The Pull List - Week of May 2nd, 2018
Whats shaking comic fans? This week we have some new series, like Alien Toilet Monsters, and the end of a Spidey Era. And of course lots more.
So lets dive in, and anything marked with a (P) is a link to a preview of that comic:
ALIEN TOILET MONSTERS® is a new series that finally answers the age old question: "are we alone in the universe?" The answer is both yes, and well, no. You see, it depends entirely on which universe you mean. Forbidden worlds, circular love triangles, and assuredly hard sci-fi, Alien Toilet Monsters is a densely packed mini series aimed at mature readers; it's best quantified as a nihilistic satire that shamelessly probes the underside of humanity. Poop jokes not included.
XAVIER VERSUS PROTEUS! In the penultimate issue of this high-stakes X-Men story, PROTEUS and CHARLES XAVIER face off in a psychic battle for the ages with nothing less than the fate of all free-thinking people at stake. With PSYLOCKE, GAMBIT, ROGUE, OLD MAN LOGAN and BISHOP by his side, will this team of heavy hitters be able to take Proteus down once and for all?
A NEW ERA DAWNS FOR EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES - courtesy of JASON AARON and ED McGUINNESS! Thor Odinson. Steve Rogers. Tony Stark. The Big Three of the Avengers are reunited at last! And just in time to save the world from total annihilation at the hands of their most powerful enemies yet: the 2000-foot-tall space gods known as Celestials. Behold the coming of the Final Host. Who will answer the call to assemble for a wild new era of Earth's Mightiest Heroes? Hint: one of them has a flaming skull for a head. And what strange, world-shaking connection exists between the Final Host and Odin's ancient band of Prehistoric Avengers?
"THE TRAVELERS" part two! Booster Gold's wedding present has screwed up Batman's past, and done even more damage to his present. Now, with the Caped Crusader himself refusing to cooperate, the only way for Booster to correct this runaway timeline is to get Catwoman on his side. But with her own past altered, can he make Catwoman recognize the qualities in her husband-to-be that brought them together in the first place? Plus, if Batman isn't doing his job, Gotham City may become way more dangerous than our bumbling time-traveler might be ready for.
"LATER THAN YOU THINK": Part One-Trying to come to terms with her husband's legacy, Sara McKay wanders through countless realities looking for answers to one question: what are the choices that define her, and can she help right the infinite wrongs her husband set in motion? A new chapter in BLACK SCIENCE beings here!
An armada from beyond the skies led by a mad queen descends to take revenge on a world divided!
PROMISED LAND Part 1 The year is 2314, and the grandson of Steve Rogers lives in the utopian America of which his ancestor dreamed. The legacy of Captain America has been realized - but something sinister lies beneath the surface! Leonardo Romero (HAWKEYE) joins Mark Waid for this very special look into the tomorrow of Captain America, featuring guest contributions from notable artists past and present!
What do you do after you unknowingly make a deal with the devil that transforms you into Brimstone, and you can't stop the constant feeling of screaming, fiery pain burning from head to toe? Joe Chamberlain is determined to relieve himself of this curse by tracking the devil by his tail. That is, if the devil's Hound doesn't get to him first...
In a world run by super-computers and where the judicial system is purely digital, there is no human error, just a singular artificial intelligence that calculates the outcome of every possible crime. From murder to drug deals, the computer determines the fate of all humanity. But there's a crime that seems to have slipped through the cracks - who or what is the Cyber Spectre? A special back-up feature, The Kromik, by Rich Emms and Carlos Zuniga rounds off this first issue.
(W) Tom King, Scott Snyder, James TynionIV, Joshua Williamson, Brian Michael Bendis (A) Clay Mann, Jos? Luis Garc?a-L?pez (A/CA) Jorge Jimenez
These stories will appear only in this comic book and will not be reprinted in another comic book before each series' collected editions. Only the first printing of this issue will have a cover price of $0.25. This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details.
Just in time for Free Comic Book Day, this special comic priced at just $0.25 US features three brand-new stories from a lineup of superstar talent-and each tale serves as a prelude to some of the biggest DC events of 2018!
First, find out how The Joker reacts when he discovers Catwoman has turned her back on crime and plans to marry his archnemesis. Can the Clown Prince of Crime stand to see Batman happy? Writer Tom King and artist Clay Mann set up the events that lead to BATMAN #50!
Then, DARK NIGHTS: METAL shook the DC Universe to its deepest foundations-now it's time to rejoin legendary writer Scott Snyder, along with all-star artist Jorge Jimenez and co-writers James Tynion IV and Joshua Williamson, for the prelude to JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE! Discover what universe-shattering mysteries have emerged from the most wondrous and chaotic corners of the cosmos to hunt the Justice League in DC's summer blockbuster event!
