Night of the Ghoul, Nita Hawes’ Nightmare Blog and more: The GWW Pull List

Oct 22, 2021

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Gunslinger Spawn got pushed a week, but there were still some big-time first issues released this week, including another Image Comics spin-off, Nita Hawes’ Nightmare Blog. Here’s what GWW’s writers thought about the big books from this week:


Night of the Ghoul #1 Main Cover

NIGHT OF THE GHOUL #1
ComiXology

Written by: Scott Snyder
Art/Colors by: Francesco Francavilla
Letters by: AndWorld Design

When Scott Snyder first announced his partnership with ComiXology, we all knew we were in for something special. However, I don’t think any of us knew just how special these books would be until they began to be released. While working with a wide array of artists on a diverse range of stories, Snyder and company have made this initial rollout one for the ages. Night of the Ghoul #1 is the third and last book to drop as part of “Scottober.” As with We Have Demons and Clear, Night of the Ghoul is a masterclass on writing and suspense.  Joseph GilmoreCLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 9.5


For more on Night of the Ghoul, Clear, We Have Demons and Scott Snyder’s other ComiXology originals, be sure to check our his and Greg Capullo’s recent conversation with GWW Radio’s TLDR.


Batman: the Imposter #1
DC Comics

WRITING AND ART BY: CLIFF CHIANG

One night can change everything, apparently even all of Gotham City. For Catwoman, it can steal ten years of freedom and much, much more precious things. These are not spoilers. These facts are where Catwoman: Lonely City begins. Selina Kyle has just finished 10 years of hard time in prison after she is mistakenly assumed to be responsible for substantial death and destruction on the infamous “Fool’s Night.” TaraLovesNoir CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 9


NUBIA AND THE AMAZONS #1
DC Comics

Written by: Stephanie Williams and Vita Ayala
Pencils by: Alitha Martinez
Inks by: Mark Morales
Colors by: Emilio Lopez
Letters by: Becca Carey

Nubia and the Amazons is a series that focuses on Themyscira, otherwise known as Paradise Island. The first issue of the six-part series follows Nubia, Queen of all Amazons who once sprang from the well herself. A new menace emerges when an ancient evil awakens beneath her island home. The threat is imminent but is it within her to fight it?   — Heather E. Houston CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 8.8


Refrigerator Full of Heads #1
DC Comics

Words by: Rio Youers
Art by: Tom Fowler
Letters by: Andworld Design
Color by: Bill Crab

With how things ended after Basketful of Heads, we return a year later to Brody Island with a Refrigerator Full of Heads. We see that there is more to the legend of the mystical Viking ax as other weapons hold similar powers.

We are introduced to Arlene and Cal Marshall, who are escaping city life to gain inspiration for a new story. Brody Island has changed ever since the events involving Cheif Clausen and his family a year prior. …  — Brian Villar CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 2


NITA HAWES’ NIGHTMARE BLOG #1
Image COmics

RODNEY BARNES
ART BY: PATRIC REYNOLDS WITH JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER
COLORS BY: LUIS NCT

Everyone should know by now, Killadelphia is a must-read series. There’s a reason it was nominated for an Eisner. And I understand it’s early, but I may like Nita Hawes’ Nightmare Blog more than Killadelphia.Nick Friar CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 9.3


King Spawn #3
Image Comics

Written by: Sean Lewis with Todd McFarlane
Art by: Javier Fernandez
Colors by: FCO Plascencia
Letters by: Andworld Design

Sean Lewis started this series on a messed up note, and it seems he’s just going to lean into that more and more. Through three issues, his approach is playing very well.

Well, maybe not for Spawn and his “friends,” but this series has been great for Spawn fans so far. And while I wasn’t sure about the return of Billy Kincaid at first, the character has been twisted around into a different version of the monster he once was, while still holding onto some of his defining, ugly qualities. Javier Fernandez has been great early on, but his interpretation of Kincaid really is something else. — Nick Friar

Score: 9.5


Not All Robots #3
AWA/UPSHOT STUDIOS

WRITTEN BY: Mark Russell
ART BY: Mike Deodato
COLORS BY: Lee Loughridge
Letters by: Steve Wands

Guaranteed you’ll be scratching your head after reading No All Robots #3. Not because you’ll wonder what you’ve just witnessed, but because a new wrinkle has been added to crises Snowball’s family is dealing with.

Meanwhile, Snowball is dealing with multiple issues of his own. And with only two issues left in the series, Mark Russell must have a lot planned for these next two issues. Although, I don’t think anyone would mind seeing more of this world beyond the fifth issue. Not All Robots has provided an outstanding, relatable commentary for all those who find themselves a bit too reliant on technology (basically, everyone). — Nick Friar

Score: 8


FOR MORE ON AWA STUDIOS, CHECK OUT THE CONVERSATION GWW RADIO’S TLDR HAD WITH AWA CCO, AXEL ALONSO.



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