The Pull List: Week of March 21, 2018

Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly listing of comic books hitting shelves of Local Comic Book Shops all around the world this week. The week of March 14, 2018 is seeing some interesting books come along. So here are my top 5 recommendations for this week if you are looking for something to read. The full list of titles for the week can be found below the recommendations.

Personal note: I know there are some repeat recommendations from previous Pull List recommendations, but sometimes a series continues to do good and I like to point that out. I do try to get new things out more often than not, but some weeks do not leave much room for new recommendations.


The Pull ListINCREDIBLE HULK #714
MARVEL COMICS
(Writer) Greg Pak (Art) Carlo Barberi (Cover Art) Mike Deodato
WORLD WAR HULK II BEGINS!
Following his apocalyptic adventure on Planet Hulk, Amadeus Cho returns to Earth – but the raging monster inside of him has been unchained, leading to dire consequences for anybody who crosses the Formerly Awesome Hulk’s path!
Rated T | In Shops: Mar 21, 2018 | SRP: $3.99

This is going to be interesting because the once calm and cool “Awesome Hulk” Amadeus Cho is now giving way to his savage side and allowing The Hulk to run free after needing that side of himself to come out on the planet Sakaar to become The Worldbreaker once again and save the planet. Now we have a Hulk that has been mentally locked away unleashed on the Earth once again and who knows what insanity is going to come from it. I loved Planet Hulk the first time around as it showed what happened when Hulk hits peak pissed off while having a bunch of similar powered aliens to watch his back. We just need to hope that this version isn’t another Civil War II.


The Pull ListMIGHTY THOR #705
MARVEL COMICS
(Writer) Jason Aaron (Art/Cover Art) Russell Dauterman
THE DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR Part 6
The epic showdown years in the making finally explodes across the heavens. Thor battles the unstoppable Mangog, with the fate of all Asgardia hanging in the balance. Is Thor willing to pay the ultimate price in order to save the gods? The tragic and heroic story of Jane Foster finally reaches its heart-rending zenith. You knew it was coming. The Death of Thor is here at last.
Rated T+ | In Shops: Mar 21, 2018 | SRP: $3.99

I’ll be honest here, I haven’t been the biggest supporter of Jason Aaron’s version of Thor. The whole story from the get go where Aaron used this female Not-Thor as a megaphone for his feminist views, to having the real Thor so willingly give his name, title, hammer and powers over to Not-Thor so easily, plus the way too predictable reveal that it was Jane Foster after all being just so annoying that it’s caused fans to walk away in droves. But every now and again I have looked at an issue or two and have found the ticking clock of the Thor powers effecting Jane’s cancer to be interesting. Now we are heading to the moment where the cancer is too much and the powers are doing more harm than good. It’ll be interesting to see how Aaron closes the series from here.


The Pull ListBATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #5
DC COMICS
(Writer) James TynionIV (Art/Cover Art) Freddie Williams II
A Venom-charged Donnie wages a brutal, one-Turtle war on the Foot Clan. Batman has to stop him and remind him of who he really is; someone who uses smarts-not brawn-to take down the bad guys. Damian and Raphael pay a visit to the Lazarus Pit to try and help a wounded Splinter. Then Batman tries to turn a former foe into an ally as part of a desperate attempt to finally end the reign of Bane.
In Shops: Mar 21, 2018 | SRP: $3.99

Three words: Turtle on Venom! At the end of the last issue; Donatello, frustrated that he cannot think of a way to stop the Venom fueled Bebop, Rocksteady and Foot Clan at the hands of Bane, he uses the toxic mixture on himself. This turn Donatello into a rage filled super sized steroided version of himself and is now loose in New York City! Meanwhile, Raph and Damien decide to use the Lazarus pit on a dying Master Splinter; and as most Batman fans know, once you go into the pit, who knows what will come out. The writing for this series has been great from the get go, and the more interaction from the Turtles and Batman characters we get, the more I hope that it’s not too long before we get Batman/TMNT 3.


