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Freeze Frame 11/17/2017

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

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (03/08/17)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Tyler’s Recommendation…
hellboyandbprd1954ghostmoon1Hellboy and the BPRD 1954: Ghost Moon #1
“Light week for me this go around, but thankfully a new adventure from Hellboy’s past comes out, always good times with Red punching monsters.”
 

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (04/20/16)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

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Tyler’s Recommendations …
CryHavoc4Cry Havoc #4
“Si Spurrier and Ryan Kelly’s fantastic series about a soldier/musician/werewolf is back. Mystery, folklore, action, along with three dimensional characters, this is a comic you should definitely be checking out. It also boasts some of the best artwork on the stands by Ryan Kelly, and a coloring jam session from three very talented men, Lee Loughridge, Matt Wilson, and Nick Filardi.”
 
 

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Godzilla Oblivion #1 Review

 

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By Joshua Hale Falkov, Brian Churilla, Jay Fotos, Chris Mowry

The real world meets the Kaiju world in this series.
Eschewing the trend of most classic Sci-Fi stories (Alien, The Thing, all the classics really) where scientists searching/finding/studying something and that same thing going horribly wrong, here things go horribly right.
A group of scientists are trying to crack the secret to Inter-dimensional travel, and succeed. They enter a world more or less like ours and enter the world of Godzilla and giant monsters who terrorize the planet and level cities. As they make the only logical decision they can, to return home to their own monster-free world, they’re followed by one of the same monsters they’re trying to escape.
Brian Churilla’s art is an interesting mix of Kyle Baker’s and Rob Guilleroy, with abstract designs for humans but really clean architecture and landscapes. His designs for the classic Kaiju monsters is also spot on and easily recognizable. At times the human figures get overly simplified, especially in wide landscape panels as tiny shiloettes and this can be seen as a shortcut in the art.
The main problem with this issue is not so much that its a setup issue, but that there isn’t much to attach to in the story. I remember the lead scientist, his Japanese boss, and the soldier that saves them both on the parallel world and also acts as an infodump. The monsters could be cooler if we spent more time with them or the story teased out the tension of traveling to another world and the horrors that have seized it, but it moves so quickly that the viewer can’t savor either of these. Godzilla himself is only in one panel.
Godzilla Oblivion #1 isn’t a bad comic, indeed it could be considered a good one depending on how high your expectations are for licensed or even Godzilla comics are. Time will have to tell if Falkov has more story in him than just the premise of giant monsters invading “our Earth”.
Rating: Poor, Fair, Good, Great, Excellent