We love good practical effects in this family.
Weekly Pull Highlights: May 5, 2021
Not sure what to get Mom this Mother's Day? Here's a handful of excellent titles, ranging from deep looks into societal flaws, to pulpy endeavors on pirate ships, to gruesome body horror... look, Mom isn't all scented candles, you guys.
In the 80s, but not defined by the 80s.
Brubaker and Phillips are at it again with another excellent installment in the Reckless series! This time set in the 80s against some really bad dudes, Ethan takes on a mystery from the Hollywood underbelly that will shake up his whole life. Beautifully written, beautifully drawn, this book is a great sophomore edition to the pulpy franchise.
This is how I picture literally every Bard ever.
Weekly Pull Highlights: April 28, 2021
What happens when you drop a traditional tabletop RPG crew, complete with bard and fighter and wizard (oh my!), into a traditional Aztec setting? We don't know yet either, but we're really excited to find out! That and more on this weeks episode (and our theory on Robin's new name... fingers crossed!) - check it out now!
When Godzilla's trying to tell you something, just listen already!
Honorable Mention Highlights: April 21, 2021
Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors #1
Big Hero 6 meets the King of the Monsters! Probably gonna have a nice message about the environment in it too. This book had some 90s Saturday morning cartoon drip and I loved it.
The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #1
Wowsers, what a trip. Ram V and Filipe Andrade hit us with some super interesting interpretations of theology while creating a dark and captivatingly morose tale of vengeance and death, all built upon a sad potentially damaged girl named Laila. The title definitely does not lie!
Women of Marvel #1
Another fantastic compilation from Marvel, but this time entirely focused on new, up and coming women authors and artists - and HECK, is it fun. Running throughout the entire piece are short one-page stories from Mariko Tamaki who fully understands how to succingly describe the female experience, and how to make it hilarious. I mean, let's be real - sometimes you just have to laugh at the stuff we go through. Definitely pick this one up!
Tesla over Edison, ALL DAY, ERRY DAY, baby.
Honorable Mention Highlights: April 14, 2021
Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Electrified Tesla #1
You guys know I'm a sucker for historical fiction, and this one presses all the right buttons. Tesla and his bird wife, conspiracies, science fiction, and a powerful female protag who smarts off to anyone who gives her grief. Match made in heaven.
Locke & Key/ The Sandman: Hell & Gone #1
Locke & Key and Sandman just go together so nicely. Not an expected combo like Peanut Butter & Jelly but one of those random combos that work like Cinnamon Toast Crunch & Shrimp. Anyway, this book picks up after the last run of Locke & Key and is going to be a wild ride.
Guardians of the Galaxy #13 [Legacy #175]
Al Ewing continues mixing things up with the guardians. We're presented with a new roster and a team that functions more like the Avengers than the spunky renegades they've typically been. It's an interesting dynamic and a good jumping on point for interested readers. Plus, a left-field bad guy reveal that has me super excited.
It's not necessarily new Spidey territory, but it's done very well.
Weekly Pull Highlights: April 14, 2021
Oh heavens, there's some real heavy talk up in this episode. Political commentary, moral quandaries, emotional turmoil - important books make us have important discussions, but take solace in the fact that we still end with a debate on flare leg jeans, okay?
It's like a video game... rhymes with "SmallOut: Shmew Megas"
Weekly Pull Highlights: April 7, 2021
Indie titles are really flexing on taking older tropes and stories and completely flipping them upside down. This week, we've got a "super" spin on post-apocalyptic wastelands, a bloody take on horror anthologies, the corporate prequel to the zombie sequel, and the hidden figures behind good old Supes' himself. Man, we love indie books.
Big Liz vs King Monk - who wins?
It's a battle for the ages - the giant ape who just wants to be left alone, versus man's protector, the ever alpha mega-lizard. Who wins, who loses - is it the best movie ever?
It's Godzilla vs. Kong! And it's... fine? Look, we're not breaking any barriers with this flick, but come find out if our predictions were right anyway!
All-Father? More like All-Jerk, if you ask me.
Weekly Pull Highlights: March 31, 2021
There's TWO WHOLE MARVEL BOOKS in this week's episode. I know, I know, it's basically blasphemy. But with new titles focused on Beta Ray Bill and Cindy Moon, it's not THAT surprising... plus, and excellent new indie title that's the perfect lovechild of manga and comic. Oh, and if you see an old wizard around... just ignore him, okay?
The movie is better than this gif, we swear.
Another edition of our segment the Secret Shortbox, where we theorize what our favorite authors would be reading off the comics rack! This week, we're giving our picks for the mother of modern monsters herself, Mary Shelley!
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Chris & Tee host this weekly comic-focused show, providing insight on new comics, entertainment news and more.