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The TALKING COMICS Pull List – January 25th, 2017


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 – January 25th, 2017



Animosity: The RISE Marguerite Bennett & Juan Doe


The Dregs #1 – Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson & Eric Zawadzki


Lady Castle #1 – Delilah Dawson & Ashley A. Woods

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink #6 (of 6) – Brendan Fletcher, Kelly Thompson, Tini Howard & Daniele Di Nicuolo

Warlords of Appalachia #4 (of 4) – Phillip Kennedy Johnson & Jonas Scharf

  • This series has been somewhat inconsistent so far, but I’m happy to say there’s more good than bad to report.  How this inaugural arc ends should be telling — we’ll have a good idea about this series’ potential going forward.  -Max


Briggs Land #6 – Brian Wood & Mack Chater

  • This is my favorite new series.  Wood’s writing sets a slow burning, tense tone that Chater really compliments with his artwork.  A story about a strong woman surrounded by men who aren’t used to her ilk — relevant, much?  -Max

Harrow County #20 – Cullen Bunn & Tyler Crook

Serenity: No Power in the Verse #4 (of 6) – Chris Roberson & Georges Jeanty, Karl Story

Hellboy: Winter Special 2017 – Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, Scott Allie & Paul Grist, Christopher Mitten

Spell on Wheels #4 (of 5) – Kate Leth & Megan Levens

Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes #5 (of 5) – Tim Seeley, David Walker & Fernando Dagnino

SLAYER: Repentless #1 (of 3) – Jon Schnepp & Guiu Vilanova


Action Comics #972 – Dan Jurgens & Stephen Segovia

Batgirl #7 – Hope Larson & Chris Wildgoose

  • I greatly enjoyed Hope Larson’s first arc on Batgirl, and seeing that she’s taking Barbara back to Burnside has me even more stoked for the start of this next story. Rafael Albuquerque’s art will be missed but I’m looking forward to seeing Chris Wildgoose take a shot at filling that void. -John D.

Batman ‘66 Meets Wonder Woman ‘77 #1 –  Jeff Parker, Marc Andreyko & David Hahn, Karl Kesel

Detective Comics #949 – James Tynion IV, Marguerite Bennett & Ben Oliver

  • One of the best things about Detective Comics being a bi-weekly series is that it’s so freaking good there isn’t a long wait between issues. That’s certainly the case this week as we get the finale to the two-issue “Batwoman Begins” arc that will no doubt set the stage for the Batwoman solo book beginning next month. And it has Ben Oliver on art again, which is worth more than the price of admission alone. -John D.

Justice League of America: KILLER FROST REBIRTH – Steve Orlando, Jody Houser & Mirka Andolfo

Kamandi Challenge #1 – Dan Abnett, Dan DiDio & Dale Eaglesham, Keith Giffen, Scott Koblish

Justice League/Suicide Squad #6 (of 6) – Joshua Williamson & Howard Porter

  • This event is filled with fun action and some good character interactions, the art for some issues has fell short, but with Howard Porter on art duties I have hope that this will not be the case for the final issue. – Lorna.

Odyssey of the Amazons #1 – Kevin Grevioux & Ryan Benjamin

Wonder Woman #15 – Greg Rucka & Liam Sharp


Back to the Future: Biff to the Future #1 – Bob Gale, Derek Fridolfs & Alan Robinson

D4VEocracy #1 – Ryan Ferrier & Valentin Ramon

JOE HILL GRAPHIC NOVEL COLLECTION  – Joe Hill, Stephen King, Jason Ciaramella, Chris Ryall & Zach Howard, Nelson Daniel, Charles Paul Wilson, Vic Malhotra


Dante – Matt Hawkins, Jason Ning & Darick Robertson

  • This has the possibility to intrigue, but also to be oversaturated based on the solicitation.  This is a 48-page one-shot, so you’re getting your bang for your buck with this one.  Looking forward to see what Image and the creative team does with this one-shot.  -Max

Loose Ends #1 –  Jason Latour & Chris Brunner

  • I’m a huge fan of Latour’s artwork on Southern Bastards, and the single issue that he penned was pretty good as well.  The latter is what intrigues me about Loose Ends, as does the setting of this crime-romance.  Latour is not shy for his love of the south on Twitter and in interviews, and I think his firsthand knowledge of the backdrop could serve this story incredibly well.  -Max

Saga #42 – Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

  • I don’t want to read this because I know it’s going to end in heartache, not to mention it will be the last Saga issue for months so whatever Vaughan and Staples leave this issue on will just linger. But, this is Saga and the current arc has been incredible, so this is obviously a must-buy this week, even if I’m probably going to be crushed by it. -John D.


Avengers #1.MU – Jim Zub & Sean Izaakse

Black Panther #10 – Ta-Nehisi Coates & Brian Stelfreeze

Captain America: Steve Rogers #10 – Nick Spencer & Jesus Saiz

Civil War II: The Oath #1 – Nick Spencer & Rod Reis

Daredevil #16 – Charles Soule & Goran Sudzuka

Doctor Strange #16 – Jason Aaron & Chris Bachalo

 ^After a lull at the end of the last arc, this series is back to telling an engagingly  cosmic (and comic!) story anchored by some of the most astounding art!–Bob


Bloodshot USA #4 (of 4) – Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite


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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