The Geeky Brummie Pull List with Godzilla vs. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
We have a huge selection of comics on the Pull List this week. The fourth issue Godzilla vs. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from BOOM! Studios and IDW Publishing is our Comic Of The Week, with the latest issues of Skybound Presents: Afterschool, Skybound X, Jurassic League, Knights of X, New Fantastic Four and She-Hulk making up the rest of the list. In our On The Radar selection, we have a massive collection of 11 comics from Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, DC Black Label and IDW Publishing. And MEANWHILE… we take a look at the upcoming sixth and final Flintlock book from Time Bomb Comics, which is available for pre-order via Kickstarter with some sweet rewards.
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Now on with the comics…
Godzilla vs. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
BOOM! Studios/IDW Publishing
Writer – Cullen Bunn
Artist – Freddie Williams II
Godzilla and the Megazord team up to battle a host of giant monsters-some from the world of the Power Rangers, some from Godzilla’s world! Meanwhile, the Green Ranger attempts a daring escape from the clutches of Rita! And the most terrifying challenge yet from Godzilla’s greatest foe is about to erupt into a full-blown kaiju free-for-all!
This book does what comics should, entertain. This comic has been a delight for fans of both franchises and the art by Williams II has been some of the best work I’ve seen in a Godzilla book. With only one issue left to go, there is still time for some epic battles and Kalju and Zords clash. Can it be too much to hope, that a sequel might be in the works?
Skybound Presents: Afterschool
Writers – Kate Herron and Briony Redman
Artist – Leila Leiz
Skybound’s new horror anthology returns to teach those teens a lesson with another chilling standalone story.
In this issue, KATE HERRON (Marvel Studios’ Loki), BRIONY REDMAN, and LEILA LEIZ present a horrifying tale soaked in blood and…feathers?
“Scratches to mark you, a feather to warn you, then it comes…”
According to urban legend, if you try to get rid of your baby, a monstrous stork will force you to keep it. But surely that can’t be true, can it? Leah and her friends are about to find out about just how true it is in…The Storkening!
Issue one of this book was slipped into my Pull by my local comic shop. I liked the creators, so gave it a shot and I’m glad I did. As a fan of anthology books, and especially horror ones, this really hits the spot. This issue teams up another set of incredible creators to craft a tale of urban horror. Recommended.
Writers – Robert Kirkman, Joshua Williamson, Mac Smith and Lorenzo De Felici
Artists – Lorenzo De Felici, Mac Smith, Ryan Ottley and Andrei Bressan
IMAGES OF TOMORROW! Skybound’s hit anthology series returns to share the debut of FOUR all-new upcoming comic launches TODAY! From the pages of INVINCIBLE comes BATTLE BEAST, by co-creators ROBERT KIRKMAN (THE WALKING DEAD, FIREPOWER) and RYAN OTTLEY (Hulk)! The new horror epic DARK RIDE reunites JOSHUA WILLIAMSON (Batman) and ANDREI BRESSAN, the acclaimed team behind BIRTHRIGHT. The first appearance of the savage and beautiful KROMA by writer/artist LORENZO DE FELICI (OBLIVION SONG)! Also, when all of humanity dies, the animals battle for survival in the post-apocalyptic world of SCURRY by MAC SMITH.
Did i miss an issue? Skybound X is back with issue 25 and a whole new set of tales. The big one this issue is the story of Battle Beast, from the pages of Invincible, which reunites the legendary Invincible team of Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley. But for me the standout story is looking to be Scurry by Mac Smith, which just looks incredible.
Writers – Juan Gedeon and Daniel Warren Johnson
Artist – Rafael Garres
Colourist- Mike Spicer
Letterer – Ferran Delgado
With Wonderdon entering the fray to help Batsaur and Supersaur defeat Brontozarro, the Jurassic League has officially formed! But Darkseid’s mysterious machinations continue to reveal themselves, and this Triassic trinity might not be enough to stop him. Luckily a heroic hadrosaur has joined the battle. Enter the Green Torch!
I’ve bumped this one up on to the main Pull List, because it’s pure, unadulterated nonsense. It’s a shame it’s not being drawn by DWJ, as I would have loved to see his work continue on to the interiors, but the artists he’s teamed up with have captured, his wild and crazy style. If you’re looking for a big, fun, dumb comic, you can’t go wrong with this one.
Knights of X
Writer – Tini Howard
Artist – Bob Quinn
Colourist – Erick Arciniega
Letterer – Ariana Maher
BRAVE THROUGH THE DARKNESS! With Arthur and his army on their heels, all but one of the Knights of X have made it to Mercator—the province void of light. But all isn’t what it seems. Will Betsy and her team be able to overcome the darkness and find the Siege Perilous?
