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The Geeky Brummie Pull List – Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors – 21.04.21

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The Geeky Brummie Pull List with Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors

It’s a busier week for comics this time round. The Big G makes a triumphant return to comics, the X-Men find a different way, S.W.O.R.D. sharpens up and there’s more Kaiju. Four other comics make it in to our On The Radar section and you should definitely check them out.

In Meanwhile… we are take a look at the return of Hey Kids! Comics! and Shang-Chi gets a trailer.

Now on with the comics…

 

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Title: Godzilla: Monsters and Protectors

Issue: 1

Publisher: IDW

Written by Erik Burnham : Art by Dan Schoening

From the Publisher:

Godzilla roars back into comics with a giant-sized first issue! Extra story and extra content mark the King of Monsters’ triumphant return! “Rise Up!” Part 1: When a coldly single-minded businessman uses an untested element to create clean energy for a profit, he inadvertently awakens the beast from the deep—Godzilla! Sensing the harm the new energy poses to the planet, Godzilla attacks the heart of the problem—humankind! It will be up to three intrepid middle-school students—with a little magic help from Infant Island—to show Godzilla that not all humans are bad… and that there is still hope for Planet Earth. Reuniting the blockbuster creative team of writer Erik Burnham, artist Dan Schoening, and colorist Luis Antonio Delgado (Ghostbusters), Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors promises to romp and stomp fans—old and new—of the greatest kaiju ever like never before!

The Big G makes a triumphant return to comics as IDW launches its latest Godzilla line. This is the first new Godzilla comics since 2016 and is aimed at the younger reader market. The previous IDW Godzilla books have been great and featured some fantastic art and whilst this book is more cartoonish in style I hope it brings plenty of new readers to the comic adventures of the King of Monsters.

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Title: Way of X

Issue: 1

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Written by Simon Spurrier : Art by Bob Quinn : Coloured by Javier Tartaglia : Cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli

From the Publisher:

THE WAY TO THE FUTURE OF X! Mutantkind has built a new Eden… but there are serpents in this garden. Some mutants struggle to fit in. Some mutants turn to violence and death. And the children whisper of the Patchwork Man, singing in their hearts…Only one mutant senses the looming shadows. Snared by questions of death, law and love, only NIGHTCRAWLER can fight for the soul of Krakoa. Only he – and the curious crew he assembles – can help mutants defeat their inner-darkness and find a new way to live. The WAY OF X. SI SPURRIER (X-MEN LEGACY) and BOB QUINN (CAPTAIN AMERICA) push the frontiers of Krakoa in this unmissable entry into the bold new REIGN OF X.

Si Spurrier is writing some great comic and I hope his return to the  X-Men book keeps up that quality. Pitched as a story that takes Nightcrawler and his team on a journey through a psychedelic tale about faith, science, culture, love and law this book could be something special.

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

Issue: 5

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Written by Al Ewing : Art by Valerio Schiti

From the Publisher:

ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK! On Krakoa, Fabian Cortez and the Quiet Council discuss the rules of murder. But in space, the murders have already begun…and the killer has a connection to Cortez he’d never suspect. The color may be gold…but this, my friends…is pure giallo…

Finally moving out of the shadow of the King in Black I’m hopeful we’l get to see Al and him team fulfil the promise of the first issue. The last few issues weren’t bad by any means but now that albatross has flown off we’ll see Al let loose.

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Title: Ultraman: The Trials of Ultraman

Issue: 2

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Written by Mat Groom & Kyle Higgins : Art by Francesco Manna

From the Publisher:

When a teammate is in danger, you pull out all the stops to save them — and sometimes, when things are really dire, that means…donning your Sunday best? But even if Team Ultraman can pull off an unorthodox rescue, the results will raise some mind-bending questions…and put our heroes in the crosshairs of a brand-new threat!

Seems only fitting to round off the pull list with another kaiju comic. This series is building on the world created in the previous Marvel series and the backup strips add extra flavour. Even if you missed Rise of Ultraman you can jump in here with no problem.

 


 

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

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Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #2

Marvel Comics

Written by Simon Spurrier : Art by Sergio Fernandez Davila

THE BLACK KNIGHT’S DARKEST TRUTH OR DANE WHITMAN’S ULTIMATE SALVATION? Dane Whitman wields the magical Ebony Blade as the BLACK KNIGHT! A new enemy leaves a murderous trail as they hunt down magical artifacts tied to the Black Knight’s origin and to the dark truth behind King Arthur’s court and Camelot itself. A trail leading ELSA BLOODSTONE straight to Dane’s door! If Dane is to stop the coming death and destruction, he must face the secrets of his own past as well as shocking new revelations about the Black Knight’s entire history. Dane has only just begun to realize the Ebony Blade’s true potential and power… Will its unending lust for destruction finally consume Dane forever?!

 

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Ultramega #2

Image Comics/Skybound

Written and Illustrated by James Harren : Coloured by Dave Stewart

Rising out of the carnage of our debut issue, a new hero emerges to beatdown the kaiju scum! Fists fly and blood is spilled.

Fight monsters. Stand with humanity. Stand with the ULTRAMEGA!

 

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Stray Dogs #3

Image Comics

Written by Tony Fleecs : Art by Trish Forstner

Under the farmhouse, something rots. And no matter how well they’re trained, dogs will be dogs. Now they’ve uncovered something that can’t just be buried again.

 

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Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters #2

Oni Press

Written by Chris Samnee & Laura Samnee : Art by Chris Samnee : Coloured by Matt Wilson

The world was once lush and green. Then the monsters came and the plants started dying. On her own this whole time, Rainbow has finally found her sister, Jonna, after a year of searching. The preternaturally strong and tough Jonna’s been surviving just fine in the wild without Rainbow, but will the seemingly feral Jonna remember her sister?

The epic adventure comic of 2021 is just getting started!


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Look up in the Sky it’s Hey Kids! Comics!

In just a few weeks Howard Chaykin returns with Hey Kids! Comics! Volume 2, this time entitled Prophets & Loss. This mix of fact and fiction celebrates the men and women who created the world of comics and traces a path through the creation of many of comics’ greatest franchises. Volume 1 was seriously good and this comic book history is a great companion to Chabon’s Kavalier & Clay novel, which you should read right now.

Here’s a look at what you can expect from Volume 2 –

Digging deeper into the sometimes-sordid, sometimes-seedy, always-entertaining lives of the men and women who built a multi-billion-dollar industry almost by accident, ‘Prophets & Loss’ traces a path through the creation of many of comics’ greatest franchises, from companies that dared to push the boundaries of least-common-denominator kid stuff — usually at their peril — to those happy just to ride the waves others took the time to create. Along the way there’s exploitation, Blaxploitation, custom toilet paper, death at the dinner table and plenty more as fans turn pro and pros turn bitter.

 

Hey Kids! Comics! Vol. 2: Prophets & Loss #1 will be available from comic book shops on Wednesday, May 5th published by Image Comics.

Not Nine, Ten Rings

After waiting ages for a glimpse of one of most exciting developments of Marvel’s Phase 4 we are finally introducing Shang-Chi as played by Simu Liu. The film also promises to introduce us to the true Mandarin (played by Tony Leung). In this action packed trailer we see just how much martial arts actions we can expect and how the characters are connected. 

Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and also stars Awkwafina and Michelle Yeoh. It is currently set for release on September 9th.

 

 

 


Your Local Comics Shops

After April 12th non-essential shop were allowed to open their doors again. This means many of 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 in very difficult circumstances.

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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