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The GB Pull List – Karmen – 10th March 2021

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The Geeky Brummie Pull List with Karmen

The global pandemic is still affecting our weekly comic fix. With stores operating mail order and click and collect services and comics shifting schedules its once again a very quiet week on the Pull List. A comic I featured in MEANWHILE… a few weeks ago hits shelves this week and so Karmen is my Comic of the Week.  This week I have four more great books worth checking out in On The Radar – so do give them a try.

In Meanwhile… this week can The Falcon and the Winter Soldier replace WandaVision in our weekly viewing?

Now on with the comics…

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Title: Karmen

Issue: 1

Publisher: Image Comics

Written by Guillem March : Translation by Dan Christensen : Art by Guillem March

Genres: Fantasy/Supernatural/Occult

From the Publisher:

Spanish writer and artist GUILLEM MARCH is best known for his ongoing, extensive work with DC Comics on Batman, Catwoman, and Harley Quinn and has worked as an artist on several graphic novels including the English editions of Monika with Titan Comics and The Dream with Europe Comics. Here, he takes up his pen for an edgy new FIVE-PART SERIES about a highly unconventional angel named Karmen and the young woman she takes under her wing when a case of heartbreak strikes hard. Packed with surprises and metaphysics, this gorgeously drawn series deploys tenderness and humor as it dives deep into topics that matter.

European comics have a long and proud history of producing excellent stories for all audiences. Karmen was originally published by Dupuis in Belgium as a graphic novel, now Karmen has been translated in to english and is being released in five monthly issues. Spanish artist Guillem March embarks on a story about what it takes to make a real change in life. Karmen is set to explores themes of grief, suicide, and redemption featuring ethereal, beautiful artwork in the mould of Jean Giraud and Milo Manara, who provides a variant cover. From the previews I’ve seen this is definitely a book you should be reading and this first issue is 96 pages long and well worth every penny of its ¢3.99 cover cost.

 


 

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On the radar this week some other comics not yet on the Pull List but well worth checking out:

The Immortal Hulk #44

Marvel Comics

Written by Al Ewing : Art by Joe Bennett : Cover by Alex Ross

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Deadpool Nerdy 30 #1

Marvel Comics

Written by Gerry Duggan, Joe Kelly, Rob Liefeld, Fabian Nicieza , Brian Posehn and more : Art by Aaron Conley, Kevin Libranda, Rob Liefeld & Patch Zircher

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Proctor Valley Road #1

BOOM! Studios

Written by Alex Child & Grant Morrison : Art by Naomi Franquiz : Coloured by Tamra Bonvillain

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Deep Beyond #2

Image Comics

Written by Mirka Andolfo & David Goy : Art by Andrea Broccardo

 

 


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Raiders of the Lost Bolland Art

The Judge Dredd art of Brian Bolland, one of the most influential British comic book artists of all time, is to be unleashed in a stunning new collection from 2000 AD.

Acclaimed as one of the greatest artists of his generation, Bolland’s work on Judge Dredd is to be showcased in a deluxe, over-sized facsimile edition featuring new high-resolution scans of his original art from 2000 AD.

Brian Bolland: The Apex Edition will be released in 2022. Full details and pre-order will be announced at a later date.

Bolland is one of the definitive 2000 AD artists, his work on Judge Dreddhelped catapult the series and his unique style to international attention, not least thanks to his co-creation of the arch alien superfiend Judge Death.

As well as his slick, highly-detailed linework on stories such as ‘Punks Rule’ and ‘The Cursed Earth’, the inventiveness and sardonic humour of his covers for 2000 AD and the Eagle Comics reprints for North America confirmed him as one of the industry’s greatest, who has influenced a huge number of today’s comic book superstars.

Brian Bolland: The Apex Edition follows Rebellion’s successful Zenith Apex Edition, which collected Steve Yeowell’s stunning artwork from his and Grant Morrison’s superhero series.

It will feature high-resolution scans of original art, showing Bolland’s delicate inking brushwork in unprecedented detail, as well as the titles and word balloons placed over it at the time by IPC’s art team. It promises to be an unmissable collection for fans of comics and of fine art.

Co-edited by Masters of British Comics author and artist David Roach and Rebellion graphic novels editor Oliver Pickles, many pages of Bolland’s 2000 AD work has already been located and scanned, brought together from private collections in the US, UK, France, and beyond.

However, editors are still seeking a number of pages to scan and include in this special collection, many of which have not been scanned since their original publication. They are interested to hear from anyone who has the following original art:

2000 AD Prog 110 (‘Punks Rule’) pages 5, and 6
2000 AD Prog 120 (‘Forever Crimes’) pages 1, 2, and 5
2000 AD Prog 182 (‘Block War’) pages 3, and 5
2000 AD Prog 224 (‘Judge Death Lives’) pages 1, 2, 4, 5, 6
2000 AD Prog 225 pages 1, 2, 3
2000 AD Prog 226 pages 1, 2, 3, 6
2000 AD Prog 227 pages 1, 2 and 4
2000 AD Prog 228 pages 1, 2
2000 AD Prog 244 (‘Block Mania’) pages 1, 2, 4, 5, 6

All artwork will be securely returned after being carefully scanned and appropriate credit given in the collection. If you have any of these pages, please contact Rebellion on press@2000AD.com

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On Your Left

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WandaVision has just finished on Disney+ and Marvel aren’t making us wait for our next MCU fix. After the WandaVision Assembled documentary airing this week on March 19th we get to find out what’s been happening with Sam and Bucky. This is a shorter series of only six episodes and is likely to be much lighter in tone than WandaVision with more laughs and action. I’m looking forward to seeing these two in action again especially as they’ll be joined by Sharon Carter’s Agent 13. We also know Baron Zemo and U.S. Agent are appearing in the series so there is bound to be plenty of conflict as the Falcon and Winter Soldier navigate a world without Steve Rodgers as Captain America.

Below are all the trailer and teasers released so far and they promise a series that will keep MCU fans happy for a while longer at least until Loki is unleashed on the world again.

Trailer

Honour

Coworkers

Legends


Your Local Comics Shops

With Covid-19 restrictions in place across the country please check in with your local comic shop to see how it affects them and support them in any way you can.

FORBIDDEN PLANET INTERNATIONAL (VARIOUS) – includes Worlds Apart Birmingham

Please check with stores for any changes to opening times and services.

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Our Stores

FORBIDDEN PLANET (VARIOUS) – includes Birmingham Megastore

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https://forbiddenplanet.com/stores/

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)

Follow the stores social media pages and website for updates!

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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