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!
get all your October preorders in? Excellent! We won’t have to look ahead to November until next month, so lets see what’s out this week. Two Adventure Time books are hitting stands, as well as the latest in the teamup between a starstruck Ms. Marvel and Wolverine. Storm’s ongoing series hits its second issue, The Wicked + The Divine is back with its third, and if you’re following Wonder Woman, you won’t want to miss an installment of Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang’s final story arc. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
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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Adventure Time: Banana Guard Academy #2 (of 6)
Root Beer Guy has his first class of Banana Guard recruits and it's time to send them to boot camp. With the Head Banana Guard looking over his new class, what could possibly go wrong? Unfortunately, these Bananas are a little more than bruised by this new class and they're not going to make it easy. Will Gingerbread Muto, Tree Trunks, Gum Drop Lass, Peppermint Butler, and Mr. Cupcake make it through?
Adventure Time #31
The world of Ooo is a quiet place, where candy and creatures stick to themselves and nothing ever happens.
This issue changes everything! Batwoman must make a choice that Maggie's not willing to make! And where does Nocturna fit into all of this?
Bravest Warriors Vol. 3
Catbug is the most dangerous creation in the universe and now it's up to Chris to save the world and Catbug.
This trade paperback edition collects issues #9-12.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10 #6
What should have been a simple exorcism turns into a disaster for Buffy and the Scoobies when, instead of horrors, a demon fights back with blissful childhood fantasies! Fray artist Karl Moline returns!
DC Comics Multiverse Sale!
Thanks to another Comixology sale, you can get
many stories that deal with the nature of DC Comics' multiverse setting for cheap right now, and before that scares you off, there's some great work in here. Here are my recs:
52: Written for weekly publication over a year, with a team of writers and artists much like a television show, 52 is a great first look into the DC Universe beyond Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. Also, it follows Renee Montoya's journey to becoming the superhero The Question.
Kingdom Come: Mark Waid envisions a pre-Crisis DC Universe that was allowed to grow old and imagines what might happen if the heroes returned. It's a blockbuster story, illustrated beautifully by Alex Ross. If you buy only one issue, buy the 4th one and read the incredible stand-alone epilogue.
Superman/Batman #51: I don't want to say too much about this one going in. Just know that it's one of my favorite single issue stories in this series.
The critically-acclaimed and captivating story of Elektra's search for redemption reaches a bloody climax. Legendary assassins go head to head at the edge of the world, but it looks like Elektra's soul is right at Death's door.
A fight is coming between Rose Red and Snow White, and everybody knows it — except maybe Rose Red and Snow White. The only trouble is, they've been pegged as highly magical creatures all of their lives, but the true measure of that magic is only now being revealed. When they do finally throw down with each other, will it be a personal duel, or all-out war involving thousands?
Locke & Key Sale!
The entirety of for a dollar per issue on Comixology at the moment. I have heard it's very good. Perhaps you have heard it's very good? Perhaps this is your time to check it out. Locke & Key is on sale
Ms. Marvel #7
IT'S WOLVERINE! Kamala may be fan-girling out when her favorite (okay maybe Top Five) super hero shows up for some help, but that won't stop her from protecting her hometown. Who is the Inventor, and what does he want with Kamala and all her friends? Maybe Wolvie can be of some help.
My Little Pony: Friends Forever #8
It's road trip time with Applejack and Rarity! When the two friends discover they are headed to the same destination, they naturally decide to ride together. A seemingly easy trip turns disastrous when calamity upon calamity interrupts their journey! Will Applejack and Rarity's friendship... or sanity... survive the trip?
Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #1
Diana Prince: Amazon warrior, ambassador to Man's world, or champion of women in need? All of the above! This digital-first anthology series will bring some of comics' greatest talents to Themyscira, and give them leave to explore Diana, her world — and ours! Gail Simone and Ethan Van Sciver kick things off when Oracle calls for help after the entire Bat-Family gets sidelined. But when Wonder Woman steps into the breach, Gotham City's criminals get the surprise of their lives! Then, Amanda Deibert and Cat Staggs take Diana to school, where she meets her biggest fan!
What's this, you say? Didn't
Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman come out last week? You'd be right, but you still might be interested in this week's print release.
Sensation Comics is a digital first release, it also gets a print release every now and then that collects its shorter digital editions in one floppy book just like a monthly title. This print edition collects the first two digital installments of the series just as the second installment becomes available online.
Storm is on a mission to use her extraordinary powers for the betterment of not just mutantkind, but the entire world. When wayward youth start disappearing from the streets of New York, Storm is reminded of her own past as a thief and decides to investigate. But little does she suspect that the culprit behind the disappearances is one of her oldest foes: Callisto!
Super Secret Crisis War: The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy #1
A malfunctioning robot crash-lands in Billy and Mandy's school! Billy wants to keep it, Mandy wants it out, and Grim is just confused. As the robot starts causing havoc, it's up to our heroes (and Billy) to put an end to the mayhem!
Billy and Mandy tie-in to Cartoon Network's crazy dimension melding crossover event is written by Kate Leth!
A 'Superman — Doomed' tie-in! Kara must deal with the fall-out of the green Kryptonite skies over a dead Earth, and the horrors still to come!
Supreme Blue Rose #2
Diana Dane is being transported by Darius Dax in the hunt for the mysterious Ethan Crane. It's a car ride that takes her a lot further than she expects: out into the nature of the universe itself.
Teen Titans Go! #5
How do Beast Boy and Cyborg kill time between missions? By making prank calls, of course! Plus: A package for Raven leaves the rest of the Titans asking, 'What's in the box?!'
Chenglei is starting to find himself in Shu, the Chinese city built under a Tree: but things are starting to find him, too. There's a storm coming, and the pressure is starting to be felt all over the world.
'What Whispers in a Wode': What indeed! But don't worry, you'll find out soon enough — after some sword-fighting, horse-stealing, spooky-forest-riding, soldier-tracking, nightmare-enduring, and corpse-finding, of course! Also: a teensy bit of Mistwalker. See how nice we are to you?
The Wicked + The Divine #3
Laura has no choice. She has to go underground to find the goth-goth-gothity-goth of the Morrigan. Is this the most ill-advised underworld-related decision since Orpheus decided to see how Eurydice was doing in the back seat? To find out, read the comic that people are literally calling 'The one by GILLEN/McKELVIE/WILSON with the very long title.'
Is this the end of Olympus and the gods? Wonder Woman is locked in a desperate battle with the First Born with the destiny of immortals at stake — and she must make a decision that will effect the lives of those she loves most.
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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