Jessica Jones never changes (thank God).
Weekly Pull Highlights: January 15, 2020
January hasn't been much for number 1 titles, but we did read some fun stuff this week including the new samurai title Rising Sun from IDW and the very cool Venom The End one-shot from Marvel. Plus, the up-until-recently Marvel Unlimited-exclusive title, Jessica Jones Blind Spot, is finally released on paper and it. is. great. Let's talk comics!
I get it has a purpose, but Thor still looks like Fabio.
Weekly Pull Highlights: January 1, 2020
Not a huge week, but we did get a handful of great number ones from Marvel! From the relaunch of Star Wars, to Matthew Rosenberg's new Hawkeye title, to Donny Cates taking on Thor (with a new look that is I GUESS forgivable), there's a lot to look forward to in 2020!
Begone, Conan's pectorals!
Weekly Pull Highlights: December 4, 2019
We're low on sleep, but high on energy, and boy does it show. From the reveal of the genius logic behind the new X-Men run, to the strange use of the word 'fatty' in Angela Della Morte, we're giggling this whole episode, and hope you're as entertained as we are.
Maybe the Cat really does need the Spider.
Honorable Mention Highlights: November 13, 2019
Folklords #1 (BOOM Studios)
This is going to be one meta-tastic book! Set up like an inside out fairy tale, rarely do we see a character from a charming village decide to head out to the real world for adventure among skyscrapers and business suits. I love the concept behind this book, and I'm excited to see it start breaching the reader awareness line.
Un/Sacred #1 (Ablaze Comics)
I feel like this book would easily slide right into a Comedy Central lineup. The humor is silly and brash, the art is fun and flirty, and the story is less a rolling narrative, and more a series of cheeky vignettes all centered around 'doing the deed.' It's funny, light-hearted, but there's not a whole lot of meat in this book. - Tee
Family Tree #1 (Image Comics)
Interesting end of the world book from Jeff Lemire. Appears to have something to do with nature taking over, but all we really have is some sort of shady group of people, a strange affliction and plenty of Lemire's go-to family tension right at the center. Lots of questions but a very nice, hooking issue from the #1. - Chris
Morbius the Living Vampire #1 (Marvel Comics)
My guess is this book is feeding off of the hype of the upcoming Morbius flick featuring Jared Leto, but it doesn't really give us a lot to bite into (pun intended). Man is vampire, man looks for unvampiring serum, man maybe made a mistake. Pretty standard vamp fare considering what the book could have set up. Here's to hoping it dives a little deeper next issue. - Tee
Fallen Angels #1 (Marvel Comics)
Another solid entry in the Dawn of X line and the first one to establish the paranoia of Krakow after the twist in X-Force #1. Psylocke (Kwannon, not Betsy) feels like a new character in her own way, since she hasn't really been a character through much of the X-Men history. It's refreshing and the book feels like X-Force in tone.
Black Cat Annual #1 (Marvel Comics)
Gotta say, I think we're missing Spidey in the ongoing Black Cat run. While this book has the same goofy tone as the current run, it has so much more charm with Peter's quipiness and Cat's nostalgic flirtation. If you're not entirely feeling the current BC run, this one-shot might fill that void for you.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #50 (Marvel Comics)
It's the end of an era, fam. Doreen Green has been revealed as Squirrel Girl to the world and it's time for her to move on with her besties to the next nut to crack. To say I was emotional was an understatement; I had just really started reading comics when this book started, and I feel like it was a huge factor in me being such an active reader now. Thank you Ryan - your impact on Squirrel Girl fans cannot be denied.
Alright Hickman, you have a plan. So what is it?
Weekly Pull Highlights: November 6, 2019
Illness has been conquered and our dynamic duo is back at it with a wide range of new comics this week, from the Not-Quite-Red-Sonja title Crone, to the Still-Not-Quite-The-Right-Characters in New Mutants, to the Most-Bendisy-Bendis-Title-Ever in Legion of Super-Heroes. Oh, and with our 50th episode comes a slightly new format, which we hope you'll enjoy!
In the wise words of Monty Python: "I'm not dead yet!"
Weekly Pull Highlights: October 30, 2019
We're back from the mountains, and Tee's come down with the plague (or so she'd like you to think... it's a nasty head cold). Which means Chris covers the pull for this week, including a variety of zombie options, from the close of Marvel's Contagion to the beginning of DC's Last God. Oh, and we listened to your requests, so new episodes will be posted on Saturdays!
And that's the way they became the Summers Bunch!
Weekly Pull Highlights: October 16, 2019
Now back to our regularly scheduled programming! This week Chris covers all sorts of new titles, including the return of 'The Mask' and the much-anticipated X-Men #1. Meanwhile, Tee faces her comic demons with a whole slew of unsatisfying titles and the imminent fear of disappointing Kelly Thompson (seriously, still love you, girl). Oh, and we'll be on vacation next week - so be sure to check the blog for your weekly comic update instead!
Harleen Frances Quinzel is a super weird name.
Weekly Pull Highlights: September 25, 2019
Not a ton of books, but a whole lot to say! From the implications of a murder at the end of Strikeforce #1, to the effects of Harley Quinn's past on her relationship with the Joker, to the revolution of sex workers in Safe Sex #1, we're hitting the hard comic book issues you need to hear about. Oh, and no Ghost Rider show, which sucks. Listen now!
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!
It's time for a Deadpool-loving intervention.
Weekly Pull Highlights: September 11, 2019
Happy Friday the 13th! We've got a spooky episode up for you, filled with suspense, intrigue, and a conspiracy about Taco Bell that will rattle you to your bones!...
...Not really, but we do talk about some character development for the Riddler, how this issue of Captain Marvel fell flat, and how ducks can be super mean. Check it out!
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Chris & Tee host this weekly comic-focused show, providing insight on new comics, entertainment news and more.