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Freeze Frame 4/28/2017

From Mother Panic #6 by Shawn Crystal & Jean-Francious Beaulieu

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (04/26/17)

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Josh’s Recommendation…
Rebels These Free and Independent States #2
“Brian Wood’s historical fiction drama has returned in this 8 issue mini and with its last issue proved to be a solid choice to follow. Its post-Revolution, and America is a fragile country looking for sure footing in the colonial world. Perfect for fans of ‘The Patriot’ or looking for good comics without capes and punching.”
 
 
 

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The Flaming Carrot’s Absurd Escapades

 

Flaming Carrot 29 Bob Burden
Bob Burden

Comics can be strange. Rich men processing their grief by dressing up as a bat, pummeling street thugs and adopting an orphan/sidekick. Perfectly logical, right? And that is one of the more “grounded” examples. One of the sources of richness within the medium has long been the play between creators who favor naturalism versus absurdity. Coming down squarely in the latter camp is Bob Burden who dreamt up one of the most surreal series in comics’ history: Flaming Carrot Comics. Chronicling the mundane and outrageous adventures of its titular hero, Burden crafted a book that defies reason. Narratives would take sharp left-turns or, in some cases, drop-off entirely. Plot points from decades ago remain dangling to this day. Like his fellow absurdist Steve Gerber, Burden’s strengths as a storyteller did not include long-term plotting. Where Burden’s talent did shine, however, was writing and illustrating one of the funniest, most odd-ball comics ever published. Also, like Gerber, Burden’s output has retained its edge over two decades later.

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Freeze Frame 4/21/2017

From Dark Horse Presents #33 by Ryan Browne

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (04/19/17)

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Tyler’s Recommendation…
bhBlack Hammer #8 
“Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s superhero-mystery series has been fantastic from issue one. Beautiful art and an intriguing story about the myriad of issues that come with superheroism. Highly recommended reading.”
 
 
 

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Freeze Frame 4/14/2017

From Justice League of America #4 by Ivan Reis, Scott Hanna, Joe Prado & Marcelo Maiolo

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