I Am Batman, Titans United and more: The GWW Pull List

Sep 17, 2021

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DC Comics once again headlines this week in comics with some Batman, Titans and Harley Quinn action. Here’s what GWW’s writers thought about the big books from this week:

Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn: the Animated Series – Eat, Bang, Kill Tour #1
DC Comics

Written by: Tee Franklin
Art by: Max Sarin
Color by: Marissa Louise
Letters by: Taylor Esposito

Picking up where season 2 left off, we catch up to Harley and Ivy as they run away from Jim Gordon and the GCPD. With the usual crazy antics of the TV series presented in comic form, we don’t need to wait for season 3 or a Twitter controversy involving the Bats sex life for more Harley Quinn content.  — Brian VillarCLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 5

I Am Batman #1

I Am Batman #1
DC Comics

Written by: John Ridley
Art by: Olivier Coipel
Colors by: Alex Sinclair
Letters by: ALW’s Troy Peteri

I Am Batman #1 is a strong opening for a character that writer John Ridley developed through the pages of Future State: The Next Batman. Jace Fox takes up the mantle of Batman, but makes Batman relevant for himself. This results in a grounded hero looking to fight for the overlooked and forgotten citizens of Gotham.Percy Waelchl CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 7.8

Titans United #1
DC Comics

WRITTEN BY: Cavan Scott
ART By: Jose Luis
Inks BY: Jonas Trinidade
Colors by: Rex Lokus
LETTERS BY: Carlos M. Mangual

If you’re a fan of the DC Universe-turned-HBO Max show, Titans, you’re getting more of those characters with Titans United. And it seems they’ve been dealt a problem that will put the likes of Nightwing and Red Hood on the same level as Conner Kent and Raven.While I plan to give Titans United #2 a look, I can’t say I’m a huge fan of Red Hood being in the mix. The character should present the team with more issues beyond his aggressive back-and-forth with Superboy. Of course, he’s in the mix because of the show, but this isn’t going to be the best representation of the character.  — Nick Friar

Score: 7.5

Want even more from DC Comics? Check out GWW’s review of Batman: Urban Legends #7!

Primordial #1
Image Comics

Written by: Jeff Lemire
Art by: Andrea Sorrentino
Colors by: Dave Stewart
Letters by: Steve Wands

There’s no question when Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino team up on a book, you read it. With vibes of “Department of Truth,” Primordial #1 delivers a chilling look back at the space race, but with an ominous twist. Lemire, as always, is a master at creating characters and building stories that immediately reel you in. Primordial #1 does just that.Joseph Gilmore CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 9.0

Maw #1

Written by: Jude Ellison S. Doyle
Art by: A. L. Kaplan
Colors by: Fabiana Mascolo with Federica Mascolo
Letters by: Cardinal Rae

We become accustomed to so much, so easily. Situations consume us until there is nothing left except an empty shell. The solicits for Maw # 1 indicated something happens during the issue that transforms the main character, but that isn’t even the beginning. This new horror series opens with content that may be uncomfortable and treacherous territory for some readers. Areas that once entered will definitely change you as well.B Ferg CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 8.8

Want even more from BOOM! Studios? Check out GWW’s review of Seven Secrets #12!

Moths #4
AWA/Upshot Studios

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

Through the first four issues, Moths has given J. Michael Straczynski’s The Resistance Universe its emotional center. While The Resistance titles provide more action and a quicker tempo, Moths is more character driven, which allows for a deeper connection between the reader and the story. While action may not be at the forefront of this particular issue, Moths #4 isn’t without it’s tense moments. — Joseph Gilmore CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 9.0

Fight Girls #3

Written by: Frank Cho 
Art by: Frank Cho
Colors by: Sabine Rich
Letters by: Sal Cipriano

And then there were five.

Frank Cho’s Fight Girls continues it’s torrid pace of wild action and wonderfully gruesome deaths. Aside from all of the creative fatalities, Fight Girls #3 continues Cho’s great story, with two fascinating plots racing on a collision course. Page-turning action leads to not one, but two great reveals that are setting up what should be an explosive conclusion. — Joseph Gilmore

Score: 9

For more on AWA Studios, check out the conversation GWW Radio’s TLDR had with AWA CCO, Axel Alonso.

Godzilla Rivals: Vs. Mothra

Godzilla Rivals vs. Mothra
IDW Publishing

Written by: Mary Kenney
Pencils by: SL Gallant
Inks by: Maria Keane
Colors by: Adam Guzowski

Godzilla Rivals is a series of one-shot comics by IDW. This second issue, Vs. Mothra, is centered around the humans impacted more that the Kaiju. Writer Mary Kenney centers the narrative around photographer Mima Kinjo. Kenney’s history of writing for video games (The Walking Dead: The Final Season and Spider-man: Miles Morales) shines through in her ability to convey an exciting and emotional story through a visual medium. Kenney’s other comic book writing for IDW, Read Only Memories and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, demonstrates her ability to create compelling narratives with existing licensed property. Godzilla Rivals: Vs. Mothra combines both of these strengths. Percy Waelchl CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 7.3

Looking for more comic book content? Go check out the latest episode of Geeks WorldWide Radio‘s TLDR podcast, where Joseph Gilmore and Nick Friar discuss comics weekly and talk to creators from the industry — available onSoundCloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify!

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