Nightwing, Nocterra, Radiant Black and more: The GWW Pull List

Aug 20, 2021


Tom Taylor continues to turn lead DC Comics through it’s post-Death Metal era, this week with Nightwing. But Nightwing wasn’t the only noteworthy comic from this week. Here’s what GWW’s writers thought about the big books from this week:


Nightwing #83
DC Comics

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Bruno Redondo
Colors by: Adriano Lucas
Letters by: Wes Abbott

Following up on the bombshell of the past two issues of Nightwing, we finally get to see what Dick Grayson has been planning with the inheritance Alfred left to him. The whirlwind of emotion and chaos Nightwing has experienced the past few issues come head-on as we see what he has decided to do with the inheritance.  — Brian Villar CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 9.0

Second Chances #1
Image Comics

Written by: Ricky Mammone
Art by: Max Bertolini

Image itself describes Second Chances as a “psychedelic, action-packed, bizarre noir that feels like John Wick punching through an existential French New Wave fever dream.” Pretty sure that’ll grab everyone’s attention — it certainly had me ready to give this new title a look. And the first issue of Ricky Mammone and Max Bertolini’s series did not disappoint.Nick Friar CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 8.5

To hear Mammone discuss Second Chances, be sure to check out his interview with GWW Radio‘s own TLDR.

Radiant Black #7
Image Comics

WRITTEN BY: Kyle Higgins
ART BY: Marcelo Costa
COLORS BY: Natalia Marques
LETTERS BY: Becca Carey

When we last caught up with the colorful collective…sorry I couldn’t resist. It’s just after last month’s solo story spotlighting Radiant Red I wondered how this issue would continue the action from Radiant Black #5. Marcelo Costa’s artwork answered that immediately as the first panel picks up perfectly from that ending page. Unfortunately, that means the “Radiants” need to become more than just a bunch of Color Kids. And fast.B FergCLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Have you seen this:
Usagi Yojimbo #15 (REVIEW)

Score: 9.7

To hear Higgins discuss Radiant Black and more, be sure to check out his interview with GWW Radio‘s own TLDR.

Nocterra #6
Image Comics

Written By: Scott Snyder
Art by: Tony S. Daniel
Colors by: Tomeu Morey
Letters by: Andworld Design

Scott Snyder and Tony S. Daniel left Val and readers hanging big time at the end of Nocterra #5. Thankfully, Nocterra #6 picks up right where last issue left off, leading to some major moments. Not only did those moments bring Nocterra’s first arc to an end, Snyder also set the table for Nocterra’s second arc perfectly. — Nick FriarCLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 9.0

Moths #3

Written by: J. Michael Straczynski
Art by: Mike Choi
Letters by: Sal Cipriano

Moths #3 continues its compelling look at the world and lives of those with powers. Not all powers are the same, let alone appreciated the same. However, in Moths #3, J. Michael Stryczynski shows the readers just how powerful a thing empathy can really be — superpowers or not.    

Drawing upon from events that transpired in the first Resistance arc, Moths #3 shows readers a familiar event from a different perspective. While Moths doesn’t offer the same level of action as its Resistance counterpart, it more than makes up for it with its tremendous storytelling. It’s emotional, it’s impactful and it’s another fantastic piece to the universe Straczynski has created. — Joe Gilmore 

Have you seen this:
Superman of Metropolis #1 (REVIEW)

Score: 9.0

You can also check out GWW’s review of Marjorie Finnegan Temporal Criminal #4 from AWA Studios here.

Killer Queens #1
Dark Horse COMICS

WRITTEN BY: David M. Booher
ART BY: Claudia Balboni
COLORS BY: Harry Saxon
LETTERS BY: Lucas Gattoni

You may consider The Carousel of Progress an outdated ride in Disney’s Tomorrowland. And yet, I feel it serves as a nostalgic view of the future and change. The vibe coming off Killer Queens # 1 from Dark Horse Comics has a lot of the same 70s and 80s vision of the future and space. It also highlights the revolution that was beginning during that era. One that is only now being fully realized. — B FergCLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 8.8

Eat The Rich #1
BOOM! Studios

Written by: Sarah Gailey
Illustrated by: Pius Bak
Colors by: Roman Titov
Letters by: Cardinal Rae

Sarah Gailey creates rich, dynamic worlds with grounded characters. In her novel, Magic for Liars, she created a suspenseful thriller within a wizarding school populated with flawed characters. Sarah Gailey applies this same suspenseful craft to her new BOOM! Studios series, Eat the Rich.Percy WaelchlCLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 9.5

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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