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Uncovering the Best Covers, 6-01-17

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Monstress 12 Sana Takeda
Monstress #12 by Sana Takeda

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Uncovering the Best Covers, 4-07-16

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

 

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UNCOVERING THE BEST COVERS, 11-12-15

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Twilight Children 2 Darwyn Cooke
Twilight Children #2 by Darwyn Cooke

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Tuesday Top Ten All Time Favorites: The Master List

Nothing But Comics has hit our two year mark and in observance of the sites anniversary, every Tuesday one of our staff members made a list of their favorite series, runs or issues of all time. This week we’ve aggregated all the list together Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten All Time Favorites: The Master List

Review of Lobster Johnson #5 (of 5)

by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, Tonci ZonJic, and Dave Stewart

A fitting end to another great romp with the Lobster.

Lobster Johnson and his crew catch the last surviving criminals of the current arc. It proves to be an interesting chase and compelling enough to fill the 22+ pages.

This mini has proven the price of admission 3 times over in my mind, slowly moving the Lobster’s tale forward while giving him plenty of criminals to hunt and shoot. It’s been pulp fun in every sense of the word. Although the cover is somewhat misleading, very little of this issue is set in the daytime; much less the main action.

I cannot say enough about Tonci’s art, it is perfect for this mini and the era itself. Doc Savage would be so lucky to be drawn by this guy, instead a homage created by Mignola gets drawn in all his glory by Zonjic’s confident and expressive lines.  Nothing feels off, or out of place. Stewart is himself a stalwart component of the Mignolaverse; complementing the pencilers despite so many having different styles.

It’s hard to estimate someone’s joy just jumping in on the final act of this mini. If you’ve been patiently following “Get the Lobster” then you’ve no doubt been pleased by the twists and turns its taken. By itself this is a fun chase book about a Pulp hero going after an evil scientist. I cannot wait for the next mini to see what Mignola and Arcudi reveal about the Lobster or the depraved villain he faces next.

Rating: Poor, Fair, Good, Great, Excellent.

Review of Where Is Jake Ellis? #4

Where is Jake Ellis 4by Nathan Edmondson & Toni Zonjic

Where Is Jake Ellis? #4 returns after an over year long hiatus to continue the story where the mystery is still slowly unraveling and this issue does reveal much while still leaving many questions left unanswered for the next and final issue. The comic starts by showing flashbacks to the stories origin before seesawing back into it’s penultimate chapter of the narrative. While having so much time in between issues hurts the story on some level if you know the gist of the plot the story is still pretty great in and of itself as both a stand alone comic and a continuation of the series as well. The thing about the Jake Ellis series is that it essentially the same story over and over again with Jon being told by Jake how to escape although the climax here leaves a certain level of finality to that premise. Edmondson profile has raised quite a bit since the last issue of the series was published but even with that it still feels very much in his vision as the type of science fiction/espionage setting that’s his wheel house and as the premise of the series still lends itself to intense story telling although the emotional payoff for the issues ending is somewhat mitigated by the time off between each issue. I suspect this will still read well as a collection even though the final act from this issue felt inevitable as soon as it was set up. Toni Zonjic’s art here is as solid as ever in the sort of goth Chris Samnee style that lends itself well to the action within and the burnt orange color schemes do well to set the mood. Overall a good single issue comic that works better as a piece of a sum total. Who/Where Is Jake Ellis? is still a very good series but readers would be better reading it one sitting at this point, whenever that may be possible.