruction will their creation leave in its wake?
(W) Charles Soule (A) Angel Unzueta (CA) Phil Noto
CONTINUING THE UNSEEN EVENTS OF THE FORCE AWAKENS!
Poe Dameron managed to escape the First Order - but only just! Meanwhile, the rest of Black Squadron is on their most daring mission yet. Follow everyone's favorite Resistance crew as Poe Dameron tells Rey and Finn his adventures during the events of The Force Awakens!
(W) Dan Jurgens, Patrick Gleason, Peter J. Tomais, Paul Dini (A) Patrick Zircher, Art Thibert, Stephen Segovia, Doug Mahnke, Mick Gray, Jaime Mendoza, Christian Alamy, Trevor Scott, Ian Churchill (A/CA) Patrick Gleason
When Jon Kent is kidnapped and Clark and Lois start to lose their memories of him, Superman must find out who's behind their memory loss! Writers Dan Jurgens, Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason present the first monumental Superman crossover event following DC Rebirth, which reintroduces Mr. Mxyzptlk! Collects ACTION COMICS #973-976 and SUPERMAN #18-19.
(W) Ian Flynn, Patrick Gleason, Mark Russell (A) Scott Godlewski, Bryan Hitch, Kaare Andrews (CA) Jorge Jimenez
"THE PROMISE"! Superman's world is about to change in a big way, but before it does, the Man of Steel has some unfinished business to attend to...on Dinosaur Island! Superman and a forgotten soldier of the past take one last trip together into the abyss of tomorrow, as Captain Storm now stands face-to-face with the world of today! This extra-sized special also features stories by writers Mark Russell and Ian Flynn with art by Kaare Andrews and Bryan Hitch!
(W) Garth Ennis (A) Goran Sudzuka (CA) Andy Clarke
So these two FBI agents walk into a warehouse...
Special Agents Shaw and McGregor handle the routine cases nowadays, which is just the way Shaw likes it. She's pushing 40, a borderline burnout, the ghastly memories of her last investigation still clinging like shadows. McGregor is younger, more dedicated, hanging onto some measure of idealism whatever the world might throw at him.
When two fellow agents go missing inside a Long Beach warehouse, Shaw and McGregor are sent to investigate. But what they find waiting is far from routine, as the local police have already discovered to their cost. Before the night is out, our heroes will encounter terror beyond their most appalling nightmares-in a place where the night may never end at all.
A new kind of horror story for modern America, written by Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys, Crossed) and drawn by Goran Sudzuka (Y: The Last Man, Hellblazer)
(W) Greg Pak (A) Cory Smith (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
• Weapon H is still on the lam, but that won't stop Roxxon from finding our Hulkverine.
• So who do you send in to root him out?
• Get ready for Weapon H vs....the Brood!!!
(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Jamie McKelvie
"MOTHERING INVENTION," Part Three
One day we'll reveal a happy secret, like a Secret Santa, but not today.
(W) Warren Ellis (A/CA) Jon Davis-Hunt
John Lynch, once the director of IO, the secret deep-state agency that runs Earth, is on the road. His darkest project, Thunderbook, has been uncovered, and he needs to warn the principals, now scattered across America. Hiding. Because they were his most successful experiments. And none of them are completely human anymore.
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) Travis Charest
• JEAN GREY and her team of X-Men are trying to save the world...but one mutant could spoil that for everyone.
• When an old friend of Jean's is corrupted and turned against her, will Jean have to do the unthinkable?
(W) Marc Guggenheim, Kelly Thompson, Chris Claremont (A) Greg Land, Cresta, Marika, Todd Nauck (CA) J. Scott Campbell
CHRIS CLAREMONT RETURNS TO THE X-MEN!
One of the biggest milestone events in X-Men history is almost here! Kitty Pryde and Colossus are finally about the tie the knot...but what's a wedding without the respective bachelor and bachelorette parties? Join Marc Guggenheim and Kelly Thompson for two parties that can only be celebrated Marvel style! All this, plus, a Kitty and Colossus story by legendary X-Men scribe, Chris Claremont!!!
(W) Al Ewing (A) Salva Espin (CA) Razzah
DID YOU EVER WANT TO BE DEADPOOL??? Now's your chance! This weekly series is not JUST the most amazing comic book you've ever read...it's also a role-playing adventure! YOU decide what choices Deadpool makes! YOU keep track of your scores issue by issue! YOU roll dice to combat various foes! Travel through Marvel history as Deadpool to meet Hulk in the swinging '60s! To smell Man-Thing in the swampy '70s! To be "seen" by Daredevil in the hard-boiled '80s! And avoid the many BAD ENDINGS you could fall into...or suffer the consequences!