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The Geeky Brummie Pull List – Adventureman – 29th September

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The Geeky Brummie Pull List with Adventureman

A recent favourite returns this week, while another ends and Marvel prepare to raise the new mutant nation to the ground. This week sees Adventureman return and takes the Comic of the Week spot, Strange Adventures reaches its conclusion  and we have 3 titles from Marvel on the Pull List including the first issue of Inferno. We have three other comics On The Radar this week including Batman vs Bigby from Fables creator Bill Willingham and you should definitely check them out. Although I’d given Locke and Key/The Sandman Universe: Hell and Gone issue 2 the title of Comic of the Week back on 1st September, due to scheduling delays the comic is only appearing on shelves today, so make sure you grab your copy.

In Meanwhile… we take a look at the teaser for the forthcoming The Sandman series on Netflix.

If you want to send any comics or comic related events we should feature, feel free to reach out to me at keith@geekybrummie.com.

Now on with the comics…

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Title: Adventureman

Issue: 5

Publisher: Image Comics

Written by Matt Fraction : Art by Rachel Dodson and Terry Dodson

 THE GREATEST UNKNOWN”
As New York City teeters on the brink of a strange armageddon, Claire tries the Adventureman mantle on for size just in time to face the monstrous evil that vanquished her predecessor—only he didn’t have a family like hers.

Adventureman returns this week after a short break. I loved the first four issues. Fraction and the Dodson’s have managed to recreate the joy of reading golden age pulp adventures. This is an absolutely remarkable book and if you love Indiana Jones, Doc Savage or John Carter of Mars then you should pick this up.

 

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Title: Strange Adventures

Issue: 12

Publisher: DC Black Label

Written by Tom King : Art by Mitch Gerads and Even ‘Doc’ Shaner : Letters by Clayton Cowles

Mister Terrific hasn’t just dug into the past, he’s jackhammered it to pieces, exposing Adam Strange’s deepest, darkest secrets. If Adam did commit war crimes, he needs to be punished, but how do you pull a hero off the field of battle when he’s staving off an alien invasion that supposedly only he can stop? Is the truth worth it? And what if Terrific is wrong? The only one who may know for sure: Alanna Strange. Find out in this final issue of one of the year’s most exciting comic book miniseries!

This is it. Finally we arrive at the conclusion of this series that has suffered from Covid related shipping delays throughout its run. It never really has the opportunity to build its audience like Miracle Man did, but that hasn’t stopped it being yet another great deconstruction of a classic hero by King and his artists. There is lots to resolve here and I can’t wait to see where this will leave Adam Strange and his family.

 

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Title: Amazing Fantasy

Issue: 3

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Written and Illustrated by Kaare Andrews

EXPERIENCE THESE HEROES LIKE NEVER BEFORE! On this amazing island of fantasy, World War II Cap, teenaged Spidey and spy school Black Widow have found their tribes. They must now meet on the battlefield of death. The stage is set. The actors are in place. All that’s left is WAR. Or is there one last chance to stop it all?

This book is wild and so enjoyable. Kaare Andrews has done a great jog taking some of Marvel’s premier heroes and taking they off in new and unique ways. I really dig the throwback to comics of the 60s and 70s and these covers are worth picking up the book for by themselves. If you like stuff like Heavy Metal then you should definitely check this out.

 

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Title: S.W.O.R.D.

Issue: 8

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Written by Al Ewing : Art by Guiu Vilanova

LONG LIVE THE QUEEN! By the time you’re reading this, you know. You know who sits in the central seat of Arakko. You know who speaks for Sol. Storm rules. But when you have to prove to your people who you are, every single day without fail…What becomes of who you were?

Finally we have an issue of S.W.O.R.D. that isn’t tied to some wider story. I hope this means Al will be able to stretch is quite considerable storytelling skills. The whole premise of S.W.O.R.D. has been intriguing and I don’t think we’ve seen what this team can do yet. With Inferno starting this week, the future of this title may be different to what we expect.

