This Week’s Finest: Hawkeye #12

From Hawkeye #12 by Julian Totino Tedesco

by Kelly Thompson, Michael Walsh & Jordie Bellaire

I don’t think anyone who read Hawkeye #12 would be surprised I hereby dub thee best comic of the week. I won’t lie, it was a great week of comics. East of West returned  as a somewhat hilarious father and son journey to self discovery. Generation Gone and Kill The Minotaur concluded in artistically astonishing fashion. Batman Who Laughs legitimately horrified me. Joelle Jones was brilliant, as usual, on Batman and Bug, well, I don’t have to tell you how great Bug always is. But, in the midst of all these final chapters, one shots and climactic issues is Hawkeye #12, which breaks from the regular action to tell a fun team up story between Kate, Laura (Wolverine), Gabby (Mini Wolverine) and an actual wolverine.

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Freeze Frame 11/17/2017

From East of West #35 by Nick Dragotta & Frank Martin

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What else to say about Watchmen?

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We live in a world where cinematic universes are in vogue, comic book shows are more prevalent than ever, and the Avengers roster are household names. We’ve even had a Watchmen adaptation, much as we might prefer to forget about it. It was as faithful as any movie adaptation could be, but seemed to lack the essence of the graphic novel’s themes. DC’s various prequel series, Before Watchmen, also seemed like a squandered opportunity if not one that was sacrilegious. Aside from two or three of the mini series, most were OK and the rest were flat out awful. It’s this legacy that pushed the property out of my mind since. Continue reading What else to say about Watchmen?

Indubitable Issues and Pull List (11/08/17)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Josh’s Recommendations…
Fence #1
“Its often said that ‘there’s a manga about everything.’ To the best of my knowledge, there isn’t one about fencing! While this is more or less an American comic, it sounds like it has the sensibilities that people desire in Manga: plotting, characterization, the constant struggle of the protagonist and his gradual evolution. This sounds like a slam-dunk, involving the classical sport of fencing. Color me intrigued.””
 
 
 

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Freeze Frame 11/11/2017

From Injection #15 by Declay Shalvey & Jordie Bellaire

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Uncover The Best Covers 11/9/2017

From Centipede #4 by Francesco Francavilla

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (11/08/17)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Josh’s Recommendation…
Moon Knight #188
“New series, new team, new direction. Marc Spectre has a new lease on life without Khonshu whispering in his ear, but he faces familiar foes all the same. The kind covered in hair, and full of teeth…”
 
 
 

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This Week’s Finest: The Gravediggers Union #1

by Wes Craig, Toby Cypress, Niko Guardia & Jared K Fletcher

New comic book series come with an astonishing and accelerated frequency week after week. While comics retailers have certainly been feeling a strain on their business in 2017, that hasn’t seemed to slow down publishers from flooding the market with new material. As someone whose taken it upon himself to follow comics to the point that I can credibly edit and write a comics based website; the sheer volume can feel daunting while my excitement wanes downward. It’s easy to start feeling jaded with the industry, even too much of a good thing is still too much. But when its  something really new and exciting, when it feels like something truly excellent, you know it. The Gravediggers Union #1, by Wes Craig, Toby Cypress, Niko Guardia & Jared K Fletcher is one where that become apparent immediately; this is the good stuff, this is something special.  Continue reading This Week’s Finest: The Gravediggers Union #1