The Geeky Brummie Pull List with Weird Work
Time for the latest Pull List, with a spooky 13 comics. Our Comic of the Week title is Weird Work from Image Comics. The other 5 comics on the List are published by BOOM! Studios, DC Comics Black Label Imprint and Marvel Comics. Our On The Radar selection includes 7 comics from Image Comics, Sumerian Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Dogu Publishing and Marvel Comics. And in MEANWHILE… get ready to SMASH!.
Now on with the comics…
Script – Jordan Thomas
Art – Shaky Kane
This is it. The conclusion to the greatest mystery to ever hit Stellar City. It’s the showdown to end all showdowns as every killer, criminal, and gun-for-hire converge on our battered and bruised heroes. The only thing to be certain of is that bullets are going to fly and all good intentions get you in Stellar City is a target on your back.
This is the end of the series, and it’s been a bonkers ride. What I’ve loved about the series is it reminds me of all those early indie comics that lived on the edge of the mainstream, but here it is now, a part of the mainstream. I’ve always loved Shaky Kane’s art style, and it still looks great here. I’m sure this isn’t the last time we’ll be visiting Stellar City.
Damn Them All
Script – Simon Spurrier
Art – Charlie Adlard
Colours – Sofie Dodgson
For the first time since his explosive disappearance, Ellie confronts her ex Cillian, but she receives a proposal that she never expected!
Meanwhile, Dora continues her search for memories lost during the heist on Theo’s base, but the answers she’s looking for hide in an unlikely place…
Still one of my favourite books. I hate to compare this to Hellblazer, but after Spurrier’s brilliant run on that title, this is him telling those stories he didn’t get to there. That said Ellie is definitely her own character and the world of magic just bursts off the page. If you are looking for a foul mouthed, moody magic user, then this is the book for you.
DC Black Label
Script – Tom King
Art – Jorge Fornés
Colours – Dave Stewart
Letters – Clayton Cowles
All the pieces come together as the Commodore finds his new knight, the Creeper, just in time for the Outsiders to storm his castle. Will he survive their wrath? Meanwhile, Lady Cop comes steps closer to solving the mystery of the golden Helmet of Fate as the Dingbats set their plans in motion to resurrect one of their own. And they’re willing to bring down the entire world in the process!
Another book I’m really enjoying. Tom King really knows how to weave a story and Fornés art matches the ambition of the tale. This series can stand tall amongst the other books King has written to great acclaim over the years.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Script – Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly
Art – Kev Walker
Colours – Matt Hollingsworth
Letters – Cory Petit
R.I.P. GUARDIANS! The Guardians of the Galaxy are dead. The Manifold Territories are no more. In their place is Grootspace! With the cosmos’ heroes defeated, it’s up to Emperor Hulkling and Wiccan to hold the Grootfall back from the rest of the universe. Is this the beginning of a NEW Guardians of the Galaxy?
Great to see Kev Walker back this issue, Alex Lins did a great job, but I’m a big fan of Kev’s work. I’m also a fan of Lanzing and Kelly and they are trying something a little different with the Guardians. It might not be to everyones liking but I’m having a good time and that’s all I want from my comics.
Script – Al Ewing
Art – Yıldıray Çınar
Colours – Federico Blee
Letters – Ariana Maher
CONDITION RED! The Four Horsemen ride across the land. Daemon armies sweep through the skies. The Spire Vile is open. As Genesis launches her endgame, Storm and the Brotherhood fight for their lives across the Red Planet…and somewhere, the last Okkara Seed blooms. The Revelation is here. Plus: You’re not going to want to miss out on an all-new bonus story celebrating Latin/Latinx heroes and creators!
Always a great read, X-Men: Red is one of the better mutant books. It’ll be interesting to see how all this plays out as Fall of X continues. In this issue we get a bonus story featuring Sunspot and Shark-Girl which looks to be a blast.
The Amazing Spider-Man
Script – Zeb Wells
Art – Patrick Gleason
Colours – Marcio Menyz
Letters – Joe Caramagna
This sets up the next 24 issues of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. Do. Not. Miss. This.
