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Uncovering the Best Covers, 5-11-17

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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 watches his back among. . .

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Grass Kings #3 by Ryan Sook

 

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 2-23-17

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Tyler is startled by..

Monster Unleashed #4 by Francesco Francavilla
Monster Unleashed #4 by Francesco Francavilla

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 2-02-17

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Cosmo takes a swing at . . .

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Nova #3 by James Stokoe

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 11-03-16

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Cosmo welcomes back all you . . .

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Southern Bastards #15 by Becky Cloonan

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (10/12/16)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Tyler’s Recommendations …
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“Mark Millar teams with Greg Capullo for a Sci-fi fantasy epic. Period. If you need more than that to convince you, we’re not friends.”
 

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Becky Cloonan, Guy Davis & Mike Mignola Cover Guillermo Del Toro

This October premiere DVD producer Criterion Collection will be releasing a deluxe box set Trilogia de Guillermo del Toro containing his debut Cronos, his masterpiece Pan’s Labyrinth as well as The Devil’s Backbone. In addition to the expected slew of special features, the set also features some stunning cover art from Guy Davis and Becky Cloonan. Mike Mignola is slated to provide a new cover for Cronos as well.

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Becky Cloonan

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 7-07-16

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Cosmo hitches a ride for  . . .

The Fix 3 2nd Printing Steve Lieber
The Fix #3 2nd Printing by Steve Lieber

 

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Gotham Academy Second Semester #10 Review

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By Brenden Fletcher, Becky Cloonan, Karl Kerschl, Adam Archer, Sandra Hope, Massyk, Rob Haynes, Steve Wands

Olive Silverlock (under the influence of Calamity) continues her quest for vengeance in the name of Millie Jane Cobblepot, against her last living descendent, Oswald. Olive’s friends back at Gotham Academy search for a way to help her, but Maps has to deal with the Terrible Trio first.

In this iteration, the Terrible Trio is a secret club at the Academy who hold all the deepest secrets of the history of Gotham. With Maps making it her personal mission to uncover all the secrets she comes across, the Trio has her in their sights to be silenced.

While its been a long road getting here: the secret of Millie Jane Cobblepot, the intricacies of Gotham Academy, Olive Silverlock’s parentage and relationship to Kyle Mizoguchi, seeing it move forward a tiny bit is still as entertaining as ever.

Adam Archer’s art is distinctive, expressive and animated. Together with Massyk’s backgrounds and Haynes’ breakdowns, Gotham Academy remains one of DC’s most visually unique books, even against other Bat titles. The characters all have a Manga influenced style to them, while the world they inhabit is lush and detailed. These contrasts help to craft the children’s innocence against the complexities of the adult world which they must navigate to reach their goals.

While the inclusion of the major Gotham residents has never been necessary, Fletcher, Cloonan, and Kerschal have built a plot where it seems fitting to bring in characters like Batman, Penguin, and Two Face. Calamity is tearing through Gotham, and her targets have to be those that are instantly recognizable to readers as well as those who they know as important to the DCU. At the same time, Gotham Academy retains its human, or rather youthful, heart as Olive’s friends continue to solve mysteries and deal with their own drama while the larger plot plays out.

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