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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (11/01/17)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Tyler’s Recommendations
Captain America #695
“I don’t have very strong feelings about this whole Marvel legacy thing, but I do have very strong feelings
about Waid, Samnee, and Wilson bringing back the true Cap. I’m very excited for this team to bring Steve back, and everyone should
be picking this up.”
 
 
 

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (08/24/16)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Tyler’s Recommendations …
Island10The Island #10
“Ten issues in and Island is still going strong. This month we get new goodies from Fil Barlow, Farel Dalrymple, and Gael Betrand. This anthology is the best source for discovering new voices in comics. Graham and Rios have done us all a huge favor by showcasing talented writers and artists who operate outside the mainstream.”
 

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Tuesday Top Ten: All Time Favorites Josh

Nothing But Comics is about to hit our two year mark and in observance of the sites anniversary, every Tuesday from now until we finish, one of our staff members will list off their favorite series, runs or issues of all time. This week it’s Josh Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten: All Time Favorites Josh

King: The Phantom #2

King Phantom 2

by Brian Clevinger and Brent Schoonover

Lothar Kehwabe, Guran, and Jen Harris clash in this issue as their plans go horribly right.

The Story: Lothar and Guran have made inroads infiltrating a mercenary group attempting to destabilize Bengalla, but they’re still have to prove themselves. They do, with a timely assist from Mandrake the Magician. Just as they’re ready to move to the next stage of their plan, captive Jen Harris escapes from her cell. Mandrake then returns to tell Lothar she is the woman he’s been looking for (possibly reveling her to be Kitt Walker’s heir to the Phantom legacy).

The Art: Schoonover’s pencils feel stiff in this issue, as though the characters were drawn at the moment they began movement instead of a natural position to suggest movement.

Overall: There’s not a lot of action and the plot seems to drag. The basics could conceivably be covered in 6 pages instead of 28. What seems to be an undercover reconnaissance mission feels by the numbers as Lothar and Guran move through the story without facing challenging obstacles. Have to shoot an innocent? It was a fake-out. Have to face an armed group of henchmen? Call in Mandrake for some magic. The only thing that really seems to slow them down is Jen Harris pointing a gun at them. The possibility of a female Phatom could be interesting, but the stakes don’t feel real as the current placeholder already seems to be more than qualified.

This issues lacks the energy and momentum of the first issue, and makes me wonder if I need to see what happens next…

Rating: Poor, Fair, Good, Great, Excellent.