It’s funny that the discussion section for Amazing on League of Comic Geeks is full of comics slating this book, and yet it’s the most pulled book of the week (with 3000 more pulls than the book in second position). This is the last issue with Gleason on art before Ed McGuinness returns for the next arc.
On the Radar, these are comics I’ve not got on my physical Pull List, but are books I’ll pick up digitally or in trades:
Script and Art – Jeff Lemire
Franny Fox continues to assist the strange fugitive after his wild metamorphosis while elsewhere in Belle River, the residents of the town continue to search for the perpetrator that shot young Paul DuPuis.
An extra-special extra-length issue from JEFF LEMIRE (GIDEON FALLS, Sweet Tooth) comes a new tale of small-town surrealist horror.
The Cull #3
Script – Kelly Thompson
Art – Mattia De Iulis
Letters – Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Well, it wasn’t sentient mushrooms. Was it better or worse than that? You decide. Also? RUN.
Something Epic #6
Script and Art – Szymon Kudranski
With imaginary dimensions at risk, creativity’s bravest heroes rally against the threat! Twenty-nine pages of story and art for the regular price of just $3.99!
Capwolf and the Howling Commandos #1
Script – Stephanie Phillips
Art – Carlos Magno
Colours – Espen Grundetjern
When Captain America is transformed into a werewolf on the front lines of World War II, he’ll need the help of the Howling Commandos to take down a band of Nazi cultists who intend to use supernatural forces to turn the tide of battle. But can Cap control the skeptical, jaded Commandos when he can barely control himself?
Moon Knight vs. Werewolf by Night: Marvel Tales #1
Script – Doug Moench, Roger Stern and Terry Kavanagh
Art – Bill Sienkiewicz, Christopher Ivy and James Fry
Colours – Christie Scheele
Letters – Joe Rosen
A classic rivalry is renewed as we celebrate the legacy of the House of Ideas with MARVEL TALES! Marc Spector, Moon Knight, made his debut as a silver-clad mercenary hunting Jack Russell, the Werewolf by Night! And in MOON KNIGHT (1980) #29-30, the acclaimed creative team of Doug Moench and Bill Sienkiewicz presented their first rematch! But can Moon Knight help an out-of-control Werewolf under the dark influence of some terrible enemies? Plus: Jack sets Marc on a collision course with the vigilante known as the Shroud in SOLO AVENGERS #3 by Roger Stern and Bob Hall! And in MARC SPECTOR: MOON KNIGHT #52-53 by Terry Kavanagh and James Fry, the charismatic X-Man Gambit finds himself in the deadliest place of all: caught between Moon Knight and the Werewolf!
Children of the Comet #3
Script – Damian Connelly
Art – Gabriel Kikot
A new series set in the world of You Promised Me Darkness and Follow Me Into the Darkness! Countdown! Who is Duncan? What do Eiji and the Comet Society want? A betrayal, combat uniforms, and many, many clones of Sage. The battle begins! Plus: Ophelia, Igny, and Gretel return.
Space Usagi: Yokai Hunter #1
Dark Horse Comics/Dogu Publishing
Script, Art and Letters – Stan Sakai
Colours – Emi Fujii
Fans of legendary swordsman and wanderer Usagi Yojimbo have enjoyed countless tales told of his exciting adventures-tales told over hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years. Someone in the far future enjoys another classic adventure featuring the rabbit ronin, and Stan Sakai’s Space Usagi universe returns with a unique, new story.
Get Ready to SMASH!
Superheroes from across the ages – assemble! A brand new comics mini-series is unleashing the power of some of comics’ greatest characters of all time!
Rebellion is pleased to announce that Smash!, new three-issue US-format mini-series, is coming this October.
Written by renowned artist/writer Paul Grist (Kane, Jack Staff), this fast-paced action-adventure mini-series features the very best and the most outlandish heroes, superheroes, and anti-heroes that comics can offer!
Bond and Claw
From two very different 1960s secret agents – Jane Bond and The Steel Claw – to mechanical menaces Robot Archie and the murderous AI Max from The Thirteenth Floor, and villainous anti-hero The Spider and supernatural avenger Cursitor Doom, this is a series a whole century in the making.
