We’re back with another installment of the Pull for the week of March 21st and this is my favorite Wednesday of the month because I get to read a new Batman issue as well as Moonshine and Kill or Be Killed. We’re keeping these short, sweet, and spoiler free for the week. My three favorite comics coming out on the same week make this almost too easy to write, but here we go!
Kill or Be Killed #17
Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
This is the best book in comics hands down and I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t be picking it up. You have the greatest duo in modern crime comics back together again writing some incredibly interesting and well thought out twists. This issue is almost meant to be a filler piece but it’s as intriguing as every other issue they’ve done together. The art is amazing, the writing, dialogue and inner monologue are second to none. There’s a reason this was picked up for a movie before their second arc even finished and if you want to be ahead of the curve, I urge you to pick it up as soon as you can.
Tom King and Mikel Janin
I’m not going to keep going on and on about how Tom King is humanizing the World’s Greatest Detective because by this point we all know how good this run is. This little arc has been really interesting, especially as someone who isn’t a huge Poison Ivy fan. I like that King takes his time on villains and gives them a depth we may not get to see in other iterations. I like all the psychological undertones in this issue and I especially love the friendship between Harley and Ivy as well as the strained relationship of Cat and Ivy. It’s a really interesting take on Poison Ivy that I don’t think should be ignored. You really get a sense of the characters intentions and almost feel sympathetic towards here. Almost.
Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso
After a brief hiatus from this book, it’s hard to jump right back in and see where things are headed. I’ll admit that I had to go back and reread the story because last month I had no idea what the hell was going on. We’re diving deeper into the origins of the wolfman and the southern backdrop makes for an interesting setting, especially for a supernatural story like this. Risso plays it safe with some of his older tricks but his art is my favorite thing about this series. Azzarello does a great job of nailing the dialogue between his characters but it sort of falls short everywhere else. I like this series a lot and will continue to read it out of my devotion for the creative team, but it kind of leaves a lot ot be desired.
That’s it for this week. Like I said, we’re keepin’ it short, sweet and to the point. Come back next week where we’ll be drooling over all of the WonderCon announcements.