The Geeky Brummie Pull List with Shadowman
Just the two books for me on the Pull List this week as Shadowman from Valiant Comics returns and We Only Find Them When They’re Dead reaches its tenth issue. We also have eight great comics to look out for On The Radar from Image, DC, BOOM! Studios, DC Black Label and Marvel Comics. And in MEANWHILE… we have news of the latest ICE guest, a new exhibition at The Cartoon Museum and the next Dreddverse figure to arrive from Hiya Toys.
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Now on with the comics…
Publisher: Valiant Comics
Written by Cullen Bunn : Art by Pedro Andreo
Terror takes over the Valiant Universe. The critically-acclaimed series returns as master of horror Cullen Bunn unleashes a twisted tale for Shadowman and Deadside… Featuring haunting artwork by rising star Pedro Andreo!
I really enjoyed the first arc of the latest Shadowman series. It’s a shame we are losing Jon Davis-Hunt on interior art (he is still doing covers) but Pedro looks very capable of filling his artistic boots. This new arc look to pick up where we left off and will hit the ground running.
Title: We Only Find Them Then They’re Dead
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Written by Al Ewing : Art by Simone Di Meo
On the Cathedral, Oneday reveals Bristow’s plan to take control of Malik’s Flight, while Oneday secures the body. If they succeed, the Coalition will become the new seat of government.As they journey towards the Inner Worlds with the threat of war on the horizon, will Jason or Oneday seize control?
Almost cosmic in its pace, which may put off some readers, WOFTWTD continues to be an incredible, epic, sci-fi tale. Di Meo always delivers suitably cinematic art and Al Ewing is a veteran of this kind of story. If you enjoyed the recent Dune movie, this is the comic for you.
On the radar this week some other comics not on the Pull List but well worth checking out:
X Live of Wolverine #1
Written by Benjamin Percy : Art by Joshua Cassara
THE BIGGEST WOLVERINE STORY OF ALL TIME BEGINS HERE! WEEK 1—Logan. James Howlett. Weapon X. The mutant best known as WOLVERINE has lived many lives under many identities and in many places, but never before has the fate of the future been so entwined with the past! Fan-favorite eras of Wolverine’s saga are explored anew, along with never-before-seen episodes as Logan must travel to various points in time to prevent the death of a key figure in mutant history. But these LIVES are only one side of the story… Be here for the start of the time-shredding saga across all of Wolverine’s history and future yet to come!
CONTINUED IN X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE #1
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #7
Written by Tom King : Art by Bilquis Evely : Coloured by Mat Lopes
CHAPTER SEVEN: HOPE, HELP AND COMPASSION
It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for…the capture of Krem! With the fugitive in custody, Supergirl must now deal with his allies, the ungodly Brigands! To stop them once and for all, she must leave Ruthye behind with the man who killed her beloved father. Can she trust the young girl to let the villain of our story live long enough to stand trial? Or is this the tragic end of his story and ours?
Written by Al Ewing : Art by Javier Rodriguez
3RD COSMOS: THE HIEROPHANT
Doctor Strange’s ragtag Defenders face their final trial in the Third Cosmos, where the concepts of good and evil are locked in primal, eternal conflict. When the Masked Raider’s identity is finally revealed, will the truth be their salvation…or their undoing?
The Silver Coin #8
Written by Matthew Rosenberg : Art by Michael Walsh
When an executive at a 1960s stock brokerage acquires a collection of antiquities, the gap between the haves and the have-nots becomes painfully clear. The price of THE SILVER COIN keeps going up, even as the fortune of its owner plummets.
