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This Year’s Finest 2015: The Ten Best Writers

Here we go; what is annually our most debated list both internally and in the comments, here is our ten favorite writers of 2015. Some new faces, some old face’s and some surprising rankings. Continue reading This Year’s Finest 2015: The Ten Best Writers

This Weeks Finest Year Two

ThunderworldLast year, Cosmo looked at our first year of This Weeks Finest picks by the numbers. He examined the data on the creators, publishers and titles chosen by the NBC staff for each week of our first year. Based on his numerical analysis, we were able to see our very eclectic taste in comics based on our combined choices for This Weeks Finest. I decided to do something similar this year and looking at the numbers, there’s far less parity in our second year then the first. Grant Morrison came back, Scott Snyder did a horror comic with Jock, all those books announced at the Image Expo’s started coming out regularly and the Nothing But Comics staff went crazy for all that.  Continue reading This Weeks Finest Year Two

Freeze Frame 5/22/2015

From A-Force #1 by Jorge Molina
From A-Force #1 by Jorge Molina

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This Weeks Finest: Wytches #6

Wytches 6by Scott Snyder, Jock & Matt Hollingsworth

I was born depressed, inherited by a group of Irish/Welsh immigrants that settled in middle America and managed to defy Darwinism to the extent that it got passed up my way. When I was a teenager I tried medication, hated the person I became on it, stopped taking them and then spent the next ten years trying to figure out how to beat my mental illness before going back to modern medicine. At a particular low point, when I was seeing a weird old therapist in the West Village who always asked about my sex life, I borrowed a book from the doctor about how positive thinking helped people be more successful. I wasn’t positive or successful so the premise made a lot of sense at the time. That book had possibly the best technique I had in fighting against depression, the power of positive perception. It sounds stupid but it’s actually a big part of beating depression 101. When depressed, you naturally distort your perception to skew negative. When your conscious of that, you can train yourself not to believe it. It’s weird but legitimately worked and helped me get through one of the most difficult periods of my lifetime. But it’s difficult because the truth is, when you are depressed, you see all the horrible things that others don’t. Eventually I couldn’t take it, I took medication and it worked, happy ending. Some people don’t go that route or do and it’s not enough. I don’t know enough about writer Scott Snyder’s personal life, I don’t know if he takes medication or if he has other coping mechanism’s. I do know two things; one is that he suffers from depression and anxiety because he talks about it very openly and two, that he’s managed to translate that into his work on Wytches in a way that is profoundly beautiful.

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Freeze Frame 3/27/2015

From Captain Victory & The Galactic Rangers #6 by Nathan Fox
From Captain Victory & The Galactic Rangers #6 by Nathan Fox

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Indubitable Issues

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Reed anticipates the horror of…
Nameless 1Nameless #1
 
It’s a science fiction horror book by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham – I have no idea what the book is about beyond that, but I’m so excited that I get to read it.
 
 

 

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SCOTT SNYDER: WITCH HUNTER

Scott Snyder Picture
Photo of Scott Snyder

Writer Scott Snyder and artist Jock are receiving well-deserved praise for their new horror comic book series, Wytches. However, an often overlooked aspect of the comic’s first issue is Snyder’s backmatter commentary on the inspiration for Wytches – as a child, Snyder and his friend Ryan made a game of hunting witches in the woods of Pennsylvania. Snyder writes: “When I was a boy, I used to go witch hunting in the woods across the road from my house. It was one of my favorite activities, witch hunting. I would go with my neighbor, Ryan. Together we’d head out into the woods with a Polaroid camera (mine), and two bats with nails in them (his), in search of witches hiding out there.”

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