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The Geeky Brummie Pull List – Red Room – 19th May

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The Geeky Brummie Pull List with Red Room

Some great comics make it on to the Pull List this week Our comic of the week comes from indie legend Ed Piskor who invites you in to the Red Room. A magnificent seven other new comics make it in to our On The Radar section though and you should definitely check them out.

In Meanwhile…pick a few of our favourite interview and panels from the online Bunker that homed the Lawless Comic Con last weekend.

Now on with the comics…

 

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Title: Red Room

Issue: 1

Publisher: Fantagraphic Books

Written and Illustrated by Ed Piskor

From the creator of Hip Hop Family Tree and X-Men: Grand Designcomes this ALL-NEW monthly comic book series, with a specially priced, self contained, double-sized debut issue! Red Room is a cyberpunk, outlaw, splatterpunk masterpiece. Aided by the anonymous dark web and nearly untraceable crypto-currency, there has emerged a subculture of criminals who live-stream and patronize webcam murders for entertainment. Who are the murderers? Who are the victims? How do we stop it? Red Room #1 is 64 pages of dynamic storytelling and gorgeous art. Every issue of this 12-part series is a complete, self-contained, satisfying story. As seen on Piskor’s YouTube channel sensation, Cartoonist Kayfabe!

Hold on you your hats. This book isn’t pulling any punches as Ed Piskor returns with a new comic that is weird and graphic and plays on the evils that come with an interconnected world. This looks incredible and takes me back to the indie comics like A1 and the work of Robert Crumb. This won’t be for everyone but horror fans will be in for a treat.

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Title: We Only Find Them When They’re Dead

Issue: 6

Publisher: BOOM! Studios

Written by Al Ewing : Art by Simone Di Meo

From the Publisher:

Fifty years have passed since Captain Malik and the crew of the Vihaan II embarked on their fateful mission-and the universe has changed in ways no one ever expected.Jason Hauer, one of the fated Vihaan II crew, is now 71 years old and living a life on the razor’s edge between the Harvesters and the Worshippers. But as these rivalreligious factions clash throughout the galaxy, Jason finds himself thrown into the center of the chaos and forced to confront his tortured past.But the only people who can help Jason have their own secret agenda-one that may bring him face to face with Captain Malik in ways beyond comprehension…

This high concept sci-fi series now takes a leap 50 years into it’s future to continue the story of the Vihaan II. Al Ewing is swiftly becoming the 21st Century Alan Moore, a writer who can pivot from blockbuster super-heroics to mind expanding cosmic explorations often within the same comic. Some might find the single issue releases of this title less satisfying as the story builds but the whole thing is phenomenal and is another example of the risks BOOM! takes with its output.

 

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Title: Way of X

Issue: 2

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Written by Simon Spurrier: Art by Bob Quinn

From the Publisher:

A VILLAIN REVEALED! The dark force hiding within Krakoa begins to show its true form. The answers are hidden…WITHIN THE MINDSCAPE. Kurt’s—and…others. One of the most dangerous mutants is reborn!

British writers are just knocking out of the park right now. Whilst Al Ewing is doing his thing, Si Spurrier is matching him speech bubble for speech bubble. After just one issue this comic has proved itself to be one of the best X-books available. Nightcrawler has always been a character that can be used to tell stories that question identity and faith. And now with the impact the formation of the Krakoan nation he seeks those answers more than ever. Highly recommended.

 

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Title: Ultraman: The Trials of Ultraman

Issue: 3

Publisher: Marvel Comics

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

From the Publisher:

It turns out that the forces aligned against the USP and Ultraman are far more widespread—and more organized!—than our heroes had ever suspected. If they’re going to survive, they’ll need a new ally of their own…and the man they’re looking at just so happens to be one of the most powerful and influential people in the world. But what’s his history with the USP, and why does he seem to have his own hidden agenda?

Bet this surprised you. If you’re a regular reader of this column I’m sure you already know how much I lover this series. G. Willow Wilson is doing a phenomenal job writing this series and the art by Nick Robles (and M.K. Perker on this arc) is just beautiful. This is a worthy continuation of the legendary Vertigo series and if you were a fan of that I urge you to pick up this book.

