12.12.2019

12.11.19 [#PickOfTheWeek]

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Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child (DC): There’s a TON of great art this week from Juan Jose Ryp, Jamal Campbell, and Sean Murphy, but dude... Grampa. Grampa. Grampa.

12.06.2019

12.04.19 [#PickOfTheWeek]

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Manifest Destiny #39 (Image): Die #10 had an incredible cover, Batman Universe #6 was fun, but I’m going with this week's issue of Manifest Destiny for the sheer brilliance of the colors by Owen Gieni.

11.27.2019

11.27.19 [#PickOfTheWeek]

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East of West #44 (Image): There was a lot of competition this week with Lazarus back, but with just one issue left to go, this was full of action and a very engrossing read.

11.23.2019

11.20.19 [#PickOfTheWeek]

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Rai #1 (Valiant): The interior art is by Juan Jose Ryp. That's it. That's the reason. The inks appear to be very light, creating a painterly aesthetic that almost looks like Ryp is doing his best Geoff Darrow impression with wide open shots crammed with detail.

11.15.2019

11.13.19 [#PickOfTheWeek]

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For Real #1 (Uncivilized): This is a great package by James Romberger, which includes an original biographical comic about Jack Kirby's time in WWII, as well as essays and analysis of Kirby's work with focus on themes of violence and anti-war messaging. 

11.11.2019

11.06.19 [#PickOfTheWeek]

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Grendel: Devil's Odyssey #2 (Dark Horse): There was A LOT of competition this week, but this was done with such style, written with such an intriguing voice, really captures the mystery of the Grendel saga and why it remains a classic.

11.06.19 [#PickOfTheWeek]

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Die #9 (Image): Creators have been chasing Sandman for years, but I think the literary confluence here might make this a true spiritual successor. It’s also a really hot cover.

11.02.2019

10.30.19 [#PickOfTheWeek]

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The Last God #1 (DC): This is a little too derivative in spots (there's a map of Middle Earth in the back!), but I enjoyed the intriguing, moody nature of the world-building, and I'm curious to see where it goes, hoping it'll go hard at subverting some of the common fantasy tropes it's playing around with.