REVIEW: All-Star Batman #6 – Those Who Favor Fire

REVIEW: All-Star Batman #6 – Those Who Favor Fire

All-Star Batman #6 kind of exemplifies the unique approach writer Scott Snyder is taking to this unconventional Batman series. With one arc already under his belt (a hellish road-trip with collaborator John Romita Jr), Snyder takes an entirely different tack with this issue, a new arc with Jock leading the art team. It confirms the jazzy, experimental and unconventional approach Snyder wants this series, ostensibly his last kick at the Bat-can, to have. And like…

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REVIEW: Wytches #4 – Demon With a Capital D

REVIEW: Wytches #4 – Demon With a Capital D

“Wytches #4” is all about tension. From the frantic, rapidly paced visuals from Jock, to the creepy dialogue from Scott Snyder, this issue is chocked full of horror and darkness. Great horror, from Lovecraft’s epics, to Matheson’s masterpieces and King’s chillers, has one thing in common; it’s all about demons. And that isn’t to say spooky supernatural business is needed, although that usually enhances things. Instead, what’s necessary is one wrestling with ones’ own inner…

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Image Announces New Titles from Brubaker & Phillips, DeConnick, Fraction, Remender, Willingham, Gillen, Snyder & Jock, Spencer

Image Announces New Titles from Brubaker & Phillips, DeConnick, Fraction, Remender, Willingham, Gillen, Snyder & Jock, Spencer

Image Expo has brought forth a flood of announcements for new titles for 2014, with many of the comic book industry’s biggest names attached. Here are some of the most intriguing and exciting previews image has released: Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips The team that brought you Fatale and Criminal is back for another series in their specialty genre. This time, they bring us a noir tale set in Hollywood of the 1940s, focusing on…

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In “Swamp Thing #21” “The Murder Poet” Raps at the Chamber Door…

In “Swamp Thing #21” “The Murder Poet” Raps at the Chamber Door…

Charles Soule’s latest edition of The Swamp Thing takes on the first steps of what promises to be an exciting and certainly action packed new story arc, meeting some new faces and taking the Swamp Thing himself to wild new lands. Moving comfortably through the story, with a spark of the original Saga of the Swamp Thing written by the UK’s own resident comic legend Alan Moore entering the feel and mood of both the story…

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“Snapshot #2” a Masters Class in Tone

“Snapshot #2” a Masters Class in Tone

Snapshot: we’ve heard all the rave reviews already. Diggle and Jock strike again with a wildly innovative story of Jake Dobson, who on finding a cell phone containing evidence of a murder on his way home finds his life immediately overturned and those closest to him in grave danger. The arts cinematic flares in panel layout and motion are deftly housed within a modern noir tale steeped in style and tone. It’s the latter I’d like…

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PRESS RELEASE: “SNAPSHOT #1” Gets 2nd Printing

PRESS RELEASE: “SNAPSHOT #1” Gets 2nd Printing

Image Comics announced today that “Snapshot #1,” which we reviewed HERE, has done well enough to receive a second printing. Given the strong creative team and a respectable push by the Image marketing apparatus, this should come as no surprise to anyone who has read the book. The complete release from Image can be found below. ————————————————————————————— SNAPSHOT #1 GETS SNAPPED UP Debut issue of Diggle and Jock miniseries gets second printing SNAPSHOT #1 by…

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“Snapshot #1”

“Snapshot #1”

Andy Diggle crafts a story that seems simple enough at first but, by the end of the issue, shows that there is something deeper under the surface. Jake is an ordinary guy who works at a local comic book store who figures he hit the jackpot when he found a “fancy-schmancy” smartphone while on his way to work. From there it’s all down hill for Jake, when he finds pictures of a murder victim on…

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Green Arrow: Year One

Green Arrow: Year One

Oliver Queen lives a self destructive life; a carefree and alcohol fueled existence of a bored adrenaline-junky trust fund child. Values are lost on him. From the value of a dollar to the value of a life, he cannot see beyond the selfish boundaries of his immediate entertainment. His own naivety gets Oliver entangled in a web of betrayal and fraud that leaves him stranded on a deserted island; left with only his own wits…

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