The Death of Doctor Strange: X-Men/Black Knight #1
Written by Simon Spurrier : Art by Bob Quinn
LONDON’S BURNING! THE BLACK KNIGHTS RIDE AGAIN! All manner of vile extradimensional foes are invading Earth following the collapse of Doctor Strange’s magical safeguards for the planet. Dane Whitman, the Black Knight, and his daughter Jacks, now sharing the burden of the Ebony Blade with her father, ride off to confront a terrible evil attacking London—the X-MEN?! Krakoa’s greatest heroes have been transformed—but by what?! Jacks, Dane and Faiza Hussain—wielder of the mighty sword Excalibur—must team up to save the X-Men before an even deadlier threat destroys them all!DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE TIE-IN
Silver Surfer: Rebirth #1
Written by Ron Marz : Art by Ron Lim
THEY’RE BACK! No, we don’t mean the guys on the cover… We’re talking about legendary creators Ron Marz and Ron Lim returning to tell a story set during their fan-favorite run of SILVER SURFER! Someone has stolen the Reality Gem, an object that allows the user to fulfill any wish no matter the consequences! But whoever has taken it is doing things like bringing back the dead hero Captain Mar-Vell. It’s up to Silver Surfer to team up with the least likely of allies, Thanos, to find the Gem and restore reality to its proper form!
Batman vs Bigby: A Wolf in Gotham #5
DC Black Label
Written by Bill Willingham : Art by Brian Level, Anthony Fowler Jr. and Jay Leisten : Coloured by Lee Loughridge
The world-bending collision between Gotham City and Fabletown races toward its climax as two great detectives unite to unravel the Bookworm’s master plan and stop the bombings—but while their brains might be up to the task, the final act will require all their brawn as well!
Cursed Pirate Girl: The Devil’s Cave #1
Written and Illustrated by Jeremy Bastian
In the long awaited continuation of Cursed Pirate Girl, her loyal companion Pepper Dice reveals that there’s still time to bring back her father, the Pirate Captain Douglas! If she can escape the Sea King’s Palace with The Bright Star, will she be bold enough to enter The Devil’s Cave in the hope to bring her father back? Or will the Devil Jonah and his minions stop her?
New ICE Guest Announced
This week Shane Chebsey announced the latest overseas guest scheduled to appear at ICE Birmingham 2022. Batman/ Fortnite artist Reilly Brown will be heading over to England but hopefully not via Battle Bus and parachute!
Reilly is a comic book artist and illustrator who started self publishing comics in 2002. Since then he has done work for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Archie, and Tantor Media on such titles as Deadpool, Amazing Spider-Man, Incredible Hercules and Lobo.
He is also known for being a pioneer of digital comics, working with Comixology to bring his creator-owned series, Power Play, to life on mobile devices and digital media.
He recently returned to his indie roots and along with legendary writer Fabian Nicieza recently launched a printed version of their hit web comic “Outrage” on Kickstarter with publisher Rocketship Entertainment.
The ICE team are very excited to be welcoming Reilly to the show later this year.
Dredd at 45
The Cartoon Museum unveils a special exhibition to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Judge Dredd and 2000 AD. The exhibition explores Judge Dredd, one of the world’s most recognisable comic book characters but one that has been reinterpreted by countless artists over 45 years.
Created by writer John Wagner and artist Carlos Ezquerra, Judge Dredd is the longest-running 2000 AD character, first appearing in its second issue in 1977.
Rebellion plans to mark forty-five years of groundbreaking comics over the coming weeks with special collections, signing events, and online celebrations.
About Dredd @ 45: Dredd @ 45 is an ‘In Focus’ exhibition that takes a look at the evolution of Judge Dredd since 1977, and how artistic techniques have changed alongside the character. Dredd has kept the same look throughout, giving an amazing insight into the contrasting styles and techniques of the different artists who have worked on the strip over the past 45 years. In 2022, many of the tools that artists use would have been considered sci-fi by the readers of Dredd in 1977!
From the physical, cut-and-stick techniques utilized in the 1970s, to the crisp lines of the 1980s and the acetate overlays and detailed inking of the 1990s, to the introduction of digital techniques in the 2000s, Judge Dredd has stood steadfast as the world of comic creation has changed around him. Dredd is always different, but always the same.
