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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (10/14/15)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Tyler’s Recommendations: 
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Twilight Children #1
“Darwyn Cooke is drawing a new comic. I repeat, Darwyn Cooke is drawing a new comic!! If that’s not enough for you, it’s written by Gilbert Hernandez. Unbridled excitement is the proper response.”
 

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TUESDAY TOP TEN: ALL TIME FAVORITES TYLER

Nothing But Comics is about to hit our two year mark and in observance of the site’s anniversary, every Tuesday from now until we finish, one of our staff members will list off their favorite series, runs or issues of all time. This week it’s Tyler

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Freeze Frame 8/21/2015

From Birthright #10 by Andrei Bressan & Andriano Lucas
From Birthright #10 by Andrei Bressan & Andriano Lucas

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Many, Many, Many, Dope Ass Exclusive Hellboy & The BPRD 1952 #1 for The Hero Intiative

You can now buy ONE OF ONE specially designed covers for Hellboy & The BPRD 1952 #1 to benefit the Hero’s Iniative. For the next ten weeks, Dark Horse will be auction off ten exclusive covers on e-bay to bid on from some of the comics best and brightest artists. Which artists you ask? Let’s see we have; Mike Mignola (naturally), Bill Sienkiwicz, John Cassady, Rafeal Albuquerque, Chris Samnee, Francis Manipul, Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba, Garbiel Hardman, Riley Rossmo, Jenny Frisson, Chris Burnham, John McCrea, Ben Templesmith, Art Baltazar, James Harren, Skott Kollins, Scott Koblish, Jeff Lemire, Michael Avon Oeming, Jeff Parker, Paolo Rivera, Todd Nauck, Darick Robertson, Michael Walsh, Javier Pudilo, Sina Grace, Phil Hester, Tom Raney, Mike Norton, Max Fiumara, Tim Seely, Ty Templeton, Jim Valentino, Clayton Crain, Jim Zub & WAY WAY MORE

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Review of Casanova: Acedia #2

Casanova Acedia 2

by Matt Fraction, Michael Chabon, Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba

“What does it mean when your farts smell like cinnamon?”

“Who is Casanova Quinn?”

“Who is ‘Akim Athabadze’?”

These are questions that writers Matt Fraction and Michael Chabon explore – but don’t necessarily answer – with artists Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá in the second issue of Casanova: Acedia.

You see, Casanova Quinn is a cool super-spy suffering from amnesia while trapped in a parallel universe.  In the new reality in which Casanova is stranded, he goes by the name “Quentin Cassaday” and works as a majordomo for the rich and powerful Emil Boutique, who also can’t remember his past.

Last issue, Boutique offered to help Cassaday/Quinn remember his past, if Cassaday investigated Boutique’s origins.  Cassaday went to the library to do some research and got attacked by some occult thugs.  So in this issue, needing to know more about magic, he recruits a reluctant magician to help him.

Cassaday also makes friends with a police detective who gives him some alone time with the female assassin that tried to kill him last issue, and that turns out to be a harrowing experience.

But a seed is planted.

Cassaday also learns about an old photograph that may offer clues to understanding the past of Emil Boutique.

And while Matt Fraction writes all that, intriguing and entertaining you so much that you hate to finish reading the comic, artist Fábio Moon illustrates it all brilliantly, while colorist Cris Peter uses a contrasting color palette of sepia and shadow that is absolutely beautiful.

Meanwhile, Micheal Chabon and Gabriel Bá explore the multi-dimensional worlds of Casanova Quinn’s adventures with “the Metanauts” (a group of dimensional travelers who “stalk the timelines in search of a solution to reality’s deadliest question”) as they embark on a mission to a weird world.  It is a funny and sad story, with strange action and romance (see if you notice the sex scene) depicted in a bright, cartoonish style, with colors provided by Cris Peter.

The creative team may not answer the questions that they pose in this issue, but you will be grateful that they were asked, nonetheless.  Even if you haven’t read any previous issues in the Casanova series, you will likely enjoy the art and story of this comic.

Alan Moore and Brian Michael Bendis Discuss Casanova: Acedia #1

Casanova Acedia Cover 1OUR STORY THUS FAR:  Over a month ago, Alan Moore traveled to Portland to discuss comics with his fellow comics creators.  Today he’s having coffee with Brian Michael Bendis…

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Alan Moore and Brian Michael Bendis were not involved in the creation of this not-for-profit parody comic strip review of Casanova: Acedia #1.  The opinions expressed by the characters above are the opinions of the author, and not the opinions of Alan Moore and Brian Michael Bendis.