Pull List 5/9/10
So not only does Scott Snyder give us a kick ass Batman, which shows Bruce Wayne’s determination like never before, we also get the beginning of a wonderful pre-NOTO story involving Alfred’s father and a dark mystery at Wayne Manor. This has to be one of the strongest runs for the character in his history.
Batgirl has her hands full with a female talon as explosions rock Gotham and Commissioner Gordon is threatened by the Court with Barbara’s life. Another home run for Team Batman. Love the Haly’s Circus connection also.
Batman and Robin #9
Damian finally using his sadistic side in a helpful way by going one on one with a Talon after a general with a connection to the Court. It’s good when Damian is fighting and not being a complete douche.
Green Lantern #9
Green Lantern comes back in a big way with a great bit of backstory on Sinestro and the creation of the Indigo Lanterns. Some big secrets and you realize that Blackest Night was just a start.
The Ultimates #10
The aftermath of D.C’s disintegration has War Machine finding the new prez, all of the Ultimates becoming fugitives and Sue finding out her lovey dovey is the one trying to obliterate the world. Awkward.
X-O Manowar #1
The early 1400’s when the Roman Empire is expanding its territory. A warrior fights against them to keep his land. Sound like a sci-fi story yet? Don’t worry after that there is alien baby changelings, spaceships and the mysterious armor. I hope they don’t crap X-O up. Good first issue.
Pick of the week is obviously Batman with the Night of the Owls in full swing. The entire Bat staff has really given this huge crossover the quality that Scott Snyder always has in his Bat stories.
If you missed out on Free Comic Book Day don’t fret!! I’m sure all the local shops still have copies to pick up. Be sure and pick up the Justice League and The Guild freebies. They are quite awesome.