Back when I first started writing Spotlight Sunday posts, they were preceded by something I called Weigh-In Wednesday, in which I would post a listing of all of the comics I picked up on New Comic Book Day and give readers the opportunity to vote on which of the comics I should write about on the following Sunday.
It…wasn’t a popular feature, rarely receiving many votes, and often ending in ties.
Eventually, some changes in my life meant that I couldn’t make it to the comic shop on Wednesday, so I dispensed with the voting, but I continued listing my purchases in a post I called Showcase Saturday.
Eventually, I dispensed with that, too, and I made some changes to how Spotlight Sunday worked, no longer limiting myself to writing about a comic from that week’s purchases, allowing myself to start writing about other comics in my collection.
Still, I have to believe that someone is interested in seeing what comics I buy in a given week, and I feel like it would be nice to have something that appears on a regular basis between Unbaggings, so I’m adding this new featured called The Pull List.
Let’s see what I bought on the most recent New Comic Book Day:
Hellboy: Weird Tales TPB
Some of the best writers and artists in comics team up to present stories of giant bats, demon children, jetpacks, haunted circuses, and rusted out spaceships. It’s old-fashioned pulp fun featuring one of the greatest heroes of modern comics. Join Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and a slew of talented collaborators for this spooky selection of truly weird tales, collected for the first time in paperback! o Collects Hellboy: Weird Tales volumes 1 & 2 for the first time in paperback.
Unbreakable Red Sonja #2E
Sonja and her unexpected new companion struggle to stay ahead of unnatural horrors hunting them on the open road but, if they can’t find a way to trust each other, their quest will be lost before it’s barely begun… As we head toward 2023, the 50th anniversary of the She-Devil With a Sword, Dynamite’s newest sweeping story of sword & sorcery high adventure continues from writer Jim Zub (Conan the Barbarian, Dungeons & Dragons, Avengers) and artist Giovanni Valletta (John Wick, James Bond)!
Writer Jim Zub
Artist Giovanni Valletta
Superman: Kal-El Returns 1A
Written by Mark Waid, Sina Grace, Alex Segura, and Marv Wolfman Art by Max Raynor, Dean Haspiel, Jack Herbert, and Reilly Brown Kal-El has returned from his long sojourn to Warworld, but what ramifications does this hold for the broader DC Universe? In this special issue, we’ll spotlight Kal-El’s reunion with the Dark Knight, Jimmy Olsen, the Justice League, and…Lex Luthor?! Plus: witness the never-before-revealed look at the moments leading to Superman’s abduction by Pariah in the Dark Crisis event! The march toward Action Comics #1050 continues in this essential special volume!
Writer Sina Grace | Mark Waid | Marv Wolfman | Alex Segura
Artist Clayton Henry | Dean Haspiel | Jack Herbert | Max Raynor
Colorist Lee Loughridge | Alex Guimaraes | Marcelo Maiolo | Trish Mulvihill
Letterer Dave Sharpe
Cover Artist Dan Mora
Editor Paul Kaminski
Editor in Chief Marie Javins
Nubia & The Justice League Special 1A
In honor of her 50th anniversary, Nubia is joining the Justice League! After years separated from Man’s World, the Amazons’ most powerful warrior and now queen has been called in to save the day and work alongside the world’s greatest heroes. What danger awaits our hero and her new teammates? Find out in this special that shows a bright new future for the character!
Writer Becky Cloonan | Michael Conrad | Stephanie Williams
Artist Alitha Martinez | Amancay Nahuelpan
Colorist Alex Guimaraes | Tamra Bonvillain
Letterer Pat Brosseau | Becca Carey
Cover Artist Travis Moore
Editor Brittany Holzherr
Editor in Chief Marie Javins
So that’s the first Pull List. Future installments will be timelier and will most likely feature more books.
Be on the lookout for Mail Call posts, too, in which I’ll share some of the comics I’ve bought online. That won’t happen as often as the weekly trips to the comic shop, but it is a regular occurrence. You can see my most recent mail call here.
Born and raised in the sparsely populated Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Jon Maki developed an enduring love for comics at an early age.