Devil’s Reign, Dark Knights of Steel, Buffy: THe Last Vampire Slayer AND MORE: THE GWW PULL LIST

Dec 10, 2021

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The long-awaited Daredevil event has begun at Marvel, one of Tom Taylor’s many titles at DC Comics rolls on and the next exciting chapter in Buffy Summers’ tale —Buffy: The Last Vampire Slayer — has begun! Here’s what GWW’s writers thought about Devils Reign, Dark Knights of Steel, Buffy: The Last Vampire Slayer and the other big books from this week:


Devil’s Reign #1
Marvel Comics

WRITTEN BY: CHIP ZDARSKY
ART BY: MARCO CHECCHETTO
COLORS BY: MARCIO MENYZ
LETTERS BY: CLAYTON COWLES

Zdarsky charms with his way of writing characters. So much so that, even if I feel like I’ve read this kind of story before … it’s still an enjoyable read. I love how he brings different Marvel characters from different teams together so effortlessly. It’s even more refreshing to see them all brought together on the STREETS — not just as a cosmic or mystical level. Steve Rogers and … friendlynbhdbiCLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 7.5


For more on Devil’s Reign, check out Chip Zdarsky’s conversation with GWW Radio’s TLDR!


CAPTAIN AMERICA/IRON MAN #1
Marvel Comics

WRITTEN BY: DEREK LANDY
ART BY: ANGEL UNZUETA
COLORS BY: RACHELLE ROSENBERG
LETTERS BY: VC’S JOE CARAMANGA

If there’s one thing Tony Stark is known to do, it’s create his own monsters. Welp, turns out he’s done that yet again, which is where things get started in Captain America/Iron America #1. And the character sitting opposite Iron Man and Captain America, Veronica Eden, may seem a bit familiar to Marvel readers. She was at the center of the Falcon & Winter Soldier five-issue series. — Nick Friar CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 7.5


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DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL #2
DC Comics

WRITTEN BY: TOM TAYLOR
ART AND COLORS BY: YASMINE PUTRI
LETTERS BY: WES ABBOTT

A mystery so big, it could crumble an empire. A story so great, it could rule the comic realm for years to come. Tom Taylor has done it again, creating one of the best comic series of 2021 and beyond. Dark Knights of Steel #2 is DC Fantasy to its fullest potential, and one of the best issues of the year from Taylor and DC Comics. — Emmet Davis CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 8.5


BUFFY: THE LAST VAMPIRE SLAYER #1
BOOM! STUDIOS

WRITTEN BY: CASEY GILLY
ART BY: JOE JARO
COLORS BY: JOANA LAFUENTE
LETTERED BY: ED DUKESHIRE

Examining legacy comic book characters many years after their prime is an easy way to draw in readers. Dark Knight Returns and Old Man Logan are probably the first two examples most think of first. Now BOOM! Studios is adding another aged legacy character to the mix with Buffy Summers in Buffy: The Last Vampire Slayer. — Nick FriarCLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 8.7


BUCKHEAD #1
BOOM! STUDIOS

WRITTEN BY: SHOBO
ART BY: GEORGE KAMBADAIS
LETTERED BY JIM CAMPBELL

This BOOM! Studios offering ushers in an engaging start to a limited series that is unlike most of the books I’ve had the pleasure of reading so far. I’m down with Sci-Fi, and have enjoyed the BOOM! Studios books I’ve been reading. This Buckhead title also promises a taste of Afrofuturism, woven into a story of the adventures of a family of Nigerian immigrants in the small American town of Buckhead, Washington. So, when I soon found this is a place that seems to hold more than just a few curiosities, I knew I wanted to ride this ride. But don’t worry, no spoilers. — Tara Woolfolk CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 8


