There is a flurry of announcements coming out New York Comic Con, this is some of the news that’s been revealed so far from the one of the worlds largest comics convention Continue reading New York Comic Con News & Things 10/8/2017
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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.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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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.Cosmo’s Recommendations… Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #15
“If you’re still not reading this book, what can I possibly say to you? How about this issue teases the epic clash of titans which fans have been clamoring for? Yep, it’s Taskmaster vs Mew the Cat. And yep again, it’s told from the feline’s perspective. Ah Mew . . . “
Writer Kelly Thompson of Heart In A Box, Jem & The Holograms & A-Force will team with Batgirl, Gotham Academy & Black Canary writer Brenden Fletcher and artist Daniel Di Niculo for a six issue miniseries about the Pink Power Ranger from Boom! Studios. More details at the LA Times
Writer Kelly Thompson of Heart In A Box, Jem & The Hologram and Captain Marvel & The Carol Corps will be taking over writing duties on A-Force in issue #5 with Prez artist Ben Caldwell on illustrations. More details at Marvel
Kimberly is ready to save the day, with a little help from her friends… Continue reading Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Pink #2 Review
By Brenden Fletcher, Kelly Thompson, Daniele Di Nucuolo, Sarah Stern, Ed Dukeshire
What is sure to be the first in an avalanche of spinoffs from BOOM!’s Power Rangers license, Power Rangers Pink #1 shows what happened to Kimberly Hart after she left the team and tried to be a normal girl. Continue reading Power Rangers Pink #1 Review
For better or worst, with comics, you usually know what you are going to get on some level. So much of the industry is driven by intellectual property or genre and as such, those properties and genre’s use tropes that play on a readers familiarity. It’s a catch twenty two; as a medium, comics are only limited by the imagination and ability of their creators but as an business, those imaginations are driven by formulaic constructs to appease the industries financial stakeholders. It’s why up & coming comics pro’s that start in creator owned books do intellectual property comics to gain exposure and why so many of them leave those IP books at the height of their fame because they don’t have to do them anymore. Because of that, comics are rarely surprising in a way that a great novel, film or television series can be. Sometimes they are surprising in how they upend the tropes of their genre or how they use those tropes or find something new and unique about it. Kelly Thompson & Meredith McClaren’s Heart In A Box is surprising in a different kind of way, it’s surprising in how it disregards genre, how unique it’s story and perspective are, how fully formed it is as a concept, as a story or as a character study, how its familiarity feels so human and overall, surprising for it’s unequivocal excellence. Continue reading Advanced Review of Heart In A Box
I have not been reading the Captain Marvel title regularly for quite a few months. I read the first couple of chapters and then ended up dropping off at some point. The most recent issue I read was the terrific Captain Marvel Issue #15 because Patrick recommended it to me. It is still in my top ten issues of the year. I knew after reading that issue, that Kelly Sue was doing some wonderful work with Captain Marvel and this was a book I was definitely going to check out. Since I was not a follower of the previous series, I don’t really know the tone of the book but from what I have read, this already feels different. Carol is the leader of a Flight Squadron who keep their section of Battleworld, Hala Field, safe from any intruders, whether they are arriving by air, land or sea. Except for the Thor Corps, they come into Hala Field “Whenever the fuck they please”
The idea in this book has not been a common thread through any of the other Secret Wars books. Usually the characters are concerned about what is beyond the walls which separate the regions. This book is different. There is an intriguing conversation in this book between Carol and one of her squadron lieutenants, Bee. Carol is baffled at something a Thor said to her earlier that day, how Doom forged her hammer from a star. This baffled Carol because she has never seen a star in the sky before. So how could the hammer come from a star? The confusion was endearing and created this feeling of blind service to Doom. This conversation led to the discussion of where anything came from, even Carol, and everyone believes that Doom created everything. It is by Doom’s grace that they all live. I thought this idea was very effectively explored within these pages. Carol is not going to go on an adventure past her wall to discover what is out there. She is going to go on an adventure into the sky, which she believes she has been lied to about. She is going to go looking for that star, and find out if everything really came from Doom’s creation.
This could be a very interesting book and I think Kelly Sue Deconnick is at the top of her game right now with co-writer Kelly Thompson & series artist David Lopez. Carol Corps is one to check out.