Batman: Fear State Alpha, Lucky Devil and more: The GWW Pull List

Sep 3, 2021


There are always a few Batman titles from week-to-week, but it’s not every day one writer has issues for four separate series drop in the same day like Cullen Bunn this week. Lucky Devil, Basilisk, Phantom on the Scan and Parasomnia — some of which are on the GWW Pull List. Here’s what GWW’s writers thought about the big books from this week:

Batman: Fear State Alpha #1
DC Comics

Written by: James Tynion IV
Art by: Riccardo Federici
Colors by: Chris Sotomayor
Letters by: Clayton Cowles

Batman Fear State is a comic event pulling the threads of James Tynion IV’s Batman run, and the potential Gotham DC set up in Future State. Like DC’s Infinite Frontier #0, Fear State Alpha sets up the players and conflicts for this event. With all the pieces in play, Fear State looks to leave an impact on the Bat-family and all of Gotham.  — Percy WaelchlCLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 8.6

DC Comics


The journey continues through the multiverse in Batman/Superman 2021 Annual #1. From outer space where the mysterious Observer.I0 keeps an ever-watchful eye over multiple different realities. The world of the Knight and The world of Tomorrow, where Batman and Superman stand tall, respectively, despite the best efforts of their antagonists to destroy their worlds.JimCLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

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Score: 8.5

Lucky Devil # 2 Cover

Luck Devil #2
Dark Horse Comics

Written by: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Fran Galan
Colors and Letters by: El Torres

“Lucky Devil” is back! The second issue of the Dark Horse miniseries is finally out. In the first issue we were introduced to Stanley, a man who got supernatural powers after being possessed by a demon. Now, he uses his powers to create a cult that worships him.Matheus RibeiroCLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 10

The Witcher: Witch’s Lament #4
Dark Horse Comics

Written By: Bartosz Sztybot
Art By: Vanesa R. Del Ray
Colors By: Jordie Bellaire
Letters By: Aditya Bidikar

The Witcher: Witch’s Lament #4 dropped, and thus the ending of this mini-series is in sight. In the previous issue, we saw Giltine returning home. This should have been the end of Geralt`s latest quest. Things seem to rarely work out that easily for Geralt. With some peculiar behavior from everyone involved, Geralt soon realizes something is amiss. The journey from a small town with witch problems comes to an end, albeit a rushed, unforgiving end.JimCLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 6.5

Image Comics

Writer & Artist: Mirka Andolfo
Colorist: Simon Tessuto
Letterer: Fabio Amelia

Sampling this second issue of Sweet Paprika is similar to any excellent dish. There are hints and nods of the first flavors you enjoyed but, you also notice new sensations that catch you off guard. There are a lot of new storylines introduced which certainly leave me wondering what the next mouthful will provide.Matheus RibeiroCLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

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Score: 9.5

The Resistance: Uprising #5

Written by: J. Michael Straczynski
Art by: Mike Choi
Letters by: Sal Cipriano

I instantly got Resistance vibes when I started reading Telepaths #1. But things are a little different in J. Michael Straczynski’s newest AWA series. The biggest similarity is he’s building a new world where regular, everyday people are experiencing supernatural change they can’t explain. — Nick FriarCLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 8.5

Basilisk #4
BOOM! Studios

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Colorist: Alex Guimaraes
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire

Basilisk started off at a breakneck pace, then things slowed down a bit as Cullen Bunn and Jonas Scharf laid the foundation for this world they’ve created. But it was back to wild and crazy with Basilisk #4, and I could not be happier about that. Epic action, serious consequences and a major, quality question has come up. Oh, and these so-called “gods” are not too happy. — Nick Friar

Score: 9

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