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Freeze Frame 6/17/2016

From Spider-Gwen #9 by Robbie Rodriguez & Rico Renzi
From Spider-Gwen #9 by Robbie Rodriguez & Rico Renzi

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 6-16-16

Want to know what covers caught our attention this week?

Curious what our eyes fell in love with at first sight?

Well, here they are, the most memorable images on the stands this Wednesday . . .

Cosmo regally declares  . . .

I Hate Fairyland 6 Skottie Young
I Hate Fairyland #6 by Skottie Young

 

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Skottie Young at Awesome Con 2016

Skottie Young
Skottie Young (on left)

At Washington DC’s recent Awesome Con I attended a panel where writer/artist Skottie Young discussed his career in comic books. He began with initial inspirations (Joe Madureira, Sam Kieth) and his experience advertising his talent at conventions. Young acknowledged that he required a period of working through these influences (Young was pretty biting about his early endeavors), before he could find his own voice. As with everything, there is a learning curve. He talked about how when he was younger he lacked a grasp of how the industry worked, for example the business model differences between The Big Two and Image. He simply assumed that he would get a chance to draw his characters at any of those companies. As his younger self saw it, someone else was already illustrating Spider-Man, so why hire him to do it? Yet, that is exactly what happened resulting in a string of gigs at Marvel on increasingly high-profile books. Then they offered him an Oz adaptation and he turned it down.

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (04/13/16)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Cosmo’s Recommendations …
WeirdWorld5Weirdworld #5
“The conventional wisdom was that this title could not recover from the blow of losing Jason Aaron. Yet, regardless of whatever else he might be churning out for the House of Ideas, Sam Humphries is at the top of his game for this series. He has maintained the framework of Aaron’s Weirdworld while repopulating it with his own protagonists. His variation on the ragtag band of questers is quite charming. Meanwhile, Mike del Mundo continues to deliver page after page of astonishing imagery that is always among the best on the racks. Readers who might have dismissed this series out of hand, would be well rewarded by giving it a closer look . . . “
 
 

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 4-07-16

Want to know what covers caught our attention this week?

Curious what our eyes fell in love with at first sight?

Well, here they are, the most memorable images on the stands this Wednesday . . .

Cosmo once again returns to . . .

The Wicked + The Divine 18 Jamie McKelvie
The Wicked + The Divine #18 by Jamie McKelvie

 

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Review of I Hate Fairyland #11

I Hate Fairyland 11 Skottie Young
Skottie Young

By Skottie Young & Jean-Francois Beaulieu

Oh fluff me, Gert’s back.

Gert, the heroine of Skottie Young’s excellent I Hate Fairyland, has a bit of a temper problem. Now considering that she has spent years stuck in the fantastically infuriating realms of Fairyland with little of hope of returning home, frustration is understandable. It is doubly understandable when the reader remembers that she ceased growing a while back, leaving her with an adult mind in a child’s body. So yes, you would be upset as well. Problem is Gert is not too good at the whole anger management thing. She favors a disembowel first, do not bother with any ####### questions later approach. In such a way, she has been cutting a bloody swath through Fairyland and in the process made some questionable decisions. The second arc concluded with her making a spectacularly poor choice which may have doomed not only herself but all of Fairyland. Luckily those consequences have been postponed for a later date, allowing readers more time for enjoying Gert’s twisted, entertaining antics.

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