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This Week’s Finest: The Fix #10

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By Nick Spencer, Steve Lieber, Ryan Hill, Marshall Dillion

Over a year since it began, The Fix has established itself as a perverse and hilarious crime drama of two dirty cops trying to make it big. Roy and Mac owe a large debt to a local crimelord, and so have each taken on separate schemes to accrue said money. These schemes involved drug-addicted actresses, and a drug-sniffing dog named Pretzels. Things only got stranger from there… Continue reading This Week’s Finest: The Fix #10

What else to say about Watchmen?

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We live in a world where cinematic universes are in vogue, comic book shows are more prevalent than ever, and the Avengers roster are household names. We’ve even had a Watchmen adaptation, much as we might prefer to forget about it. It was as faithful as any movie adaptation could be, but seemed to lack the essence of the graphic novel’s themes. DC’s various prequel series, Before Watchmen, also seemed like a squandered opportunity if not one that was sacrilegious. Aside from two or three of the mini series, most were OK and the rest were flat out awful. It’s this legacy that pushed the property out of my mind since. Continue reading What else to say about Watchmen?

Politics aren’t Killing Marvel Comics, But Marvel’s Politics are

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It’s almost common knowledge by now that Marvel Entertainment (the branch that oversees the comics, not Marvel Studios which produces the films) is in dire straits in the direct market. There is no single reason why, rather its a collective list of issues such as price and over-saturation of product. The scapegoat of diversity has been heavily criticized as well as unproven, Marvel Comics across the board are struggling with Amazing Spider-Man #789 the only Marvel comic making it into the top ten of a limited survey sample of comic shops across the nation in October.
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30 Years of Evil; A Retrospective of The Evil Dead Franchise

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In honor of Halloween, I wanted to look back at one of my favorite (and most enduring) horror franchises, Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead/Army of Darkness and its hero Ash Williams.
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This Week’s Finest: Kill or Be Killed #13

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By Ed Brubaker, Sean Philips, Elizabeth Breitweiser

Once again, Kill or Be Killed takes home the honor of This Week’s Finest. Things have almost come full circle as Dylan’s story has brought the events from the beginning of the first issue to the end of the thirteenth. The plot is thickening, and there’s still so much more to unravel about our righteous killer and what is pushing down this path… Continue reading This Week’s Finest: Kill or Be Killed #13

This Week’s Finest: Iron Fist #73

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By Ed Brisson, Mike Perkins, Andy Troy, VC’s Travis Lanham, Jeff Dekal

Danny Rand has finished his global adventuring and returned to his old stomping grounds in NYC, eager to rest and read over the Book of the Iron Fists tome to find a way to return to K’un Lun. Unfortunately, someone broke into his condo and stole it, right as Danny’s newest adversary has arrived in New York himself… Continue reading This Week’s Finest: Iron Fist #73

This Week’s Finest:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Universe #14

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By Eric Burnham, Sophie Campbell, Brittany Peer, Shawn Lee

It’s a good week in comics when I have a threeway tie choosing The Week’s Finest: do I go with the tried and true Kill or Be Killed (which was quite good as usual), an intriguing mystery thriller Hellboy and the BPRD, or an underdog with fantastic art that makes me care about a character I’ve never liked? I always favor underdogs, although it was a difficult choice until I thought about the book with the best art: TMNT Universe #14. Continue reading This Week’s Finest:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Universe #14

This Week’s Finest: Rick and Morty #29

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By Sean Vanaman, Olly Moss, CJ Cannon, Carly Farina, CRANK!

Everyone’s heard the hypothetical question: “Would you kill Adolf Hitler when he was a baby?” It’s a thought experiment to test your moral compass; do you kill a genocidal madman before he could kill millions of people, or do you spare a baby knowing it could become that genocidal madman in the future? Nobody ever asks “Would you kill ALL the Hitlers?”.

Nobody, except Sean Vanaman, Olly Moss, and Rick Sanchez… Continue reading This Week’s Finest: Rick and Morty #29