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The Comic Book Pull List May 10: Here’s What You Need to Pick Up This Week

Jessica Jones Vol. 1 Uncaged, Marvel Comics

Wednesday is new comic book day and it’s never easy to pick out what comics are worth picking up. Here are some recommendations you will surly enjoy.

Black Panther and the Crew #2

written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and drawn by Butch Guice

Black Panther and the Crew #2, Marvel Comics
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Detective Misty Knight team up with Storm (from the X-Men) to further investigate the mysterious death of Ezra Keith. They discover that the threat they’re facing is much bigger than anyone expected. This series is just getting started, and it promises to bring in even bigger stars to team up with Misty and Storm. This is the early stages of Black Panther and the Crew and your best chance to get in on the ground floor.

A.D. After Death Book 3

written by Scott Snyder & Jeff Lemire and drawn by Jeff Lemire
A.D. After Death Book 2
This is the finalé of a fantastic little mini-series. Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire are a pair of powerhouse storytellers in comics today. They came together to tell a fantastical story about what would happen to the human race if we solved the problem of death and we all lived forever. This is the final book in large-book format and the past two books have been very interesting so make sure you check this one out.

 Detective Comics #956

written by James Tynion IV and drawn by Marcio Takara

 Detective Comics #956, DC Comics
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This is theist book of the ‘League of Shadows’ storyline. The last several issues have built up to this moment. It’s Batman, Batwoman, Batwing, Azreal, Clayface and Cassandra Cain versus Lady Shiva and the League of Shadows for the fate of Gotham City. It’s been hinted that at least one member of the Bat-family won’t survive this final fight. This issue will be at the top of my own reading pile for this week.  

Secret Warriors #1

written by Matthew Rosenberg and drawn by Javi Garron

Secret Warriors #1, Marvel Comics
Image: Marvel Comics

One of the first issues of the various tie-in series for Marvel’s big event Secret Empire. Since Hydra forces have taken control of America, former head of SHIELD, Daisy Johnson has gone into hiding. Now she is teaming up with an unlikely crew of heroes, including Moon Girl, Devil Dinosaur, Ms. Marvel, Karnak, and Inferno to strike back at Hydra and their newest leader, Captain America. This comic book series promises to be a fun combination of thrilling espionage and over-the-top action.

Jessica Jones Vol. 1 Uncaged 

written by Brian Michael Bendis and drawn by Michael Gaydos

Jessica Jones Vol. 1 Uncaged, Marvel Comics
Image: Marvel Comics

For fans of the Netflix series Jessica Jones or the original series it was based on, Alias, this collected trade paperback is a great spot to dip your toes back into the dark Marvel world that surrounds Jessica Jones. This book collects the first 6 issues of the new series that reunited Alias creators Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos. We pick up with modern day Jessica as she is leaving prison for unknown crime. All we know is that everyone has turned their backs on her, including the father of their child, Luke Cage. She did what she thought was right to protect the ones she loves but it might end up tearing her family apart.

What books are you reading this week? Is there anything we missed that we should put on our radar? Let us know in the comments below.

Jason Hall
Currently starting as a freelance writer, surrounded by comic books and always online.