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The TALKING COMICS Pull List – June 1st, 2016


Every Wednesday, the Talking Comics collective will post a mega-list of the comics they’re most excited to pull off the shelves that week. With the wide range of personal tastes on our staff here, you know there’s bound to be something worth sampling come New Comic Book Day!!!

Then, check back here on Thursday and Friday to see if the comics on the Pull List met the team’s expectations with reviews and quippy quotables!!!


New Comic Book Day – June 1st, 2016



Giant Days #15
Giant Days #15

Power Rangers: Pink #1 – By Brenden Fletcher & Kelly Thompson, Art by Daniele De Nicuolo & Sarah Stern

  • [Editor’s Note: Our very own Angela Fowler had the opportunity to read and review this book early! Check out her positive review and read her thoughts on why you should BUY THIS BOOK!]

Giant Days #15 – By John Allison, Art by Max Sarin & Liz Fleming 

  • Top of the pile every month. ‘Nuff said. – Mara


Buffy: The High School Years – Freaks & Geeks – By Faith Erin Hicks & Yishan Li 

Buffy: The High School Years
Buffy: The High School Years
  • I’m a huge Buffy fan AND I’m a huge Faith Erin Hicks fan. LET’S DO THIS!!!! – Joey


Batman Rebirth #1 – By Tom King w/ Scott Snyder & Mikel Janin

  • This is it. The start of a new era in the world of Batman…sort of. Batman Rebirth #1 is the first crack that new series writer Tom King is taking at the character, though previous series writer Scott Snyder is still contributing to this story, which involves the Calendar Man. I’ll admit my excitement for this one is not at the level it should be given it’s freaking Batman, but I love Mikel Janin’s artwork so much it hurts. And at $2.99 it’s going to be hard to pass up any of these Rebirth titles (especially with that nasty $5.99 price on Civil War II, yuck!) –John D.
Green Arrow: REBIRTH #1
Green Arrow: REBIRTH #1

Green Arrow Rebirth #1 – By Benjamin Percy & Otto Schmidt

  • I’ll be picking this book up exclusively because of the wonderful Green Arrow/Black Canary panels from last week’s DC Universe Rebirth. And the fact that Ollie’s got his goatee back. That’s all that has ever mattered to me… – Joey

Superman Rebirth #1 – By Peter J. Tomasi, Art by Doug Mahnke & Jaime Mendoza

  • The last Superman book I read was the one where he went on a walkabout to learn about humanity or something like that. With the positive reviews of Superman: Lois & Clark, I think I’m ready to dive back into the character and learn more about Truth, Justice, and the American way.  – Mara


Satellite Falling #2
Satellite Falling #2

Satellite Falling #2 – By Steve Horton & Stephen Thompson 

  • Satellite Falling is my new jam, combining an interesting science fiction-based premise and a kick-butt female bounty hunter protagonist. The first issue told us a lot about our hero, Lilly, and I hope this second issue will add even more depth to her character, as well as the world surrounding her on Satellite. Not to mention when we last left Lilly she was in quite the pickle. How will she escape?! Will she even escape? I don’t know! But I want to find out! –John D.


Paper Girls #6
Paper Girls #6

Paper girls #6 – By Brian K. Vaughan & Cliff Chang 

  • Paper Girls is not exactly a surprise hit given the incredible amount of talent behind the book, but the first arc went in places no one expected. What’s that mean then for Paper Girls #6, which starts a whole new arc for our heroines? No idea! But that’s what’s great about this series:  you never know where it’s heading. John D.


Civil War II #1 – By Brian Michael Bendis & David Marquez 

Civil War II #1
Civil War II #1
  • I really dug Civil War #0. I’m in, guys. I get why many are not, so I’ll let you know how this whole thing goes (and if it’s worth atrocious price tag). – Joey

Spider-Women Event Omega – By Dennis Hopeless & Nico Leon

  • This has been the most satisfying and fun “event” that I’ve read in quite some time. Writers Dennis Hopeless, Jason Latour, and Robbie Thompson have kept the focus of each tie-in on the lead character as the story flowed through issues of Spider-Gwen, Silk, and Spider-Woman, whilst also moving the “big plot” forward in an effortless way! Although I can’t wait to see how the story wraps up, I’m more-than a bit sad that it will!–Bob 

    Spider-Women: Omega
    Spider-Women: Omega
  • I’m with Bob – this is a great example of how to do a crossover on a small scale. Each woman gets the perfect balance of involvement while moving the story forward. I cannot wait for the last issue to come out and the chance to review it all again.  – Mara

All-New Wolverine #9 – By Tom Taylor & Marcio Takara

  • I can’t help but continually praise the efforts of Tom Taylor and his All-New Wolverine. He’s taken Laura on quite a journey so far and this issue looks to be a reunion between her and her father Logan (who wasn’t exactly the best there is at being a good dad). Don’t let the Civil War tie-in aspect of this detour your purchase, All-New Wolverine is worth picking up regardless of your feelings toward Marvel’s new event. –John D.


Night Trap #1 (Lion Forge) – By Cullen Bunn & J.B. Bastos 

Night Trap #1
Night Trap #1
  • Cullen Bunn has had a great few years in the industry, but the area he has truly excelled is in the horror genre. The pitch here: “When a group of college kids rent a lake house for the weekend, they’re hoping for some relaxation and fun. Instead, they find an inescapable death trap!” Bunn is building on an older slasher film classic here, and I’m definitely willing to give this horror book a shot! – Joey


And that’s our Pull List for this week!!! If you happen to pick up any of these books, please join the conversation here or on twitter and let us know what you think! As we update the site with reviews and verdicts on these comics, we’d love to include your input!


Joey Braccino took his BA in English and turned it into an Ed.M. in English Education. Currently, he brings comics back in a big way all day every day to the classroom. In addition to proselytizing the good word of comics to this nation’s under-aged…

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