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The Geeky Brummie Pull List – Twig – 6th July

The Geeky Brummie Pull List with Twig

We have six wonderful comics on the Pull List this week. Twig from Image Comics is our Comic Of The Week, with the latest issues of Batman ’89, Legion of X, Once and Future, The Amazing Spider-Man and The X-Cellent making up the rest of the list. In our On The Radar selection, we have comics from Titan, Dark Horse and Image Comics. And in MEANWHILE… we take a look at the upcoming Amazon Prime adaptation of Paper Girls.

If you want to send any comics or comic related events we should feature, feel free to reach out to me at keith@geekybrummie.com.

Now on with the comics…

Twig #3

Twig
Issue 3
Image Comics

Writer – Skottie Young
Artist – Kyle Strahm
Colourist – Jean-Francois Beaulieu
Letterer – Nate Piekos

Buy on Comixology – Twig #3 (Link)

As they continue their quest for the gems that will hopefully save their world, Twig and Splat run afoul of the Trappers, a deadly group of hunters with nothing good on their minds. And the Trappers are not the only menace waiting for them along their way! Part three of the new limited series from Eisner Award-winning writer SKOTTIE YOUNG (I HATE FAIRYLAND, MIDDLEWEST) and artist KYLE STRAHM (SPREAD, UNEARTH) brings the peril and keeps the adventure moving for our hapless heroes.

Twig is such a beautiful and delightful book. Young is pulling together a great story but it is really the art, by Strahm, that has me coming back to this book. Part Brian Froud, part Disney, every page of this book just comes alive with incredible visuals. This is another great example of just what comics can do.

Batman ’89 #6

Batman ’89
Issue 6
DC Comics

Writer – Sam Hamm
Artist, Cover Artist – Joe Quinones
Colourist – Leonardo Ito
Letterer – Clayton Cowles

Buy on Comixology – Batman ’89 #6 (Link)

It’s a battle between former friends for the heart of Gotham as Batman faces down Harvey Dent. Can Bruce save his friend before he goes too far, and what does this mean for the future of Gotham City?

This is it, the end of the line. I’ve really enjoyed this look at what a third Burton Batman movie might have been like. Even 30 years later, this version of Gotham and the characters within, still hold up. This has been a refreshing change of pace from the regular Batman line, and I hope DC continue to experiment with their titles.

Legion of X #3

Legion of X
Issue 3
Marvel Comics

Writer – Simon Spurrier
Artist – Jan Bazaldua

Buy on Comixology – Legion of X #3 (Link)

O BE MAD IS TO BE DIVINE! An Arakkii fugitive god is lurking somewhere in the shadows of Krakoa, and Weaponless Zsen must track them down or face destruction at the hands of the terrifying Ora Serrata. After hitting a number of dead ends, Zsen and Nightcrawler turn to the astral plane for answers. Meanwhile, Pixie lures the Skinjacker out of hiding with the help of Juggernaut and…Dr. Strange?!

I’m really digging the X-Men line of books right now. They have some incredibly talented people working on those books and Legion of X, with Spurrier and co is one of the best. Kurt Wagner, Nightcrawler, is the prefect lead for this X-Cops tale. Lots going on within these pages, with some great characterisation and lovely visuals. Also, I love this cover.

Once and Future #27

Once and Future
Issue 27
BOOM! Studios

Writer – Kieron Gillen
Artist – Dan Mora
Colourist – Tamra Bonvillain

Buy on Comixology – Once and Future #27 (Link)

What happens when the fabled sword appears, but no one is able to pull it out? Is this peace finally the result of so many hard-fought battles?

Perhaps, but an unexpected claim to the throne is lurking, closer than Bridgette and Duncan can imagine.

This is a tremendously solid book. Gillen and co, keeping upping the stakes, whilst delving further into British folklore. It’s really interesting to see, with all of the craziness going on in the world right how now, how mythology and legends can affect a nations psychology.

The Amazing Spider-Man #5

The Amazing Spider-Man
Issue 5
Marvel Comics

Writer – Zeb Wells
Penciller – John Romita Jr.
Inker – Scott Hanna
Colourist – Marcio Menyz
Letterer – Joe Caramagna

Buy on Comixology – The Amazing Spider-Man #5 (Link)

The end of the first arc of this historic new volume is here, and you won’t believe what we’re putting the Web-Slinger through! Spider-Man and Tombstone have their most brutal battle ever, but I fear the worst damage to Peter isn’t going to be physical. Also, did you notice that this was ASM LGY #899?! That means next issue is… 

LEGACY #899

So this first story arc wraps up before the anniversary 900th issue. Wells and co are really putting Spidey through the wringer. It’s been a while since I’ve read a regular web-slinger book, but I’m enjoying what this creative team have been going and I’m happy to hang around and see where it goes next.