With each issue featuring brand new art from Tom Foster (Judge Dredd), Anna Morozova (Lowborn High), Jimmy Broxton (Hope), and V.V,. Glass (Mega-City Max) and stunning covers by Andy Clarke (Batman and Robin), Smash! #1 arrives in comic book stores and on the 2000 AD webshop and app on 25 October, retailing at £4.99 (UK) and $7.99 (US).
This brand new mini-series unleashes the power of some of the last century’s greatest comic book characters. Having been inspired by them to create his acclaimed self-published series Jack Staff, Grist now realises his vision with the original versions of these legendary characters.
Syndicate of Crime
In Victorian London, when the legendary elastic-limbed escapologist Janus Stark traps a demon in a stone idol, hoping to seal away the malevolent monster for all time – yet he has just created a prize too alluring for criminal masterminds to resist!
Sixty years later, terrifying high-tech thief The Spider organises a heist for his Crime Syndicate to the steal the statuette. But heroes from across the ages unite to confound the king of crime, and prevent him from unleashing the demon hidden inside. Can they succeed and keep the evil of the stone idol contained?
However, The Steel Claw and Jane Bond are assigned to halt the theft, but they encounter a mysterious stranger who throws both sides’ plans into disarray.
Just the Quotes
Paul Grist said: “The Spider is, without doubt, my favourite British comic character. There are others that are more famous, more heroic, or just longer running, but it’s the Spider that’s been living rent free in my head since I first came across him in the pages of a ‘Summer Special’ whilst on a caravan holiday with my family many summers ago.
“So to be asked to write a bunch of stories of his battles with his more ‘heroic’ contemparies wasn’t something I was going to turn down! At least I could finally get him to earn his keep!
“The three-issue that make up this series of Smash! give the Spider a chance to cavort across 60 years of British comics history, crossing paths with the Steel Claw, Robot Archie and Adam Eterno, as well as a few surprise ‘guest stars’ along the way. I even get to write a Janus Stark story to kick things off!
“But don’t worry, it doesn’t require the reader to have read years of British comics in order to appreciate it. But I hope that it will give the you, the reader, a flavour of the range, variety and, quite frankly, the sheer bonkersness of British comics over the years!”
Smash! #1 is out on 25 October, with subsequent issues released monthly. To pre-order either Smash! issue #1 or the entire three-issue miniseries as a bundle, head to the British Treasury of Comics Webshop here!
Your Local Comics Shops
Britain has some of the best comics shops in the world. This updated lists features just a few of the shops you can pop in to for your geek fix. Check out you own local shops and if they don’t appear on this list let me know and we can add them.
WORLDS APART BIRMINGHAM (part of FPI)
Birmingham’s premier comic book store and Pokestop.
Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 09:30 – 17:00
Wednesday, Friday: 09:30 – 18:00
Saturday: 09:30 – 18:00
Sunday: 11:00 – 17:00
14-16 Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham B5 4EN Tel: 0121 643 0143
FORBIDDEN PLANET (BIRMINGHAM)
Graphic novel/comic store with merchandise & T-shirts, plus character figures & toys.
Monday to Saturday: 09:30 – 17:30
Sunday: 11:00 – 17:00
74 Bull St, Birmingham B4 6AD Tel: 0121 236 3026
GOSH! COMICS (LONDON)
A mean little comics shop in the heart of London.
Open Daily: 10:30 – 19.00
1 Berwick St, London W1F 0DR Tel: 0207 437 0187
OK COMICS (LEEDS)
Twenty Year Old, Eisner Award Nominated Comic Book Shop in the beating heart of Leeds City Centre, UK.
Open Monday to Saturday: 11.00 – 17.00
Sunday: 11.00 – 15.00
19 Thornton’s Arcade, Briggate, Leeds LS1 6LQ Tel: 0113 246 9366
PAGE 45 (NOTTINGHAM)
UK Comic Shop created & curated since 1994 by Stephen Holland, Comics Laureate 2021-23.
