Weekly Pull List: 4.9.14

This week, I'm highlighting 2.5 bats & a zombie. Specifically, Batgirl, Batman Eternal, last week's Detective Comics (I'm only counting it as half since it's a week late) and Walking Dead.

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Detective Comics #30 The series that launched the Batman is returning ever so slightly to its pre-New 52 noir feel.  It's the first time in a long time that the book has felt like it's own entity instead of a panel-tested what's what of the Batman universe. Batman_Eternal_Vol_1-1_Cover-1_Teaser Batman Eternal #1 This weekly - yes, weekly - series is an attempt to jump ahead into the future of Gotham and tell grittier stories that don't mesh well with the current continuity. It is actually a pretty promising premise, and it's attracting a who's who of creators to give Gotham a punch to the guts on a more frequent basis. Screen Shot 2014-03-29 at 12.00.43 PM Batgirl #30 This one is an in-betweener. Written by Marguerite Bennett - the same writer who filled in for the Zero Year issue of Batgirl - this issue seems to set up another future supernatural threat to Gotham all while memorializing Richard Grayson. Now, this is pure speculation, but my guess is that the Editorial Board brought her in to write this issue to further fuel speculation that Dick actually died at that hands of Lex Luthor in Forever Evil #6, but I'm still not convinced that they're going to write Dick out that easily. Especially so soon after Damian's death. It's possible, but I think highly unlikely. wd-cover-125-clr-med Walking Dead #125 I gotta say, after the mindfuck that Robert gave us at the end of issue #124, I'm happy to report that I predicted Rick's workaround. I don't want to spoil anything, because it is really good serial storytelling, but I do feel a bit smug after reading through the response letters to issue #124. People were freaking out, but I'm still cool as a cucumber. Oh, and this is a very satisfying issue. Check it out.