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The Years Finest 2015: The Ten Best Artists

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Freeze Frame 10/9/2015

From Siege #4 by Pere Pepe Larez & Ian Herring
From Siege #4 by Pepe Larez & Ian Herring

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Freeze Frame 9/11/2015

From Giant Size Little Marvel AvsX #4 by Skottie Young & Jean Francois Bealieu
From Giant Size Little Marvel AvsX #4 by Skottie Young & Jean Francois Bealieu

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Freeze Frame 8/7/2015

From This Dammed Band #1 by Tony Parket
From This Dammed Band #1 by Tony Parker

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Review of Siege #1

Siege 1 W. Scott Forbes
W. Scott Forbes

by Kieron Gillen, Filipe Andrade, James Stokoe & Jorge Coelho

With Siege, Gillen delves fully into Battleworld for the first time. He previously made a brief visit with a co-authored interlude for 1602 Witch Hunter which honestly left a bit to be desired. Luckily he is on more solid ground with this series, which features many of the characters associated with his time at Marvel (Abigail Brand, Leah, Kate Bishop & Ms. America). The result is the most satisfying Marvel issue Gillen has produced since Young Avengers wrapped.

As with many of the Secret Wars tie-ins, this series has little to do with its namesake, the Brian Michael Bendis Avengers Event Siege. Instead it focuses on Abigail Brand the heroine of Gillen’s short-lived though fondly remembered SWORD series. Brand was the head of S.W.O.R.D. an offshoot of S.H.I.E.L.D. tasked with monitoring the cosmos for potential threats, an outer space lighthouse, if you will. S.W.O.R.D. was the first line of defense to keep hostiles off-world. Gillen takes this guardian concept and reapplies it to the terrain of Battleworld.
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