The Pull List #121 – August 25 2017

batminaldiA 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. 



Redneck #5



Creators: Donny Cates & Lisandro Estherren/Colorist: Dee Cunniffe
Letterer: Joe Sabino/Image

Father Landry is a vampire doodoo doodoo doodoo set to drayayain doodoo doodoo doodoo the Bowmans’ whole lives…and that bit’s run its course.  Anyway, dramatic revelations abound in Redneck’s latest issue and there’s a bit of a confrontation between parties.  Cates’s dialogue is excellent, carrying character and emotion every step of the way.  Estherren’s artwork matches him blow for emotional blow, though, when it comes to actual blows, the style renders much of it quite static which is disappointing, much like this run-on sentence.  Still, despite all my rage, Redneck is still just a rat in a cage.  …Hmm, not sure how I can sync that up with an actual statement well whatever the book is good.

Detective Comics #963




Story: James Tynion & Christopher Sebela/Words (Script): Christopher Sebela
Pencils & Inks: Carmen Carnero/Colors: Ulises Arreola & Kelly Fitzpatrick
Letters: Sal Cipriano/DC Comics

Spoiler’s back and in a tenuous alliance with Anarky.  But also, we get some great Clayface moments in this issue, so it rounds it out.  Tynion & Sebela efforts on the exposition and emotion front exemplify why this book usually wins BOOK OF THE WEEK  every time it’s featured.  Clayface’s speech of his concerns of losing himself and backtracking all the progress he’s made is particularly poignant.  Carnero does wonders here, playing with Karlo’s monstrous malleability as well as in the fight scene later in the book.  Spoiler-centric plots have been spotty since the book’s second arc, but one can only hope that this one will come around.  If nothing else, it will still be Detective Comics.

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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