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Comic Book Day: Pull List for February 12, 2014

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by on February 12, 2014

Holy smokes, folks! What a thrilling week it’s been for comics fans, huh? Jimmy Palmiotti and the PaperFilms crew launched their sixth (!) Kickstarter for DenverValiant unveiled their epic Valiant First initiative, and Gotham found a whole slew of new cast members including Alfred and the Penguin! But now, it’s Comic Book Day and there’s a slew of brand new titles for your reading pleasure. From the relaunch of She-Hulk to a superpowered WWII-era Downton Abbey-esque mini-series to more Walking Dead goodness, this week’s pull list is guaranteed to put a smile on your face (and a hole in your wallet).

Top Picks

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She-Hulk #1 | Marvel Comics | Charles Soule, Javier Pulido, Muntsa Vicente, VC’s Clayton Cowles

America, meet your new favorite book. If there was any doubt in your mind whether Charles Soule was one of the best writers working right now, then look no further than She-Hulk #1. a slick, self-assured, and surprisingly funny new book that gives us a taste of both sides of Jennifer Walters — the Avenger and the attorney. We meet Jessica during a transitional employment as she takes on a case for Holly Harrow, widow of the late Jonas Harrow, that takes her through the wringer in the courtroom and in Stark Tower as she goes head to head with Tony Stark’s formidable legal team. Melding the courtroom drama of Daredevil and the the day-to-day minutiae of Hawkeye, She-Hulk #1 strikes a sweet a narrative sweet spot, nicely setting the table for adventures to come and making one hell of a first impression. This is also thanks in large part to Javier Pulido’s expressive pencils and Muntsa Vicente’s vibrant color palette, which gives the book a throwback aesthetic that’s absolutely bursting with life and charisma. This is a case study in how to deliver a compelling first issue and something you definitely don’t want to leave off your pull list.

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The Royals: Masters of War #1 | Vertigo | Rob Williams, Simon Coleby, JD Mettler, and Wes Abbott

The press release for The Royals: Masters of War compares it to “Downton Abbey crossed with the opening sequence of Saving Private Ryan,” and I’ve got to say, for once, it wasn’t hyperbole. This book was dynamite from start to finish, from its explosive opening sequence to its clever, nuanced Upstairs/Downstairs drama. Immediately, you’ll find yourself pulled into this elaborate, imaginative vision of World War II-era Europe thanks to some jaw-dropping artwork from artist Simon Coleby. Seriously, just crack open the book and flip to page two — you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about. But The Royals: Masters of War isn’t just eye candy; this is a mini-series with legs, one that posits, “What if those people of royal descent had superpowers?” It’s a clever conceit and one that plays out beautifully as we get a look at the politics of the era and how over time, the Royal Family of England ceased using its powers to lead their nation into glorious battles in favor of sitting on their royal rumps and gadding about with high society. There’s plenty to like here for fans of soapy, class-based drama and fans of far out alt-history war stories, so do yourself a favor and pull this from a store shelf like Arthur pulled the sword from the stone.

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The Walking Dead #121 | Image Comics | Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, Rus Wooton, and Cliff Rathburn

The return of The Walking Dead to television airways didn’t ease the dull, aching hunger for Robert Kirkman’s wonderful slice of apocalyptica. Rather, it made me crave it even more, especially since “All Out War” has been one massive cliffhanger after another. It’s been a fantastic, exhausting, and bloody journey for Rick and the survivors as we’ve seen Negan go from Glenn-killing Governor clone to Andrew Dice Clay-meets-Henry Rollins with a murderous streak. Things are not looking good for our heroes after the volley of grenades Negan’s men rained upon them last week, and this week finds them licking their wounds. Yet, as is the case with so many The Walking Dead issues, just when you think it’s going to be nothing but table-setting, the other shoe drops and shit hits all types of fans. So, go ahead and thank your lucky stars for the book’s bimonthly schedule, then sink your teeth into another heaping helping of undead goodness. You’ve earned it.

