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!
A decent storm without a whole lot of rain.
Alright guys, we have to be honest - we sat down the record an episode today, and while there was some decent stuff that came out this week, we didn't really have a ton to say about it! So we decided we'll highlight them in an Honorable Mentions, AND we'll talk about a couple books we missed while we were on moving hiatus! Hope you guys enjoy, and stay tuned this week as we'll be back with a Powered Gaming episode on the recent Marvels: Avengers video game!
Honorable Mention Highlights: September 16, 2020
Honorable Mention Highlights: September 30, 2020
Iron Man #1
In a world where it's predicted that 70% of the world's wealth will be owned by 1% of the population by 2021, it's interesting to see a comic approach the "rich playboy superhero" trope from the other side. Sure, Tony Stark is Iron Man, but he's also a billionaire, and in this book, he's coming to terms with the ramifications of being a capitalist elite while being drug into the trenches by internet trolls. Honestly, I wish more folks would follow in Tony's footsteps and delete their Twitter.
Oh Chip, you're never afraid to break tropes with subtle nods to the fourth wall. While there's no blatant breaks in the gutter here, the book does an excellent job staring tropes in the face and daring you to expect what's coming next. A horror book that's got more in store than what it's showing, we're both very excited to see what's next.
The Department of Truth #1
There was a recent horror flick on Hulu called 'Pooka Lives!' that played into a really cool concept of if you believe something is real hard enough, it just might come true. In this book, Tynion is giving us the same vibe. This book feels like Men in Black meets time travel meets the Never Ending Story, and honestly, we're here for it.
Immortal Hulk: The Threshing Place #1
Jeff Lemire really knows how to pretty up the place. While Mike del Mundo does it literally (this book is straight gorgeous), Jeff brings a beautiful tone and somber elegance to a usually grimy and chaotic character. While not a whole lot happens to change the universe overall, it brings some excellent depth for Hulk fans.
It always feels like a win when authenticity is taken into consideration. American-born Chinese writer Gene Yang is taking on this classic character, and it seems there are big plans in store. It's definitely the right time to get people acclimated with Shang-Chi, since the upcoming film is expected to be a big part of the next MCU phase.
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Weekly Pull Highlights: September 23, 2020
And now back to your regularly scheduled programming! We had to take a couple weeks off thanks to a big move (new place is shaping up great though!), but now we're back and ready to read with some very exciting new titles. She-Hulk died, the X-Men are bringing weird Marvel organizations back from the dead... it's a lot. Let's get into it!
You name it, we read it. Seriously.
Weekly Pull Highlights: September 2, 2020
What a heckin' beefy week for comics! A ton of excellent new indie titles, all from very different genres - you want horror, we've got horror! You want sci-fi or fantasy? We've got you covered. You want romantic drama, we've got that, too. This week really had it all!
Maisie Williams NAILED this role!
We've been dangled this mutant-based horror movie for what seems like FOREVER, but it's finally here, and we braved the scary outside world to go see it! Luckily, it was definitely worth the effort - and we explain why you shouldn't always listen to the critics when it comes to fan-focused flicks.
Red Hood doesn't get no respect!
Weekly Pull Highlights: August 26, 2020
WOW are there some intense plot points this week! From there finally being actually three Jokers, to the surprise throwback in the Daredevil Annual, there's no limit on the comic craziness this episode. OH, and aliens attack Red Sonja... we're not kidding.
(Want to avoid Three Jokers #1 spoilers? Skip to 25:10!)
But like... what even is a virtual dome? Amiright?
Prepare for an onslaught of brand new DC news! This past weekend, DC held their online fan convention, DC Fandome, revealing all sorts of cool movies, comics, games, trailers and more, We'll go through all the highlights to help keep you in the know!
But can we all agree that, objectively, Batman is ridiculous?
Weekly Pull Highlights: August 19, 2020
I mean, I know we mentioned this last time, but like, why are there so many vampires right now? It's like every new round of books includes at least one vampire-focused title! At least this week has a ton of options for folks who love vampires, folks who don't!
Just keeps getting better and better.
After much anticipation, the new season of The Umbrella Academy has come to Netflix and it is EXCELLENT. In a very un-spoilery fashion, we give you a brief reminder of what went down in season one and share our favorite parts of the new season. And yes, we can confirm, the hype train is real - season two is WAY better than the first.
The comic world is coming back slowly but surely.
Since the mass comic halt that started in March thanks to COVID-19, things have been a little topsy-turvy when it comes to comic titles. This week, we only had a handful of new books to mention, so we figured we'd wrap it up quickly for you here instead. Oh, and don't forget to keep an ear out for our new REEL EXTRA episode on Umbrella Academy (Season 2) coming this Wednesday!
Honorable Mention Highlights: August 12, 2020
Big Girls #1
The acclaimed artist of Trees has taken full creative control of a brand new title with very... large... ambitions. The story starts all about one very, VERY big girl and her role in keeping the survivors of the apocalypse safe. It's kitchy, a little weird, and maybe a little unsettling to be honest. I think it has definite potential, but I'm curious to see what the message is going to be all about. At this point, I haven't really figured out what Jason's trying to say.
Seven Secrets #1
Oh man, this book drops you right in the middle of the thicket and I LOVE when that happens. A world full of conspiracy, intrigue, love, romance, family - it's like James Bond meets National Treasure meets the Mummy movies from the 90's, and I am so here for it. Taylor has done an impeccable job of making me want to know more about everything, from the world to the secrets to our narrator that we haven't even met yet. This is definitely a title to pick up.
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