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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Jan 19, 2020 at 21:00.

Pretty Deadly: The Rat battles obsession in Golden Age Hollywood

Pretty Deadly: The Rat battles obsession in Golden Age Hollywood
Every two weeks, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic book of significance.

This week, it is Pretty Deadly: The Rat #5. Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet, Aquaman) with art by Emma Ríos (Island, I.D.), colorist Jordie Bellaire (Redlands, Injection), and letterer Clayton Cowles (Daredevil, Captain Marvel), this issue concludes a Hollywood mystery with a descent into the...

Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Jan 15, 2020 at 21:40. 11 comments

Tom Muller invigorates an iconic brand in this Best Of 2000AD exclusive

Tom Muller invigorates an iconic brand in this Best Of 2000AD exclusive

Over the past decade, Tom Muller has emerged as the most exciting designer in comics, giving books their own distinct aesthetics that enrich the stories and make the product pop on stands. Muller recently helped Jonathan Hickman give Marvel’s X-Men line a drastic makeover, and in April, he’s tackling one of the most iconic brands in comics by designing the logo for April’s Best Of 2000AD...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Jan 15, 2020 . 3 comments

Suicide Squad’s relaunch pairs deadly thrills with sharp political commentary

Suicide Squad’s relaunch pairs deadly thrills with sharp political commentary

Suicide Squad endures as a superhero concept because it’s built on internal conflict: between members of the titular team and the authority figures forcing them to work together. There are layers upon layers of character dynamics to explore as supervillains butt heads with their ethically dubious handlers bearing government connections—a link that allows Suicide Squad’s writers to explore the...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Jan 05, 2020. 3 comments

Matt Murdock takes control of his tail-spinning life in Daredevil #16

Matt Murdock takes control of his tail-spinning life in Daredevil #16
Every two weeks, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic book of significance.

This week, it is Daredevil #16. Written by Chip Zdarsky (The White Trees, Marvel Two-In-One) with art by Jorge Fornés (Batman, Magnus), colorist Nolan Woodard (All-New Wolverine, Dead Man Logan), and letterer Clayton Cowles (Pretty Deadly, Captain Marvel), this issue spotlights the insightful character...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Dec 15, 2019. 21 comments

Superman reveals his secret identity to the public in a heartfelt, game-changing issue

Superman reveals his secret identity to the public in a heartfelt, game-changing issue
Every two weeks, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic book of significance.

This week, it is Superman #18. Written by Brian Michael Bendis (Young Justice, Action Comics) with art by Ivan Reis (Green Lantern, Aquaman), inker Joe Prado (Green Lantern, Aquaman), colorist Alex Sinclair (The Batman’s Grave, Hawkman), and letterer Dave Sharpe (Green Lantern, Harley Quinn), this issue changes...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Dec 11, 2019. 3 comments

Michel Fiffe pays tribute to his comic idols with Copra’s superhero remix

Michel Fiffe pays tribute to his comic idols with Copra’s superhero remix

Knowing how superhero publishers have treated the creators of their billion-dollar IP, working with Marvel and DC to tell new stories with those characters might not be the best way to honor those legends who shaped the genre. For the last seven years, Michel Fiffe has carried on the legacy of his artistic heroes in the pages of Copra, a superhero series combining different concepts and...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Nov 27, 2019. 1 comments

The Tea Dragon Festival returns to Katie O’Neill’s soft, soothing fantasy world

The Tea Dragon Festival returns to Katie O’Neill’s soft, soothing fantasy world

Katie O’Neill’s The Tea Dragon Society was a kids-comics sensation when it came out in 2017, winning two Eisner Awards with its tender tale of a young girl creating friendships through the art of tea harvesting. O’Neill returns to the world of the adorable tea dragons with The Tea Dragon Festival (Oni), a significantly longer prequel that introduces readers to Rinn, a gatherer who discovers a...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Nov 23, 2019. 11 comments

Giant Days, Squirrel Girl, and the changing face of comics in the ’10s

Giant Days, Squirrel Girl, and the changing face of comics in the ’10s

Every two weeks, Big Issues focuses on newly released comic books of significance.

This week, it’s Giant Days #54 and Giant Days: As Time Goes By, written by John Allison with art by Max Sarin, colorist Whitney Cogar, and letterer Jim Campbell, and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #50, written by Ryan North with art by Derek Charm and Erica Henderson, colorist Rico Renzi, and letterer Travis...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Oct 29, 2019. 8 comments

Archie Vs. Predator II drops a Betty and Veronica bombshell

Archie Vs. Predator II drops a Betty and Veronica bombshell

Archie Vs. Predator was one of the most delightful surprises of 2015, unleashing the alien killer in the cartoon world of classic Riverdale. A bloodbath ensued, but writer Alex De Campi and artist Fernando Ruiz made the book more than a hyper-violent joke by positioning Predator as an Archie replacement caught in the classic Betty and Veronica love triangle. That first miniseries ended with...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Oct 26, 2019. 3 comments

Immortal Hulk smashes the universe in an apocalyptic milestone issue

Immortal Hulk smashes the universe in an apocalyptic milestone issue
Every two weeks, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic book of significance.

