The Pull List: Comic books you should read this week (Feb. 20, 2019)

There are a lot of comic books that come out every week, and it can be hard to try to navigate the waters to try to find something new, or for a first-time reader, try to find a good starting point.

There are a plethora of good comic books coming out this week, so let’s take a look at my picks for the comics you should be reading: Batman No. 65/ The Price Pt. 3

Writer: Joshua Williamson

Artist: Guillem March

These Flash/Batman crossovers are becoming a yearly occurrence, putting two of DC’s best detectives on the case. On this mini-event, Flash and Batman are investigating why Gotham Girl would go out of her way to destroy the Flash Museum in Central City. Usual Batman writer, Tom King is taking a break while Flash writer, Joshua Williamson, is taking over the titular Dark Knight book.

These Batman/Flash crossovers are excellent, and Williamson does a good job of emphasizing the dynamic between Flash and Batman, especially when there is tension after the events of Heroes in Crisis have affected the entire Justice League. Really looking forward to seeing where this goes.

Avengers No. 15

Writer: Jason Aaron

Artist and Colorist: David Marquez

With all the wars currently going on in the Marvel Universe, the War of the Vampires might be the most interesting of them all. Currently, as all hell is breaking loose (quite literally) after Dracula was forced out of Castle Dracul. The Avengers, with their newest member Blade, are now in charge of making sure these vampires don’t get to the rest of the population. The supernatural, which is one of my favorite genres in comics, is not widely used in the Marvel main continuity, which is why I’m interested to see where Jason Aaron and David Marquez take in the next chapter in this vampire civil war. Mars Attacks No. 5

Writer: Kyle Starks

Artist: Chris Schweizer

Kyle Starks has done a fantastic job of mixing elements from the classic Mars Attacks franchise with an endearing story of a father and son, finally bonding. Unfortunately, their bonding is happening during the end of the world. Make sure to pick up the last issue of this, unfortunately short fun, run. If you were a fan of the 1996 movie, or the original trading card game, this Starks and Schweizer run is right up your alley.

Aquaman No. 45

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick

Artist and Colorist: Robson Rocha

Amid the Aquaman -mania, it seemed as good a time as ever to read this, as a new creative team, Kelly Sue DeConnick, writer, and Robson Rocha, artist, just started. After the Justice League event of “Drowned Earth,” we are going to find out if Arthur will be able to regain his full memory and come back as Aquaman.

American Carnage No. 4

Writer: Bryan Hill

Artist: Leandro Fernandez

From the revived Vertigo imprint, American Carnage is, perhaps, the heaviest, most grounded and most culturally relevant book out right now, and that makes for a very interesting read. After an assault on an African American man goes wrong in American Carnage No. 3, undercover FBI agent Richard Wright has to deal with that fallout and will have to deal with how to deal with the white supremacist group he infiltrated, starts to splinter from within.

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