Thank God for books without exposition.
Weekly Pull Highlights: February 23, 2022
The written word isn't the only way to tell a story, and these visual driven indie books are definitely proving that this week. From a vast story in another world, to a kaiju invasion on our home turf, there's all sorts of tales being told with no dialogue in sight (and we're super okay with that!).
How many f-bombs in a sentence is too many?
First of all, if you don't like hearing the F-word, this is probably not the episode for you (or the kiddos in your life)! This week, we're discussing how over-using the f-bomb doesn't really make you sound edgy, but it can make you sound like you don't actually know how people talk. Writers, there are better ways to get your point across, we promise.
And it was all yell-ow...
Weekly Pull Highlights: February 16, 2022
The age of vampires might be ending, but the following trend is coming up very... yellow? It's not what it sounds like. But I guess you have to listen to know that!
I'm really excited we get to review a movie THIS CUTE.
It's not every day that we get to talk about a romantic comedy on the podcast, but heck, it doesn't get more appropriate than on Valentine's Day! And this one IS a comic book movie, just with a lot less punching (but still a fair amount of spandex...).
Yes, we'll still read your vampire stories... sometimes.
Weekly Pull Highlights: February 9, 2022
Are we tired of vampires? Absolutely. Are we more forgiving when the story does really interesting, unique things and STILL incorporates vampires? Yeah, okay, fine, now you've gotten our attention.
A powerful story that needs to be told.
We don't always discuss older graphic novels, but when this one recently came back into the news cycle (for all the wrong reasons), we thought it only appropriate that we cover this masterwork. A brilliant telling of a horrible period in history, we think everyone should have access to Maus - when we forget our history, we're doomed to repeat it.
What you may have missed in January!
Honorable Mention Highlights: January 2022
Bylines in Blood #1
A mystery circling around an independent news source willing to tell the truth. This book has extreme Jessica Jones vibes and presents a painfully relatable tale in a world too close to home for comfort; people record every moment of their lives, the truth has all but vanished as the elite invent facts to serve their purpose, and journalism as a career has effectively been eradicated. It's gritty, it's dark, I like it.
She Hulk #1
Jennifer Walters has been many things. Successful lawyer, savage monster, weird Blonde and Red Russian hit machine, my green-skinned crush for the last 30 years or so. Many hats worn by this lady with a new one being forced onto her head each time we see her. That pattern stays true in this book, which finds Jennifer humbled and having to start over since her stint as the Gamma blasting Hulk of the most recent Avengers team. She is hunble, grounded, and focused more on altruism than heroism. Could be a cool direction for her.
Batman/Catwoman Special #1This book is a fascinating look at Catwoman and Batman's growing relationship over a span of decades. It injects humanity into these bombastic characters much in the way Marvel's Life Story series do, while perfectly displaying just how complex Selena is as a character. It's also a nice memorial for John Paul Leon who tragically passed in May of 2021. Definitely worth a grab for Bat fans.
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