The Geeky Brummie Pull List with 2000AD
We have four fabulous new comics for you on the Pull List this week. Our comic of week title goes to the latest 2000AD prog, which is another of their jumping on issues, and we have the latest issues of Once and Future, X-Men and the one-shot X-Men: The Trial of Magneto. We have three other comics On The Radar this week including the latest issues of Moonknight, Supergirl and Vinyl and you should definitely check them out.
In Meanwhile… we take a look at two new comics coming soon from Mark Russell and Matthew Rosenberg, that I think you should be adding to your pull list and a new ongoing comic from Rebellion.
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Now on with the comics…
Written by Gordon Rennie, Ian Edginton, Roger Langridge, Dan Abnett, Chris Weston, Maura McHugh, Rob Williams and Arthur Wyatt : Art by Jake Lynch, Antonio Fuso, D’Israeli, Mark Harrison, Lee Carter, Chris Weston and Brett Parson : Coloured by Jim Boswell : Letters by Annie Parkhouse, Jim Campbell and Simon Bowland
This issue features the start of five new ongoing stories and two scintillating one-offs in a pulse-pounding package of Thrill-power!
And it’s crowned with a brand new cover from master artist Mick McMahon, a bold and evocative image of future hardline lawman Judge Dredd! One of 2000 AD’s most iconic artists, McMahon remains one of the master on Dredd, with an ever-evolving style that has produced some of the series’ greatest moments.
If you’re a lapsed reader of the mighty Prog then now is the prefect time to jump back in. This is another of the issues that kick off a whole new set of stories so you can get in on the ground floor for each tale. Judge Dredd, The Out and Scarlet Traces are my favourite strips but with The Diaboliks and Pandora Perfect also starting new runs, and a nice one off Anderson, Psi-Division, and a very puntastic Future Shock from Chris Weston, there is bound to be something you’ll enjoy.
Title: Once and Future
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Written by Kieron Gillen : Art by Dan Mora: Coloured by Tamra Bonvillain
ARTHUR VS. ARTHUR!
Knowing that Grail Castle may be their best chance at survival, Bridgette, Duncan, and Rose hunker down and prepare for the worst. Elsewhere, the resurrected King Arthur challenges an arriving usurper to his rightful throne, another King Arthur, and raises an army of the undead to do it. But the new Arthur has the greatest knight of all on his side — Lancelot!
I can remember when this looked like it was only going to be a six issue mini-series, now here we are at the 20th issue. There is plenty to explore in British folklore and we’ve only just scratched the surface. I’m really enjoying this series and I do recommend you check it out. The writing and art are top notch and there is plenty to enjoy.
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Written by Gerry Duggan : Art by Pepe Larraz
EVOLUTION IS THE ENEMY! The X-Men are no strangers to being targeted for their genes…but when the High Evolutionary returns with his brand of unnatural selection, the survival of the whole planet is at stake!
Okay, I can see the High Evolutionary there on the cover, so that can’t be good news. This new X-Men series is plenty of fun and seems to be trying something new in the post Krakoa world. Larraz continues to delivery some of the best renditions of the team I’ve seen in a while and Duggan is a writer who’s previous work I’ve enjoyed, and is doing a great job here. Let’s see where they take us next.
Title: X-Men: The Onslaught Revelation
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Written by Simon Spurrier : Art by Bob Quinn
YOU HAVE STRAYED FROM THE WAY OF X. THE ONSLAUGHT IS UPON YOU! The X-Men’s greatest foe, mutantkind’s primal evil, slithers in the minds of its most senior leaders… The kids whisper of the CRUCI-BALL: a party to end all parties. A party to end everything. The seals are broken, the trumpets have sounded; only a small band of eccentric mutants can hope to break the fall… Can Nightcrawler light the spark that will drive out the shadows… or will Krakoa slip into the abyss…?
This is a spin-off one-shot to the recent Way of X book, which had a rather short run. There will be lots to wrap up in this issue and I hope Kurt and David manage to survive. Spurrier has been a great addition to the X-writer pool and I’m hoping we’ll see him on another book soon.
On the radar this week some other comics not on the Pull List but well worth checking out:
Moon Knight #3
Written by Jed MacKay : Art by Alessandro Cappuccio
An apostate priest, Moon Knight has taken on Khonshu’s duty as his own. To the people he protects, this is a blessing. To Hunter’s Moon, this is sacrilege. It is no small thing, to betray a god and take on his role. And when the Fist of Khonshu offers shelter to vampires, the ancient enemies of the Moon God? The Moon Knight requires correction, and Hunter’s Moon will bring him back to the right path — whatever it might take.
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #4
Written by Tom King : Art by Bilquis Evely : Coloured by Mat Lopes
Supergirl sets her sights on the Brigands, a group of dastardly nomads hell-bent on slaughtering all they come across. Nowshe must follow their path of destruction to find the fugitive they’ve been hiding who set her on this intergalactic journey in the first place!
Written by Doug Wagner : Art by Daniel Hillyard and Dave Stewart
Walter can’t remember who he is, and without him, this serial killer rescue mission is doomed. In other “sunflower death cult news,” the Beast and Mother are loose, Guy and Vic brawl against a frenzy of Sunflower Girls, and Rennie has run off to make clothing from human flesh.
