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The Geeky Brummie Pull List – Skybound X – 14th July

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The Geeky Brummie Pull List with Skybound X

I really enjoyed the first issue so I’ve made the second issue of Skybound X my Comic of the Week this week. Two mutant books make up the rest of the Pull List.  Three more new comics make it in to our On The Radar section, including the latest issues of The Silver Coin and Eve and the first issue of Beyond The Breach and you should definitely check them out.

In Meanwhile… we take a first look at Eighty Days from A.C. Esguerra and BOOM! Studios.

Now on with the comics…

 

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Title: Skybound X

Issue: 2

Publisher: Skybound/Image

Written and Illustrated by Robert Kirkman, Irma Kniivila, Tri Vuong, Joshua Williamson and Chip Zdarsky : Art by Andrei Bressan, Ryan Ottley and Ramon Perez : Cover by Cliff Rathburn

The second chapter of the wildest WALKING DEAD story ever—RICK GRIMES 2000! Plus, the debut of a major new STILLWATER character, surprising coda to the BIRTHRIGHT saga, and the first appearance of EVERYDAY HERO MACHINE BOY!

The first issue of Skybound X was a very good start to this weekly anthology. It’s not sometime the American market really goes for but I’m loving it. The new continuing Walking Dead story is pretty neat and the shifting stories that make up each issue all have something to give. This is a great celebration of 10 years of Skybound and it is setting up the future pretty well too.

 

 

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Title: Way of X

Issue: 4

Publisher: Marvel Comics

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

KILL NO MAN! (BUT SOME EXCEPTIONS MAY APPLY). Nightcrawler must act fast to avoid catastrophe as the laws of Krakoa (and physics) are tested to their limits. Also: a nice family bonding sesh with no violent repercussions. Just kidding. This is Xavier vs. Legion in a boozed-up Tiki bar, with the sanity of mutantkind at stake.

Lots of interesting things are going on in this book. With the rest of the mutants establishing new homeworlds and protecting the planet, the relationship between Nightcrawler and Legion as they explore the darker recesses of this new Krakoan utopia is just fantastic. It’s great to see David back and challenging the work of his father. It looks like things will only get more interesting for these mutants as time goes on.

 

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Title: Excalibur

Issue: 22

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Written by Tini Howard : Art by Marcus To : Cover by Mahmud A. Asrar

THE TOWER AND THE STORM! With Captain Britain and Excalibur reunited, Otherworld is their domain. An escort mission reveals deep political unrest among Saturnyne’s court. And a brutal sacrifice bears fruit.

Excalibur is still a book I enjoy – with Rogue moving on to join the main X-Men team I wonder what that will mean for the rest of the group. Betsy still has a lot do deal with since her return and I’m not sure Saturnyne is done with her just yet. I’m hoping we see more of Brian and Meggan in this book too – especially since we now know the are expecting again.


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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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The Silver Coin #4

Image Comics

Written by Jeff Lemire : Art by Michael Walsh

The cycle of horror travels far into the future for the fourth issue of THE SILVER COIN by all-stars MICHAEL WALSH, CHIP ZDARSKY, KELLY THOMPSON, ED BRISSON, and JEFF LEMIRE. The year is 2467, and the old world has been buried beneath the junk of a new civilization. From the trash, a scavenger discovers ancient treasure—a coin. The price it carries, however, is unimaginable.

 

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Eve #3

BOOM! Studios

Written by Victor LaVelle : Art by Jo Migyeong

Who can you trust when you’ve always been alone?

Eve finally reaches dry land, but soon discovers she has company.

When she encounters a mysterious group of children, she will have to grapple with the fact that not everything Wexler has told her was true. And if that’s the case, what else about her reality is a lie?

 

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Beyond the Breach #1

Aftershock Comics

Written by Ed Brisson : Art by Damian Couceiro : Coloured by Patricio Delpeche : Lettered by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

Life sucks for Vanessa. Her mother just died and her boyfriend is cheating on her (with her own sister!). To clear her mind, Vanessa is taking the California road-trip that she’s been dreaming about for years.Her postcard-perfect drive through old growth forests quickly turns when THE BREACH hits. A bizarre anomaly in the sky plunges California into a nightmare-world populated with strange, extra-dimensional creatures. Now Vanessa, along with Dougie, an orphaned child, and Kai, a strange, fuzzball of a beast, must fight to survive if they ever hope to make it back home. If there’s even a home to return to.

Written by Ed Brisson (Uncanny X-Men, Ghost Rider, Old Man Logan) and illustrated by Damian Couceiro (Old Man Logan, Iron Fist, X-Force), BEYOND THE BREACH is a fantastical sci-fi road trip adventure about perseverance and finding family in unexpected places.


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Eighty Days First Look

BOOM! Studios has revealed a new look at Eighty Days, a brand new original debut graphic novel from acclaimed independent comics creator and winner of the 2016 PRISM Comics Queer Press Grant, A.C. Esguerra, about fighting the impossible odds to find love under the shadow of war, available for sale on September 1, 2021 at local comic book shops and on September 7, 2021 at bookstores.

Jay wants nothing more than to fly. Or so he thinks, until he crosses paths with a mysterious thief named Fix whose tricks and charms draw him into the struggle against the looming aviation guild to which Jay owes his very being. As Jay becomes further entangled in the turbulence of Fix’s cause, each man must learn to navigate shifting allegiances, the fight for freedom, and the greatest adventure of all — love.

 

 

Eighty Days will be available for sale September 1, 2021 at all good local comic book shops.

 

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!

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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