Uncover The Best Covers 3/16/2018

From Sideways #2 by Kenneth Rocafort

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This Week’s Finest: It’s Over

A little over four years ago, the website iFanboy was shut down. As much a community of commentors as a comic’s site, regular readers and contributors to the websites comment section and pull list feature were devastated. In response, Erik Hanson founded Nothing But Comics, and had the good graces to bring on myself to write here, in addition to Alex Rupp, Creighton Binn, Josh Rector, Jacob De Paz, Chris Messenger, and shortly after the sites launch, Dean Manness. The site evolved and shifted, brought on excellent new writers like Reed Bebe, Katharine Hanifan & Tyler Reed. Over that time period, almost everything has changed, both in my own life in addition to the world around me. As such, and as you’ve probably noticed, the site has changed as well. The posts are far less frequent. The actual fact of the matter is, I don’t have the time to post with the frequency that I once did,  and neither can my colleagues. Something has to give, and that is going to be This Week’s Finest. A legacy of our old iFanboy imitation, This Week’s Finest is ultimately a somewhat arbitrary measure of excellence, and the amount of work it required far outweighed the reward of completing the review. In it’s place, we will try to increase meaningful content; more reviews and more articles that can be more insightful then This Week’s Finest could ever be. The last three This Week’s Finest selections will be migrated to the review section. I can’t think of a better final This Week’s Finest then Josh picking a Jeff Lemire/Ivan Reis Fantastic Four DC Comic that exists mostly because Marvel won’t publish the Fantastic Four for a myriad of reasons. Thank you for reading, thank you for your support, thank you for everything. Here’s to the next chapter.

Indubitable Issues and Pull List (03/14/18)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Tyler’s Recommendations…
Deadly Class #32
“My favorite 80’s punk rock, assassin high school comic is back! I’ve been missing the insane tale of the kids of King’s Dominon,
so I’m super excited for the next chapter to begin. Wes Craig art has been sorely missed in my pull.”
 
 
 

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Freeze Frame 3/11/2018

From Shade The Changing Women #1 by Marley Zarcone & Kelly Fitzpatrick

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Uncover The Best Covers 3/8/2018

From Amazing Spider-Man #797 by Alex Ross

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Review of Firebug

by Johnnie Christmas & Tamra Bonvilliain 

What started in Brandon Graham & Emma Rios’s Island, the excellent Firebug gets completed by Johnnie Christmas & Tamra Bonvillain with the collected edition this week. Firebug is an ambitious and layered  coming of age story about a teenage goddess that establishes Johnnie Christmas as one of comics most gifted storytellers, with bright and visceral color work from Tamra Bonvillain. It’s an engaging partnership between the two that makes FIrebug a must read for it’s spellbinding art and engrossing storytelling.  Continue reading Review of Firebug

Indubitable Issues and Pull List (03/07/18)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Tyler’s Recommendations…
Infinity Countdown #1
“I am not one for event comics, but this story is one I am anxiously looking forward to. Aaron Kuder is phenomenal, and I can’t wait to see him unload
on this book.”
 
 
 

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Freeze Frame 3/4/2018

From Abbott #2 by Sami Kivela & Jason Wordie

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This Week’s Finest: The Terrifics #1

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By Jeff Lemire, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Marcelo Maiolo

When Marvel canceled Fantastic Four in early 2015, it was more of a mercy killing than a tragedy. It had reached a pinnacle of popularity, then slowly sunk into mediocrity. Also in 2015, DC ended its New 52 initiative, rolled out its Convergence event, and launched its DC YOU brand of titles to re-energize its books and characters. Three years later, DC has drastically improved its creative output, both in quality and creator representation, and decided to resurrect the FF in their own image. What we get are spiritual analogues to Mr.Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, and the Thing set in the DC Universe and trying to uncover the secrets of the Dark Multiverse.  Continue reading This Week’s Finest: The Terrifics #1

Uncover The Best Covers 3/2/2018

From Saga #49 by Fiona Staples

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