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.
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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
What is love? A question posed by the artist Haddaway in 1993. What prompted this one hit wonder’s question? What is love? We use the word so often and yet it has many different meanings. We so loosely throw it around when proclaiming our feelings towards potato chip flavors, yet when it comes to telling that special someone we choose our words wisely. Is there a more powerful phrase in the English language than “I love you”? These three words can either foster the tinglies (add to dictionary) in your partner or send them running. Why is this? The Ancient Greeks would have an answer for us. They would say it’s because we only have one word to express many different feelings of love. It doesn’t matter if I’m talking about a chip or a chick, I use the same word to describe my feelings. The Greeks had 6 or more words to explain what we call love. So what does this have to do with comics? I’m glad you asked. As novelist Jojo Moyes says “Love drives all great stories”. It is the grandiose moments of affection that tug on our heartstrings and tighten up the trachea. Just as love makes the world go round it makes the pages of a book turn. Comic books are written by introverted nerdy guys whose experiences with love go as far as Princess Leia fantasies. Right? Wrong! These guys and gals can write some of the best love stories out there. As we constantly get closer to Love Day (even closer now, and now, and now. You freaking out yet?) I wanted to take a look back on the “love stories” I read this year and nail down the love these relationships show.