Indubitable Issues and Pull List (12/06/17)

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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Josh’s Recommendations…
The Fix #10
“I have been waiting for weeks for the next chapter of Spencer and Lieber’s hilarious crime comedy, and its finally here. Don’t miss out as Roy and Donovan stumble from one jam to the next.””
 
 
 

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This Week’s Finest: Batman Creature of The Night #1

by Kurt Busiek & Jean Paul Leon

When considering the quality of a single issue comic, scope is something I always come back to; how much story does a single issue tell within the natural confines of the medium & format. Single issue comics have natural limitations in terms of size, anything approaching one hundred pages or more is probably a graphic novel at that point, while a  single comics page itself can probably handle nine to twelve panels at most per page. Furthermore, a sizable portion of comics are created using pre-existing intellectual property, which in itself creates it’s own form of constraints on story telling based on the framework of the concept, to say nothing of the editorial guidelines of the corporate IP holders. But all these limitations are a big part of what I like about comics, seeing how creative talent can work within those guidelines and still tell an amazing story in a way that no other medium can. And that starts with scope, how much story a creative team leverages out of those limitations. Batman: Creature of The Night #1, by Kurt Busiek & Jean Paul Leon, is a comic that fully realizes its scope, and mines out its limitations for an incredibly creative and profound single issue, with a technical proficiency & synthesis in the art & writing that makes for a purely excellent single issue comics. Continue reading This Week’s Finest: Batman Creature of The Night #1

Freeze Frame 12/1/2017

From Batman Annual #2 by Lee Weeks & Elizabeth Breitweiser

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Uncover The Best Covers 11/30/2017

From X-Men Blue #16 by Arthur Adams

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (11/29/17)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Josh’s Recommendation…
John Wick #1
“The ‘John Wick’ films are wildly popular for reviving the action films of old with modern film making, and so demand for the character is only rising with each film. With Greg Pak wanting to peel the veil back a bit on John and show his origins, the potential is there for a deep inspection of the man who would become one of the most feared assassins in the World. With classical art by Giovanni Valletta, this is one promising series to close out 2017 on.””
 
 
 

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (11/22/17)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Josh’s Recommendations…
Demon Hell Is Earth #1
“We all know ‘Doomsday Clock’ is coming out this week, but I wanted to recommend a second DC book on top of that. The Demon is a Jack Kirby creation, and one of his trippiest ones. A medieval knight and a rhyming demon bound together for eternity, even if they hate each other. The Deadman mini was a surprisingly solid ghost story, and I have high expectations for this mini to top that one.””
 
 
 

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This Week’s Finest: Hawkeye #12

From Hawkeye #12 by Julian Totino Tedesco

by Kelly Thompson, Michael Walsh & Jordie Bellaire

I don’t think anyone who read Hawkeye #12 would be surprised I hereby dub thee best comic of the week. I won’t lie, it was a great week of comics. East of West returned  as a somewhat hilarious father and son journey to self discovery. Generation Gone and Kill The Minotaur concluded in artistically astonishing fashion. Batman Who Laughs legitimately horrified me. Joelle Jones was brilliant, as usual, on Batman and Bug, well, I don’t have to tell you how great Bug always is. But, in the midst of all these final chapters, one shots and climactic issues is Hawkeye #12, which breaks from the regular action to tell a fun team up story between Kate, Laura (Wolverine), Gabby (Mini Wolverine) and an actual wolverine.

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Freeze Frame 11/17/2017

From East of West #35 by Nick Dragotta & Frank Martin

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