You know it's a good book when it's got an exclamation point.
Weekly Pull Highlights: February 10, 2021
Look, sometimes a rant comes out of left-field and we just really need to share our feelings, okay? From unexpected hits, to misses that get bigger the more we talk about them, we discuss the big indie #1s of the week.
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.
Influencers have a lot more behind the scenes than you may think.
Weekly Pull Highlights: January 20, 2021
From social media managers losing their souls, to coping with loneliness and depression, we're getting deep, but also awesome, with new indie titles this week. Hey, they can't all be rainbows, right?
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.
A throwback to the pulp-style books of yore.
Look here, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips - you guys are seriously killing this whole quarantine thing. Not only did we get PULP not long ago, we now have the start of a whole series of graphic novels on the way, with this being the first introduction to Ethan Reckless and his associates. Could y'all quit making the rest of us look bad, please? (But don't stop making stuff, it's all great, really.)
Silent night, haunted night...
Weekly Pull Highlights: December 9, 2020
'Tis the season to be creeped out by haunted houses, apparently! Between a no-end-home experience in Home Sick Pilots #1, to the mysterious mind-games (pun intended) from Cullen Bunn's one-shot 'Piecemeal,' there's a whole lot of horror going on. And, as always, we are more than here for it.
This is not the Gerard Butler Dracula, we promise.
So, uh, if you're not a fan of the f-word, this is probably not the review for you - it's pretty hard to avoid when it's in the title of the book! But if you can look past that, you'll find an excellent horror graphic novel that subverts standard tropes and holds some of the best artwork Erica Henderson has ever produced. I mean, who doesn't love a 'dude in distress,' amiright?
Will we get REAL Supes, or like, CVS brand Supes?
Weekly Pull Highlights: November 4, 2020
Well heck, there were a TON of new comics this week! We finally got our hands on the much hyped new Cates title, 'Crossover,' and the hilarious new Priest title 'John Walker: US Agent.' There's so many books, we couldn't even cover everything, and honestly, this much distraction was exactly what we needed from a stressful week. Here's to new beginnings!
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?
Cover B Podcast
Chris & Tee host this weekly comic-focused show, providing insight on new comics, entertainment news and more.