The Geeky Brummie Pull List – Batman ’89 – 13th October


The Geeky Brummie Pull List with Batman ’89

It’s another relatively quiet week on the Pull List. Taking the title of Comic of the Week we have the latest issue of Batman ’89. Making up the rest of the Pull List we have the latest issue of X-Men from Marvel. This week we four new comics to look out for On The Radar including the final issue of The Immortal Hulk. Strange Adventures final issue, which was featured in the Pull List as few weeks ago, finally makes it on to shelves here in the UK this week, so make sure you remember to pick that up too.

In Meanwhile… we look ahead to the release of the complete 2000AD encyclopaedia.

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…


Title: Batman ’89

Issue: 3

Publisher: DC Comics

Written by Sam Hamm : Art by Joe Quinones

As the fire rages at Royal Auto, Harvey Dent lies trapped inside, unconscious and in danger. Can Bruce Wayne get to Harvey in time, or will the district attorney leave burned—in more ways than one?

What a brilliant book this is. It really captures the feel of the Tim Burton movies but still pushes off in new and interesting directions. Joe Quinones is producing some career best work here and you can see he’s a fan of the movies. This is the perfect Batman book for me right now as I’m completely out of the loop with current continuity, but I’ve been able to slip right back in to this version of Gotham. I love it and it’s highly recommended.



Title: X-Men

Issue: 4

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Written by Gerry Duggan : Art by Javier Pina : Coloured by Erick Arciniega : Letters by Clayton Cowles


HEADS UP! It’s Halloween and the X-Men have to face a horror born of a neighboring town in Westchester… the Headless HORSEMAN?! And that’s not the only terror targeting them…

Great cover for the October issue of this book, very Sleepy Hollow. I’m enjoying this iteration of the X-Men, Duggan is a very good writer and I like that he is trying something different. I sometimes miss the era when an artist would stick with a book for the long hall but Pina is a fine artist and fits with the visual aesthetic Larraz established in the earlier issues. Just how long this title will last in this form with Inferno off and running now is anyones guess but I’m having a grand old time reading this title and you should definitely give it a go.



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



The Immortal Hulk #50

Marvel Comics

Written by Al Ewing : Art by Joe Bennett : Inks by Ray José : Coloured by Paul Mounts : Letters by Cory Petit

THE GIANT-SIZED FINALE! Down in the Below-Place, the Hulk searches among the ghosts of the past for the answers to all his questions. The One Below All, the Green Door, Samuel Sterns, Jackie McGee and Bruce Banner. It’s all been leading here. This is the last issue of THE IMMORTAL HULK.



Static: Season One #4

DC/Milestone Comics

Written by Vita Ayala : Art by ChrisCross and Nikolas Draper-Ivey

The Dakota crackdown comes for Static’s friends!
As the government cracks down on the super-powered teenage Bang Babies, Dakota’s schools are getting emptier and emptier…and with someone he loves in the sights of the roundup, Static must put his own life and family at risk to protect them!!


Mazebook #2

Dark Horse Comics

Written and Illustrated by Jeff Lemire

Will’s a melancholy building inspector who’s been grieving the loss of his puzzle-loving daughter for years. One evening he receives a mysterious phone call from a girl claiming it’s her and that she’s trapped in the middle of a labyrinth, setting Will off on a journey digging through her personal journals and puzzles for answers on where she is and how to bring her back home.

“Mazebook is a deeply haunting and powerfully human work by one of the greatest living masters of the comic medium. You do not want to miss this book.” -James Tynion IV


Compass #5

Image Comics

Written by Robert Mackenzie and Dave Walker : Art by Justin Greenwood

GREG RUCKA proudly presents a new direction in adventure with…COMPASS!
The Cauldron of Eternal Life falls into Margul Khan’s hands! Now Shahidah El-Amin must hold the line and stop him, or his unkillable armies will spread in conquest across the globe. From the acclaimed OLD GUARD: TALES THROUGH TIME team of writers ROBERT MACKENZIE and DAVE WALKER (LAZARUS SOURCEBOOK) and artist JUSTIN GREENWOOD (LAZARUS: X +66, Stumptown) comes the thrilling conclusion of Shahi’s adventure!


The A to Z of 2000AD

Wondering what the essential Judge Dredd stories are? Need to find out The Ballad of Halo Jones ran? Well look no further, Earthlets – the 2000 AD Encyclopedia hits stores next February!

Timed to concide with 2000 AD‘s landmark 45th anniversary, this 336-page hardcover, with explosive brand new cover by artist Stewart K Moore, is a must have for comic book fans.


For the first time, the 2000 AD Encyclopedia celebrates 45 years of cutting edge sci-fi, biting dystopian satire and glorious fantasy by giving readers chapter and verse on this enthralling universe of Thrills, detailing the characters and stories that have helped make 2000 AD a groundbreaking comic book and major cultural force.

With jaw-dropping illustrations by some of the world’s top artists alongside detailed profiles on the stories and characters from the pages of this legendary comic, from the luckless Aaron A. Aardvark of Judge Dredd to the weaponised (but very polite) undead crusader Zombo.

Since its creation in 1977, 2000 AD has been a powerhouse of British comics – consistently pushing at the boundaries of what comic books can achieve with series such as Judge Dredd, Nemesis the Warlock, Halo Jones, Strontium Dog, Nikolai Dante, Brink, and hundreds of others.

Discover fascinating facts about the acclaimed art and script droids behind 2000 AD’s success, including industry legends such as John Wagner, Alan Grant, Alan Moore, Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, Jock, Brian Bolland, Mick McMahon, Carlos Ezquerra and many more.

With a foreword by 2000 AD’s longest-serving editor, Matt Smith, this hardcover collection is indispensable for all dedicated Squaxx Dek Thargo and an essential addition to any comic fan’s book shelf.

ISBN: 9781786185617
Publication date: 15 February 2022
Price: £39.99 / $50
Page count: 336


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.


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

Follow the stores social media pages for updates!


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


Follow the stores social media pages and website for updates!

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


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


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


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