Image Comics Garners 20 Eisner Nominations for 2017

Image Comics Garners 20 Eisner Nominations for 2017

Last week, Comic-Con International announced the nominees for the 2017 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, and Image Comics boasts 20 nominations, proving once again that the publisher continues to be a showcase for powerful and acclaimed creator-driven works. The Eisner Awards are presented by Comic-Con International, San Diego. The organization is a non-profit devoted to increasing public awareness and appreciation of comics as an art form and entertainment medium, and every years presents the awards, which…

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BACK ISSUES: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth, Essential Doctor Strange!

BACK ISSUES: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth, Essential Doctor Strange!

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the weekly column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Today, most people in the US will be able to head into their local multiplex and enter a world of sorcery and psychedelia and super heroics with Marvel Studios’ latest installment in their cinematic universe; “Doctor Strange”. The character has been around since 1963, and was one…

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We Stand On Guard Gets The Deluxe Treatment

We Stand On Guard Gets The Deluxe Treatment

Canadian civilians defend their homeland in this deluxe hardcover edition.  Brian K. Vaughan and Steve Skroce share a few extras and original sketches with fans of We Stand On Guard in this action packed collection.   [From the Image Press Release] New York Times bestselling and multiple Eisner-award winning writer Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA, PAPER GIRLS, PRIVATE EYE) and legendary storyboard artist Steve Skroce’s WE STAND ON GUARD’s jaw-dropping military thriller will be collected for…

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Vaughan’s Y THE LAST MAN May Be Coming to FX

Vaughan’s Y THE LAST MAN May Be Coming to FX

Y The Last Man is the series which launched award-winning creator Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, We Stand On Guard, Paper Girls) into the consciousness of comic book fans around the world. With so many comic book properties having been adapted for the silver and small screens, the lack of movement on an adaptation of Y The Last Man has confounded longtime fans. For years, the Vertigo property has been in development hell at New Line…

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Image Comics “Saga #19″ Sells Out…er Space

Image Comics “Saga #19″ Sells Out…er Space

The return of Image’s space-opera Saga with issue #19 has clearly hit hard as the first issue in the new arc has sold out on the distributer level. Don’t worry. This means that your local comic store may still have copies lying around but in order to meet demand Image has sent the issue up for a second reprinting and will be more fully available again soon. Writer Brian K Vaughn attributes this boom in sales to…

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Microwave Reviews: Image November

Microwave Reviews: Image November

Image has a big week coming up on Wednesday with the release of multiple heavy hitters. Here’s a little breakdown of recent books that are a guaranteed quality pick-up. The first two are old favorites, but the others are still new and make for a perfect addition to your weekly pull list. “Saga #16”: The latest issue of Saga opens up with some political commentary and an inside look at the social issues Landfall aligns itself with….

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Point of Entry: Saga—Not like Twilight and Star Wars

Point of Entry: Saga—Not like Twilight and Star Wars

I’m a sucker for a comic with some amazing art. That said, I couldn’t help but be drawn to this series. The drawing style, character designs, and creativity of this artistic world really impressed me. If you guys don’t know much about me, I’ll tell you that before I came back to America in 2011, the only American comics I had read were Roger Rabbit and Betty Page comics. Before 2011, I spent four years…

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REVIEW: “Saga #15”

REVIEW: “Saga #15”

The familial aspect of Saga has always been the emotional core of the series. Whether it’s Hazel, her parents, or two alien newsboys with perfectly coiffed hair, we tend to get the best story threads when character interaction is at the forefront. “Saga #15” embraces this, and ends up being one of the more beautiful and touching issues of the entire run. You can’t knock Brian K. Vaughan for lack of compelling personalities. I could…

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ADVANCE SCOUT: Cures for the FCBD Hangover

ADVANCE SCOUT: Cures for the FCBD Hangover

WHAT IS ADVANCE SCOUT? Each week, the Capeless Crew picks out those books that we think are most worthy of your dollars and attention. These books are chosen based on a variety of qualities, including relevance to real-world issues of the day, their sheer excellence as examples of the medium and often with an eye towards the importance of a given book within the context of the comics industry. SITUATION: It’s the week after Free…

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“The Private Eye #1”

“The Private Eye #1”

Warning: This article contains spoilers. Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin recently released a new digital-only comic called The Private Eye. Set in a future era in which the internet is no longer used, the series follows a mysterious figure who seems to deal primarily in information. Whatever knowledge a person hires him to find, he will search for and ultimately discover if paid the right amount. The world of this comic is utterly strange and…

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