Things are about to get real witchy in Willow.
Weekly Pull Highlights: July 8, 2020
After a week with no Marvel or DC, we come roaring back with three great books! Dan Slott kicks off the Fantastic Four's side of the Empyre story, DCeased comes back to make us all cry (again), and the Whedonverse grows a little more with a brand new title dedicated to Willow. It's like we never left (but don't lie, you missed us)!
Is Marvel actually going to shake things up this time?
Weekly Pull Highlights: June 24, 2020
What a week in comics! Brand new Marvel throwing us into the deep end of the new Empyre event, incredible new indie comics putting genres on their side, and a super sweet compilation all about the joys of your local comic shop. The world might be crazy, but comics keep us grounded, folks. Let's get into it!
You listen to us every week, but who even are we?!
We thought the comic drought would be the perfect time for us to share a little more about us, your weekly Cover B crew! In this episode, we talk all about why we got into comics, what comics mean to us, and why we hope everyone takes the time to stop by their local shop to pick out a new title!
A game that's fun, challenging, but not punishing.
Time for another gaming review to help you get through stay-at-home! These week we're talking about the cooperative card game game, Marvel Champions; a surprisingly balanced, easy-to-learn living card game featuring your favorite Marvel heroes. Even if you're not into the big-name card games (like your Magics or Yu-Gi-Ohs), this is an excellent option if you're looking to kill an hour or so.
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!
Maybe the kid vigilantes just need better mentors.
Weekly Pull Highlights: March 18, 2020
If you're cooped up abiding by the social distancing rules, we've got some great reads for you this week! From the big chongus of a Robin compilation, to the finale of the amazing horror title Black Stars Above, to a feisty debate around child vigilantism, we've got plenty to keep you entertained!
Boba's back, baby!
Honorable Mention Highlights: March 11, 2020
Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #1
It's nice to see some solid, in-canon storytelling involving dat boi Boba Fett. This book feels like a Star Wars Tarantino flick and I'm all in.
Marvel's Snapshots: Sub-Mariner #1
Part of what made this really cool was the fact that it takes place right after WWII, and definitely stays true to that time period with the look, feel, and behavior of everyone featured. BUT it addresses very modern topics., like PTSD, relationships, trauma, the female experience - all in an old-fashioned style book. Such a cool dichotomy and one I'd love to see brought into more than a one-shot.
Honestly, the best parts of this story are the ideas opened up around Cable and less Cable himself. Honestly, young Cable is a bit bland for me. He's a bit too much like literally EVERY other young male hits-on-chicks-and-takes-nothing-seriously character marvel cranks out to appeal to, idk, that crowd I guess. There is some interesting stuff in this book and YOUNG Cable is by far the least of it.
If you need a good cry, Lex, no one's going to mind.
Honorable Mention Highlights: March 4, 2020
Strange Academy #1
I was expecting just another cutesy YA read, but Skottie Young knows how to put the strange in Strange Academy. Between the perfect depiction of adolescent teen male Asgardians and Dr. Strange's ridiculous pep talk, I'm feeling pretty good about this read.
Superman: Villians #1
Can every book have a section where Lex Luthor goes full 'Office Space' on a business appliance after being ridiculed, harassed and laughed at repeatedly? Because.. I really enjoyed that.
King of Nowhere #1
This book is off to a really fun start, even if it's absolutely bizarre and feels more like a fever dream than a comic. Tyler Jenkins' art is stellar and does an excellent job blurring the line between reality and a bad hallucination. It's a weird trip without the bad side effects - I'm here for it.
I'm a sucker for a good fantasy book, and this one has left me with a TON of questions. Where'd they come from? Why did they go? (Where did they come from, Cotton Eye'd Joe) What the Sam Heck is going on with this lore? They did an awesome job of laying out the plot without really telling you anything, so I look forward to #2.
The highlight of this book for me was an actual REALISTIC depiction and conversation of the relationship between Peter & MJ. Heaven forbid, superheroes have to think about finances and rent and how much they spend on web fluid (talk about great responsibility...). They really are just like us!
Man-Eaters: Tomorrow Belongs to You #1
It's less of a comic, and more of an avant garde art piece mocking misogyny. Beautifully laid it, it points to not only how awful Estro- treated women, but how utterly ridiculous the reparations are. A fitting window into some of the ridiculous stuff we put up with every day as ladies. ( - Tee)
I am slowly learning to expect the unexpected.
Weekly Pull Highlights: February 26, 2020
Well, this week wasn't the MOST exciting week in comics, but it was full of the unexpected! From a really unenthusiastic Marvel team-up, to the dialogue-free Giant Size X-Men, to a couple of kids living life with powers, there's always stuff to talk about... mostly.
Cover B Podcast
Chris & Tee host this weekly comic-focused show, providing insight on new comics, entertainment news and more.