Who'da thought that a healthy home life breeds quality heroes?
The long-standing trope in comics has always been the death or demise of family - from Spider-Man's tragic loss of Uncle Ben, to Superman's whole dang planet exploding, a lack of family has often been a crutch for plot development. But lately, superheros are not only situated within happy families, but those relationships help provide major forward momentum for their heroism. We are BIG fans of keeping it in the family.
It's one of the best Marvel experiences we've ever had.
It's amazing. There, we said it. They learned from past mistakes, righted wrongs, and gave us all the well-executed fan service we so desperately deserved. Truly, Marvel did right by us this time, and now we (im)patiently wait for whatever the future may hold in the MCU.
He definitely looked the part, that's for sure.
A new Sony/Marvel movie collab, we finally get to see Carnage on the big screen! Even with all the excitement surrounding the film (including the biggest US opening of the pandemic), the movie is... fine? We have some qualms and some praise, but as Linkin Park so eloquently states, "in the end, nothing really matters..." (Spoiler Alert!)
It's not necessarily new Spidey territory, but it's done very well.
Weekly Pull Highlights: April 14, 2021
Oh heavens, there's some real heavy talk up in this episode. Political commentary, moral quandaries, emotional turmoil - important books make us have important discussions, but take solace in the fact that we still end with a debate on flare leg jeans, okay?
Episode 101 - The All (Jerk) Father, Not Just Another Spider, You're a Wizard, Chris!
All-Father? More like All-Jerk, if you ask me.
Weekly Pull Highlights: March 31, 2021
There's TWO WHOLE MARVEL BOOKS in this week's episode. I know, I know, it's basically blasphemy. But with new titles focused on Beta Ray Bill and Cindy Moon, it's not THAT surprising... plus, and excellent new indie title that's the perfect lovechild of manga and comic. Oh, and if you see an old wizard around... just ignore him, okay?
Powered Gaming - Marvel's Avengers
Kamala Khan deserves ALL the screen time.
Surprise! It's us, from the past, talking to you, in the present... our future... or... okay, we forgot to post it last week. But hey, here we are with our review of the relatively recently released Marvel's Avengers (we played on PS4). We lay out what's good, what's not as good, and our hope for what they can do to make it better. Also, can we please get a little more hype for a game focused on Kamala Khan? She. Is. Awesome.
Meet Cover B Podcast!
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!
Powered Gaming - Marvel Champions
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.
The Daily Bugle is only publishing Black Cat listicles nowadays.
Weekly Pull Highlights: January 29, 2020
It's something special to witness when writers are allowed to build characters however they damn well please. This week, Mike Mignola holds no punches when it comes to playing our heartstrings in the new Frankenstein: Undone, while Ed Brisson brings us back to the wastelands of Old Man Logan in his new title. Plus, Leah Williams makes Dr. Strange a grumpy, old curmudgeon, which is really all I've ever wanted out of the character (he's just so sassy!).
Miles really is the better Spider-Man.
Weekly Pull Highlights: January 8, 2020
A whole lot of books on the shelf, but not a ton of "Oh man, this is the best book ever!" type of titles. Plus, Tee is awfully salty about the direction of Star #1 (in a good way) and Ruins of Ravencroft Carnage (in a not as good way). Oh well, you listen to us for the opinions, right? (We're so sorry.)
Cover B Podcast
Chris & Tee host this weekly comic-focused show, providing insight on new comics, entertainment news and more.