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Freeze Frame 1/28/2017

From Doom Patrol #4 by Nick Derrington & Tamra Bonvillan
From Doom Patrol #4 by Nick Derrington & Tamra Bonvillain

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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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This Week’s Finest: Shutter #24

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Leila Del Duca

By Joe Keatinge, Leila Del Duca & Owen Gieni

Shutter began its 2016 with an issue spotlighting the relationship between lead protagonist Kate and Huckleberry. #18 was an emotionally powerful portrait of the crests, crashes and aftermath of a love affair which set the tone for a stellar year from Joe Keatinge and Leila Del Duca’s creator owned series. Hence, it is only appropriate for its penultimate chapter of the year, Shutter focuses once again on Huckleberry. And once again, her story proves to be a poignant lesson in not only the pain of the past but how growth may emerge from it.

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Freeze Frame 10/21/2016

From Thor #12 by Russell Dauterman & Matthew Wilson
From Thor #12 by Russell Dauterman & Matthew Wilson

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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 6/10/2016

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from The Fix #3 by Steve Lieber & Ryan Hill

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This Week’s Finest: Shutter #22

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Leila Del Duca

By Joe Keatinge, Leila Del Duca & Owen Gieni

I’m beginning to worry that this comic is going to break my heart.

Over the course of twenty-one issues Joe Keatinge and Leila Del Duca have crafted some of the most imaginative world-building in comics. The environments may resemble our own in some ways, while at the same time being full of fantastical features. The most prominent of these elements is the wide range of life residing therein. From subtle twists on the familiar humanoid to gigantic monsters, Shutter is full of visual surprises. Indeed, this expert combination of idea and image has ensured that each installment has been packed with moments of wonder.

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Freeze Frame 5/13/2016

From Abe Sapien #33 by Fiumara & Dave Stewart
From Abe Sapien #33 by Fiumara & Dave Stewart

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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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This Week’s Finest: Shutter #20

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Leila Del Duca

By Joe Keatinge, Leila Del Duca & Owen Gieni

Sometimes simplicity is the best choice. There were several good comics this week, many of which took full advantage of the medium’s potential for grand drama within sweeping settings. For its part, Shutter has offered up many similar thrills in the past. From the debut issue’s explosion which nearly killed its heroine to all manner of full-throttle action sequences populated by strange imaginative creatures, Shutter has never lacked a visceral charge. However, behind such bold style has beat a heart which has only grown more prominent as the series progressed. The current arc has been calmer on the physical mayhem front, but no less emotionally resonant. The arc began with a deeply evocative journey through the relationship between Kate and Huckleberry. Joe Keatinge and Leila Del Duca followed up that issue with a poignant examination of three lives affected by Kate’s father Christopher. At first glance, this week’s installment might appear to be a low-key transitional issue, when in fact it is quietly devastating.

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