Tag Archives: Image Comics

Freeze Frame 6/23/2017

From The Old Gaurd #5 by Leandro Fernandez & Daniela Miwa

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (06/21/17)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Tyler’s Recommendation…
Black Monday Murders #6
“Johnathan Hickman and Tomm Coker’s stellar book is back this week. This round we discover the occult reasons behind the market crash. Weaving mystery and occult horror with the behind the scenes power structure of financial empires, a new edition to this tale is always a treat.”
 
 
 

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Freeze Frame 6/16/2017

From Gotham Academy Second Semester #10 by Adam Archer, Sandra Hope & Msasyk

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Freeze Frame 6/9/2017

From All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #3 by Frazer Irving

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This Week’s Finest: Injection #13

by Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey, Jordie Bellaire & Fonografiks

Injection is a comics series that traffics in jarring shifts of tone & style. It’s a title that I’ll admit to finding mostly confounding when I first read it, but one that’s constantly evolved into the gripping techno/horror mythology tome on ancient British history that we know today.  Issue #13 is exemplary of the book’s fluid pacing, one that is wholly enjoyable for its characters sharp dialogue, dour atmosphere and engaging plot thread for the first two thirds of the issue, and wholly magnificent for its unreal conclusion. Continue reading This Week’s Finest: Injection #13

Indubitable Issues and Pull List (06/05/17)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Tyler’s Recommendation…
Injection #13
“This might be my current favorite ongoing comic. Ellis, Shalvey, and Bellaire are building something special here. Every issue is packed with thought provoking developments and gorgeous artwork. Any fan of modern comics needs to be reading this book”
 
 
 

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Freeze Frame 6/2/2017

From Image+ #14 by Vanesa R Del Rey & Jordie Bellaire

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (05/31/17)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Tyler’s Recommendation…
Boundless OGN
“Jillian Tamaki is amazing. From her collaborations with cousin Mariko (Skim, This One Summer), to her hilarious and insightful solo debut (Super Mutant Magic Academy), I have loved everything she’s done. So, it is my duty to make sure you all know about her newest creation arriving this week. Everyone do themselves a favor and pick this up, I promise it will be fantastic”
 
 
 

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Freeze Frame 5/26/2017

From The Dying & The Dead #4 by Ryan Bodenhaim & Michael Garland

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This Week’s Finest: East of West #33

“First I’ll build a sword
Get some words to explain
It’s a plan, brother, at least
And I’ll pretend that everybody here wants peace”

Jenny Lewis, “The Big Guns”

East of West 33 Nick Dragotta
Nick Dragotta

By Jonathan Hickman, Nock Dragotta & Frank Martin

With nearly three dozen issues published, it is instructive to glance over the pacing of Jonathan Hickman’s creator owned series, East of West. The first two arcs were densely plotted, bursting with exposition yet simultaneously possessing a full-throttle forward momentum. Character beats would explode into bristling action set-pieces viscerally rendered by co-creator Nick Dragotta. Then Hickman reined in the violence a little, shifting focus to the various political machinations of key players. The series did not grow tamer as much as take a breather while various characters gathered their strength. At the same time, Hickman sowed plots and divisions amidst the parties, steadily ramping the tension back up again. In recent issues the simmering pot approached full boil as several conflicts come to a head, resulting in this week’s rampant carnage. Yet, in the midst of this hectic activity (stunningly illustrated as always by Dragotta) Hickman delivers a thoughtful script which continues elaborating on the themes of his story.

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