Changing the timeline, one coitus session at a time...
This book, while definitely on the spicier side, is an excellent deviation from the more traditional sci-fi romps we've taken in recent comic titles. It's time travel, it's aliens, it's pocket universes - but also, none of those features feel like they overwhelm what's ultimately a story about love, family, and being honest to oneself. It gets pretty deep, but it's worth it, we promise.
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.
We're a community, and we'll stand strong.
The comic industry is going to be a weird, scary and unstable place for the foreseeable time-being thanks to COVID-19. Diamond Comic Distributors, the primary distribution source for comics, has had to stop sending new books to retailers, so no new comics are hitting stores any time soon. For that reason, we wanted to share 5 ways you can help the industry - both your local store and the smaller publishing companies - during this time of great turmoil and uncertainty. We'll get through it together, fam.
Comic shows are feeling the cancellations.
Weekly Pull Highlights: June 5, 2019
A big bunch of hot & fresh new number ones (some definitely better than others). Then, Tee continues through the dregs of Female Furies as we push toward the (hopefully?) satisfying conclusion.
In the news, we've got the sad report that Happy was cancelled after two seasons (that's ironic, right?) and Deadly Class is axed after just one. But we pull through the broodiness thanks to DC heroes supporting some real heroes.
Our third segment comes tomorrow when we review the new X-Men: Dark Phoenix film during a special Reel Extra episode!
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Chris & Tee host this weekly comic-focused show, providing insight on new comics, entertainment news and more.