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”
 
 
 
 

Josh’s Recommendation…
Nightwing #27
“Seely and Fernandez are killing it on this series, and with this being part 2 of the ‘Spyral’ arc I have high expectations. Dick’s time as a secret agent for Spyral has come home to roost, and right now he needs all the friends he can find if wants to survive the enemies circling him.”
 
 
 
 
 
 Dean’s Recommendations
  Southern Bastards #17
“You know why.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Creighton’s Recommendation…
Batgirl Stephanie Brown Vol 1
Before Kamala, Doreen & Faith won the affections of readers, there was Stephanie Brown. While at first glance her assumption of the Batgirl cowl felt rather random (why exactly did Cassandra give it up again?), it quickly turned out to be an inspired choice. Bryan Q. Miller’s scripts burst with an infectious energy as Stephanie patrolled the streets of Gotham with a plucky enthusiasm that cast her in a brighter light than the city’s other costumed heroes (her interactions with Damian were priceless). Lee Garbett was the primary artist for these issues and his crisp, clean style proved to be fitting visual expression of Miller’s breezy storytelling. Steph’s run as Batgirl might have been cut short too soon (thanks New 52) but for as long as it lasted, she was headlining one of DC’s best books.
 
 
 
 
 
As we’re sure you all have noticed, the pull list page is no longer present. We here at Nothing But Comics have decided to combine this weekly with the discussion of which comics we are all buying for the week. Included below is the link of our personal favorite product guide. Don’t worry, this is not an advertisement; the website is not paying us anything to push it (not that we’d object!). Comic List just happens to be totally awesome. So check out that massive list and then come on back here to let us know what you are buying.

23 thoughts on “Indubitable Issues and Pull List (08/16/17)”

  1. Ad After Death Book 03 (of 3)
    Astro City #46
    Black Cloud #5 (MR)
    Dark Nights Metal #1 (of 6
    Descender #23 Cvr A Nguyen
    Divinity #0 (of 4) Cvr A Ryp
    I Hate Fairyland #15 Cvr A
    Rat Queens #5 Cvr A Gieni (MR)
    Secret Weapons #3
    Southern Bastards #17
    Spy Seal #1
    Star Trek Tng Mirror Broken #3 (of 6)

    Oh I guess i did order Spy Seal.

    Star Trek TNG mirror broken has been really good so far. It’s a weird parallel Next Gen crew that is all evil and the whole federation is run by whoever is the most sneaky and wicked.

    I think Astro City is winding down.

    I Hate Fairyland gets better every month.

    1. Did you have a chance to read SPY SEAL? What did you think? I was thinking of asking my local library to order the trade, but if it’s great I may buy it in single issues.

      1. I’m curious about Spy Seal as well but don’t know if it’ll make the budget cut . . .

        Read all of Tommaso’s Dark Corridor recently, which was pretty great (except for the abrupt ending which wasn’t really his fault).

      2. Spy Seal is pretty good. Fun art… and the writing seems natural. This is not heavy in espionage. It’s more of a stubbling into the spy world plot. I liked it quite a bit.

        1. Sounds like what I’m expecting from this series. I’ll be ordering the last couple weeks of books in a few days, so we’ll see if Seal makes the cut. It’ll be close. Something’s gotta go, though . . .

        2. Thanks for the info. My comic shop didn’t have a copy (it sold out last week, which is a good sign). I’ll keep an eye out for future issues.

            1. I love the art in BLACKSAD. My understanding is that the artist, Guarnido, is a former Disney artist, and I can sure believe it.

  2. I’ve been enjoying Paul Cornell/Jimmy Broxton’s work on VAMPIRELLA (issue 5 is out this week). Cornell is writing Vampirella as Barbarella, taking the surreal, sexy adventure motifs and imagery of the French character and applying them to Vampirella’s adventures, which I think is an interesting/entertaining take on the character.

            1. First time I watched Barbarella I thought it was a lot of fun. Second time, I was utterly bored. .

              Am curious to glance over graphic novel sometime. I believe they recently reissued it with a new translation . . .

            2. Ah.. ya I don’t remember much about Barbarella… I’ll have to revisit that. It used to be on broadcast TV a lot I think. Frankly all I remember was a half naked woman and vague scifi stuff.

              1. Well honestly that’s pretty much all there is to it: scantily clad Jane Fonda, extrgavant clothes and plush sci-fi sets . . .

                Oh and it’s where Duran Duran got their name from – there’s that too
                . .

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