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The Weekly Comet – August 27, 2018

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Hey Nation,

Welcome to Pulp Nation’s The Weekly Comet (brought to you by our friends at Sketchbook Comics & Games!) for the week of August 27, 2018.

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What’s Good

The New World #2 (of 5)

Ok, The New World from Image Comics is just a straight up acid trip.

Well, I’m assuming it’s an acid trip. I wouldn’t actually know, but I get the feeling while I read The New World this is what such a trip feels like. It’s just so weird. I’m half-expecting pink elephants to show up.

Don’t get me wrong though, I love the story so far and I can’t wait for Pulp Nation to get a load of this next issue.

With trippy art from Heather and Tradd Moore and funky letters by Clayton Cowles, writer Aleŝ Kot has got me hooked!

Related Article: The New World #1 — A Review

X-Files

I’m re-watching the X-Files again. Well, the early years anyway.

Essentially, I only have Netflix for X-Files.

I just can’t help myself. At times dramatic, creepy, horrifying, and goofy, sometimes all at the same time; the X-Files had it all.

I’ve always enjoyed the chemistry between Scully and Mulder and the cinematography and music are top notch. One of the best shows ever on television.

What shows do you find yourself constantly viewing over and over?

What’s Exciting

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime

Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and Chris Pine have had their turn as Tom Clancy’s most famous protagonist, Jack Ryan.

The latest incarnation of Jack Ryan is The Office’s John Krasinski and I couldn’t be more excited. Jack Ryan has always been my most favourite fictional characters and he’s a huge reason why Harrison Ford is my favourite actor.

Further to that, the new series from Amazon Prime takes its inspiration from Ford’s Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger and friends, that has left me beside myself.

Of course, I know I could be setting myself up for a huge disappointment but I just don’t care. This series is going to have to be absolutely horrendous for me to say anything critical.

I love it already. You wanna fight about it?

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I Hate Fairyland Vol. 4: Sadly Never After

Have you had a chance to read Skottie Young’s black comedy fantasy comic I Hate Fairyland?

If you haven’t you need to get your butt in gear and read this comic. It’s funny, it’s gory, and it’s just plain ol’ fun.

A quick primer: Gertrude has been trapped in Fairyland since she was 10 years old. 30 years on, she’s never aged and has transformed into the violent sociopath we all know and love. Will she get back to Earth? Will the struggle to escape Fairyland be worth it?

I Hate Fairyland Vol. 4: Sadly Never After concludes the story of Gertrude. Find it at your LCS August 29, 2018.

What’s Surprising

Typos, Tiepos, Typose

Game of Thrones

It’s no secret that one of my favourite things to do is read.

One of the most aggravating things about reading is finding typos. I understand finding them on bloggers websites who are rushing to get their content on the web before other writers do. I even get it from major news organizations doing the same thing.

But a comic book? Sure, people have deadlines but you’ve got a lot more time to get it right.

I’m not going to name names, but I just finished reading a trade that collects the issues of a comic that was an adaptation of a wildly successfully book series. That book series had been previously adapted into a landmark TV program. I repeat, I won’t name names, but I will leave a Giant clue On this posT. The editors must have also had their eyes closed.

The number of typos, missing words, and blatant errors was unbelievable.

It boggles my mind; these guys are supposed to be pros but it sure was sloppy.


Nation, what’s good? What has you excited? Tell us!

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