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The Pull List Season 2.2 | Covid, Comics, and Charity


About This Episode

The effect of COVID-19 on the comic book industry is wide and varied which Chris and Hector explore in this episode. Marvel Comics is pausing the distribution of new digital titles including putting new titles on pause for the time being. DC Comics is donating money to local comic shops and the biggest printer of comics, Diamond Comic Distributors, is closing their doors temporarily. All this and the top pulls from Chris, Hector, and our community on this episode of The Pull List podcast!

News from the Show:

Marvel Not Releasing Any New Titles, Newsarama
Marvel Pauses Work on Comics, Including Black Widow and Taskmaster, Bleeding Cool
Coronavirus measures are challenging the very core of the comics industry, Polygon
DC Donates $250,000 To Supporting Comic Book Retailers, Screenrant
Final Crisis? Diamond Comic Distributors Halts Shipments Of New Comics In Response to COVID-19 Shutdowns, Forbes

The Pulls from the Show:

Ascender, #10, Image Comics
Flash #751, DC Comics
Batman #91, DC Comics
Curse of the White Knight #8, DC Comics
DCEASED: Unkillables #2, DC Comics
X-Force #9, Marvel Comics
Jessica Jones: Blind Spot #6, Marvel Comics
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 7, Shonen Jump

#1’s Worth Your Time:

Stealth #1, Image Comics
Outlawed #1, Marvel Comics
Transformers vs Terminator #1, IDW Publishing





Episode Hosts

Chris Poirier
Chris is the co-host of The Pull List Podcast for Love Thy Nerd and the Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA)'s Event Coordinator for GAMA EXPO and Origins Game Fair. Chris Poirier also is the Lead Pastor/Church Planter of River Valley Church and the Founder/Game Master of Columbus Got Game. When not reading comics or playing video games he and his wife Rebekah seek out all that can be found on the nerd scene by hunting for vintage toys, finding the most epic comic shops, and getting their tabletop on. In the hours that remain, Chris serves as a missionary for Love Thy Nerd at conventions across the US. Previously, Chris managed the largest comic retail shop in North Carolina, as well as, served as the North Carolina Comicon Media/Communications Director.
Hector Miray
Hector is the co-host of the Pull List Podcast for Love Thy Nerd. He is a semi overzealous geek about most things, but to the core is a big fan of a good story. He is the primary writer behind the book series "Faith & Fandom" and travels to dozens of comicons throughout the year with the books. He is married to a medical nerd named Danyelle and has helped co-create 3 small humans with her that resemble him in appearance and passions. Hector is also the location pastor for Vertical Church's Lumberton, NC Location.

Episode Producer

Jonathan Clauson
Chief Audio Nerd
Starting with Clear Channel Radio in the '90s, Jonathan has worked in audio and marketing for 20 years. Credits include stints at EA Tiburon, Christianity Today, Christ and Pop Culture, and freelancing as voice talent for audiobooks and podcast production services.

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