The Geeky Brummie Pull List – Shadowman – 23rd June



The Geeky Brummie Pull List with Shadowman

A good week for comics as we have four books on the Pull List. Four more new comics make it in to our On The Radar section, including the final issue of Stray Dogs and the first issue of Vinyl and you should definitely check them out.

In Meanwhile… we take a look at the new HELP: The Hero Initiative Anthology Kickstarter.

Now on with the comics…




Title: Shadowman

Issue: 3

Publisher: Valiant Comics

Written by Cullen Bunn : Art by Jon Davis-Hunt

Masters of terror Cullen Bunn and Jon Davis-Hunt continue terrifying tour by bringing the supernatural defender to Barcelona.

What is your darkest secret worth? Shadowman must face demons from his past and demons of the present as he encounters the sinister Undertaker. Will Jack be dragged into a Hell of his making?

Three issues in and I’m already loving this book. The team of Bunn and Davis-Hunt are knocking it out of the park and if you’ve not sampled anything from Valiant before then this is the book to convert you.




Title: The Dreaming: Waking Hours

Issue: 11

Publisher: DC Black Label

Written by G. Willow Wilson : Art by M.K. Perker and Nick Robles : Coloured by Mat Lopes : Cover by Marguerite Sauvage

The time has come for a revolution in the realm of Faerie-but do Heather After and Jophiel have the power to make it happen by themselves if Ruin, lost in his own regrets, has fled back into the safety of the Dreaming? The Unseelie Court and their deadly allies certainly don’t think so…

This book is just delightful. The title has emerged from the shadow cast by Gaiman to become its own unique thing. I can’t recommend this book enough.



Title: Way of X

Issue: 3

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Written by Simon Spurrier : Art by Bob Quinn : Cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli


It’s the Hellfire Gala hangover. Nightcrawler tries to root out the evil working to destroy Krakoa by investigating all its laws, starting with… **SEXY SAXOPHONE SOLO**

It’s kinda cool how well the British writers are doing at Marvel. Alongside Al Ewing, Si Spurrier is putting out one of the best X-books right now. After the events of the Hellfire Gala and Planet Size X-Men it’ll be interesting to see who things work out for Kurt.



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

Issue: 6

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Written by Al Ewing : Art by Valerio Schiti


On Earth, the HELLFIRE GALA is in full swing. But on S.W.O.R.D. Station One, a very different guest list comes together…as Abigail Brand finally unveils her plans for Mysterium – and the future of human and mutantkind.

I love what Al and Valerio have been doing with our space based mutants. With all the big changes elsewhere across the X-books I hope that Marvel intend to keep this title going for a good while yet.




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


X-Men Legends #4

Marvel Comics

Written by Louise Simonson : Art by Walt Simonson

WITH A VENGEANCE! Things go from bad to worse for X-FACTOR when they must save the baby NATHAN CHRISTOPHER SUMMERS from the clutches of a deadly robot attacker. But who is really at the helm, and what will this mean for the FUTURE of the team and the SUMMERS clan? Return to this classic era with legends Louise Simonson and Walter Simonson in this ALL-NEW tale set before the original X-FACTOR #43!




Heroes Return #1

Marvel Comics

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

An epic, oversize slugfest between the Squadron Supreme and an otherworldly group of Avengers for the final fate of the whacked-out world of HEROES REBORN.




Stray Dogs #5

Image Comics

Written by Tony Fleecs : Art by Trish Forstner

Time’s up. No more sniffing around, no more barking, no more hiding. The dogs have to get out of this house. Now. But standing between them and freedom is their best friend…and their worst nightmare.They say there’s no such thing as a bad dog, just bad owners.Final issue.“The most wickedly cool new comic I’ve seen in a long while. Dark and inventive and utterly delightful.”



Vinyl #1

Image Comics

Written by Doug Wagner : Art by Daniel Hillyard and Dave Stewart

From the Publisher:

PLASTIC creators DOUG WAGNER and DANIEL HILLYARD return with Eisner Award winner DAVE STEWART for an unsettling tale of psychopaths, sweet love, and a serial killer named Walter. When Walter’s best friend, the FBI agent charged with his capture, is kidnapped by a death cult of all-female sunflower farmers, Walter finds himself deep within an underground labyrinth filled with secrets and monsters…but are their monsters more horrific than his?


