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Freeze Frame 12/16/2017

From the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #27 by Erica Henderson & Rico Renzi

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This Week’s Finest: Mister Miracle #5

by Tom King & Mitch Gerads

I was going to start this review with ‘Mister Miracle is’, but now that I’ve given it some more thought, I don’t believe that is true. Orion would tell me it doesn’t matter what I believe, a statement is either true or false. So, let me try again, ‘Mister Miracle is’ is false. According to what I learned in this issue, ‘Mister Miracle is’ would imply that the comic Mister Miracle is all things, good and bad. It isn’t all things, it is all things good. The reason for me writing this review is to convey to you this very fact, that Mister Miracle is all things good. So, let me take a similar approach to the one René Descartes took on proving that God exists. Descartes’ argument is rooted in the idea that God is all things good. If you examine two things, God is always the better one. Take love and hate for example; love is better than hate, therefore God is love. This is where existence comes into play, since existing is better than not existing, God exist. If I reverse this logic and say Mister Miracle is well written, which is better than poorly written. It has gorgeous art, which is better than eye gouging art. It effectively utilizes the nine panel grid layout to tell the story, which is better than the nine panel grid layout bogging down the story flow. It stirs up a wide range of emotions, which is better than reading a comic with emotional responses equal to a robot. It exists, which is better than not existing. I think this proves that Mister Miracle is all things good.  If I stick with Descartes “I think, therefore I am” then because I am a person and because Mister Miracle is a comic that is all things good, it has been selected as the finest comic of the week.

Okay, I think I lost myself in there somewhere. I hope you’re all still with me.

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Podcast Episode #79

After a brief and unforeseen hiatus, the gang is back talking comics. Issues & series include Batman Annual #2, Saga #48, East of West #35, Batman: White Knight, Mister Miracle, Paradiso #1, Sleepless #1, Hawkeye #12 & more.

Freeze Frame 11/11/2017

From Injection #15 by Declay Shalvey & Jordie Bellaire

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This Week’s Finest: Mister Miracle #3

by Tom King, Mitch Gerads & Clayton Cowles

Mister Miracle’s stunning debut concluded with protagonist Scott Free, aka Mister Miracle, teaming with wife/partner/colleague/ war general Big Barda, hopping into a boom tube back home to defend New Genesis from an invasion by Darkseid. This all followed a dizzying and engrossing set up, where Scott wakes up from an apparent suicide attempt, only to see his grasp on reality slipping. All in addition to the revelation for High Father that Darkseid has obtained the anti-life equation, a detail he shares with his son Scott before he’s murdered. Where as Mister Miracle #1 was notable for an overarching surrealism, partially designed to make readers question the reliability of it’s narrator and his surroundings, it’s second installment was slightly more grounded. Or, as grounded as the comic can be about a war between two planets of deities, and an installment with it’s own fair share of revelations and intrigue related to the stories overall mystery. Issue #3 merges the two settings together, creating a centralized perspective and contrast between Scott & Barda’s Los Angeles home against New Genesis, while further inverting and mutating elements of the books larger mysteries. Once again, with nearly flawless execution from Tom King, MItch Gerads & Clayton Cowles, Mister Miracle #3 is another astonishing work of comics unlike anything else. Continue reading This Week’s Finest: Mister Miracle #3

Freeze Frame 10/13/2017

From Dark Nights Metal #3 by Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion & Ivan Plascencia

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (10/11/17)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Tyler’s Recommendation…
Wildstorm Michael Cray #1
“I’ve enjoyed the reboot of Wildstorm very much, so this first solo book has my interest. Being a reader with little knowledge of the old Wildstorm, it has been fun to slowly learn all the players.”
 
 
 
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Podcast Episode 78

https://nothingbutcomics.podbean.com/mf/play/fum7a8/Episode_78_mp3.mp3

It’s time to talk to the month in comics and some of the single issues that made an impression on the guys. Alex, Dean & Pat talk Mister Miracle #2, Dark Nights Metal #2, Generation Gone #1-3, 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank #4, Batman #30 & #31, Head Lopper #7, Black Racer Shilo Norman Special #1 &  more.

Freeze Frame 9/15/2017

From Justice League of America #14 by Ivan Reis, Julio Ferreira & Marcelo Maiolo

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Podcast Episode Seventy Three

It’s the last month in comics, as the guys talk about the single issues they’ve read that left an impression on them over the month’s of July & August. Titles include Mister Miracle #1, Dark Nights Metal #1, Saga #45, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #8, Rat Queens #5, Shutter #30 & more