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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Aug 17, 2019 at 22:00.

Esad Ribić showcases Conan’s primal appeal in his fully painted Exodus

Esad Ribić showcases Conan’s primal appeal in his fully painted Exodus
Every two weeks, Big Issues focuses on newly released comic books of significance.

This week, it is Conan The Barbarian: Exodus. Written and illustrated by Esad Ribić (Thor: God Of Thunder, Secret Wars) with letters by Travis Lanham (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur), this one-shot pairs striking painted artwork with an exciting, introspective character study delivered...

Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Aug 16, 2019 at 05:00. 3 comments

Matt Murdock makes his life a giant mess in this Daredevil #10 exclusive

Matt Murdock makes his life a giant mess in this Daredevil #10 exclusive

Matt Murdock will always find a way to mess up his life. Whether or not he’s Daredevil, opportunities for mess always come his way, and he always grabs them against his better judgment. In the current Daredevil series, Matt befriends a lovely bookstore owner married to a member of one of the city’s crime families. He could end the relationship once he finds out this significant conflict of...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Aug 09, 2019.

Norrin Radd watches his planet die in this Silver Surfer: Black exclusive

Norrin Radd watches his planet die in this Silver Surfer: Black exclusive

Any comic by Tradd Moore is guaranteed to blow your mind with unique designs, a huge scope, and pulse-pounding action sequences. He’s the best fight choreographer in modern comics, and his forays into superhero comics have elevated the genre by taking an innovative approach to superpowered showdowns. He introduced Robbie Reyes to the world by taking vehicular mayhem to new heights in All-New...

Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Aug 06, 2019.

GLOW nails the TV show’s tone as it delves deeper into wrestling culture

GLOW nails the TV show’s tone as it delves deeper into wrestling culture

Netflix’s GLOW returns this weekend for its third season , and after the binge is done and viewers are hungry for more of the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling, they should check out IDW’s GLOW comic book. This is a TV show run by women with a predominantly female ensemble, so it’s nice to see IDW assemble a creative team of women for the comic adaptation. Written by Tini Howard with art by Hannah...

Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Aug 06, 2019.

Heroes from across the Multiverse unite in this The Green Lantern #10 exclusive

Heroes from across the Multiverse unite in this The Green Lantern #10 exclusive

If Grant Morrison is writing a DC Comic, you can expect it to venture into the Multiverse. His wild run on The Green Lantern with artist Liam Sharp, colorist Steve Oliff, and letterer Tom Orzechowski is only getting bigger as it heads to its conclusion with issue #12, teaming Hal Jordan with a group of Green Lanterns from alternate Earths to take out a shared enemy. This exclusive preview of...

Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Aug 03, 2019. 21 comments

Jonathan Hickman transforms the Marvel Universe with his X-Men takeover

Jonathan Hickman transforms the Marvel Universe with his X-Men takeover
Every two weeks, Big Issues focuses on newly released comic books of significance.

This week, they are House Of X #1 and Powers Of X #1. Written by Jonathan Hickman (The Black Monday Murders, East Of West) with art by Pepe Larraz (Avengers: No Surrender, Extermination), R.B. Silva (Uncanny X-Men, X-Men: Blue), inker Adriano Di Benedetto (Uncanny X-Men, X-Men: Blue), colorist Marte Gracia...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Aug 02, 2019.

Conflict escalation reaches fever pitch in this Immortal Hulk exclusive

Conflict escalation reaches fever pitch in this Immortal Hulk exclusive

The Immortal Hulk is the best superhero comic on the stands, and in a rare instance of the market rewarding quality, the book has turned out to be a massive commercial success. Sales have skyrocketed with recent issues—there’s a great sales analysis on comicbook.com—and after years of writing underappreciated Marvel series, Al Ewing has scored a big hit that is even outselling Batman. That’s...

Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Aug 01, 2019. 22 comments

Jane The Virgin’s finale brings all the joy and warmth that defines the series

Jane The Virgin’s finale brings all the joy and warmth that defines the series
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For the last five years, Jane The Virgin has been my TV happy place. Ever since I saw the pilot and immediately knew I had to ditch my Gotham recaps to write about it, I’ve relied on Jane The Virgin to brighten my mood with its stories of good people who genuinely appreciate each other and join together to persevere in the face of...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Jul 26, 2019.

Victor and Doombot get rebooted in this Runaways #23 exclusive

Victor and Doombot get rebooted in this Runaways #23 exclusive

Runaways may not have won the Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series at last week’s ceremony—the great Giant Days took the trophy home—but getting a nomination shows how far this series has come since its revival two years ago. Writer Rainbow Rowell gives these characters more dimension than ever before, evolving their personal dynamics by taking advantage of their different connections to...

Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Jul 25, 2019. 13 comments

Jane The Virgin confronts her greatest nightmare in a climactic episode

Jane The Virgin confronts her greatest nightmare in a climactic episode
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Every telenovela needs a good villain, and Rose has been the flame-haired femme fatale causing trouble since the very beginning of Jane The Virgin. She killed her husband, kidnapped Mateo, shot Michael and faked his death, and then brought him back into Jane’s life right before Rafael was going to propose to her. Rose is an evil...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Jul 23, 2019.

