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Uncover The Best Covers 12/14/2017

From Gravetrancers #1 by James Michael Whynot

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (01/20/16)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 

 

 Dean’s Recommendation…

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“The story has really picked up over the last few issues. Will the work Debbie put in to get her man back pay off or will his recent fix be the end of him?”
 
 

 

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Simone & Scott Overseeing Dynamite Relaunch By Barbiere, Bennett & Leath

RSvol3-01-Cov-RetailerShared-Hack-ff24eIn 2016, Dynamite will be relaunching there Red Sonja, Dejah Thoris & Vamperilla titles with redesigns by artist Nicola Scott & overall direction from writer Gail Simone. The series will be written by Marguerite Bennett, Aneke, Frank Barbiere & Kate Leth.  Press release below Continue reading Simone & Scott Overseeing Dynamite Relaunch By Barbiere, Bennett & Leath

New Hellcat Series by Kate Leth From Marvel In December

f88988ef7a2ba1d7ed01fbc1dfe859ce6ed2d2c7In December of 2015, Marvel will release an ongoing series written by Kate Leth of Kate Or Die, Ink For Beginners, Bravest Warrior, Adventure Time: Seeing Red, Fraggle Rock & Edward Scissorhands on the Hellcat character titled, Patsy Walker aka Hellcat. It will be illustrated by Brittney L Williams of Lumberjanes, Samurai Jack & Garfield. More details at Yahoo

Review of Vamperilla #1

332265._SX640_QL80_TTD_by Kate Leth, Eman Casallos & Valentina Pinto

As the third and final title to be relaunched in the Dynamites Gail Simone led initiative, Vamperilla get it’s right in a fun and charming take on the character that hit’s it’s b-movie horror tone in all the right ways.

Writer Kate Leth re-introduces the protagonist in Los Angeles and instantly establishes a tone and style for the comic that is light but also has real stakes. There is the introduction of a mystery with some general horror tropes sprinkled on top, but Leth elevates the issue in her characters and sense of place. Vamperilla and her cast feel instantly recognizable and fully formed, especially her romantic relationship towards her sidekick which is equal parts sweet, sex positive and complex with a  refreshing degree of subtlety and sophistication. The dynamic between the two and the rest of the cast has an easy naturalism that keeps the book entertaining throughout. Leth has a gift for plainspoken dialogue that feel’s distinct yet never overwhelming. This lends itself to the writers vision of Los Angeles, a weird and provocative backdrop, but also one that feels welcoming and familiar. Artist Eman Casallos can feel generic at times to the Dynamite house style, but there’s moments of inspiration and stylistic flair that ultimately elevate the visual storytelling while colorist Valentina Pinto gives a distinct look to the book that deals in darker shades of blues with brighter pinks and purples in contrast.

Vamperilla #1 is by far the most successful of the relaunched Dynamite comics in it’s causally loose fun. It may not be breaking any ground, but it’s entertaining in it’s subtle strengths.

Review of Fresh Romance #2

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Yanick Paquette

by Kate Leth, Sarah Vaughn, Sarah Kuhn, Arielle Jovellanos, Sarah Winifred Searle & Sally Jane Thompson

Recently, Rosy Press released the second issue of their digital anthology series Fresh Romance. Consisting of three different serials (two set in the present, one in the past) the series brings a contemporary flair to the romance genre. Romance comics may not be in vogue much presently, but they have a long history in the medium, enjoying periods of high sales. These days romance tropes may be prominent in popular series (Saga comes readily to mind), but not as much as a standalone genre. Fresh Romance offers a refreshing corrective to this situation.
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