We’re back for another installment of the Pull! Nothing crazy happened this week so we’re back on time and unaffected by peanut allergies. We have a solid staple from Tom King and an awesome #1 from Image Comics so lets dig in and see what’s good! I tried to keep it spoiler free this week but there’s a few slips here and there. If you haven’t read your books, do it now before reading!
Mister Miracle #7
Tom King and Mitch Gerads
We’re just over the halfway point in this series and I’m really loving the dynamic that King is going for with his storytelling. He’s taking a character that not a lot of new readers are aware of and doing some of his best writing with it. I’ve said it before but King has a real knack for humanizing fantastic characters and this book really lets his talents shine. This entry is probably my favorite in the entire series because as a father, I can completely relate to it even though there’s some elements of it that aren’t relatable in the slightest. This issue accurately
conveys the frantic nature that goes along with waiting for a child to come. All of that stress, uncertainty, and anxiety put to page but with gods and heroes. Mitch Gerads’ art is almost too perfect for this book and I love when him and King get the chance to work together because they compliment each other so well. Gerads’ frantic, scratchy art helps convey the mood in King’s words so perfectly that you couldn’t imagine anyone else doing it. I’m trying to keep this spoiler free because of how incredible this particular issue was. I urge you, if you haven’t already, to pick up this series now and start it from the beginning. Don’t wait for the trade because it’s not coming out until the entire story concludes in another six issues. Do yourself a favor and see why everyone is talking about this book.
Pornsak Pichetshote and Aaron Campbell
I’ve never been a fan of the horror genre but lately I’ve been reading a lot more supernatural/horror comics from Image. Infidel just started this week, and while it’s only a handful of issues long, I can tell that it’s going to be a solid release from this publisher. They’ve been kind of lackluster with their projects lately but 2018 is already showing a lot of promise. I didn’t know much about this going into it and I was pleasantly surprised by the artwork, storytelling and premise. It’s pretty hard to tell where it’s going but from what I gather, there was a mass murder in this apartment building that a Muslim woman and her fiance live in and it’s being haunted by xenophobic ghosts. I know, it’s a lot to take in but it’s told so well that it has me very excited for the following issues. I don’t want to spoil too much of this story because there’s some cool twists and turns, but I think it’s definitely worth your time.
That concludes a short week of the Pull! I’ll be back next week with a couple of my favorite titles!
Kill or Be Killed