One of our favorite things to do at the shop is sharing our weekly pull lists and must reads with one another. It’s one of the best ways we’ve been finding new things to read or even reasons to return to old favorites. We thought it would be fun to start sharing our weekly picks of books we’re most excited about. Our hope is that in sharing our excitement you might discover something new to add to your list. Check back weekly on Tuesday evenings for lists from John, Chandler and Jason & Jake. Each has a different background and perspective to share.

Spoiler alert: Also check back in the weeks to come for a chance to win some cool prizes including some of the books we’ll feature on our lists.

John’s Picks

Veteran Comics Reader and Shop Owner. John offers the perspective of both a long time reader and shop owner.

Chandler’s Picks

Chandler has been reading and collecting for several years now. Long time customer who joined the Brainstorm team this year.

Jason & Jake’s Picks

Father and son (11yo) duo who started out as Brainstorm customers interested in D&D and MTG. Jason used to read comics off an on but only recently returned as he began reading and collecting as a father son activity with Jake.

1. Post Americana #1

Post Americana #1: The world ended but the US government failed to reach the bunker for the continuance of society. Some of its citizens did, however. Eighty years later, the power vacuum is filled, but there is one woman who has sworn vengeance on this group. Steve Skroce has me hyped for this book.

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2. Sh*tshow #1

Once there was an Age of Heroes that ended tragically at the hands of dark forces. Now years later it has returned to finish the job. Can the hero Legend rehabilitate himself long enough to make amends for his greatest failure? In the vein of the movie Hancock, this book has my attention this week.

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3. Sam and his Talking Gun #1

Sam and His Talking Gun #1: Sam has gotten out of the asylum and has vowed vengeance on Colt. Honestly, this comic had me at the title.

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1. Stillwater #4

I’ve said it time and time again, unless there is a huge dip in storytelling this book is going to stay on my pick list. Chip Zdarsky is building a truly unique Twilight Zone-esque story. He is also quickly shooting up my list of favorite comic writers. He has also been hitting homerun after homerun on Daredevil. Do yourself a favor and start reading this book!

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2. The Immortal Huklk #41

This is a bittersweet pick. I’m very excited because this entire run has been a masterpiece and touched on nearly every genre of storytelling. However it might be the last time we see Hulk until April as Marvel has announced that the book will be postponed for at least 3 months. But don’t be too upset! That gives you plenty of time to catch up with our graphic novels we have in stock!

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3. Dark Nights Death Metal #6

We are almost at the grand finale! This heavy metal concert is coming to a close and it has honestly been a really fun ride. Scott Snyder has really done something special with this event I look forward to see where it takes the future of the DC universe.

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1. Wolverine Black White & Blood #2

This is the series we’re reading to introduce Jake to Wolverine. The art is gorgeous and the short stories type format is serving as a great intro to read together without all the extra thats in the current x-titles.

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2. Symbiote Spider-Man #2

Jake is all about venom and King in Black right now. Spider-Man in his black suit are well before Jake’s time but he’s been eager to revisit those days in this fun tie in series. This one surprised me at how much fun it was with issue #1. 

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3. Atlantis Wasn’t Build For Tourists #4

This has been one of my favorite monthly reads. I think in some ways Stillwater overshadows this one but it’s still a great read in itself. This one also features someone wandering into a strange town and situation but in this story the protagonist has his own dark secret. Lots of fun indie books to pick from this week but this one is tame enough for us to read together.

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