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Podcast Episode Fifty Eight

The guys gather round to talk about the fist volume of Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez’s excellent Locke & Key. Alex, Dean & Pat discuss the comics first arc, how it’s structured like a novel,  it’s strength in character work and world building along with some of their favorite moments from the first trade. In addition, they also discuss the new Star Wars and Alien Covenant trailers, the Raptors game one loss of the NBA playoffs, Dean’s time with Alex in Lake Geneva and more.

Indubitable Issues and Pull List (01/25/17)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Tyler’s Recommendation…
hellboywinterspecial2017Hellboy Winter Special 2017
“Any new Hellboy book is a fantastic thing. The Winter special serves up three “strange tales” from the life and times of our buddy Red.”
 

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (12/21/16)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Dean’s Recommendation…
powermanandironfistsweetchristmasannualPower Man and Iron Fist Sweet Christmas Annual #1
“It’s time to get in the Christmas spirit and have a few laughs along the way. Power Man and Iron Fist has been one of the year’s best Marvel comics. If you have yet to experience it’s greatness what better time than picking up a Christmas special and seeing what all the fuss is about.”
 

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Tuesday Top Ten: All Time Favorites Dean

Nothing But Comics is about to hit our two year mark and in observance of the sites anniversary, every Tuesday from now until we finish, one of our staff members will list off their favorite series, runs or issues of all time. This week it’s Dean Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten: All Time Favorites Dean

Hess House Best of Intellectual Property 2013

I freaking love comics. So many comics. Too many to put in one single list. We all like different things. Some of us like big two comics. Other’s may prefer large publisher creator owned work while other’s dig the small press. I like all of that. I’ll cover my favorites from the different corners of comic book publishing over the month of December. 

For this week I’ll be covering Intellectual Property from outside DC and Marvel

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Being a publisher that doesn’t feature The Avengers or Batman is a tough sell. Engaging your audience with characters that exist outside of the mainline of traditional superhero’s can be an uphill battles. One way for companies to stay afloat or even thrive is to use intellectual property with a name recognition that keep’s the orders coming in and the lights on. It’s much easier to sell whoever your buyer is on a name with some kind of proven track record in pop culture then what can feel like a hit or miss investment on new creator  owned properties. This list is an approximation for all the non Marvel or DC mainline intellectual property comics that transcend what can appear as a blatant cash grab for excellent comic book product. Honorable mention to Valliant titles Archer and Armstrong, Eternal Warrior XO Manawar and Unity that just barely missed the cut mostly because I just started reading a lot of that in the last six months, Brian Wood’s excellent Star Wars ongoing, Layman’s and Sam Keith’s Alien series that was orginally printed in Dark Horse Presents before being collected in hardcover format, Joe Hill’s new mini series The Wraith and Howard Chaykin’s super fun PoliSciFi take on Buck Rogers Now on to the list

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TUESDAYS TOP TEN!

TOP COMIC BOOK SERIES OF 2013!

BEST-2013

 

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On the Horror Genre

halloween“I met him, fifteen years ago; I was told there was nothing left; no reason, no conscience, no understanding; and even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, of good or evil, right or wrong. I met this six-year-old child, with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and the blackest eyes… the devil’s eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized that what was living behind that boy’s eyes was purely and simply… evil.”
–Dr. Loomis, Halloween

The horror genre has long been a major part of my life.  Long before other mediums, film and television were my gateway into the land of horror.  While my friends shielded their eyes from the likes of Michael Meyers, Linda Blair’s portrayal of Regan, Mr. Barlow, and Pennywise the Clown, I was positioned in front of the television watching these horrors come to life before me.  My mother likes to tell people–in fact, she just told this to my fiancé two days ago that The Leprechaun was one of my favorite movies growing up, and I would watch it over and over again.

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