It's sort of like "No Context" the crossover event.
It's round two (pun intended) of our Future State Roundups! This week, we're covering Dark Detective, Green Lantern, Justice League, Kara Zor-El Superwoman, Robin Eternal Superman/Wonder Woman, & Teen Titans - a whole lot of references without a whole lot of payoff. We give you the rundown on what to pick up, what to skip, and what we preferred of all the new titles.
I have some questions about that lightsaber usage...
Weekly Pull Highlights: January 6, 2021
We're back from break and boy were there some great titles this week! Whether you're looking for something adorable, something dark, or something regal, there are all sorts of options. There's even something for folks looking for a comic about ninja nuns fighting the Flying Spaghetti Monster! Comics are weird, y'all. Happy New Year!
It's a completely connected... or unconnected... series of titles!
In the aftermath of Dark Knights: Death Metal, DC is putting the rest of their series on hold to make room for the exciting developments in Future State! We're giving you a "roundup" of all the new titles this week - including Wonder Woman, the Next Batman, Superman of Metropolis, Harley Quinn, Swamp Thing, and the Flash - and filling you in on what's a must-read or an easy pass.
Oh boy, hope you have some time to kill for this one.
[Spoiler Warning at 23:12!]
Delayed for months thanks to quarantine, the next installment of the Themiscyran hero is here... and it was not what we expected. Or wanted. Or asked for. Boy howdy, there's a lot to unpack here. Buckle up for a quite long (and quite aggressive) episode of REEL EXTRA!
A throwback to the pulp-style books of yore.
Look here, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips - you guys are seriously killing this whole quarantine thing. Not only did we get PULP not long ago, we now have the start of a whole series of graphic novels on the way, with this being the first introduction to Ethan Reckless and his associates. Could y'all quit making the rest of us look bad, please? (But don't stop making stuff, it's all great, really.)
Santa, I need you to just... calm down, okay?
Weekly Pull Highlights: December 16, 2020
The holidays are upon us, but it's going to be an apocolyptic Christmas if our comic pull has anything to say about it! From another King in Black tie-in, to some "the world has basically ended, what's going on now?" books, to Santa dealing with some really heavy loss, it's maybe the end of the world... but isn't that kind of appropriate in 2020? Merry Christmas, folks!
Silent night, haunted night...
Weekly Pull Highlights: December 9, 2020
'Tis the season to be creeped out by haunted houses, apparently! Between a no-end-home experience in Home Sick Pilots #1, to the mysterious mind-games (pun intended) from Cullen Bunn's one-shot 'Piecemeal,' there's a whole lot of horror going on. And, as always, we are more than here for it.
We desperately need a more meta Fantastic Four.
Weekly Pull Highlights: December 2, 2020
Jeez Louise, talk about a hefty week! Two new crossovers began this week - one that seems like it could be "the big one," and one that's... a little more generic. Plus, an excellent F4 one-shot, the start of Batman/Catwoman, and some cool new indie titles. Hope you're ready for a heavy read list!
We interrupt your standard broadcast... for turkey.
While there's plenty of interesting books this week, nothing had us chomping at the bit to talk about - and with it being a holiday weekend, we figured we could all use a break. So instead, here's a handful of our recommendations for the week, and we hope you had an excellent Turkey Day!
Honorable Mention Highlights: November 25, 2020
The Red #1
The musical side of Equilibrium. The writing is at times a smidge on the machismo-fantastic side, what with hot, creative men demolishing the barriers of successful women with nary a stray glance and all, but the concept is dystopian enough to be interesting and a smidge relatable. In a world where emotions are treated like contraband, where is there any room for art or music?
I Walk with Monsters #1
A very interesting concept that feels one part Hack/Slash and one part Something is Killing the Children. A mysterious girl and her male partner (who may be some sort of werewolf or demon or both) travel the country eliminating those who would prey on the young and vulnerable. The first issue is good and introduces an interesting thrust, but leaves a lot of questions on the main characters.
Kaiju Score #1
You know, when it's a heist book that centers around giant mythological creatures, I guess I was just expecting... I don't know... more giant mythological creatures? Cool concept, interesting execution, I just think it could be more - maybe even better as a movie (which is not something said lightly).
Power Pack #1
Admittedly, this was feeling more like a Marvel: Action title until I realized where Ryan North was going to take this rambunctious group of youths on the very last page. I appreciate the irony this book is going to take Kamala's Law - when kids are fighting aliens in space, can you really consider them too young to fight at home?
The Other History of the DC Universe #1
A much needed retelling of the glorious rise of heroes from a less glorified perspective, this book retells the golden age of comics from Jefferson Pierce's, Black Lightening's, perspective. Detailed, ambitious and not even a hint of holding back, I think it should be the goal moving forward to tell more of these stories with more voices.
John Constantine: Hellblazer #12
Damnit, Spurrier, I'm not ready for it to be over. While there's plenty of books I look forward to, there's been something special about this run that has left me consistently putting the new issues at the top of my read pile. If you didn't pick this book up from the beginning, do yourself a favor and go get it now. Plus, there's been a big honkin' twist this issue that MORE than makes it worth it.
Are mermaids the new vampire?
Weekly Pull Highlights: November 18, 2020
Talk about some eccentric titles this week! Creepy sea stories, political intrigue, and paranoia on the farm - get ready to have uneasy dreams with these cool new books. Plus, we discuss the excellent new installment of Marvel Voices.
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