The Pull ListHARLEY QUINN #40
DC COMICS
(Writer) Frank Tieri (Art) Mirka Andolfo (Cover Art) Amanda Conner
“Angry Bird” part four! After the death of Mason Macabre, Harley refuses to put any more of her friends in harm’s way…but what happens when they just won’t stay out of it? Does Harley’s vow to keep them safe extend to getting herself killed? Or will she accept a little help from her friends?
In Shops: Mar 21, 2018 | SRP: $2.99

Harley Quinn is on a self destruction bender in Manhatten while Coney Island is left to be divided all the Gotham crooks whom have flooded the area. On the beach a war between Mr Freeze and Killer Croc has broken out with all of Harley’s friends in the middle trying to save the people of Coney. Meanwhile, Harley herself continues to throw herself at dangerous case after dangerous case, hoping to find something that hurts more than her broken heart. Will Harley snap to her somewhat sideways senses and make her way back to Coney and clean house, or will someone else finally clean Harley’s clock? It’ll be interesting to see what happens both emotionally and physically to Harley and her whole new life that she made with the freaks at Coney Island.


The Pull ListSUPER SONS #14
DC COMICS
(Writer) Peter J. Tomasi (Art) Carlo Barberi, Art Thibert (Cover Art) Jorge Jimenez
“MOTHER’S DAY” part two! Talia al Ghul is back in Damian’s life, for better and for worse! As the world’s deadliest mom forces Robin to make the ultimate choice between his past and future, Superboy finds himself caught in the middle. But the specter of Damian’s murderous past life has shaken the bond between the Super Sons, and the body count is far from final.
In Shops: Mar 21, 2018 | SRP: $3.99

If there is any character I think does not get enough credit nor time in the spotlight of a story it’s Talia Al’Ghul, the daughter of the Demon’s Head, and mother to Damien, the son of the Bat and Grandson of the Demon’s Head. Having broken away from his past as a member of the League of Assassins, and the brainwashing that comes with it thanks to the training of Batman, Damien has come along way as a character. Damien even has a new best friend in John Kent, the son of an alternate reality Superman. However with the arrival of his mother back in the picture with a mission that only Damien can handle, will Damien go back to his old ways or will he continue to honor his father? This will be a great test of Damien’s new character and loyalty to his father and his best friend.


PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price”)(GN = Graphic Novel, HC = Hard Cover, SC = Soft Cover)

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Miraculous Adventures Of Ladybug And Cat Noir Volume 1 TP, $14.99
Princeless Raven The Pirate Princess Year Two Love And Revenge #6 , $3.99
Toyetica #7, $3.99

AFTERSHOCK COMICS
Babyteeth #9, $3.99

AMIGO COMICS
Tales Of Rogues #3 (Of 6), $3.99

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie #29 (Cover A Audrey Mok), $3.99
Archie #29 (Cover B Pete Woods Milkshakes Variant), $3.99
Archie #29 (Cover C Pete Woods Car Variant), $3.99
Riverdale Digest #7, $6.99

ASPEN COMICS
Jirni Primer #1 (One Shot), $0.25
Jirni Volume 2 New Horizons TP, $12.99
Jirni Volume 3 #1 (Cover A Michael Santamaria), $3.99
Jirni Volume 3 #1 (Cover B V Ken Marion), $3.99
Jirni Volume 3 #1 (Cover C Talent Caldwell), AR

