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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.Patrick wants you to throw yourself into the world of… Prophet Vol 3 Empire
If we are going to follow the logic that the most important part of science fiction is world building then Prophet should be one of the greatest sci-fi stories of all time because the world building here is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Brandon Graham, Simon Roy and Giannis Milonogiannis continue to expand the scope of the universe with a fantastic take on the biological development of sentient beings in outer space and how that changes from world to world not only in development but how those being interact with one another. Roy and Milonogiannis art continues to astound as does the level of imagination shared with them and author Graham while up and coming creator Farel Dalrymple also get’s a crack at the mythology as this title continues to be the book to watch for new talent. If the universe is ever expanding then Prophet’s space adventure is the perfect approximation of what that would mean in terms of a narrative story about space exploration. The variations are infinite. Continue reading INDUBITABLE ISSUES!
If you don’t know this about me, I’m a huge fan of (good) Science Fiction. Movies, books, comics, games, etc.
The thing that I’ve noticed in my favorites is that each one; regardless of medium, had terrific world-building that the story was framed around. Obviously, every great story should have a great world for the characters to inhabit, be influenced by, travel through. However, many Science Fiction stories literally have start from scratch when the world is being set-up. Which is probably due to the limitless potential of the Science Fiction genre.
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I freaking love comics. So many comics. Too many to put in one single list. We all like different things. Some of us like big two comics. Other’s may prefer large publisher creator owned work while other’s dig the small press. I like all of that. I’ll cover my favorites from the different corners of comic book publishing over the month of December.
For this week I’ll be covering Intellectual Property from outside DC and Marvel
Being a publisher that doesn’t feature The Avengers or Batman is a tough sell. Engaging your audience with characters that exist outside of the mainline of traditional superhero’s can be an uphill battles. One way for companies to stay afloat or even thrive is to use intellectual property with a name recognition that keep’s the orders coming in and the lights on. It’s much easier to sell whoever your buyer is on a name with some kind of proven track record in pop culture then what can feel like a hit or miss investment on new creator owned properties. This list is an approximation for all the non Marvel or DC mainline intellectual property comics that transcend what can appear as a blatant cash grab for excellent comic book product. Honorable mention to Valliant titles Archer and Armstrong, Eternal Warrior XO Manawar and Unity that just barely missed the cut mostly because I just started reading a lot of that in the last six months, Brian Wood’s excellent Star Wars ongoing, Layman’s and Sam Keith’s Alien series that was orginally printed in Dark Horse Presents before being collected in hardcover format, Joe Hill’s new mini series The Wraith and Howard Chaykin’s super fun PoliSciFi take on Buck Rogers Now on to the list