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Weekly Pull Highlights: June 16, 2021
We're feeling a little ssssassy this week with a whole lot of titles starting with "s" - and what's even better is that they're all really good! From a Supergirl book not focused on Supergirl, to a fun twist on the "we're here to save the world" trope, there's all sorts of really need sssstories this week!
Romance is a completely viable genre, goshdarnit.
Weekly Pull Highlights: June 9, 2021
Can we talk about how little the romance genre is used in comics? Can we also talk about changing that? One title this week sets about righting that wrong, as well as a martial arts comedy and a creepy new cryptid. Look at all that genre diversity, folks!
Definitely NOT a week to skip your LCBS...
Weekly Pull Highlights: June 2, 2021
This week came out swinging HARD, man! An excellent new horror title from Cullen Bunn, a bold new sci-fi title packing a ton of narrative threads from Ryan K. Lindsay, and one of the most stunning horror pieces we've ever read from James Tynion IV - and we mean ever. Hope you're ready to go get some books, folks, because there's plenty to choose from this go round!
If we get to season 2, we might actually see something happen...
The beginning of the Millar-verse on Netflix, we got through all eight episodes of the brand new Jupiter's Legacy adaptation and we were... well, kind of underwhelmed. But I guess that'll happen when you spend 8 hours on 2 comic issues. Come hear what worked, what didn't, and what we hope to get from a (maybe?) season 2.
But if Bruce and Tony didn't pay for everything, then... how?
Weekly Pull Highlights: May 26, 2021
It's pop culture references, denied sneezes, and a very hungry Chris for this week's episode! Oh, and we talk about some excellent new books, too. But I mean, you're really here for our dissertation on how much less Clark must make than Lois, right?
Maybe Mister Fantastic just has a LOT of anxiety...
Honorable Mention Highlights: May 19, 2021
Fantastic Four: Life Story #1
Mark Russell dives into a new edition of "what if super heroes aged in real time in a real world." This time, we're focused on the Fantastic Four, as our team comes together to get their powers in a world full of JFK, civil rights protests and space races. All in all, it was a bit slow, seeing as how the FF's origin has been done to death, but seeing them framed in the real world was interesting enough. Also, I feel like Russell gave one of the best explanations to why Mister Fantastic is often such a jerk, giving him a certain level of anxiety or frustration toward what he perceives as a chaotic universe.
Red Room #1
If you're a fan of slasher flicks, particularly the very-very-extra type, this book might be for you. Full of over the top kills, unapologetic grossness and general depravity, this book is Ed Piskor's attempt to tell a compelling and unique horror story by using the internet as the boogie man. It's definitely NOT for everyone and certainly not for the easily offended, but it's a definite experience from start to finish.
This game made us gasp and cheer and all the things!
Holy heck, this game is FANTASTIC! A relatively recent release from Unexpected Games, this board game mixes mystery tropes, comics, engaging characters, creative gameplay and well-placed surprises to be one of the most fun games we've played in a long time. But hey, we'll get into all that. In the meantime, what are you waiting for? Go get this game!
'You mean Back to the Future's bull$#!%?'
Weekly Pull Highlights: May 12, 2021
Whether you're looking for a new(ish) twist on the Justice League (Chips Ahoy!), or an unexpected direction for time travel, we've got a whole lot of very cool stories this week.
Our VERY FIRST interview on the show (and it's AWESOME)!
Potentially our coolest episode ever, we had the opportunity to chat with Pat Shand, author of Destiny, NY - a book we recently talked about on the show! He shares his experience as a writer, what it was like to Kickstart a graphic novel, and what exciting things are coming up next for him in the comic world. This is NOT one to miss!
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.
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Chris & Tee host this weekly comic-focused show, providing insight on new comics, entertainment news and more.