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Freeze Frame 12/16/2016

From Mayday #2 by Tony Parker & Blond
From Mayday #2 by Tony Parker & Blond

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Freeze Frame 11/4/2016

From Moon Knight #8 Francesco Francavilla, James Stokoe, WIlfredo Torres & Michael Garland
From Moon Knight #8 by Francesco Francavilla, James Stokoe, WIlfredo Torres & Michael Garland

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Indubitable Issues & Pull Lists (5/23/2016)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 

Tyler’s Recommendations……..

665533_8fca14a9f1e1714d6f89b0e46ba4f5f47bdb9b46Afterlife With Archie #9

Afterlife with Archie #9, “It’s finally back! As with Sabrina last week, the folks at Archie Comics are gracing us with another long delayed gem. I hope this signals that things are back on track and we can expect these books with some regularity, because they are some very good comics Continue reading Indubitable Issues & Pull Lists (5/23/2016)

Indubitable Issues and Pull List (03/30/16)

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Patrick’s Recommendations …
JudgeDredd4Judge Dredd #3
“This Judge Dredd comic is actually a nutty meta commentary on the internet and that’s pretty amazing in and of itself but it’s also super fun and Dan McCaid’s got  pencil skills for days.”
 
 

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (9/30/15)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

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Tyler’s Recommendations: 
Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses #8
“I jumped onto the Stray Bullets train earlier this year, and have enjoyed every issue. Even without the context of reading past issues the story being told is compelling. David Lapham has built a crazy world inhabited by fully realized characters, and they’re all captivating to follow. I highly recommended this comic for any serious crime-drama fan.”

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Review of Amazing Forest #1

329216._SX640_QL80_TTD_by Eric Freitas, Ulises Farinas, Julian Dufour, Matt Rota, Melody Often & Yumi Sakugawa

The debut of Amazing Forest is an interesting if not inconsistent comics anthology that get’s better with each chapter.

All the comics in Amazing Forest are written by the Judge Dredd team of Eric Freitas & Ulises Farinas. To their credit, the four separate stories span a wide range of genre’s and they feel written to match the style of each individual artist. That said, Amazing Forest is uneven in it’s quality with the final two entries far surpassing the first. This isn’t really a problem of the artist per say as each is fundamentally solid and unique in their own way. More that much of the writing lacks anything distinctive about it. Freitas & Farinas have made a significant mark on the new Judge Dredd ongoing partially by having such a unique and modern take on the property but in Amazing Forest, that same feeling of excitement isn’t always there. Unlike more successful anthologies such as Island or Dark Horse Presents, Freitas & Farinas are writing everything here and while they manage to make each individual story feel different from one other, they don’t always work. As a series, Amazing Forest will always be limited by the range of it’s writers and while they’ve proven to be great on a singular narrative in their Dredd work, the prospects of Amazing Forest working really hinges on how much the two can do in a very limited amount of space. That’s asking a lot; more accomplished writers like Hickman or Snyder would have difficulty pulling that off, Farinas & Freitas have just started writing together at this level. As it’s debut issue most distinctive factor is it’s unevenness, if and how they improve on that will determine the titles success.

Review of JUDGE DREDD #1

Judge Dredd 1

Writers – Ulises Farinas & Erick Freitas; Artist – Dan McDaid; Colorist – Ryan Hill; Letterer – Chris Mowry; Publisher – IDW

Since the character’s 1977 debut in the British weekly science fiction anthology comic 2000 AD, Judge Dredd has been the iconic lawman – given absolute authority to keep order – in the dystopian future setting of Mega-City One, a chaotic American East Coast city-state of 400 million people. Mega-City One is as much a character as Dredd – its streets provide the adventures and adversaries that challenge Dredd, and the city is a bountiful science fictional setting that talented creators have used to satirize contemporary society.

In past adventures, Dredd has sometimes left the city, traveling through the radioactive wasteland environs of the Cursed Earth, or journeying to other Mega-Cities. While creators could take Dredd out of the city, they could never take the city out of Dredd.  Whether fighting mutants in the Cursed Earth or hunting down fugitive criminals in neighboring city-state Mega-City Two, Dredd carries the authority of his city with him wherever he goes and that authority is recognized by his allies and adversaries.

American publisher IDW has licensed the character from his British owners and selected a creative team for this Judge Dredd series that boldly throws out the status quo and does something different. Writers Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas make Mega-City One disappear, stranding Dredd in a verdant world whose strange people know nothing of him or his city.  Dredd’s attempts at law enforcement are mocked and ignored and the lawman finds himself aiding three youngsters hoping to get into a forbidden structure that may provide clues about where Dredd is stranded.

Artist Dan McDaid and colorist Ryan Hill render all of this in a cartoonish style that, along with the script, provides humor amid the plentiful action in the comic.  With its light humor, big ideas, and bold action, Judge Dredd #1 reminds this reviewer of a Jack Kirby comic.  Both new readers and veteran Judge Dredd fans should enjoy this interesting adventure.

Freeze Frame 4/2/2014

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Meanwhile this happened-Pat by Ulises Farinas from Judge Dredd; Mega City Two #3

 

 

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