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San Diego Comic Con News & Things 7/21/2017 Part Two

There is a flurry of announcements coming out San Diego Comic Con, this is some of the news that’s been revealed so far from the largest comics convention Continue reading San Diego Comic Con News & Things 7/21/2017 Part Two

Indubitable Issues and Pull List (06/28/17)

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Dean’s Recommendations…
IMAGE COMICS – Check out these great Image series returning this week! If you haven’t tried these comics out yet, don’t worry. They are all starting new story arcs. Jump right in, you will be caught up in no time!
Wayward #21
“A book about teens discovering they have super powers! Each character has very unique powers. This is a very fun book”
 
 
 

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (02/15/17)

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Tyler’s Recommendation…
wildstorm1Wild Storm #1
“Warren Ellis returns to the Wildstorm universe! I’m of the mind that any new Ellis book is worthy of my time, so I’m excited for this. I very much enjoyed his previous run on Stormwatch, and his work as of late has been fantastic, I would advise any curious minds to grab a copy of this on Wednesday
 

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This Year’s Finest 2016: Best Single Issues

As 2017 begins to unfold, Nothing But Comics draws its coverage of 2016 to an end with my list of Best Single Issues. All entries are listed alphabetically by title.

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This Year’s Finest 2016: The Most Memorable Characters

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.

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Podcast Episode Forty Two

This could be U.S but you playing
This could be U.S but you playing

The guys process the US election results together and read poignant quotes from activist film maker Michael Moore & NBA head coaches Steve Kerr, Stan Van Gundy & Greg Poppovich. Pat proposes that Poppovich run for president in 2020 on the democratic ticket which was also proposed by Jade Wilson on the True Hoop podcast last Friday. Could we be on to something? The guys also talk some comics as that’s what they do, specifically all new series debut’s from the week. Debut’s like Mother Panic, Avengers 1.1, World of Wakanda, Violent Love & Namesake. Plus, the usual inanities

Indubitable Issues and Pull List (07/20/16)

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Cosmo’s Recommendations …
ArcherAndArmstrong5A&A The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong #5
“How do you make Faith Herbert any more endearing? Send her out on a date with Obadiah Archer. It’s a charming evening full of awkward romance, geek-culture references and super-villain shenanigans. Fun times.”
 

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Valiant Announces New Series From Kindt, Lemire, Sauvage, Robertson, Van Lente & More At Valiant Summit 2016

1405f87e-7d6f-4034-bdb3-6031a86ec3c2Press release below Continue reading Valiant Announces New Series From Kindt, Lemire, Sauvage, Robertson, Van Lente & More At Valiant Summit 2016

A New Generation of Heroines

Faith 1 Kevin Wada
Kevin Wada

Back in January Valiant launched a new solo min-series for Faith Herbert, aka Zephyr. This was great news for those of us who have been happily following her adventures ever since Joshua Dysart reintroduced her to readers in the pages of his Harbinger series. Two weeks ago, Valiant announced that demand for Faith had proven so strong that not only would her story be continuing, but it would be upgraded from a sequel mini to a new ongoing title. This is no small accomplishment, as Faith will be the first ongoing female solo title published by the current iteration of Valiant. As such, the new series, which will retain writer Jody Houser, represents another successful step forward for diversity in comics. However, it also points to another trend that has been occurring recently: a shift in the tone of storytelling. Ever since Alan Moore asked “Who Watches the Watchmen?” and Frank Miller pondered the last act of The Dark Knight’s career, the medium has been dominated by the grim and gritty archetype. At its height in the 90s, the prominence of such figures somehow achieved self-parody (cough, Az-Bats, cough) without losing their popularity. To this day, a new creative team’s pledge to “strip our hero down to nothing and see what makes him (or her) tick” is frequently cited as a fresh approach to counter lackluster storytelling. It’s not. Which does not mean that it cannot work, only that there is nothing groundbreaking about it. Instead, a new generation of heroines, including Zephyr, are helping redefine superheroes for a new generation of readers.

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Gerard Way Launching New Young Animal Imprint DC Comics

1035x1594-doom-patrol_My Chemical Romance lead singer and creator of The Umbrella Academy Gerard Way will be launching a mature readers imprint through DC Comics titled Young Animal focusing on their more esoteric properties like Doom Patrol, Shade and more. Way will be writing Doom Patrol & Cave Carson Has  A Cybernetic Eye with additional contributions on the upcoming series from Jean Paul Leon, Michael Avon Oeming, Marley Zarcone, Jody House & more. Details at CBR