The X-Cellent #5

The X-Cellent
Issue 5
Marvel Comics

Writer – Peter Milligan
Artist – Michael Allred
Colourist – Laura Allred
Letterer – Nate Piekos

Buy on Comixology – The X-Cellent #5 (Link)

NEW WORLD, NEW BLOOD, PART 5

ZEITGEIST’S PLAN REVEALED! The X-Cellent are well on their way to superstardom! And with the help of their newest teleporter Toddle Pip, nothing can slow them down! But Zeitgeist has bigger plans than just conquering the social ladder. Will his team catapult him to these new heights, or make him crash and burn in the process?

Following on quickly from last weeks issue, we reach the end of this run. Not sure why Marvel have dropped this issue so soon after the last, perhaps it’s to clear the board before Judgement Day. Whatever the reason, I hope we see more of this team in the future, as we need books like this, that aren’t afraid to have some fun.


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

Saga #60

Saga #60

Image Comics

Writer – Brian K. Vaughan
Artist – Fiona Staples

Buy on Comixology – Saga #60 (Link)

Will the landmark sixtieth issue of SAGA end with triumph or tragedy for Hazel and her family? This may be a “season finale” of SAGA, but the most emotional series in comics is only getting started!

The Closet #2

The Closet #2

Image Comics

Writer – James Tynion IV
Artist – Gavin Fullerton
Colourist – Chris O’Halloran
Letterer – Tom Napolitano

Buy on Comixology – The Closet #2 (Link)

As Thom continues the cross-country move with his son Jamie, they stop at a friend’s place for the night on their journey west. Young Jamie, in bed early, quickly realizes he is not alone, and the creature from his nightmares continues to chase him.

Starhenge, Book One: The Dragon and The Boar #1

Starhenge, Book One: The Dragon and The Boar #1

Image Comics

Writer and Artist – Liam Sharp

Buy on Comixology – Starhenge, Book One: The Dragon and The Boar #1 (Link)

A future Merlin travels to 5th-century Britain to prevent monstrous time-traveling killer robots from robbing the universe of magic, and Amber Weaver’s lively present-day narrative reveals how she becomes drawn into a war across time!

Doctor Who: Origins #2

Doctor Who: Origins #2

Titan Comics

Writer – Jody Houser
Artist – Roberta Ingranata
Colourist – Warnia K Sahadewa

Buy on Comixology – Doctor Who: Origins #2 (Link)

A BRAND NEW, NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN ADVENTURE FEATURING THE FUGITIVE DOCTOR IN HER COMICS DEBUT!

WORKING FOR THE MYSTERIOUS DIVISION ON A DANGEROUS ASSIGNMENT, THE DOCTOR UNCOVERS SOMETHING INSIDIOUS AFOOT. DISCOVER WHY THIS REGENERATION BECAME KNOWN AS THE FUGITIVE!

Stranger Things Summer Special #1

Stranger Things Summer Special #1

Dark Horse Comics

Writer – Keith Champagne
Artist – Caio Filipe
Colourist – Dan Jackson
Letterer – Nate Piekos

Buy on Comixology – Stranger Things Summer Special #1 (Link)

Officers Powell and Callahan patrol the “mean” streets of Hawkins Indiana with the enthusiasm of two hefty dachsunds pretending to be bloodhounds. Typically, they don’t have to chase down more than the occasional petty theft and teenagers smoking reefer but lately the town has been getting weirder, and while they might not get to the bottom of it, they just might be lucky enough to survive it.


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Paper Girls Live

Now that Stranger Things 4 has come to an end, you might be looking for your next dose of 80s nostalgia. Step forward Paper Girls. Based on the comic book by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang about four newspaper delivery girls who get sucked into a long-running war between various time-traveling groups, the TV version is due to hit Amazon Prime at the end of July.

It’s the day after Halloween in 1988 when four young friends accidentally stumble into an intense time war and find themselves inexplicably transported to the year 2019. When they come face-to-face with their adult selves, each girl discovers her own strengths as together they try to find a way back to the past while saving the world of the future.

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The series stars Sofia Rosinsky, Camryn Jones, Riley Lai Nelet, and Fina Strazza as the four main paper girls, with Ali Wong appearing as the older version of Erin Tieng. I loved the comic and this teaser trailer looks pretty rad. So check it out when it airs on Amazon Prime on 29th July 2022.


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. Therefore, 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 –

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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