Happy April Fools Day 2015! On the day full of pranks, I will spare you any lame attempts at subterfuge and just give you my picks for comics this week. You’ll probably note that there’s a heavy DC slant from me this week. There’s that many important books that are dropping for me this week that DC is covering.
This is where it all begins. The final goodbye to the pre-New 52 Universe. Convergence is the DC summer event that takes over the entire publishing line. Unlike the other summer events, there’s going to be nothing coming out from DC while Convergence goes on while they complete their move from New York to Los Angeles. I find it weird that DC Comics feels they need to be closer to Hollywood to be an effective company, but the move seems more focused on media than it is the comics. As long as they put out good books, I really won’t care. Anyways, this issue is just a #0, but as #0’s go, it’s pretty important to me, as Convergence will return to many of the iterations that we have all grown up with for years, some of which that are preferred over the current incarnations. Pick it up to start saying your goodbyes…grab some tissues for me while you’re at it.
Harley Quinn #16
I’m calling it right now. I was iffy on this book when it first came out. Glad I got over myself. And as this is yet another in a long line of books that Jimmy Palmiotti and his wife Amanda Conner have put out that I have fallen for, I will forever more from this point on, pick up any book that they are heading. It’s that enjoyable for me. Harley’s escapades are a laugh-a-minute ride. The two are supposed to take on Starfire after Convergence ends. That will also be a immediate pick up for me. You’re committing a crime if you’re not reading Harley Quinn too.
Batman Eternal #52
What started as a promising Batman tale, has descended into an unintentional mess. There were many aspects of the story that I could have done without (the delving into the supernatural involving Jim Corrigan, The Spectre and Batwing, Catwoman becoming the #1 mob boss in Gotham) but as this is the last issue of the weekly series, I’ll be the good little completionist and pick it up anyways. Hey, DC, can we end this maddening experiment with weekly books from now on please? I’m not sure the writers (certainly the artists either) can’t keep up with the grind of putting out a weekly spectacle and keeping it in line with your monthly editorial narrative. Just stop it. Please?!
Wonder Woman #40
I totally skipped the initial Grant Morrison run. I can freely admit that. However, what I couldn’t miss was the return of Donna Troy to the DC Universe. Heretofore forgotten, Donna, in this incarnation is an instrument of a rogue faction of Amazons who seek to usurp the throne away from Diana. It’s not hard to imagine why they want Diana to step down. She’s wearing too many hats, but as this is the throne her mother held for quite some time, Diana won’t be going quietly into the night. Should be an epic showdown!
Star Wars: Kanan, The Last Padawan #1
If you’re a fan of Star Wars: Rebels, then you know who the star of this book is. What you don’t know is his mysterious backstory of how he escaped Order 66 at the end of the Clone Wars and how he managed to adopt a new identity and survive all those years. This book is the beginning of fleshing out those answers. I couldn’t resist getting this one too. Don’t expect it to stay in my list though, unless it completely blows me away.
What’s in your Pull List this week? Did I miss anything that I should have spotlight? Send me a Tweet and I’ll tweet you back!