Put him in a body bag, Ralphie!
Weekly Pull Highlights: October 28, 2020
It's Halloween, and honestly our reviews this week are a little spooky. There's one shining star in the bunch, but a lot of this week had titles that couldn't quite get past the finish line... maybe we're just grumpy from Mercury in retrograde.
Who hurt you, Peter J. Tomasi?!
Weekly Pull Highlights: October 21, 2020
Man, this was a powerful week for books! We get more from the excellent White Knight Batman universe, a filled in plot hole from Dark Knights Metal, and a couple new titles with very cool, very different vibes. Oh, and we try to figure out who damaged the poor psyche of Peter Tomasi. I mean... really, man. Who hurt you?
A brief history of the Warhammer universe... very brief.
Weekly Pull Highlights: October 14, 2020
WOWZER that's a lot of heckin' books! And we don't even cover everything that came out this week! Some cool new stuff, including the new Rorschach from Tom King, and Kieron Gillen taking on Marvel's first foray into Warhammer 40K, and you've got a week primed for a visit to your LCS. Oh, and what's the deal with superhero costumes anyway?
Kamala Khan deserves ALL the screen time.
Surprise! It's us, from the past, talking to you, in the present... our future... or... okay, we forgot to post it last week. But hey, here we are with our review of the relatively recently released Marvel's Avengers (we played on PS4). We lay out what's good, what's not as good, and our hope for what they can do to make it better. Also, can we please get a little more hype for a game focused on Kamala Khan? She. Is. Awesome.
But like, is Doreen even really a teen?
Weekly Pull Highlights: October 7, 2020
So, we didn't post our Powered Gaming on time (our bad, we're fixing it, we promise!), but we do have stuff to talk about today! Like, the current political climate and how young folks are being glorified as revolutionary heroes... and also how Marvel didn't do too bad when they stole the Norse mythos. Come celebrate Tee's birthday and lets chat books!
A decent storm without a whole lot of rain.
Alright guys, we have to be honest - we sat down the record an episode today, and while there was some decent stuff that came out this week, we didn't really have a ton to say about it! So we decided we'll highlight them in an Honorable Mentions, AND we'll talk about a couple books we missed while we were on moving hiatus! Hope you guys enjoy, and stay tuned this week as we'll be back with a Powered Gaming episode on the recent Marvels: Avengers video game!
Honorable Mention Highlights: September 16, 2020
Honorable Mention Highlights: September 30, 2020
Iron Man #1
In a world where it's predicted that 70% of the world's wealth will be owned by 1% of the population by 2021, it's interesting to see a comic approach the "rich playboy superhero" trope from the other side. Sure, Tony Stark is Iron Man, but he's also a billionaire, and in this book, he's coming to terms with the ramifications of being a capitalist elite while being drug into the trenches by internet trolls. Honestly, I wish more folks would follow in Tony's footsteps and delete their Twitter.
Oh Chip, you're never afraid to break tropes with subtle nods to the fourth wall. While there's no blatant breaks in the gutter here, the book does an excellent job staring tropes in the face and daring you to expect what's coming next. A horror book that's got more in store than what it's showing, we're both very excited to see what's next.
The Department of Truth #1
There was a recent horror flick on Hulu called 'Pooka Lives!' that played into a really cool concept of if you believe something is real hard enough, it just might come true. In this book, Tynion is giving us the same vibe. This book feels like Men in Black meets time travel meets the Never Ending Story, and honestly, we're here for it.
Immortal Hulk: The Threshing Place #1
Jeff Lemire really knows how to pretty up the place. While Mike del Mundo does it literally (this book is straight gorgeous), Jeff brings a beautiful tone and somber elegance to a usually grimy and chaotic character. While not a whole lot happens to change the universe overall, it brings some excellent depth for Hulk fans.
It always feels like a win when authenticity is taken into consideration. American-born Chinese writer Gene Yang is taking on this classic character, and it seems there are big plans in store. It's definitely the right time to get people acclimated with Shang-Chi, since the upcoming film is expected to be a big part of the next MCU phase.
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