April Pulls! No Superheroes This Month – But That’s Okay!
08 Apr. 2015

April Pulls! No Superheroes This Month – But That’s Okay!


We’re back with another round of graphic novels to discuss for The Pullbox Podcast! 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 May 1.

 

Mike’s Pull: STAR WARS: JEDI ACADEMY

By Jeffrey Brown.

Available in hardcover (ISBN: 978-0545505178) and paperback (ISBN: 978-1407138718) from Scholastic Inc . Also available on Comixology and Amazon Kindle.

This inventive novel follows Roan’s first year at Jedi Academy where, under the tutelage of Master Yoda, he learns that he possesses more strength and potential than he could have ever dreamed. Oh, and he learns other important things too–like how to make a baking soda volcano, fence with a lightsaber, slow dance with a girl, and lift boulders with the Force.

 

Kurtis’s Pull: MIND MGMT, BOOK 1: THE MANAGER

By Matt Kindt.

Available in hardcover (ISBN: 978-1595827975) from Dark Horse Comics. Also available on Amazon Kindle and as single issues Mind MGMT #1-6.

Reporting on a commercial flight where everyone aboard lost their memories, a young journalist stumbles onto a much bigger story, the topsecret Mind Management program. Her ensuing journey involves weaponized psychics, hypnotic advertising, talking dolphins, and seemingly immortal pursuers, as she attempts to find the flight’s missing passenger, the man who was MIND MGMT’s greatest success-and its most devastating failure. But in a world where people can rewrite reality itself, can she trust anything she sees?

 

Reader Pull: I KILL GIANTS

By Joe Kelly and J.M. Ken Niimura.

Available in paperback (ISBN: 978-1607069850) from Image Comics. Also available through Amazon Kindle and Comixology and in single issues as I Kill Giants #1-7.

Reader Pull suggested by Kurtis J. Wiebe. Kurtis, the creator of Rat Queens, will join us in our next episode for an interview and conversation!

I Kill Giants tells the story of Barbara Thorson, an acerbic fifth-grader so consumed with fantasy that she doesn’t just tell people that she kills giants with an ancient Norse warhammer – she starts to believe it herself. The reasons for Barbara’s troubled behavior are revealed through the course of the book, as she learns to reconcile her fantasy life with the real world.

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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