The Geeky Brummie Pull List with Miracleman: The Silver Age
We have a great selection of regular titles on the Pull List. The Comic of the Week title this week goes to Miracleman: The Silver Age from Marvel Comics. The other comics on the main Pull List come from Image, IDW Publishing and Marvel Comics. Our On The Radar selections features 3 first issue comics from Image, Marvel and Dark Horse Comics. And in MEANWHILE… some new and recent Kickstarter items worth checking out.
Now on with the comics…
Miracleman: The Silver Age
Writer – Neil Gaiman
Artist – Mark Buckingham
Colourist – Jordie Bellaire
Letterer – Todd Klein
What are the Black Warpsmiths? Young Miracleman’s journey continues, and he finds companions on his quest to learn more about the world and about himself. They may not be the companions that Miracleman would have chosen, but will they be who Young Miracleman needs? Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham continue to reinvent not only this world, but all of comics while they’re at it.
I’m really enjoying this series and as we get further into the story we enter uncharted territory. If the endgame of this series is you pull Miracleman in to the wider Marvel Universe, things can only get more interesting from here.
All Against All
Image Comics/Syzygy Publishing
Writer – Alex Paknadel
Artist – Caspar Wijngaard
The feral human known as Helpless has finally been apprehended, leaving him at the mercy of the sadistic General Cov’n and his experiments. Meanwhile, Director B’Tay is trapped inside the Earth-like habitat without his protective exo-suit. To survive, he must go against everything he believes and rely on his species’ most startling and brutal evolutionary adaptation.
All Against All is an stunning read. This sci-fi/horror comic is slowly expanding its world and characters and the writing and art are working harmoniously to craft a living, breathing and mesmerising new world. Excellent stuff all round.
The Avengers: War Across Time
Writer – Paul Levitz
Artist – Alan Davis
Colourist – Rachelle Rosenberg
Letterer – Cory Petit
Thor! Iron Man! Captain America! Giant-Man & the Wasp! The original Avengers invade the Baxter Building and break the barriers between worlds! Will Willie Lumpkin unleash a dangerous menace? Can Thor lose Mjolnir? Will Eisner Hall of Famer Paul Levitz and legendary X-artist Alan Davis successfully channel the classic heroes’ adventures? Come check it out!
This book is just like Captain America. A relic from the past, re-emerging in the present. The tone and look of this book perfectly captures classic Avengers adventures, and is great way to kick off the 60th Anniversary of the team. If you’re used to the modern versions of these characters some of their actions may surprise, but it’s a stop on recreation of how these characters used to speak and act. I’m mostly here for the Alan Davis art, but having a nostalgic and fun story is the icing on the cake.
The Amazing Spider-Man
Writer – Joe Kelly
Artists – Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson
Letterer – Joe Caramagna
Dark Web is over, but the effects will shake Spider-Man for a long time. To recover, Peter Parker and Felicia Hardy, A.K.A. the Black Cat, escape from the city to an exclusive spa in the Catskills! Surely, trouble won’t follow our Web-Head and ruin his romantic getaway… Join superstar guest creative team Joe Kelly and Terry Dodson for this special two-parter where Spidey and Black Cat take their next step and no one tries to kill them…yet.
A fill-in issue by some of my favourite comic artists? Yes, please. The Dodson’s step in for two issues to bring us what looks to be the most gorgeous issues of this current run of ASM. Writer Kelly is considered one of the finest – and funniest – writers in comics, so I’m expecting good things from this collaboration.
Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors – All Hail The King
Writer – Erik Burnham
Artist – Dan Schoening
It’s King Caesar and Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah for the fate of the world! Both humanity and the would-be conquerors, the Xiliens, are watching the battle with great interest. But even if Godzilla and King Caesar beat King Ghidorah, can they resist the urge to throw down with each other? Of course they can’t! But the citizens of Tokyo still better hope their fight is a short one! All Hail the King ends here!
This is the final issue of this mini-series, and it’s been a blast. Dan Schoening can draw some excellent kaiju and Erik Burnham has written a fun and accessible story. I hope IDW keep putting out these all ages books, because they are a great introduction to the world of Godzilla and his pals. If these books create a new generation of new fans, then that can only be a good thing. Skreeeonk!
On the radar some other comics not on the Pull List but well worth checking out:
Storm & The Brotherhood of Mutants #1
Writer – Al Ewing
Artist – Paco Medina
Colourist – Jay David Ramos
Letterer – Ariana Maher
THE NEW BROTHERHOOD! Mars has been destroyed—and now Storm wants revenge! To get it, the New Brotherhood of Arakko will battle their way through hell to seek the greatest secret of the Sinister Age…but are they fighting to save the world—or end it? And who is the new mutant hero called IRONFIRE?