I wonder where Otherworld, Saturnyne, Merlin and Roma will be after this story ends. Tini seems to have plans for them all, but I’m not sure how much Marvel are willing to play ball. I’m enjoying the series and I want to see more of Otherworld, it’s denizens and perhaps a new iteration of Excalibur, but there seems to be a lot for this series to do with only one issue left in this run.
New Fantastic Four
Writer – Peter David
Artist – Alan Robinson
Colourist – Mike Spicer
Wolverine, the Hulk, Ghost Rider and Spider-Man have reunited to investigate a surge of violence in Las Vegas. With demonic masterminds pulling the strings, they’re going to need some extra help… Enter the Human Torch! But by the end of this issue, one member of the team will turn traitor! This brand-new tale set in a classic era of Marvel history hurdles forward—with even more battles, secrets revealed and surprise guest stars!
Retro. Some times I just don’t understand Marvel. With this, and the recent Silver Surfer series, they are putting out books that recall another age, and then they struggle to capitalise on the love for their characters, unless there is a Disney+ show to go with it, and sometimes they don’t even do that (see my next book). This book, like the Surfer one is a throwback to a time when you could have some fun with a story and David and Robinson are bringing their A game. Just pick it up and enjoy.
Writer – Rainbow Rowell
Artist – Luca Maresca
Colourist – Rico Renzi
Letterer – Joe Caramagna
Jen Walters has been around since 1979 but this issue holds a first for her. The mysterious villains surely don’t care and plan on destroying her and Jack Of Hearts.
Issue 5 of 7 is here. With a Disney+ show due to launch soon, you’d think Marvel would have more faith in an ongoing She-Hulk Series. This one has been a blast. Rowell really get’s Jennifer, bring her back to basics, and she is doing a bang up job of re-establishing Jack of Hearts in the Marvel Universe. But just a momentum gets going we are nearly at the end. I hope we see more of this pairing soon.
On the radar this week some other comics not on the Pull List but well worth checking out:
A.X.E.: Judgement Day #1
Writer – Kieron Gillen
Artist – Valerio Schiti
Colourist – Marte Gracia
Letterer – Clayton Cowles
IN THE LAND OF THE RIGHTEOUS… The X-Men claim they’re the planets’ new gods. The Eternals know that position is already filled. The Avengers are about to realize exactly how many secrets their so-called friends have kept from them. Years of tension lead to a volcanic eruption as two worlds burn. Who has leaked the X-Men’s secrets to their latest foes? Why is Tony Stark abducting an old friend? And who stands in judgment over the whole world? Judgment Day from Kieron Gillen and Valerio Schiti is the apocalyptic emotional event to define the summer.
The Silver Coin #12
Writer – Stephanie Phillips
Artist – Michael Walsh
It’s early 1945 and the end of World War II is still months away. A small unit of American soldiers faces a contingent of German troops in the Italian Alps. When a fierce snowstorm traps the Americans, THE SILVER COIN asks the soldiers to pay a steep toll if they want to survive the night. A new chapter in the acclaimed horror anthology from STEPHANIE PHILLIPS, JAMES TYNION IV, JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS, PORNSAK PICHETSHOTE, and MICHAEL WALSH is out this month.
Do A Powerbomb #2
Writer and Artist – Daniel Warren Johnson
Lona Steelrose is brought to another dimension and given an opportunity that could change everything. Will she join the DEATHLYFE tournament?!
Defenders Beyond #1
Writers – Al Ewing and Javier Rodriguez
Artist – Javier Rodriguez
Letterer – Joe Caramagna
Al Ewing and Javier Rodríguez follow up their acclaimed DEFENDERS: THERE ARE NO RULES series with a new volume and an all-new lineup, including none other than Loki, God of Stories! When Doctor Strange sends a dire warning from beyond the grave, Blue Marvel, America Chavez, Taaia (Galactus’ mom!), Tigra and Loki assemble to defend reality itself! Plus, you won’t believe who shows up on the final page!
DC Black Label
Writer – Bill Willingham
Artist – Mark Buckingham
Inker – Steve Leialoha
Colourist – Lee Loughridge
Letterer – Todd Klein
THE BLACK FOREST, CHAPTER THREE
“Don’t come back until you’ve had a big adventure!” What’s the worst that could happen? In order to get a bit of work done, Bigby has sent his young ones off into the Black Forest, but to Snow, this only spells danger. How well equipped are her cubs to face down the creatures that lurk within the woods?
