The Geeky Brummie Pull List with Eight Billion Genies 7
It’s another week of great titles on the Pull List. The Comic of the Week title this week goes to Eight Billion Genies from Image Comics. The other 5 comics on the main Pull List come from DC Black Label, Source Point Press, Image, and Marvel Comics. Our On The Radar selections features 4 comics from Ahoy Comics, Marvel and Dark Horse Comics. And in MEANWHILE… our exclusive video from the recent The Best of 2000AD Volume 2 event here in Birmingham.
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Now on with the comics…
Eight Billion Genies
Writer – Charles Soule
Artist – Ryan Browne
Colourist – Kevin Knipstein
Letterer – Crank
Buy digitally on Comixology – Eight Billion Genies #7 (Link)
We’ve seen the first eight years after G-day – now, we’ll visit the FIRST EIGHT DECADES as our characters live, love, grow, change, and die in a world transformed forever by the appearance of eight billion genies eighty years before. Brace yourself – this one’s a heartbreaker.
This has been a fantastic series, that has easily cemented its place as one of may favourite comics of the last year. The premise of ‘what if everyone had one wish’ has allowed for a truly inspired delve in to the human psyche and by allowing the story to take place over a long period of time, shows how our actions can have unforeseen consequences, both good and bad. Highly recommended.
DC Black Label
Writer – Tom King
Artist – Jorge Fornés
Colourist – Dave Stewart
Letterer – Clayton Cowles
Buy digitally on Comixology – Danger Street #3 (Link)
CHAPTER THREE: METAMORPHO
The repercussions of Atlas the Great’s death play out worlds away as two old enemies become allies in the fight to save the Multiverse. Meanwhile, Lady Cop continues her search for Good Looks’ killer, the disgraced hero Starman. Little does she know, the fugitive is on his way to the City of Angels to make a deal with the devil. Will his sacrifice be enough to set things right?
How does Tom King do it? Three issues in and already Danger Street is shaping up to be just as unmissable as Mister Miracle, Strange Adventures and Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow. Taking these fairly unknown characters, at least to some, and throwing them in to a story with huge stakes, makes for a fascinating ride. Don’t miss out on a book that will be featured on many end of year best of lists.
Writers – Geoff Johns. Ivan Brandon, John Layman, Chuck Brown, Patrick Kindlon, Brenden Fletcher, David F. Walker, Jeff Boison , Skottie Young and Dean Haspiel
Artists – Skottie Young, Dean Haspiel, Andrea Mutti, Simon Gane, Sanford Greene, Andy MacDonald, Tula Lotay, Maurizio Rosenzweig, Erica Henderson, Jok, Katie Skelly, Zoe Thorogood and Paper D
Buy digitally on Comixology – Image! Anthology #10 (Link)
As we head toward the finish line with our all-star celebration of Image’s 30th anniversary, DAVID WALKER, CHUCK BROWN & SANFORD GREENE join in with an all-new BITTER ROOT short, JOHN LAYMAN & JOK premiere their new upcoming series IN HELL WE FIGHT, IVAN BRANDON & ANDY MacDONALDS reunite for a new NYC MECH tale, and JEFF BOISON teams up with ZOE THOROGOOD, TULA LOTAY, PAPER D, SIMON GANE & KATIE SKELLY for “WTFK, A Lyrical.” Plus: more of “The Blizzard” by GEOFF JOHNS & ANDREA MUTTI, “Red Stitches” by BRENDEN FLETCHER & ERICA HENDERSON, “Gehenna” by PATRICK KINDLON & MAURIZIO ROSENZWEIG, “Billy Dogma” by DEAN HASPIEL, and, of course, “Stupid Fresh Mess” by SKOTTIE YOUNG!
I’ve really been enjoying this Image! Anthology series. It’s been a great showcase for the kind of comics Image is now putting out. From it’s beginnings as a rival to the superhero books of Marvel and DC, Image now caters for a diverse range of tastes. The anthology format lets you discover the kinds of stories you might not normally pick up and is a perfect jumping on point for new readers of the medium. We’ve only a couple of issues left to go and I really will miss this book. I hope Image returns to the format in some way, down the line.
What’s The Furthest Place From Here?
Writer – Matthew Rosenberg
Artist – Tyler Boss
Letterer – Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Buy digitally on Comixology – What’s The Furthest Place From Here? #11 (Link)
Oberon’s fate revealed! After almost being killed at the Carnival, Oberon’s situation goes from bad to worse. Now he must face the most dangerous family there is. But will the children-turned-animals known only as “The Wild” take pity on our lost boy? What he will have to do to survive may change everything we know!
This has to be my favourite regular cover of the series so far. After finding out what happened to Sid last issue, this time we find out what happened to Oberon after the carnival. This has been a great start to the second story arc and I can’t wait to see what happens next.
Good Boy: Prodigal Son
Source Point Press
Writers – Garrett Gunn and Christina Blanch
Artist – Kit Wallis
Letterer – Dave Lentz
Buy physically from Forbidden Planet – Good Boy: Prodigal Son #4 (Link)
They REALLY shouldn’t have messed with Mom. This issue: it’s a team up!
This is the final issue of this current volume and I hope it’s not long before Flint and co return. This truly is one of those hidden gems and it reminds me of the great indie comics of the 80s and early 90s. This series has it all action, heartbreak and pathos, and you really should check it out.
Writer – Gerry Duggan
Artist – Stefano Caselli
Colourist – Federico Blee
Letterer – Clayton Cowles
Buy digitally on Comixology – X-Men #19 (Link)
LORD OF THE BROOD, PART ONE
When the X-Men get a distress call from deep space, they find that the galaxy’s Brood problem is not as solved as they’d thought! Rogue Brood factions have begun running wild (as seen in CAPTAIN MARVEL right now!), and it’s up to the X-Men to get to the bottom of why!