Pull List
DARK HORSE COMICS

DEC130111 ABE SAPIEN #10 $3.50
OCT130051 ALABASTER SC NOVEL PALE $14.99
OCT138331 BERSERK TP $14.99
DEC130117 CLOWN FATALE #4 (MR) $3.99
DEC130121 CREEPY COMICS #15 $3.99
OCT130061 LOBSTER JOHNSON TP VOL 03 SATAN SMELLS A RAT $18.99
DEC130070 STAR WARS #14 2013 ONGOING $2.99
DEC130095 X #10 (MR) $2.99

DC COMICS

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NOV130237 BATMAN DARK VICTORY TP NEW ED $24.99
DEC130324 BATMAN LIL GOTHAM #11 $2.99
DEC130335 COFFIN HILL #5 (MR) $2.99
DEC130215 CONSTANTINE #11 (EVIL) $2.99
NOV130227 CONSTANTINE TP VOL 01 SPARK AND THE FLAME (N52) $14.99
OCT130243 FLASH HC VOL 03 GORILLA WARFARE (N52) $24.99
DEC130212 FOREVER EVIL ROGUES REBELLION #5 $2.99
DEC130274 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #28 $2.99
DEC138009 HARLEY QUINN #1 2ND PTG $2.99
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NOV130243 LEGION OF SUPERHEROES GREAT DARKNESS SAGA TP NEW ED $24.99
NOV130232 LEGION OF SUPERHEROES TP VOL 03 FATAL FIVE (N52) $16.99
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NOV130247 POWER GIRL POWER TRIP TP $29.99
DEC130328 ROYALS MASTERS OF WAR #1 (MR) $2.99
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NOV130269 SPACEMAN TP (MR) $19.99
DEC130219 SUICIDE SQUAD #28 (EVIL) $2.99
DEC130247 SUPERBOY #28 $2.99
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DEC130237 SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #5 COMBO PACK $4.99
OCT130235 VILLAINS MONTH 3D MOTION COMPLETE SET $199.99

IDW PUBLISHING

DEC130471 CITY THE MIND IN THE MACHINE #1 [DIG] $3.99
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DEC130398 MARS ATTACKS JUDGE DREDD TP [DIG] $17.99
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DEC130461 MEMORY COLLECTORS #3 [DIG/P+] $3.99
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DEC130404 TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #26 DARK CYBERTRON PART 9 [DIG/P+] $3.99
DEC130465 TRUE BLOOD TP VOL 03 THE FRENCH QUARTER $14.99
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DEC130378 X-FILES SEASON 10 #9 [DIG/P+] $3.99

IMAGE COMICS

DEC130568 EGOS #2 [DIG] $2.99
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DEC130485 FUSE #1 (MR) [DIG] $3.50
DEC130574 GREAT PACIFIC #13 CVR A MORAZZO (MR) [DIG] $2.99
DEC130575 GREAT PACIFIC #13 CVR B WALSH (MR) $2.99
OCT130493 HOAX HUNTERS TP VOL 03 BOOK OF MOTHMAN [DIG] $14.99
DEC138029 MANIFEST DESTINY #3 2ND PTG $2.99
DEC130580 MANIFEST DESTINY #4 [DIG] $2.99
DEC130492 MERCENARY SEA #1 [DIG] $2.99
DEC130523 PROPHET TP VOL 03 EMPIRE [DIG] $14.99
DEC130597 SPAWN #240 [DIG] $2.99
NOV130526 TEN GRAND #7 CVR A SMITH (MR) [DIG] $2.99
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OCT130627 THINK TANK #12 [DIG] $3.99
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MARVEL COMICS

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NOV130719 CAPTAIN AMERICA TP VOL 01 CASTAWAY DIMENSION Z BOOK 1 $19.99
SEP130791 DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID HC VOL 02 $34.99
DEC130751 DEADPOOL #23 $2.99
DEC130795 FANTASTIC FOUR #1 BY ROSS POSTER $8.99
NOV130720 FEARLESS DEFENDERS TP VOL 02 MOST FAB FIGHTING TEAM OF ALL $17.99
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SEP130775 KICK-ASS 3 #6 (MR) $4.99
DEC130729 MARVEL KNIGHTS X-MEN #4 $3.99
DEC130743 MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #5 SYU $2.99
SEP130789 MMW DEFENDERS HC VOL 04 $69.99
DEC130715 REVOLUTIONARY WAR DEATHS HEAD II #1 $3.99
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NOV130727 SCARLET SPIDER TP VOL 04 INTO GRAVE $15.99
DEC130724 SECRET AVENGERS #15 $3.99
DEC130634 SHE-HULK #1 ANMN $2.99
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DEC130753 X-MEN LEGACY #24 $2.99