 

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Title: Inferno

Issue: 1

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Written by Jonathan Hickman : Art by Valerio Schiti

THE CULMINATION OF JONATHAN HICKMAN’S X-MEN BEGINS HERE! “There will be an island—not the first, but the last…” Promises were made and broken. The rulers of Krakoa have been playing a dangerous game with a dangerous woman, and they are about to see how badly that can burn them. Mastermind of the X-Men JONATHAN HICKMAN brings his plans to a head, joined by an incredible lineup of artists beginning with VALERIO SCHITI… as one woman follows through on her promise to burn the nation of Krakoa to the ground.

Whatever you think, you can’t deny Jonathan Hickman really shook up the world of the mutants. Now as he moves on from the post of Head of X, it looks like he’s planning to pull the rug from under us once again and transform the future for the X-Men. With Trial of Magneto being more than I expected, I’m utterly intrigued as to how this story will affect our merry band of mutants.


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

 

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BRZRKR #5

BOOM! Studios

Written by Matt Kindt and Keanu Reeves : Art by Ron Garney and Bill Crabtree

What shocking new discovery will bring B. one step closer to understanding his origins? As B. and Diana’s bond continues to grow, B. opens up about a recurring trauma from his past. Will this new revelation jeopardize B. and Keever’s latest mission? Or is it all part of a plan by Caldwell to trigger more memories?

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Superman ’78 #2

DC Comics

Written by Robert Venditti : Art by Wilfredo Torres : Coloured by Jordie Bellaire

After a battle with a rampaging robot, Superman enlists an unlikely ally to crack the code behind who sent it. He needs an intelligent technological genius, and that can only mean one person: Lex Luthor!

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Batman vs. Bigby: A Wolf In Gotham #1

DC Black Label

Written by Bill Willingham : Art by Brian Level : Inks by Jay Leisten : Coloured by Lee Loughridge

With the blood dry at Gotham’s fourth gruesome murder scene in as many weeks, Batman is stumped. The same hallmarks haunt each investigation: brute-force entries, bodies ripped to shreds and stamped with enormous bite marks, and clumps of fur-wolf fur-scattered in the wreckage. The streets buzz with rumors of the “Werewolf of Gotham.” Determined to crack this case, Batman finds no leads and a mysterious, hairy, chain-smoking figure dogging his every move. The Dark Knight’s dangerously close to losing his cool when a series of bombings levels the city’s libraries in the days leading up to the 32nd annual Gotham Literary Festival. As Batman narrows in on the Bookworm and his literary henchmen, he discovers that an invaluable book from another world is at the center of the violence. Stranger still, the wolf is in on it. But what kind of monster is built from such brains and brawn-and is he an enemy or an ally? Worlds collide as a Gotham mystery kick-starts a return to the world of Fables!

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That’s Not Death

After the rather superb audio version of The Sandman, we are now only a few months away from the Netflix adaptation. We’ve been following the development of this series quite closely, and the cast announcement certainly piqued our interest. Now as part of their recent TUDUM global fan event we’ve been given our first look at the show. The clip follows closely the first pages of the comic and is shot and framed in a way that really captures the work of original artist Sam Kieth. This looks really great and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the series will deliver.

A wizard attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. Fearful for his safety, the wizard kept him imprisoned in a glass bottle for decades. After his escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power.

 

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

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

Follow the stores social media pages for updates!

Our Stores

FORBIDDEN PLANET (VARIOUS) – includes Birmingham Megastore

Check their website for more information –

https://forbiddenplanet.com/stores/

GOSH! COMICS (LONDON)

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)

Follow the stores social media pages and website for updates!

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

PAGE 45 (NOTTINGHAM)

Check their website for more information –

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

TRAVELLING MAN (VARIOUS)

Check their website and social media for more information –

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

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