The Geeky Brummie Pull List with Image! Anthology
It’s a big old Pull List this week starting off with our Comic Of The Week, Image! Anthology from Image Comics. Also on the Pull List this week are the latest issues of New Mutants, A.X.E.: Judgement Day, The Amazing Spider-Man and Ultraman: The Mystery of Ultraseven from Marvel Comics and We Only Find Them When They’re Dead from BOOM! Studios. In our On The Radar selection, we have 6 new comics, Damn Them All from BOOM! Studios, The Variants from Marvel Comics, The Human Target from DC Black Label, DC Horror Presents: Sgt. Rock vs. The Army of the Dead from DC Horror Presents, Barbaric: Axe to Grind from Vault Comics and Star Trek from IDW Publishing. And in MEANWHILE… we have two UK indie comics projects for you to back on Kickstarter.
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Now on with the comics…
Writers – Scott Snyder, Geoff Johns, Kieron Gillen, Joe Casey, Jay Faerber, Tim Seeley, Patrick Kindlon, Brenden Fletcher, Skottie Young and Dean Haspiel
Artists – Skottie Young, Dean Haspiel, Patrick Gleason, Mahmud Asrar, Stefano Caselli, Jamal Igle, Nathan Fox, Andrea Mutti, Ray-Anthony Height, Steve Lieber, Jon Sommariva, Andres Ponce, Maurizio Rosenzweig, Erica Henderson, Fran Bueno, Yıldıray Çınar and Jock
Our all-star celebration of Image’s 30th anniversary continues with a new WYTCHES story from SCOTT SNYDER & JOCK! Plus: KIERON GILLEN & STEVE LIEBER begin a three-part serial with “Closer,” and JAY FAERBER unites eight artists for a NOBLE CAUSES reunion. This issue also features the latest installments of “The Blizzard” by GEOFF JOHNS & ANDREA MUTTI, “Red Stitches” by BRENDEN FLETCHER & ERICA HENDERSON, “Gehenna” by PATRICK KINDLON & MAURIZIO ROSENZWEIG, “Hack/Slash vs. Image” by TIM SEELEY & STEFANO CASELLI, and “Dutch” by JOE CASEY & NATHAN FOX. And course, the continuation of “Billy Dogma” by DEAN HASPIEL and “Stupid Fresh Mess” by SKOTTIE YOUNG!
The highlight of this issue of the excellent Image! 30th Anniversary Anthology is the new Witches story by Snyder and Jock. Elsewhere there is literally something for everyone, as the mix of of new and returning stories show just what a diverse range of books Image are now responsible for. Really excellent stuff.
Writer – Charlie Jane Anders
Artists – Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque, Ted Brandt and Ro Stein
Letterer – Travis Lanham
ESCAPADE JOINS THE NEW MUTANTS! Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Charlie Jane Anders brings the breakout character of this year’s MARVEL’S VOICES: PRIDE anthology to one of the Marvel Universe’s most beloved teams! Personally recruited by Emma Frost herself, Shela Sexton reluctantly joins her fellow mutants on Krakoa in the hope that the X-Men can prevent the death of her best friend. But is Emma telling her the whole truth? Can Shela adjust to life on the island? Will the New Mutants accept her? Or is this crash course in Krakoan headed for a deadly pileup? Join Escapade and your favorite lovable mutant rapscallions in the start to a wild ride of a three-issue arc with artist Alberto Alburquerque and guest strips by PRIDE’s Ro Stein & Ted Brandt!
A new creative team takes over as we head into the final three issues of this run on New Mutants. The older students take a back seat as the spotlight falls on Escapade.
We Only Find Them Then They’re Dead
Writer – Al Ewing
Artist – Simone Di Meo
The action of the final arc heats up with Newdawn and Thierry sleuthing their way through a dangerous spy mission, as the past threatens to catch up with them.
New revelations surface about Thierry-9’s creation and Newdawn’s motivations, all while they make a desperate gambit in the midst of their mission!
Here we are at the penultimate issue of this slow-burn cosmic series. Things are soon to be resolved, as the past catches up with our cast of characters.
Writer – Kieron Gillen
Artists – Valerio Schiti and Ivan Fiorelli
Colourist – Marte Gracia
Letterer – Clayton Cowles
The apocalyptic finale of the event of the year. It’s not that nothing will be the same again—it’s that unless heroes can find a new way to be heroes, everything will be nothing forever.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. It all ends here for this line-wide event series. What will the fallout be and how will it affect the X-Men and the world at large?
Ultraman: The Mystery of Ultraseven
Writers – Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom
Artist – Davide Tinto
Colourist – Espen Grundetjern
Letterer – Ariana Maher
Past and present collide, with the future on the line—as ULTRAMAN TAKES ON ULTRASEVEN! It’s a knock-down, drag-out battle for the fate of the world—with a couple of giant Kaiju thrown in for good measure. There’s no room for anyone else in this fight…right?
