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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (11/09/16)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Tyler’s Recommendation …
flash10Flash #10
“When Shade appears in any comic I’m stoked, so his visit to Central City for the new story arc has my full attention. Josh Williamson definitely has the writing chops to do the character justice, and the preview pages from Felipe Watanabe look pretty great.”
 

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Freeze Frame 8/12/2016

From The Vision ##10 by Gabriel Hernandez Walta & Jordie Bellaire
From The Vision ##10 by Gabriel Hernandez Walta & Jordie Bellaire

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (08/10/16)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Dean’s Recommendations …
688757_all-star-batman-1-romita-variant-coverAll Star Batman #1
“You know why…”
 

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Sons of Anarchy Redwood Original #11 Review

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By Ollie Masters, Lucas Werneck, Joana Lafuente, Ed Dukeshire, Luca Pizzari

SAMCRO is desperately searching for Jax, even reaching out to a former enemy for help. Jax is in the hands of men ready to kill him for the trouble of holding him captive, and the man who put him there is having second thoughts.  Continue reading Sons of Anarchy Redwood Original #11 Review

The Rough Guide To All New, All Different Marvel

Fall is upon us but while Secret Wars and it’s many tie in’s sit in delay purgatory for the time being, Marvel is once again relaunching it’s superhero line with a whole bunch of #1 issues for their comics. With that said, the publisher is moving from a different position than they were in with Marvel Now & All New Marvel Now. With the former, Marvel had a lot of young creative talent that they were able to re-position during the relaunch to give their line a fresh make over and give creators they had brought up on  their lower tier titles a higher profile like Jonathan Hickman, Jerome  Opena, Esad Ribic, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Jason Aaron or Rick Remender. After Marvel Now was a success, they added several new talents into their fold by building off the success of the original relaunch, giving creators like Ales Kot, Tradd Moore, Michael Walsh, Felipe Smith or Michel Fiffe their first shot at a major comics launch with the publisher. Now, much of the talent from both those initiatives has moved on from the publisher. In their place, Marvel has new creators coming on from all sorts of different mediums in addition to some of their old standby’s like Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Waid or Greg Land, and they are publishing a lot of comics. Probably too many. Below is a list of all the announced new series categorized into grouping of Yay, Mayhaps or Nah like we did with Secret Wars. Keep in mind that I won’t be including series that are basically the same creative talent and that Marvel will surely have more books to announce in the months ahead.

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Freeze Frame 9/11/2015

From Giant Size Little Marvel AvsX #4 by Skottie Young & Jean Francois Bealieu
From Giant Size Little Marvel AvsX #4 by Skottie Young & Jean Francois Bealieu

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Sons Of Anarchy Redwood Original #1 Review

410379._SX640_QL80_TTD_By Ollie Masters, Luca Pizzari, Adam Metcalfe, Ed Dukeshire

S.A.M.C.R.O: Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Original. It’s the acronym that fans of Kurt Sutter’s Shakespearian crime drama know well and carries a wide standard to bare for any supplemental material.

BOOM!’s SOA comics went the range of bad to average to brilliant, and that was influenced by how closely the comics followed the canon of the show. It took a long while and a change of writers, but the comic eventually reached the levels that it should’ve been from the get-go. The benefit this series has is that its set before the show began when the canon is very loose on detail. With the title, I found myself hoping the series would detail the founding nine members of SAMCRO after leaving Vietnam but instead, it’s the story of Jax Teller when he was just starting out as a prospect for the Sons.

Ollie Masters crafts a good setting for the story, where Jax’s true love has left and Clay and Gemma have secured control of the club and its operations. Except for Jax’s excessive anger, which is not unbelievable considering the future Jax did seem overly mellow throughout the course of the show, the characters all feel refreshingly true to themselves. Clay is conniving and follows his own beat, Gemma is his shoulder to fall back on, Bobby is the voice of reason and Tig is the voice that says the most disturbing things ever.

The art has a vague Fraction/Aja Hawkeye vibe, with a bold, plupy style but a widely expressive color palate. Greens, reds and oranges all are used on many panels crafting a nice interplay between warm and cool colors. It’s immediately effective in creating a foreground, midground, and background with wide panel crowd scenes while also highlighting the stories main characters. It’s far and away one of the most singular styles I’ve seen in a SOA comic where Pizzari and Metcalfe seem like strong creators in their own right who together work beautifully.

The story is a decent opening to the series until the climax and ending, where the plot takes this crazy left turn which is normal for SOA but if isn’t part of the arc’s story, it feels sudden and unsatisfying.  The issue itself is pretty solid with most of its story and art and it shows a good understanding of the cast and their various idiosyncrasies. The story lacks the gruesome edge in the previous title detailing a spotlight on lesser examined characters, but manages to hew closer to what a typical story of SOA would be. My interest is peaked and as a devoted fan of SAMCRO, I’m always up for more stories starring my favorite band of outlaws.

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Review of Black Knight #1

Black Knight 1 Julian Totino Tedesco
Julian Totino Tedesco

By Frank Tieri, Luca Pizzari & Antonio Fabela

The Black Knight has a long history in the Marvel Universe stretching back to the days of King Arthur. Originally a Medieval character from the 1950s Atlas era, Sir Percy Scandia, Knight of the Round Table, was refashioned in the 60s into contemporary villain turned hero Dane Whitman. After proving his reformation, Dane joined the Avengers becoming a distinguished member of their ranks. More recently he served as part of the band of heroes starring in Paul Cornel’s short-lived Captain Britain and the MI:13. Now Marvel is giving him a solo title as part of their All-New All-Different initiative. The initial issue is a mixed bag.
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