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The GB Pull List – We Only Find Them When They’re Dead 2nd September 2020

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The Geeky Brummie Pull List with We Only Find Them When They’re Dead

It’s Wednesday but on a Bank Holiday week so expect a delay in new comics hitting shelves. My pick of the week is a new comic from the extraordinary pen of one of comics best writers Al Ewing, We Only Find Them When They’re Dead arrives from BOOM! Studios today. We also have the new issues of The Dreaming: Waking Hours and Strange Adventures from DC Black Label. I’ve also rounded up a few other comics you may like and you can see preview pages from those on our Twitter feed today. The Meanwhile section also continues this week with more comics related news.

Now on with the comics…

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Title: We Only Find Them When They’re Dead

Issue: 1

Publisher: BOOM! Studios

Written by Al Ewing : Art by Simone Di Meo
Genres: Action/Adventure/Science Fiction
From the Publisher:
For fans of Decorum and Something is Killing the Children comes a new sci-fi epic from Al Ewing (Immortal Hulk) and Simone Di Meo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers). Captain Malik and the crew of the Vihaan II harvest resources from the giant corpses of alien gods found on the edge of human space. While other autopsy ships race to salvage the meat, minerals, and metals that sustain the human race, Malik sees an opportunity to finally break free from this system by being the first to find a living god. But Malik’s obsession with the gods will push his crew into danger at the darkest reaches of space and face — unless the rogue agent on their trail can stop them first…

This new sci-fi epic comes to you from Al Ewing, who has been doing incredible things over at Marvel. Now he is off the chain and teamed with artist Simone Di Meo and able to do anything they want in this creator owned series. The previews I’ve seen look amazing and I know that Al will be bringing us a story that will be wild, funny, extraordinary, mysterious and unique. It already has one of the best titles of all time and I’m really looking forward to joining Al and Simone on this adventure.

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Title: The Dreaming: Waking Hours

Issue: 2

Publisher: DC Black Label

Written by G. Willow Wilson : Art by Nick Robles : Coloured by Mat Lopes : Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz
Genres: Superhero/Horror
From the Publisher:

New mother Lindy is trapped in the Dreaming, and the lovestruck nightmare Ruin is loose in the real world. Dream must put this situation right-but to do so, he’ll have to travel into the Black Chest where he keeps his most dangerous nightmares…and pull the answers right from the mouth of the unimaginable Endless Teeth!

The first issue of Waking Hours was great. Wilson and Robles picked up the baton from Spurrier and Evely and ran with it in their own direction. I must admit I was worried that anyone taking over The Dreaming might not be up to the job, but this team have stepped up to the plate and knocked it out of the park. This is everything you could want from a book about the Lord of Dreams and his universe. Highly recommended.

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Title: Strange Adventures

Issue: 5

Publisher: DC Black Label

Written by Tom King : Art by Mitch Gerads & Evan ‘Doc’ Shaner
Genres: Superhero
From the Publisher:

Mr. Terrific is back on Earth, and he’s making things hot for Adam Strange-but he also might get a little burned himself! The conflict is out in the open now, and the court of public opinion doesn’t play fair. Mr. Terrific was picked to investigate the accusations against Adam Strange because he was the most impartial member of the Justice League-but can even he keep all of this from getting personal?
Plus, as we witness more of Adam’s adventures in outer space, will his version of events jibe with the facts, or will they continue to drift further apart? Find out in the series everyone is talking about by one of the most acclaimed creative teams in comics!

Strange Adventures continues to be a gripping read. The mystery surrounding Adam Strange deepens every issue and Mr Terrific’s investigation raises more questions than answers. As we are not even halfway through this series I’m not expecting any answers soon but I’m sure there’ll be some revelations that will propel us through the second half of this comics run. The art is the highlight of the book as the tag team of Gerads and Shaner work off each other in truly amazing ways. This is a worthy successor to Mister Miracle and I hope you’ll be adding it to your pull list.

 

Other comics to look out for this week –

 

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Quarantine Tales

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Whilst the world has been in lockdown creators around the globe have been contributing to this incredible new book from Frazer Brown. Tales From The Quarantine brings together over 200 pages of all new material created by a who’s who of contributors.  These 1 page stand alone stories had each contributor using the starting points of ‘Quarantine’ and ‘Isolation’ to inspire their unique stories.

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“WELCOME TO ‘THE QUARANTINE’ A SPACE BETWEEN SPACE, A PLACE WHERE TIME HAS NO MEANING AND MEANING HAS NO PURPOSE. A PLACE FILLED WITH NOTHING AND EVERYTHING, WHERE PEOPLE HOPE, ASPIRE, WISH AND DREAM…….EVERYBODY HAS A TALE TO TELL. THESE ARE THEIRS.”

TALES FROM THE QUARANTINE IS A HISTORIC ANTHOLOGY CREATED IN THE WORLDWIDE LOCKDOWN BY 400 CREATIVES FROM 60 COUNTRIES AND ONE COMMON GOAL IN A TIME OF NEED.