This week, it is The Immortal Hulk #25. Written by Al Ewing (Marvel Comics #1000, Secret Warps) with art by Germán García (X-Men, Barbarella/Dejah Thoris) and Joe Bennett (The Terrifics, Captain America), inker Ruy José (Teen Titans, 52), colorists Paul Mounts (Fantastic Four, Harley Quinn) and Chris O’Halloran...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Oct 12, 2019. 5 comments

Eleanor Davis challenges readers to find hope in The Hard Tomorrow

Eleanor Davis challenges readers to find hope in The Hard Tomorrow
Every two weeks, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic book of significance.

This week, it is The Hard Tomorrow. Written and drawn by Eleanor Davis (You & A Bike & A Road, Why Art?), this graphic novel looks at a bleak and very familiar near-future to tell a story about activism, empathy, and believing in a better world. This review reveals major plot points.

There is no progress without...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Oct 01, 2019. 2 comments

Tillie Walden tackles trauma and survival in the poetic, poignant Are You Listening?

Tillie Walden tackles trauma and survival in the poetic, poignant Are You Listening?

Tillie Walden is an unstoppable force in comics. At only 23, she’s one of the youngest Eisner Award winners ever, and for the past three years, Walden has been responsible for some of the most heartfelt and striking graphic novels to hit stands. Each of Walden’s First Second releases—the graphic memoir Spinning , sci-fi coming-of-age story On A Sunbeam , and surreal road trip drama Are You...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Sep 28, 2019. 7 comments

Visual innovation meets emotional exhaustion in Chris Ware’s Rusty Brown

Visual innovation meets emotional exhaustion in Chris Ware’s Rusty Brown
Every two weeks, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic book of significance.

This week, it is Rusty Brown. Written and illustrated by Chris Ware (Building Stories, Jimmy Corrigan, The Smartest Kid On Earth), this sprawling graphic novel pushes the visual language of comics to break your heart over and over again. Note: This review reveals major plot points.

Reading a Chris Ware graphic...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Sep 20, 2019. 17 comments

The Avengers discover a new superhero team in this Strikeforce #1 exclusive

The Avengers discover a new superhero team in this Strikeforce #1 exclusive

One of the big rites of passage for superhero writers is the First Team Book, giving them the opportunity to build an ensemble that shows what kinds of characters they gravitate toward. Tini Howard became a Marvel exclusive earlier this year, and next week, she reaches the First Team Book milestone with Strikeforce, uniting a new group of heroes under the leadership of the Blade, the...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Sep 18, 2019. 20 comments

Return to Marvel’s 2099 with this exclusive first look at December’s titles

Return to Marvel’s 2099 with this exclusive first look at December’s titles

As Marvel celebrates its 80th anniversary , it’s also looking 80 years into the future with the revival of its 2099 line, bringing back future heroes introduced in the original 2099 event along with some new additions like Conan The Barbarian. This mini-event of one-shots brings together Marvel veterans and newer voices to explore how this universe evolves, with Amazing Spider-Man writer Nick...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Sep 17, 2019. 5 comments

Sabrina The Teenage Witch goes full fantasy hero in her latest reimagining

Sabrina The Teenage Witch goes full fantasy hero in her latest reimagining

Now that popular culture has fully embraced the dark, creepy teenage witchery of Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina, Archie Comics is shifting gears with the magical character once more. The latest Sabrina The Teenage Witch miniseries returns to a brighter, more cartoony aesthetic but still brings in more intense genre elements, blending teen romance, fantasy, horror, and even a dash of superhero....

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Sep 17, 2019. 20 comments

The Legion Of Superheroes arrives in this Superman #15 exclusive

The Legion Of Superheroes arrives in this Superman #15 exclusive

DC Comics’ revival of the Legion of Superheroes kicked off last month with the first appearance of the new Legion in Superman #14, sending the future heroes back in time to witness the creation of the United Planets at the core of their 31st Century superhero team. That idea comes courtesy of Jonathan “Superboy” Kent, and the Legion arrives with a proposition for Superman’s teenage son....

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Sep 10, 2019. 8 comments

Superman joins Event Leviathan’s gang of detectives in this exclusive

Superman joins Event Leviathan’s gang of detectives in this exclusive

Writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev have a reputation for using crime noir elements to enrich superhero narratives. By extension, this makes them an ideal creative team for DC Comics’ Event Leviathan, a thriller about superhero detectives solving the mystery of an evil clandestine organization. Bendis and Maleev’s Marvel collaborations became more fantastic over time—starting...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Sep 04, 2019. 15 comments

Marvel Comics #1000 is an awkward blend of event set-up and anniversary tribute

Marvel Comics #1000 is an awkward blend of event set-up and anniversary tribute

Marvel has never been a company to pass up a trend. DC has seen considerable success with Action Comics #1000 and Detectice Comics #1000, and Marvel wants a piece of that pie despite not having any books that have run for 1000 issues. Enter: Marvel Comics #1000 (Marvel), celebrating the 80th anniversary of Marvel Comics with a book that would have maybe been the thousandth issue of Marvel...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Aug 31, 2019. 13 comments

Do DC’s graphic novels for young readers get a passing grade?

Do DC’s graphic novels for young readers get a passing grade?
Every two weeks, Big Issues focuses on newly released comic books of significance.

This week, they are Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass, written by Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer, X-23) with art by Steve Pugh (The Flintstones, Animal Man) and letterer Carlos M. Mangual (Nightwing, Batman And Robin) and Superman Of Smallville, written by Art Baltazar & Franco (Aw Yeah Comics, Tiny Titans) with art...

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