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The TALKING COMICS Pull List – December 7th, 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!!!


This week’s contributors:

And lovingly edited by Joey Braccino (@joeybraccino)

New Comic Book Day – December 7th, 2016



stl026121Reggie and Me #1 – Tom DeFalco & Sandy Jarrell


Boom Box! 2016 Mixtape – Various

Jim Henson: Storyteller – GIANTS #1 Conor Nolan


Aquaman #12 – Dan Abnett & Philippe Briones

  • I have been up and down on this series since Rebirth. It started as an intriguing political book that has veered into something not quite as good. Looking forward to seeing that turn around. Nathan

stl026950Batman ‘66 Meets Steed And Peel #6 (of 6) – Ian Edginton & Matthew Dow Smith 

  •  This fun romp with two iconic properties of the Swingin’ Sixties is sadly coming to a close, but I know that I’ll be smiling nonetheless!–Bob

Green Arrow #12 – Ben Percy & Otto Schmidt

  • This book has also been up and down after a great start but has started to amp back up again. Percy is becoming one of my favorites and the art by Schmidt is always beautiful. Nathan

Injustice: Ground Zero #1 – Christopher Sebela & Pop Mhan

Nightwing #10 – Tim Seeley & Marcus To

  • Nightwing has been one of those finge titles for me where each time it comes out I enjoy it, but as a whole do not have as much of a fondness for it as something like Detective Comics or Wonder Woman. The “Night of the Monster Men” crossover took a bit of the wind of my sails for this book, and I do think The Raptor has seen far too much page-time as of late, but this issue marks the beginning of a new arc, so I’m looking forward to seeing what Tim Seeley has planned for Dick now as he heads back to Bludhaven. –John D.
  • I both agree and disagree with John on this title. I enjoyed Raptor as Seeley attempts to give Nightwing his own rogues gallery. I am hoping that the return to Bludhaven is the turning point for this series in a huge way. Nathan

stl027043Superman #12 – Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason & Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza

  • Supes vs. Frankenstein?  I’d normally be hesitant about this seemingly forced storyline, but this team has earned my trust.  Bring it.  -Max
  • I agree with Max here. This sounds kinda terrible. But this team has been crushing it and I actually think this is going to be pretty awesome. Nathan


X-Files: Origins #4 (of 4) – Jody Houser, Matthew Dow Smith & Chris Fenoglio, Corin Howell


stl027543Motor Crush #1 – Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr

  • For those that have been waiting for the next big thing from the former Batgirl creative team of Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr, well, this is it. Motor Crush #1 is finally here and early reviews are already praising this book. That’s no surprise, really, given how well these three creators reenergized Barbara Gordon over in the land of DC. Now, on their very own creator-owned title, I expect them to absolutely kill it..or crush it as it were. –John D.


A Year of Marvels: The Uncanny – Various

NOVA #1 NOW – Jeff Loveness & Ramon K. Perez

Slapstick #1 – Reilly Brown, Fred Van Lente & Diego Olortegui

stl027311Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1 – Kieron Gillen & Kev Walker, Salvador Larroca

  • Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca’s 25-issue run on Darth Vader, which concluded a couple of months ago, was a masterpiece. Although I had mixed feelings about Doctor Aphra’s character, which was created in that series, I will definitely be giving this one a shot. -Vivek


Norman: The First Slash #1 – Stan Silas


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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