Written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by artist Cliff Chiang and colorist Matt Wilson, with lettering and design by Jared K. Fletcher, the Image Comics series Paper Girls thrusts four newspaper delivery girls into a strange adventure when they encounter weird, mysterious characters that speak an unknown language. This language is represented in the comic by an alien text; after reading the second issue of Paper Girls I had a theory that this text was a substitution cipher for English words. My theory was correct – a few weeks ago, I deciphered the text and began writing an article for Nothing But Comics on the decoded language.
But then – doing a Google search on a translated alien phrase in issue two (“Nostalgia is death”) – I discovered that someone had already deciphered the alien text a month before I did!
At Nothing But Comics, we noticed that the social media network Twitter now allows its users to create polls. Although the polling feature is somewhat limited (you can only use two options in your polling), we were eager to give it a try.
So we’re asking Twitter users to declare whether or not they will be watching the new Marvel Netflix television series Jessica Jones when it debuts this Friday, November 20th. Based on the Marvel Comics series Alias by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, the TV series stars Krysten Ritter as Jessica, and David Tennant as the villainous Purple Man. You can learn more about the series here.
At Nothing But Comics, we noticed that the social media network Twitter now allows its users to create polls. Although the polling feature is currently somewhat limited (you can only use two options in your polling), we were eager to give it a try.
So we’re asking Twitter users to declare whether or not they will purchase the first issue of the new Image Comics series Huck this week. The comic’s creative team includes writer Mark Millar (Wanted, Kick-Ass, Jupiter’s Legacy) and artist Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire, Blue Beetle, Ei8ht).
If you like epic fantasy, you should be reading The Autumnlands. Written by Kurt Busiek and illustrated by artist Benjamin Deweywith colorist Jordie Bellaire, the Image Comics fantasy series features anthropomorphic animal characters in a world where magic is dying, and a confused champion from another world may be their only hope of salvation.
As fans of the series, we were curious about writer Kurt Busiek’s favorite fantasy fiction, so we sent superhero the Fighting Yank (via Twitter) to ask him about his favorite fantasy novels, comics, and stories.
The November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris shocked the world. A combination of shootings and suicide bombings left 129 people dead and 352 people wounded, according to current news reports. The terrorist group the Islamic State (sometimes referred to in the media as ISIS, ISIL, or IS) claimed responsibility for the attacks.
In response, people from all over the world are sharing cartoons through social media to express their thoughts and feelings about the attacks. Below are some of the cartoons that were shared this past weekend on Twitter.
At Nothing But Comics, we’re fascinated by the new Vertigo comics series Unfollow. Written by Rob Williams and illustrated by Mike Dowling, the comic’s central premise is that dying social media billionaire Larry Ferrell decides to share his fortune with 140 people chosen by an app that suddenly appears on their phone or tablet.
The first issue got our attention; we were intrigued. And then we noticed that the Larry Ferrell character had a real-world Twitter account.
Writer – Paul Tobin; Artist – Alberto Alburquerque; Colorist – Marissa Louise; Published by Dark Horse Comics
“PENNY POTTER, COMIC BOOK DETECTIVE” – the words were written in bright red ink on the manila envelope that was slid under Penny’s door.
Penny verified that no one was standing outside her office. The after-hours hallway was deserted so she closed the door, then picked up the envelope and walked to her desk. She shook the envelope, and with a hunch about its contents, opened it. Sure enough, it was a comic book, but not one she had seen before.
At Nothing But Comics, we’ve enjoyed the new comics series recently published by Vertigo, such as Twilight Children, Unfollow, and Survivors’ Club. We were eager to learn more about the upcoming Vertigo series Slash & Burn, written by one of our favorite writers, Si Spencer (Bodies, The Vinyl Underground, Hellblazer: City of Demons); the comic’s protagonist is arsonist/firefighter Rosheen Hayes, and the comic piqued our interest.
So we summoned the Devil to ask Spencer (via Twitter) about the comic:
At Nothing But Comics, we’re big fans of the James Bond franchise and we’re very excited about this week’s debut of the new James Bond movie Spectre. To celebrate, we dispatched rejected Bond villain Brutus Brute to ask some of our favorite comics creators about their favorite James Bond movie.
Please feel free to share your favorite Bond movie in the comments below.
At Nothing But Comics, we enjoy reading the DC Comics series Prez. Crafted by writer Mark Russelland artist Ben Caldwell, the sci-fi political satire follows the adventures of teenager Beth Ross after she is elected President of the United States in the year 2036.
With Democrat and Republican presidential candidates currently competing to get their respective party’s nomination, we dispatched superhero the Red Bee to ask Russell and Caldwell for their opinion on how a prominent Republican presidential candidate might respond to Beth Ross….