And get your first glimpse at Superman's new world in this exclusive preview of the upcoming six-issue miniseries MAN OF STEEL, written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by José Luis García-López. With Truth, Justice and the American Way all under attack, both Superman and Clark Kent find there's never been a more important time to stand up for what they believe in.
"DEATHSTROKE VS. BATMAN" part two! The war between Deathstroke and Batman escalates when the Dark Knight foils one of Deathstroke's assassination attempts! Meanwhile, a mysterious package brings Commissioner Gordon to Bruce Wayne's doorstep, and Adeline Kane - Slade Wilson's ex - sets her sights on Batman!
"THE CHILDREN OF VAHKAR" finale! Nothing and his army have left Green Arrow for dead in the desert. In order to get himself back to full strength and take out the army, Green Arrow will have to team up with a band of rebel heroes in Vahkar - but will they trust him? Or will he only find himself with more enemies to fight?
"GHOSTS OF THE PAST" part three! In his effort to free Jessica Cruz from her own power ring, Simon Baz wades through a horde of monsters! But is Simon strong enough to face down the monster inside himself before Jess falls so deep into the abyss that she can't return?
The Harbinger Renegades have been scattered across America... battered by the brutal MASSACRE that decimated their ranks. Behind them all, Livewire - leader of the Harbinger Foundation's most unusual group of SECRET WEAPONS - is about to incite the coast-to-coast clash that brings them all together in an inescapable collision of power. Pushed to the brink by the government she once served, Toyo Harada's former star pupil is about to make an irreversible decision... and deactivate America's power supply in a last-ditch bid to save the extraordinary individuals called "psiots" from extinction. As a nation goes dark, the paths of our world's most powerful heroes will soon converge...and the stage will be set for the most cataclysmic confrontation in the history of the Valiant Universe! Witness the ground-zero moment for the future of the Valiant Universe with a startling, self-contained prelude to HARBINGER WARS 2 - and the perfect introduction to all of Valiant's biggest icons from one of the most acclaimed creative teams in comics today!
Paul Dini returns to the character he co-created to deliver the incredible two-issue wrap-up of the "Harley Loves Joker" flashback tale that ran as a backup in HARLEY QUINN last year! As far as The Joker's concerned, the new headquarters Harley built for them is absolutely perfect...but only she knows the whole place is rigged to come crashing down around them-and she doesn't know how to stop it!
The corrupt mayor of New York City has been a thorn in Harley's side since the day he stepped into office...and now he's crossed the line one time too many! Harley's usual methods of dealing with problems like this have failed her, so it's time for a more unconventional solution...is New York City ready for Mayor Harley Quinn? It better be! Don't miss these stories from HARLEY QUINN #28-34.
The chance meeting of Rondel and young Jame Stoneturner may not have been so chance after all. The larger story of Rondel the wandering Hillbilly begins to unfold!
WOLVERINE MAY BE THE BEST THERE IS AT WHAT HE DOES... BUT SO ARE THEY! As one of the biggest mysteries in the MARVEL UNIVERSE unfolds, DAREDEVIL assembles a squad of uncanny detectives to track down WOLVERINE - MISTY KNIGHT, FRANK MCGEE and the mutant known as CYPHER. Investigating recent sightings across the globe of a man believed to be LOGAN, the squad uncovers a deep conspiracy with huge ramifications for the RETURN OF WOLVERINE. Parental Advisory
"THE BLEEDING EDGE" part one! Change is on the horizon when a new technologist sets his sights on Blüdhaven, creating a holographic, interconnected city where everyone is an individual and also part of a larger network. It's the Internet made physical! Gentrification on gigabyte-laced steroids. But when this new utopia encroaches on his turf, Nightwing starts to uncover a sinister plot based not on revenge...but on a reckoning. "The Bleeding Edge" begins here, setting Dick Grayson on a path to clarify the ideals at his very core: his sense of home and identity.
The town of Gristlewood is under attack from the most powerful being it has ever seen. His army grows by the minute, and now he's allied with one of the October Faction's oldest foes. Will the Allan family rally to save the town, or will this be the end of the October Faction?
