How come we never see the awkward Batman teen years?
Weekly Pull Highlights: January 19, 2021
What an excellent chunk of new books this week! Romance with a science fiction twist, fantasy in a natural environment, and the awkward in-between years of Batman.
Horror that's relatable is just scarier.
Weekly Pull Highlights: January 12, 2021
We can't talk enough about the new title Rain, based off the short story by Joe Hill, and just how GOOD it is! The tension, the character development, the slow burn... it's rare to feel this affected by an event you know is coming from page one.
There's a lot of frustration in being a woman...
It's rare to get the female perspective from a 1920's-based noir story, but this one gets right down in the thick of all the deep troubles you'd expect to be associated with being a woman in a gangster crime syndicate. It's pretty heavy, but pretty important, too.
You don't want to get on Derek "The Gripe" Felony's bad side.
Weekly Pull Highlights: January 5, 2021
Welcome to a new year, and new type of noir! Instead of that old fashioned narrator looking back on our life, our focus character is... dead? We'll explain it all later, promise.
We have a LOT of thoughts...
Brand new year, brand new segment! Introducing Coverspiracy, where we give our hair-brained theories and outlandish predictions about what's coming next in comics, movies, and more. This week, it's all about how we believe the MCU will introduce our favorite mutant crew into the universe.
Honorable Mention Highlights: December 2021
Refuse x Last Resort Double Shot
One side is a beautiful, near-wordless journey of a woman utterly isolated and striving to get back to her world. The other side is a tongue-in-cheek exploration of how ridiculously exploitative capitalism is, and the complications of being surrounded by, well, yourself. It's a huge book being a double-shot and all, but definitely worth a pick-up.
Gotham City Villains Anniversary Giant
I don't have to say a whole lot about this book. You know why? Because the first story is by Danny DeVito, detailing how The Penguin and Catwoman fell in love, cured COVID-19, and saved the world. See, that's enough.
This book is zany, and fast, and honestly a little disorienting (but in a good way?). While many books struggle to gain speed in the first issue, this one feels almost like they put too much into the opening chapter, but with tech meeting ancient civilizations meeting an entertainingly diverse cast, I think I'm into it.
One-Star Squadron #1
If you aren't Batman or Tony Stark or Oliver Queen, it's unlikely your superhero-ing can serve as a moneymaking endeavor. That is, unless you team up with an agency that helps you live a secure life with a plan (and maybe a pension). I always appreciate a story talking about the mundane surrounded by the fantastic. And what's more mundane than paying taxes?
Lunar Room #1
I think this has a lot of potential to be a cool magical Neo-Noir story, but the first issue didnt entirely hook me. I like the world and the mystery thats building, but the characters were a smidge on the cliche side. Still, werewolves and magic in a gritty city underbelly, could appeal to the World of Darkness crowd and those adjacent.
No Holds Bard #1
SHAKESPEARE AS BATMAN. I love the concept of this, but the delivery is a bit ho hum. It is too aware of the joke instead of just letting the concept be funny on its own. Still, i had fun on the ride, even if there was an occasional eye roll in the mix.
Ms. Marvel: Beyond the Limit #1
I didn't know I needed Ms. Marvel to have her own Spider-esque web of multiverses - but now I do! Giving her a new story to help those unfamiliar get acquainted before her new show hits, I'm excited to see a very multi-faceted tale all about Kamala(s).
Apache Delivery Service #1
This book has a lot going for it - minimalist storytelling, an emotional time period and setting, a diverse cast with a broad experience, and evocative imagery. It's not a "nice" book, but it has potential to be an impactful one.
A King's Vengeance #1
Tonally dark, ultra-violent Adventure Time. This book lays out a fairly basic concept and then delivers with some dope art and cool character design. Nifty book all around.
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