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Uncovering the Best Covers, 3-23-17

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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 feels the cosmic tug of. . .

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Shutter #28 by Leila del Duca

 

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 3-09-17

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Cosmo assigns the case to . . .

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Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys #1 by Werther Dell’Edera

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This Week’s Finest: Monstress #10

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Sana Takeda

By Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda

As with any art form, the best comic books are those that offer an immersive experience. Favorite paintings or films, for example, provide visual worlds for contemplation, while listeners can lose themselves within an album’s aural landscapes. All these mediums share the ability to craft a compelling ambiance. The same is true of Monstress which continues its excellent run this week with another stunning issue.

Much of the appeal of Monstress is related to its elaborate world building. The narrative unfolds in the aftermath of a long brutal war waged between magical/semi-magical beings. This extended conflict, which continues to simmer not far below the surface, has left the environment ravaged. A general sense of gloom hangs over the proceedings, a visual reminder of writer Marjorie Liu’s motif of war’s deep, ill-healing scars. Issue #10 however, achieves a heightened level of dread as protagonist Maika and her companions reach the Isle of Bones.

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 2-23-17

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Cosmo admires the skill of  . . .

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Wonder Woman #16 by Jenny Frison

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 2-15-17

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Cosmo feels a chill from . . .

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Dark Horse Presents #31 by Carla Speed McNeil

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 2-09-17

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Cosmo falls under the spell of . . .

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All-Star Batman #7 by Tula Lotay

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 2-02-17

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Nova #3 by James Stokoe

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This Week’s Finest: The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #1

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Francesco Francavilla

By Francesco Francavilla

Last week DC commenced their celebration of Jack Kirby’s Centennial by launching a new Kamandi series featuring a star-studded rooster of talent. This week Dynamite shifts the focus to Will Eisner, who like The King of Comics, would have turned 100 this year. Both Kirby and Eisner were profoundly talented writer/artists who left an indelible mark on the medium. In Eisner’s case, his signature creation was a masked crime fighter, The Spirit. Dynamite debuted the latest Spirit tale today, The Corpse-Makers. Based on its initial installment, the series promises to be a fitting tribute to Eisner.

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 1-27-17

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Cosmo reflects on . .  .

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Dept H #10 by Matt Kindt

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 1-19-17

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Cosmo is leery of . . .

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Gamora #2 by Francesco Mattina

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