The Pull List: Comic books you should read this week (May 1, 2019)

There are a lot of comic books that come out every week, and it can be hard to try to navigate the waters to try to find something new, or for a first time reader, try to find a good starting point.

This week’s pull list of comic books has  a few number ones, which are a great starting point for new readers, or for old readers. It’s a great week to pick up some new series!

 

Credit to Marvel comics and cover artist David Finch

Savage Avengers No. 1

Writer: Gerry Duggan

Artist: Mike Deodato

The most brutal group of characters ever assembled have joined the Savage Avengers, a very intriguing group who are ready to do some brutal avenging. Wolverine, Venom, Elektra, Punisher, and Conan the Barbarian all star in the newest iteration of the iconic Avengers team, who will no doubt make for a very interesting read. Savage Avengers is Marvel’s answer to DC’s Justice League Dark: a non-traditional group of antiheroes that explore some uncharted territories of their universe. This is definitely a must read!

 

 

Thanks to DC and cover artist Greg Capullo

DCeased No. 1

Writer: Tom Taylor

Artists: Trevor Hairsine, James Harren, Stefano Guadiano

What happens when the zombie apocalypse hits a universe with superheroes? Well writer Tom Taylor and artists Trevor Hairsine, James Harren and Stefano Guadiano will let us know how the DC superheroes would react to the living dead inheriting the earth. This highly anticipated run is a six-issue miniseries that is no doubt going to be one of the most anticipated reads of the summer. It will be really interesting to see if they decide to turn any of the heroes into Zombies. There is only one way to find out!

 

 

 

Credit to Dark Horse Comics and cover artist Jill Thompson

Beasts of Burden Presence of Others No. 1

Writer: Evan Dorkin

Artist: Jill Thompson

If the sentence, “paranormal investigating, talking dogs” peaks your interest, and of course it should, then Beasts of Burden: Presence of Others is a must read this week. While the talking, supernatural detective dog aspect is interesting, it’s not the only reason to pick up this title, as the Beasts of Burden books are genuinely some of the most unique books out there. And they’re also great books for suspense, supernatural and dog lovers. It’s only a two-issue miniseries, so make sure to check the first issue. And if you like this, also make sure to pick out Beasts of Burden: Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men trade paperback collections.

 

Credit to DC Comics and cover artist Andy Kubert

Batman No. 70

Writer: Tom King

Artist: Mikel Janin, Jorge Fornes

We are finally out of the “Knightmares” arc, and we are finally going to get some answers as to who captured and drugged Batman and for what reason. It looks as though writer Tom King and artists Mikel Janin and Jorge Fornes are going to give us their tour of Arkham Asylum, as Batman is going to try to fight his way out. Batman No. 70 inches out closer to the ultimate battle between Bane and Batman, which has been building since the first few issues of King’s run.

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Credit to DC and IDW comics and cover artist Freddie Williams II

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III No. 1

Writer: James Tynion IV

Artist: Freddie Williams II

In the third installment of this fan favorite title, Batman and the Ninja Turtles will look to take on Krang and stop him from destroying both of their universes. These crossovers between DC and IDW biggest titles have been incredibly fun, and seeing the dynamic between Batman and each individual Ninja Turtle works extremely well and makes for a great read. If you haven’t yet, make sure to pick up the first two chapters of this trilogy, which is from the same creative team, before picking up this issue on Wednesday!