The Pull: A Look at the Comics Dropping the Week of August 16th

We have some serious headliners this week. Let’s get to those and more as we look at my buys, recommendations, and curiosities in another edition of The Pull.

Comic of the Week: Daredevil #14

This issue brings the end of Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto’s run on Daredevil, one that encompassed two different volumes and an event comic over a four year span. It’s certainly one of the strongest superhero runs in recent memory, one that I’ve greatly enjoyed and been impressed by throughout. Knowing its quality and the towering history of this character’s solo titles, the tempting thing to do here would be to speak to where it ranks in the annals of creative teams on Daredevil. How does it compare to Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli, Ann Nocenti and John Romita, Jr., Brian Michael Bendis and David Mack (and friends), Mark Waid and Chris Samnee (and friends), and any number of other high end runs we’ve seen?

I’m not going to answer that question, nor am I going to try. What I’ll say is this: it’s good enough to deserve to be in the conversation, regardless of what happens in this issue. Knowing Chip and Marco, they’ll stick the landing — and then some.

Trade/Graphic Novel of the Week: A Guest in the House

I wrote about the greatness of this graphic novel in last week’s edition of Comics Disassembled, so I won’t belabor the point. Emily Carroll is incredible at what she does, A Guest in the House is a pitch perfect reflection of that, and you should absolutely read it. You know, if you like incredible horror comics crafted by even more incredible cartoonists, that is. Which I hope you do!

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