Last year, Cosmo looked at our first year of This Weeks Finest picks by the numbers. He examined the data on the creators, publishers and titles chosen by the NBC staff for each week of our first year. Based on his numerical analysis, we were able to see our very eclectic taste in comics based on our combined choices for This Weeks Finest. I decided to do something similar this year and looking at the numbers, there’s far less parity in our second year then the first. Grant Morrison came back, Scott Snyder did a horror comic with Jock, all those books announced at the Image Expo’s started coming out regularly and the Nothing But Comics staff went crazy for all that. Continue reading This Weeks Finest Year Two
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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.Dean’s Recommendations: Batman #44
“The bad news, Greg Capullo didn’t pencil Batman #44. The good news, Jock did. Remember how great The Black Mirror was? Don’t miss Batman #44 where Snyder and Jock once again come together to tell a story of the Dark Knight.”
Red Skull #3
“Josh Williamson is so hot right now he could write a buddy comic about a terrorist and a Nazi and make it charming. Don’t miss the concluding issue of Red Skull this week. I don’t even have a guess at what might go down.”
DC will have another Superman mini-series titled Superman: American Alien written by film & Adventures Of Superman writer Max Landis with a different artist on each issue like Jock, Nick Dragotta, Jae Lee, Joelle Jones & more.
Meanwhile, writer James Tynion IV of Constantine: The Hellblazer, Ufology, The Woods & Talon will be teaming up Batman with the Teenage Mutant Turtles. Freddie Williams II of JSA, Mister Miracle & Robin.
I was born depressed, inherited by a group of Irish/Welsh immigrants that settled in middle America and managed to defy Darwinism to the extent that it got passed up my way. When I was a teenager I tried medication, hated the person I became on it, stopped taking them and then spent the next ten years trying to figure out how to beat my mental illness before going back to modern medicine. At a particular low point, when I was seeing a weird old therapist in the West Village who always asked about my sex life, I borrowed a book from the doctor about how positive thinking helped people be more successful. I wasn’t positive or successful so the premise made a lot of sense at the time. That book had possibly the best technique I had in fighting against depression, the power of positive perception. It sounds stupid but it’s actually a big part of beating depression 101. When depressed, you naturally distort your perception to skew negative. When your conscious of that, you can train yourself not to believe it. It’s weird but legitimately worked and helped me get through one of the most difficult periods of my lifetime. But it’s difficult because the truth is, when you are depressed, you see all the horrible things that others don’t. Eventually I couldn’t take it, I took medication and it worked, happy ending. Some people don’t go that route or do and it’s not enough. I don’t know enough about writer Scott Snyder’s personal life, I don’t know if he takes medication or if he has other coping mechanism’s. I do know two things; one is that he suffers from depression and anxiety because he talks about it very openly and two, that he’s managed to translate that into his work on Wytches in a way that is profoundly beautiful.