One of my favourite X-Men stories is the Brood epic between issues 162 and 167 of the first volume of The Uncanny X-Men. They were a real and scary threat, that at times looked like even the X-Men couldn’t overcome. So it’s great to see them return in a way that looks scary once again. Having Captain Marvel here is the icing on the cake as her and the brood are so interconnected with the X-Men. I have high hopes for this one.
On the radar some other comics not on the Pull List but well worth checking out:
Fantastic Four #4
Writer – Ryan North
Artist – Iban Coello
Colourist – Jesus Aburtov
Letterer – Joe Caramagna
Buy digitally from Comixology – Fantastic Four #4 (Link)
THE BAXTER INITIATIVE
No more four-shadowing: What REALLY happened back in New York is finally revealed! But it’s still affecting matters here in the present, where Ben and Alicia’s lives hang in the balance…and it’ll take more than a reunion to save them. Plus: alien invaders from another galaxy! The four are finally back together… Hope they survive the experience!
Writer – Al Ewing
Artist – Kasia Niemczyk
Colourist – Kike J Diaz
Letterer – Cory Petit
Buy digitally on Comixology – Wasp #2 (Link)
When Whirlwind fails to identify the person who forced the attack on the Wasps, Janet and Nadia Van Dyne must combine their skills to locate their new foe. But something about this case seems unnervingly familiar to Jan—can she figure out what it is in time to save their lives?
Billionaire Island: Cult of Dogs #4
Writer – Mark Russell
Artist – Steve Pugh
Buy digitally on Comixology – Billionaire Island: Cult of Dogs #4 (Link)
The hunt for Business Dog, the world’s richest mammal, continues in this “satirical and razor-sharp book about untouchable billionaires” (Comicbook.com). Meanwhile, in the former United States of America, our intrepid reporter Shelly Bly is finding out how people have adapted and survived. Could Business Dog be the answer to everyone’s problems?
Masters of the Universe: Masterverse #1
Dark Horse Comics
Writer – Tim Seeley
Artists – Eddie Nunez and Sergio Aragonés
Buy digitally on Comixology – Masters of the Universe: Masterverse #1 (Link)
In the depths of Castle Grayskull, the Sorceress and Zodac debate the value of He-Man. To save the life of her champion, the Sorceress must take the Cosmic Enforcer on a tour of the multiverse! First, a tour across a world where a dim, barbaric He-Man bumbles through a world of annoying warrior goddesses and bored demons as he’s pursued by a hungry green tiger in a tale drawn by the legendary Sergio Aragonés! Then, a stop in an Eternia where the power of Grayskull summons an entirely different warrior in a horrific ghost story illustrated by Kelley Jones! Written by MOTU alumni Tim Seeley (Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe, Masters of the Multiverse) with a framing story by Eddie Nunez, this is an anthology series not to be missed!
The Best of 2000AD Signing
In MEANWHILE... this week we’d like to present our video from the recent The Best of 2000AD Volume 2 signing and talk that was held at Worlds Apart Birmingham. Editor of the collection, Owen Johnson, was joined by writer Al Ewing, Brink artist INJ Culbard and exclusive cover artist Charlie Adlard for an lively and informal chat, hosted by Olly MacNamee.
Best of 2000 AD is a landmark series from the cult comic, bursting with our greatest stories for a new generation of readers!
Every Best of 2000 AD contains a mix of modern classics and gems from the vault. In each edition you’ll find an explosive new Judge Dredd adventure, fresh essays by prominent popular culture writers, a graphic novel-length feature presentation by global legends and a vintage Dredd case.
In this volume: Judge Dredd hunts untraceable assassins firing ‘Magic Bullets’ by Al Ewing and Colin Wilson; even robots get the ‘Red Planet Blues’ from Alan Moore, Steve Dillon and John Higgins; not even Mega City One’s brightest can escape ‘The Vampire Effect’; and join the front line of the resistance against intergalactic bigots in Gothic masterpiece Nemesis The Warlock!
Featuring a brand new cover for the retail edition by Becky Cloonan (Gotham Academy, Punisher) and an exclusive cover for the 2000 AD webshop by The Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard, as well as design by renowned comics designer Tom Muller (X-Men), Best of 2000 AD is the essential gateway into the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic.
The Best of 2000AD Volume 2 is out now and you can grab a copy now at all good comic shops or via THE 2000AD WEBSHOP SHOP (Link).
Your Local Comics Shops
Your local comic shops are now open and you can pop in for your geek fix. Listed below are some of the best shops across the county with links to check the very latest information including opening time and covid safety measures. Therefore, when visiting these shops please be patient and respectful to all the staff who are doing an incredible job.
FORBIDDEN PLANET INTERNATIONAL (VARIOUS) – includes Worlds Apart Birmingham
Please check with stores for any changes to opening times and services.
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FORBIDDEN PLANET (VARIOUS) – includes Birmingham Megastore
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GOSH! COMICS (LONDON)
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https://goshlondon.com/the-gosh-blog/the-gosh-authority-130620-reopening-news/ and https://twitter.com/GoshComics
OK COMICS (LEEDS)
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http://www.okcomics.co.uk/ and https://twitter.com/OKComics
PAGE 45 (NOTTINGHAM)
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http://www.page45.com/ and https://twitter.com/PageFortyFive
TRAVELLING MAN (VARIOUS)
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https://travellingman.com/ and https://twitter.com/TravellingManUK
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