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Uncovering the Best Covers, 6-15-17

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Grass Kings 4 Tula Lotay
Grass Kings #4 by Tula Lotay

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 6-08-17

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Rocket 2 Steve Epting
Rocket #2 by Steve Epting

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 6-01-17

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Monstress 12 Sana Takeda
Monstress #12 by Sana Takeda

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 5-25-17

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All-New Guardians of the Galaxy 2 cover Aaron Kuder
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #2 by Aaron kuder

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This Week’s Finest: East of West #33

“First I’ll build a sword
Get some words to explain
It’s a plan, brother, at least
And I’ll pretend that everybody here wants peace”

Jenny Lewis, “The Big Guns”

East of West 33 Nick Dragotta
Nick Dragotta

By Jonathan Hickman, Nock Dragotta & Frank Martin

With nearly three dozen issues published, it is instructive to glance over the pacing of Jonathan Hickman’s creator owned series, East of West. The first two arcs were densely plotted, bursting with exposition yet simultaneously possessing a full-throttle forward momentum. Character beats would explode into bristling action set-pieces viscerally rendered by co-creator Nick Dragotta. Then Hickman reined in the violence a little, shifting focus to the various political machinations of key players. The series did not grow tamer as much as take a breather while various characters gathered their strength. At the same time, Hickman sowed plots and divisions amidst the parties, steadily ramping the tension back up again. In recent issues the simmering pot approached full boil as several conflicts come to a head, resulting in this week’s rampant carnage. Yet, in the midst of this hectic activity (stunningly illustrated as always by Dragotta) Hickman delivers a thoughtful script which continues elaborating on the themes of his story.

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 5-18-17

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Batman 23 Tim Sale
Batman #23 by Tim Sale

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 5-11-17

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Grass Kings 3 Ryan Sook
Grass Kings #3 by Ryan Sook

 

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This Week’s Finest: All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #1

All-New Gaurdians of the Galaxy 1 Aaron Kuder
Aaron Kuder

By Gerry Duggan, Aaron Kuder & Ive Svorcina

Three years ago Marvel Studios released Guardians of the Galaxy which rapidly rocketed to being one of the biggest domestic films of the year and, in the process, transformed the team into one of Marvel Comic’s most bankable brands. Such success might raise fans’ expectations for Marvel to publish some stellar Guardians yarns; such expectations proved to be misguided. Fans did get a great Rocket Raccoon solo book (or more precisely a string of solo titles, only the last of which disappointed). Unfortunately when the film came out, the main Guardians title was already in the throes of a run by Brian Michael Bendis. Bendis’ time on the title suffered from all of his flaws while benefiting from none of his strengths. Poorly plotted and overly quipy, his Guardians represented the writer in full autopilot mode. After a four year stretch, Bendis’ last issue on the series arrived last month, making way this week for a new relaunch and, most importantly, a new creative team. Right off the bat, writer Gerry Duggan and artist Aaron Kuder inject the title with a delightful energy.

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 5-04-17

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Nova 6 David Marquez
Nova #6 by David Marquez

 

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 4-27-17

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Batman The Shadow 1 Tim Sale
Batman The Shadow #1 by Tim Sale

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