23 posts tagged comics
FANTASTIC FOUR #6
IN WHICH THE FAMILY RICHARDS travels back in time to watch the Big Bang, only to discover they’re not alone. Things go very badly. Our first two-parter!
In which we see the other side of HAWKGUY #8, from the ladies’ points of view. Natasha, Bobbi, Jessica, and Kate each get their time in the spotlight; time fractures and reassembles like a tetris board, and an ending that declares THE PARTY IS OVER.
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PRINCELESS v2 #1
DO NOT MISS THIS. DO NOT MISS THIS. DO NOT MISS THIS. One of my favorite discoveries from last year (this and PRINCE OF CATS) — a fairy tale in which the princesses rescue themselves (hence they are Prince-less). As a dad of a daughter, as a dude sick of how comics portray women and girls, as a human being with both taste and empathy, and as a guy that just likes reading fun fucking stories, I love this book.
THE FLASH CHRONICLES, v4
These stories have been reprinted a zillion ways in a zillion other places, but if you dug some of that Carmine Infantino art that I posted last week and wanted to check the source, here’s one of a zillion places to start — a series of cheapish paperbacks that reprint the chronological appearances of the Flash. The, uh, second Flash.
MIND MGMT v1
One of the most singular and visionary comics being made right now. A weird-science-conspiracy brain romp that’s as fun and engaging to read as it is… uh… to read. That’ll make sense once you read it. Which you should. Immediately.
HEY BIG SPENDER!
THE SPIRIT: ARTIST’S EDITION
This’ll set you back a yard-and-a-quarter but for 17 complete SPIRIT stories shot from the original art boards by comics’ equivalent of Orson Welles, I’d pay twice that. These books (the ARTIST’S EDITION series, I mean), at least the ones I’ve picked up, have all been amazing, worth every penny, and like a crash course in comics history and scholarship. Comics history the way it should be seen.
Not available via Apple outlets! That should not stop you. One of the most singular comics out there continues to weave its quite frankly magical web. We live in an age where this and MIND MGMT (and MANHATTAN PROJECTS and PROPHET and… and probably more but I’m still waking up, leave me alone) happen at the same time. History will call this a renaissance eventually.