Rated One Star
Red Tornado is one of my favourite heroes from when I was a kid, so it brings me great pleasure to see him headlining a new series from writer Mark Russell and artist Steve Lieber. Russell has been responsible for some of the best comics I’ve read in recent years so this book, One-Star Squadron was a no-brainer to add to my pull list. This book promises to continue Russell’s run of great stories that are both funny and poignant. Check out the cover and blurb from DC and then go place your order at your local comic book store today. I fully expect issue one to be my comic of the week when released.
One-Star Squadron is DC’s Super Hero team, where heroism meets capitalism. This ragtag group of heroes led by Red Tornado is here to provide service with a smile. All you have to do is send a request via their on-demand hero app and they’ll answer any call. Whether it’s a children’s birthday party or an alien invasion, no job is too small or too big in this story about the Super Heroes without a billion dollar fortune or Fortress of Solitude to fall back on… heroes like Red Tornado, Power Girl, Gangbuster, and Minute Man. Follow these working stiffs as they work for a living while trying to parse one of the great mysteries of the world–just who’s signing those checks and why?
And for fans looking to laugh, or just looking for a bargain, it’s One-Star Squadron.
From Harvey, Ringo and Eisner nominee Mark Russell (WONDER TWINS, EXIT STAGE LEFT: THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES) and Eisner and Ringo winner Steve Lieber (SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN), comes a one-of-a-kind six-issue limited series that promises Superman-Level Service at Bizarro Prices!
One-Star Squadron #1 goes on sale on December 7 and features a cover by Lieber and a variant cover by Steve Pugh.
Are We There Yet?
Another writer who has been on my must read list for a while is Matthew Rosenberg. In November he returns with 4 Kids Walk In To A Bank collaborator Tyler Boss for the new post-apocalyptic series, What’s The Furthest Place From Here? This series from Image was originally announced at the 2019 Image Expo and a key part the series is vinyl records and record players – some of the few things that survived the downfall of civilization. I’m really looking forward to this comic and it has gone straight on the pull list. Expect this to be a future comic of the week too.
A postapocalyptic coming-of-age story from 4 Kids Walk into a Bank’s TYLER BOSS & MATTHEW ROSENBURG.
The world has ended. All that remains are gangs of children living among the ruins. But Sid believes there must be something more out there. When she disappears into the wastelands, her gang will risk everything to bring her home. A story about the things that matter most—your survival, your loved ones, and your record collection.
What makes this different to most comics is that every issue of this post-apocalyptic coming-of-age series will come with an extremely limited number of Deluxe Editions, featuring an exclusive cover and a 7″ vinyl record with two songs from some of today’s best indie and punk bands, recorded specially for this project. These are bound to become much sort after collectors items.
What’s The Furthest Place From Here? #1 goes on sale on November 10.
Fun With Monsters
Watch out parents – Britain’s newest comic is going to create little monsters everywhere!
Rebellion is proud to announce that Monster Fun will launch next year, the UK’s first all-new on-going humour comic for kids in 30 years.
The first issue will debut in April 2022, with new issues every two months – perfectly designed for holiday entertainment, whether it’s Easter, half term, summer, or Halloween!
The 32-page bi-monthly title is not only Rebellion’s first brand new title since it acquired the legendary 2000 AD in 2000, but also the first to be inspired by its archive of classic comics.
Packed with all new stories, the first regular issue of Monster Fun will be available from all good newsagents and comic book stores in April, but readers can subscribe now at monsterfun.co.uk and receive brilliant free gifts!
Every issue, young readers will laugh out loud all new adventures from familiar faces such as Sweeny Toddler, Frankie Stein, The Leopard from Lime Street, and Draculass, while new stories like Tokoloshe, Hell’s Angel and Scare Salonwill quickly become firm favourites thanks to breakout talents like Juni Ba (Monkey Meat), Robin Etherington (one half of the Etherington Brothers (How to Think When You Draw, the world’s most successful crowd-funded art and writing tutorial series), Matt Baxter (The Phoenix), and kids’ comics legends like Tom Paterson (The Beano).
And it all kicks off this Halloween, with the 48-page Monster Fun Halloween Spooktacular Special issue! Out on 6 October from newsagents, comic book stores and treasuryofbritishcomics.com, Britain’s kookiest anthology returns from the great beyond with plenty of brand new, HELL-arious comic strips that will have you howling with laughter, including Gums, Hire A Horror, Kid Kong, Teddy Scare, Wiz War and a diabolical host of new frights!
Jason Kingsley OBE, CEO of Rebellion, said: ‘They said British comics were dead – but Monster Fun is returning from the beyond to take over! I’m immensely pleased that we are launching the first new kids’ humour comic to hit newsstands for decades. There’s a huge market for all-ages titles out there and I’m proud that Monster Fun continues our commitment to bringing quality comic books back to life.’
Ben Smith, head of book, comic books, film and TV at Rebellion, said: ‘Monster Fun is a legendary and much-loved title from the golden age of British comics, that we’ve revived and reimagined for today’s kids. The team have put together a fantastic Halloween special to whet everyone’s appetites for the launch next year.’
One of hundreds of classic comic properties now owned by Rebellion, Monster Fun was a weekly British comic strip magazine for children aged seven to twelve. Published by IPC Media, it ran for 73 issues in 1975–1976, before merging with sister title Buster.
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. 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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