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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (11/30/16)

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Tyler’s Recommendation …
blackwidow8Black Widow #8
“A new story arc finds Nat investigating the Dark Room, successor to the Red Room. Sure to be one of the best books out whenever it’s released, Black Widow should already be on your pull list.”
 

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Updated: New Image Comics Series Announced From Remender/Opena, Brubaker/Phillips, Hickman, Chaykin & more

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Updated: Series promo art is below

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Craven Gone, But The Show Will Go On

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In March 2015 an exciting announcement hit the TV and comic world. The iconic horror director Wes Craven was partnering with popular horror comic writer Steve Niles to adapt Steve’s next comic project, titled The Disciples, to a television show with Universal Cable Productions. This presents a big opportunity for Niles who wrote the horror success 30 Days of Night and also Black Mask Studios who publish the sci-fi horror book written by Niles, featuring Christopher Mitten on art duties. After the first few issue of The Disciples it looked to be a clear home run, right out of the park, then the tragic happened. Life, or rather death, took its toll on the creative team as Wes Craven died exactly one month ago on August 30th. Craven lost his battle with brain cancer as most tend to do. Hopefully the man who brought you Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream can still find a way to haunt your dreams. This is sad and disappointing news, and now a month after his passing The Disciples #4, the final issue of the series, is released. This not so subtle reminder raises the question, what will happen to the TV show now?

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (9/30/15)

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Tyler’s Recommendations: 
Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses #8
“I jumped onto the Stray Bullets train earlier this year, and have enjoyed every issue. Even without the context of reading past issues the story being told is compelling. David Lapham has built a crazy world inhabited by fully realized characters, and they’re all captivating to follow. I highly recommended this comic for any serious crime-drama fan.”

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (8/19/15)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

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Tyler’s Recommendations: 
Bizarro #3
“The comic equivalent of a buddy-roadtrip-comedy, Bizarro has been a blast. Heath Corson delivers a truly funny story of two guys, making their way to Canada, stopping random instances of villainy along the way. Jimmy Olsen and Bizarro make a great pair, and the sublime artwork from Gustavo Duarte creates a unique and brilliant offering from DC. It’s only a six-issue mini, so there’s still time to hop on now and enjoy the ride, plus it’s all-ages, so you can read it with/to your kids, siblings, young relatives, etc.”

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Advanced Review of The Disciples #2

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Each issue of The Disciples does not have it’s own chapter title. If I was given the job of issue titler, titlist, titlee, guy who comes up with the title (just because there isn’t a word for it doesn’t mean it isn’t a real job), I would title issue #1 “The Mission” and issue #2 “Who…Wha…Huh…Fuck…” It is in issue #2 where things really get bad for our characters, which makes things more enjoyable for me, the reader. Issue #1 was a perfect construction of a sci-fi horror introduction. A slow moving issue with just the right amount of confusion to stir up our intrigue and just the right amount of character development to turn that intrigue into immersion. Sci-Fi is a genre that I have a hard time defining. If you remember back to our Image March Madness Bracket we had two Sci-Fi divisions (Whimsy Sci-Fi and Nihilist Sci-Fi) and one division (Kitchen Sink) which was basically Sci-Fi books we can’t find a way to group together. Different sub genres of Sci-Fi need different attributes to be enjoyable. Sci-Fi horror books do not need the same attributes as dystopian future Sci-Fi books, or even science heavy Sci-Fi books. There does not have to be as many fancy gadgets, or social parallels. A Sci-Fi horror book requires confusion, mystery and terror to be interesting and The Disciples issue #2 hits all these beats hard. Continue reading Advanced Review of The Disciples #2

Indubitable Issues

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Patrick slings for…
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Perhaps the most surprising in a series of surprisingly great Secret Wars tie-ins is Spider-Verse. One of the coolest in the Secret Wars cannon, writer Mike Costa arrives here doing a Spider-Gwen story that captures the spirit of the fan favorite (& currently superior) Spiderman without feeling derivitive of Latour & Rodriguez work while artist Andre Lima Aruajo visual narrative is a dynamic, vibrant & exciting in it’s fast paced and def defying visual story telling. The coolest thing to happen to Spiderman since Spider-Gwen
 

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The Disciples #1 Gains a Follower

cTomorrow another Black Mask #1 hits the stands. Like most new Black Mask books, it is unlike any other title this publisher prints. The Disciples pins together the collaborative genius of Steven Niles and Christopher Mitten, who have worked together on major projects such as 30 Days of Night and Criminal Macabre. They join forces once again, this time with Mitten on the illustrations, to create a sci-fi horror that will make your skin crawl.

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New Horror Comics Publishing Line Launching With Steve Niles & Paul Tobin

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Print magazine Famous Monsters will be expanding with a horror line of comics books through a new imprint called American Gothic Press. The imprint will launch with three separate series, two from Paul Tobin of Colder, Bandette & Prometheus: Fire & Stone titled Gun Suits & Born Home which will launch in June & July of 2015. The other is from writer Steve Niles of 30 Days Of Night, Criminal Macabre, Breath Of Bones: Tales Of The Golem & Mystery Society called Broken Moon launching in August of 2015. More details at Metal Life  

COMIC OF THE WEEK! Ash and the Army of Darkness #1

ASHandAOD02Plans, plans plan. Troublesome little things aren’t they? My plan today was get up at 5 am, read some comics I bought Monday night, and buy even more comics after work so I could pick the best of the best for this article. That didn’t happen, so I tried to finish them at work during my break; because hey, life is about going with the flow right? Except my idiot coworkers hid them from me, setting me back several hours from my reasonable schedule!

Where am I going with this? This is about the heroic quest people, that whatever happens to our guy, the hero, the Dude; he will overcome. He will persevere so we can be inspired and whatnot by his greatness. Take for instance; Ashley Williams.

The every man with no Right Hand, the Demon-Ass-Kicker, the one guy who can still say “Groovy”. He had a plan; go up to a cabin with a girl, have some laughs, have some drinks, and look where that got him.But through his trials he keeps on rocking, never stopping when his plans are ripped to shreds. He just gets more demented and awesome, as seen in Ash and the Army of Darkness #1.

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