There was just too much to cover this week!
Honorable Mention Highlights: February 3, 2021
Specter Inspectors #1
Remember how, for a few years, directors couldn't figure out how to implement a found-footage horror movie without making a team of TV paranormal investigators discover REAL horror in a haunted facility? This is that, but a comic. Not bad, not entirely surprising, but a fun romp if you're itching for another horror title.
The Encoded #1
This book starts out with a really interesting look at a plausible future, focusing on random strangers, in a random encounter, and it feels incredibly organic and cool and I really want more of THAT. But it sort of divolves into your standard 'I'm the only one who can save us all' sort of action vibe, which is... Fine? I think I'd rather have more of the slice of life, if I'm being honest. But there's giant robots, so that's dope.
Deep Beyond #1
A cool title from Mirka Andolfo. A bit different from her other titles that have hit the scene recently, this one deals with topics like pollution, propaganda and big ol' seas beasties. The first issue is a bit slow paced, but the story seems like it's gonna be a fun time.
Here we are again. I am once again talking about how much I love Red Sonja spinoff and else world books more than the normal Red Sonja stuff. I like the premise of this one: a multiverse of Sonja's that are judged and forced to battle one another but some sort of deific All-Sonja. The twist at the end was a real badass nod to the OG Sonja too. Fun book overall.
Happy, sad, silly - what's your book vibe this week?
Not a bad week for comics (especially with all the Future State stuff coming out - be sure to check out episode for it, live now!), but there just wasn't a whole lot to talk about. Instead, here are our reviews of some of the new titles we thought were worth mentioning!
Honorable Mention Highlights: January 13, 20201
I'm gonna talk about this one because it bummed Tee out too much. I LOVE THIS BOOK. As an avid Ice Cream Man Stan, this book is refreshingly familiar while also bending the rules a bit by grounded things a smidge more in the bleak, bland reality of the main character's world. Gone are the interdimensional, post-modern white capped gentlemen, but here to stay are the morbid reflections on the human condition. I'll try not to drool too much.
Space Bastards #1
This book is what would happen if a Lobo fan fell asleep while reading a CNN article about defunding the USPS while Falling Down was playing in the background. Bonkers, bloody and billigerent, it's just the right amount of comic mischief to be a fun time.
Red Sonja & the Superpowers #1
The second in Dynamite's line of "yo, let's hurl these golden age superheroes at our big tiddy super ladies" comics. I liked this one better than the Vampirella entry. Something about Red Sonja being angrily chucked at other IPs just works so well. I'm honestly excited to watch her back her way through a whole mess of super chuckleheads.
Red Hood doesn't get no respect!
Weekly Pull Highlights: August 26, 2020
WOW are there some intense plot points this week! From there finally being actually three Jokers, to the surprise throwback in the Daredevil Annual, there's no limit on the comic craziness this episode. OH, and aliens attack Red Sonja... we're not kidding.
(Want to avoid Three Jokers #1 spoilers? Skip to 25:10!)
Our first official Secret Shortbox solo episode!
Our first stand-alone edition of 'Secret Shortbox,' where we decide what would be in the comic collection of our favorite authors, both new and old! We've covered a couple more modern authors before, but this week we decided to take it back to one of our all-time faves, Jane Austen herself! From hilarious web comics to some of the most world-renowned titles, we give a great list of options for those who love Austenian works.
It's a weird, weird world and we just live in it.
Weekly Pull Highlights: March 25, 2020
This is gonna be the last of our traditional episodes for a while, because Diamond has had to cancel comic distribution thanks to COVID-19. We'll still have new episodes coming every Sunday, but expect more of our bonus formats like REEL EXTRA and Powered Gaming. It's a crazy time to be alive, but we're going to keep on trucking as best we can. Stay safe, everyone!
There is no wrath like a Gamora scorned.
Weekly Pull Highlights: January 22, 2020
Can you believe we're celebrating the 750th issue of Wonder Woman? We talk about her momentous milestone this week, as well as other powerhouse women in comics with the new Guardians of the Galaxy title and the new Red Sonja: Age of Chaos #1! (Who run the world? GIRLS.)
It's time for a Deadpool-loving intervention.
Weekly Pull Highlights: September 11, 2019
Happy Friday the 13th! We've got a spooky episode up for you, filled with suspense, intrigue, and a conspiracy about Taco Bell that will rattle you to your bones!...
...Not really, but we do talk about some character development for the Riddler, how this issue of Captain Marvel fell flat, and how ducks can be super mean. Check it out!
There ain't no such thing as werewuffs!
Weekly Pull Highlights: July 17, 2019
To endings and new beginnings! We cover everything from our apprehension of the X-Men's future (Age of X-Man & Uncanny X-Men), to the need for levity in comics (Unstoppable Wasp), to how much modern voicing can be ANNOYING in an old-timey book (Sera & the Royal Stars). Oh, and Vampirella wears basically nothing. Enjoy!
If you like it, you should put a ring on it, Marvel.
Weekly Pull Highlights: May 29, 2019
This week, DC comes in with a 4-hit combo of awesome stories and leaves Chris broken and abused. Luckily, Tee is there to discuss some other comics while he gets up and ices his bruised readin' eyes.
In the news, we got more Tom King, more Deadpool, more Sonic the Hedgehog.... Wow, things tend to repeat, huh? Also info on the Avengers game coming out of Square Enix and we briefly talk E3!
Finally, Tee raises a key issue about Marvel and their lack of commitment. Seriously, guys, we just want to know what we are to you. We want a label, we don't just want to be some podcasters you know. This is real, we can feel it!
....wait, that's not what she meant by commitment? Haha, yeah.... I knew that all along..... totally....
What's cooler than being cool? Having cold powers!
Weekly Pull Highlights: January 30, 2019
Somehow we managed to defrost our microphone, scrape the ice off our computer, and get an episode out into the world! It's cold, y'all. Don't fret, we got you covered with hot comics, toasty news and... well a discussion about cold-themed characters.... That last bit may not help, but it will be fun!
Cover B Podcast
Chris & Tee host this weekly comic-focused show, providing insight on new comics, entertainment news and more.