American Vampire 1976, Hellions, The Me You Love in the Dark, and More

The Horror genre is one that always seems to be overlooked, so this week we are going to cover some of the best movies that this subgenre has to offer.

So, it’s been awhile since I’ve been reading comics. I know I was talking about comics in my last post, but I didn’t have a post for it, so I’m going to do that now. This is going to be a long post, but I’m going to write about why I’m reading comics, what I’m reading, and why I’m interested in these particular comics. I’m going to be talking about American Vampire, Hellions, The Me You Love in the Dark, and more!

A lot of movies are made in Hollywood, but there are not many that are funny. This month, we had a great night out at a movie theater with friends. We were all laughing at our favorite parts. It was a great night out. Then, we came home and as we were about to go to sleep, I decided to write down some of the funny things we did at the movies. These are funny, funny things.

It’s nearly time for another new comic book day, which means new titles will be available in shops and online. Each week, the crew at The Weekly Pull spotlights the new releases that have us most eager for the next week of comics. Whether it’s from a major publisher or a small press, whether it’s brand new issues of ongoing series, original graphic novels, or collected editions of older material, whether it’s about capes and cowls or anything else, if it gets us excited about comic books this week, we’ll tell you about it in The Weekly Pull.

The sagas of American Vampire and Jenny Zero come to an end this week, while a buzzworthy new horror series from Cullen Bunn premieres. Also included are important issues for series like as Green Lantern and Justice League, as well as new collections of certain fan favorites.

What comics are you most looking forward to reading this week? In the comments, let us know which new titles you’re looking forward to reading, and feel free to make some recommendations. Return tomorrow for our weekly reviews, and next week for a new episode of The Weekly Pull.

#10 American Vampire, 1976

american vampire 1976 10(Photo courtesy of DC Entertainment)

  • Scott Snyder penned the script.
  • Rafael Albuquerque’s artwork
  • DC Comics is the publisher.

With American Vampire 1976 #10, the story comes to a close a decade after American Vampire. There’s something gratifying about receiving a real conclusion to a narrative as someone who has been following it from the beginning, and that’s exactly what we get here. On the 51st anniversary of Skinner Sweet’s immortalization of Pearl Jones, the two are reunited on America’s bicentennial to face up against the Beat for the destiny of all humanity. It promises to be a fantastic send off, action-packed but also important, and although you’ll probably need to be acquainted with the series, this is certainly one to see. Nicole Drum is a writer.


#6 blubber

blubber 6(Photo courtesy of Fantagraphics)

  • Gilbert Hernandez designed it.
  • Fantagraphics is the publisher.

It’s been almost a year since Blubber #5 was released. That hasn’t necessitated increasing expectation due to a cliffhanger or a long-awaited character beat; Blubber isn’t a comic book like that. The arrival of Blubber #6 is thrilling because no one knows what Gilbert Hernandez will include in its pages. Each issue is jam-packed with strange tales that sometimes intersect. They’re full of bizarre, grotesque creatures engaged in crazy sex and violent activities. Hernandez’s cartooning sensibility is unrivaled, as he combines monstrous shapes with passion and energy before demonstrating to readers that anything may happen on a comics page. While Blubber isn’t advised for reading on the bus, it’s ideal for a summer day in the garden, as readers are reminded of Gilbert Hernandez’s wonderfully weird mindscape. — Magnett, Chase


#5 in the Green Lantern series

green lantern 5(Photo courtesy of DC Entertainment)

  • Geoffrey Thorne is the author of this piece.
  • Tom Raney, Marco Santucci, and Andy MacDonald contributed artwork.
  • Michael Atiyeh did the colors.
  • Rob Leigh did the lettering.
  • DC Comics is the publisher.

The Green Lanterns have had a difficult time recently, and things aren’t likely to improve anytime soon. Indeed, things may just become a bit worse before the sun rises again, but despite those obstacles, Geoffrey Thorne’s run demonstrates how resilient the Corps is, and you can’t help but cheer for them. Long-time Lantern fans will find much to like here, particularly if you’re a fan of a certain Sinestro Corps, and the exciting rollercoaster ride doesn’t seem to be coming to a stop anytime soon. Matthew Aguilar (Matthew Aguilar)


Hellions Vol. 2 by Zeb Wells

hellions by zeb wells vol 2(Image courtesy of Marvel Entertainment)

  • Zeb Wells is the author of this piece.
  • Stephen Segovia’s artwork
David Curiel did the colors.
Ariana Maher did the lettering.

