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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (10/11/17)

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Tyler’s Recommendation…
Wildstorm Michael Cray #1
“I’ve enjoyed the reboot of Wildstorm very much, so this first solo book has my interest. Being a reader with little knowledge of the old Wildstorm, it has been fun to slowly learn all the players.”
 
 
 
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This Year’s Finest 2016: Best Single Issues

As 2017 begins to unfold, Nothing But Comics draws its coverage of 2016 to an end with my list of Best Single Issues. All entries are listed alphabetically by title.

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This Year’s Finest 2016: The Most Memorable Characters

The weather might suggest otherwise, but December has arrived and with it the inevitable year’s end lists. Luckily, at Nothing But Comics, we’re quite fond of year’s end lists. Our first group Top Ten will arrive tomorrow, but first I offer up my annual look back at some of the most memorable character from 2016.

All entries are listed alphabetically. For simplicity sake, characters without code names are listed by first name.

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Freeze Frame 11/11/2016

From New Superman #5 by Viktor Bogdanovich, Richard Friend & Hi-FI
From New Superman #5 by Viktor Bogdanovich, Richard Friend & Hi-FI

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Freeze Frame 11/4/2016

From Moon Knight #8 Francesco Francavilla, James Stokoe, WIlfredo Torres & Michael Garland
From Moon Knight #8 by Francesco Francavilla, James Stokoe, WIlfredo Torres & Michael Garland

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NYCC: Marguerite Bennett

marguerite-bennettTwo issues in, Animosity is proving to be one of the most original debuts of the year. The AfterShock series takes place on an Earth where animals suddenly gain sentience. Naturally, confusion leads to violence which only ratchets up the narrative’s tension. However, there is more to the title than a tale of animal resentment run amok. Writer Marguerite Bennett, along with artist Rafael De Latorre, are crafting a nuanced portrait of humans’ relationship with the rest of the animal kingdom. At New York Comic Con, I had the chance to speak with Bennett about the series.

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (09/14/16)

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Cosmo’s Recommendations …
blackmondaymurders2Black Monday Murders #2
“The first issue of Jonathan Hickman’s latest image series was so strong that earned This Week’s Finest. A tale of Wall Street greed filled with the usual skulduggery plus elements of dark magics, it was immediately compelling. Jump on now to see where Hickman and artist Tomm Coker twist this tale next . . .”
 

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Freeze Frame 6/3/2016

From Hellboy In Hell #10 by Mike Mignola & Dave Stewart
From Hellboy In Hell #10 by Mike Mignola & Dave Stewart

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (02/17/16)

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Josh’s Recommendation …
PowerManIronFist

Power Man and Iron Fist #1
“A new series for Marvel’s best bromantic duo?! It’s almost surprising that they’ve gone so long without a series in Marvel’s various relaunches, if each volume of the series didn’t have the same success as ‘Heroes for Hire’. But with Luke Cage and Iron Fist poised to each have their own Netflix shows, along with David Walker’s writing, this seems like the series that will catch on with readers and outlast the previous volume.”
 

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Review of Alters #1

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Brian Stelfreeze

By Paul Jenkins, Leila Leiz & Tamra Bovillain  

On Wednesday, AfterShock released its latest comic, Alters. To date, the publisher has launched a variety of series covering a variety of genres from war to science-fiction to horror. They have a covered a range of tones as well. Writer Paul Jenkins’ previous project Replica was a goofy science-fiction yarn, while Marguerite Bennett’s Insexts is a literate feminist mashup of lesbian romance and Victorian horror. Alters shares elements from both titles. Like Replica, there is a breezy tone which embraces the four-color outrageousness of superheroes. Meanwhile, as in Insexts, Jenkins has deeper themes in mind, using the series to explore social issues. The results are a promising first issue that capably introduces a new world to readers.

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