The Kabooooom Pull List, 12.10.14

Here at Kaboooooom we live and breathe comic books, but if you’re new to the game or just don’t frequent the local comic shop it can be hard to know where to start. For that, we’re here to help. Every week we’ll share with you our recommendations for what you should be checking out and what you need to know before you crack that cover – it’s Kabooooom’s Pull List!


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Sarah Moran, Editor
Pull List:
Batgirl #37, Thor #3, Sex Criminals #9, Synergy #2, The Walking Dead #135
This Week’s Must Read: Bitch Planet #1

As you scroll through this Pull List something will very quickly become apparent – Bitch Planet #1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick is above and beyond our number one pick this week. There’s the obvious reasons like it’s a comic by DeConnick (a writer many of us love), from one of our favorite publishers, and it’s called ‘Bitch Planet’ and that’s a title always worthy of a second glance. But what makes Bitch Planet especially notable is its promise of a reckoning this comic is tearing patriarchy a new one, and it’s doing so in a very clever and entertaining way. Honestly, if you grab one comic today it’s needs to be Bitch Planet.

Marcus Hammond, Writer
Pull List:
Harley Quinn Holiday Special #1, Shutter #7, Amazing Spider-Man #11, Avengers & X-Men: Axis #7, Thor #3, Coffin Hill #14
This Week’s Must Read: Bitch Planet #1

Okay, I’m a fan of Kelly Sue DeConnick, so it doesn’t take much for me to read something she writes. Now she’s writing a sci-fi prison comic?!? It’s going to have that Quentin Tarantino feel to it that I just can’t get enough of? I can’t wait to see how DeConnick takes this genre to a new level and what she has in store for the plot line.

Matt Morrison, Writer
Pull List: Arrow: Season 2.5 #8 (Digital), Batgirl #37, Injustice: Gods Amous Us – Year Three #11 (Digital), John Carter: Warlord Of Mars #3, Justice League United #7, Thor #3
This Week’s Must Read: Bitch Planet #1

I don’t think anyone would be surprised by the revelation that I was one of those teens of the 90s who stayed up late watching Mystery Science Theater 3000 and USA Network’s Up All Night, catching such classics as A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell and Surf Nazis Must Die! As such, I love it when anyone attempts to satirize or otherwise put a new spin on the cheesy grindhouse films of yore. So naturally, I’m excited to see someone trying to put a feminist spin on that most misogynist of film concepts – the women-in-prison movie. And when that someone is Kelly Sue DeConnick, well, excited isn’t a strong enough word to convey how I feel about this book.


Buy these comics at your local comic book store (Don’t know where that is? Here you go.) or digitally via Comixology.com.

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