The Pull: A Look at the Comics Dropping the Week of October 23rd

Dawn of X continues this week, but it does not take the top spot in The Pull. Let’s start my buys, recommendations and curiosities off with one of my favorites returning for another season, ensuring it gets Book of the Week even in the face of the endless momentum behind the HiXMen.

Book of the Week: Kaijumax Season 5 #1

The Best Comic in Comics is back, as Zander Cannon’s kaijupalooza returns with its penultimate season, this time focusing on the Orange Mile, aka the part of the Kaijumax prison for death row inmates. Conceptually, that makes this arc the most high probability for tragedy, which is really saying something because dang, this book can be seriously sad at times. I used to say it was Godzilla meets Oz, but I need to now add a caveat: “Godzilla meets Oz but if it was plotted by Shakespeare.” This book is brilliant and funny, but boy is it a tragic tale at times.

I’m planning on writing about Kaijumax soon, so I don’t want to go too deep, but I will say this: I recommend a lot of comics on here, but there’s no title I recommend more wholeheartedly than this one. I wouldn’t say it’s for everyone, but for people who like big monsters or the apex of interpersonal dynamics, this is an absolute killer. I’ve said this before and I’ll say this again: Kaijumax is the best single issue comic series, full stop. I’m not saying it’s my favorite, as there are others I might enjoy more by a hair because they don’t tear my heart out. But I will say this is the best. Take that how you will.

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