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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (10/28/15)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Tyler’s Recommendations: 
Island #4
“I’m going to keep recommending Island until it becomes the sales sensation it deserves to be.
This month we get stories from Graham, Farel Darymple, and Gael Bertrand. Every issue thus far has been a delight, showcasing talented creators that have flown under the mainstream radar. I love the anthology format as well, with fewer creators telling longer stories, it feels less like snippets and more like chapters of individual tales.”

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (9/30/15)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Tyler’s Recommendations: 
Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses #8
“I jumped onto the Stray Bullets train earlier this year, and have enjoyed every issue. Even without the context of reading past issues the story being told is compelling. David Lapham has built a crazy world inhabited by fully realized characters, and they’re all captivating to follow. I highly recommended this comic for any serious crime-drama fan.”

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Freeze Frame 7/24/2015

From Wolf #1 by Matt Taylor
From Wolf #1 by Matt Taylor

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Indubitable Issues

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Patrick doesn’t want to spoil…
666380_03b3cb1f2c81ca446aa61cf4dfd8f452a9f37534Harrow County #1
 
I’ve read this and it’s Cullen Bunn’s best comic yet
 

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Indubitable Issues

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 

 Patrick throws a bone to…
Rat God 3Rat God #3
 
A comic as cool as it’s title
 

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Rick and Morty #4 Review

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by Zac Gorman, Marc Ellerby, CJ Cannon

This issue sees Rick trying to quell a workers upraising by making Morty a double-agent. Not surprisingly, stuff hits the fan.

In another dimension, Rick has offered a sanctuary for alien races fleeing from wars or loss of planets. All he asks in return is indentured servitude.

Morty ends up falling for a cute green alien chick, and finds out that Rick engineered the wars that cost these aliens their homes in the first place, and is totally in the wrong. After his workers convene in front of his Southern Plantation-style Mansion, Rick gets shot and causes Morty to rush to his side. Rick confides in Morty that he loves his family and is sorry, then tells Morty to tell his son-in-law to eat a fart. It’s all very touching, until another Rick comes through a portal and reveals that the other Rick is an alien fake (which lets him off the hook slightly).

There’s a back-up story involving Jerry (Morty’s dad, Rick’s son-in-law) that starts off promising but sort of peters out.

With the wild premise, I expected more laughs from this issue than I received. It had a nice way of tying events back into the previous issues, and it wraps up the story in one issue, so it has those going for it.

While not perfect, its decent enough to bring me back next month. So far though, I’m wondering if there’s enough material for this series as a monthly versus a miniseries.

Rating:Poor, Fair, Good, Great, Excellent

Rick & Morty #3 Review

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by Zac Gorman, CJ Cannon, Marc Ellerby

The disastrous events from the first issue continue to plague Rick and Morty, as Rick plots an escape from an intergalactic prison (that he designed years ago) while Morty deals with Rick sacrificing himself for his return to Earth.

After three issues, the plot’s becoming a little hard to keep track of. An alien creature escapes from Rick’s supplies and pulls a Bodysnatchers on the family, which only compounds the events before Rick’s return to Earth. Summer is given a nice spotlight here, which doesn’t happen often in the show, but by the end it feels like it is rendered mute. Family drama is on full display here, but it cuts away the jokes and fun of the previous issues. This is about the time I drop licensed cartoon comics, when they feel like less than their source material and lose some of the appeal. The back-up story was nice and brief as a palette cleanser from the main plot. It involves an alternate Universe where Rick and Morty’s roles are reversed with Rick killing Morty out of anger, which shocks “our” Rick and Morty when they pop by for a visit as the gruesome murder occurs.

The art and color perfectly replicates the style of the show and helps sell the jokes on the page, as well as the terror section of the book.

Overall: This is my least favorite issue so far, mainly because it’s not as funny as the previous two. If the series isn’t going to follow a “one-n-done” approach I hope they keep story arcs to a maximum of 4 issues, since I’m already having trouble following at 3. I love Rick and Morty, and I want to love this book, but I’ve dropped cartoon adapted comics before when they start moving away from the format of the shows. Hopefully next issue will wrap things up and pack more humor.

Rating: Poor, Fair, Good, Great, Excellent

Rick and Morty #2 Review

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by Zac Gorman, CJ Cannon, Ryan Kelly, and Marc Kellerby

Rick and Morty are convicted of a plethora of crimes (some of which they committed last issue), and despite Rick trying to use his prepubescent nephew to seduce one of the judges, they’re sentenced to “Clackspire” Labyrinth.

Back at home, Morty’s parents are fighting over Jerry causing Rick and Morty’s arrest while Kelly and Morty’s sister starts planning to redecorate his room.

Rick and Morty get to “Clackspire” and wander for hours. Rick reveals his supplies of lab coats, alcohol, and sex toys in that order. Despite Morty’s concerns, his grandfather actually causes one hell of a cliffhanger.

Rick and Morty the show is brilliant and probably the best program on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block. Fittingly, the comic is possibly the best series Oni Press is publishing. It captures the tone and characters of the show so well and emulates the art style perfectly thanks to colorist Ryan Kelly.

If you’ve never seen the show, rectify that immediately. If you’re already a fan, BUY THIS! If you just want a funny/perverse comic than pick this up! I guarantee its like no other book you’ll find on a comic shelve…

New Comics from Jeff Parker, Paul Tobin, Ray Fawkes And More Announced From Oni

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Oni press has announced their publishing slate for 2014 and beyond with new creator owned titles from Jeff Parker of Aquaman, Batman ’66, Thunderbolts and Hulk Ray Fawkes of Constantine, One Soul and Justice League Dark Paul Tobin of Amazing Spiderman, Spider Girl, The Age of Sentry, Hulk and Conan the Barbarian among others while publishing continuations and spin offs from Greg Rucka’s Stump Town Cullen Bunn’s The Sixth Gun and Helheim. More details at Comic Bastard

Fialkov and Gabo Debuting New Series From Oni in July 2014

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Joshua Hale Fialkov of The Ultimates, IVampire and The Bunker will team with artist Gabo of All Star Western, The Spirit and Comic Book Tattoo for an all new ongoing series Saint Jude & The Life After coming in July 2014 from Oni Press. Covers also by Nick Pittara of The Manhattan Projects, Red Wing and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. More details at Bleeding Cool