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This Week’s Finest: Secret Empire #4

By Nick Spencer, Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan, Rod Reis, Joshua Cassara, Rachelle Rosenberg and Sunny Gho

What do I want out of a comic book event? If it’s a crossover event then those issues need to be solid; they need to serve the event but also stay true to the original title.  I want to care about the characters; I don’t need to know who the characters are but there are obviously going to be some major stakes involved and I want to care what happens to these people. I want there to be a clear goal in mind; why is the event happening and how do we get through it? I was a big fan of Secret Wars, the tie-ins were tight and the main title was brilliant. I skipped Civil War II because it felt like been there done that. This year’s Marvel summer event is Secret Empire. Although we have a Cap vs Iron Man plot which, believe me, should definitely feel like been there done that, shows why this event is so much more. Cap is bad. He has the likes of a possessed Scarlet Witch, a Mjonirless Thor and a compliant Punisher fighting alongside him.  Honestly, it’s a little confusing. In a time when there are so many amazing comics, reading them can become somewhat reflexive. I know when I pick up a Marvel book that Cap is good and Ultron is bad. But, Secret Empire takes advantage of that reflexive reading and turns it on you; it makes you think. Secret Empire is out to tell a story that on the surface looks familiar but in the pages is nothing you have ever seen.

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (05/10/17)

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Josh’s Recommendation…
The Fix #9
“With so many books coming out this week, its easy to go to a Batman or a wacky, intercompany crossover. But for my money, ‘The Fix’ is always a must buy. Spencer, Liber and Hill have continually made this a depraved comedy without any trappings that pervade other comics (capes/tights, superpowers, mysticism). It feels fresh and unique in a crowded landscape, just as a good Image comic should.”
 
 
 

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This Year’s Finest 2016: Best Single Issues

As 2017 begins to unfold, Nothing But Comics draws its coverage of 2016 to an end with my list of Best Single Issues. All entries are listed alphabetically by title.

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This Years Finest 2016: The Ten Best New Series

It’s December again which means another month of year end list and pontificating. Cosmo kicked things off with his best new character list yesterday, now it’s time for the ten best new series. Continue reading This Years Finest 2016: The Ten Best New Series

Indubitable Issues and Pull List (09/14/16)

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Cosmo’s Recommendations …
blackmondaymurders2Black Monday Murders #2
“The first issue of Jonathan Hickman’s latest image series was so strong that earned This Week’s Finest. A tale of Wall Street greed filled with the usual skulduggery plus elements of dark magics, it was immediately compelling. Jump on now to see where Hickman and artist Tomm Coker twist this tale next . . .”
 

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (07/06/16)

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Josh’s Recommendation …
Flinstones1The Flintstones #1
“Meet the Flintstones! For a new audience, same stone-age era. Honestly, I was always a bigger fan of ‘The Jetsons’ but the family antics of Fred, Wilma, Barney, and Betty as they did all the sitcom things with dinosaurs and oversized foods always fascinated me. Join me in seeing them once again delight and entertain.”
 
 

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (06/08/16)

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Tyler’s Recommendation …
WonderWomanRebirth1Wonder Woman Rebirth #1
“I’m so happy we get a WW book I want to read again. Rucka is back telling Diana’s tale, the story allows for an interesting narrative structure, and the combo art team of Nicola Scott and Liam Sharp looks fantastic.”
 
 

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (05/11/16)

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Josh’s Recommendations …
Fix2The Fix #2
“A funny crime series by the creators of ‘Superior Foes of Spider-Man’. Get on this, its wrong in all the right ways…”
 
 

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This Week’s Finest: The Fix #1

345771._SX640_QL80_TTD_By Steve Lieber, Nick Spencer, Ryan Hill and Nic J Shaw

Another Image debut, another mind-blowing choice for the week’s best comic, The Fix #1 is This Week’s Finest.

Crime comics used to be a staple of the medium. Tales of morality, good guys in a pinch, wrong place/wrong time; didn’t matter. Crime comics had a niche in the industry. They still do in a way, but in a much smaller capacity. Even without that, The Fix finds a way to be special all on its own.

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (04/06/16)

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Patrick’s Recommendations …
WickedDivine18The Wicked + The Divine  #18
“It’s back!!!!!!”
 
 

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