And now for something new & different... an episode!
Weekly Pull Highlights: May 20, 2020
The COVID-19 comic drought has officially ended with this week's new comic day! While Marvel is still out for the time being, and DC is only publishing very limited titles, we DID get our hands on 3 great new indie titles that we're so excited to share and talk about! We thank you for your immense patience as we waited for the comic world to restart, and we're glad to have you back with us for a BRAND NEW EPISODE of Cover B!
Other stuff to listen to while you wait for more Cover B!
Unfortunately, with the ongoing lack of comics and the increase of crazy stuff going on in the world, we didn't have a chance to provide a new episode this week for you. INSTEAD, we each wanted to recommend an older episode that you might have missed to help fill the gap! Luckily, it appears this week will be a (slight) return to normal, as we will have at least a handful of comics back on the shelves starting this Wednesday. Keep an eye out for a brand new, comic-based episode this Saturday!
Tee's Pick: "Episode 62.1 - REEL EXTRA: Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey
Do you find you have too much time on your hands, and maybe you should stop watching Tiger King for the 3rd time? Instead of re-binging, why not check out the Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn as she kicks butts and takes names. We've reviewed it so you can get all the gossip before heading into the flick!
Chris's Pick: "Episode 50.1 - Powered Gaming: 5-Minute Marvel"
When you need to kill some time, playing one of our favorite quick co-op games is one of the best options! We really enjoyed this game, and we cover the basics so you can jump right into it without delay. Oh, and if you still need to pick it up, it's available on Amazon - click here.
Let's Talk Cosplay with Tee!
This week was pretty crazy, and since Chris wasn't able to join for our weekly recording, Tee decided to take the reins and talk all about something near and dear to her heart - cosplay! Learn some surprising tips for getting started, including 5 things you may think you have to do, but don't, to be a cosplayer! (Hint: No sewing machine required!)
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.
Is it really so hard to let Wonder Woman be... wonderful?
[Very mild SPOILERS!]
As we continue along the COVID-19 comic drought, we thought it might be nice to get our superhero fix with the recent release of 'Superman: Red Son,' the newest installment from the DCAMU. This cinematic retelling of the fan-favorite Mark Millar story is an interesting take on what would happen if Superman had been born into Soviet Russia. Plus, we give a little bonus speculation on our hopes for new DC video games (fingers crossed for some more Arkham!). Come let us help you kill time during quarantine!
We're a community, and we'll stand strong.
The comic industry is going to be a weird, scary and unstable place for the foreseeable time-being thanks to COVID-19. Diamond Comic Distributors, the primary distribution source for comics, has had to stop sending new books to retailers, so no new comics are hitting stores any time soon. For that reason, we wanted to share 5 ways you can help the industry - both your local store and the smaller publishing companies - during this time of great turmoil and uncertainty. We'll get through it together, fam.
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!
Cover B Podcast
Chris & Tee host this weekly comic-focused show, providing insight on new comics, entertainment news and more.