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?
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.
We desperately need a more meta Fantastic Four.
Weekly Pull Highlights: December 2, 2020
Jeez Louise, talk about a hefty week! Two new crossovers began this week - one that seems like it could be "the big one," and one that's... a little more generic. Plus, an excellent F4 one-shot, the start of Batman/Catwoman, and some cool new indie titles. Hope you're ready for a heavy read list!
We interrupt your standard broadcast... for turkey.
While there's plenty of interesting books this week, nothing had us chomping at the bit to talk about - and with it being a holiday weekend, we figured we could all use a break. So instead, here's a handful of our recommendations for the week, and we hope you had an excellent Turkey Day!
Honorable Mention Highlights: November 25, 2020
The Red #1
The musical side of Equilibrium. The writing is at times a smidge on the machismo-fantastic side, what with hot, creative men demolishing the barriers of successful women with nary a stray glance and all, but the concept is dystopian enough to be interesting and a smidge relatable. In a world where emotions are treated like contraband, where is there any room for art or music?
I Walk with Monsters #1
A very interesting concept that feels one part Hack/Slash and one part Something is Killing the Children. A mysterious girl and her male partner (who may be some sort of werewolf or demon or both) travel the country eliminating those who would prey on the young and vulnerable. The first issue is good and introduces an interesting thrust, but leaves a lot of questions on the main characters.
Kaiju Score #1
You know, when it's a heist book that centers around giant mythological creatures, I guess I was just expecting... I don't know... more giant mythological creatures? Cool concept, interesting execution, I just think it could be more - maybe even better as a movie (which is not something said lightly).
Power Pack #1
Admittedly, this was feeling more like a Marvel: Action title until I realized where Ryan North was going to take this rambunctious group of youths on the very last page. I appreciate the irony this book is going to take Kamala's Law - when kids are fighting aliens in space, can you really consider them too young to fight at home?
The Other History of the DC Universe #1
A much needed retelling of the glorious rise of heroes from a less glorified perspective, this book retells the golden age of comics from Jefferson Pierce's, Black Lightening's, perspective. Detailed, ambitious and not even a hint of holding back, I think it should be the goal moving forward to tell more of these stories with more voices.
John Constantine: Hellblazer #12
Damnit, Spurrier, I'm not ready for it to be over. While there's plenty of books I look forward to, there's been something special about this run that has left me consistently putting the new issues at the top of my read pile. If you didn't pick this book up from the beginning, do yourself a favor and go get it now. Plus, there's been a big honkin' twist this issue that MORE than makes it worth it.
Are mermaids the new vampire?
Weekly Pull Highlights: November 18, 2020
Talk about some eccentric titles this week! Creepy sea stories, political intrigue, and paranoia on the farm - get ready to have uneasy dreams with these cool new books. Plus, we discuss the excellent new installment of Marvel Voices.
Sometimes, there's more than snakes on the plane.
Weekly Pull Highlights: November 11, 2020
Some excellent books this week from publishers we don't normally get to talk about! The indies are teaching us all sorts of cool stuff, like how to be a parent AND be haunted, how the upper elite REALLY live, and how absolutely insane the 80's really were. Ah, adventures and then some.
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?
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?
But like, is Doreen even really a teen?
Weekly Pull Highlights: October 7, 2020
So, we didn't post our Powered Gaming on time (our bad, we're fixing it, we promise!), but we do have stuff to talk about today! Like, the current political climate and how young folks are being glorified as revolutionary heroes... and also how Marvel didn't do too bad when they stole the Norse mythos. Come celebrate Tee's birthday and lets chat books!
Cover B Podcast
Chris & Tee host this weekly comic-focused show, providing insight on new comics, entertainment news and more.