Freeze Frame 12/09/16

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From Island #13 by Jack Cole

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First Trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming

Last night, Marvel Studios unveiled the first full trailer for their upcoming Spider-Man solo film. This initial glance at the movie leans heavily on high-flying acrobatics and Robert Downey, Jr. Also, a glimpse of Michael Keaton’s Vulture.

Spider Man: Homecoming, starring Tom Holland and directed by Jon Watts, opens July 7th 2017.

Cheers.

DC’s Post Crisis Rebirth: Wonder Woman, George Perez, Gods & Metal

gpww3As a comic book that’s been continuously published over a seventy year period, several creators have had a significant influence on the character of Wonder Woman and her mytho’s. Like many of DC Comics superheros, Wonder Woman was redefined for the modern era following the line wide reboot that was Crisis of Infinite Earths. Like Batman with Frank Miller or Superman with John Byrne, Wonder Woman was taken on by one of comics greatest talents of the time, and within a historical context, one of it’s most important creative talents in George Perez. Fresh off his time illustrating Crisis of Infinite Earths, Perez would do a fresh take on the character that leaned into some of the most interesting and functional elements of her mythology without trying to overly define her in any particular direction or style. It’s not perfect, it’s not on the level of Byrne on Superman or Miller on Batman and it’s not essential in the larger context of the medium. But it’s well crafted, looks fantastic and straight up cool on an elemental level; that doesn’t make for a classic comic per-say but it does make for one that’s evergreen. Continue reading DC’s Post Crisis Rebirth: Wonder Woman, George Perez, Gods & Metal

This Week’s Finest: The Flintstones #6

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By Mark Russell, Steve Pugh, Chris Chuckry, Dave Sharpe, Bill Sienkiewicz

This Week’s Finest shows us that the only thing keeping society together isn’t love or money, but the belief we won’t be wiped out by a giant meteorite and die a fiery death. This week, the Flintstones and Bedrock face their mortality… Continue reading This Week’s Finest: The Flintstones #6

Uncovering the Best Covers, 12-08-16

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 feels the glare of . . .

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Scarlet Witch #13 by David Aja

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This Years Finest 2016: The Ten Best New Series

It’s December again which means another month of year end list and pontificating. Cosmo kicked things off with his best new character list yesterday, now it’s time for the ten best new series. Continue reading This Years Finest 2016: The Ten Best New Series

Indubitable Issues and Pull List (12/07/16)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Cosmo’s Recommendations…
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“The first issue of this limited series was an engaging mix of romance and horror. Writer Sarah Vaughn skillfully introduced readers to her cast of characters, while artist Lan Medina filled the pages with atmospheric Gothic imagery. Such blending of genres is a delightfully refreshing experiment. Top it all off with a gorgeous Stephanie Hans cover and this deluxe volume more than deserves its cover price . . . “
 

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This Year’s Finest 2016: The Most Memorable Characters

The weather might suggest otherwise, but December has arrived and with it the inevitable year’s end lists. Luckily, at Nothing But Comics, we’re quite fond of year’s end lists. Our first group Top Ten will arrive tomorrow, but first I offer up my annual look back at some of the most memorable character from 2016.

All entries are listed alphabetically. For simplicity sake, characters without code names are listed by first name.

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