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Podcast Episode #79

After a brief and unforeseen hiatus, the gang is back talking comics. Issues & series include Batman Annual #2, Saga #48, East of West #35, Batman: White Knight, Mister Miracle, Paradiso #1, Sleepless #1, Hawkeye #12 & more.

Freeze Frame 12/9/2017

From Mirror #10 by Emma Rios

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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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Freeze Frame 11/17/2017

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

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Freeze Frame 11/11/2017

From Injection #15 by Declay Shalvey & Jordie Bellaire

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Freeze Frame 11/3/2017

From Batman #34 by Joelle Jones & Jordie Bellaire

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Freeze Frame 10/20/2017

From Batwoman #9 by Fernando Blanco & John Rauch

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (10/18/17)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Tyler’s Recommendation…
 
 Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil #1
“Fresh off an Eisner win for best new series, the world of Black Hammer is expanding this month. A 4-issue mini with artist David Rubin, exploring the origins of a supervillain. I highly recommend checking this out!”
 
 
 

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New York Comic Con News & Things 10/8/2017 Part Two

There is a flurry of announcements coming out New York Comic Con, this is some of the news that’s been revealed so far from the one of the worlds largest comics convention

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