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Freeze Frame 2/10/2018

From Vs. #1 by Esad Ribic & Nic Klein

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Freeze Frame 12/30/2017

From Void Trip #2 by Plaid Klaus

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San Diego Comic Con News & Things 7/21/2017 Part Two

There is a flurry of announcements coming out San Diego Comic Con, this is some of the news that’s been revealed so far from the largest comics convention Continue reading San Diego Comic Con News & Things 7/21/2017 Part Two

New Wildstorm 25h Anniversary Hardcover With New Material From Ellis, Lee, Hitch & more

DC Comics will be releasing a new Wildstorm 25th Anniversary hardcover collection featuring not only comics from the imprints past, but new stories from the original creators of the titles including work from Warren Ellis & Bryan Hitch, Brandon Choi & Jim Lee, Brett Booth, J. Scott Campbell & more. Details at CBR

Episode Twenty Nine

20160711_195722 Alex drinks out of an adorable glass, Dean loves Rick Remender’s Image Books, Dean & Alex can’t stand the “I Love New York” trope, Pat, Alex & Dean wonder what happened to Bryan Hitch, Alex is uninspired by the Marvel Now 2.0 announcements while being fed up with their pricing and Pat get’s political & personal.

Freeze Frame 7/8/2016

From Scarlet Witch #8 by Tula Lotay
From Scarlet Witch #8 by Tula Lotay

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The Rough Guide To DC Rebirth

Like Marvel comics has had before them, today I’m taking a look at the new DC Comics Rebirth lineup of titles announced last weekend. DC Comics attempted to reboot in the summer of 2011 with their New 52 initiative. Though initially successful, readers quickly tired of the redundant writing & art styles that was often overtly in your face with little substance and dated concepts, while creative talent left the books in droves over accusations of overreaching editorial mandates. In 2015, the publisher began walking away from the concept; first with their Convergence event whose story was used to reestablish the Multiverse and then the DC You initiative,  a sincere attempt to diversify the style and creative talent on their line of books. In spite of some really great comics, DC You failed to reestablish the publisher’s already shrinking market share while the one two punch of Star Wars & Secret Wars allowed chief competitor Marvel Comics to dominate the direct market. During WonderCon 2016, DC Comics announced another new initiative with a relaunch of the publishers comics with new #1’s and creative teams for their series of titles. Some look great, some of the creators brought in during DC You have leveled up, some familiar faces are sticking around, some new writers have been brought into the fold and some comics vet’s are returning after years away from the publisher. Some books look great, some have potential, some look kind of bland and some look like hot garbage. Will divide the contenders from the pretenders with Yay, Mayhaps or Nay. As always, remember that not even all of the creative teams have been announced let alone all the possible series so this lineup is subject to change.

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What happened to the Ultimate Universe?

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Before the year ends and begins anew, I wanted to take a final look at what was once Marvel’s most innovative segment and a personal favorite of mine early in my comic collecting, The Ultimate Universe.
 It used to be Marvel’s best line of books, a wellspring of creativity and constant sales. So why did it disappear?

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