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!
It’s a good week, with new series, new one shots, and new trade paperbacks, but before we get into that, let’s look ahead two months, to April’s pre-orders!
April: so many first time trade paperback collections!
Bee & PuppyCat, Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman, Penny Dora and the Wishing Box, and Lumberjanes are all having their first set of issues collected for the first time. They join veteran trade-havers Hawkeye, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10, Captain Marvel, Harley Quinn, and Bandette. And there are three new series that you should consider telling your shop to set aside for you.
The first is
Archie vs. Predator, which is exactly what it sounds like, from, yes, Archie Comics. Don’t expect more explanation, because I don’t have any. Then, Sleepy Hollow fans, your Sleepy Hollow comic miniseries might be over, but in April you’ll be treated to the one-shot Sleepy Hollow Origins. And finally, Pisces is new cerebral scifi “space horror,” an alternate history of the American space program, from Kurtis J. Wiebe, creator of Rat Queens. Definitely worth checking out.
But now… this week’s comics!
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Bravest Warriors #29
It's a Littlest Warriors one shot! This adorable standalone story of the Bravest Warriors on one of Danny's earliest birthday parties is filled with all the mischief you could expect when the gang is unleashed upon intergalactic skeeball, arcades, and ball pits!
Bravest Warriors is a oneshot! No exposition needed, no story to follow up on later. Get a taste of the comic series inspired by the cartoon.
Coffin Hill Vol. 2 and #15
While Eve delves into the terrible truth about the night she caught up with the notorious Ice Fisher, Nate struggles to protect the town's remaining witches from the menace of witch hunters.
Coffin Hill's second trade paperback collection is out this week, a compilation of issues #8-14. And now that you're all caught up, this week's Coffin Hill #15 is also out, so you can jump right into the next story arc, which begins with Eve Coffin being released from jail.
Harley Quinn Valentines Day Special
Love is in the air in New York City! The planet's richest bachelor, Bruce Wayne, is in town for a charity auction - and the highest bidder gets a date with Mr. Tall, Dark, and Brooding! Good thing Harley Quinn just came into some money (please, whatever you do, don't ask how). But can Bruce really spend a night with Harley without her learning how he spends his nights?
I don't know what to say about the summary for this
Harley Quinn one shot except that it sounds like the most amazing episode of Batman: The Animated Series to never be filmed.
Help Us Great Warrior #1
WHY WE LOVE IT: Madeleine Flores' tale of a smart, hilarious, and intensely capable little warrior enchanted us immediately with its unique sense of humor and mangainfluenced look and feel. We couldn't wait to bring it to you! WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: If you love the brand of kickbutt girl power that the Lumberjanes bring to the page each month, then this sword-wielding girl and her hilarious adventures will be exactly what you need to round out your pull list. Also, there are witches who turn everyone to hunks. What's not to love? WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Based on Madeleine Flores' popular webcomic, Help Us! Great Warrior is about a very powerful Great Warrior (natch) who protects her village from evildoers and looks great in her armor while doing it. Possessing great strength and even greater self-confidence, she's ready to kick some butts and save everyone, especially hunky guys.
Help Us Great Warrior is finally here! Need a refresher on the concept? Read our interview with Madeleine Flores! Otherwise, head to your local comic shop and check out the first ongoing adventure of Great Warrior, the most stylish, confident, and vaguely humanoid ball person in the land.
Princeless Pirate Princess #1 (of 4)
Princess Adrienne is back! This time Adrienne and Bedelia have found another young princess locked away in a tower and decided to rescue her. But Princess Raven is more than meets the eye and Adrienne may have finally met her match. The story that started in FCBD 2013 will finally be told with Limited Edition Variant cover by the original FCBD artist Soojin Paek.
Princeless is back! Jeremy Whitley's breakout series about a self-rescuing not-so-fair maiden and her dragon companion has a new installment. AND THERE ARE PIRATES.
Secret Six #2
What is Catman's strange secret - and how will it affect this new team? Find out in the second sensational issue of Secret Six !
The continuation of
Secret Six's triumphant return to DC continuity was delayed a month. But now we can finally get our hands on issue #2. I'm dizzy just looking at it, although maybe that's the cover...
Trees Vol. 1
Ten years after they landed. All over the world. And they did nothing, standing on the surface of the Earth like trees, exerting their silent pressure on the world, as if there were no-one here and nothing under foot. Ten years since we learned that there is intelligent life in the universe, but that they did not recognize us as intelligent or alive. Trees , a new science fiction novel by Warren Ellis (Transmetropolitan , Red ) and Jason Howard (Super Dinosaur , Astounding Wolf-Man ), looks at a near-future world where life goes on in the shadows of the Trees: in China, where a young painter arrives in the 'special cultural zone' of a city under a Tree; in Italy, where a young woman under the menacing protection of a fascist gang meets an old man who wants to teach her terrible skills; and in Svalbard, where a research team is discovering, by accident, that the Trees may not be dormant after all, and the awful threat they truly represent.
You know you're in for some nuts scifi with Warren Ellis, and
Trees has finally hit its first trade collection.
What are you picking up this week? Let us know in the comments!
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