Hello, Geeks, and welcome to our latest installment of Comics You Should Have Read By Now. For those of you joining us for the first time, we make it our mission with this article to highlight the best works that the industry has to offer. But while this sounds pretty straightforward, it is somewhat tricky to quantify, as different things can be the “best works” for entirely different reasons. Things can be good for thought-provoking stories, or for beautiful artwork, or for a profound message. Sometimes, a comic can move you with ingenious storytelling that pushes the limits of the medium. Today’s selection, though, manages to do something entirely different: it represents what I think think to be the greatest fan book to ever grace comic shops. That’s because today we’ll be taking a look at the most epic comic crossover of all time, JLA/Avengers.
Continue reading Comics You Should Have Read By Now: JLA/Avengers
One of the most appealing aspects of the comic book medium is it’s inherent creative flexibility. Writers can do literally anything they want, take readers anywhere, and give artists wonderfully creative worlds and characters to draw. It’s this flexibility that drives the industry forward and it’s the only reason why Hollywood is lining up in droves for comic book properties to put on the big screen. One such book pushing story-telling to these limits is Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw by Kurt Busiek and Ben Dewey. The grand and imaginative wonder of the world found within The Autumnlands is eclipsed only by the rich and compelling characters living within that world. Issue #4 of the series continues to expand on both the world and the characters, but there’s a slow burn to the overall story, and I’m beginning to lose patience. Continue reading Review: The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw #4
THE AUTUMNLANDS: TOOTH & CLAW REVEALS KARL KERSCHL VARIANT COVER
The fourth issue of the fantasy epic from Busiek and Dewey will feature a special variant cover
THE AUTUMNLANDS: TOOTH & CLAW, the bestselling fantasy epic from writer Kurt Busiek (Marvels
, Astro City
), artist Benjamin Dewey (I Was the Cat
Series), Eisner-winning colorist Jordie Bellaire (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS, PRETTY DEADLY), and letterer John Roshell of Comicraft, will feature the bold and enchanting artwork of Karl Kerschl (Gotham Academy
, The Abominable Charles Christopher
). Continue reading THE AUTUMNLANDS: TOOTH & CLAW #4 Gets KARL KERSCHL Variant
TOOTH & CLAW #2
A. BENJAMIN DEWEY
B. ALEX ROSS
DECEMBER 3, 2014
After the shattering disaster last issue, the Great Champion of ancient legend is reawakened. And things get worse.
Plus! A special variant cover by ALEX ROSS, painting more animal-people at once than he ever has before!
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Whenever you read a comic by longtime writer Kurt Busiek you know you’re going to get two things. Something different. And something awesome. Unfortunately, sometimes these two things just don’t work together. Tooth & Claw takes readers headfirst into a magical world of strange and spiritual beings, laying the groundwork for something truly spectacular, but, pardon the expression, there’s a whole lot of bark and not enough bite. Check out our Preview of Tooth & Claw here.
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TOOTH & CLAW #1
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
MARVELS and ASTRO CITY writer KURT BUSIEK returns to Image Comics with rising-star artist BEN DEWEY for an all-new ONGOING SERIES! Conan meets Game of Thrones meets Kamandi in an original high-fantasy epic for mature readers, as a secret conclave of wizards brings a legendary champion back through time to save the world, with disastrous consequences. The action begins in a spectacular DOUBLE-SIZED FIRST ISSUE, with forty-four pages of story with no ads for the regular price of just $2.99!
Continue reading Preview: Tooth & Claw #1