Filling in the details what we didn't share on the show!
Honorable Mention Highlights: November 6, 2019
b.b. free #1 (BOOM! Studios)
"You guys know I love a good, old-fashioned YA romp with a sassy female protagonist - luckily, I wasn't disappointed! Our two leading ladies are strong, passionate, and ready to get rolling with the rest of their lives, even if Daddy-dearest has other, weirdly nefarious plans. Gabby Rivera does a great amount of world-building for a first issue and ends with a twist I don't quite know what to think about. Definitely recommend!" - Tee
Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble #1 (Marvel Comics)
"So, have you ever wondered what the Odd Couple would be like if Felix was a red-clad, spider-powered nerd and Oscar was possessed by an inky, alien parasite? WELL LOOK NO FURTHER! This book feels like if Cartoon Network circa 2007 made a Spider-Man series. It's fun, it's goofy, it is DEFINITELY not canon. Mariko Tamaki and Gurihiru have a good thing going here if you're looking for just a fun Spider romp." - Chris
Green Lantern Blackstars #1 (DC Comics)
"...Woof. That was the most metal book I've read in a LONG time. I didn't read the previous Grant Morrison run of Green Lantern, but I didn't feel like I was particularly out of place reading this new series (granted, I'm not sure anyone felt IN PLACE reading this book). It's dark, and weird, and there's stuff happening all over the place with people I've never heard of, and elder Gods get eaten like sushi. Be sure to throw on some Megadeth before cracking open this cover; it'll get you right in the mood." - Tee
Infected: King Shazam #1 (DC Comics)
"Holy Toledo, King Shazam is one baaaaaad Shazamma-Jamma. I really hope King Shazam becomes some sort of usable villain even after this whole Year of Villain thing wraps up. It would be cool for Billy Batson to maybe have this permanent dark side just looming in the background, ready to bubble over. Would definitely be a source of some good story-telling as he wrestles his responsibilities to his family and this monster looming in the shadows." - Chris
Future Fight Firsts Crescent & Io #1 (Marvel Comics)
"Another installment in the 'Future Fight Firsts' books detailing new members of the Agents of Atlas crew, this week we learn about the origins of Dan Bi & her awesome bear spirit guardian, Io. It's cute, fun, lighthearted, and actually does a really good job of representing the character as both young but realistically aware of her surroundings. Also, someone needs to hook me up with one of those masks - I want a big, bad, bear spirit guardian, too!" - Tee
Your favorite comic podcast, but for your eyes!
As we mentioned in last week's episode, your dynamic duo of comic comedy are currently high in the mountains with limited wifi and lacking sound equipment. But we didn't want to keep you in suspense, so read below for our picks from this week!
Weekly Pull Highlights: October 16, 2019
Amazing Mary Jane #1
"Alright, this book starts you not only in medias res, but fully expects you to dive in both feet first without a second thought and I... don't hate it? Leah Williams cares not about your expectations, wants, or desires. She wants to build you a giant villain-filled plot set on a Hollywood set, and I think I'm really here for it. But the best part about the whole book is the AMAZING relationship (see what I did there?) she sets up between MJ & Peter. They're so cute it'll give you cavities... in a good way."
"A book about a Norse demi-goddess has more varied mythos and religious development than anything else I've read lately. I love that Jason Aaron isn't afraid to look at the absolute weirdness that is the Marvel universe and how strange it is that we have a baker's dozen different mythologies all co-existing at once. And somehow, he manages to make them all work together really, really well. It completely makes sense. Also, he's officially introduced a flying, talking horse with a Cockney accent, and let me tell you, that man can write sentient animal pets like NO ONE ELSE. I think he really gets me, you guys."
"The final installment of the super cute, super kitsch collection all about the women that make up the Marvel universe - both the fictional characters in the books, but the writers and artists outside the books, too! This final summary was pretty adorable, and continues to show off what an ABSOLUTE BADASS Storm is; she really doesn't get enough credit as a goddess. It's also nice to see a short featuring Namora, who I feel doesn't get nearly enough love since her compatriot Namor is such an absolute d-bag all the time (including in this short - surprise, surprise). The whole thing wraps up with a history lesson of some of Marvel's very first women contributors, and an incredibly sentimental panel that will hit you right in the feels. Grab a tissue, fam - you're gonna need it."
