Freeze Frame 2/24/2017

From Supergirl Being Super #2 by Joelle Jones & Kelly Fitzpatrick
From Supergirl Being Super #2 by Joelle Jones & Kelly Fitzpatrick

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This Week’s Finest: Monstress #10

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By Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda

As with any art form, the best comic books are those that offer an immersive experience. Favorite paintings or films, for example, provide visual worlds for contemplation, while listeners can lose themselves within an album’s aural landscapes. All these mediums share the ability to craft a compelling ambiance. The same is true of Monstress which continues its excellent run this week with another stunning issue.

Much of the appeal of Monstress is related to its elaborate world building. The narrative unfolds in the aftermath of a long brutal war waged between magical/semi-magical beings. This extended conflict, which continues to simmer not far below the surface, has left the environment ravaged. A general sense of gloom hangs over the proceedings, a visual reminder of writer Marjorie Liu’s motif of war’s deep, ill-healing scars. Issue #10 however, achieves a heightened level of dread as protagonist Maika and her companions reach the Isle of Bones.

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 2-23-17

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 admires the skill of  . . .

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Wonder Woman #16 by Jenny Frison

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Make Gotham Great Again

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Out of all the comic book shows on the air, Fox’s Gotham stands apart from them all. Not just because it involves Batman characters, but also it’s a  procedural starring Batman characters ideally before they become who we know them as. Every season is a buckshot of quality, bizarre motivations, and awkward takes on iconic residents of Gotham City. The show has moments, like when Oswald Cobblepot runs for Mayor of Gotham on roughly the same platform as President Trump and wins. Everything else is up for debate… Continue reading Make Gotham Great Again

Screen Writer Aline Brosh McKenna Teaming With Ramon Perez For Jane Eyre Comics Adaptation

jane_ogn_hc_promoScreen writer Aline Brosh McKenna who co-created the television series My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and wrote the film adaptation of The Devils Wears Prada will team with artist Ramon Perez of Nova, All New Hawkeye & Jim Henson Tales Of Sand for a modern adaptation of Jane Eyre titled Jane from Boom! Studios. More details at Entertainment Weekly

Indubitable Issues and Pull List (02/22/17)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Tyler’s Recommendation…
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Series co-creator Jeremy Haun is on pencils again to kick off a new story arc. The Beauty has been one of my favorites since the first issue, with each new arc showing a different perspective with new characters who inhabit the world where the beauty virus exists. The best part is you can jump right in with this arc and read the past ones after, because the story isn’t dependent on previous narratives. Do yourself a favor and check this gem of a comic out!
 

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Podcast Episode Fifty Part Two

swamp_thing_035_01-231 Part two of our top fifty runs of all time podcast going from 25 to 1 featuring discussions on The Flash by Carmine Infantino, Brian K Vaughan & Pia Guerra’s Y The Last Man, Nick Fury by Jim Steranko, Animal Man by Grant Morrison, Swamp Thing by Alan Moore, Spiderman by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko, The Fantastic Four by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby and more. Click below for the rankings Continue reading Podcast Episode Fifty Part Two

Podcast Episode Fifty Part One

Freeze Frame 2/17/2017

From Dark Horse Presents #31 by Tim Hamilton
From Dark Horse Presents #31 by Tim Hamilton

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This Week’s Finest: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #67

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By Kevin Eastman, Bobby Curnow, Tom Waltz, Mateus Santolouco, Ronda Pattison, Shawn Lee and Chris Mowry

After an approperiate amount of time chilling,  our heroes in a half shell are set for their next fight for survival in This Week’s Finest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #67… Continue reading This Week’s Finest: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #67