Welcome to Pull it Together, where the goal isn’t to tell you exactly what comics you should read, but to narrow the field by showing you titles you shouldn’t overlook. It isn’t about what’s on my pull list, it’s about what could be on yours!
For special attention this week, I direct you towards Comixology’s
Guardians of the Galaxy sale, as the second collection of Greg Rucka’s Lazarus and the finale of The Wake. Each comic in the following gallery is listed with its official teaser summary (in italics) and my own commentary (below that) when applicable.
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It all ends here! The final extra-length issue of Fatale ! There's so much story that we needed a lot more room. Will Josephine's final secrets be revealed? Will there be much tragedy? Will Brubaker and Phillips fans love all the crazy extras jammed into this special final issue? Yes, yes, and yes.
Maybe not the best time to jump on the series, but no doubt there are some fans out there who are excited about this release!
Guardians of the Galaxy Sale!
Just in time for the movie! You've got until next Sunday, August 3rd, to
grab some cheap as heck comics about the Marvel movies' newest superteam.
Harley Quinn #8
It all comes down to this: Harley finally tracks down some of the mysterious hired killers who have vexed her since the start of the series! But what's she going to do with them? Enter the Scatapult!
Kate gets to the bottom of the greatest mystery in the entire Marvel Universe right this very hot second: just who the H is that guy in the trench coat that seems to live in her cat food aisle? The answer may surprise you. Or maybe not, maybe you're super-good at this kind of thing. Anyway, a simple investigation dovetails into Kate's desperate race to stay one step ahead of the woman that's sworn to kill her: Madame Masque, and what started off as a zany summer vacation gets a little bloody. Buckle up, buttercups.
Hawkeye now, folks, since it looks like issue #22 will be our last of Matt Fraction and David Aja/Annie Wu's run on the series.
Lazarus Vol. 2
The second story arc in the New York Times bestselling series. Forever uncovers rebellion brewing in LA, and the Barrets, a family of 'Waste,' undertake a 500-mile journey to Denver in the hope that one of their family will be noticed by the Carlyles and 'lifted' to Serf status.
If you're waiting on the trade for Greg Rucka's
Lazarus, wait no longer. Volume 2, collecting issues #5-9 of the series, goes on sale tomorrow.
Robin 101 Sale!
Fresh off last week's Batman sale, Comixology brings us
dozens of cheap issues of Robin comics. Here are my *ahem* expert recommendations:
— Did you miss
A Death in the Family or Dark Victory in last week's sale? Did you grab The Long Halloween and now want more? Good news. To recap: ADitF is the hilariously dated story of the death of Jason Todd. Dark Victory is the direct sequel to my favorite Batman comic of all time.
Robin: Year One #1-4: Together, Dark Victory and Robin: Year One make, in my opinion, the most convincing argument yet for the question of "Why Robin?"
— A Lonely Place of Dying: The story of Tim Drake becoming Robin. Don't be confused, it's told over five issues between two different titles, but here are the ones you should get:
Batman #440-442, and New Titans #60 and #61. The reading order is 440, 60, 441, 61, 442.
— Stephanie Brown Comics: Comixology has also included two Stephanie Brown as Robin comics! I can't personally vouch for these, as Stephanie was made Robin for
not the most altruistic of reasons, but if you're a Steph fan, now is a great time to pick them up.
Silver Surfer #5
The demon, Shuma Gorath, is ready to cast the Earth into Eternal Chaos! The problem is, if the Silver Surfer, the Hulk, and Dr. Strange CAN find a way to stop him... it's Dawn Greenwood who will have to pay the price... with her life.
The truth about Veil leads even more eyes to focus on the strange young woman found wandering out of an empty subway tunnel. Passions run high around her as the body count increases, but is she just an object of desire—or a force to be reckoned with in her own right?
Greg Rucka's Veil makes its debut on Pull it Together. The original series is nearly brand new, making it easy to catch up.
Issues #1-3 are a dollar off on Dark Horse Digital.
The Wake #10
The series Buzzfeed called 'the best horror comic of the year' and Comics Alliance rated 'most unpredictable' and 'uncanny and uncategorizable' comes to a shocking conclusion. Will Leeward uncover a history buried thousands of leagues beneath the sea - or will the waves come crashing down on what little land is left?
The Wake that immediately springs to my attention. Something something horror comic something something terrible under the ocean. The most catchy qualities it has for me is Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy working together and a female lead. But really, I'm not that into horror.
I say this all to lend weight to the fact that I've read two issues of this comic, missed the third, and have been salivating over its trade paperback release ever since. Its final issue can only mean that the book is imminent, and I can finally find out what Snyder has being doing with this story.
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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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