Tyler’s Recommendation…Hungry Ghost #1
“Japanese folklore with a culinary twist, Anthony Bordain and Novelist Joel Rose bring the first issue of an anthology of sorts. Each issue is filled with
different tales of ghosts, demons, and other evils, this time around the art comes courtesy of Alberto Ponticelli and Vanessa Del Rey. Part of the new Berger Books line from Dark Horse, with the esteemed Karen Berger running the show, count me in!”
The weather might suggest otherwise, but December has arrived and with it the inevitable year’s end lists. Luckily, at Nothing But Comics, we’re quite fond of year’s end lists. Our first group Top Ten will arrive tomorrow, but first I offer up my annual look back at some of the most memorable character from 2016.
All entries are listed alphabetically. For simplicity sake, characters without code names are listed by first name.
Speculative fiction is powered by a sense of imagination. This is true across mediums and comic books are no exception. Readers wish to be wowed, caught-up in whatever world the creators have crafted. Yet for their work to truly make an impression requires more than surface ornament. There needs to be a heart beating strongly at the center of the narrative. This blending of style and substance is no easy task. In his previous Dark Horse series, Mind MGMT, Matt Kindt conjured a story that was innovative in form, beautiful in visuals and resonant in emotions. For the length of its run, Mind MGMT was one of the most consistently striking books on the racks. Month in, month out, it wowed. Since then, Kindt has not lost his ability to invest his material with a sense of wonder, which is clearly demonstrated in this week’s installment of Dept. H.
This week, acclaimed Brazilian creators Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba release their most recent collaboration: Two Brothers. The twin siblings and frequent artistic partners have been steadily rising in acclaim for several years now, both separately (Umbrella Academy,Casanova) and jointly (Daytripper, BPRD: 1947). Two Brothers is arguably their most ambitious project to date: a graphic novel adaptation of the literary novel Dois Irmaos (published in English as The Brothers) by Milton Hatoum. The results are a faithful adaptation which resonates with readers. Continue reading Advance Review: Two Brothers→