The Geeky Brummie Pull List with Skybound X
Skybound X is my Comic of the Week again this week in what is a relatively quiet week. Yet another mutant book makes up the rest of the Pull List. Six more new comics make it in to our On The Radar section, including the latest issues of X-Men Legends and Compass and the first issues of Moon Knight and M.O.M: Mother of Madness and you should definitely check them out.
In Meanwhile… we take a look at Batman 89 from DC Comics and Meanwhile… in Coventry 2021.
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Title: Skybound X
Written by Daniel Warren Johnson, Robert Kirkman and Kyle Starks : Art by Erica Henderson, Daniel Warren Johnson, Ryan Ottley and Cory Walker : Cover by Arthur Adams
The third chapter of RICK GRIMES 2000! Plus, a rip-roaring MURDER FALCON throwdown, a spotlight on ASSASSIN NATION fan-favorite, F*ck Tarkington, and the latest installment of the greatest genius canine adventurer, SCIENCE DOG!
I believe anthology comics are just something we understand more here in the UK. I’ve been enjoying this journey through the Skybound universe with Rick Grimes 2000 acting as the anchor. Some of the characters featured so are are ones I’ve not really read before and I’m likely to check out their further adventures, which is what this book wants you to do. I’ve seen Murder Falcon before and Daniel Warren Johnson is an amazing creator (you definitely should be checking out his work on the Beta Ray Bill mini series at Marvel) and Science Dog looks a lot of fun. This five issue weekly series is doing everything I want to see for this kind of book and hope when it’s over we won’t have to wait 10 years to see it again. Oh, and just look at that Art Adams cover.
Title: New Mutants
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Written by Vita Ayala : Art by Alex Lins : Cover by Martin Simmonds
WEEKEND AT XAVIER’S! In the heart of the Wild Hunt, schemers are dreaming…deceptions are coming to light…and the dead are walking. Just another day on Krakoa for the NEW MUTANTS.
The rest of the mutants may be terraforming Mars but it’s the very intimate and personal stories going on in this book that make it one of the best of the current crop of mutant comics. The recent Legion TV show on FX gave the Shadow King some much needed nuance and his appearance here is one that makes us wonder how far he will go to corrupt the young mutants of Krakoa. This is a book about family and it makes for some fascinating reading.
On the radar this week some other comics not on the Pull List but well worth checking out:
Moon Knight #1
Written by Jed MacKay : Art by Alessandro Cappuccio : Cover by Steve McNiven
I AM MOON KNIGHT! The mysterious Mr. Knight has opened his Midnight Mission, his people petitioning for protection from the weird and horrible. The Moon Knight stalks the rooftops and alleys marked with his crescent moon tag, bringing violence to any who would harm his people. Marc Spector, in whichever guise he dons, is back on the streets, a renegade priest of an unworthy god. But while Khonshu languishes in a prison that Moon Knight put him in, Moon Knight must still observe his duty: protecting those who travel at night. Let it be known – Moon Knight will keep the faith.
X-Men Legends #5
Written by Peter David : Art by Todd Nauck
PETER DAVID RETURNS TO PLACE A MISSING PIECE OF THE X-FACTOR PUZZLE! Mutants have taken hostages, and X-Factor is taking the blame! But before judgment is rendered for POLARIS, HAVOK, WOLFSBANE, STRONG GUY, QUICKSILVER and MADROX the MULTIPLE MAN, VAL COOPER and X-Factor will take the stand! But who’s telling the truth, and what really went down at the LATVERIAN EMBASSY? It all makes sense…from a certain point of view.Return to the fan-favorite era of Peter David’s X-FACTOR run with an all-new adventure set between X-FACTOR #75 and #76!
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #2
Written by Tom King : Art by Bilquis Evely: Coloured by Mat Lopes
After the shocking conclusion of last issue, Supergirl and her new friend Ruthye find themselves stranded with no way to pursue Krem, the murderous kingsagent. Each moment this fugitive roams free, the more beings become dangerously close to dying by his hand. There is no time to lose, so our heroes must now travel across the universe the old-fashioned way…by cosmic bus!