 


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

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Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #3

Marvel Comics

Written by Simon Spurrier : Art by Sergio Fernandez Davila

THE MIGHTY THOR VS. THE BLACK KNIGHT! Dane Whitman wields the magical Ebony Blade as the BLACK KNIGHT! He needs ELSA BLOODSTONE’s help if he’s going to stop an enemy’s murderous hunt for the EBONY ARTIFACTS. But the EBONY CHALICE lies beyond this world in a wasteland of dangerous fantasies and predatory magic. Their battle in the present will reveal dangerous secrets of the past as THE MIGHTY THOR duels the first Black Knight at Camelot! The Chalice’s power, like the Ebony Blade’s, comes at a terrible cost…is Dane willing to pay it?!

 

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Heroes Reborn #3

Marvel Comics

Written by Jason Aaron : Art by Federico Vicentini & Ed McGuinness : Cover by Leinil Francis Yu

RACE THROUGH THE DREAD DIMENSION / THE SILENT INFERNO 

Chaos magic at Mach 5! Blur, the swiftest mortal alive, must win a race through the mind-bending Dread Dimension in order to save his soul from the hypersonic hexes of the Speedster Supreme, the Silver Witch. Plus a back-up tale takes us inside the dark secrets of the Ravencroft Asylum and its newest inmate, the Phoenix.

 

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Ultramega #3

Skybound/Image Comics

Written and Illustrated by James Harren

Noah was supposed to continue the legacy of Ultramega, fighting monsters on behalf of humanity… but that was before the Kaiju Klan. Now, Noah must fight for his life in the Koliseum. And no human has ever left it alive. This issue of visionary creator JAMES HARREN’s ULTRAMEGA contains 44 pages of story.

 

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Stray Dogs #4

Image Comics

Written by Tony Fleecs : Art by Trish Forstner

PENULTIMATE ISSUE!

Time is running out. Hackles are raised, tensions are high, and nobody’s had a thing to eat. When the Master’s away, the dogs will drag everything awful into the light. And the awful truth is nobody’s coming to set them free.

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Godzilla: Monsters and Protectors #2

IDW Publishing

Written by Erik Burnham : Art by Dan Schoening

“Rise Up!” Part 2: The world knows that the King of the Monsters has been riled up by the Linival energy plants, whose output sent Godzilla on a pan-Pacific destructive spree the likes of which the world has never seen–but the danger is greater than anyone knows. Godzilla is sitting in judgment on humanity, and the verdict could spell doom for life on Earth! The Shobijin become aware of this and know they could ask Mothra to intervene… but does humanity deserve Mothra’s help? Reuniting the blockbuster creative team of writer Erik Burnham, artist Dan Schoening, and colorist Luis Antonio Delgado (Ghostbusters), “Rise Up” continues here!

 

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Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters #3

Oni Press

Written by Chris Samnee and Laura Samnee : Art by Chris Samnee

Now that once-separated sisters Rainbow and Jonna have found each other again, the next step in their quest is simple: find their missing dad. In their quest, the sisters stumble upon a pocket of humanity in the broken wastes. Warriors and community leaders Gor and Nomi seem nice enough as they welcome Jonna and Rainbow to their campfire…but remembering that there’s danger around every corner is rule number one in this post-cataclysmic world.

 

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Title: Star Trek: Year Five

Issue: 20

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Written by Brandon M. Easton : Art by Silvia Califano

From the Publisher:

As the crew of the Enterprise moves toward an uncertain future, one of their own will be pulled into a violent past! While investigating a mysterious structure on Vulcan, Spock vanishes. As the crew tries to find him, Spock must fight to survive as he navigates the painful past of his home planet. The final voyages of the original crew continue in this time-hoping adventure from writer Brandon Easton (Transformers: War for Cybertron, Thundercats) and artist Silvia Califano (Star Trek: Year Five, X-Files: Case Files) 

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The Best of Lawless

 

On Saturday 15th May 2021, the Lawless Comic Con comic convention took place online. We’ve picked our favourite moment for you to enjoy but you can find all the various interviews and panels on their YouTube channel.

Henry Flint Catch Up

Mike Collins Catch Up

Desert Island Droids

After Dark with Simon Bisley

PJ Holden Interview

Pat Mills & Ian Kennedy Interview

 

 


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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