Martian Manhunter #9
"Admittedly, I've been pretty quiet on this title since I discussed it during it's initial title drop, but I wanted to share that this book has really made some very cool leaps and bounds in the story's progression. It's been really interesting watching this character get so much development, and to not only get backstory on him, but some proper build of his partner. I was really concerned at the start of this series that it was going to drastically change the perspective on J'onn J'onzz (making him a dirty cop and overall kind of shady dude) but they really 180'ed on that line of thought, and they've done a cool job making him feel like he THINKS he's a bad dude, when he's always just tried to do what's right by his family. It feels like the arc is starting to aim toward it's conclusion, but if you're looking for a cool book, this is worth going back and picking up the earlier issues."
Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #6
"Another wrap-up issue, but this one was admittedly less climactic than I was expecting. They did a great job developing all the drama in the first several issues, just to fall a wee bit flat on the ending. Students go to jail, bad guys disappear before the cops can get them in cuffs, and Vampirella is planning a trip homeward-bound. But it leaves us with a cliffhanger and everything happens incredibly fast, leaving me personally feeling mildly unsatisfied. There is a nod to a potential second run in the next few months, so hopefully questions will be answered and we won't be left entirely without closure moving forward."
Sofia would like to cast magic missile.
Weekly Pull Highlights: September 18, 2019
(Pssst... spoilers for House of X from 4:55 to 17:05!)
What would it be like to play Dungeons and Dragons with Sofía Vergara? Why don't we have a wrestler named Apex Flex? Why was Superman just a 15 issue advertisement for the Legion of Super-Heroes? Why does Tee have such a hard time processing space lycanthropy? We ask these questions and more in this week's episode!
I need a Pet Avenger comic run immediately. IMMEDIATELY.
Weekly Pull Highlights: August 30, 2019
From hurricane preparations, to the D23 Conference (She-Hulk!!), to the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Trailer, we cover all the big talking points from the week. Comics this week were heavy on the Marvel-side with lots of middle issue melodrama, and another DC title all about villains without actually telling us who's the Year of the Villain is all about!
No flerken' technical difficulties will stop Cover B!
Weekly Pull Highlights: August 23, 2019
Technical difficulties can't keep us down! Join us as we discuss the pending divorce between Marvel and Sony, and watch helplessly as poor Peter Tingles cries in between his two unwavering parent-folks! We also talk comics, including a couple titles about cats, a couple titles about serial killers, and more updates on the Powers of X series (didn't we just read one of those?)!
Our review of the new Marvel film, Spider-Man: Far from Home!
Our friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man is back again for another installment of romance, intrigue, deception... and the best after-credits stingers EVER! Join us as we give our reviews, both non-spoiler friendly and SUPER spoiler-y!
Conventions can be for everyone, with a little preparation.
Weekly Pull Highlights: May 15, 2019
In this episode, Chris continues the dutiful task of covering all the War of the Realms titles so maybe YOU don't have to (or maybe you do - we like providing options)!
For the news, we cover the details of an alleged crime with horrible consequences that has people across the country up in arms... Game of Thrones Episode #8.
Finally, we give our best tips for the fan who wants to hit the Con circuit without drowning in big crowds and social anxiety.
Mamas haven't had it this hard since Bohemian Rhapsody.
Weekly Pull Highlights: May 8, 2019
Tee is back in action this week, and makes her comic penance by going over the female dis-empowerment of Female Furies from last week, plus Chris gives some solid jumping in points for late issue comics.
As for news, we run you through a whole bunch of trailers both big and small, including the new 'Spider-Man: Far from Home,' AKA, 'Jake Gyllenhaal as everyone's favorite member of the Babysitter's Club'.
We wrap up with a Mother's Day special about how not very special the poor mama's in comics are.
James Patterson reads some great comics (we assume).
Weekly Pull Highlights: April 10, 2019
This week we discuss tons of comics (probably too many, sorry wallet) and dish out some stellar news about release dates for some sweet-ass comics and shows coming up. We close talking about what comics James Patterson might read if he had a secret comic collection stowed away under his writing desk.
When being a fan isn't all fun and games.
Weekly Pull Highlights: March 20, 2019
More new number ones flood in this week, and we go on to discuss CEO scandals, media acquisitions, creator-driven comics and more! We end this episode discussing our Key Issues with toxic fandom and the ripples Nerd-Rage can cause.
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