SINS OF SINISTER TIE-IN
Writer – Rodney Barnes
Artist – Alex Lins
Colourist – Luis Nct
A new tale of terror and high-stakes science fiction hits close to home!
Growing up in the city of Compton is tough enough as it is, but as Travon has learned all too well, growing up as an orphan in the city of Compton with gang members hunting you down every day is even tougher. But all of that is about to change, because today is the day that aliens make first contact with Earth-and it only spells doom for life as we know it!
Death, devastation, and mayhem-can a single teenage boy rise to the challenge and protect his surrogate family and friends…or will he die trying?
From RODNEY BARNES, the star comics writer behind the Eisner-nominated series KILLADELPHIA and the writer/executive producer of HBO’s Winning Time, and up-and-coming Marvel artist ALEX LINS comes a new tale of love, triumph, disaster, and defeat!
Space Job #1
Dark Horse Comics
Writer – David A. Goodman
Artist – Álvaro Sarraseca
Colourist – Jordi Escuin Llorach
Letterer – Mauro Mantella
After five long years of soul-crushing servitude as a chef’s assistant, Danny Sheridan is getting his dream job in space as First Officer aboard the SS George H.W. Bush. But on his first day he finds himself crashing back to reality. Nothing seems right, the crew is subpar . . . something’s going on, and First Officer Danny Sheridan is going to get to the bottom of it or die trying.
In MEANWHILE... this week I take a look at some new and recent Kickstarter goodies you can pick up now or pledge for.
X365 by Neill Cameron
A while ago I backed the X365 campaign by Neill Cameron. Recently this incredible package arrived and I was incredibly impressed with this book. If you missed out on the Kickstarter you can now order a copy of X365 via his website. I’d recommended the Deluxe option as the sketch really is worth getting.
A cyborg detective in a dark futuristic city. A stressed-out freelancer coping with COVID-19, deadlines and a new baby. A lone swordswoman in a ruined, monster-filled world. Each living parallel lives, yet mysteriously connected.
The year… is 2020.
X365 is an original, experimental graphic novel by comics creator Neill Cameron (Mega Robo Bros, The Phoenix)
100 pages, softcover.
This is a lovely book and you can grab your copy now via THE NEILL CAMERON SHOP (Link).
1:6 Strontium Dog Statue
After being teased for a while, the Strontium Dog statue is now live on Kickstarter. This lovely looking object comes with some great perks and anyone in the UK should know that the campaign will be fulfilled from the UK so don’t worry about all the prices being in US dollars. Here’s the pitch…
FROM THE GALAXY’S GREATEST COMIC!
As undoubtedly zarjaz as he is I do not know why Judge Dredd gets all of the love when 2000 AD has so many wonderful characters, OK so Pop Culture Shock did do an amazing Slaine but he was a bit too rich for my blood.
Johnny Alpha I must confess has always been my favourite but if I can raise the money for this first one I would like very much to do many more and should be able to fund them without crowdsourcing. As pledge rewards I have commissioned a number of (mostly) 2000 AD artists to produce A3 art prints and I am producing a set of six badges featuring the artwork of the late, great King Carlos, and these items will be available nowhere but here.
I am in need of $20,000 (£16,000) to help me produce 500 Johnny Alpha polystone statues.
• $25,000: Two alternate hands, one holding his Blaster and one holding his Electronux.
• $30,000: Johnny’s head without helmet.
• $40,000: A desert base with a Stix Brothers hat on it OR a Gronk (you decide so if we make this goal, please let me know which you’d prefer – the most votes wins).
I love the idea of a vote for the final stretch goal, but honestly who isn’t voting for the Gronk? The statue should cost you about £170 but the lower non-statue pledges can score you the prints and badges. But you really want the statue. You can back this over at the Fish Collectables campaign page – 1:6 SCALE STRONTIUM DOG JOHNNY ALPHA STATUE
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.
Follow the stores social media pages for updates!
FORBIDDEN PLANET (VARIOUS) – includes Birmingham Megastore
Check their website for more information –
GOSH! COMICS (LONDON)
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OK COMICS (LEEDS)
Follow the stores social media pages and website for updates!
PAGE 45 (NOTTINGHAM)
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TRAVELLING MAN (VARIOUS)
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