Dredd @ 45 is included in the museum ticket price, and tickets are available online from cartoonmuseum.org.
Joe Sullivan, Director of The Cartoon Museum says:
We are excited to showcase one of the most iconic British comic characters of all time, charting how the art of Judge Dredd has changed constantly since he first appeared in Prog 2, but how the Judge himself has always stayed the same as he has passed through the pencils of countless incredible artists.
This exhibition gives a window back in time to see how comic art has changed since Dredd first appeared – undoubtedly many digital tools used regularly by artists now could have easily featured in the pages of a 1970s copy of 2000 AD as ‘sci-fi tech’!
Working with Rebellion has been a pleasure, and we are thrilled to be part of 2000 AD’s 45th anniversary celebrations.
Jason Kingsley OBE, CEO of Rebellion, said:
It’s been thrilling to see this exhibition come together for our special anniversary year. As custodians of 2000 AD for more than two decades, we’re excited to see the Cartoon Museum focus on Judge Dredd and the artists who have made him come alive for millions of readers over the past forty-five years. Such a showcase will be great opportunity for people to see how such an iconic character has been interpreted over the years but has always remained true to its core identity and look.
Dredd @ 45 runs from 20th January until 24th April 2022 at The Cartoon Museum, which can be found at 63 Wells Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1A 3AE.
New Hiya Toys Dark Judge Figure
There’s nothing to fear but Judge Fear himself – even if he’s only four inches tall!
Rebellion and Hiya Toys are proud to unveil the latest in the new range of 1:18 PVC action figures based on the world of Judge Dredd, from the pages of the bestselling comic British comic, 2000 AD!
Judge Fear is the terror-inducing member of the Dark Judges, the alien superfiends from a dimension where all life has been declared a crime. A single look behind the gothic windows of his helmet visor reveals his victim’s worst fear, scaring them to death!
He was also involved in one of the most iconic moments in the strip’s history – grabbing Judge Dredd’s head and opening his visor, he announced ‘Gaze into the face of Fear!’, to which Dredd replied ‘Gaze into the fist of Dredd!’ and punches straight through Fear’s head.
Releasing in the second quarter of 2022, Judge Fear comes with 16 points of articulation, shoulder and joint pads, chain and badge of office, utility belt with dimension jump, and his imposing winged helmet. The figure will come shipped in an attractive protective cardboard window box.
Fear is the next in the brand new range of fully poseable 1:18 figures announced in November 2021, drawing on more than four decades of ground-breaking comic books set in the world of the classic character created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra in 1977.
Due to pressure on international shipping caused by the pandemic, the Judge Dredd and Judge Death 1:18 figures are now due to ship Q2 2022, Judge Mortis will ship in Q3 2022 (available to order from Q1 2022) and Dredd’s iconic motorbike, the Lawmaster, will be available as a set to order from Q2 2022 and hit shelves in Q4 2022.
The 1:18 line will be followed by a 1:12 (six-inch) line with Judge Dredd (available to order from Q2 2022), Judge Death (available to order from Q3 2022), Judge Fear (available to order from Q3 2022) and Judge Mortis (available to order from Q4 2022).
Jason Kinglsey OBE, CEO of Rebellion, said:
Judge Fear is one of those unique characters you only find in Judge Dredd and we’re so impressed by the way Hiya is turning these iconic characters from two dimensional images to three dimensional reality.
The 2000 AD action figures from Hiya Toys will be available to order from these retailers in the UK:
- Diamond Comic Distributors www.diamondcomics.com
- Amazon www.amazon.co.uk
- Hiya Toys website www.hiyatoys.com
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 –
GOSH! COMICS (LONDON)
Check their website for more information –
OK COMICS (LEEDS)
Follow the stores social media pages and website for updates!
PAGE 45 (NOTTINGHAM)
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TRAVELLING MAN (VARIOUS)
Check their website and social media for more information –
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