The Pull: A Look at the Comics Dropping the Week of June 12th

We begin at the end, as this edition opens with me saying goodbye to a comic that…it kind of seems like I’m the only person who likes? Let’s look at that and more in this week’s edition of The Pull.

Comic of the Week: G.O.D.S. #8

The conversation around G.O.D.S. has dwindled quickly. Maybe that’s deserved in a way. It’s been an unusually small book for something with such a significant build-up and pedigree. But it’s also been a solid one, and sometimes it’s surpassed that. Take issue #7, its penultimate chapter. That Dimitri-centric issue was genuinely excellent, as it was a smart, heartfelt tale with exceptional art by Valerio Schiti and Jonathan Hickman at his most personal and character-centric. It was one of the better Marvel issues I’ve read this year, as the title feels like it’s really hitting its stride…right as it ends. I’ve liked G.O.D.S. throughout, but in a weird way, it will mostly be remembered for its misses as much as its hits, which is a shame. I hope it ends up closing strong, and that someday we’ll see more from these characters and this creative team, even if the two don’t cross paths again.

Trade/Graphic Novel of the Week: The Hunger and The Dusk Vol. 1

This is a creator play as much as anything. While this sounds like a strong enough fantasy story, I’m picking this up for G. Willow Wilson, Chris Wildgoose, and the eternally underrated MSassyK. That’s a great creative team, and the kind of one I can believe can produce good comics in any genre. We’ll see if I am right this week!

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