NOCTERRA: BLACKTOP BILL, DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL AND MORE: THE GWW PULL LIST

Jan 7, 2022

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The first full week of 2022 has come and gone, and there were quite a few impressive comics that came out. Here’s what GWW’s writers thought about Nocterra: Blacktop Bill Special, Dark Knights of Steel and the other big books from the first week of 2022:


DARKHOLD OMEGA # 1
Marvel COmics

Written by: Steve Orlando
Pencils: Cian Tormey
Inks By: Roberto Poggi w/ Marc Deering & Walden Wong
Colors By: Jesus Aburtov
Letters By: VC’s Clayton Cowles

In 2001’s The Mummy Returns, hero Rick O’Connell reminds his wife how naive she once was to think nothing bad could happen by reading from a book. Much like the characters in that film many of Marvels top heroes now find themselves facing dark forces. In the pages of Darkhold Omega # 1 readers discover the fate of the terrifying tome. And of those who sought to control it. B FergCLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 8.7


X-Men # 6 Cover

X-MEN # 6
Marvel Comics

Writer: Gerry Duggan
Artist: Pepe Larraz
Color Artist: Marte Garcia
Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles

Able to sprout from the tiniest cracks in any crevice. With the ability to photosynthesize even when he is being shaded. And a stern forceful gaze like a kiss from a rose on the grave. Enter Captain Krakoa into the ranks of the newly formed team of X-Men. Although Marvel made the effort to make the heroes identity a mystery, the who of Captain Krakoa was never the real question. X-Men # 6 from writer Gerry Duggan begins to dig into the reason why there is need for Captain Krakoa. B FergCLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 9.6


Dark Knights of Steel #3
DC COMICS

WRITTEN BY: TOM TAYLOR
ART BY: YASMINE PUTRI
COLORS BY: ARIF PRIANTO

Another issue. Another dead character. Tom Taylor and co. continue with Dark Knights of Steel #3, a jarring and impactful romp across the medieval country side. — Emmet DavisCLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Have you seen this:
Wonder Woman: Evolution #1 (Review)

Score: 8.7


NOCTERRA: BLACKTOP BILL SPECIAL
Image Comics

WRITTEN BY: SCOTT SNYDER AND TONY S. DANIEL
PENCILS BY: DENYS COWAN
INKS BY: KENT WILLIAMS
COLORS BY: CHRIS SOTOMAYOR
LETTERS BY: ANDWORLD DESIGN

As much as I was looking forward to this when it was first announced, this wasn’t something I thought we needed after the first arc of Nocterra. I’m happy to say I was very wrong. Nocterra: Blacktop Bill Special displays just how cold-blooded the series’ main villain is — and how much trouble Val and company are in. — Nick Friar CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 9


For more from Scott Snyder, check out any of his multiple conversations with TLDR — including a few on the early stages of Nocterra!


ORDINARY GODS #6
Image Comics

WRITTEN BY: KYLE HIGGINS AND JOE CLARK
ART BY: FELIPE WATANABE
COLORS BY: FRANK WILLIAM
LETTERS BY: CLAYTON COWLES

Ordinary Gods #6 marks the end of the series’ first arc, and Kyle Higgins could not have put this title in a better spot. On the whole, this issue is one of the best of the first six, but the final panel is what readers will hold onto going into the second arc. It’s a real slap in the face. I was flooded with a bunch of questions when I finished the issue. Chief among them: “How did I not think of that?” More importantly, this issue final panel cast a gigantic cloud of doubt.Nick Friar CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Have you seen this:
Nightwing #87 (Review)

Score: 9


For more on Ordinary Gods, check out TLDR’s conversation with series writer Kyle Higgins.


NITA HAWES’ NIGHTMARE BLOG #3
Image Comics

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

The first two issues of Nita Hawes’ Nightmare Blog were great, and this one is no exception. The story continues to be a page-turner, but there’s an element this issue has the others don’t. — Nick FriarCLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 9.5


For more on Nita Hawes’ Nightmare Blog and Killadelphia, check out TLDR’s conversation with the creator of both series, Rodney Barnes.


HELLCOP # 3
Image Comics

Writing and Art by: Brian Haberlin
Colored by: Geirrod Van Dyke
Lettered by: Francis Takenaga

The road to Hell may be paved with good intentions. However until this issue Hellcop Virgil’s reason for his trip there have been self serving. As we enter issue # 3 of Image Comics new series Virgil begins to realize the situation is about more than clearing his name. Unfortunately, he has to escape the spiritual/dimensional equivalent of a maximum security penitentiary to do any good with what he has discovered. B FergCLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

Score: 8.6


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 on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!


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