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The Pull List #5

29 May

The Pull List is Nico’s ongoing recommendations for what to pick up at the comic shop this week.  Check back each week for the best of brand new releases.

Image Comics

Five Weapons #4 by Jimmie Robinson

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I think I’ve written about this series every month, but that’s ok, because it’s so fucking cool. Last issue, Tyler beat Rick the Stick, the head of the Staff Club, and competed against Darryl the Arrow in a race to win a date with Jade the Blade. Yes, all the club presidents have rhyming names, and that’s ok, because, despite being a story about a school for assassins, writer and artist Jimmie Robinson seems interested in, above all, simply having fun. Now, there are just two issues left of this awesome series, and so many questions left to answer. Will Tyler win a date with Jade? Will his secret be found out? How does Nat the Gat, President of the Gun Club, fit into the staff scheme to get Tyler kicked out? This has been one of Image’s best mini series this year, and every issue is worth checking out.

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The Pull List #2

1 May

DC Comics

The Movement #1 by Gail Simone, art by Freddie E. Williams II

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Gail Simone has been putting out great comics at DC for years, from his epic run on Suicide Squad to his recent revamp of Barbara Gordon as Batgirl, and now DC has given him a new task– adapting the Occupy movement into a comic book. That’s the closest comparison I can make. Even the solicit that went out for The Movement #1 begins: Who defends the powerless against the GREEDY and the CORRUPT? Who protects the homeless and poverty-stricken from those who would PREY upon them in the DARK OF NIGHT? A subversive group of superheroes fighting back against society? Written by Gail Simone? Art by the wonderfully talented Freddie Williams? It’s hard to think of a reason not to pick this up.

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