The Geeky Brummie Pull List – Beta Ray Bill – 31st March 2021


The Geeky Brummie Pull List with Beta Ray Bill

Welcome to the Geeky Brummie Pull List. This week three titles make up the list. I also have five more great comic books worth checking out in On The Radar – so do give them a try.

In Meanwhile… this week we take a look at some of the best panels from the recent WonderCon@Home event.

Now on with the comics…


Title: Beta Ray Bill

Issue: 1

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Written by Daniel Warren Johnson : Art by Daniel Warren Johnson : Cover by Daniel Warren Johnson

Genres: Fantasy/Superhero/Action/Adventure

From the Publisher:

FROM THE PAGES OF DONNY CATES’ THOR AND SPINNING OUT OF THE EVENTS OF KING IN BLACK! The second-most famous wielder of Mjolnir. The right-hand man to the god of Thunder. And now, a warrior without his best weapon. Beta Ray Bill is tired of playing second fiddle to Thor – and with Bill’s famous hammer, Stormbreaker, recently destroyed at the new All-Father’s hands, tensions are higher than ever. The Korbinite must strike out in search of a new weapon…and a new destiny. Assuming he can first defeat a Knullified Fin Fang Foom! Writer/artist Daniel Warren Johnson (Extremity, Murder Falcon) and colorist Mike Spicer take Beta Ray Bill on a journey beyond the shadow of a god! Plus: This oversize first issue contains an exclusive conversation between Johnson and Beta Ray Bill’s creator, the legendary Walter Simonson!.

I’ve been a big fan of Beta Ray Bill since he first appeared during the Walt Simonson run on Thor back in the early 80s. He’s been a fairly regular player in the Marvel Universe since then including a stint with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Now he’s back with Daniel Warren Johnson providing start and art and it look fantastic. This five issue mini series will hopefully lead to a more regular role for Beta Ray with the Marvel Universe. I’m particularly interested in the interview between the two creators that is included in this issue which should be a fascinating read.


Title: Strange Adventures

Issue: 9

Publisher: DC Black Label

Written by Tom King : Art by Mitch Gerads & Evan ‘Doc’ Shaner

Genres: Superhero/Action/Adventure

From the Publisher:

The Pykkts are attacking Earth. As the only warrior in all the cosmos to ever defeat them, Adam Strange leads the planet’s mightiest heroes in all-out war! The only thing is, evidence is mounting that Adam’s victory on Rann may not have been everything he says it was. There is time unaccounted for, circumstances left unexplained. Even Batman has started to wonder about his friend. Sure, they are fighting side by side right now, but who will answer for all the things that got them here? Why, Alanna Strange, of course! It’s time for the Rannian princess to go out and set the record straight. The hit series continues on a bimonthly schedule.

I’m sure this book is not keeping to a monthly schedule as the wait between issues seems to get longer and longer. I’m enjoying this as much as I did Mister Miracle and we are now in the home straight as things are looking to get even more complicated for Adam. If you’ve not been picking tis up in singles it’s probably a little late to up on board now but I highly recommended you grab the trade when it is available.



Title: X-Men

Issue: 19

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Written by Jonathan Hickman : Art by Mahmud A. Asrar : Cover by Leinil Francis Yu

Genres: Superhero/Action/Adventure

From the Publisher:


Just look at that synopsis. Marvel really don’t like to give things away when it comes to the X-books. Never more than two pages of preview art either. After leaving us hanging for over a year and setting things up last issue we get to find out more about what’s been happening to X-23/Wolverine, Synch and Darwin.  I hope that nothing terrible will happen to them as I’m looking forward to seeing them feature more prominently in the ongoing titles. We’ve been without Laura for far too long.




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


Shadecraft #1

Image Comics

Written by Joe Henderson : Art by Antonio Fabela & Lee Garbett : Cover by Lee Garbett



Avengers: Curse of the Man-Thing #1

Marvel Comics

Written by Steve Orlando : Art by Marco Failla : Cover by Daniel Acuna



X-Men Legends #2

Marvel Comics

Written by Fabian Nicieza : Art by Brett Booth


Young Hell-Boy: The Hidden Land #2

Dark Horse Comics

Written by Mike Mignola & Thomas Sniegoski : Art by Craig Rousseau : Coloured by Dave Stewart : Cover by Matt Smith



2000AD #2225


Written by T.C. Eglington, Kek-W, Dan Abnett & Ken Niemand : Art by Simon Davis, Dave Kendall, Richard Elson & Tom Foster


It’s the Wonder of Con

Thanks to the ongoing global pandemic WonderCon once again went virtual. Held over the  March 26-27th weekend the event featured a plethora of panels from Netflix, Penguin Random House, IDW, DC Entertainment, Dark Horse, Adult Swim, Warner Bros. TV, Amazon Studios, CBS, Hulu, and more. With so much to see I’ve selected my pick of the comics panels for you to enjoy here.









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