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.
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 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.
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. Cult of Dracula #1
A film crew is documenting the day of “The Cult of Dracula Mass Suicides,” interviewing the group’s leader Robert Renfield. The secrets of that day will prove unnerving to the filmmakers. As has been documented, I like the dark material,
so I’m looking forward to this one.
2. Shadecraft #1
This is the book I’m looking forward to most this week. From the creators of Skyward, if this is half as good as that series, readers are in for a treat. (Also, if you haven’t read Skyward, do yourself a favor and read that one as well). Zadie Lu is afraid of her shadows as they are coming to life, threatening her. But is her family’s legacy tied to this?
3. Silk #1
Cindy Moon is a reporter for J Jonah Jameson’s new media outlet Threats and Menaces. Her worlds as a superhero and a reporter are about to collide as there are murders that draw her and those she love into a web of conspiracy and trouble. Will she find the answer before someone she loves dies? Marvel has a lot invested in this character and this should be a great jump on issue
1. Shadecraft #1
This book is made by the same creative team as Skyward. A personal favorite of mine and one of the first independent titles I read. I would read almost anything they make but this seems intriguing enough on it’s own. A teenage girl
starts to notice that the shadows are seeming to come to life and possibly trying to kill her. Either way something weird is happening in her small town. How do you fight something that you can’t even touch? I have high hopes for
2. The Other History of the DC Universe #3
John Rudley is doing something really special with this series. He is taking some truly great characters from the DC Universe and putting a spotlight on them for the world to see their struggles and adversity they had to go through.
This book focuses on Katana who is an awesome character that most people recognize from the Outsiders. But what was her life like before then? This is a truly intelligent look at racism and discrimination that takes you on a journey
that you might never have thought of before. It also showcases some jaw dropping art from Giuseppe Camuncoli.
3. Flash #768
Wally West returns as the Flash! Or does he? After Infinite Frontier it was pretty clear that Flash, both Barry and Wally were going to play important roles in the future of this new Universe. However, one of them might be hanging up the red spandex before they even get a chance. This book feels very important to what DC is doing right now. You don’t want to miss out on this one!
2. King In Black Ghost Rider #1
Jake and I really enjoyed Dammnation from Cates Dr. Strange run back from 2017. Ever since Jake has been wanting more ghost rider. Now we get a tie in to King in Black and we’re really excited for this one. We expect this one to be a fun ride.
3. Black Cat #4
We started reading Black Cat due to the KIB tie in aspect of the earlier issues. It actually has been one of our favorite tie ins so we’re staying on this one as it moves away from the KIB event. According to the solicit looks like this issue starts the book in a new direction as Queen Cat comes on the scene looking to tangle with Felicia. Hoping for more fun from her adventures in this series.
1. Flash #768
The Flash 768- Wally West is finally back in the red and gold after being burned so long by DC! I have been waiting to see Wally West be the main flash for so long because I was a huge fan of the original Justice League unlimited show. Growing up, Wally was my Flash and I’m just so happy to see him back.
2. King In Black Ghost Rider #1
King in Black Ghost Rider- Johnny Blaze hates demons and demon like monsters so of course he will have a problem with a god of symbiotes running around New York and taking the people over. Ghost Rider finally joins the fray against Knull and we will see if the devil himself can stop a God
3. Department of Truth #7
Conspiracy theories are the main idea behind department of truth and the main and biggest conspiracy theory in the world is Aliens and the Men in black. So of course we’re getting introduced to this conspiracy in the department of
truth! Tynion IV is continuing his run and world building for his hit series.