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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (11/30/16)

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Tyler’s Recommendation …
blackwidow8Black Widow #8
“A new story arc finds Nat investigating the Dark Room, successor to the Red Room. Sure to be one of the best books out whenever it’s released, Black Widow should already be on your pull list.”
 

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Freeze Frame 9/9/2016

From Attack On Titan #85 by Hajime Isayama
From Attack On Titan #85 by Hajime Isayama

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Freeze Frame 10/2/2015

From Sandman Overture #6 by JH Williams III & Dave Stewart
From Sandman Overture #6 by JH Williams III & Dave Stewart

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Craven Gone, But The Show Will Go On

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In March 2015 an exciting announcement hit the TV and comic world. The iconic horror director Wes Craven was partnering with popular horror comic writer Steve Niles to adapt Steve’s next comic project, titled The Disciples, to a television show with Universal Cable Productions. This presents a big opportunity for Niles who wrote the horror success 30 Days of Night and also Black Mask Studios who publish the sci-fi horror book written by Niles, featuring Christopher Mitten on art duties. After the first few issue of The Disciples it looked to be a clear home run, right out of the park, then the tragic happened. Life, or rather death, took its toll on the creative team as Wes Craven died exactly one month ago on August 30th. Craven lost his battle with brain cancer as most tend to do. Hopefully the man who brought you Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream can still find a way to haunt your dreams. This is sad and disappointing news, and now a month after his passing The Disciples #4, the final issue of the series, is released. This not so subtle reminder raises the question, what will happen to the TV show now?

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

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
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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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (8/19/15)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

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Tyler’s Recommendations: 
Bizarro #3
“The comic equivalent of a buddy-roadtrip-comedy, Bizarro has been a blast. Heath Corson delivers a truly funny story of two guys, making their way to Canada, stopping random instances of villainy along the way. Jimmy Olsen and Bizarro make a great pair, and the sublime artwork from Gustavo Duarte creates a unique and brilliant offering from DC. It’s only a six-issue mini, so there’s still time to hop on now and enjoy the ride, plus it’s all-ages, so you can read it with/to your kids, siblings, young relatives, etc.”

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Freeze Frame 7/24/2015

From Wolf #1 by Matt Taylor
From Wolf #1 by Matt Taylor

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Advanced Review of The Disciples #2

Disciples_2By Steve Niles and Christopher Mitten

Each issue of The Disciples does not have it’s own chapter title. If I was given the job of issue titler, titlist, titlee, guy who comes up with the title (just because there isn’t a word for it doesn’t mean it isn’t a real job), I would title issue #1 “The Mission” and issue #2 “Who…Wha…Huh…Fuck…” It is in issue #2 where things really get bad for our characters, which makes things more enjoyable for me, the reader. Issue #1 was a perfect construction of a sci-fi horror introduction. A slow moving issue with just the right amount of confusion to stir up our intrigue and just the right amount of character development to turn that intrigue into immersion. Sci-Fi is a genre that I have a hard time defining. If you remember back to our Image March Madness Bracket we had two Sci-Fi divisions (Whimsy Sci-Fi and Nihilist Sci-Fi) and one division (Kitchen Sink) which was basically Sci-Fi books we can’t find a way to group together. Different sub genres of Sci-Fi need different attributes to be enjoyable. Sci-Fi horror books do not need the same attributes as dystopian future Sci-Fi books, or even science heavy Sci-Fi books. There does not have to be as many fancy gadgets, or social parallels. A Sci-Fi horror book requires confusion, mystery and terror to be interesting and The Disciples issue #2 hits all these beats hard. Continue reading Advanced Review of The Disciples #2

Freeze Frame 6/12/2015

From Descender #4 by Dustin Nyguen
From Descender #4 by Dustin Nguyen

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