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. Also be sure to check out John’s High Five Youtube videos for more picks. 

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.

Balmory’s Picks

Began collecting and reading comics at the age of 8. Comics helped start his love of action figure collecting and photography You’ll most often find Balmory at our downtown location.

1. Nightwing #78

Nightwing #78: Dick Grayson heads back to Bludhaven to re-establish himself within the Bat Universe. Tom “The Toolman” Taylor takes over this title, establishing it as a must read book of the Infinite Frontier relaunch


2. The Bequest #1

Magical items from the mythical land of Tangea are being traded on the black market of Chicago, Illinois. Adventurers cross into our world before they cause immeasurable harm to both worlds


3. Midnight Western Theater #1

Red Tom and his posse of outlaws have taken over the town of Liberty Springs until two black clad strangers show up. I’m always game for new genres to expand the appeal of comics.


1. Nightwing #78

Ever since Infinite Frontier DC has had a buffet of great titles and great opportunities for people to jump in without being hopelessly confused. This is another instance of a new creative team making it an easy place to dive in. Tom Taylor has already been doing amazing things for DC with Injustice and DCeased and now takes his talents to the bat family. Bludhaven has a new mayor and his name is Zucco. You know… the same name of the man who murdered Nightwing’s parents. I am very excited for this book and to see what Tom Taylor has in store for Dick Grayson.


2. Radiant Black #2

This series looks really fun. Image made a bold claim that the next big superhero is here and I’d have to agree. The first issue gave us a lot of great story and just enough mystery and intrigue to keep you back for more. Our hero has now discovered that he is not the only one in this new suit and not everyone might be using it to help others. Kyle Higgins has something here and I’m sticking along for the ride.


3. Superman Red and Blue #1

Both Marvel and DC have been hitting homeruns with their color anthology series. Both Batman: Black & White and Wolverine: Black, White, and Blood have been awesome reads. So another anthology series about another great character definitely has me on board. This first issue has 5 great stories from John Ridley, Dan Watters and Marguerite

Bennett to name a few. It also includes a fantastic Gary Frank cover. Let’s hope this trend continues to impress!


1. King In Black Spider-Man #1

While it seems every one else has gotten a KIB crossover title we’re surprised it’s taken this long to get a current Spider-Man tie in. We need our King In Black fix this week! Looking forward to seeing how Peter is dealing with all of this. g in


2. Thor #13

Donnie Cates is bringing Odin back! Our only disappointment with this series is the timing from King In Black got messed up with Covid delays etc. We know Thor comes out swinging eventually in KIB, can’t wait to find out how we get there.


3. Black Knight #1

This is a character Jake and I don’t know very well. We’ve been wanting more ever since he showed up in Symbiote Spider-Man. Looking forward to learning more about this hero and the ebony blade and how it all ties iinto Knull.


1. Nightwing #78

A new starting point for Dick Grayson after his foggy time as Ric Grayson. The bat family is still trying to fix things after the joker war and we get to see nightwing back in his element once again. Phenomenal writer Tom Taylor is delivering an amazing story for us and I’m excited to see what he comes up with.


Justice League #59

Hot off the wheels with joker war, joker is back at it with a new joker attack yet it doesn’t seem like it’s the usual plan. Tying into the Batman, suicide squad and other infinite frontier stories, Jim Gordon might finally be the last piece of the puzzle to get into jokers mind.

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3. King In Black Spider-Man #1

We are finally getting a tie in for the character that’s started this debacle in the pages of secret war! Take a look at the mess of New York through the narration of Peter Parker where he deals with his own problems and limits as a friendly, neighbourhood Hero. This story perfectly captures the importance of Spider-Man to his fellow heroes!