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Freeze Frame 4/21/2017

From Dark Horse Presents #33 by Ryan Browne

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Freeze Frame 2/24/2017

From Supergirl Being Super #2 by Joelle Jones & Kelly Fitzpatrick
From Supergirl Being Super #2 by Joelle Jones & Kelly Fitzpatrick

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This Week’s Finest: Monstress #10

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Sana Takeda

By Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda

As with any art form, the best comic books are those that offer an immersive experience. Favorite paintings or films, for example, provide visual worlds for contemplation, while listeners can lose themselves within an album’s aural landscapes. All these mediums share the ability to craft a compelling ambiance. The same is true of Monstress which continues its excellent run this week with another stunning issue.

Much of the appeal of Monstress is related to its elaborate world building. The narrative unfolds in the aftermath of a long brutal war waged between magical/semi-magical beings. This extended conflict, which continues to simmer not far below the surface, has left the environment ravaged. A general sense of gloom hangs over the proceedings, a visual reminder of writer Marjorie Liu’s motif of war’s deep, ill-healing scars. Issue #10 however, achieves a heightened level of dread as protagonist Maika and her companions reach the Isle of Bones.

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Freeze Frame 1/6/2017

From Shutter #25 by Leila Del Duca & Owen Gieni
From Shutter #25 by Leila Del Duca & Owen Gieni

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Freeze Frame 12/1/2016

From Old Man Logan #14 by Felipe Andrade & ian Herring
From Old Man Logan #14 by Felipe Andrade & Jordie Bellaire

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Freeze Frame 10/28/2016

From Image+ #6 by Malachi Ward
From Image+ #6 by Malachi Ward

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Freeze Frame 9/14/2016

From Shutter #23 by Leila Del Duca & Owen Gieni
From Shutter #23 by Leila Del Duca & Owen Gieni

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Freeze Frame 4/15/2016

From Rocket Raccoon & Groot #4 by Aaron Conley & Jean-Francois Beaulieu
From Rocket Raccoon & Groot #4 by Aaron Conley & Jean-Francois Beaulieu

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