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The Geeky Brummie Pull List – Fantastic Four Anniversary Tribute – 17th November

The Geeky Brummie Pull List with Fantastic Four Anniversary Tribute

In yet another small but perfectly formed Pull List this week we have a very special edition of the world’s greatest comic magazine, Fantastic Four. Filling out the rest of the Pull List is the latest issue of S.W.O.R.D. We only have three new comics to look out for On The Radar including the absolutely incredible Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow.

In Meanwhile… we take a look at the return of Hawk The Slayer, Markosia launched Gray Cells and we take a trip to MCM Comic Con Birmingham

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: Fantastic Four Anniversary Tribute

Issue: 1

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Written by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee : Art by ACO, Cafu, Neal Adams, Mike Allred, Mark Bagley and more : Cover by Steve McNiven

Sixty years ago, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby made history and brought about the beginning of the Marvel Age of comics with the release of FANTASTIC FOUR #1. Now a bevy of Marvel’s finest creators pay tribute to that monumental moment by reinterpreting, page by page, the story from that inaugural release as well as FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #3, in which the entirety of the Marvel Universe attended the wedding of Reed Richards and Sue Storm! Whether these are stories you’ve never read before or tales that you’re intimately familiar with, this is the perfect way to experience them anew!

This is not the greatest comic magazine in the world, no. This is just a tribute! To celebrate the anniversary of Marvel’s first family, they are releasing a special recreation of the very first issue of Fantastic Four. What makes this different is each page will be reinterpreted by a different artist. With a spectacular line up of talent this is an issue not to be missed.

 

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

Issue: 10

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Written by Al Ewing : Art by Jacopo Camagni : Cover by Stefano Caselli

STATION DOWN! As Storm battles the Lethal Legion on Mars, there are explosive problems on the Peak – as the mole in S.W.O.R.D. is revealed! Meanwhile, Wiz Kid and Cable find themselves face-to-face with the one foe they never expected! And where is Abigail Brand?

Things took a turn for the worse when the all-new Lethal Legion turned up last issue. Now the team will have to deal with a traitor in their own ranks. Al is doing some great work here and keeping me on my toes withs surprises and unexpected reveals. This is a fun book and I really like the team they have assembled here. Well worth adding to your pull list.

 


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

 

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #5

DC Comics

Written by Tom King : Art by Bilquis Evely : Coloured by Mat Lopes

Supergirl steps into an ancient trap, stranding her and Ruthye on a planet of nearly perpetual night. Now, the woman of steel must call on every remaining ounce of strength to combat the monsters left on this world to kill any super unlucky enough to end up on its surface.

 

Batman vs. Bigby! A Wolf In Gotham #3

DC Black Label

Written by Bill Willingham : Pencils by Brian Level : Inks by Jay Leisten : Coloured by Lee Loughridge : Cover by Nathan Fairbairn and Yanick Paquette

Will’s a melancholy building inspector who’s been grieving the loss of his puzzle-loving daughter for years. After getting a mysterious phone call from a girl claiming it’s her and that she’s trapped in a labyrinth Will sets off on a journey fighting through the corridors, tunnels, and monsters of his city on a mission to bring her back home. “At times somber, haunting, perplexing and ultimately consoling, this book drops us into the rabbit hole of memory and explores how the editing suite of our minds can shape us, break us and hopefully renew us.”–David Dastmalchian

 

Not All Robots #4

AWA/Upshot Studios

Written by Mark Russell : Art by Mike Deodato Jr. : Coloured by Lee Loughridge : Cover by Rahzzah

In the year 2056, robots have replaced human beings in the workforce. An uneasy co-existence develops between the newly intelligent robots and the ten billion humans living on Earth. Every human family is assigned a robot upon whom they are completely reliant. What could possibly go wrong? Meet the Walters, a human family whose robot, Razorball, ominously spends his free time in the garage working on machines which they’re pretty sure are designed to kill them in this sci-fi satire from Mark Russell (The Flintstones, Second Coming) and Mike Deodato Jr. (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Resistance).

 

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The Slayer Returns

In some ver welcome news last week, 2000AD announced that 80s cult classic movie Hawk the Slayer is set to continue – with Preacher and The Boys writer Garth Ennis at the helm!

The first ever official comic book spin off from the 1980 sword-and-sorcery Brit flick features art by Judge Dredd artist Henry Flint and covers by Magic the Gathering artist Greg Staples.

The six-issue mini-series is a direct continuation of the movie, which saw Hawk, who – with his flying ‘mindsword’ and mismatched allies – sets out to rescue a nun from his own deformed brother Vultan, played by Jack Palance at his scenery-chewing worst! Now, it seems that their victory was not all it seemed and greater battles lay ahead…

The series starts with a bumper 32-page issue that hits comic book stores in April 2022 and will be available to order through Diamond Distribution’s Previews magazine. From January, the series will also run as the bagged supplement with issues of Judge Dredd Megazine.

It’s one of those legendary ’80s movies that has had an influence far beyond the screen – Garth has been a massive Hawk fan since he was a child, as has the head of Rebellion, Jason Kingsley, who cites its influence as one of the reasons he ended up becoming a knight in shining armour (no, really!).

Check out this incredible preview art from the series and get your orders in.

 

 

Crime, Corruption and Comics – Grey Cells Launches

This week independent comic creators Inked Dreams launched their graphic novel Gray Cells on Kickstarter after offering issue one free on their site.

The book is a supernatural thriller about a journalist’s search for the truth after a series of child abductions plague her city. “Gray Cells is a book about division and injustice. Our main characters are fighting against the city and its systems as much as they are fighting the book’s villain.” – Debut writer, Lawrence Goodman.

Set in a fictional US city, Gray Cells looks into some of the issues plaguing the modern world, inequality, corruption, and injustice. “We crafted the villain as a reaction to what we saw in the news. The world seems to be split into two competing realities, both sides certain of their own truths, and we wanted Gray Cells’ villain to embody that. He twists people’s perceptions into what suits his needs, using it to manipulate and evade detection.”

UK writer Lawrence Goodman is helped in his first comics outing by veteran artist Kay based out of Michigan, colorist Corey Ranson from Oregon and letterer Nikki Powers from California. The team met last year through social media site Reddit and have hit the ground running with their debut book, raising $2500 in their first day, garnering positive reviews, and securing the UK’s leading independent publisher Markosia to distribute their book.

You can still access issue one for free at https://inked-dreams.com/gray-cells and the full 140 page graphic novel is available through their Kickstarter at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inked-dreams/gray-cells-140-page-graphic-novel-thriller/

 

MCM Comic Con Birmingham

Last weekend we visited MCM Comic Con Birmingham. Check out this video of our day.

 

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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