Podcast Episode Seventy Three

It’s the last month in comics, as the guys talk about the single issues they’ve read that left an impression on them over the month’s of July & August. Titles include Mister Miracle #1, Dark Nights Metal #1, Saga #45, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #8, Rat Queens #5, Shutter #30 & more

Indubitable Issues and Pull List (08/23/17)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Creighton’s Recommendations…
Saucer State #3
“Fans of Paul Cornell and Ryan Kelly’s Vertigo series would be forgiven if they were apprehensive about Cornell and Kelly resuming the series at a new publisher after a four year gap. Would they be able to retain the same spark while updating their tale of politics, trauma and aliens to an altered social landscape? Based on the first two issues, the answer is yes, they can. Cornell and Kelly have picked up their narrative without losing a beat, updating its context without neglecting any of the elements which made the original so compelling. Vertigo’s loss has been IDW’s, and reader’s, gain.”
 
 
 
 

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This Week’s Finest: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #8

by Robert Aguirre-Sacasa & Robert Hack

Do you remember the ABC show Sabrina The Teenage Witch starring Melissa Joan Hart? If you are a late 80’s child like myself, it must have played some role in your after school routine when you were 12. It had many of the same beats that would soon make the Harry Potter books a huge success. Sabrina’s aunt Hilda was played by the hilarious Caroline Rhea, and her aunt Zelda was played by the charming Beth Broderick. My school night wouldn’t be the same without a little Sabrina Spellman in it. Well, this comic book is not that show. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack have taken the fun supernatural side of Archie Comics, and stripped it down to the terrifying witchcraft elements that linger just below the surface. It is like the difference between Teen Wolf and Silver Bullet. One uses a supernatural mythology to add a fun spin on a rather mundane story; the other focuses on the truly terrifying details of the unnatural world. This is the beauty of the diverse range of the horror genre. There can exist an after school special staring a teenage witch, and there can exist a terrifying comic based on the same character. One is a guilty pleasure for a 12 year old, while the other keeps a 31 year old man up at night.

Continue reading This Week’s Finest: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #8

Freeze Frame 8/18/2017

From Kill The Minotaur #3 by Lukas Kenter & Jean-Francois Beaulieu

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Splitting Hairs, and Revenue Streams

MillarWorld

Steaming giant Netflix and corporate powerhouse Disney are ending their business together as Netflix acquires Mark Millar’s company Millarworld. Will more options equal more competition, and thus better options for folks looking to binge-watch their entertainment? Continue reading Splitting Hairs, and Revenue Streams

Indubitable Issues and Pull List (08/16/17)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Tyler’s Recommendation…
Spy Seal #1
“Rich Tommaso dives into the world of espionage adventure comics. Marketed as an homage of sorts to classic Tin Tin, but with anthropomorphic characters working for MI-6. Tommaso has a style all his own, but with this comic the visual link to Herge is clear. A unique voice in contemporary comics, Rich Tommaso’s work is something everyone should check out”
 
 
 
 

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This Week’s Finest: Mister Miracle #1

by Tom King, Mitch Gerads & Clayton Cowles

Mister Miracle #1 is a dizzying and infectious debut issue of a series from three masters of their craft in Tom King, Mitch Gerads & Clayton Cowles, working at the height of their capabilities. Surreal, dark and engrossing, Mister Miracle takes on the conventions of Jack Kirby’s iconic New Gods characters for a modern day treatise on paranoia and fear in our era of encroaching fascism on western liberal democracy. Deeply creative and engrossing, Mister Miracle is the best debut issue of a comics series in years, and it’s excellent by almost any measure.  Continue reading This Week’s Finest: Mister Miracle #1

First Trailer for The Death of Stalin

Armando Iannucci is one of the greatest satirists currently working. Over the course of series such as Alan Partridge, The Armando Iannucci Shows, Thick of It and Veep, he has honed a styled defined by hilarious wit and biting social critique. So, tackling the backroom squabbling of Soviet Russia would be a natural fit for his talents. Adapted from the French graphic novel of the same name by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin, The Death of Stalin is a comedic look at the power struggle following the dictator’s demise and features some top notch talent.

 

The Death of Stalin stars Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Simon Russell Beale, Jason Isaacs and Michael Palin. After debuting at the Toronto Film Festival, IFC Films plans a fall US release.

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