BOOM! STUDIOS
Adventure Time Comics #21 (Cover A Bethany Sellers), $3.99
Adventure Time Comics #21 (Cover B Nuno Plati), $3.99
Adventure Time Comics #21 (Cover C Sapo Lendario), AR
Amazing World Of Gumball Volume 4 Scrimmage Scramble GN, $14.99
Big Trouble In Little China Old Man Jack #7 (Cover A Greg Smallwood), $3.99
Big Trouble In Little China Old Man Jack #7 (Cover B Michael Adams & Marco D’Alfonso Action Figure Variant), $3.99
Big Trouble In Little China Old Man Jack #7 (Cover C Will Robson Connecting Variant), AR
Giant Days Volume 7 TP, $14.99
Jim Henson’s The Storyteller Fairies #4 (Of 4)(Cover A Celia Lowenthal), $3.99
Jim Henson’s The Storyteller Fairies #4 (Of 4)(Cover B Sas Milledge), $3.99
Lucy Dreaming #1 (Cover A Michael Dialynas), $3.99
Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #8 (Cover A Dan Mora), $3.99
Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #8 (Cover B Miguel Mercado Civilian Variant), $3.99
Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #8 (Cover C Michelle Wong Locker Variant), AR
Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #8 (Cover D Natacha Bustos Movie Variant), AR
Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #8 (Cover E Audrey Mok Paper Doll Variant), $3.99
Steven Universe #14 (Cover A Missy Pena), $3.99
Steven Universe #14 (Cover B Eleanora Bruni), $3.99
WWE #15 (Cover A Dan Mora), $3.99
WWE #15 (Cover B Adam Riches Diamond Dallas Page Action Figure Variant), $3.99
WWE #15 (Cover C Brent Schoonover RAW 25th Anniversary Connecting Variant), $3.99
WWE #15 (Cover D Andy Belanger Kevin Owens Variant), AR

BOUNDLESS COMICS
Jungle Fantasy Survivors #9 (Christian Zanier Vixens Cover), $7.99
Jungle Fantasy Survivors #9 (Christian Zanier Vixens Daybreak Cover), $7.99
Jungle Fantasy Survivors #9 (Jonatas Natural Beauty Cover), $5.99
Jungle Fantasy Survivors #9 (Matt Martin Luscious Cover), $5.99
Jungle Fantasy Survivors #9 (Raulo Caceres Wraparound Cover), $5.99
Jungle Fantasy Survivors #9 (Renato Camilo Regular Cover), $5.99
Jungle Fantasy Survivors #9 (Renato Camilo Sultry Cover), $5.99
Jungle Fantasy Survivors #9 (Ron Adrian Bikini Babes Cover), $5.99

DANGER ZONE
Consultant #4 (Of 4), $3.99
Gingerdead Man Meets Evil Bong #1, $3.99

DARK CIRCLE COMICS
Mighty Crusaders #4 (Cover A Kelsey Shannon), $3.99
Mighty Crusaders #4 (Cover B Rich Buckler Red Circle Variant), $3.99
Mighty Crusaders #4 (Cover C Phil Jimenez Throwback Variant), $3.99

DARK HORSE COMICS
Abe Sapien Dark And Terrible Volume 2 HC, $34.99
Aliens Dead Orbit TP, $17.99
Art Of Sea Of Thieves HC, $39.99
Cell Block Earth And Other Stories TP, $17.99
Dept. H #24, $3.99
Harrow County #29, $3.99
Harrow County Volume 7 Dark Times A’Coming TP, $17.99
Hatsune Miku Rin-Chan Now Volume 4 TP, $10.99
Mata Hari #2 (Of 5), $3.99
Tomb Raider Archives Volume 4 HC, $39.99
Usagi Yojimbo #166 (The Hidden Part 1 Of 7), $3.99
Vinegar Teeth #3 (Of 4), $3.99

