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Everything We Read This Week – 11/28/2018

Everything We Read This Week – 11/28/2018

Welcome back as we make our weekly trip through this week’s pull-list. It features mostly spoiler-free brief analysis and commentary of each book.

There are a lot of very good books out this week. Amazingly there are SIX books this week on our list that are the third issue of their series. Make sure you go find some comics to read.  Hopefully, you might find what we say interesting enough to try some of these comics. This is a big list again this week but still not all that we have on our list.

DISCLAIMER: 

There is a 4 star rating system. It is simple and not to be taken too seriously as everyone gets their own impressions of art. These ratings are just to give our readers an idea of what we thought of the book, and they will be on the generous side normally. So don’t expect to see a lot of 1 Stars. After all, it’s not often that you have a bad book on your pull-list.

The rating system is as follows:

Great

 Good

 OK

 Not Good

And here are the books we read in alphabetical order:

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Everything We Read This Week – 11/15/2018

Everything We Read This Week – 11/15/2018

Welcome back as we make our weekly trip through this week’s pull-list. It features mostly spoiler-free brief analysis and commentary of each book.

There are a lot of very good books out this week. Make sure you go find some. There are some new number ones out this week and new creative teams. Hopefully, you might find what we say interesting enough to try some of these comics. This is a big list again this week but still not all that we have on our list.

DISCLAIMER: 

There is a 4 star rating system. It is simple and not to be taken too seriously as everyone gets their own impressions of art. These ratings are just to give our readers an idea of what we thought of the book, and they will be on the generous side normally. So don’t expect to see a lot of 1 Stars. After all, it’s not often that you have a bad book on your pull-list.

The rating system is as follows:

Great

 Good

 OK

 Not Good

And here are the books we read in alphabetical order:

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Everything We Read This Week – 9/19/2018

Everything We Read This Week – 9/19/2018

In this column, we make a quick trip through this week’s pull-list. It features mostly spoiler-free brief analysis and commentary of each book.

This is a big week that is full of plenty of good comics. We have reviews for twenty books that came out this week for you. There were some other books that we didn’t even get to yet. It’s a good time to be reading comics.

DISCLAIMER: 

There is a 4 star rating system. It is simple and not to be taken too seriously as everyone gets their own impressions of art. These ratings are just to give our readers an idea of what we thought of the book, and they will be on the generous side normally. So don’t expect to see a lot of 1 Stars. After all, its not often that you have a bad book on your pull-list.

The rating system is as follows:

 Great

 Good

 OK

 Not Good

 

And here are the books we read in alphabetical order:

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Everything We Read This Week – 8/29/2018

Everything We Read This Week – 8/29/2018

In this column, we make a quick trip through this week’s pull-list. It features mostly spoiler-free brief analysis and commentary of each book.

It has been a few weeks since were were able to do a full “Everything” review, but it is good to be back with it, and thanks for checking it out.  Since it was the fifth Wednesday of the month, the publishers are light with releases this week and threw a bunch of Annuals out there. There were however a few new series releases and some quality books for all tastes to read.

DISCLAIMER: 

There is a 4 star rating system. It is simple and not to be taken too seriously as everyone gets their own impressions of art. These ratings are just to give our readers an idea of what we thought of the book, and they will be on the generous side normally. So don’t expect to see a lot of 1 Stars. After all, its not often that you have a bad book on your pull-list.

The rating system is as follows:

 Great

 Good

 OK

 Not Good

 

And here are the books we read in alphabetical order:

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Top Comics of the Week Reviews – 8/15/18

Top Comics of the Week Reviews – 8/15/18

This week we are are giving you a set of reviews from the most anticipated books of the week. Full Disclosure:  We are visiting Terrificon in Connecticut this weekend and after visiting our LCS on Wednesday, we left the books that we wanted to review at home.  Therefore in order to not disappoint, we went to Comixology and re-bought the top five books that we were most eager to read and reviewed them for you below.
They are all good books and worth the read. So without further ado, in alphabetical order…

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Top Comics of the Week Reviews – 8/8/18

Top Comics of the Week Reviews – 8/8/18

This week we are publishing an abbreviated review column. We decided to give you our opinions of the top books that we read this week. I must say, it was difficult to decide. There are so many quality comic books being produced right now. I think that is good for the industry as a whole.