HELP: The Hero Initiative Kickstarter


I love a good anthology and this recently launches Kickstarter looks amazing. Partnering with The Hero Initiative this collection aims raise funds to support he first federally recognized not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping comic book creators, writers and artists in need.

HELP: The Hero Initiative Anthology

This collection captures how comic creators felt, and continue to feel, about giving and receiving help within their community via heartfelt stories that were created during a time of crisis.

Contributors include Kieron Gillen(The Wicked + The Divine, Once & Future), Dennis Calero (X-Factor, Legion of Superheroes), Tim Seeley (Grayson, Hack/Slash), Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim, Vagrant Queen), Sina Grace (Ghosted in L.A., Iceman), Tony Fleecs (Stray Dogs), and many more.

The Details and Contents of the Anthology!

This project was conceived by Omar Spahi (Xenoglyphs, Getting It Together), edited by Hannah Means-Shannon (former Managing Editor at Heavy Metal Magazine and former Associate Editor at Dark Horse), and designed by Dezi Sienty (Production Coordinator at Heavy Metal).

We’ve enlisted over 100 creators! 120 to be precise.

With a Cover by Charlie Adlard, the anthology features the following Contributing Creators:

Serg Acuna, Ted Anderson, David Baillie, Nick Barber, Corinna Bechko, Steve Becker, John Bivens, David M. Booher, Conor Boyle, Lizzie Boyle, Nick Brokenshire, Mark Bouchard, Scott O. Brown, Erik Burnham, Caio Cacau, Dennis Calero, Jim Campbell, Mario Candelaria, Richard Case, Peejay Catacutan,Michael W. Conrad, Gab Contreras, Joe Cooper, Joe Corallo, Alex Cormack, Jorge Corona, Marcelo Costa, CRANK!, Frank Cvetkovic, Nenad Cviticanin, Tony Donley,Siike Donnelly, Rich Douek, Dave Dwonch, Matt Emmons, Taylor Esposito, Scott Ewen, Eduardo Ferigato, Nick Filardi, Bob Fingerman, Tony Fleecs, Michael Jan Friedman, Antonio Fuso, Alfie Gallagher, Dillon Gemmill, Kieron Gillen, Sina Grace, Frank Gogol, Simon Gough, Mathew Groom, Gabriel Hardman, DC Hopkins,Matt Horak, Mike Isenberg, Van Jensen, Rich Johnston, Justin Jordan, Zack Kaplan, Joseph Keatinge. Gideon Kendall, Dearbhla Kelley, Lovern Kindzierski,D.J. Kirkbride, Adam P. Knave, Sean Konot, Piotr Kowalski, Ilias Kyriazis, Jonathan Lang, Christine Larsen, Janet Lee, John Lees, Fabian Lelay, Shawn Lee, Cath Lobo, Marissa Louise, Andrew MacLean, Andy MacDonald, James Maddox, Ariana Maher, Ryan Maniulit, Shaun Manning, Shanna Matuszak, Hannah Means-Shannon, Oliver Mertz, Joe Mulvey, Andrea Mutti, Micah Myers, Mike Norton,Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, Eric Palicki, Chas! Pangburn, David Pepose, Cris Peter,Troy Peteri, Fred Pham Chuong, Curt Pires, Sebastian Piriz, Ahmed Raafat,Cardinal Rae, Livio Ramondelli, Frank Reynoso, Sean Rinehart, Rafer Roberts,Fabrice Sapolsky, Erika Schnatz, Tim Seeley, Dezi Sienty, Brad Simpson, Arune Singh, Omar Spahi, Mark Stafford, Dave Stoll, Dane Styler, Dave Swartz, Keana Taire, Bryan Talbot, Fred Van Lente, Magdalene Visaggio and Kelly Williams

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the stellar stories to be found in this anthology:


You can support this Kickstarter here – HELP: The Hero Initiative Anthology

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.


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