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Freeze Frame 8/28/2015

From Ragnarok #6 by Walt Simonson & Laura Martin
From Ragnarok #6 by Walt Simonson & Laura Martin

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Freeze Frame 5/15/2015

From An Eternity Observes All Things by Box Brown
From An Entity Observes All Things by Box Brown

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Indubitable Issues

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Patrick doesn’t want to spoil…
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I’ve read this and it’s Cullen Bunn’s best comic yet
 

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Freeze Frame 4/9/2014

Greatest city in the world-Pat from Shutter #1 by Liela del Duca
Greatest city in the world-Pat from Shutter #1 by Liela del Duca

 

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Review of East of West #18

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Nick Dragotta

by Jonathan Hickman & Nick Dragotta

The focus of the latest installment of East of West is Babylon. Free from his previous captivity he continues his exploration of the world. Yet, what Hickman and Dragotta also do is illustrate for the first time how Babylon views his surroundings. The most basic example of this is how he views his electronic companion, Balloon. Readers are used to seeing Balloon as a machine, a sphere floating in the air beside Babylon. Yet, the issue opens with a literal balloon with a cartoon face sketched on its surface. At first the contrast is disorientating, as the reader pieces together that Babylon is not viewing reality as it truly is. This point is driven home by the arrival of Orion. In Babylon’s eyes, Orion rides not a deformed, monstrous beast, but a huge hamster like creature. Yes, the oversized rodent does have disfiguration, yet, its facial features are much more charming than the all teeth, no eyes visage of reality.
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Freeze Frame: Best Moments of the Week 3/14/14

Beast of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers #1 Jill Thompson
Beast of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers #1
Jill Thompson
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Beast of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers #1
Jill Thompson

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This Weeks Finest: East of West #10

downloadI get bored easily. It’s part of the reason why I read so much comics in addition to following the NBA and NFL pretty heavily, watching lots of movies, read books without pictures and still have a full time job and busy life outside of all that. So being bored easily lends my attention to entertainment that requires some mental gymnastics to get through it. This doesn’t necessarily make any of these things “good” in and of themselves and I tend to be an apologist for that type of stuff a lot more then most because of my own personal preference but when done properly I always tend to gravitate towards big idea’s. East of West may be constructing some of the biggest idea’s in comics these days and if you have the patience to sit through them they pay off is extraordinary. Issue #10 was like a fucking gold mine for my endorphin’s in that respect and that’s one reason why it’s this weeks finest.

Pulllist Playlist 1/29/2014

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Light pull list but full playlist this week. We have classic metal, classic rock, classic purple royalty, classic indie and after the trap rap fill were going back real lyrical lyricism hip hop yo. That and more Danny Brown. If you only learn one thing from me let that be that you can always have more Danny Brown in your life.

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Freeze Frame: The Weeks Best Moment 1/29/2014

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One element of Staples’ talent which often gets overlooked is how strong her coloring work is. Just take another look at this panel. Her rendering of the smoke, both its gradation of hues as well as the suggestion of texture, is masterful. Also it makes the slow approach of Prince Robot even more chilling- Cosmo
by Fiona Staples from Saga #18

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