March Pulls! Invincible! Rat Queens! New Frontier!
08 Mar. 2015

March Pulls! Invincible! Rat Queens! New Frontier!


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: INVINCIBLE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, BOOK 1

By Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker and Ryan Ottley.

Available in hardcover (ISBN: 978-1582405001) and as three paperbacks (ISBN: 978-1582407111, 978-1582403472, 978-1582407937) from Image Comics . Also available on Comixology as single issues Invincible #1-13.

Mark Grayson is just like most everyone else his age. The only major difference being that his dad is the most powerful superhero on the planet! And, Mark seems to be inheriting his father’s powers! See Mark thwart super-villains, alien invasions and all sorts of craziness, as he gets the hang of all this super-heroing stuff.

 

Kurtis’s Pull: RAT QUEENS, VOL. 1: SASS AND SORCERY

By Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch.

Available in hardcover (ISBN: 978-1607069454) from Image Comics. Also available on Comixology and as single issues Rat Queens #1-5.

Who are the Rat Queens? A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, and they’re in the business of killing all god’s creatures for profit. It’s also a darkly comedic sass-and-sorcery series starring Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief. This modern spin on an old school genre is a violent monster-killing epic that is like Buffy meets Tank Girl in a Lord of the Rings world on crack!

 

Reader Pull: DC: THE NEW FRONTIER

By Darwyn Cooke.

Available as a hardcover deluxe edition (ISBN: 978-1401248888 or as two paperbacks (ISBN: 978-1401203504, 978-1401204617) from DC Comics. Also available through Amazon Kindle and Comixology and in single issues as DC: The New Frontier #1-6.

Reader Pull suggested by Mark Burdett.

 In the 1950s, Cold War paranoia has resulted in the mystery men of the Golden Age being outlaws. Stalwarts such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman continued to fight for truth and justice, but as the world hurtles toward an uncertain future, it would take a new breed of hero to define the American Way. DC: THE NEW FRONTIER takes readers on an epic journey from the end of the Golden Age of heroes to the beginnings of the legendary Justice League of America.

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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