The Pull List #97 – March 8, 2017

A weekly column in which Jake gives short blurbs about the comics he’s picked up that week. Reviewed in the order read, which varies but generally by increasing anticipation.   Disclaimer: he knows very little about art, at least not enough to considerably honor such tremendous undertakings, so…yeh, there’s that.

Copperhead #11

 

Writer: Jay Faerber
Artist: Drew Moss
Colorist: Ron Riley
Letterer: Thomas Mauer
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Hey, remember Copperhead?  Apparently, it’s still a thing.  Picking up right where the last issue left off, Sheriff Clara Bronson has to investigate the murder of Copperhead’s mayor while forces in the shadows forces move against her. New artist Drew Moss brings a scratchier style than former artist Godlewski that is serviceable enough, though some facial expressions are a bit ill-defined.  Still, it’s good to see Copperhead back, and this latest mystery should prove to be an intriguing.
 
 
BOOK OF THE WEEK
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #18
Writer: Ryan North
Artist: Erica Henderson
Color Artist: Rico Renzi
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Marvel


After the revelation that her new mentor was in fact not a nice person, things escalate quickly for Squirrel Girl.  North makes the wise decision not to beat around the bush (because that’s not where squirrel’s live (in retrospect, that joke was not worth it)) with the plot, ramping up the drama while keeping that same classic SG humor.  Henderson’s art is, again, one of the highlights of the series and she and Renzi are obviously the perfect team for this series.  USG is consistently great and one of the funniest funny books on the stands.  
 
 
 

 

Detective Comics #952
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Christian Duce w/ Fernando Blanco
Colors: Alex Sinclair w/ John Rauch & Allan Passalaqua
Letters: Sal Cipriano
DC Comics


Lady Shiva and the League of Shadows have made their play and now have Batman’s team squarely in their sights.  Tynion has been building the threat of the League of Shadows essentially since the first issue and all that planning comes to bear in a big way.  Moreover, Lady Shiva is made credible in short order.  Duce and Sinclair keep the crowded fight scenes concise and crisp and the assisting artists keep things in line in separate scenes.  Things look grim for the Bat team, which is generally when Detective Comics is at its best.
 
 
 
The Wicked + The Divine #27
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Jamie McKelvie
Colorist: Matthew Wilson
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

 

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Anarchy.  As tragic and heart-breaking as it is.  
 
 

So what did you pick up this week?
Agree or disagree with anything said here?
Let us know in the comments.

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