Category Archives: Comics
Comic Book Pull List for February 25, 2015
Do you remember former professional wrestling star and world champion CM Punk? His somewhat awaited debut as a comic writer is this week as he contributes one of three stories to Thor Annual #1. Ironically, the former Straight Edge Saviour’s contribution involves Thor in a drinking contest.
Elsewhere, DC Comics debuts a new comic in post-apocalyptic Los Angeles that has spawned a new blood sport where people battle for survival in Suiciders #1. And another TV property is being translated to print. Canadian sci-fi show Orphan Black gets a new miniseries in the comic realm in Orphan Black #1.
Comic Book Pull List for February 18, 2015
Let’s start today’s pull list with a special milestone issue. Dynamite is celebrating its 100th issue of Red Sonja with a special double-sized issue of Red Sojna #100 featuring some of the great writers from the comic’s past with Dynamite putting together what the publisher calls a five-story anthology in the issue.
Elsewhere, a new hero joins the Spidey-verse as Cindy Moon takes up the mantle of New York’s newest superhero as Silk in Silk #1. And Earth-10 has been taken over by the Nazis after they won that universe’s version of World War II and held control thanks to Overman. But what happens when the people start fighting back in Multiversity: Masterman #1.7?
Comic Book Pull List for February 11, 2015
Just weeks after Star Wars #1 came out, Marvel is back to take advantage of Disney’s new Star Wars ownership with a second comic. It’s not just the movie side that will be milking Star Wars for all its worth. Okay, that’s probably unfair to the people writing it at Marvel but Disney is trying to suck Star Wars dry to get that $4 billion back. It all continues with Darth Vader #1.
Elsewhere, DC Comics has Harley Quinn: Valentine’s Day Special in which Harley goes to a charity auction to buy a date with Bruce Wayne. You know, sometimes outlandish sounding fun is just what we need from a comic. Elsewhere, Dynamite spins off its first series from its Legenderry steampunk comic in Legenderry: Red Sonja #1. And Valiant says that they have a new take on science-fiction with the debut of Divinity #1.
Comic Book Pull List for January 28, 2015
Things might be quiet on the blog for the next little bit until I get a bit more free time to do some actual blogging. That doesn’t mean that the usual features are going quiet. For example, just because I haven’t found too much business of gaming to write about or time to review games doesn’t mean that comic publishers are slowing down as evidenced by this week’s pull list.
The comic that interests me the most this week is DC’s Effigy #1. It’s an occult murder mystery comic about a former child star who returns home to find a crazy cult who worship celebrities as gods is murdering people. I was sold just on the description. Meanwhile, Boom is starting a new series based on the card game you love to hate (or is that my friends I love to hate while playing it) with Munchkin #1. And to give equal opportunity, Marvel has the Uncanny Avengers #1 coming out this week to confuse me about what’s going on in the Marvel-verse even more.
Comic Book Pull List for January 21, 2015
We’ve got a few random-ish picks for the pull list recommendations because who doesn’t like when I go off the board in these posts?
Marvel is bringing the Power graphic novel series to comics. It’s not because of the graphic novel series, though. It’s because of the TV series airing on Sony’s PlayStation Network. Go figure. Anyway, it starts with Powers #1. Just for fun, I’ll be on the look out for a copy of Antarctic Press’ Steampunk Goldilocks one-shot. And Galaxy Quest is back. It’s Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #1 which may be the closest we ever get to a Galaxy Quest sequel, even if I say that I’m not interested in a Galaxy Quest sequel.
Comic Book Pull List for January 14, 2015
After yesterday’s return of the Game Trailers Roundup, it’s time to bring back another etg. regular post from it’s holiday hiatus. It’s our first look at comics in the new year. Also like the trailers roundup, it’s a bit of a slow week outside the big two.
If adaptations are your thing, this week has lots in store for you. The six-issue Q event comes to an end in Star Trek #40 as the new Enterprise crew joins forces with Captain Sisko against Dukat. Did I mention how much of a DS9 fan I am? Marvel takes its first crack at Star Wars with a new series that bridges Episodes IV and V in Star Wars #1. Yes, I’m almost sure that’s Marvel and not Dark Horse. And DC gives us a couple of video game adaptations with Mortal Kombat X #1 and Fables: The Wolf Among Us #1.
Comic Book Pull List for December 24, 2014
Yes, kids, there are comic books released immediately before Christmas. In case you’ve got some last-minute Christmas shopping that needs to be done and you only feel like bashing your way through a few people rather than half the town, I have this week’s comic book pull list for you.
If you know someone who’s a fan of Marvel’s movies, they’re releasing a comic adaptation of 2012’s The Avengers. The first part of that adaptation drops this week. War breaks out over Castle Greyskull and He-Man and She-Ra lead a resistance to retake it in He-Man: The Eternity War #1. And The Shadow has some sort of one-shot or annual or something like that with a poor description but it’s The Shadow so it gets a pass in The Shadow 2014 #1.
Comic Book Pull List for December 17, 2014
Since I love doing themes in each week’s comic book pull list, let’s do another one this week. For this week’s comic book pull list, I have four recommendations from the world of comic spinoffs for TV shows and movies.
From the TV world, Bob’s Burgers wraps up its five-issue miniseries that I didn’t see advertised as a miniseries until this week in Bob’s Burgers #5. Smallville starts its own new miniseries in Smallville Season 11: Continuity #1. The rebooted Star Trek comic continues its adventures with Q. This time, Kirk and Sisko join forces to hold off the Dominion while Spock deals with Gul Ducat in Star Trek #39. You know, I always loved DS9. The best episodes of the Dominion War era were among the best Star Trek ever put on TV. And let’s close out with Dredd: Uprise #2, the second issue of the two-part miniseries based on the movie.
DC Comics Takes Us to the Movies with March Variant Covers
Sometimes, being owned by a massive conglomerate does allow you to have a little fun. While Warner Bros. often doesn’t seem to know what they want to do with DC Comics, DC is having a little bit fun with the Warner Bros. properties that they’re related to.
For the month of March, 22 DC Comics series will have variant covers based on classic Warner Bros. movies. We have them in a handy comparative slideshow.
Comic Book Pull List for December 10, 2014
If there’s one thing that bugs me about my pull lists, it’s that I don’t give enough space to the smaller publishers. I would but we don’t get anything outside of your Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, IDW and Dynamite comics in small town Northern Ontario. So let’s start today’s pull list with Valiant. This week marks the launch of an internal cross-over event that sees all of their big series come together in The Valiant #1. Bonus points for being written by Canada’s Jeff Lemire.
Speaking of cross-overs, Spider-Man joins up with the X-Men at Jean Grey’s Academy. Well, I suppose that with great power comes great responsibility, whether it’s power from a genetic mutation or a spider bite. Find out how everyone co-exists in Spider-man and X-Men #1. And I can’t find any new cross-over special so how about a holiday special? I don’t remember seeing a specific holiday themed one-shot last year but DC’s trying it in Harley Quinn: Holiday Special #1.