Retro Pull List: September 2020

I’m going to be honest. I completely forgot about this and thought I had done it at the beginning of the month. Does anyone else feel like this year has gone by in a day and dragged for a hundred years – at the same time? These kind of issues with the time stream needs to stay within the monthly periodicals spotlighted within the Retro Pull List: September 2020. 

This is far from every comic released in September. This is also far from what I would buy this month given unlimited funds. But this is a collection of some comics I noticed for this month that looked appealing to retro pop culture fans. 

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The Rise of Ultraman #1 from Marvel Comics

This is a 5 issue limited series looking at the legend of Ultraman. Kaiju are attacking the planet, but who are the men, women, and mecha who defend Earth from these giant monsters? The classic series is beloved but foam rubber suits have limits. Limits that the pen and ink do not have. This looks like loads of fun and could bring Ultraman back into the public and maybe draw the eyes of a new generation of fans. 

Bill and Ted Are Doomed #1 from Dark Horse Comics

The start of a 4 issue limited series. This story takes place in between Bogus Journey and Face the Music. If you watched the third movie this summer and it left you wanting more from the Wyld Stallyns, pick up the first issue this month and add the next three to your future pull list box at your local shop. 

The Toys of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe from Dark Horse Comics

700 pages. 60 bucks. Over sized hardcover. With pictures of every single toy released from the brand. The battle over the powers within Castle Grayskull encompasses the original series, She-Ra, and the New Adventures of He-Man. The movie figures. The variants. And hopefully Wonder Bread He-Man made the cut. 

Jim Lee’s X-Men Artist Edition from IDW

Okay, these things are expensive but that’s because they’re works of art. $150 for 160 pages of a 12×17 hardcover book. Why so big? Because these Artist Editions take the original penciled art and the best scanners on the planet to recreate each image as the artist themselves saw it. This Jim Lee edition means the best selling comic of all time – X-Men #1 is recreated here in it’s entirety. Pencils, margin marks, notes, all of it. See the beauty of how comics are made as if you’re sitting right in the Marvel Bullpen.

Batman/The Maxx: The Lost Year Compendium: Arkham Dreams from IDW

If you’ve been enjoying the Wizards podcast look back on 1990’s comics then chances are you’re familiar with Sam Keith’s creation – The Maxx. A psychological mind job blurring the lines between fantasy and reality in ways that drive the reader mad. This volume collects the previously released first three issues of this series with the promise that issues 4 and 5 are near. 

Let me know what comics caught your eye this month. 

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