April Pulls! Time to get reading!
01 Apr. 2014

April Pulls! Time to get reading!


We are pleased to announced our very first round of graphic novels to be discussed in the premiere episode of The Pullbox Podcast! You can choose 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.

All-New X-Men, Vol.1: Yesterday's X-MenMike’s Pull: ALL NEW X-MEN, VOLUME ONE: YESTERDAY’S X-MEN

By Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen.

Available in hardcover (ISBN: 978-0785168201) and paperback (ISBN: 978-0785166375) from Marvel Comics and digitally through Amazon Kindle and Comixology. Also available as single issues All-New X-Men #1-6.

It’s a blast from the X-Men’s past! Professor X’s original five students – Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel and Beast – are plucked from the past and brought to the present. But what they find – the state of their future selves, and the state of Xavier’s dream – is far from the future they dreamed of.

Bonus points: Read All-New X-Men, Volume Two: Here to Stay

When the Wind BlowsKurtis’s Pull: WHEN THE WIND BLOWS

By Raymond Briggs.

Available in hardcover (ISBN: 978-0241107218) and paperback (ISBN: 978-0140094190) from Penguin Books.

Raymond Briggs’ now famous bestselling comic cartoon book depicts the effects of a nuclear attack on an elderly couple in his usual humorous yet macabre way.

Bonus points: Watch the When the Wind Blows animated feature film.

The EscapistsReader Pull: THE ESCAPISTS

By Brian K. Vaughn, Steve Rolston and Jason Shawn Alexander.

Available in hardcover (ISBN: 978-1593078317) and paperback (ISBN: 978-1595823618) from Dark Horse Books. Also available as single issues The Escapists #1-6.

Reader Pull suggested by Russell Burlingame.

The Escapists tells the tale of three aspiring comics creators with big dreams, small cash, and publishing rights to one forgotten Golden Age hero-The Escapist!

Bonus points: Read The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, by Michael Chabon

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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