Retro Pull List: April 2021

Hello fellow adult children. It is time once again to take a look at all the fun comic books coming to shops this month with a nostalgia feel in the Retro Pull List: April 2021. Each and every month I scour through hundreds of pages in Diamond’s Previews catalog to find the best of the best from our collective childhoods. Sometimes it’s a new take on an old familiar property. Sometimes it’s a rerelease of books we bought when we were kids. Either way, it is always an awesome looking item that should be added to your pull list at your local comic shop.

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The Cimmerian: Iron Shadows in the Moon #1 (Ablaze)

Do you love Conan? Are you now an adult who can handle adult themes? Then enjoy this uncensored unedited version of the real Conan. Called the Cimmerian here because some other comic company has the rights to Conan. This is a story from Conan creator Robert E Howard himself, presented in all it’s violent sexual glory as originally written. 

Spider-Man: Spider’s Shadow #1 (Marvel)

Hey kids, remember the What If? Comics from Marvel? This is the latest incarnation of that concept and here this series will answer the question: what if Peter Parker became Venom? This four issue mini series starts in familiar territory and then tells an alternate Marvel history of a dark and possibly possessed symbiote Spider-Man. 

Locke & Key/The Sandman Universe: Hell and Gone #1 (DC/IDW)

Two gothic tastes that taste great together. Two of comics biggest mature writers join their most popular franchises together. DC’s legendary House of Mystery has doors that lock and need keys. This book is most likely not new reader friendly, but that is all the more reason to finally read Neil Gaiman’s and Joe Hill’s previous works. 

Darkhawk: Heart of the Hawk #1 (Marvel)

Hey, hey’s back! One of the most popular and most memorable new comic characters of the 1990’s returns. An untold tale of the past, a story from his cosmic journeys, and a peek at the future for Darkhawk. Enjoy this 30th anniversary (omg, I’m old) tribute to Marvel’s next big thing. 

The Batman and Scooby-Doo Mysteries #1 (DC)

It’s Batman and Scooby-Doo teaming up and solving crimes. The whole gang is here. There’s time travel. Many of us grew up waiting every week for the Batman and Robin episodes of Scooby-Doo to be rerun. That was our only chance to see animated superheroes for years. Now it’s time to revisit that joy but without commercial breaks. 

My Little Pony/Transformers II #1 (IDW)

While making a space bridge to connect their two worlds, the Decepticons unleash a new magic evil from Equestria. These two Hasbro properties must team up once more to bring peace to both of their planets. 

The Robotic Stooges Return #1 (American Mythology)

One of the most ridiculous of all the Hanna Barbera properties (and that’s saying something) returns in comic form. They are embracing the silliness not only of the original cartoon, but also all of comics. Join the Robotic Stooges in such adventures as “The Imbecile Gauntlet” and “Freight at the Museum”. 

Remember kids at heart, this is no where near all of the comics available this month. I’m focusing on first issues so you can start reading on the ground floor. But there are new issues of Transformers, G.I. Joe, Scooby-Doo, and so much more this month and every month. 

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