Little do they know, their journey will be a dark one filled with terrors that not even the Maid of Might is prepared to face! Can Kara Zor-El lie low long enough to ensure their safe passage?
M.O.M: Mother of Madness #1
Written by Marguerite Bennett, Emilia Clarke and Isobel Richardson : Art by Leila Leiz : Cover by Jo Ratcliffe
Game of Thrones superstar EMILIA CLARKE debuts an EXTRA-LENGTH, THREE-ISSUE MINISERIES! The mayhem begins with Maya, under-the-weather scientist by day, over-the-top superhero by night, and badass single mom 24/7. Deadpool action and Fleabag comedy collide when Maya activates her freakish superpowers to take on a secret sect of human traffickers. Mature readers only! Comedy and chaos await in the first of three 40-page issues by the glamorous artist of Horde, LEILA LEIZ!
Written by Robert Mackenzie and Dave Walker : Art by Justin Greenwood : Cover by Justin Greenwood
GREG RUCKA proudly presents a new direction in adventure with…COMPASS!Chased across continents, marked for death by Mongol assassins, and betrayed by her sister-in-arms—the odds are stacked against Shahidah…and the adventure’s just begun! As Shahi closes in on the fabled Cauldron of Eternal Life, the emaciated and bloodthirsty Margul Khan rallies his forces in her pursuit. More than just an old man’s health is at stake…if the Khan gets his clutches on the prize of immortality, he’ll crush the Earth in his tyrannical grip!
The acclaimed OLD GUARD: TALES THROUGH TIME team of writers ROBERT MACKENZIE and DAVE WALKER (LAZARUS SOURCEBOOK) and artist JUSTIN GREENWOOD (Stumptown, THE FUSE) unfold the thrilling, dizzying tale of Shahidah El-Amin’s latest globe-trotting adventure!
Godzilla: Monsters and Protectors #4
Written by Erik Burnham : Art by Dan Schoening
Rise Up, Part 4! The Shobijin twins, with a little help, continue their mission to seek out proof that mankind is worth saving! But they have to work fast as Godzilla and Biollante gear up for another showdown—can Cedric, Anderson, and Emily help convince these kaiju that the world shouldn’t be destroyed?!
The Real Dark Knight Returns
Step back into the Gotham of Tim Burton’s seminal classic Batman movies on August 10! Batman ’89 by screenwriter Sam Hamm and artist Joe Quinones will pull on a number of threads left dangling by the prolific director in an incredible new six-issue comic book miniseries!
Gotham City is being torn in two as citizens dressed as Batman and The Joker duke it out in the streets! As D.A. Harvey Dent tries to keep the city together, he targets the one problem tearing it apart: BATMAN! And he’ll get Bruce Wayne’s help in taking down the Dark Knight!
DC has released a first look at the series which you can see below.
Batman ’89 #1 by Sam Hamm, Joe Quinones, Leonardo Ito, and Clayton Cowles arrives on August 10 with a cover by Quinones, plus variant covers by Jerry Ordway and Quinones.
Meanwhile… in Coventry
Meanwhile… in Coventry is a hands-on creative weekend with plenty of free activities, inspired by the amazingly broad world of comics and illustrated storytelling taking place on 18th and 19th September 2021.
Over sixty events and activities, including a Drink & Draw, “Battle Boards” a graffiti tournament, a film festival, plus a series of workshops and lectures bringing together the artists and writers behind some of the world’s best-loved characters.
With over 50 internationally renowned artists and writers on the guest-list, Meanwhile… in Coventry will see the coming together of many of the most famous (and infamous) creators in the world of narrative illustration. The people behind some of the best-loved characters in contemporary western culture.
You can find out more and book your tickets via the official website – Meanwhile… In Coventry 2021
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)
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OK COMICS (LEEDS)
Follow the stores social media pages and website for updates!
PAGE 45 (NOTTINGHAM)
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TRAVELLING MAN (VARIOUS)
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