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New York Comic Con News & Things 10/8/2017

There is a flurry of announcements coming out New York Comic Con, this is some of the news that’s been revealed so far from the one of the worlds largest comics convention Continue reading New York Comic Con News & Things 10/8/2017

Uncovering the Best Covers, 6-08-17

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Creighton takes aim for . . .

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Rocket #2 by Steve Epting

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 5-11-17

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Creighton watches his back among. . .

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Grass Kings #3 by Ryan Sook

 

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 10-27-16

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Cosmo continues to be enchanted by . . .

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Saga #39 by Fiona Staples

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 6-09-16

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Cosmo tastes   . .  .

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The Wicked + The Divine #20 by Jenny Frison

 

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 4-21-16

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Cosmo confronts  . . .

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Divinity II #1 by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic

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Tuesday Top Ten All Time Favorites: The Master List

Nothing But Comics has hit our two year mark and in observance of the sites anniversary, every Tuesday one of our staff members made a list of their favorite series, runs or issues of all time. This week we’ve aggregated all the list together Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten All Time Favorites: The Master List

Superman American Alien #2 Review

cby Max Landis, Tommy Lee Edwards, John Workman, Ryan Sook

Max Landis is one of the biggest Superman fans around, and a terrific writer to boot (having written the screenplay to Chronicle and the silent Kyrptonite-Man chapter in Action Comics Annual #1). His video on Superman’s death “breaking comics” is one of my favorite critiques on modern comics. In short, Max Landis needs to write Superman. So few people have an understanding, much less appreciation for the character these days and part of that is the lack of compelling monthly stories that other heroes enjoy.

Superman American Alien is basically, Superman in the a “real world” context. One part Superman: Secret Identity and one part Man of Steel, its about a Clark Kent that feels more human. He can bleed, he can get angry and he can get scared. Of course we’ve seen all this from Superman stories before, but together all at once the [;pt really has to call for them otherwise they make the story meaningless.

Clark Kent appears to be an average awkward teen, having a burgeoning romance with Lana Lang and friendship with Pete Ross. The quiet life of Smallville is shattered when a trio of angry youths begins shooting the town folk. Clark tries to avoid intervening, but eventually has to in order to save a family of innocents. His methods border on extreme, but the violent trio is alive to be arrested by police. The story ends with Clark promising his mother he will never do that kind of thing again.

The art by Tommy Lee Edwards has a nice sketchy, illustration quality to his style. It’s rough but feels vaguely genuine, as though he sketched all of this in minutes from watching it in real life. The detail he puts into the town, scenery and perspective is no less impressive than what his younger contemporaries are doing. In a way, his style reminds me of Sean Murphy with his use of line and the way he renders figures. I’ve been of fan of Edwards’ art since I read the Question miniseries he did with Mark Verheiden.

Seeing him work on a Superman story is a joy, and makes a nice complement to Landis’ script which feels both retro and modern in a weird way.

Superman American Alien #2 doesn’t hold many surprises, but its always welcome to have a good Superman comic on the shelves.

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