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New Comic Book Day November 24, 2021: My Pull List And Pick Of The Week

When you love comics as much as I do, every New Comic Book Day feels special. It’s a magical time of week and thanks to digital comics through Comixology, waking up on Wednesday mornings is like waking up on Christmas. It’s a wonderful feeling, getting out of bed and downloading a fresh batch of comics to go along with your morning cup of coffee. It helps make every Wednesday special in its own right.

That said, some New Comic Book Days are inherently more special than others, albeit indirectly.

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving has always been special to me. Even before the days of digital comics, it was often the day when I began my Thanksgiving preparations. That usually meant cooking deserts for the family or helping out with relatives arriving from out of town. No matter what it entailed, I always found a way to fit new comics into the mix and somehow, that always made it more special.

That’s very fitting in so many ways. This is the time of year where we step back, count our blessings, and give thanks to the things we value in our lives. I certainly value the friends, family, and loved ones I share this day with. I’m also deeply thankful for the joy that New Comic Book Day brings every week and today, I want to convey that gratitude to everyone who makes it happen.

To the writers, artists, editors, and tech people working at Comixology, I sincerely thank you. On behalf of comic fans like me, we are grateful for everything that you do for us. In that spirit, here is my pull list and pick for the week. Hopefully, it helps everyone work up an appetite in preparation for Thanksgiving tomorrow. Enjoy!


My Pull List

Amazing Spider-Man #79

Batman: Reptilian #6

Black Panther #1

Catwoman #37

Death of Doctor Strange #3

Deathstroke Inc. #3

Detective Comics #1045

The Flash #776

Harley Quinn #9

Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #1

Hulk #1

The Invincible Red Sonja #6

Iron Man #14

Robin #8

Star Wars: Life Day #1

Superman ’78 #4

Symbiote Spider-Man: Crossroads #5

Thor #19

Wolverine #18

Wonder Woman Black & Gold #6

X-Force: Killshot Anniversary Special #1

X-Men #5


My Pick Of The Week
Hulk #1

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New Comic Book Day April 7, 2021: My Pull List And Pick Of The Week

There are people who think I spend too much money on comics. Those same people will then get defensive when I remind them of how much money they spend on tobacco, shoes, clothes, jewelry, overpriced coffee, and hair care products. I usually try to explain very slowly that comics are relatively cheap, easy to enjoy, and can be consumed with alcohol. I don’t always change someone’s mind, but I think I get my point across.

Do I spend more on comics every week than most people? Yes, I don’t deny that.

Do I feel like that money is well-spent? Yes, I feel I get a great deal of value out of the comics I buy.

As a hobby, I think the cost of a stack of comics every week is very reasonable. After a while, you get a feel for the release schedule and can budget your money accordingly. I made it through college while keeping up with my favorite comics and my budget was a lot tighter back then.

Let’s face it. There are far worse things someone can spend their money on these days. Between crack, meth, and fantasy sports apps, comics aren’t nearly as damaging. They’re simple, cheap fun. Thanks to digital comic apps like Comixology, you can basically enjoy them anywhere with a smartphone and a good Wi-Fi connection. It’s a beautiful thing and it gives me something to look forward to every week.

Now is as good a time as any to get into comics. The internet has made it easier than ever and I encourage anyone with a passing curiosity to try it out. If you’re looking to get started this week, here is my pull list and pick. Enjoy!


My Pull List

Amazing Spider-Man #63

Avengers #44

Avengers Mech Strike #3

Batman #107

Crime Syndicate #2

Excalibur #20

God of War: Fallen God #2

Immortal Hulk #45

King In Black #5

Marauders #19

Non-Stop Spider-Man #2

Rick and Morty: Worlds Apart #3

Squadron Supreme: Marvel Tales #1

Star Wars: The High Republic #4

Venom #34


My Pick Of The Week
King In Black #5

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