The Pull: A Look at the Comics Dropping the Week of October 16th

The X-Men train keeps rolling, Gideon Falls doubles up, and we run deep on titles I’m trade waiting. All that and more in this edition of The Pull, my weekly breakdown of my buys, recommendations and curiosities in comics.

Book of the Week: X-Men #1

Continuing to write about the X-Men these days feels over the top on occasion, as I’ve written what feels like a lot about Hickman’s relaunch (and there’s more to come). It’s everywhere, and not just here. These comics are just hot, hot, hot, and for good reason. They are also very good. With that in mind, I wanted to make something else the Book of the Week, and I’ll endeavor to do that with future debuts of this line.

But I just can’t do it for X-Men #1, Jonathan Hickman and Leinil Yu’s debut for the Dawn of X effort. It’s the flagship book, it’s an A-list team, and my god, Oliver Sava said it has a Nextwave energy to it. How I can not make it the pick? That’s a perfect storm for a comic I’m going to be all about. So this comic is earning maximum hype, a 10 out of 10 on the David interest scale. While I look to bring diversity to my Book of the Week picks, this one can’t be ignored. It’s Hickman again, at least for one issue.

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