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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.

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

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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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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (08/09/17)

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Tyler’s Recommendation…
Redlands #1
“Superstar colorist Jordie Bellaire makes her writing debut this week. Teaming up with the always fantastic Vanessa Del Rey for a tale of crime and horror about a coven of witches with devious plans in a small Florida town. I’m very excited for this one, and the creative team alone warrants your attention”
 
 
 
 

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (08/02/17)

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Tyler’s Recommendation…
Injection #14
“I might sound a bit redundant at this point, but you should all be reading Injection. An occult mystery tinged with cyberpunk themes, and a unique “team” of investigators, what more could you ask for? Oh, the art team is Shalvey and Bellaire…need I say more?”
 
 
 
 

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This Week’s Finest: Saga #45

Do you think when Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples are discussing Saga concepts, they know when they hit the jackpot? I mean, they have a ton of amazing ideas in these forty five issues, but every now and then they have an idea that is elevated to genius level. I can’t help but wonder if they get extra excited for certain issues to come out. Are they just chomping at the bit to reach the issue they think is next level? Honestly, with the high level of quality that Saga is month in and month out, they are probably always excited for that next issue to hit the stands. When it is all said and done, and the final installment of Saga is released for the last time, I would like to know what Brian an Fiona’s favorite part of the story was, because for me, it’s right here.

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (07/26/17)

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Tyler’s Recommendation…
B.P.R.D. The Devil You Know #1
“It’s time for the final cycle of the BPRD saga to begin. 145 issues of amazing comics, and I’m still hungry for more. This series has our intrepid agents trying to pick up the pieces after the world went to Hell, possibly with some help from fan favorite Varvara”
 
 
 
 

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (07/12/17)

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Dean’s Recommendations…
Bug The Adventures of Forager #3
“Experience the Allred team at their finest. Bug is exciting, adventurous and fun. Not to mention that incredible Michael Allred art. This will be the most fun you have this week reading a comic book.”
 
 
 

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This Week’s Finest: Batman #26

By Tom King, Mikel Janin and June Chung

Throughout Tom King’s run on Batman, he’s managed to create his own unique Bat voice while at the same time constantly paying tribute to those who have walked the path before him. I regard King’s insights into Batman among the best I’ve read. Where others have scratched the surface of a great idea, which is often enough, King dive’s in headfirst, getting right down to the core of what makes those ideas great, and then exploring them further. While King’s emotional insights and story beats are fantastic, they would not be possible without the countless creators who have handled these characters before him, both in comics and film. Whatever King’s intention with the tributes are it really feels as though with each one he is saying “I wouldn’t be here without you”. I said he is paying tribute to those who have walked the path, but what I really mean is, those who have paved the way.

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (07/05/17)

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Tyler’s Recommendation…
Nick Fury #4
“So far this series has been very cool. I really enjoy a well crafted single issue story, and this series has been nothing but that. Following Fury on a mission per issue is a great format, and the creative team does a fantastic job. ACO’s art pays homage to Steranko, but has it’s own flair and identity. The best part is you can pick this 4th issue up and not be lost at all.”
 
 
 

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (06/28/17)

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Dean’s Recommendations…
IMAGE COMICS – Check out these great Image series returning this week! If you haven’t tried these comics out yet, don’t worry. They are all starting new story arcs. Jump right in, you will be caught up in no time!
Wayward #21
“A book about teens discovering they have super powers! Each character has very unique powers. This is a very fun book”
 
 
 

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