We’re kicking off a new year of Pull List with two series that couldn’t be more different. Both feature men who are haunted by their troubled families, and each is still trying to untangle the damage to his psyche from his unpleasant childhood. But that’s about where the similarities end. The divide between the characters is bigger than Marvel vs. DC. Where Iceman is charismatic and playful, Mister Miracle is deep and introspective. Bobby Drake is a charming do-gooder and walking dad joke factory while Scott Free is an angst-ridden warrior who may be losing his mind.
Perhaps the biggest difference is that one comic book is demonstrably better than the other.
Bobby Drake finally gets his own solo series, but unfortunately Iceman disappoints with missed potential. It’s not the easiest series to jump into if you, like me, avoided Civil War II like the plague and nothing ...