Suicide Squad: Get Joker!, Mazebook and more: The GWW Pull List

Sep 10, 2021

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If you liked the Suicide Squad on the big screen, there’s another Task Force X you may want to look into. Especially because this Suicide Squad is led by a member of the Bat Family. Here’s what GWW’s writers thought about the big books from this week:


Suicide Squad: Get Joker! #2
DC Comics

Written by: Brian Azzarello
Art by: Alex Maleev
Colors by: Matt Hollingsworth

The first issue of Suicide Squad: Get Joker absolutely made up for the lull in the opening chapter of the series. But Suicide Squad: Get Joker! #2 needed to be uptempo from start to finish — and it did not disappoint in that regard. This Red Hood-led group is all over the place, so much so that Jason Todd has been very tame so far. Hopefully he gets a chance to let loose, too. That might be hard to do with the way he’s babysitting this group, though.  — Nick Friar

Score: 8.5


Black Manta #1
DC Comics

WRITTEN BY: Chuck Brown
ART BY: Valentine De Landro

This isn’t a character I care a ton about to begin with, and there really wasn’t too much done to get me invested. There are some interesting moving parts, but I’m not exactly sure where I should invest my energy.Nick Friar

Score: 7


Blue & Gold #2
DC Comics

WRITTEN BY: DAN JURGENS
ART AND COLORS BY: RYAN SOOK
LETTERS BY: ROB LEIGH

After a strong start to the new Blue Beetle and Booster Gold eight-issue series, Blue & Gold #2 was a bit of a letdown. The series’ first issue had a lot going on, but it was a success because of the humor. That’s what we expect from a Booster Gold book. But, Blue & Gold #2 didn’t really have a whole lot of yucks. There were only a couple, and they were limited to one page.Nick Friar CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 6.5


Mazebook #1
Dark Horse Comics

Writing and Art by: Jeff Lemire
Letters by: Steve Wands

A lonely building inspector still grieving the loss of his puzzle-loving daughter receives a mysterious phone call one night from a girl claiming it’s her and that she’s trapped in the middle of a labyrinth. Convinced that this child is contacting him from beyond this world, he uses an unfinished maze from one of her journals and a map of the city to trace an intricate path through a different plane of reality on an intense and melancholy adventure to bring his daughter back home. Looking for your emotions to take a hit on New Comic Book Day? Well, then look no further than Jeff Lemire’s Mazebook issue #1.Emmet CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

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Score: 9.0


Last Flight Out #1
Dark Horse Comics

Writer & Co-Creator: Marc Guggenheim
Artist & Co-Creator: Eduardo Ferigato
Colorist: Marcelo Costa
Letterer & Designer: Diego Sanches

When you get right down to it most people would agree we are all trying to do the best we can here on Earth. We want to make the most of time we are given. But what do you do when you realize that window is closing fast and you were so focused on one task you simply didn’t make enough time for another equally “critical” job. Marc Guggenheim and Eduardo Perigato take readers on a journey of sacrifice and self examination. Brace yourself for a last ditch effort in Last Flight Out # 1.B Ferg CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 10


Unbelievable Unteeens #2
Dark Horse Comics

Written by: Jeff Lemire
Art, Colors and Letters by: Tyler Crook 

Unbelievable Unteens comic-book artist Jane Ito finds her world flipped upside down after discovering that the heroes from her comics were not so fictional and she herself was one of them and had powers. As she and the team of underdog heroes once known as the Unteens begin to come back together they slowly discover what happened to them, why their memories were wiped, and who was behind this evil plot.Emmet CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 7.5


Not All Robots #2
AWA/UPSHOT STUDIOS

Written by: Mark Russell
Art by: Mike Deodato Jr. 
Colors by: Lee Louthridge

Not All Robots #2 continues what was started in the first issue of the series, blending science fiction and satire to tell a truly terrifying story. This issue does a great job of building the plot and setting up the dominos for a fantastic collapse. While the pace and action of the story may be slow at times, it’s commentary on today’s political climate that may be most terrifying. When you combine that with the potential for a human vs. robot war, Not All Robots is shaping up to be a tremendous series. — Joseph Gilmore

Score: 9


Ordinary Gods #2
Image Comics

Written by: Kyle Higgins
Art by: Felipe Watanabe
COLORS BY: FRANK WILLIAM
LETTERS BY: CLAYTON COWLES

Ordinary Gods #3 seemed a little slow out the gates at first — assuming you got a little confused with some of the names being thrown around at first, like me. Once I realized what the first few pages were setting up, my jaw dropped. — Nick Friar  … CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW 

Score: 8.5


The Me You Love In The Dark #2
Image Comics

Written by: Skottie Young
Art by: Jorge Corona
Colors by: Jean-Francois Beaulieu
Letters by: Nate Piekos of Blambot

The second issue of Skottie Young’s gothic horror story The Me You Love in the Dark is almost as bare as the house the main character has chosen to rent. And yet it is the minimalistic essence that makes it all the more intriguing. This leaves the reader as unsure as Rowena is about what is truly transpiring. — B FergCLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW 

Score: 9.3

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STAR TREK – MIRROR WAR #0
IDW Publishing

Story by: Scott and David Tipton
Art by: Carlos Nieto
Colors by: DC Alonso
Letters by: Neil Uyetake

This is a prequel of events an introduction to the crew of Star Trek: The Next Generation- The Mirror War. This year-long series starting on the 8th of September, better known as….. Star Trek Day will have a 13 issue run throughout the 12-month cycle. Concentrating on brand new adventures for Captain Picard and the crew of the ISS Enterprise-D. It took me by some surprise to see this extremely mucho and cruel Picard in action and left me feeling bad for his crew. Mirror Picard is not a man with empathy; he is dark and cunning willing to take what he deserves by force. Following the failure of their latest exploits, Picard and crew are summoned back to earth to report to the Emperor of the Terran Empire in person.

Score: 7.0



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