The books we chose are the ones that we put on top of our reading stack. These are the ones we were most excited to check out.  They are all very good, and because there were fewer to write about, we gave each one a little more time than we usually do. We hope you enjoy this format.

 

She Could Fly #2
Dark Horse / Berger Books
Written by Christopher Cantwell
Art by Martin Morazzo
Colors by Miroslav Mrva
Letters by Clem Robins
Cover Art by Morazzo and Mrva

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Everything We Read This Week – 8/1/2018

Everything We Read This Week – 8/1/2018

In this column, we make a quick trip through this week’s pull-list. It features mostly spoiler-free brief analysis and commentary of each book.

This week again had a lot of high-quality books. In getting around to put this post together, there is a bit of reminiscence from the books that I read just a few days ago, and it made me realize that there is some really good comic book work being done these days.

There is a 4 star rating system. It is simple and not to be taken too seriously as everyone gets their own impressions of art. These ratings are just to give our readers an idea of what we thought of the book, and they will be on the generous side normally. So don’t expect to see a lot of 1 Stars. After all, its not often that you have a bad book on your pull-list.

The rating system is as follows:

 Great

 Good

 OK

 Not Good

And here are the books we read in alphabetical order:

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Everything We Read This Week – 7/25/2018

Everything We Read This Week – 7/25/2018

In this column, we make a quick trip through this week’s pull-list. It features mostly spoiler-free brief analysis and commentary of each book.

This week had a lot of quality books come out. Overall the haul was good with a few greats thrown in.

There is a 4 star rating system. It is simple and not to be taken too seriously as everyone gets their own impressions of art. These ratings are just to give our readers an idea of what we thought of the book, and they will be on the generous side normally. So don’t expect to see a lot of 1 Stars. After all, its not often that you have a bad book on your pull-list.

The rating system is as follows:

Great

Good

OK

Not Good

And here are the books we read in alphabetical order:

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Continued After the Next Page #004: When Thor Rode the Bus

Continued After the Next Page #004: When Thor Rode the Bus

Comic books today are made in vastly different ways than the were in years past. Scripts are emailed; pencils are done on tablets and then emailed or shared again across the internet; colors and letters are handled digitally. Of course, I am generalizing, but the point is that, in the world we live in, the creators of comic books have evolved to take advantage of the technology available to them. In this column, I want to remind us of the interesting events that surrounded the physical creation of the comics we read in the past.

I had the great opportunity to meet legendary artist/writer/letterer John Workman at a convention last year. He shared an amazing story with me, and recently we spoke again about it and many other comic and non-comic topics. In the coming weeks, here on Pop Culture Squad, I will be sharing the interview as a whole, but today, I would like to share with you a few humorous and fascinating stories related to the methods that John employed in getting the art, words, and color on the Bristol board pages that made the comics of old.

John Workman has been a frequent collaborator with the great Walter Simonson throughout the years. John was the letterer on the entirety of Walt’s remarkable run on Thor in the 80’s (1983-1987). They are still working together on the creator-owned Ragnarok, for which John is nominated for both Eisner and Ringo Awards this year. I asked John to recount the tale of how he and Walt would pass the comic pages back and forth back in the day:

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Everything We Read This Week – 7/18/2018

Everything We Read This Week – 7/18/2018

In this column, we make a quick trip through this weeks pull-list. It features mostly spoiler-free brief analysis and commentary of each book.

This week had a lot of interesting books and there were some digital developments. We expanded to include 2 digital only books in the column

There is a 4 star rating system. It is simple and not to be taken too seriously as everyone gets their own impressions of art. These ratings are just to give our readers an idea of what we thought of the book, and they will be on the generous side normally. So don’t expect to see a lot of 1 Stars. After all, its not often that you have a bad book on your pull-list.

The rating system is as follows:

  • Great
  • Good
  • OK
  • Not Good

And here are the books we read in alphabetical order:

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