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The TALKING COMICS Pull List – July 13th, 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 Sunday to see if the comics on the Pull List met the team’s expectations with reviews and quippy quotables!!!


New Comic Book Day – July 13th, 2016




Kong of Skull Island #1 – By James Asmus and Carlos Magno & Brad Simpson 

BOOM! Studios
Kong of Skull Island #1
  • I’m actually a big James Asmus fan (Gambit, anyone?), and this is a comic about a giant gorilla. Like, come on. Also, the level of detail in some of the preview pages is astounding. I trust BOOM!, so why not give it a shot? – Joey


DC Comics
New Super-Man #1

New Super-Man #1 – By Gene Luen Yang and Viktor Bogdanovic & Richard Friend

  • Yeah, we’d been waiting for Wonder Woman and we were so excited when it lived up to our expectation and then some. THIS is the book that I’ve been waiting for. I’m a huge Gene Luen Yang fan (American Born Chinese is life), and while I haven’t been able to keep up with his Action Comics run, I’m hoping this will be my perfect jumping on point. Also, gotta represent, yo. – Joey


Wonder Woman #2 – By Greg Rucka & Nicola Scott 

DC Comics
Wonder Woman #2
  • I know we’ve already had two issues of Greg Rucka’s return to Wonder Woman, but this is the issue I’ve been waiting for the most. Nicola Scott taking the reigns on art is going to mean that this book is going to look absolutely incredible (not that it doesn’t already), and the “Year One” story has me incredibly intrigued. It might be a little confusing for readers not in the know, but just stick with it, because I’m sure Rucka has a masterplan to draw both concurrent stories together at some point.–John D.
  • John and I are on the same wavelength! I’ve been a big fan of Nicola Scott’s work since her work on Gail Simone’s Birds of Prey (Ms. Scott signed a copy of #108 for me at a NYCC!), so even though I’ll miss Black Magick, I mean please… Rucka & Scott on WONDER WOMAN, right?!?–Bob
DC Comics
Nightwing: Rebirth #1

Nightwing: Rebirth #1 – By Tim Seeley & Yanick Paquette

  • While I for one greatly enjoyed what I read of Dick Grayson’s turn as a Spiral secret agent, I know there’s plenty of people that are going to be happy to have him back in the black and blue. Seeley is coming over off of Greyson, so the transition to writing Nightwing should be a relatively easy one.  I’m curious to see how the character returns “from the dead” as it were and how this sits with the various members of the Bat family (especially Batgirl). –John D.

Detective Comics #936 – By James Tynion IV & Eddy Barrows 

DC Comics
Detective Comics #936
  • Without a doubt, James Tynion’s Detective Comics has been THE bat-book to be reading since Rebirth, and with another issue already here (okay, so this twice shipping schedule is pretty nice), I can’t wait to crack this one open. Tynion has been serving all of the characters in this title extremely well, especially Batwoman and surprisingly enough, Clayface. There’s not much more to say except that if you aren’t reading Detective because of the daunting numbering, go back and pick up the last two, then pick this one up and hang on for an amazing ride. –John D.




Star Trek: New Visions “The Cage”–By John Byrne

  • John Byrne has been crafting this amazing series of “foto-novels” of either brand-new or sequel stories that can be seen as the “lost” fourth season of  the “Star Trek:TOS”, but on this one, he goes back to the original pilot that starred Jeffrey Hunter as Captain Christopher Pike, and I can’t wait to see how he handles it!–Bob


Marvel Comics
Scarlet – Book 1

Scarlet Book 1 (trade paperback)- By Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev

  • FINALLY. – 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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