DC COMICS
Aquaman #34 (Cover A Andy Kubert), $3.99
Aquaman #34 (Cover B Joshua Middleton), AR
Aquaman The Legend Of Aquaman TP, $19.99
Batman #43 (Cover A Mikel Janin), $2.99
Batman #43 (Cover B Olivier Coipel), AR
Batman New Gotham Volume 2 TP, $24.99
Batman Sins Of The Father #2 (Of 6), $2.99
Batman Tales Of The Man-Bat TP, $19.99
Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #5 (Of 6)(Cover A Freddie E. Williams II), $3.99
Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #5 (Of 6)(Cover B Kevin Eastman), AR
Batwoman #13 (Cover A Dan Panosian), $3.99
Batwoman #13 (Cover B Lee Bermejo), AR
Bombshells United #14, $2.99
Brave And The Bold Batman And Wonder Woman #2 (Of 6), $3.99
Cave Carson Has An Interstellar Eye #1 (Cover A Michael Avon Oeming), $3.99
Cave Carson Has An Interstellar Eye #1 (Cover B Christian Ward), AR
Damage #3, $2.99
Deadman #5 (Of 6), $3.99
Deathbed #2 (Of 6), $3.99
Flash Volume 5 Negative TP, $14.99
Future Quest Presents #8 (Cover A Guillem March), $3.99
Future Quest Presents #8 (Cover B Stephane Roux), AR
Green Lanterns #43 (Cover A Will Conrad), $2.99
Green Lanterns #43 (Cover B Brandon Peterson), AR
Harley Quinn #40 (Cover A Amanda Conner), $2.99
Harley Quinn #40 (Cover B Frank Cho), AR
Injustice 2 #22, $2.99
Justice League #41 (Cover A David Yardin), $2.99
Justice League #41 (Cover B J. G. Jones), AR
Justice League Task Force Volume 1 Purification Plague TP, $29.99
Nightwing #41 (Cover A Bernard Chang), $2.99
Nightwing #41 (Cover B Yasmine Putri), AR
Planetary Volume 2 TP, $24.99
Super Sons #14 (Cover A Jorge Jimenez), $3.99
Super Sons #14 (Cover B Dustin Nguyen), AR
Superman #43 (Cover A Patrick Gleason), $2.99
Superman #43 (Cover B Jonboy Meyers), AR
Superman Action Comics The Oz Effect The Deluxe Edition HC, $29.99
Swamp Thing Winter Special #1 (Jason Fabok 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $7.99
Wonder Woman Forgotten Legends TP, $16.99

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Barbarella #1 (Cover P Atlas Comics Signature Series Edition), $75.00
Gwar Orgasmageddon TP, $17.99
James Bond The Body #3 (Of 6)(Cover A Luca Casalanguida), $3.99
James Bond The Body #3 (Of 6)(Cover B Luca Casalanguida Black & White Variant), AR
Pathfinder Spiral Of Bones #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Diego Galindo), $4.99
Pathfinder Spiral Of Bones #1 (Of 5)(Cover B Jonathan Lau), $4.99
Pathfinder Spiral Of Bones #1 (Of 5)(Cover C Marco Santucci), $4.99
Pathfinder Spiral Of Bones #1 (Of 5)(Cover D Jen Vaughn), $4.99
Pathfinder Spiral Of Bones #1 (Of 5)(Cover E Diego Galindo Black & White Variant), AR
Pathfinder Spiral Of Bones #1 (Of 5)(Cover E Jonathan Lau Black & White Variant), AR
Pathfinder Spiral Of Bones #1 (Of 5)(Cover E Marco Santucci Black & White Variant), AR
Pathfinder Volume 2 Of Tooth And Claw TP, $19.99
Vampirella #11 (Of 11)(Cover A Philip Tan), $3.99
Vampirella #11 (Of 11)(Cover B Stephen Segovia), $3.99
Vampirella #11 (Of 11)(Cover C Cosplay), $3.99
Vampirella #11 (Of 11)(Cover D Jimmy Broxton), $3.99
Vampirella #11 (Of 11)(Cover E Cosplay Virgin Variant), AR
Vampirella #11 (Of 11)(Cover F Philip Tan Black & White Variant), AR
Vampirella #11 (Of 11)(Cover G Jimmy Broxton Black & White Variant), AR
Vampirella #11 (Of 11)(Cover H Philip Tan Virgin Variant), AR

