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Freeze Frame 6/2/2017

From Image+ #14 by Vanesa R Del Rey & Jordie Bellaire

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 6-01-17

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Monstress #12 by Sana Takeda

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 5-25-17

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All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #2 by Aaron kuder

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2017 Eisner Award Nominees

Kill or Be Killed, Saga, Paper Girls, Black Hammer, Criminal,  Astro City, Mockingbird & Beasts of Burden appear to be the nomination leaders. Details below Continue reading 2017 Eisner Award Nominees

Freeze Frame 4/21/2017

From Dark Horse Presents #33 by Ryan Browne

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 4-20-17

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Monstress #11 by Sana Takeda

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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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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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Uncovering the Best Covers, 2-23-17

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Wonder Woman #16 by Jenny Frison

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