There is a flurry of announcements coming out San Diego Comic Con, this is some of the news that’s been revealed so far from the largest comics convention Continue reading San Diego Comic Con News & Things 7/22/2017
There is a flurry of announcements coming out San Diego Comic Con, this is some of the news that’s been revealed so far from the largest comics convention Continue reading San Diego Comic Con News & Things 7/21/2017 Part Two
The notion of a comic book “event”, is one that began as a loose definition before ultimately being commodified by corporate actors as a means of generating sales in the direct market. Marvel & DC basically run different self described “event” story mini-series and crossovers year round. Corporate IP across smaller publisher’s consistently goes out of their way on a yearly basis to generate interest in their fledgling comic series with “event” crossover books or relaunches of those core titles. In general, this tends to result in less then satisfying comics experience, with books that are often being guided with a heavy hand from editorial and conclusions that rarely match the epic promise of their concept as everything has to be reset to the status quo by the stories end. But there’s plenty of classic comic story arcs that we now retroactively look back on as “events” which defy these conventions, story-line’s or crossovers of another era when the bombast and scope was a byproduct of the comics that preceded it, and the consequences for what you were reading at least felt real to the wider narrative. Events in comics were by-products of great storytelling, not and end to itself. Descender #22 understands that, and when it self identifies as a “five part event”, it’s doing so on the strength of all that’s preceded it in the series. And issue #22 is an event in the most literal sense of the word, in that, it’s the best single issue so far of the excellent science fiction series from Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen for how it brings the book’s past threads to the forefront to create an epic opening salvo of the new story arc. Continue reading This Week’s Finest: Descender #22
There is a flurry of announcements coming out San Diego Comic Con, this is some of the news that’s been revealed so far from the largest comics convention Continue reading San Diego Comic Con News & Things 7/21/2017
While Alex continues his cross country savage journey to the heart of the American dream, Dean & Pat talk comics. Comics like, Batman #25 & #26, Batman/Elmer Fudd #1, Jupiter Legacy Volume 2 #5, Black Bolt #3, Saga #44, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #7 and more. In addition, we chat about the Umbrella Academy series for Netflix, Stranger Things Season Two, 2017 Emmy nominations & the NBA offseason.
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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.Tyler’s Recommendation… Generation Gone #1 “I’m always interested when Ales Kot has a new book. The first issue is 51 pages, setting up a story Kot described as, “Skins + Unbreakable…sort of
by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips & Elizabeth Breitweiser
Some comics you know as soon as you see the publishing list, they’re the book to beat. Especially if its an Image book, like Saga or The Walking Dead. So it went this week when I put together my pull-list with the latest issue of Kill or Be Killed by Ed Brubaker, Sean Philips & Elizabeth Breitweiser. Continue reading This Week’s Finest: Kill Or Be Killed #10