This Minötaar exclusive traps two friends in a Swedish furniture store labyrinth

This Minötaar exclusive traps two friends in a Swedish furniture store labyrinth

Zainab Akhtar’s ShortBox is one of the best bets in independent comics, offering a quarterly selection of comics and art prints by some of the industry’s most fascinating cartoonists. (Full disclosure: Akhtar is an A.V. Club contributor.) ShortBox comics have racked up multiple Eisner Award nominations, and Akhtar consistently tops herself as she assembles new line-ups of exceptional...

Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Jul 23, 2019.

The Quiet Kind is a jumble of half-baked superhero ideas

The Quiet Kind is a jumble of half-baked superhero ideas

To create a successful one-shot, you need to know how much story can fit in a limited page count. You can pack a cosmic superhero story into 48 pages, but it’s difficult to give that a satisfying narrative arc with fully realized characters. This is the case with The Quiet Kind (Dark Horse), a one-shot introducing a new group of heroes given extraordinary abilities by a trickster god plotting...

Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Jul 20, 2019.

Clyde Fans and BTTM FDRS uncover the dark histories of places we call home

Clyde Fans and BTTM FDRS uncover the dark histories of places we call home
Every two weeks, Big Issues focuses on newly released comic books of significance.

This week, they are Clyde Fans, written and drawn by Seth (Wimbledon Green, Palookaville), and BTTM FDRS, written by Ezra Claytan Daniels (Upgrade Soul) and drawn by Ben Passmore (Your Black Friend, Daygloayhole). These graphic novels brilliantly use locations to reveal character depths and explore larger social...

Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Jul 18, 2019. 19 comments

Jane The Virgin embraces crime in a big way to pump up the suspense

Jane The Virgin embraces crime in a big way to pump up the suspense
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The crime elements of Jane The Virgin are the weakest part of the show, but they serve a vital purpose boosting the momentum of the story with new twists and complications. This show is much more of a romantic comedy than a crime drama, and the writers excel when they are operating within the framework of the former. The latter can get...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Jul 17, 2019. 3 comments

Comics’ craziest crossover returns in this Archie Vs. Predator II exclusive

Comics’ craziest crossover returns in this Archie Vs. Predator II exclusive

Four years ago, Archie Comics gave the world Archie Vs. Predator , an absolutely outrageous miniseries that sent the alien murderer to Riverdale and put him in the middle of a love triangle with Betty and Veronica. Written with subversive wit by Alex de Campi and drawn in the classic Archie style by Fernando Ruiz, the story was a brutal bloodbath mixed with deeply twisted romantic comedy,...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Jul 15, 2019. 4 comments

Villains take control of Gotham City in this Batman #75 exclusive

Villains take control of Gotham City in this Batman #75 exclusive

Tom King’s run on Batman has been a wild ride of twists and turns, an unpredictable series that veers from meditative introspection to bombastic action as it dismantles and dissects Bruce Wayne’s character. King’s run on the main Batman series concludes with “City Of Bane,” the culmination of Bane’s gradual takeover of Gotham over the past 74 issues. The villain’s intricate plot to break the...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Jul 15, 2019.

The Ghost Fleet #7 ushers in a gorgeous action-packed apocalypse

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Each week, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic book of significance. This week, it’s The Ghost Fleet #7. Written by Donny Cates (Buzzkill, Archer & Armstrong) with art by Daniel Warren Johnson (Space-Mullet, Sinestro) and colorist Lauren Affe (Five Ghosts, Buzzkill), this issue sets up the miniseries’ conclusion with a series of spectacular action sequences that elevate the story to...

Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Jul 15, 2019.

Starfire catches an alien flu in a Teen Titans Go! #17 exclusive

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DC’s Teen Titans have had a rough go in the publisher’s New 52 period, but there are entertaining Teen Titans stories to be found outside of DC’s main continuity. The best current interpretation of the team can be found in the very silly, very fun TV series Teen Titans Go! and its tie-in comic, and while some may be turned off by the immaturity of the property, those who want more comedic...

Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Jul 15, 2019.

D&Q exclusive: Chester Brown gets Biblical in Mary Wept Over The Feet Of Jesus

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Chester Brown has had a long, illustrious career as a cartoonist, and his work has only become more insightful and sophisticated as he’s aged. His best-selling memoir Paying For It made a huge impression thanks to the amount of care Brown put into exploring the different aspects of prostitution via his personal experience as a john, and this month sees the release of Mary Wept Over The Feet...

Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Jul 15, 2019.

Adventure Time: “Hoots”

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Gunther does not like Princess Bubblegum. Back in season four’s “Reign Of Gunthers,” Gunther used one of Ice King’s magical objects to create an army of penguins and attacked the Candy Kingdom, an angry overreaction to Ice King’s...

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