Uncovering the Best Covers, 3-30-17

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 . . .

Creighton supports the women of  . . .

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InSeXts #10 by Ariela Kristantina

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Danny Rand’s Search for Identity

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As a young boy, Danny Rand traveled to the mountainous region of Asia with his parents before their tragic deaths. As a result, he was welcomed into the fabled city of K’un Lun and trained to be a martial arts master as well as the welder of the power of the Iron Fist. As he’s recently been adapted to live action, he’s taken the blogosphere by storm in a way that Marvel possibly regrets: A hot and cold reaction of hate, apathy, or lackluster reception.  Continue reading Danny Rand’s Search for Identity

Indubitable Issues and Pull List (03/29/17)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Tyler’s Recommendation…
Black Widow #12
“This could potentially be the final issue of the Wait/Samnee run, the solicitations are being coy. I will very much miss this book if it is in fact the final issue, but we will forever have a fantastic Natasha comic, drawn by one of contemporary comics’ greatest artists, so that’s something.”
 

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Review of Wilson

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In 2010 Drawn and Quarterly released Wilson, the first original graphic novel by the acclaimed writer/artist Daniel Clowes. Despite this distinction, Wilson possesses a serial vibe, often feeling more like a collection of episodic comic strips than a plot driven narrative. This impression is reinforced by Clowes’ decision to vary his art style throughout so that loose cartoons rest opposite pages of more naturalistic detail. What the book lacks in narrative or artistic unity, it gains in thematic cohesion. Wilson displays a biting, if loving, critique of its protagonist as he stumbles through the tribulations of life. The story and the visuals blend to create a very specific ambiance. This mix of comedy and drama was probably what appealed to director Craig Johnson whose previously film, The Skeleton Twins, was focused on a pair of suicidal twins. On paper, Johnson’s sensibility would appear to be a good match for Clowes’. Unfortunately the film Johnson and Clowes, who wrote the screenplay, have produced is an amusing one which fails to live up to its complete potential.

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Review of Aliens Dead Orbit #1

Since Ridley Scott’s Alien debuted in theaters,  there have been comic book adaptations of the film. As the popularity of the movie increased and became a series of related franchise films spanning across decades,  the amount of comics associated to the property has increased exponentially. The sheer volume of material in the medium based on the concept could probably rival some b-list Marvel or DC characters at this point, and one thing that’s become abundantly clear is that Aliens works best in comics with  a highly expressive visual artist in a singular style. That’s  not an accident, it’s ingrained in the original films DNA from the design work of Moebius and HR Giger. This is apparent in the original adaptation by Walt Simonson in Heavy Metal, through some of the early Dark Horse series with Mike Mignola & Sam Kieth, up to the more recent Predator: Fire & Stone or Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens by Chris Mooneyham. The upcoming debut of Aliens Dead Orbit, created in totality by one of comics best current artist James Stokoe, continues on that trajectory with one of the mediums best adaptations of the material in years. The first issue exemplifies the creators mastery of craft with his singular imaginative vision, while standing out for the way it utilizes the framework of the horror genre that the films are based in.  Continue reading Review of Aliens Dead Orbit #1

Trailer for Justice League

This morning Warner Brothers released the first full trailer for this fall’s Justice League movie and it, well, looks like a Zack Snyder film.

But hey that split second snippet of Amber Heard’s Mera looked cool.

Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller & Ray Fisher. The film, directed by Zack Snyder, opens November 17th.

Cheers

Freeze Frame 3/24/2017

From Future Quest #11 by Evan Doc Shaner & Veronica Gandini

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This Week’s Finest: Shutter #28

by Joe Keatinge, Leila Del Duca & Owen Gieni

In the first year of Nothing But Comics, Shutter was almost universally beloved among our staff from it’s debut for it’s massive and complex scope of imagination. Now approaching three years since the series debut, Shutter has often shifted and evolved in a myriad of unexpected and interesting ways; yet at it’s core, that scope of imagination has remained the comic’s heart which in turn, makes the aforementioned evolution and shifts all the more interesting. Issue #28 feel’s like a point where all of that coalesces and everything in the book has led up to this moment. True to form; the quality of craft and creative use of visual story telling for writer Joe Keatinge, artist Leila Del Duca & colorist Owen Gieni engineer as profound an emotionally satisfying conclusion to the books current arc that encapsulates so much of what makes the comic special.  Continue reading This Week’s Finest: Shutter #28

Uncovering the Best Covers, 3-23-17

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 . . .

Creighton feels the cosmic tug of. . .

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Shutter #28 by Leila del Duca

 

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