NITA HAWES’ NIGHTMARE BLOG #2
IMAGE COMICS

WRITTEN BY: RODNEY BARNES
ART BY: WELL-BEE
COLORS BY: LUIS NCT AND MAR SILVESTRE GALOTTO
LETTERS BY: MARSHALL DILLON

You know things are going to be pretty gruesome if Jason Shawn Alexander is involved on a project. That’s been the case with Killadelphia from the jump, but especially of late. However, things are even more vicious in Nita Hawes’ Nightmare Blog. The only reason that’s surprising is because as much as Alexander co-created this series with Rodney Barnes, he isn’t the lead artist. After starting things with Alexander on layouts and Patric Reynolds on the lead, Well-Bee took over this issue. And the change in artist doesn’t negatively impact this series in the slightest. In fact, I think this one improves on the impressive series-opening issue.  — Nick Friar CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 9.5


For more on Nita Hawes’ Nightmare Blog and the growing Killadelphia universe, check out the conversation series writer Rodney Barnes had with GWW’s TLDR!


CROSSOVER #10
IMAGE COMICS

WRITTEN BY: DONNY CATES AND BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
ART BY: GEOFF SHAW AND MICHAEL AVON OEMING
COLORS BY: DEE CUNNIFFE AND NICK FILARDI
LETTERS BY: JOHN J.HILL

Crossover #10 feels sort of like a filler episode — you know they have a big reveal in an episode, then instead of revealing what happens in the next episode, they make you wait. The story gets diverted. But there is still a big reveal at the end to make sure that you tune in next week. If that makes sense then welcome to the latest issue of Crossover. —  JimCLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 8.5


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THE SILVER COIN #7
IMAGE COMICS

WRITTEN BY: RAM V
Art AND LETTERING BY: MICHAEL WALSH
COLORED BY: MICHAL WALSH AND TONI MARI GRIFFIN

Ram V, one the best comic book writers today, has entered The Silver Coin. The horror anthology series created by Michael Walsh, Ed Brisson, Jeff Lemire, Kelly Thompson and Chip Zdarsky is one of the best books on the shelves. With The Silver Coin #7, we find ourselves with another down on his luck loser granted the power of the coin. This time, money and his life are on the line. Heads or Tales? Life or Death?  Emmet DavisCLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 8.5


A THING CALLED TRUTH #2
Image Comics

WRITTEN AND LETTERED BY: IOLANDA ZANFARDINO
ART BY: ELISA ROMBOLI

A Thing Called Truth #2 is actually looking like it might be able to deliver on some of the situations it gave us a chance to glimpse as it began! Yes, if you’re wondering, I AM rubbing my hands together happily at the thought of this satisfaction. And no, if you’re also wondering if I’m about to give you spoilers, I am NOT. This is far better if you discover the questions answered on your own. But I can say a thing or two that may draw you in if you’ll follow me to the next paragraph. Do we have a deal? — Tara Woolfolk CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

SCORE: 8.7


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THE CRIMSON CAGE #1
AWA/UPSHOT STUDIOS

WRITTEN BY: JOHN LEES
ART BY: ALEX CORMACK
COLORS BY: ASHLEY CORMACK
LETTERS BY: HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU

Are you ready to rumble? Well, I hope so, because John Lees and AWA/Upshot studios have once again delivered another can’t-miss comic. The Crimson Cage #1 is a wonderful retelling of Shakespeare’s classic Macbeth, but instead of castles and kings, you have turnbuckles and wrestlers. While the retelling may be a little on the nose, The Crimson Cage #1 is still a wildly fun and viscous story that leaves a lasting impression. Joseph GilmoreCLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

SCORE: 9


And if you want to learn more about AWA Studios, be sure to listen to TLDR‘s interview with AWA’s Chief Creative Officer, Axel Alonso — where he also talked about his time with Vertigo and Marvel Comics.



Looking for more comic book content? Go check out the latest episode of Geeks WorldWide Radio‘s TLDR podcast, where Joseph Gilmore and Nick Friar discuss comics weekly and talk to creators from the industry — available onSoundCloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify!

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