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

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NOV130792 ALL NEW SOULFIRE #3 DIRECT MARKET CVR [DIG] $3.99
NOV130778 ARCHIE 1000 PG COMICS PALOOZA TP $14.99
NOV130777 ARCHIE FUNHOUSE DOUBLE DIGEST #2 [DIG/P+] $3.99
DEC131204 BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER OMNIBUS VOL 03 $19.99
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DEC131122 BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS HC (MR) $22.95
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DEC131009 BRAVEST WARRIORS TP VOL 02 $14.99
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NOV130752 CAVEWOMAN DEADLY VENOM DURHAM SP ED PI
NOV130751 CAVEWOMAN DEADLY VENOM ONE SHOT $3.75
DEC130824 CAVEWOMAN DEADLY VENOM ROOT SP ED PI
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DEC130917 CROSSED BADLANDS #47 WRAP CVR (MR) $3.99
OCT131320 DEATH SENTENCE #5 $3.99
OCT130878 DEVILS HOPYARD #1 (MR) $3.99
SEP131166 DF FANTOMEX MAX #1 CRYSTAL SGN ED (MR) $14.99
NOV131059 DF SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #19 & 20 ROMITA SR SGN $189.99
MAY131108 DF TEN GRAND #1 LEE EXC JMS SGN ED $29.99
MAR131135 DF UNCANNY X-MEN #1 BACHALO SGN PI
MAR131137 DF UNCANNY X-MEN #2 BACHALO SGN PI
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OCT130801 FUBAR GUTS AND GLORY ONE SHOT $3.99
NOV131357 GFT NO TOMORROW TP $15.99
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OCT130819 GOLD DIGGER #207 [DIG] $3.99
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DEC131103 GRIMM #10 $3.99
DEC131330 HARBINGER #21 ORDERALL MONTOYA $3.99
DEC131329 HARBINGER #21 REG HENRY $3.99
OCT131284 HARVEY HORRORS BLACK CAT MYSTERY SLIPCASE ED VOL 03 $119.99
NOV131208 HARVEY HORRORS TOMB OF TERROR SLIPCASE ED VOL 03 $119.99
NOV130889 HAWKEN MELEE #5 [DIG] $3.99
DEC131165 INSECT BATH #1 $3.99
SEP131306 JOHN CARPENTERS ASYLUM #4 (MR) $3.99
DEC131313 KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA GN VOL 07 $12.95
DEC131039 LEGENDERRY A STEAMPUNK ADV #2 $3.99
NOV131168 LETTER 44 #4 $3.99
DEC131094 MOCKING DEAD TP VOL 01 $17.99
OCT131146 MOOMIN & GOLDEN TAIL GN $9.95
OCT131145 MOOMIN DESERT ISLAND GN $9.95
OCT130797 NFL RUSH ZONE SUPER BOWL SPECIAL TP $19.95
DEC130982 PROTOCOL ORPHANS #4 [DIG] $3.99
NOV130733 RACHEL RISING #23 $3.99
DEC131054 RED SONJA BERSERKER ONE SHOT $4.99
DEC131053 RED SONJA DOLLAR BOOK #1 $1.00
DEC131006 REGULAR SHOW SKIPS #4 MAIN CVRS [DIG] $3.99
DEC130974 ROBOCOP TO LIVE AND DIE IN DETROIT ONE SHOT [DIG] $3.99
JUN131248 ROY THOMAS PRESENTS VOL 03 PLANET COMICS HC $49.99
DEC131208 SANKAREA GN VOL 05 $10.99
NOV130854 SHAHRAZAD #3 $3.50
DEC131111 SHERLOCK HOLMES MORIARTY LIVES #2 $3.99
DEC131236 SIXTH GUN #38 $3.99
NOV130785 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #257 REG CVR [P+] $2.99
DEC130980 SONS OF ANARCHY #6 (MR) [DIG] $3.99
DEC130963 SPONGEBOB COMICS #29 $2.99
OCT130853 STEAM ENGINES OF OZ VOL 2 #3 GEARED LEVIATHAN [DIG/P+] $3.99
NOV130830 STITCHED #19 (MR) $3.99
NOV130832 STITCHED #19 GORE CVR (MR) $3.99
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APR138188 SUPURBIA TP VOL 01 CURR PTG $14.99
DEC130986 SUPURBIA TP VOL 03 $14.99
FEB131049 TERRY & PIRATES GEORGE WUNDER YEARS HC VOL 01 1946-1948 $60.00
DEC131347 TIGER & BUNNY GN VOL 04 $9.99
DEC131292 TIPPY & NIGHT PARADE TOON BOOKS YR HC GN $12.95
SEP131100 UNCANNY #6 $3.99
DEC131258 US JUDGE DREDD COMP CASE FILES TP VOL 07 $19.99
NOV131262 USNA UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA GN $14.95
OCT131112 VAMPIRELLA SOUTHERN GOTHIC #5 $3.99

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