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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (01/17/18)

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Josh’s Recommendation…
Will Eisner Spirit Corpse Makers #5
“”Francisco Francavilla’s written and drawn mini-series has reached its conclusion, which means fans of noir/Will Eisner/The Spirit should have this issue ear-marked to buy this week. Don’t miss this exciting conclusion written and drawn by one of the best in the business bringing the Spirit to life!”
 
 
 

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (12/21/16)

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Dean’s Recommendation…
powermanandironfistsweetchristmasannualPower Man and Iron Fist Sweet Christmas Annual #1
“It’s time to get in the Christmas spirit and have a few laughs along the way. Power Man and Iron Fist has been one of the year’s best Marvel comics. If you have yet to experience it’s greatness what better time than picking up a Christmas special and seeing what all the fuss is about.”
 

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Comic Convo: Image Comics Releases 8/17/2016

385280._SX640_QL80_TTD_Dean: After a slow past week of Image books we pick things up again with a Wednesday full of violent and visually stunning comics. Creighton is joining us for the talk this week. Creighton, what books did you read this week?

Cosmo: I read Descender, The Wicked + The Divine & I Hate Fairyland.
Let’s start off with Descender. I’ve been really enjoying this series, and thought that the current arc’s focus on filling in various characters’ background has been intriguing. So I was looking forward to seeing what Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen would do with the pet-bot. However, while it had the typically lush and lovely art from Nguyen, I was disappointed in the script. Unlike the previous two issues, it didn’t really tell us much about the character we did not know already. Not a bad issue; it definitely had some poignant moments. Just not as sharp as the previous two.  Continue reading Comic Convo: Image Comics Releases 8/17/2016

Indubitable Issues and Pull List (06/22/16)

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Dean’s Recommendation …
PowerManandIronFist5Power Man and Iron Fist #5
“The most fun you will have reading a comic book.”
 
 

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Tuesday Top Ten All Time Favorites: The Master List

Nothing But Comics has hit our two year mark and in observance of the sites anniversary, every Tuesday one of our staff members made a list of their favorite series, runs or issues of all time. This week we’ve aggregated all the list together Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten All Time Favorites: The Master List

TUESDAY TOP TEN: ALL TIME FAVORITES TYLER

Nothing But Comics is about to hit our two year mark and in observance of the site’s 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 Tyler

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (8/26/15)

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Tyler’s Recommendations: 
Rumble #6
Rumble is back! John Arcudi and James Harren’s tale of a warrior, a bartender, and a sword that will help them defeat  ultimate evil. Fantasy, horror, adventure, humor, this book has it all.”

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Indubitable Issues

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Reed doesn’t need 1.21 gigawatts for…
Past Aways 1Past Aways #1
 
How do visionary comics creators Matt Kindt and Scott Kolins handle time traveling heroic adventurers? I can’t wait to find out this Wednesday!
 

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Magic Words: The Use of Arcane Language in Weird Comics

In his essay “Supernatural Horror in Literature” (1927), author H. P. Lovecraft distinguishes weird fiction from other terror fiction, and stresses the importance of mood, or “atmosphere,” as a component of weird fiction:

“The true weird tale has something more than secret murder, bloody bones, or a sheeted form clanking chains according to rule.  A certain atmosphere of breathless and unexplainable dread of outer, unknown forces must be present; and there must be a hint, expressed with a seriousness and portentousness becoming its subject, of that most terrible conception of the human brain – a malign and particular suspension or defeat of those fixed laws of Nature which are our only safeguard against the assaults of chaos and the daemons of unplumbed space.”

Creating “a certain atmosphere of breathless and unexplainable dread of outer, unknown forces” is an essential skill for writers of weird fiction, including weird comics, and one technique used to establish supernatural dread in a story is the use of arcane language.  Comics creators use arcane language in a variety of ways to instill a dread of supernatural danger in readers.

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