June Pulls! A Bunch of Classics!
07 Jun. 2015

June Pulls! A Bunch of Classics!


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 July 1.

 

Mike’s Pull: DAREDEVIL: GUARDIAN DEVIL

By Kevin Smith and Joe Quesada.

Available in hardcover (ISBN: 978-0785134381) and paperback (ISBN: 978-0785141433) from Marvel Comics. Also available on Comixology and as single issues Daredevil #1-8.

When Marvel Knights took hold of this classic Marvel Comics character 10 years ago, the fledgling imprint redefined Daredevil for a new generation. In famed filmmaker Kevin Smith’s series debut, a scared teenager on the run places her baby in Matt Murdock’s hands. She claims her infant is humanity’s newborn savior, a true miracle child. Yet an elderly stranger soon confronts Murdock with some shockingly different news about this infant. While Daredevil attempts to separate fact from fiction, the deadly assassin Bullseye enters the fray, determined to capture the baby and leave the hero dead in the process!

 

Kurtis’s Pull: THE COWBOY WALLY SHOW

By Kyle Baker.

Available in paperback (ISBN: 978-1401200503) from Vertigo Books.

Considered a cult classic (at least that’s what it says on the back cover) from the artist who went on to write and draw the highly praised Why I Hate Saturn, The Cowboy Wally Show consists of four chapters. “The Cowboy Wally Legend” is our introduction to this overblown mockery of a film star; “Sands of Blood” and “The Making of Hamlet” are two crazy attempts at film; and “Cowboy Wally’s Late Night Celebrity Showdown” is his final moment of television glory. This will appeal to fans of trashy television talk shows.

 

Reader Pull: FABLES, VOL. 1: LEGENDS IN EXILE

By Bill Willingham and Lan Medina.

Available in paperback (ISBN: 978-1401237554) from Vertigo Comics. Also available through Amazon Kindle and Comixology and in single issues as Fables #1-5.

Reader Pull suggested by Karl Germyn.

When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among the “mundys,” their name for normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters created their own secret society that they call Fabletown. From their exclusive luxury apartment buildings on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, these creatures of legend must fight for their survival in the new 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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