Welcome back to MTV Geek's New Comic Book Day Pull-List, where we look at the best new releases to hit comic shops, and point you at the books you should be reading.

It's a rather hectic time around Geek Review HQ, and as we brace ourselves for the onset of colder weather, we've been snowed under by a massive amount of incredible comics...  So in an attempt to catch up and point out some wonderful things you may have missed, we're taking a quick look at some books released over the last couple weeks by Marvel and Image Comics. Read More...


In what can only be described as 2013's biggest bucket of mainstream crazy, "Insidious: Chapter 2" is also one of the most genuinely weird and entertaining movies to hit theaters in a while.



Sure, "Riddick" is silly, a little overblown, and pretty weird when it comes to its own sexual politics, but it's also a well-crafted B-movie with lots of expertly-crafted action by writer-director David Twohy.


Infinity #2 (by Jonathan Hickman, Jerome Opeña, Dustin Weaver and Justin Ponsor)

At this point, two issues into Marvel's mega-crossover, the one word I'd use to describe Jonathan Hickman's "Infinity" is 'big'. A big cast. Big ideas. Big battles. Big consequences.  This is Hickman taking approaches that he's used and perfected in his last few years at Marvel – creative reinterpretation of established history, character-based high concepts, bizarre science-adventure – and blending them into one multi-layered story.  The action takes place on numerous fronts: all across Earth, on various occupied planets, and in deep space.  There's a half-dozen story threads, each with its own distinct cast of characters.  And as all these elements build and develop, they're being inextricably drawn together. Read More...


This is how it's done.

There's a lot of baggage that comes with any big Marvel mutant event.  There's a lot of history and continuity to deal with, there's a long lineage of huge earth-shattering X-crossovers to live up to, and there's a lot of tropes that are, by the very nature of the proceedings, bound to crop up.  Cyclops will get dour and self-important, Wolverine will act tough, Storm will be conflicted, there'll be a lot of emotional dialogue and at least one big old-fashioned fight scene.

Going into 'X-Men: Battle of the Atom' #1, Brian Bendis is well aware of that, and manages to simultaneously play to all those expectations while standing them on their head.  Last year, he rejiggered mutant continuity when he launched All-New X-Men, a title that [SPOILER] brought the original Lee/Kirby quintet of X-Men into the present day to fight alongside their modern counterparts.  And in this issue, he uses those same elements to create wonderful new twists on the familiar X-family dynamics, while using his keen grasp of storytelling structure to pull in his audience and make sure they're invested in the madness to come.

The book kicks off with a quick intro, hinting at what's about to ensue, and building suspense.  Then, there's a recap page to bring us up to speed with what's going on in the X-Men books (SPOILER: mutants and regular humans don't always get along), and immediately thereafter we're launched full speed into the main story. Read More...


Welcome to MTV Geek's New Comic Book Day Pull-List! Each week, we look at the best new releases that hit comic shops, and point you at what you need to be reading. 

This time around, we're talking about three books that hit stores last Wednesday (August 17th): a trio of amazing comics from Titan, DC,and Dark Horse! Read More...


Each week, Matt Wilson, co-host of the War Rocket Ajax podcast and author of the Supervillain Field Manual, examines a major comic news item and reviews a few comics among the week's comic book releases.

As you've probably heard, Grant Morrison went on Kevin Smith's Batman podcast recently and said the end of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's "Batman: The Killing Joke" quite obviously depicts Batman reaching out and snapping the Joker's neck, killing him.



With the invasion comedy "The World's End," star Simon Pegg and writer-director Edgar Wright create one of the funniest (and darkest) lead characters in recent memory.



By Amber Lena

Good news, Oncers! "Once Upon A Time" Season 2 is now officially available on DVD and Blu Ray. What better way to keep yourself occupied until the third season premieres in late September?



"Justice League 3000" #1 Cover by Kevin Maguire

By Matt D. Wilson

Each week, Matt Wilson, co-host of the War Rocket Ajax podcast and author of the Supervillain Field Manual, examines a major comic news item and picks a few winners and one loser among the week's comic book releases.

The past week saw two high-profile creators make their departures from books at the two major publishers. One was a writer, the other an artist; one was at Marvel, the other at DC. And they could not have been handled more differently.



Welcome to MTV Geek's New Comic Book Day Pull-List! Each week, we look at the best new releases to hit comic shops, and point you at the books you should be reading. 

This week, we have picks from Monkeybrain, Marvel, Titan, Panelvision, Image, and Boom!



Eddie Argos, singer/songwriter of British rock band Art Brut, is no stranger to the world of comic books.  His band's third album, "Art Brut vs. Satan," featured a celebratory tune called "DC Comics and a Chocolate Milkshake".  The group's next album, 2011's "Brilliant! Tragic!", featured cover art by Young Avengers/Phonogram artist Jamie McKelvie – and as a companion piece to the record, the group assembled a full-length comic, featuring work from an assortment of their favorite indie comic creators.  And Argos even has an entire side project, Spoiler Alert, dedicated to recording songs about superheroes.



Marvel's universe-shattering "Infinity" event kicks off in style this week, when the first issue of Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung's mini-series hits comic shop shelves.  We here at MTV Geek got a sneak peek at Infinity #1, and wanted to share our initial (spoiler-free) impressions.



Zombillenium” features a witch who rides around the air with a skateboard on her magic broom. That’s all you need to know.



It's loud and dumb (not in a fun way), but the greatest sin of "Kick-Ass 2" is that it has no idea what it's supposed to be.


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