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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (11/29/17)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Josh’s Recommendation…
John Wick #1
“The ‘John Wick’ films are wildly popular for reviving the action films of old with modern film making, and so demand for the character is only rising with each film. With Greg Pak wanting to peel the veil back a bit on John and show his origins, the potential is there for a deep inspection of the man who would become one of the most feared assassins in the World. With classical art by Giovanni Valletta, this is one promising series to close out 2017 on.””
 
 
 

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Review of Batman ’66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel #1

383030._SX640_QL80_TTD_By Ian Edginton, Matthew Dow Smith & Jordie Bellaire

After doing a comic combining the 60s TV Batman with the Green Hornet (two shows which did crossover back in the day), DC followed up with a Caped Crusader/Man from U.N.C.L.E meeting. U.N.C.L.E.’s retro style made it seem an obvious choice for mixing with BAM! POW! Era Dynamic Duo. DC’s new project, co-published by BOOM!, is in theory even more appealing. Steed and Peel’s adventures were filled with wit, excitement, colorfully outrageous villains, a bit of social satire and a large amount sexual tension. Also Emma Peel remains one of the most charming and independent female action protagonists to grace screens large or small. Their show The Avengers had a long run on British television, going through several iterations. However, the years with Diane Rigg playing Emma Peel opposite Patrick Macnee’s John Steed are simply some of the best television ever. However, the franchise has pretty much stumbled whenever transferred to comics. Something about the natural charm and chemistry of Macnee and Rigg has defied later writers, a trend which unfortunately continues.

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