August Pulls: Trying Something New, Revisiting Old Favourites
10 Aug. 2015

August Pulls: Trying Something New, Revisiting Old Favourites


Here is what we are reading this month! You can choose to read any or all of these books to be a part of this podcast. Just head to your local library, book store, comic shop, Comixology, or find a friend with a copy that you can borrow, and start reading! Once you’ve finished reading, send us an email with your thoughts! Did you like the book? Why? What are your thoughts on the writing? The art? The characters? The premise? We’ll read one or two emails for each book on the Podcast; one of those emails could be yours! We will always lean toward the more thought-provoking emails that will allow us to carry on the conversation. The episode will be released on September 1.

 

Mike’s Pull: PRETTY DEADLY, VOL. 1: THE SHRIKE

By Kelly Sue Deconnick and Emma Rios.

Available in paperback (ISBN: 978-1607069621) from Image Comics. Also available on Comixology and as single issues Pretty Deadly #1-5.

Death’s daughter rides the wind on a horse made of smoke and her face bears the skull marks of her father. Her origin story is a tale of retribution as beautifully lush as it is unflinchingly savage. “It’s a perfect match for the gorgeous, dizzying artwork in a sumptuous palette-overlaid panels add intricate choreography to fight scenes, and detailed, whirling splash pages beg for long-lingering looks.

 

Kurtis’s Pull: WE3

By Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly.

Available in hardcover (ISBN: 978-1401230678) and paperback (ISBN: 978-1401243029) from Vertigo Comics. Also available on Amazon Kindle and Comixology and as single issues We3 #1-3.

With nervous systems amplified to match their terrifying mechanical exoskeletons, the members of Animal Weapon 3 (WE3) have the firepower of a battalion between them. But they are just the program’s prototypes, and now that their testing is complete, they’re slated to be permanently “decommissioned,” causing them to seize their one chance to make a desperate run for freedom. Relentlessly pursued by their makers, the WE3 team must navigate a frightening and confusing world where their instincts and heightened abilities make them as much a threat as those hunting them – but a world, nonetheless, in which somewhere there is something called “home.”

 

Reader Pull: BONE, VOL. 1: OUT FROM BONEVILLE

By Jeff Smith.

Reader Pull suggested by Karl Germyn.

Available in hardcover (ISBN: 978-0545800709) and paperback (ISBN: 978-0439706407) from Scholastic Graphix. Also available on Comixology and many, many other collected editions, and single issues Bone #1-6.

The BONE adventures tell the story of a young bone boy, Fone Bone, and his two cousins, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone, who are banned from their homeland of Boneville. When the cousins find themselves mysteriously trapped in a wonderful but often terrifying land filled with secrets and danger – and special new friendships – they are soon caught up in adventures beyond their wildest dreams.

 

About the author

After receiving a copy of Web of Spider-Man #60 at his 10th birthday party, Kurtis has had a lifelong passion for comics. In 2011 he published his first book, CHUCK JONES: THE DREAM THAT NEVER WAS (IDW/Library of American Comics), featuring CRAWFORD, the unknown comic strip from the legendary Looney Tunes director. He is also the creator/cartoonist of KIDS, EH?, a daily comic strip about the real life funny things his kids say and do and co-host of the PULLBOX PODCAST, an international graphic novel book club podcast. Kurtis' taste in comics include everything from classic comic strips (Terry and the Pirates, Polly and Her Pals) to kid's comics (Zita the Space Girl, Ghostopolis) to Franco-Belgian bande dessinée (Freddy Lombard, Monsieur Jean).

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