Welcome to Pull It Together, where the goal is to narrow the massive field of comic book titles to the ones you shouldn’t overlook. It isn’t about what’s on my pull list, it’s about what could be on yours!
We’re Marvel-heavy this week with lots of exciting new issues from the house that Lee (and Ditko, and Kirby, and et al.) built.
She-Hulk will feature Captain America, and Hawkeye guest stars on Black Widow! Ahh, it’s like there’s a party in my pull box and the Avengers are all invited. But so is Batwoman, with the release of the trade paperback collection of J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman’s final work on the series. If you’re looking to dig into a quick new series, you’ll want to check out The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage. And last, but certainly not least: Lumberjanes is back. Let’s take a look!
Each comic in the following gallery is listed with its official teaser summary (in italics) and my own commentary (below that) where applicable.
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Angel and Faith Season 10 #6
Faith's next mission for Deepscan is one she can't resist — tracking the missing Riley Finn in South America. The girl has got some residual guilt over that military demon hunter. Meanwhile, in London's Magic Town, Angel is confronted by yet another old frenemy.
Batwoman Vol. 4: This Blood is Thick
After taking down Medusa, Batwoman is caught in the crossfire between Batman and the D.E.O.! The organization has their sights set on the Dark Knight and could be using Batwoman to capture him. But is Batman the true threat?
This trade collection, out this week, contains issues #18-24, the last work of J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman on the series before they
resigned as co-creators due to excessive editorial interference and the effect of DC's blanket ban on married superheroes on the story lines they'd created for Batwoman.
Black Widow #10
Because you demanded he shows up in more than just two panels: Black Widow v.s. Hawkeye! Plus, how could their fight cost Isaiah his life?
Hawkeye guest stars in
Black Widow. OMG.
The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage #1 (of 5)
Doctor Mirage talks to the dead... but the only spirit Shan Fong can't find is that of her late husband, Hwen. Instead, America's favorite semi-retired paranormal investigator is haunted and raw, using her gift to solve homicides and bring peace to the recently bereaved. But when a big-time occultist with a classified military past hires her for a special job, Shan discovers a lead that might close the greatest mystery she's ever tackled — how to get Hwen back. Now, Doctor Mirage must enter the undiscovered country and cross all the realms of the underworld, if she has any hope of rescuing the man she loves... or be forever lost beyond the earthly plane.
Writer Jen Van Meter's new miniseries sounds right up our alley.
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three of its series about teenagers at a school that's , to make the transition back to class a little easier. Two, totally worse than yours on sale Five Weapons and Deadly Class, are about assassin schools. The other is about... some kind of death cult? With time travel? And lots of allusions to Plato's cave? Look, Morning Glories is nuts. And now you can get it digitally for real cheap, as long as you act before the end of Thursday.
Archery is a vital skill for any Lumberjane — it teaches balance and precision, which these scouts are definitely going to need with the Bear Woman back! The Lumberjanes are on a chase through the woods and it might be time for some answers.
After some printing troubles,
Lumberjanes is finally back!
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Vol. 5
The ponies embark on their greatest adventure yet as they travel to a new world in desperate need of aid in 'Reflections.'
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #23
A special one-shot issue featuring the ponies' pets! When some new trouble comes into Ponyville, all of our normal heroes are incapacitated. Luckily help is on the way in the form of Angel, Owlicious, Gummy, Tank, Winona and Opal! Will they be able to use teamwork to save the day?
New 52 Events Sale
September has always been a big month for the New 52. It launched in September, and on its first anniversary it dedicated a month to #0 issue origin stories. The next year, the villains took over. All books from both event months are
on sale for $1 each this week. Being a broad selection of stories from dozens of creative teams, the books run the gamut from fantastic to mediocre, so my advice is just to look for writers and artists that you like.
...And definitely get
Batwoman #0. Seriously, I'm probably getting a line from it tattooed on my body.
Rocket Raccoon #3
Everyone’s favorite pistol-packin’ procyon* finally finds himself face-to-face with the intergalactic imposter. It’s macho ado about everything as Macho Gomez guest-stars and the Ex-Terminators are hot on Rocket’s tail!
*Procyon is the scientific term for raccoon, obviously.
Charles Soule and Javier Pulido's acclaimed run continues! She-Hulk takes on a new client: Captain America! Meanwhile, Patsy does a little digging on the Blue File.
Captain America guest stars in
She-Hulk with the beginning of a brand new multi-issue story arc! Start it here!
Steven Universe #2
Steven is in the annual Beach City Bike Race, and he and Connie are deep into training mode! But everything gets a little crazy when the Gems get involved, and Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl's worry about Steven might do more harm than good!
Slowly, I will convert you all to
Steven Universe fans.
Tiny Titans: Return to the Tree House #4 (of 6)
Welcome to Atlantis! With the help of Aqualad and Lagoon Boy, the Tiny Titans seek another location for their long lost treehouse. Sounds like a good idea!
Are you looking forward to picking up a title this week that isn’t in Pull It Together? Mention it in the comments and I’ll take a look! Just remember: PIT only covers one week at a time, not one month! If it’s not coming out this week, it won’t be on the list.
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