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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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Tuesday Top Ten: All Time Favorites Josh

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Freeze Frame 6/5/2015

From Midnighter #1 by Aco
From Midnighter #1 by Aco

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Freeze Frame 5/8/2015

From We Can Never Go Home #2 by Joshua Hood
From We Can Never Go Home #2 by Joshua Hood.

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Freeze Frame 4/3/2015

From Avengers: Rage Of Ultron by Jerome Opena
From Avengers: Rage Of Ultron by Jerome Opena

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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 throws a bone to…
Rat God 3Rat God #3
 
A comic as cool as it’s title
 

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Creepy #20 Review

26111by MATTHEW SOUTHWORTH,
DAN BRAUN.
PETER BAGGE,
KELLY THOMPSON,
JAN STRNAD,RAMON BACHS
RICHARD CORBEN

I don’t buy many horror books, mostly because I don’t know what counts as a good horror book and where I would look for one. I have a healthy respect for the genre, but it seems tricky to sell on a monthly basis. Take for instance, a horror anthology by Darkhorse with an eclectic mix of creators.

This issue of “Creepy” revolves around the theme of pets and how they relate to their owners. Some were serious, some were macabre, and others were kind of silly.

The top three (which were also the longest) of the five stories to me were “Skinny”, “Verto”, and “Bowser”.

“Skinny” was the story of a young, lonely boy who finds companionship with a Chupacabra that can’t keep its food down. He feeds it, shelters it, cleans up after it, convinced he has found his best friend. After Skinny meets the boy’s tormentor, their relationship ends and the boy remarks on how empty he is now.

“Verto” was a similar story, with a young girl and an ever-growing beetle. “Bowser” was a dog like tentacle monster with a hearty appetite.

Despite being my three favorite stories, they started to feel repetitive in there themes and story structure. Kid meets pet, they grow closer, pet causes problems. While they all ended differently, the stories didn’t complement each other. Instead, I could  come to the conclusion the writers were telling the same story with minor tweaks.

The art was good in every story, with Matthew Southworth and Ramon Bachs standing out most. Southworth’s style on “Skinny” was very atmospheric, while Bachs was very expressive and detailed. Richard Corben’s pencils on “Bowser” were toned down from what I usually expect, but felt very appropriate to the tone of the story.

Overall: The art is a little stronger than the stories in this issue, but I think there is something for everyone here. A 12 year old might like the cartoonish Mad Magazine-esque shorts or the stories of the kids with the supernatural pets, or an adult might like a heartwarming tale of a boy caring for his tentacle monster. If you have room in this week’s budget, I would recommend this over a Convergence tie-in.

Rating: Poor, Fair, Good, Great, Excellent

Freeze Frame 4/2/2014

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Meanwhile this happened-Pat by Ulises Farinas from Judge Dredd; Mega City Two #3

 

 

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UNCOVERING THE BEST COVERS, 4-03-14

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 gets tangled up with  . . .

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Loki: Agent of Asgard by Oliver Coipel

Have I ever mentioned how much snakes freak me out . . ?

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