Transformers: Last Bot Standing #3
Writer – Nick Roche
Artist – E.J. Su
Colourist – Rebecca Nalty
The Last Bot Standing has finally come face-to-face with the Visitors. Neither can believe the other still exists. But the Visitors are gracious, in their way. They want to help the last Cybertronian…but he knows what the Visitors are, he knows what they do, he knows what they bring, and he’s not going down without a fight!
The Rocketeer: The Great Race #4
Writer and Artist – Stephen Mooney
Colourist – Len O’Grady
Letterer – Shawn Lee
This is it: the Rocketeer versus the Iron Baron in a race to the death for the ultimate prize! Betrayal and danger abound, relationships crumble, and new allies are revealed! Who will emerge the final victor of The Great Race?
Shaolin Cowboy: Cruel To Be Kin #3
Dark Horse Comics
Writer and Artist – Geof Darrow
Colorist – Dave Stewart
Letterer – Nate Piekos
In a kungfluence of attacks the Shaolin Cowboy must pull a kung fu “hat trick” if he expects to save himself and his newborn Varanus komodoensis Ouwens companion from a free-range trip to hell. Don’t take my word for it, see it for yourself! The SCU is “ACTION PACKED!!”
Young Hellboy: Assault On Castle Death #1
Dark Horse Comics
Writers – Mike Mignola and Tom Sniegoski
Artist – Craig Rousseau
Colourist – Dave Stewart
Returned from their adventures on a secret island, Hellboy and the Professor move with the B.P.R.D. from New Mexico to Connecticut. The relocation is tough on Hellboy: is he just homesick, or have scrambled memories from the island gripped the supernatural whippersnapper? Meanwhile, word of Hellboy’s survival has also reached an unknown enemy, who failed to kill him once before but is determined not be foiled again . . .
Count Crowley: Amateur Midnight Monster Hunter #3
Dark Horse Comics
Writer – David Dastmalchian
Artist – Lukas Ketner
Colourist – Lauren Affe
Letterer – Frank Cvetkovic
If sobriety is supposed to bring some kind of “serenity,” Jerri Bartman certainly ain’t feeling it yet! Desperate to help her new werewolf friend, Jerri learns some startling history about Vincent Frights and his time in the trenches of WWII. Meanwhile, the lunar clock is ticking as an inquisitive vampire grows increasingly curious about the new host of the Count Crowley show.
Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #5
Writer – Mark Waid
Artist – Dan Mora
Colourist – Tamra Bonvillain
Letterer – Aditya Bidikar
THE DEVIL NEZHA, CHAPTER FIVE: SACRIFICE PLAY
THE FIRST ARC OF WORLD’S FINEST CONCLUDES WITH A SHOCKING FORESHADOWING OF DCU EVENTS TO COME! The sinister machinations of the devil Nezha have run ragged the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight ever since he made his first terrifying debut in Detective Comics #1050…but what secrets does this villain hold for the future of the DCU? Clues abound for the next big DCU series in this climactic final chapter to the first arc of World’s Finest!
Adventure in the 18th Century
Those wonderful folks at Time Bomb Comics are currently running their the pre-order campaign for the latest perfect-bound, volume of the Flintlock anthology series set entirely in the 18th Century. Flintlock Book Six will be the biggest yet at 68 pages. As this is the final book in the series they are going out with a bang, and offering some incredible rewards, including a one of a kind keepsake books to store your collection.
Tell Me All About It
Flintlock is a regular comics anthology series with a difference – each book tells stories featuring a unique range of genuinely diverse characters in an Eighteenth Century shared historical timeline. This period (1701 to 1800) was the era of highwaymen, pirates, samurai, exploration and upheaval. Those one hundred years encompassed some of the most tumultuous changes in world history involving some of the richest personalities, and is one of the inspirations for the stories and characters that feature in Flintlock.
This latest volume will be 68 pages, perfect bound, with a full colour cardstock cover and black and white interiors, with three stories behind a stunning cover by artist Gareth Sleightholme! Gareth is also one of the interior artists, along with Carlos Angeli and James Gray, with Rob Jones lettering throughout.
Since Book One, the 1750s exploits of highwayman Lady Flintlock have surprised and thrilled, but following the shocking events of the previous chapter it’s now time for her tale to come to a conclusion. Expect drama, intrigue, action and despair in this extra length 28 page story finale. Even better, the fabulous Gareth Sleightholme once again provides the astonishing artwork!Steve Tanner, Writer
Your Pledge Or Your Life
This looks pretty great, with some really special rewards. So be sure to get your pledge in before the campaign ends at 10pm BST on Monday 1st August 2022.
You can make your pledge on the Flintlock Book Six Kickstarter page – here (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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OK COMICS (LEEDS)
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PAGE 45 (NOTTINGHAM)
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TRAVELLING MAN (VARIOUS)
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