• It's ROGUE and GAMBIT vs. LAVISH for all the marbles (nobody cares about marbles anymore, but it's still a great saying, just go with it)! • The stakes in Paraíso couldn't be higher - the fates of innocent mutants, Rogue and Gambit, AND the hottest relationship in the Marvel Universe - all hang in the balance! • Does being together make Rogue & Gambit unstoppable? Or does it doom their mission and everyone they're trying to save? • When the dust settles WHO and WHAT will be left standing? Rated T+
Delve deeper into the hidden past of S.H.I.E.L.D. - along with some of history's greatest minds! Michelangelo has been pulling the strings for years, and is now becoming the prime mover. Can he keep Leonardo Da Vinci and Isaac Newton from killing each other and destroying the Brotherhood of the Shield? The battle for the Immortal City comes to a climactic conclusion! Leonid makes his choice between two fathers! Michelangelo and Nikola Tesla kick their plan into high gear! Galileo takes on Galactus - long before the Fantastic Four did! The truth behind Nostrodamus stands revealed! And Howard Stark lays the foundation for the espionage organization you know and love! Catch up on Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver's secretive S.H.I.E.L.D. saga - before the eagerly anticipated finale! Collecting S.H.I.E.L.D. (2011) #1-4.
Spawn's new powers continue to manifest as he finds he's able to do things he never could before.
THE END OF AN ERA FOR MILES MORALES! Marvel Comics proudly presents the final issue of Bendis' epic (bio-electric) run! Over seven years and across two universes, Miles Morales has been an Ultimate, a Web-Warrior, an Avenger and a Champion. A New Yorker, a student, a son and a friend. And whenever the city needed him (and one time when all of reality needed him), he was always SPIDER-MAN. Don't miss the chance to see comics superstar Brian Michael Bendis bid farewell to one of his most beloved creations, and to glimpse what the future may hold for Miles Morales.
The Rebellion's fight to liberate Mon Cala continues! While Han, Luke and Leia undertake a perilous and nigh-impossible rescue, Threepio must keep up his vital mission...of hobnobbing at the opera?! Rated T
They're the most important Star Wars characters you never knew existed - until now! Tag Greenley and Bink Otauna were on Leia's ship carrying the Death Star plans - when Darth Vader changed their lives forever! But as their true roles in this epic saga are revealed, whose side are Tag and Bink on, anyway? The hapless duo's fateful adventures will take them all the way from Tatooine to Cloud City to Endor - and bring them face-to-face with Lando Calrissian, Boba Fett and more! But every great tale has a prequel - so what were Tag and Bink up to when the Clone Wars began? Prepare to discover their uncanny origin! We have a bad feeling about this! Collecting STAR WARS: TAG & BINK ARE DEAD #1-2, STAR WARS: TAG & BINK II #1-2 and material from STAR WARS TALES #12. Rated T
Paul Kidby, Sir Terry Pratchett's artist of choice, provided the illustrations for The Last Hero, designed the covers for the Discworld novels since 2002 and is the author of the bestseller The Art of Discworld. Now, Paul Kidby has collected the very best of his Discworld illustrations in this definitive volume, including 40 pieces never before seen, 30 pieces that have only appeared in foreign editions, limited editions and BCA editions, and 17 book cover illustrations since 2004 that have never been seen without cover text. If Terry Pratchett's pen gave his characters life, Paul Kidby's brush allowed them to live it, and nowhere is that better illustrated than in this magnificent book.
Stephanie gets to interview one of the German Battleships in person, with surprising results while Sieglinde and Maria face off for Round 2 of the Battleship Battle! Available with Regular, Wraparound, War Crimes, Propaganda, and Blitzkrieg by series artist Daniel Gete, and a limited VIP Premium cover by Gabriel Andrade.
VENOMIZED CONCLUSION! • It's winner take all when VENOM joins Earth's heroes in an all-out final assault on the Poison base. • Will a new ally of the X-Men be enough to turn the tide against the might of Poison Thanos? • Earth's warriors battle for not only the fate of the planet - but of the entire universe as they know it! • Don't miss the conclusion to VENOMIZED! Rated T+
"NEW WORLD ORDER," Part Five The journey home. There's nothing worse than returning with fewer people than you left with.
SABRETOOTH'S IN CHARGE Part 1 • After the shocking events of the last issue, Old Man Logan can't lead the team anymore! • This ain't a popularity contest, it's about who's the biggest dog in the yard... • ...and Warpath won't be happy about it! Rated T+
Persian King Darius is out for blood after the battle of Marathon, deploying an army to vanquish the city of Athens. The citizen soldiers of Athens are prepared with a ruse to stave off invasion, but should their gamble fail, it will be a slaughter.
PREPARE FOR THE WEDDING OF THE CENTURY! • LYDIA NANCE, the anti-mutant lobbyist, and 0101, the most advanced Sentinel on the planet, have found each other. • Their goal? • Kill the X-Men - starting with COLOSSUS. Rated T+
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! Parental Advisory