Uncovering the Best Covers, 6-15-17

Want to know what covers caught our attention this week?

Curious what our eyes fell in love with at first sight?

Well, here they are, the most memorable images on the stands this Wednesday . . .

Creighton wades deeper into . . .

Grass Kings 4 Tula Lotay
Grass Kings #4 by Tula Lotay

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (06/14/17)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Tyler’s Recommendation…
Betty & Veronica #3
“The first two issues were an absolute delight. Hughes knows these characters, and that allows him to subvert expectations and have some fun.”
 
 
 

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Awesome Con 2017: Chatting with Greg Capullo

Awesome Con 2017 Greg Capullo

This weekend brings the return of Washington D.C.’s annual Awesome Con. This year’s guest list includes artist Greg Capullo, whose long career in the industry includes such high-profile properties as Spawn and Batman. His creator-owned work ranges from The Creech to Reborn. In advance of Awesome Con, I recently had an extended conversation with Capullo covering various aspects of his work, including his creative process for Batman, the importance of artistic collaboration and his experience working at Image during different phases of their history.

Thanks to Greg Capullo and Awesome Con for making this interview possible.

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Adam West Passes Away at 88

Batman Adam West

Actor Adam West, forever associated with his breakout role as Batman, has died following a short battle with leukemia. According to a family statement West died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by loved ones. West was born in Walla Walla, Washington, where he grew up on a ranch. While West had a long career in movies and on TV, he is best known for his iconic portrayal of Batman in the 1960s ABC series and related feature film. West’s performance helped define the show’s trademark pop-art vibe and cheeky tone. There were other Batmans on screen before him, but West’s was the first to become a true cultural force and make a star out its actor. The show only last three seasons but it defined the character in the public’s mind for decades until Tim Burton’s darker vision arrived at the end of the 80s. West, for his part, embraced the lighter tone of the show. According to the family”s statement, West “always saw himself as The Bright Knight and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives. He was and always will be our hero.”

For more details, see The Hollywood Reporter.

Rest in Peace Adam West

First Trailer for Black Panther

 

Today Marvel Studios released their first trailer for next year’s Black Panther, which focuses on establishing the world of Wakanda. Likening the African kingdom to the old legends of the Lost City of El Dorado, this initial glimpse of Wakanda blends the ancient with the futuristic.

Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis & Martin Freeman (so far with pants intact). The film, directed by Ryan Coogler, opens February 16th, 2018.

Cheers.

Freeze Frame 6/9/2017

From All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #3 by Frazer Irving

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This Week’s Finest: Injection #13

by Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey, Jordie Bellaire & Fonografiks

Injection is a comics series that traffics in jarring shifts of tone & style. It’s a title that I’ll admit to finding mostly confounding when I first read it, but one that’s constantly evolved into the gripping techno/horror mythology tome on ancient British history that we know today.  Issue #13 is exemplary of the book’s fluid pacing, one that is wholly enjoyable for its characters sharp dialogue, dour atmosphere and engaging plot thread for the first two thirds of the issue, and wholly magnificent for its unreal conclusion. Continue reading This Week’s Finest: Injection #13

Something Greater Not So Far Away

After close to 20 years since its predecessor concluded, Dragon Ball Super (the official canonical sequel to Dragon Ball Z) has arrived on American shores and given us 20 episodes thus far. While Dragon Ball Z has never truly left fans’ minds, either from nostalgic memory or the fifteen animated films (plus the live action abomination Evolution), many had to assume its time was over. Yet, creator Akira Toriyama decided to return to his beloved creation and so Dragon Ball Super was born…

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 6-08-17

Want to know what covers caught our attention this week?

Curious what our eyes fell in love with at first sight?

Well, here they are, the most memorable images on the stands this Wednesday . . .

Creighton takes aim for . . .

Rocket 2 Steve Epting
Rocket #2 by Steve Epting

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (06/05/17)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Tyler’s Recommendation…
Injection #13
“This might be my current favorite ongoing comic. Ellis, Shalvey, and Bellaire are building something special here. Every issue is packed with thought provoking developments and gorgeous artwork. Any fan of modern comics needs to be reading this book”
 
 
 

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