Rumble #NCBD 17th April 2019


New Comic Book Day with Rumble.

Time it head out to the new look Worlds Apart Birmingham (formerly Nostalgia & Comics) to grab yourself some comics. These are Geeky Brummie’s picks of the comics available today from your local comic book store including Rumble, Spider-Man: Life Story and Little Bird. Plus a round up of other regular comics you should be reading.


Title: Rumble

Publisher: Image

Issue No.: 11

Creative Team: John Arcudi – Writer : David Rubín – Artist & Cover Artist : Dave Stewart – Colorist : Kevin Nowlan & Keith Pollard – Variant Cover Artists

Rumble returns this week for its third story arc. Beginning this issue Image Comics have got legendary black comics artists to contribute colour variant covers for the series. Artists Sanford Greene, Arvell Jones, Keith Pollard, Ron Wilson, and Chris Brunner have each created a cover so look out for those variants on future issues. If your a fan of American Gods then this series may be for you. It’s a comic that’s hard to sum up, but if a story about a scarecrow monster with a giant sword, his quest for vengeance, and the hapless humans who get caught up in the ensuing battle sounds like the comic for you then you will certainly get your monies worth here.

From the Publisher:

“NOTE: All COVER As by RUBÍN in this story arc will be black & white. All COVER Bs in this story arc will be full color. “LAST KNIGHT,” Part One Strange forces have unleashed the Four Scourge Knights of the Apocalypse, and somehow, Bobby LaRosa is mankind’s only hope. This issue also features a variant cover by comics great KEITH POLLARD, our first in a series of variant covers celebrating African American comics artists.


Title: Spider-Man: Life Story

Publisher: Marvel

Issue No.: 2

Creative Team: Chip Zdarsky – Writer & Cover Artist : Mark Bagley – Artist : Michael Cho – Variant Cover Artist

This issue we arrive in the 1970s. The first issue certainly intrigued me and I’m really looking forward to seeing how the reality of each decade affects Peter and his family. I’m not sure the 70s in America was the same as the UK but with this being the decade of Punk and Star Wars it should be interesting to see what Chip and Mark do.

From the Publisher:


The GREEN GOBLIN is out of their lives, but NORMAN OSBORN isn’t! Can PETER AND GWEN find happiness as the world of the 1970s dances on around them?


Title: Little Bird

Publisher: Image

Issue No.: 2

Creative Team: Darcy Van Poelgeest – Writer : Ian Bertram – Artist & Cover Artist

I missed the boat with the first issue of this five part story. But after seeing the art created by Ian Bertram I’m not going to make that mistake again. Little Bird is an epic sci-fi/surreal drama that takes place in the distant future of North America, where an American theocratic government has steamrolled Canada in its expansion. Beautifully written and with sumptuous art you’d be daft to miss this one.

From the Publisher:

“Little Bird is reunited with her mother in a dreamscape where she begins to uncover the twisted roots of her family tree. Free after 30 years of imprisonment, The Axe once again takes the mantle as leader of the resistance and prepares to wage war against Bishop and his Northern Guard.”

Round Up


Also out this week are new issues from comics I recommend you start picking up including Mary Shelley Monsterhunter #1, Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt #4, Meet The Skrulls #3, Uncanny X-Men #16 and The War of the Realms #2.

Batman ’66 Screening

Geeky Brummie in association with Not Another Comic Con andMillennium Point Events will be hosting a one time screening of the classic 1966 version of Batman in The Auditorium at Millennium Point on 19th April at 19:00(7pm).

On the 80th Birthday of the Caped Crusader, enjoy the chance to see a cult classic as the daring duo of Adam West’s Batman and Dick Grayson’s Robin, battle the arch villains of The United Underworld! The Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler and The Penguin – combine forces to dispose of Batman and Robin as they launch their fantastic plot to control the entire world.

Starring Adam West as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Burt Ward as Dick Grayson / Robin, Lee Meriwether as Catwoman, Cesar Romero as The Joker, Burgess Meredith as The Penguin and Frank Gorshin as The Riddler

Don’t miss out on this chance to view the classic Batman on a giant screen!

Tickets available now from Eventbrite – CLICK TO BUY



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