Are you Team Woods or Team Witch?
There is something very *novel* about a book that subverts horror tropes and expectations to make something new and different. And yes, that was a pun, and no, I don't feel bad about it.
Sometimes, art can make you uncomfortable, and that's okay.
Weekly Pull Highlights: April 27, 2022
At this point, there have now been so many bad vampire books that the only ones left to make are good ones. At least, that's the theory we're going with.
Twins. In. SPAAAAACEEEE!
Weekly Pull Highlights: April 20, 2022
Please disregard the innevitable lawnmower noises in the background - we couldn't evade them, and now neither can you! But that didn't stop us from covering some very excellent space-age books this week.
Bad dreams make for good comics...
Weekly Pull Highlights: April 13, 2022
Tee may have no voice left, but the comic show must go on! Cover books from last week that we weren't able to share thanks to technical difficulties, this scary/scifi fare was not something to be missed.
We love some good teen drama, y'all.
Weekly Pull Highlights: April 6, 2022
Look, comics don't HAVE to be bleak and depressing and drab. They can be colorful and playful and feature young people with powers and drama and OKAY, THERE'S ANOTHER VAMPIRE BOOK. SUE US.
What you may have missed in March!
Honorable Mention Highlights: March 2022
What a cute, cheeky little book. Another tale of a spunky girl with a talking robot friend (I'm honestly surprised that's so common nowadays), but it's set up with a fantastical world and very creative mystery building. I'm excited to see just how deep this story goes.
Broken Eye #1
It's like the Dead Zone meets Trainspotting. A blue color dockworker in Liverpool gets embroiled in the workings of a crime lord. Because, y'know... his eye can see the past and stuff. Characters are a little flat, but it seems like it will be a tasty little neo-noir.
We Live Rise of the Palladiums #1
Done in two different issues, Black and White, this premiere issue of the new volume of We Live is told from two different perspectives. We are sent back into the We Live world with new problems and a completely original vibe. Did you miss We Live? No problem, this story does an excellent job standing on its own with all the weird, colorful post-apocalypse-y goodness we're familiar with.
Beyond the Beyond #1
It's a tale as old as time - a rebellious young girl seeks the exciting world outside her walls, and isn't afraid to break the rules and get in trouble to get what she wants. Okay, except this time she steals a spaceship. I mean, at least she didn't grow legs or whatever, right?
Cities of Magick #1
I want to like this book so bad. It seems like a cool concept: a post-apocalyptic world where tech is replaced by magic. There seems to be setup for a later discovery that perhaps the magick isn't as different from tech as we think. I cool concept, interesting thrust and fun representation of magick? Sign me up. My main issue is just the characters feel SUPER flat and lifeless. The dialogue being a bit bland just throws this off for me, but it still deserves a mention for those sold enough on the concept.
Zombies vs Robots Classic #1
Ten years or so ago, ZVR hit the shelves. It's a wild book that sees two different apocalypses go ahead to ahead across time. Just like... such a fun, wholesome concept. ZVC is now back with reprints of early issues that include new stories and art mixed in. Fun stuff and a classic read.
This graphic novel gets a little *spicy*...
Time for another very different Graphic Novelties - this time, we're focused on a book set in the Outlander universe. Having not read the original source material, we may not have gathered all the juicy context there was to be had, but that didn't hinder our enjoyment of this saucy Scottish tale.
Ah, to be a squirrel named Taco...
This release from Oni Press is a children's book, but it's adorable, hilarious, and it's creative use of breaking the fourth wall is heckin' impressive. Come on a journey with us with Taco the Squirrel, who really loves tacos (don't we all?).
Dark Horse is making money (making) moves!
Weekly Pull Highlights: March 23, 2022
Whether it's building an entirely new mythos or developing a very different subgenre of manga, we're always impressed when boundries are pushed in comics. Also, where the heck did March go?!
From the author of 1984, we bring you... comics.
What do you do if you're concerned about government domination and classist control? You read comics! Or, at least, we do. Anyway, we think Orwell would probably do the same, and these are probably some of the titles he'd choose to read!
Cover B Podcast
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