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Uncovering the Best Covers, 1-21-16

Want to know what covers caught our attention this week?

Curious what our eyes fell in love with at first sight?

Well, here they are, the most memorable images on the stands this Wednesday . . .

Cosmo stands by . . .

Ms Marvel 3 Cliff Chiang
Ms. Marvel #3 by Cliff Chiang

 

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Freeze Frame 1/8/2016

From Ragnarok #7 by Walt Simonson & Laura Martin
From Ragnarok #7 by Walt Simonson & Laura Martin

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UPDATE: Deciphering the Alien Text in PAPER GIRLS – PAPER GIRLS #4

In November 2015, Nothing But Comics interviewed The Dinglehopper blog team – Erin and Michael Perry – about their process for decoding the strange language in the Image Comics series Paper Girls.  With this week’s release of Paper Girls #4, The Dinglehopper team has updated its decoder chart.

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This Year’s Finest 2015: The Best Single Issues

Comics in their essence are a serialized art form. We might discuss arcs and runs, trading waiting and so on, yet , most comics are still centered on the experience of reading individual chapters parceled out over a (typically) monthly basis. With this in mind, I offer my third annual list of the year’s most memorable single issues.

I start with my choices for the two very best:

Sandman Overture 6 J.H. Williams III
J.H. Williams III

Sandman Overture #6 by Neil Gaiman & J.H. Williams III:  Dream’s cosmic journey across a universe (or two) came to a stunning conclusion in this issue. The issue contained several callbacks to Gaiman’s classic work, yet not none of them felt like self-serving fan service. Instead they enriched even further the fascinating personalities of the Dream Lord and his siblings. At the same time, Gaiman offered  a story where the stakes were huge. Williams more than ably met the challenge of Gaiman’s script handing in page after page of stunning art. His detailed, imaginative work defied any traditional sense of page layouts, spilling the action in all directions. Rarely have words and pictures blended so well to create a truly emotional experience on an epic scale. For more, read Cosmo’s staff review.
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This Year’s Finest 2015: Uncovering the Best Covers

How many stellar comic book covers were there this year? So many that instead of restricting myself to an arbitrary number like 10 or even 20, I have assembled a list of 26 spanning a variety of artists and styles. As in the past, I limited myself to one selection per artist or series.

All entries are alphabetical according to title.

Arcadia 2 Matt Taylor
Arcadia #2 by Matt Taylor

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The Years Finest 2015: The Ten Best Artists

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This Year’s Finest 2015: The Best New Series

This was a year of great new comics and these were our ten favorites. Space warriors, space occultist, space terrorist, teens in space, teens in high school, teens in college, teens delivering papers, teens in a monarchy, teens in the avengers, teenage mummy’s on skateboards & Weird World. Continue reading This Year’s Finest 2015: The Best New Series

Freeze Frame 12/4/2015

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From Cyborg #5 by Ivan Reis, Felipe Watanabe, Daniel HDR & Andriano Lucas

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UPDATE: Deciphering the Alien Text in PAPER GIRLS

Last week, Nothing But Comics interviewed The Dinglehopper blog team – Erin and Michael Perry – about their process for decoding the strange language in the Image Comics series Paper Girls.  With this week’s release of Paper Girls #3, The Dinglehopper team has updated its decoder chart.

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (12/02/15)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Josh’s Recommendation …
DocSavage

Doc Savage: The Spider’s Web #1
“Chris Roberson is writing ‘Doc Savage’ again. If you missed the first time he tackled the character and expertly brought him from the 1930’s to the 00’s, then you must read this latest book featuring the Man of Bronze.”
 

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