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The Geeky Brummie Pull List – Radiant Red – 6th April

The Geeky Brummie Pull List with Radiant Red

Radiant Red from Image Comics takes the top spot once again this week. One-Star Squadron from DC Comics and Fantastic Four and She-Hulk, both from Marvel, make up the rest of my list. We also have three great comics to look out for On The Radar also from Image Comics, IDW Publishing and Fantagraphic Books. In MEANWHILE… we take a look at all the fabulous panels from the recent 2000AD Galaxy’s Greatest event.

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…

Radiant Red #2

Radiant Red
Issue 2
Image Comics

Creators – Kyle Higgins and Marcelo Costa
Writer – Cherish Chen
Artist, Cover Artist – Darko Lafuente
Colourist, Cover Artist – Miquel Muerto

Buy on Comixology – Radiant Red #2

Spring turns to summer; the child grows rebellious; the savage walk goes on. 
But all roads lead to civilization. And all civilizations lead to war.

I throughly enjoyed the debut issue of Radiant Red. I’m not reading the parent title, so I was a little worried I’d be missing something. I’m happy to report the book stands on it’s own but had made me want to check out Radiant Black and the other spin off titles. The main reason I picked up this books was the art of David Lafuente, who is doing an amazing job here, but the whole thing is excellent.

One-Star Squadron #5

One-Star Squadron
Issue 5
DC Comics

Writer – Mark Russell
Artist, Cover Artist – Steve Lieber

Buy on Comixology – One-Star Squadron #5

After an unfortunate accident at Heroz4U headquarters, all the employees are under investigation for the moment it all went up in flames! Now Red Tornado has stepped forward, ready to tell the truth. Could one of our heroes actually be a villain in disguise?

Mr Russell never fails to deliver on the social satire. This book is not pulling its punches but the humour makes it accessible to people who aren’t already raging against the corporate overlords. Lieber is an artist who is capable of really drawing you in to the story and it’s great to see him handling some of my favourite D-List heroes. If you enjoyed The Flintstones and Snagglepuss, then be sure to pick this up.

Fantastic Four #42

Fantastic Four
Issue 42
Marvel Comics

Writer – Dan Slott
Artist – Rachael Stott
Colourist – Jesus Aburtov
Letterer – Joe Caramagna

Buy on Comixology – Fantastic Four #42

One of the most pivotal planets in the Marvel Universe faces imminent destruction. Jennifer Walters, the Sensational SHE-HULK, finally learns her part in this chaos. And in the middle of all of this carnage, two lifelong friends will have a battle to the death—prepare yourself for THE THING versus MISTER FANTASTIC!


LEGACY #687

I’m really loving this Reckoning War storyline. Having Rachael Stott onboard is the icing on the cake. Her rendition of The Jack of Hearts is awesome. If she continues to handle art after the story is over I think I might just stick around the Baxter Building for a while longer.

She-Hulk #3

She-Hulk
Issue 3
Marvel Comics

Writer – Rainbow Rowell
Artist – Rogê Antônio
Cover Artist – Jen Bartel

Buy on Comixology – She-Hulk #3

Jack of Hearts is back, and it’s up to She-Hulk to help him figure out why. But Jack may be the key to figuring out something that has been chasing her since 1989. In the meantime – A SMASHING RETURN! GUEST STARS! AND THE FUNNIEST, SEXIEST BOOK ON THE STANDS! 

LEGACY #166

Oh look, here he is again. I may have missed this to begin with, but since discovering The Jack of Hearts was going to be back in Jennifers life, I have picked up the previous issues and I’ve loved every minute. It’s a shame this book is scheduled for only five issues but maybe they will appear more regularly in FF. The whole package is just phenomenal and I’m loving the covers and the return of the classic Marvel corner box. I think I might just be in love with this book.


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

Monkey Meat #4

Monkey Meat #4

Image Comics

Writer, Artist, Cover Artist – Juni Ba

Buy on Comixology – Monkey Meat #4

The love of a fan is pure, right? And nowhere is a fan’s love more rewarded than at the Monkey Meat company!

When Monkey Meat’s biggest admirer gets her dream job on the island, she isn’t expecting a ghostly visit, a safari through monstrous lands, or a harsh revelation that her love may be misplaced…

The Rocketeer: The Great Race #1

The Rocketeer: The Great Race #1

IDW Publishing

Writer, Artist, Cover Artist – Stephen Mooney
Artist- Len O’Grady

rtist – Jim Rugg

Buy on Comixology – The Rocketeer: The Great Race #1

Ace stunt pilot Cliff Secord has returned from his New York Adventure to a West Coast steeped in paranoia over the looming war in Europe. Having finally had enough of his near-death scrapes as the high-flying Rocketeer, the only thing in Cliff’s crosshairs is The Great Race: a prestigious, winner-take-all air race that runs from California to France! Maybe it’s finally time to smarten up and fly straight . . . by taking his best girl Betty to Paris! But other parties want to win the race for their own nefarious ends, and Cliff will need to decide which prize is truly the most valuable of all.

Red Room: Trigger Warnings #2

Red Room: Trigger Warnings #2

Fantagraphic Books

Writer, Artist, Cover Artist – Ed Piskor

Hoodie Horror comes to Red Room! Introducing the Punkinz: two sociopathic, aspiring red roomers who quickly make a name on the scene with their amateur snuff films. Fueled by a mutual passion and talent for murder, the young couple aim to be the most notorious and wanted killers on the dark web… The second “season” of the hit series continues, from the pen of Ed Piskor, the Eisner Award-winning creator of X-Men: Grand Design and Hip Hop Family Tree!


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The Best of 2000AD at 45

The Galaxy’s Greatest: 2000 AD at 45 was the online convention celebrating four and a half decades of the groundbreaking British comic, with more than 60 celebrity and creator guests over 21 panels, all discussing the impact of Britain’s biggest comic. In case you missed this event here are all the main panels that took place over the weekend.

Meanwhile on the Fringe

As well as the main panels there was also some incredible fringe events – you can check them out here.

As much as I love a live event, these virtual cons do mean I can see more than I ever would in person. I hope we continue to see events like these in the future.


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. Therefore, 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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