Jessica Jones never changes (thank God).
Weekly Pull Highlights: January 15, 2020
January hasn't been much for number 1 titles, but we did read some fun stuff this week including the new samurai title Rising Sun from IDW and the very cool Venom The End one-shot from Marvel. Plus, the up-until-recently Marvel Unlimited-exclusive title, Jessica Jones Blind Spot, is finally released on paper and it. is. great. Let's talk comics!
Miles really is the better Spider-Man.
Weekly Pull Highlights: January 8, 2020
A whole lot of books on the shelf, but not a ton of "Oh man, this is the best book ever!" type of titles. Plus, Tee is awfully salty about the direction of Star #1 (in a good way) and Ruins of Ravencroft Carnage (in a not as good way). Oh well, you listen to us for the opinions, right? (We're so sorry.)
Where the hell is my Baby Yoda Plushie?!
[MILD SPOILER WARNING]
We know you've been waiting for it, and we've finally delivered our thoughts and opinions on Baby Yoda: The Show! For real though, we finally got caught up on the 'The Mandalorian' and wanted to discuss some of the highlights and why this was the Star Wars story we've been waiting for. General spoilers, but nothing too extreme - by now, if you're not caught up on all the precious Baby Yoda goodness, what are you doing with your life?
I get it has a purpose, but Thor still looks like Fabio.
Weekly Pull Highlights: January 1, 2020
Not a huge week, but we did get a handful of great number ones from Marvel! From the relaunch of Star Wars, to Matthew Rosenberg's new Hawkeye title, to Donny Cates taking on Thor (with a new look that is I GUESS forgivable), there's a lot to look forward to in 2020!
Our review of recent Star Wars film, The Rise of Skywalker!
It's the end of an era with the final installment of the Skywalker Saga and we're covering what we liked, what we didn't, and everything in between! As always, we give our spoiler-free opinions then sound the warning alarm and break down some of the more nuanced opinions about the plot and particular peaks and valleys of the movie. May the force be with you!
The holidays make us really emotional.
Weekly Pull Highlights: December 18, 2019 & December 25, 2019
It's a holly jolly episode with a giant-sized list of comics to cover, from a handful of number ones to a ton of great final issues from last week. Then our holiday gift to you is a sneak peek preview of some Marvel books that come out tomorrow! Merry Christmas, everyone!
Um, yes, I DO want some gin for Christmas.
What do you buy the nerdy grown-up in your life who has everything? Let us give you some ideas! From top comic picks from 2019, to fun geeky games for adults, to home goods like a Star Wars-themed Instant Pot, we've got a collection of some of the best nerdy goodies you can give this holiday season.
All hail (a more nuanced and complex) Doom!
Honorable Mention Highlights: December 11, 2019
Doom 2099 #1 (Marvel Comics)
I have really been enjoying the more considerate depictions of Doom lately; yeah, he's a bad guy, but now he's a bad guy with DEPTH. This one shot was no different, plus it rocks house with a great twist at the end that I should have seen coming, even if I didn't. Props to you, Chip.
Harley Quinn's Villain of the Year #1 (DC Comics)
An awards ceremony issue where the winners we're actually voted on by readers. Honestly, this was super fun and I wish DC would do this every year. I don't know about you, but I actually voted on the various categories and it was cool seeing how my votes measured up compared to the winners.
Captain Marvel #13 (Marvel Comics)
Yeah, so, CALLED IT. Ain't nobody dead (I guess?), and of course she's not REALLY evil. But I love that Kelly brings back characters from previous books she's written, and does so unapologetically. This book felt like a nice return to form, so even though I CALLED IT, I'm looking forward to the next issue.
Hack/Slash 15th Anniversary Special #1 (Image Comics)
Nothing too fancy, but a nice reflection on the series if you've been a fan for a long while like I have. Tim Seeley does make a promise of something new to come, so I hope he follows through with that and gives us some more of Cassie Hack in the future.
Criminal Macabre: The Big Bleed Out #1 (Dark Horse Comics)
This book is trying too hard to be noir, filling in the "she walked into my office, and I knew I was done for" private eye monologue with a gruff guy's tale about falling for a vampire. Unfortunately, the only character I seem to really care about is our quiet, ghoulish partner-slash-protagonist's-friend, and he just wandered into the darkness. So, there's that.
Frank, bud, what are you doing?
Weekly Pull Highlights: December 11, 2019
This week's episode is all about analyzing a couple great new horror titles and how they completely subvert the expected tropes we've come to know from classic genre flicks, from developing realistic relationships to world building. We wrap up with the new Dark Knight Returns one-shot, which is... well, it's something. And definitely worth analyzing, too.
Let's see if we can ho-ho-hold your attention.
They might be hard to handle, but buying gifts for the teens in your life doesn't have to be! We've put together a list of comics, movies, games and collectibles that will appease even the most snarky of our hormonal youths. From Batman to Spider-Man to princesses in 'Another Castle,' you'll be able to satisfy any teen gift giving need.
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Chris & Tee host this weekly comic-focused show, providing insight on new comics, entertainment news and more.