Turtles! Gangsters! Detectives! Find Them All in Our May Pulls!
05 May. 2014

Turtles! Gangsters! Detectives! Find Them All in Our May Pulls!


We’re back with another round of graphic novels to discuss for 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 June 1.

may-tmntMike’s Pull: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, VOLUME ONE: CHANGE IS CONSTANT

By Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, and Dan Duncan.

Available in hardcover (ISBN: 978-1613772331) and paperback (ISBN: 978-1613771396) from IDW and digitally through Amazon Kindle and Comixology. Also available as single issues Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1-6.

 It’s a different world for the Turtles… The group is broken as Raphael wanders the streets of NYC in search of food and shelter. His brothers and Master Splinter are on the search, but so far all they can find is trouble-in the form of mutant alley cat Old Hob and his gang of criminals!

Bonus points: Read Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection, Volume One

may-perditionKurtis’s Pull: ROAD TO PERDITION

By Max Allen Collins and Richard Piers Raynner.

Available in paperback (ISBN: 978-1563894497) from Pocket Books, Paradox Press and DC/Vertigo and digitally through Amazon Kindle.

Michael O’Sullivan is a deeply religious family man who works as an Irish mob family’s chief enforcer. But after his elder son witnesses one of his father’s hits, the godfather orders the death of O’Sullivan’s entire family. Barely surviving an encounter that takes his wife and younger son, O’Sullivan and his remaining child embark on a dark and violent mission of retribution against his former boss.

Bonus points: Watch the Road to Perdition feature film.

may-powersReader Pull: POWERS, VOLUME ONE: WHO KILLED RETRO GIRL?

By Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.

Available in hardcover (ISBN: 978-0785156710)  from Marvel/Icon and paperback (ISBN: 978-1582401836) from Image and digitally through Comixology. Also available as single issues Powers #1-6.

Reader Pull suggested by Johnathan Spiess.

Heroes glide through the sky on lightning bolts and fire. Flamboyant villains attempt daring daylight robberies. God-like alien creatures clash in epic battle in the nighttime sky. And on the dirty city streets below, Homicide Detective Christian Walker does his job. He has to investigate the shocking murder of one of the most popular superheroes the world has ever known, Retro Girl. Walker teamed up with spunky rookie Detective Deena Pilgrim, as the murder investigation takes them from the seediest underbelly a city has to offer, to the gleaming towers that are home to immortal beings.

Bonus points: Read Powers, Volume Two: Roleplay

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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