  • Marvel Comics is the publisher.

I’ll confess that when Hellions was originally announced as part of Marvel’s X-Men line, I was a little puzzled – but I’m glad the title proved me wrong. The series follows a diverse group of villains, including Psylocke, Havok, Orphan-Maker, and Nanny, as they embark on different missions on the mutant island of Krakoa in search of vengeance. Marvel has finally found its genuine response for the brutal and charming villains featured in DC’s Suicide Squad, and Zeb Wells’ writing, like Stephen Segovia’s wacky art, balances that unapologetic insanity with a startling ease. I devoured the first book of Hellions in one sitting, and I’m looking forward to doing the same with this version. Jenna Anderson says:


Jenny Zero, number four

jenny zero 4(Photo courtesy of Dark Horse Comics)

  • Dave Dwonch and Brockton McKinney wrote the script.

  • Magenta King’s artwork
Dam created the colors.

  • Dave Dwonch did the lettering.

  • Dark Horse Comics is the publisher.

The only criticism I have about Jenny Zero is that I wish it were a real continuing, since I would read about its kaiju-fighting, hard-partying monster lady for as long as possible. Jenny’s search for identity and controlling her abilities is likely to come to a violent head with this week’s finale (for now), and I can’t wait to see what that involves. Dave Dwonch and Brockton McKinney have created a story that combines comedy, emotion, and legacy in unexpected ways, while Magenta King’s art and Dam’s color work are a unique sight to see. Take this as a hint that you need to start reading Jenny Zero if you haven’t already. Jenna Anderson says:


#66 of the Justice League

justice league 66(Photo courtesy of DC Entertainment)

  • Brian is the author of this piece. Michael Bendis and Ram Vududududududududududududu
  • Phil Hester, Eric Gapstur, and Sumit Kumar contributed artwork.
  • Trish Mulvihill, Hi-Fi, and Romulo Fajardo Jr. contributed colors.
  • Josh Reed and Rob Leigh did the lettering.
  • DC Comics is the publisher.

The Justice League has been pushed to its limits in the War Against Synmar, even demolishing the Hall of Justice in the process, but don’t write them off just yet. Half the pleasure of this book is watching how the League overcomes such colossal obstacles, and Justice League Dark provides the ideal counterpoint, diving into the delightfully strange realm of magic in an adventure that never ceases to amaze. It’s a powerful one-two punch that’s simple to recommend. Matthew Aguilar (Matthew Aguilar)


In the Dark #1: The Me You Love

the me you love in the dark 1(Image courtesy of Image Comics)

  • Skottie Young is the author of this piece.
  • Jorge Corona’s artwork
  • Jean-Francois Beaulieu did the colors.
  • Nate Piekos’ letters
  • Jorge Corona designed the cover.
  • Image Comics is the publisher.

I like a good horror comic, especially ones that focus on more personal and real dread and terror, and Skottie Young and Jorge Corona’s latest book, The Me You Love in the Dark, seems to be exactly that. The tale follows Ro, an artist who goes to a home in the Midwest in search of new inspiration after hitting a creative wall. She is informed that the home is haunted, and she quickly finds that this is true. The tale promises to be both a dark adventure and a dark exploration. What will Ro discover in the darkness, and what will the darkness discover in Ro? The novel is characterized as a love story with elements of horror and discovery, and it is an excellent way to begin the shift from summer to autumn. Nicole Drum is a writer.


The Silvery Moon is the second volume in the Steeple series.

steeple vol 2(Photo courtesy of Dark Horse Comics)

  • John Allison designed it.
  • Dark Horse Comics is the publisher.

Those who are missing Giant Days can check out John Allison’s newest comics series, Steeple, from Dark Horse Comics. Allison’s excellent eye for character development, language, and comedy is retained in this new thriller, but it is set in a completely different context, with pastors and pagans equally battling evil forces threatening a tiny Cornish village. The series has moved to an OGN format for future tales, starting with The Silvery Moon, after the first volume was published as single issues. As both Christian and occult parishioners in town continue to take sides, the second Steeple story predicts the arrival of werewolves or something more weirder. Allison has already shown in the first volume of Steeple that he can provide twists and shocks without missing a stride in retaining the humor and charm. That’s why, after graduation, every fan of Giant Days will undoubtedly appreciate settling down with this eerie thriller. — Magnett, Chase