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Freeze Frame 11/4/2016

From Moon Knight #8 Francesco Francavilla, James Stokoe, WIlfredo Torres & Michael Garland
From Moon Knight #8 by Francesco Francavilla, James Stokoe, WIlfredo Torres & Michael Garland

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Freeze Frame 9/14/2016

From Shutter #23 by Leila Del Duca & Owen Gieni
From Shutter #23 by Leila Del Duca & Owen Gieni

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Freeze Frame 8/5/2016

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From Paper Girls #8 by Cliff Chiang & Matt Wilson

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Freeze Frame 7/8/2016

From Scarlet Witch #8 by Tula Lotay
From Scarlet Witch #8 by Tula Lotay

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Tom King at Awesome Con 2016

Tom King
Tom King (center)

During the recent Awesome Con in Washington DC, I had the opportunity to talk with rising comics writer Tom King as well as hear him speak at a Q&A. King as the author of series such as Grayson, Omega Men, Sheriff of Babylon and The Vision, King has made a name for himself among readers. In the matter of only a couple years he has gone from “one to watch” to being entrusted with rewriting Batman, arguably DC’s highest profile series.

Others might have let such rapid success go to their head, yet one of the most appealing aspects of King is how casual, even self-deprecating he is. At the Q&A he interjected that “meteoric” was not an apt description of his career as it would describe the worst, slow-moving meteor ever. Later when asked why Omega Men did not sell better, he replied “the crappy writing.” (His more serious answer cited the non-conventional cover art and his mistaken assumption that everyone would have read the 8 page preview before picking up the first issue). In addition, though, he explained how overconfidence is detrimental. Having an assignment which scares you is a good thing, as it pushes you outside your comfort zone. At the end of the day, King stated that he loves superheroes as much as any fan and simply wants to see them done right.

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Freeze Frame 5/6/2016

From Empress by Stuart Immonem, Wade von Grawbadger & Ive Svorcina
From Empress #2 by Stuart Immonem, Wade von Grawbadger & Ive Svorcina

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Freeze Frame 4/8/2016

From Midnighter #11 by Aco & Jeremy Cox
From Midnighter #11 by Aco & Jeremy Cox

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Freeze Frame 2/5/2016

From SHutter #18 by Leila Del Duca & Owen Gieni
From Shutter #18 by Leila Del Duca & Owen Gieni

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Freeze Frame 1/8/2016

From Ragnarok #7 by Walt Simonson & Laura Martin
From Ragnarok #7 by Walt Simonson & Laura Martin

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