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Freeze Frame 1/20/2017

From Green Arrow #15 by Juan Ferreyra
From Green Arrow #15 by Juan Ferreyra

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Freeze Frame 12/23/2016

From Ether #2 by David Rubin
From Ether #2 by David Rubin

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Freeze Frame 12/1/2016

From Old Man Logan #14 by Felipe Andrade & ian Herring
From Old Man Logan #14 by Felipe Andrade & Jordie Bellaire

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 11-17-16

Want to know what covers caught our attention this week?

Curious what our eyes fell in love with at first sight?

Well, here they are, the most memorable images on the stands this Wednesday . . .

Cosmo aims for  . . .

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Green Arrow #11 by Neal Adams

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This Week’s Finest: Karnak #5

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By Warren Ellis, Roland Boschi, Dan Brown, Clayton Cowles, David Aja

As I sat in thought trying to decide on TWF, I went through the contenders in my head trying to narrow down what would be the deciding factor. There were a lot of strong books, even a few great ones. Soon I came upon “plot” and there were only two, but then I remembered “execution” and after that only Karnak #5 remained. That is because Karnak’s execution is flawless… Continue reading This Week’s Finest: Karnak #5

Freeze Frame 8/19/2016

From The WIcked + The Divine #22 by Jamie McKelvie & Matt Wilson
From The WIcked + The Divine #22 by Jamie McKelvie & Matt Wilson

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Freeze Frame 7/22/2016

From Island #9
From Island #9 by F Choo

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Freeze Frame 6/24/2016

From Pretty Deadly #10 by Emma Rios & Jordie Bellaire
From Pretty Deadly #10 by Emma Rios & Jordie Bellaire

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Review of Black Panther & The Crew #1

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By Ta-Nehisi Coates, Butch Guice, Scott Hanna & Dan Brown

Marvel has a long history of using superheroes as a means for discussing political topics. Steve Gerber repeatedly used four-color tropes to tackle issues as divisive as the culture wars (Howard the Duck), racial tensions (The Defenders) and the breakdown of social discourse (Foolkiller). Gerber, though, was far from the only Bullpen member engaged in such exercises. Don McGregor’s iconic run of Black Panther stories in Jungle Action broke new ground in its depiction of Africans in comic books. At the tail end of the run, McGregor brought Ta-Challa to America where he fought the Klu Klux Klan (a decision that even in the post-Civil Rights landscape of the 1970s sat uneasily with some Marvel editors). The run was never a best seller; indeed, it was abruptly canceled mid-storyline. However, it made a strong impression on those who read it, especially the next generation of African-American creators. Christopher Priest drew on it for background to his own acclaimed Black Panther title, making the material his own by swapping out the 70s earnestness for 90s satire. Towards the end of his run, Priest penned a related  (short lived) series featuring the characters James Rhodes, Josiah X and White Tiger. On Wednesday Marvel revived that property as a tie-in to the current Black Panther on-going written by Ta-Nehisi Coates. The strong debut issue is worthy continuation of Marvel’s tradition of social relevance.

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