The Geeky Brummie Pull List – The Dreaming: Waking Hours – 12.05.21


The Geeky Brummie Pull List with The Dreaming: Waking Hours

It’s getting to be a bit of a broken record but as schedules keep shifting I’ve only the only regular title on the Pull List this week. Five  other new comics make it in to our On The Radar section though and you should definitely check them out.

In Meanwhile…we lost another comic great last week and so we pay tribute to the mighty Dave Evans otherwise known as Bolt-01.

Now on with the comics…



Title: The Dreaming: Waking Hours

Issue: 10

Publisher: DC Black Label

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

From the Publisher:

The new ruler of the Kingdom of Faerie stands revealed-and it’s…Nuala? She may be one of the most beloved characters in the Sandman mythos, but she sure does seem, uh…how shall we say this…different? And amid this chaos, what secret from Heather After’s past will re-emerge when she needs it most?

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.




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


X-Corp #1

Marvel Comics

Written by Tini Howard : Art by Alberto Foche : Cover by David Aja

KRAKOA IS FOR CLOSERS! The deals have been made. Mutantkind is safe on Krakoa. As the Reign of X continues, what are the wants of the mutants who have everything? Leading the charge is X-CORPORATION, headed by CXOs Monet St. Croix and Warren Worthington, a duo as cutthroat and ruthless in the boardroom as they are on a battlefield. But X-Corp needs more than just its figureheads. As Monet sets out to staff their team with some of the brightest and most deviant minds in mutantkind, Warren finds himself in a tense meeting with one of Krakoa’s first allies who wants to know the truth: on Angel’s wings, will X-Corp crash or soar?



Heroes Reborn #2

Marvel Comics

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

Make way for the adventures of Marvel’s Mightiest Megastar, the all-powerful Hyperion! When America’s solar-powered, super-sentinel of liberty looks to return his archenemy Victor Von Doom to the other-dimensional prison of the Negative Zone, mighty Hyperion must deal with a breakout of his most powerful enemies, such as Ultron, General Annihilus and the Immortal Hulk. Plus: A special backup tale starring Blade, Earth’s last living vampire.



The Silver Coin #2

Image Comics

Written by Kelly Thompson : Art by Michael Walsh

Part two in the saga of THE SILVER COIN from all-star creators MICHAEL WALSH, CHIP ZDARSKY, KELLY THOMPSON, ED BRISSON, and JEFF LEMIRE! In 1993, classic mean girls bully a misfit teen at an idyllic summer camp. When the teen reclaims her power after a violent encounter with The Silver Coin, what follows is the stuff of horror movie legend.



Karmen #3

Image Comics

Written and Illustrated by Guillem March

After the prior unsettling discovery, Cata continues her journey over the city. She will have an unexpected encounter that will bring more clues about her current condition.

GUILLEM MARCH continues to amaze with spectacular storytelling in the third chapter of his moving creation.



Grendel: Devil’s Odyssey #6

Dark Horse Comics

Written and Illustrated by Matt Wagner : Coloured by Brennan Wagner

Decades of searching have finally led Grendel Prime and Sigma-Seven to the planet Bojan Feq, which has an environment similar to Earth’s, and where civilization exists at medieval-level technology and is shared between three different intelligent species. But the entire culture operates under a feudal system and centers around a ritualistic form of combat known as “the Ordeal,” which Grendel Prime must navigate through.


Farewell Bolt-01

After the loss of John Paul Leon, we have lost someone else in comics, and this time it is much closer to home. Dave Evans, often better known as letterer Bolt-01, passed away on 5th May 2021.

Dave was a legend in world of British comics, not only as a letterer but as the man behind FutureQuake Press, publisher of the 2000 AD – related fanzines Dogbreath and Zarjaz.

bolt-01 small press day 2016

Thanks to Geeky Brummie, I’d met Dave a few times at various events in Birmingham including Small Press Day, at what was then Nostalgia and Comics. Dave was a very delightful man, who always had time to talk about comics and encouraged people to get involved in comics. It was wonderful to see the outpouring of love and respect on social media for someone who obviously meant a lot to many.




Our condolences go out to Dave’s family, friends and all those who knew him.

There is a JustGiving page to help pay for his funeral, and to help his family give him the send off he deserves. You can donate here.


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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http://www.okcomics.co.uk/ and https://twitter.com/OKComics


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http://www.page45.com/ and https://twitter.com/PageFortyFive


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https://travellingman.com/ and https://twitter.com/TravellingManUK


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