IDW PUBLISHING
30 Days Of Night #4 (Of 6)(Cover A Ben Templesmith), $3.99
30 Days Of Night #4 (Of 6)(Cover B Piotr Kowalski & Aurore Folny), $3.99
30 Days Of Night #4 (Of 6)(Cover C Ben Templesmith), AR
Angry Birds Comics Furious Fowl HC, $12.99
Comic Book History Of Comics Comics For All #4 (Cover A Ryan Dunlavey), $3.99
Comic Book History Of Comics Comics For All #4 (Cover B Ryan Dunlavey & Adam Guzowski), $3.99
Corto Maltese The Golden House Of Samarkand GN, $34.99
Dungeons And Dragons Shadow Of The Vampire #1 (IDW’s Greatest Hits Edition), $1.00
Gears Of War The Rise Of RAAM #3 (Cover A Ryan Brown), $3.99
Gears Of War The Rise Of RAAM #3 (Cover B Whilce Portacio), $3.99
Gears Of War The Rise Of RAAM #3 (Cover C Whilce Portacio), AR
Ghostbusters Answer The Call #4 (Cover A Corin Howell), $3.99
Ghostbusters Answer The Call #4 (Cover B Philip Branesky Funko Variant), $3.99
Ghostbusters Answer The Call #4 (Cover C Photo), AR
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #64 (Cover A Andy Price), $3.99
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #64 (Cover B Sara Richard), $3.99
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #64 (Cover C Tony Kusisto), AR
Punks Not Dead #2 (Cover A Martin Simmonds), $3.99
Punks Not Dead #2 (Cover B Caspar Wijngaard), $3.99
Punks Not Dead #2 (Cover C Martin Simmonds), AR
Samurai Jack Quantum Jack #5 (Of 5)(Cover A Michael Avon Oeming), $3.99
Samurai Jack Quantum Jack #5 (Of 5)(Cover B Warwick Johnson-Cadwell), $3.99
Samurai Jack Quantum Jack #5 (Of 5)(Cover C Craig Kellman & Scott Wills), AR
Spider King #2 (Of 4)(Cover A Simone D’Armini), $3.99
Spider King #2 (Of 4)(Cover B Jakub Rebelka), $3.99
Star Trek New Adventures Volume 5 TP, $29.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #20 (Cover A Freddie E. Williams II), $4.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #20 (Cover B Dave Wachter), $4.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #20 (Cover C Tim Lattie), AR
Transformers The IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 7 HC, $49.99
We Spoke Out Comic Books And The Holocaust HC, $49.99

