The Pull: A Look at the Comics Dropping the Week of October 21st

The end is here! Finally! Let’s lead with the unique wonders of happy said in this week’s edition of The Pull, my look at my buys, recommendations and curiosities from the week of comics.

Book of the Week: Giant Days Vol. 14

Just a smidge under one year after this glorious, beautiful series from John Allison, Max Sarin, Whitney Cogar and Jim Campbell ended – IRL, DYK – Giant Days concludes for the shabby, hoi polloi of the tradewaiting folk out there in the comics world. Also known as ME.

Will it be good? Will I laugh? Will I cry? Will I kiss my trouble’s goodbye, if only for the length of reading this one final trade? All signs point towards yes, but at the very least, I’ll get to spend one more span of time with my faves Daisy, Esther and Susan, not to mention McGraw, my guy Ed Gemmell, his wondrously physical girlfriend Nina, and assorted other notable names. For the series that has brought as much joy to my life as any comic over its span, that’s truly all I can ask for. One final hangout, before they all say goodbye.

“You’re coming with me”: The for sure buys and recommendations of the week

Big Girls #3: Yo, this comic rules? I am an extremely big fan of it, as I am usually of Jason Howard, but this solo act is a shocking first foray into that world. Plus: Fonografiks on letters and design is a big win.

Bitter Root Vol. 2: The Eisner winner returns for its second trade! Time to get back onboard, and I feel like it’s going to be a good one.

Daredevil #23: The first of a Chip double dip finds the Zdars-man being overshadowed by his artistic collaborators because my guy Marco Checchetto keeps leveling up. That’s a win for us all, especially Chip! Such pretty art!


Guardians of the Galaxy #7: Where’s my intergalactic diplomatic conference hive at? IT’S OUR TIME, PEOPLE! LET’S GOOOOOOO!!!! Also, welcome Marcio Takara! Nice fit with the Juann Cabal of it all.

Iron Man #2: I extremely loved the first issue of this, which I’m not surprised by because you know what? I had a feeling…that this comic was going to be a good, good, good, good, good comic. And I was right!

November Vol. 3: The first volume I was okay with, the second volume I loved, and this third one will bring…something spectacular I imagine, based off our trend line. Show me what you got, Matt and Elsa.

Stillwater #2: SWORRRRRRRRRDSSSSSSSS!!!!! Wait…PEOPLE WHO CAN’T DIEEEEEEE! This comic is excellent, even if my favorite character was ghosted before he had a chance. Alas. That Ramon Perez and Mike Spicer art is choice, too. Big fan of this book.


Would buy, but I’m a dirty, rotten trade waiter

  • Gideon Falls #26
  • Skulldigger and Skeleton Boy #5

Game Time Decisions: The Ones that Might Come Home

The Scumbag #1: I’m just not sure on this one, you guys. There’s a great lineup of artists coming, I’ve loved a lot of Remender in the past, and I love that Jackie Earle Haley’s character from Semi-Pro is starring in a comic (that’s my takeaway here, right?), but it’s been a bit since I really was feeling Remender’s writing. It will get a flip through and then a decision on the spot, but I’m leaning no.