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Freeze Frame 1/122017

From The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #28 by Erica Henderson & Rico Renzi

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (05/03/17)

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Josh’s Recommendations…
Iron Fist #3
“Brisson and Perkins have given us two solid issues of Danny Rand searching for a way to regain his Iron Fist chi. Briskly paced, with stunning art from Perkins, its Kung Fu action that the character deserves and an accessible read for fans.”
 
 
 

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Sarah Vaughn’s Unconventional Heroines

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Superficially the term unconventional refers to something which is different, For example, “my friend has this really unconventional way of eating pizza.” Yet, it also has a deeper implication of defiance. Someone who chooses to be unconventional in such a way that they challenge the expectations of society. They follow their heart in their own manner, dancing to their own beat as the old saying would have it. In the process they offer an example for how others can search out their unique voice. With this in mind, I wish to explore a pair of memorably unconventional heroines from writer Sarah Vaughn.

In late 2013, Jonathan Luna and Vaughn launched their Image collaboration Alex + Ada. Set in the near future, it opens with Alex’s melancholy observance of his twenty-seventh birthday. His girlfriend left him several months prior, and he is still in a bit of a fog. He listlessly goes through the motions at work. He smiles for videocalls with his grandmother and mixing with friends at a surprise party, but for the most part he is unengaged. He barely needs to interact with his surroundings as even the most mundane tasks, such as flipping a light switch, are performed via thought command. This all shifts when he comes home to find his grandmother’s present waiting for him: a state-of-the-art, fully functioning android. Alex names her Ada.

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Freeze Frame 3/26/2014

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It really doesn’t get better then this-Pat by JH Willams III from Sandman Overture #2

 

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UNCOVERING THE BEST COVERS, 3-27-14

Want to know what covers caught our attention this week?

Curious what our eyes fell in love with at first sight?

Well, here they are, the most memorable images on the stands this Wednesday . . .

Cosmo is simply in awe of  . . .

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Sandman: Overture #2 by Dave McKean

For a brief moment, I held it in my hand & pretended this thing of beauty was mine . . .

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INDUBITABLE ISSUES!

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

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Dean will punish you if you don’t pick up…
pnThe Punisher #2
 
Issue #1 was great.  If you missed it then don’t make that mistake again.  Jump in here at issue 2 and enjoy the ride Edmondson is taking us on.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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INDUBITABLE ISSUES!

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Alex says you should be reading this book.NOW…
THBThunderbolts #20.NOW
I implore you to do yourself a favor and pick up this issue.  Before reading Charles Soule’s first issue of the series, I knew relatively nothing about some of these characters and absolutely nothing about what came before Soule’s run.  The best part?  You don’t have to know.  Just jump on in.  Each issue has been hilarous and chock full of action.  There is never a dull moment in this book.  This issue apparently introduces Ghost Rider to the series, and I can’t wait!
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IMAGE #1’s : Best Beginnings of 2013

image_logoBack in November I started a new segment called Image #1’s where I wrote a progress report on some of the new series Image had to offer that month.  I plan on making this a monthly segment.  When reviewing all the new Image series of December there was only one I wanted to write about.  Instead of writing a December progress report on one book I put together a top ten list of the best #1 issues Image had to offer in 2013.  This list is only based on issue #1 of the series.  The unique aspect of #1 issues is that for the most part you do not know what to expect.  You enter the book open minded and it either hooks you or it doesn’t.  Image put out 54 #1 issues in 2013, more than one new series every week.  This top ten list provides a wide range of books from comedies to horrors.  I think Image’s slogan should be “Something for everyone” because that is exactly what they have to offer.  Enjoy 2013’s top ten best beginnings from Image.  If you are wondering what the December book was I deemed worthy to write about check out #9.

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FREEZE FRAME! The Weeks Best Moments! 12/11/13

THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO DESCRIBE THIS WEEKS MOMENTS, THEY ARE AS…

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WOLVERINE #12

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IMAGE #1’s : November’s Progress Report

There is something exciting about a #1 issue.  A new beginning, a fresh story.  You may not know what to expect going in but you quickly form an opinion between the pages .  You don’t have to worry about any character baggage or prerequisite reading.  You just have to buy it, read it and dig it.  I love #1 issues for this reason and I try to buy at least one every week.  Image has become a force in the #1 issue world.  They are coming out with handfuls of #1 issues every month all with fresh and new ideas, stamped with a wide range of creators from big names to fresh meat.  This segment highlights some of the Image #1’s I tried this month and whether they warrant a #2. 

SEP130479ALEX + ADA #1  This is the classic tale of depressed boy receives hot robot girl friend as a gift from raunchy grandma even though he claims he doesn’t want her/it.  The ever so familiar sex robot love story. In all seriousness I really dug this book.  I am a sucker for science fiction.  Good sci-fi throws you into a world of the unfamiliar but adds enough familiar elements so you don’t feel too far from home. When a book opens on our main character turning on his shower and adjusting the temperature with his mind it does not matter what happens in the following pages… I’m in!  I also really enjoyed our main character, the cookie cutter depressed cubical post breakup guy.  For me the scene that really convinced me I loved this book was his surprise party.  He obviously has people around him that care about him but here we see he doesn’t really care about them, he is still feeling heartbroken and alone.  I like to keep my pull list diverse and this book fits in very nicely.  I’m a sucker for a depressed guy love story and I’m a sucker for technology so write me a story about a depressed guy getting a sucker from technology and I’m sold.  WARRANT SECOND ISSUE: DEFINITELY

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