October Pulls! Jim Henson’s Lost Screenplay! Classic Star Wars! Canadian Content!
05 Oct. 2014

October Pulls! Jim Henson’s Lost Screenplay! Classic Star Wars! Canadian Content!


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 November 1.

 

oct-starwarsMike’s Pull: STAR WARS: THE DARK EMPIRE TRILOGY

By Tom Veitch, Cam Kennedy and Jim Baikie.

Available in hardcover (ISBN: 978-1595826121) paperback (Part one ISBN: 978-1593070397; part two ISBN: 978-1593075262) from Dark Horse Comics and on Amazon Kindle . Also available as single issues Star Wars: Dark Empire #1-6, Star Wars: Dark Empire II #1-6 and Star Wars: Empire’s End #1-2.

Six years after the fall of the Empire in Return of the Jedi, the battle for the galaxy’s freedom rages on. The Empire has been mysteriously reborn under an unknown leader, wielding a new weapon of great power. Princess Leia and Han Solo struggle to hold together the New Republic while the galaxy’s savior, Luke Skywalker, fights an inner battle as he is drawn to the dark side, just as his father…

 

oct-itsagoodlifeKurtis’s Pull: IT’S A GOOD LIFE, IF YOU DON’T WEAKEN

By Seth.

Available in hardcover (ISBN: 978-1896597317) and paperback (ISBN: 978-1896597706) from Drawn and Quarterly. Also available as single issues Palookaville #4-9.

While trying to understand his dissatisfaction with the present, Seth discovers the life and work of Kalo, a forgotten New Yorker cartoonist from the 1940s. But his obsession blinds him to the needs of his lover and the quiet desperation of his family. Wry self-reflection and moody colours characterize Seth’s style in this tale about learning lessons from nostalgia.

 

oct-taleofsandReader Pull: TALE OF SAND

By Jim Henson, Jerry Juhl and Ramón K. Pérez.

Available in hardcover as (ISBN: 978-1936393091) from Archaia Entertainment.

Reader Pull suggested by Tony Cliff who will also be a guest star in the recording of this episode!

Join us as we explore this missing piece of Jim Henson’s career in a celebration of his creative process. Discovered in the Archives of the The Jim Henson Company, A Tale of Sand is an original graphic novel adaptation of an unproduced, feature-length screenplay written by Jim Henson and his frequent writing partner, Jerry Juhl. A Tale of Sand follows scruffy everyman, Mac, who wakes up in an unfamiliar town, and is chased across the desert of the American Southwest by all manners of man and beast of unimaginable proportions.

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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