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Freeze Frame 3/17/2017

From Head Lopper #5 by Marcus Georiou

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 3-16-17

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Monsters Unleashed 5 Francesco Francavilla
Monsters Unleashed #5 by Francesco Francavilla

 

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (03/15/17)

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Tyler’s Recommendation…
Batwoman #1
“New adventures of Kate Kane! I’m very excited for this, I love the creative team, and I’m happy to see Kate get her own series.”
 

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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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Bennett & Epting Are Bringing Batwoman Back

batwoman_rebirth_artMarguerite Bennett of DC Bombshells, Animosity, InSexts and Angela will be writing a new Batwoman ongoing series with artist Steve Epting of Velvet, Captain America and New Avengers. Bennett will start co-writing the character for two issues in Detective Comics with series writer James Tynion IV who will also be co-writing the first arc of the new series. More details at The Hollywood Reporter

Uncovering the Best Covers, 4-28-16

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Angela Queen of Hel 7 Stephanie Hans
Angela Queen of Hel #7 by Stephanie Hans

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Review of Batwoman Rebirth #1

459468-_sx1280_ql80_ttd_by Marguerite Bennett, James Tynion IV, Steve Epting & Jeremy Cox

In Batwoman Rebirth #1, the debut issue of the series manages to avoid many of the pitfalls that befell previous Rebirth one shots by focusing on the character’s unique identity politics.

Batwoman feels like a comic that DC is going all out on with an all-star creative team of James Tynion IV, Marguerite Bennett, Steve Epting and Jeremy Cox. Having recently co-starred with Batman in Tynion’s highly popular and effective Detective Comics run, the series Rebirth issue follows a familiar formula in exploring the character’s past up to the launch of the new series. But Batwoman Rebirth also far exceeds what we’ve seen from most of the Rebirth one shots by focusing on the real world ramification of the characters past trauma on the current state of the protagonist.
To be specific, Batwoman Rebirth points towards the murder of Kate Kane’s mother & twin sister combined with her being dishonorably discharged from the US Military because of her sexuality as catalyst event in the life of the character that eventually leads to her taking on the mantle of Batwoman. Tynion & Bennett approach those events and their fallout with a deft touch that’s even more impressive when considering the limited real estate that’s afforded to them from a single issue. In spite of those limitations, the writers cut to the heart of the matter immediately and then build out the rest of the issue based on that. Artist Steve Epting & colorist Jeremy Cox maintain a staunch realism to their style that serves the books grounded story and dark setting. The art doesn’t go much beyond meeting expectations for the creators, but that in and of itself is pretty enjoyable. While less expressive then Eptings most recent work on Velvet, it’s a promising direction for the book and it’s thematic overtones for the series as a whole.
Overall, Batwoman Rebirth is a stellar debut and quite easily the most successful of the Rebirth one shots for the emotional resonance of it’s thematics. It’s a big picture examination of the charachter that feels incredibly personal. If the ongoing series can match the punch of it’s Rebirth issue, DC should have another distinctive hit for their superhero line of comics.

INDUBITABLE ISSUES ISSUES & PULL LISTS (2/03/2016)

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nov150702The Wicked + The Divine Volume 3

The title may have been Commercial Suicide, but Volume 3 of this Image series was the strongest yet. Consisting of one and done stories focused on various member of the Pantheon, Kieron Gillen revealed new layers to the gods’ personalities, while a string of guest artists turned in visually stunning pages. The powerful Tara tale (one of my two picks for best single issue of the year) is alone worth the price of admission. Wicked + Divine appeared on a slew of Best Of lists this past December. This trade offers ample evidence why those laurels were so well earned Continue reading INDUBITABLE ISSUES ISSUES & PULL LISTS (2/03/2016)