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Freeze Frame 12/9/2017

From Mirror #10 by Emma Rios

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This Week’s Finest: Batman Creature of The Night #1

by Kurt Busiek & Jean Paul Leon

When considering the quality of a single issue comic, scope is something I always come back to; how much story does a single issue tell within the natural confines of the medium & format. Single issue comics have natural limitations in terms of size, anything approaching one hundred pages or more is probably a graphic novel at that point, while a  single comics page itself can probably handle nine to twelve panels at most per page. Furthermore, a sizable portion of comics are created using pre-existing intellectual property, which in itself creates it’s own form of constraints on story telling based on the framework of the concept, to say nothing of the editorial guidelines of the corporate IP holders. But all these limitations are a big part of what I like about comics, seeing how creative talent can work within those guidelines and still tell an amazing story in a way that no other medium can. And that starts with scope, how much story a creative team leverages out of those limitations. Batman: Creature of The Night #1, by Kurt Busiek & Jean Paul Leon, is a comic that fully realizes its scope, and mines out its limitations for an incredibly creative and profound single issue, with a technical proficiency & synthesis in the art & writing that makes for a purely excellent single issue comics. Continue reading This Week’s Finest: Batman Creature of The Night #1

Freeze Frame 12/1/2017

From Batman Annual #2 by Lee Weeks & Elizabeth Breitweiser

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (11/22/17)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Josh’s Recommendations…
Demon Hell Is Earth #1
“We all know ‘Doomsday Clock’ is coming out this week, but I wanted to recommend a second DC book on top of that. The Demon is a Jack Kirby creation, and one of his trippiest ones. A medieval knight and a rhyming demon bound together for eternity, even if they hate each other. The Deadman mini was a surprisingly solid ghost story, and I have high expectations for this mini to top that one.””
 
 
 

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Freeze Frame 11/17/2017

From East of West #35 by Nick Dragotta & Frank Martin

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What else to say about Watchmen?

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We live in a world where cinematic universes are in vogue, comic book shows are more prevalent than ever, and the Avengers roster are household names. We’ve even had a Watchmen adaptation, much as we might prefer to forget about it. It was as faithful as any movie adaptation could be, but seemed to lack the essence of the graphic novel’s themes. DC’s various prequel series, Before Watchmen, also seemed like a squandered opportunity if not one that was sacrilegious. Aside from two or three of the mini series, most were OK and the rest were flat out awful. It’s this legacy that pushed the property out of my mind since. Continue reading What else to say about Watchmen?

Freeze Frame 11/11/2017

From Injection #15 by Declay Shalvey & Jordie Bellaire

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (11/08/17)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Josh’s Recommendation…
Moon Knight #188
“New series, new team, new direction. Marc Spectre has a new lease on life without Khonshu whispering in his ear, but he faces familiar foes all the same. The kind covered in hair, and full of teeth…”
 
 
 

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Freeze Frame 11/3/2017

From Batman #34 by Joelle Jones & Jordie Bellaire

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

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

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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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