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This Week’s Finest: Mister Miracle #1

by Tom King, Mitch Gerads & Clayton Cowles

Mister Miracle #1 is a dizzying and infectious debut issue of a series from three masters of their craft in Tom King, Mitch Gerads & Clayton Cowles, working at the height of their capabilities. Surreal, dark and engrossing, Mister Miracle takes on the conventions of Jack Kirby’s iconic New Gods characters for a modern day treatise on paranoia and fear in our era of encroaching fascism on western liberal democracy. Deeply creative and engrossing, Mister Miracle is the best debut issue of a comics series in years, and it’s excellent by almost any measure.  Continue reading This Week’s Finest: Mister Miracle #1

Indubitable Issues and Pull List (08/09/17)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Tyler’s Recommendation…
Redlands #1
“Superstar colorist Jordie Bellaire makes her writing debut this week. Teaming up with the always fantastic Vanessa Del Rey for a tale of crime and horror about a coven of witches with devious plans in a small Florida town. I’m very excited for this one, and the creative team alone warrants your attention”
 
 
 
 

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Podcast Episode Sixty Eight

While Alex continues his cross country savage journey to the heart of the American dream, Dean & Pat talk comics. Comics like, Batman #25 & #26, Batman/Elmer Fudd #1, Jupiter Legacy Volume 2 #5, Black Bolt #3, Saga #44, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #7 and more. In addition, we chat about the Umbrella Academy series for Netflix, Stranger Things Season Two, 2017 Emmy nominations & the NBA offseason.

This Week’s Finest: Batman #26

By Tom King, Mikel Janin and June Chung

Throughout Tom King’s run on Batman, he’s managed to create his own unique Bat voice while at the same time constantly paying tribute to those who have walked the path before him. I regard King’s insights into Batman among the best I’ve read. Where others have scratched the surface of a great idea, which is often enough, King dive’s in headfirst, getting right down to the core of what makes those ideas great, and then exploring them further. While King’s emotional insights and story beats are fantastic, they would not be possible without the countless creators who have handled these characters before him, both in comics and film. Whatever King’s intention with the tributes are it really feels as though with each one he is saying “I wouldn’t be here without you”. I said he is paying tribute to those who have walked the path, but what I really mean is, those who have paved the way.

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (06/05/17)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Tyler’s Recommendation…
Injection #13
“This might be my current favorite ongoing comic. Ellis, Shalvey, and Bellaire are building something special here. Every issue is packed with thought provoking developments and gorgeous artwork. Any fan of modern comics needs to be reading this book”
 
 
 

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This Week’s Finest: Batman #23

by Tom King & Mitch Gerads

Issue #23 of Tom Kings time on Batman present’s another high point for the run as he’s joined by the writer’s Sheriff of Babylon co-creator and artist Mitch Gerads. It’s a team up issue with Swamp Thing that represents some of the duo’s best work together. It’s a comic filled with intrigue, high action, humor and profound reflection for a single issue story that grabs you by the throat without letting up.  Continue reading This Week’s Finest: Batman #23