IMAGE COMICS
Black Science Vollume 7 Extinction Is The Rule TP, $16.99
Cyber Force Rebirth Artifacts Volume 3 TP, $16.99
Dark Fang #5, $3.99
Death Of Love #2 (Of 5), $3.99
Descender #28 (Cover A Dustin Nguyen), $3.99
Descender #28 (Cover B Dustin Nguyen Little Robot Variant), $3.99
Dissonance #2, $3.99
Evolution #5, $3.99
Further Adventures Of Nick Wilson #3 (Of 5)(Cover A Pete Woods), $3.99
Further Adventures Of Nick Wilson #3 (Of 5)(Cover B Ian Churchill), $3.99
Hit-Girl #1 (Amy Reeder 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Ice Cream Man #2 (Martin Morazzo 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Ice Cream Man #3 (Cover A Martin Morazzo & Chris O’Halloran), $3.99
Ice Cream Man #3 (Cover B Mike Shea), $3.99
Kick-Ass #2 (Cover A John Romita Jr.), $3.99
Kick-Ass #2 (Cover B John Romita Jr. Black & White Variant), $3.99
Kick-Ass #2 (Cover C Francesco Francavilla), $3.99
Kill Or Be Killed #17 (Cover A Sean Phillips), $3.99
Kill Or Be Killed #17 (Cover B Sean Phillips Virgin Wraparound Variant), $3.99
Monstress #15 (Cover A Sana Takeda), $3.99
Monstress #15 (Cover B Sana Takeda Virgin Wraparound Variant), $3.99
Moonshine #8 (Cover A Eduardo Risso), $3.99
Moonshine #8 (Cover B Rafael Albuquerque), $3.99
Moonshine #8 (Cover C Eduardo Risso Virgin Wraparound Variant), $3.99
Moonstruck Volume 1 TP, $9.99
Outcast By Kirkman And Azaceta #34, $3.99
Regression #8, $3.99
Rumble #4 (Cover A David Rubin), $3.99
Rumble #4 (Cover B Marcial Toledano Vargas & Dave Stewart), $3.99
Rumble #4 (Cover C David Rubin Virgin Wraparound Variant), $3.99
Southern Cross #14, $3.99
Stray Bullets Sunshine And Roses #33, $3.99
Walking Dead #170 (Ken Haeser Zombie Head Variant Cover)(Dynamic Forces), AR
Witchblade #4 (Cover A Roberta Ingranata), $3.99
Witchblade #4 (Cover B Roberta Ingranata Virgin Wraparound Variant), $3.99
Youngblood #10 (Cover A Jim Towe), $3.99
Youngblood #10 (Cover B Rob Liefeld), $3.99

KODANSHA COMICS
Kiss Me At The Stroke Of Midnight Volume 4 GN, $12.99
Wake Up Sleeping Beauty Volume 3 GN, $12.99

LEGENDARY COMICS
Pacific Rim Aftermath #3 (Of 6), $3.99

MARVEL COMICS
Amazing Spider-Man #796 Mike Hawthorne 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows #17, $3.99
Astonishing X-Men #1 (Mark Brooks Variant Cover)(Charles Soule Signed Edition)(Dynamic Forces), AR
Avengers #681 (Mark Brooks 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Avengers #685 (Cover A Mark Brooks), $3.99
Avengers #685 (Cover B Terry Dodson New Mutants Variant), AR
Avengers Omnibus Volume 3 HC (Alan Davis Book Market Cover), $100.00
Avengers Omnibus Volume 3 HC (John Buscema Direct Market Cover), $100.00
Cable #155 (Cover A Daniel Warren Johnson), $3.99
Cable #155 (Cover B Ryan Stegman), AR
Cable #155 (Cover C Tyler Kirkham New Mutants Variant), AR
Captain America #698 (Chris Samnee 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Doctor Strange Damnation #3 (Of 4)(Cover A Rod Reis), $3.99
Doctor Strange Damnation #3 (Of 4)(Cover B Ron Lim), AR
Doctor Strange Damnation #3 (Of 4)(Cover C Leinil Francis Yu New Mutants Variant), AR
Doctor Strange Damnation #3 (Of 4)(Cover D Greg Smallwood Connecting Variant C), AR
Doctor Strange Damnation #3 (Of 4)(Cover E Rod Reis Tarnation Variant), AR
Generation X Volume 3 Survival Of The Fittest TP, $19.99
Incredible Hulk #714 (Cover A Mike Deodato Jr.), $3.99
Incredible Hulk #714 (Cover B Geoff Shaw), AR
Iron Fist #78, $3.99
Iron Fist Volume 2 Sabretooth Round Two TP, $17.99
Iron Man Hong Kong Heroes #1 (Cover A Justice Wong), $3.99
Iron Man Hong Kong Heroes #1 (Cover B Gang Hyuk Lim), AR
Iron Man Hong Kong Heroes #1 (Cover C Bill Crosby), AR
Marvel Masterworks Ka-Zar Volum

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Karl Smart
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The main "Australian arm" of The Outerhaven. Karl primarily spends time playing and reviewing video games while taking time to occasionally review the latest movie or piece of gaming technology.