We live in a world where cinematic universes are in vogue, comic book shows are more prevalent than ever, and the Avengers roster are household names. We’ve even had a Watchmen adaptation, much as we might prefer to forget about it. It was as faithful as any movie adaptation could be, but seemed to lack the essence of the graphic novel’s themes. DC’s various prequel series, Before Watchmen, also seemed like a squandered opportunity if not one that was sacrilegious. Aside from two or three of the mini series, most were OK and the rest were flat out awful. It’s this legacy that pushed the property out of my mind since. Continue reading What else to say about Watchmen?
With one of the most anticipated movies of 2016 premiering this week, showcasing two of DC’s biggest icons together for the first time on film, we gathered ten stories that show the best of both heroes and their ideologies…
10. Superman: For the Man Who Has Everything
By Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
Watchmen creators Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons craft a heart wrenching story of Superman having to reconcile with his past and how Batman will do anything to save him-Pat Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten: Batman & Superman Stories
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“This book took a little while to get going but in hindsight, what Ellis, Shalvey & Bellaire are doing is pretty amazing. Injection is a brutally complex mind fuck that is expertly crafted and worth diving into and becoming engrossed in.”
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Nothing But Comics is about to hit our two year mark and in observance of the sites anniversary, every Tuesday from now until we finish, one of our staff members will list off their favorite series, runs or issues of all time. This week it’s Josh Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten: All Time Favorites Josh
Nothing But Comics is about to hit our two year mark and in observance of the sites anniversary, every Tuesday from now until we finish, one of our staff members will list off their favorite series, runs or issues of all time. This week it’s Patrick Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten: All Time Favorites Patrick
This seems to have changed in our time when Image Comics is all the rage but for most of comics history it was uncommon for a writer or artist to be defined by their creator owned work but for better or worst that’s been the case for both Dave Gibbons and Mike Mignola. Gibbons is the illustrator of The Watchmen and his work on that book has completely overshadowed the majority of his decades long career. It’s not the worst thing to be known as the guy who drew the consensus greatest comic of all time but it’s still pretty amazing how much of his work has been overlooked including stuff like Martha Washington with Frank Miller, a Superman story with Watchmen writer Alan Moore, the recent Secret Service with Mark Millar that is coming out as a film this fall or any number of the countless writing or illustration work he’s done on such iconic characters and titles like Captain America, Green Lantern, The Flash, Worlds Finest, The Hulk, Star Wars, Dr. Who, 2000 AD & The Spirit among other. In contrast Mike Mignola is someone who did work for hire illustrations for the much of his early career before he hit with his creator owned Hell Boy series that would expand into a whole new comics universe that’s managed to last over twenty years while showing no signs of slowing down. You’d be forgiven if you weren’t aware that Mignola did some of the most dynamic artwork for DC in the late 1980’s including the else worlds Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, the all time classic event miniseries Cosmic Odyssey with writer Jim Starlin or contributing interior art on John Byrne’s classic Superman run. Still in spite of this impressive bibliography Gibbons and Mignola appear to be destined to have their careers defined by two of their own creations in spite of everything else they’ve done. So you probably didn’t realize that both Gibbons and Mignola share a comic to their credit that you probably never heard of because nobody ever talks about any of their work that isn’t Watchmen or Hell Boy respectively but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t seek it out because in spite of what you haven’t heard Gibbons and Mignola’s Aliens: Salvation is every bit as awesome as you’d expect from these two names as a comic that manages to capture the spirit of it’s intellectual property while still creating something that is distinctively in the voice of it’s creators.
Continue reading Lost In Continuity: Gibbons & Mignola Aliens Salvation
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TOP TEN HIDDEN SMILEY FACES IN WATCHMEN!
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Each Tuesday, the NBC Staff will comprise a Top Ten list for whatever the topic is for that week. In the comments section, we can all compare the lists to see if there were any patterns. Also, feel free to post your own top ten lists. Today we tackle the many relaunches and reboots of comic-books.
Top Ten Comic Book Reboots!
10. Captain America
Captain America never connected with me before I read Ed Brubaker’s take on him. Finally, he was a compelling character. Also, Brubaker brought back Bucky, which, in and of itself, is probably one of the biggest ret-cons ever .
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