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The TALKING COMICS Pull List – February 8th, 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 – February 8th, 2017



Infinite 7 #1 – Dave Dwonch & Arturo Mesa


Steven Universe #1 – Melanie Gillman & Katy Farina

Death be Damned #1 –  Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Andrew Miller & Konstantin Tarasov


Empowered: Soldier of Love #1 – Adam Warren & Karla Diaz

  •   It’s been a while since we’ve visited with Emp and Ninjette, and some strange things seem to be happening due to a visit by an embittered “International Magical Girl of Mystery”! As with all the Empowered off-shoots, I’m intrigued to see how the guest artists handle the characters, and based on the samples I’ve seen, Karla Diaz crafted something…magical.– Bob


Actions Comics #973 – Dan Jurgens & Stephen Segovia, Art Thibert, Patrick Zircher

All-Star Batman #7 – Scott Snyder & Tula Lotay

  • I know this hasn’t been a favorite Batman book for too many people, but I love the stories that Snyder still has left. He’s doing a lot of interesting collaborations on the art side as well so I look forward to seeing what comes of this issue. – Deanna

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #7 – Julie Benson, Shawna Benson & Claire Roe

Deathstroke #12 – Christopher Priest & Joe Bennett, Mark Morales

Detective Comics #950 – James Tynion IV & Marcio Takara

  • While I greatly enjoyed the brief “Batwoman Begins” interlude of the last two issues, I’m excited to return to the series proper considering where we left off prior. It seems like the team may be disbanded (or at least splintered) and with a new threat on the horizon–The League of Shadows–I’ll be curious to see how this new arc plays out. -John D.
  • I’m basically all in on the Batman books that are ongoing right now. And like John, I’m looking forward to how the League of Shadows story will turn out. – Deanna
  • I’m hoping that the dynamic doesn’t get changed too drastically, as the interaction between these disparate characters, and particularly Kate and Bruce, has been my favorite thing about this series.–Bob

Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps #14 Robert Venditti & Rafael Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: REBIRTH Steve Orlando & Ivan Reis, Joe Prado

  • I read the four one-shots leading up to this series, so I’m going to at least give this issue a shot to see if it’s something I’d like to follow along with. It amazes me how many books DC can fit Batman into, though. – Deanna

Suicide Squad #11 – Rob Williams & Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Richard Friend Superwoman #7 – Phil Jimenez

Titans #8 – Dan Abnett & Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund

  • Titans is the secret best team book DC is putting out right now, everyone. Although the last issue was technically the beginning of the new arc, this one is the official start of the Titans’ move to Manhattan, so it should provide a decent jumping on point for new readers. But let me tell you:  Titans has been worth it every month so if you can go back and pick up the previous seven issues, do it. Especially if you’re a fan of the old fun loving DCU. -John D.
  • This series has been one of the top ones for me. While I’ve been enjoying a lot of them and it wasn’t quite in my top tier when I ranked the Rebirth books, the art and story have both been fantastic. Definitely check this one out. – Deanna

Wonder Woman #16 – Greg Rucka & Bilquis Evely

  •  While losing Nicola Scott is going to be tough, having become a fan of Ms. Bilquis Evely       through her work at Dynamite on Doc Savage and Shaft (not to mention her fabulous work on the #8 “Cheetah” issue of this series!), I have great confidence that you’ll all be fans soon as well!–Bob


Green Valley #5 – Max Landis and Giuseppe Camuncoli

  • After Superman: American Alien I have come to trust Landis as a comic book writer and Green Valley has been a odd but awesome ride. This issue promises knights vs velociraptors, what more do I need to say. Lorna.

Motorcrush #3 – Babs Tarr, Cameron Stewart & Brenden Fletcher

  • I’ve really enjoyed the first two issues.  It’s been grittier and more adult than I had anticipated, since this is the same team that previously worked on The Batgirl of Burnside.  I appreciate the subtle commentary on celebrity culture and paparazzi, not to mention the artwork and developing story.  -Max

Moonshine #5 – Brian Azzarello & Eduardo Risso

  • This is one of the more unique series that I’m currently reading.  Azzarello really has the voice of the time period nailed down, and Risso’s art lends itself to sly fun and violence.  I’m hoping the creative team soon sinks its claws deeper into the werewolf aspect of the story.  Hopefully that’s somewhere in the meat of this issue.  -Max


Kingpin #1 – Matthew Rosenberg & Ben Torres


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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