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The Geeky Brummie Pull List – Good Boy – 5th January

The Geeky Brummie Pull List with Good Boy

It’s a bumper week this week as we play catch up with the comics the were released over the holiday period. Thanks to bank holidays some comics may be late arriving on our shelves. When you do have a chance to pop in to your local comic shop look out for our Comic of the Week, issue two of Good Boy from Source Point Press. Also on the Pull List this week are the latest issues of Once and Future, One-Star Squadron, X-Men and the final issue of Inferno. We have seven new comics to look out for On The Radar from DC Comics, DC Horror, Dark Horse Comics, Image  and AWA/Upshot Studios.

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: Good Boy

Issue: 2

Publisher: Source Point Press

Written by Christina Black and Garrett Gunn : Art by Kit Wallis

With the entirety of the Vadicci Family hunting him down, Flint Sparks turns to old friends for help.

The first issue was a hugely enjoyable romp that managed to be both brutal and heartwarming. Whilst it doesn’t do anything particularly new it does do what I want my comics to do – entertain.

 

Title: Once and Future

Issue: 23

Publisher: BOOM! Studios

Written by Kieron Gillen : Art by Dan Mora : Coloured by Tamra Bonvillain

What must Nimue do to save her son? Strike up a deal with the last person she’d ever team up with… Bridgette, her mother. Meanwhile, Duncan must find another living legend. But are they an ally… or another monster to defeat?

23 issues in and I’m still loving this series and it’s take on British folklore. I’m sure Gillen is fuelled by the ridiculousness of British life right now and has many more stories to tell.

Title: One-Star Squadron

Issue: 2

Publisher: DC Comics

Written by Mark Russell Art by Steve Lieber : Coloured by Dave Stewart

Meet Minute Man, the greatest hero probably never heard of! It’s not easy being Red (Tornado)! As the boss, he’s got everyone relying on him for their next paycheck. Enter Minute Man, a 1990s has-been superhero looking for 15 more minutes of fame…or at least a way to pay for Miraclo pills. Without them, he’s a super-zero and he’s willing to do anything for one more chance at power. How far will he go? Meet Metropolis Comic Con’s newest special guest!

Russell does it again. This series got off to a flying start in issue one and I’m already sure that this book will feature in many best of lists come the end of the year, and it’s only January.

 

Title: X-Men

Issue: 6

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Written by Gerry Duggan : Art by Pepe Larraz

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO CAPTAIN KRAKOA? There’s a new hero on the X-Men. Who is he? Why is here? And why does Cyclops not want him on the team?

The preview pages along make me really keen to read this issue. The introduction of Captain Krakoa could be something incredible  or it could all be an evil ruse and I’m going to hate Gerry Duggan pulling the rug from under my feet in the final pages. It’s exciting.

 

Title: Inferno

Issue: 4

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Written by Jonathan Hickman : Art by Valerio Schiti : Cover by Jerome Opeña

TO EMBERS! Jonathan Hickman’s time on X-Men ends with the dramatic conclusion of one of the first and best mysteries he brought to the line. Valerio Schiti returns on art to help bring down one of the foundations of the era.

So Hickman bows out of the X-verse having changed things in a big way. Will his final book shake things up even more? This is perhaps not the story he originally set out to tell, but it has at least meant the X-Men and its sister books have been trying something new and in many cases succeeding.

 


ontheradar

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

 

The Human Target #3

DC Black Label

Written by Tom King : Art by Greg Smallwood

Christopher Chance is a man on a deadline and working to solve a crime that might be unsolvable. Despite his better judgment, he’s falling for his lead suspect, and her violent ex-boyfriend isn’t happy about it. Oh, and that ex? He’s a Green Lantern.

 

Superman ’78 #5

DC Comics

Written by Robert Venditti : Art by Wilfredo Torres : Coloured by Jordie Bellaire : Cover by Francis Manapul

As Brainiac attacks Metropolis for Lex Luthor’s transgressions, Superman works as fast as he can to escape the bottled city of Kandor! But what it will take to get free from the shrunken Kryptonian city might be more than the Man of Steel can handle. Will he be able to leave behind the people he thought he lost and save his adoptive world, or will Superman be cataloged and preserved permanently by Brainiac?

 

Mazebook #5

Dark Horse Comics

Written and Illustrated by Jeff Lemire

From New York Times bestselling and Eisner award-winning Black Hammer and Sweet Tooth creator Jeff Lemire comes this ambitious and haunting comic series about family, mourning, and reality. As Will continues his fight across a dangerous metropolitan maze on the hunt to find his long-gone daughter, he comes face-to-face with his own literal monsters as he tries to find her and bring her 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 “A multilayered masterpiece. Nothing is quite what it seems. His best work yet. And that is a high bar.” –Matt Kindt

 

Stray Dogs: Dog Days #1

Image Comics

Written by Tony Fleecs : Art by Trish Forstner

A series of vicious short stories howling straight out of the pages of STRAY DOGS, 2021’s surprise cartoon/horror smash hit! In DOG DAYS, each stray will get their moment to shine—questions will be answered, mysteries will be solved, and old wounds will be torn open. Starting this December…every dog has its day.

 

Not All Robots #5

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).In this concluding issue, humans and robots deal with the fallout of tensions boiling over.

 

DC Horror Presents: Soul Plumber #4

DC Horror Presents

Written by Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks and Henry Zebrowski : Art by PJ Holden and John McCrea : Coloured by Mike Spicer

Things get weirder, grosser, and more biblical as Edgar and Elk follow Blorp’s trail of carnage across the city. But is this visitor from another dimension truly as dangerous as it seems, or is there something innocent about it? Perhaps even something divine? Edgar’s time in seminary couldn’t possibly prepare him for what’s in store!

 

Girl Scouts: Stone Ghost #2

Image Comics

Written and Illustrated by Jim Mahfood

The death of Turtleneck Jones hits hard as Dio is forced to team up with a mysterious and deadly cyborg-robot-assassin-thing. Packed from cover to cover (no ads!) with completely unique, eye-poppin’ MAHFOOD art, including bonus comics and behind-the-scenes fun! Plus, an absolutely stunning variant cover from our Cartoonist Kayfabe buddy JIM RUGG! Feel the Funk!

 

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!

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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