ANNOUNCED IN MARCH AS THE WORLDWIDE LOCKDOWN BEGAN –  THE PROJECT IS OF AN UNPRECEDENTED SCALE NOT SEEN BEFORE IN THE WORLD OF COMICS. CREATIVES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD JOINING FORCES TO CREATE SOMETHING POIGNANT, FUN, EXCITING, INTROSPECTIVE AND UPLIFTING IN THE CURRENT DIFFICULT WORLDWIDE CLIMATE.

 TALES FROM THE QUARANTINE EXPLORES THE VERY CONCEPT OF ‘QUARANTINE’ IN 1 PAGE MULTI–GENRE TALES OF ISOLATION, INTROSPECTION, FANTASY AND REAL LIFE VIGNETTES WITH HUMOUR, PASSION AND RAW SKILL.

 

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There are a vast array of ways to back this project from single issue comics to a ultra deluxe hardback edition. You can see all the options available and back the project via their Kickstarter page – Tales From The Quarantine

 

Mighty McCrea Smashes It

 

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Congratulations to John McCrea and his team for the spectacular success of his Kickstarter for The Mighty World of McCrea project. The campaign managed to amass over 4 times it’s goal and now all we have to do is wait until the final book drops through the letter box in a couple of months. Cannot wait to read this one. Well done John.

 

Day of the Bat

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DC Comics will be celebrating Batman Day this year on September 19th, 2020. As you’d expect DC Comics will be doing most of the celebrating online via social media and you’ll be able to help Batman to piece together a series of clues left behind by The Riddler:

Did DC Fandome whet your appetite for even more of the Dark Knight?  Then join fans all around the world as they celebrate The World’s Greatest Detective!  It starts with a week-long celebration full of activities perfect for families and fans of all ages.  Then join the Caped Crusader on a global Twitter adventure as he pursues The Riddler through Gotham City.  Find the clues that unlock wonderful limited-time rewards.  Keep checking back here for the latest Batman Day clues and news.

When you spot the Bat-Signal on social media, you’ll know it’s the official start to Batman Day!

Fans can take part in the Batman/Riddler game and listen to a specially selected DC Super Hero or Super-Villain playlists on Spotify while driving via the Waze Audio Player feature. The Google owned Waze, looks to be a big part of the promotion but how that will work for fans outside of the US remains to be seen.

“The new Waze Batman theme allows for more than 100 million monthly active Waze users to ride along with Batman and The Riddler from August 31 to October 31. Waze drivers can opt to hear directions in the style of Batman, voiced by Batman: The Animated Series actor Kevin Conroy, as well as select a custom Batmobile icon and Batman mood. Drivers who want a slightly more villainous experience can select The Riddler voice directions (voiced by actor Wally Wingert), mood and custom vehicle. Waze users worldwide can experience the Batman theme in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.”

Check out more in the Batman Day mini-site here where you can find out more about Batman Day 2020.

Save Hellblazer

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With a Tom King Hellblazer book hitting stores today I’d like to remind everyone how magnificent the current ongoing series is and how we shouldn’t allow DC to cancel it with issue 12. Sign the #SaveHellblazer petition here – Persuade DC Comics to continue the John Constantine: Hellblazer series

 

 


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Your Local Comics Shops

Comic shops are open but things will be quite different for a while yet. Until things settle down I’ll continue to keep this section as a list of comic stores around the UK you can support.

So let your local comic shop know you are here for them. Contact them to pre-order titles, new collections or back issues from them and arrange either to collect or have your comics mailed out to you.

Here are a few of the great comic shops in the UK so get in touch and see how you can order comics and continue to support their stores –

FORBIDDEN PLANET INTERNATIONAL (VARIOUS) – includes Worlds Apart Birmingham

Stores reopened 15th June 2020 – please check with store for any changes to opening times and services.

Follow the stores social media pages for updates!

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FORBIDDEN PLANET (VARIOUS) – includes Birmingham Megastore

All stores are now open. Check their website for more information –

https://forbiddenplanet.com/stores/

GOSH! COMICS (LONDON)

Store is now open again. Check their website for more information –

https://goshlondon.com/the-gosh-blog/the-gosh-authority-130620-reopening-news/ and https://twitter.com/GoshComics

OK COMICS (LEEDS)

OK Comics is now open. Follow the stores social media pages and website for updates!

http://www.okcomics.co.uk/ and https://twitter.com/OKComics

PAGE 45 (NOTTINGHAM)

Page 45 reopened this week. Check their website for more information –

http://www.page45.com/ and https://twitter.com/PageFortyFive

TRAVELLING MAN (VARIOUS)

Travelling Man has opened its doors again . Check their website and social media for more information –

https://travellingman.com/ and https://twitter.com/TravellingManUK

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