Giant monsters fighting giant heroes, what more do you want!
The Amazing Spider-Man
Writer – Zeb Wells
Artists – John Romita Jr. and Scott Hanna
Colourist – Marcio Menyz
Letterer – Joe Caramagna
GLIDER VS. GLIDER, BOMB VS. BOMB, GOBLIN VS. SPIDER?! Spidey’s new costume is going to be tested in a horrifying crucible. If you thought the Tombstone and Vulture fights were rough, YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET!!!
Things just keep getting worse for Mr Parker, as he has to deal with all the Goblins before we descend into the Dark Web.
On the radar this week some other comics not on the Pull List but well worth checking out:
The Human Target #8
DC Black Label
Writer – Tom King
Artist – Greg Smallwood
The brutal, Eisner-nominated series continues as time is running out for Christopher Chance to find his murderer. His investigation into the Justice League International takes a violent turn when Rocket Red comes knocking, looking for his friend Guy Gardner!
The Variants #4
Writer – Gail Simone
Artists – Betsy Cola and Phil Noto
Letterer – Cory Petit
Every time a VARIANT arrives, Jessica loses a little piece of herself. But SOMEONE is trying to take EVERYTHING SHE HAS. How can Jessica fight back against an enemy who claims to actually BE her?
Sgt. Rock vs. The Army of the Dead #2
DC Horror Presents
Writer – Bruce Campbell
Artist – Eduardo Risso
Colourist – Kristian Rossi
Letterer – Rob Leigh
Sgt. Rock and Easy Company are behind enemy lines, armed to the teeth, and ready to go up against the strangest—and deadliest—enemies they’ve ever encountered: zombies, and a whole lot of ’em! Strap in, soldiers, it’s you against the world…of the dead!
Damn Them All #1
Writer – Simon Spurrier
Artist – Charlie Adlard
In this new dark supernatural thriller for fans of We Have Demons and Something is Killing the Children, meet Ellie “Bloody El” Hawthorne: occultist-for-hire.
Following the death of Ellie’s uncle, an infamous magician and occult detective, the 72 devils of the Ars Goetia are mysteriously freed from their infernal realm.
It’s now up to Ellie to track down each of these exiled demons and damn them right back to Hell by any means necessary… holy water, conjuration, or just her trusty, rusty claw hammer.
Legendary The Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard teams up with Step By Bloody Step scribe Simon Spurrier to introduce your favorite new occult antihero since John Constantine!
Barbaric: Axe to Grind #3
Writer – Michael Moreci
Artists – Richard Pace and Nathan Gooden
Colourist – Addison Duke
Letterer – Jim Campbell
That ugly orc Gladius and his evil witch Doxon picked a fight with the wrong cursed barbarian! Revenge is a dish best served righteously, and Axe has spoken his judgment. Owen is in a murderous rage, Steele has his edge back, and Soren’s magic runs deeper than anyone suspects.
But none of that means they’re going to make it out alive… in the finale of the second arc of the most bloodthirsty comic of all time, BARBARIC!
Star Trek #1
Writers – Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly
Artist – Ramon Rosanas
It’s stardate 2378 and Benjamin Sisko has finally returned from the Bajoran Wormhole-omnipotent-but with every minute, his godhood is failing. Sent by the Prophets on a mission to the deepest parts of space aboard the U.S.S. Theseus, he witnesses the unthinkable-Someone is killing the gods. And only Sisko and his motley crew of Starfleet members from every era of Trek can stop them. From Star Trek: Year Five duo Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (Batman Beyond, Captain America) comes IDW’s brand-new, flagship Star Trek ongoing series that goes where no one has gone before!
The Captain Comes Home
Long time readers will know I’m a huge fan of Captain Britain, and following the recent Knights of X, the current Captain, Betsy Braddock, is soon to return in an all new self titled series. It’s been a long time since Captain Britain, had a title of it’s own, and this five issue mini-series is long overdue.
Announced during the “Women of Marvel” panel at New York Comic Con in October, Betsy Braddock: Captain Britain is written by Tini Howard, who helmed the recent Excalibur and Knights of X series, with artist Vasco Georgiev. The first issue is set to debut in February 2023, from Marvel, and will also feature the original Captain, Brian Braddock, as the characters return to the UK.
THE CAPTAIN COMES HOME! And she’s got a whole new mission! With Otherworld settled, Braddock Manor restored, and her brother Captain Avalon at her side, you’d think things look pretty good for Betsy Braddock. Only it turns out, good ole Britain doesn’t want her back. No one wants a mutant menace carrying the shield of Captain Britain, and Betsy’s made more than a few enemies along her way. Quest-less and country-less, Betsy must define a role for herself. A fresh take on a beloved character, don’t miss the latest Tini Howard extravaganza and fan-favorite artist Vasco Georgiev’s Marvel debut!
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
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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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