Open Monday to Saturday: 09.00 – 18.00
Sunday: 11.00 – 16.00
Closed on Bank Holiday Mondays, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
9 Market St, Nottingham NG1 6HY Tel: (0115) 9508045
TRAVELLING MAN (VARIOUS)
Travelling Man Is The UK’s Friendliest Comic & Games Shop Since 1991. Shop Online Now! Explore The Rich Genres & Worlds That Games, Comics & Independent Press Have To Offer. Since 1991.
Open Monday to Saturday: 10.00 – 18.00
Sunday: 11.00 -17.00
32 Central Road, Leeds LS1 6DE Tel: 0113 245 0822
74 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LF Tel: 01904628787
43 Grainger Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 5JE Tel: 0191 261 4993
4 Dale Street, Manchester M1 1JW Tel: 0161 237 1877
MEGA CITY COMICS (LONDON)
Mega City Comics, was established in 1981, initially as a mail-order business, supplying comics, graphic novels, and collecting supplies. After 6 years of mail-order and trading through the comic marts, we opened our shop in Camden Town in 1987.
Open Monday to Friday: 11.00 -18.00
Saturday: 10.30 – 18.00
Sunday: 11.00 – 18.00
18 Inverness Street, Camden Town, London NW1 7HJ Tel: 020 7485 9320
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS (VARIOUS)
A trio of comic shops in Bedford, Northampton and Peterborough.
20 Allhallows, Bedford MK40 1LJ Tel: 01234 270777
Open Monday to Friday: 10:00 – 17.30
Saturday: 09:30 – 17:30
Sunday: 11:00 – 16:00
29 Abington Square, Northampton NN1 4AE Tel: 01604 602311
Open Tuesday: 10:00 – 17:30
Wednesday: 10:00 – 19.00
Thursday to Friday: 10:00 – 17:30
Saturday: 09:30 – 17:30
Sunday: 11:00 – 16:00
25 Broadway, Peterborough PE1 1SQ Tel: 01733 892827
Open Tuesday: 10:30 – 17:30
Wednesday: 10:30 – 18:00
Thursday to Friday : 10:30 – 17:30
Saturday: 09:30 – 17:30
THAT COMIC SHOP (PRESTON)
Retailers of new Comics weekly, Magic the Gathering Card Games, Board Games, Toys, T-Shirts plus loads more.
Open Tuesday to Thursday: 10:00 – 17:00
Friday: 10:00 – 21:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 16:00
116 Friargate, Preston PR1 2EE Tel: 01772 204287
PARADOX COMICS (DORSET)
Comic book shop in Dorset, dealing in graphic novels, statues, action figures, card games, limited edition comics and more
Open Tuesday to Friday: 10:30 – 17:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday: 11:00 – 16:00
19 High Street, Poole, Dorset BH15 1AB Tel: 01202 661346
WAKEFIELD COMICS 616 (WAKEFIELD)
Comic Book Shop in the centre of Wakefield. Stocking the latest comics direct from the US.
Open Monday: 9:00 – 17:00
Tuesday: 9:00 – 16:30
Wednesday to Saturday: 9:00 – 17:00
3 The Springs, Wakefield West Yorkshire WF1 1PU Tel: 01924 375234
COMIC BOOK GUYS (BELFAST)
Comic Book Guys – Northern Ireland’s newest independent comic book store also stocking movie memorabilia, toys & other collectibles… excelsior!
Open Monday to Saturday: 10.00 to 17.00
130 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7BG Tel: 02890 080169
RAYGUN COMICS (RICHMOND)
A welcoming and friendly comic book shop. Comics, toys, books, games and merchandise for all ages.
Open Monday to Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00
Sunday: 11:00 – 17:00
26 Red Lion Street, Richmond TW9 1RW Tel: 0208 948 8476
DAVE’S COMCIS (BRIGHTON)
Dave’s Comics, The Graphic Novel Shop.
Open Monday to Friday: 10:00 – 18:00
Saturday: 09:30 – 18:00
Sunday: 11.00 – 17:00
5 Sydney St, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 4EN Tel: 01273 691012
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