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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (9/9/15)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

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Dean’s Recommendations: 
Batman #44

“The bad news, Greg Capullo didn’t pencil Batman #44. The good news, Jock did. Remember how great The Black Mirror was? Don’t miss Batman #44 where Snyder and Jock once again come together to tell a story of the Dark Knight.”

 

 

Red Skull #3

“Josh Williamson is so hot right now he could write a buddy comic about a terrorist and a Nazi and make it charming. Don’t miss the concluding issue of Red Skull this week. I don’t even have a guess at what might go down.”

 

 

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Tuesday Top Ten: All Time Favorites Josh

Nothing But Comics is about to hit our two year mark and in observance of the sites anniversary, every Tuesday from now until we finish, one of our staff members will list off their favorite series, runs or issues of all time. This week it’s Josh Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten: All Time Favorites Josh

Indubitable Issues

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Rumble_02Rumble #2
 Last month’s debut issue of Rumble, from the creative team of John Arcudi and James Harren, was an intense, action-packed fantasy adventure featuring a scarecrow with a sword, that left me wondering what would happen next… so now I want to see what happens next.
 

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Review of King: The Phantom #1

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by Brian Clevinger and Brent Schoonover

The Story: The 22nd Phantom has died. Whether that happened in “King’s Watch” or one of the other King minis is unclear. Lothar Kehwabe is filling in as the Phantom until he can find Kitt Walker’s offspring so they can continue his legacy. With help from Guran, Lothar stumbles onto a mercenary group making in-roads to Bengalla. They go undercover, and cross paths with a reporter who bit off more than she can chew.

The Art: There’s a nice pulpy quality to the pencils, and the action scenes are done very smoothly. It’s quite the contrast to what I expect from the artist of “Atomic Robo”. A common complaint I hear about Dynamite books is that the art is lacking; if this work is any indicator I think Dynamite’s choice to bring it new blood will quash any complaints about this books illustrations.

Overall: Although technically a well-done comic; with humor, action, and drama, I’m annoyed by the choice to not have “the” Phantom in the story. Lothar explains several times his position is temporary and that he plans to relinquish it. Why though? Why can’t I simply enjoy a story about The Ghost Who Walks; not about a stand-in, or part of a crossover I don’t care about? Dynamite should have learned its lesson with “The Last Phantom” maxiseries and kept things simple if they want to publish stories with this character. I’d be fine with Lothar assuming the role permanently, or seeing Walker’s child learn the ropes; but having neither curbs my enthusiasm to see where the story goes from here. Despite that, the book is well-written and drawn despite my own problems with the stories choices.

Rating: Poor, Fair, Good, Great, Excellent