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    Tuesday
    Aug252015

    Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. August 26, 2015

     

    COMICS

    Jack Kirby and Jim Steranko celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate in S.H.I.E.L.D. issue #9 written by Mark Waid. This includes Previously unpublished panels from Jack ‘King’ Kirby inked by S.H.I.E.L.D. master artist Jim Steranko. …On the other side of the fence are our friends at HYDRA! Ever wonder what the workaday life of a HYDRA agent is life? Look no further than Hank Johnson Agent of Hydra #1! Written by Curb Your Enthusiasm executive producer David Mandel, this looks pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good. All Marvel Picks of the week wrap up with Nick Spencer’s Ant-Man Last Days (One-Shot). Is it the end of the world? It is still to late to change the name. … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com!

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    Wednesday
    Aug192015

    FOG! Chats With IAN McGINTY, Creator of WELCOME TO SHOWSIDE at FORCES OF GEEK

     

    Ian McGinty is familiar name to Bravest Warriors, Hello Kitty and Adventure Time comics fans, drawing countless issues for the weirdo all ages bubble pop space adventures contained therein.

    Z2 Comics (formerly Zip Comics) recently tapped Ian for a new creator owned title that even caught the attention of spoken word artist and punk rock singer Henry Rollins.

    Today Ian talks to us about his new book for Z2, Welcome to Showside, Hank’s roll in voicing the pilot for Showside and introduces the heart attack-inducing Mallo-Butter-Waffles. 

    Who said bubble-gum pop with a hint of punk edge should be relegated to the turntable?

    Looks like we have a sticky cotton candy comic book in the world of Welcome to Showside hitting shelves in October.


    FOG!: Ian, thanks for joining us today! We know you are probably super busy! Are you working on a ton of books at the moment or just concentrating on Welcome to Showside?


    Ian McGinty: Absolutely, my pleasure. At the moment I’m working on six different licensed properties that include comics, animation, card games and video games.

    Some I can’t talk about right now, but the ones I can include Steven Universe, Munchkin, FLUXX and, of course, Bravest Warriors. 

    Added on to that is my own book, Welcome to Showside, so it’s been quite a month, to say the least, but wow, what a rad month.

    Thankfully, I’m someone who thrives on being busy and I love juggling all the different characters/storylines.

    It’s weirdly invigorating to switch from having to be strictly on-model for some projects and then getting to go crazy with my own stuff, so I’m having a blast, and I’m definitely most excited about Welcome to Showside coming out soon.

    I just love drawing and creating, so it’s been extremely fun overall.

     

    [READ MORE AT FORCES OF GEEK]

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    Monday
    Aug172015

    Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. August 19, 2015

     

    COMICS

    Star Wars: Rebels is a sure fire way to get jacked up about The Force Awakens! Check out the last issue of Kanan The Last Padawan #5. … Archie #2 continues Mark Waid and Fiona Staples’ reboot of Riverdale. Can Archie score a new job? … Yo Joe! With a new Snake-Eyes in town, Cobra inches in on the Joe’s turf in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #217! … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.

     

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    Wednesday
    Aug122015

    Triple Shot: THE BEAUTY #1, STUMPTOWN #6 & #7 & STAR TREK/GREEN LANTERN: THE SPECTRUM WAR #2 at FORCES OF GEEK

    Today’s Triple Shot cheats the numbers a bit to include the latest two issues of Rucka’s Stumptown as the meat surrounded by Jeremy Haun’s incredible debut of The Beauty at Image and the ‘most likely to succeed’ crossover Star Trek/Green Lantern #2 putting Lantern Rings on all the right crew members.


    Be sure to treat your LCS like your favorite place to be this Wednesday, because it probably is. 

    Unless you are like me, of course, reading on my iPad behind closed doors like some malnourished shut-in.

    Some stereotypes just don’t need debunkin’.

     

     

    THE BEAUTY #1
    WRITERS: Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley
    ART: Jeremy Haun

    Publication Date: August 11, 2015
    Price: $3.50
    Publisher: Image Comics
    UPC: 70985301933600111
    Buy it HERE



    Previous winner of Top Cow’s Pilot Season 2011 is Jeremy Haun’s The Beauty. My prediction is that this will end up at the top of lots of people’s stacks this week.

    The premise is simple and deadly. There is a disease, ‘The Beauty’ that makes you look amazing but has a major side effect, a chronic fever. 

    At the opening of the book, it appears that the symptoms have grown more severe and these good-lookin’ folk will start dropping like flies.

    Part X-Files, Part Chew, part The Killing, this self described sci-fi police procedural takes an alternate world view or problem (see Chew) and wraps it around gumshoe detective work and departments stepping on each other’s toes. 

    Many contagions are not obvious to the beholder, but the attractiveness of a symmetrical human form is for all to see. What makes this STD especially deadly is that people want to get it, not matter what the long term effects can be.

    Haun and Hurley are able to explore classism, narcissism and vain behavior through the lens of your buddy cop tropes and a uniquely terrifying prospect.

    Beautiful people dying next to you on the subway? What can be scarier than that? I’d rather take my chances with Rick and the rest in that zombie book.

    Cheers to Jeremy Haun (Batwoman) for making a huge leap from the drawing board to the typewriter and back to the art again. This is absolutely great storytelling on the page and from the minds of Haun and his co-writer Jason A. Hurley.

    I may grab a couple copies of this one at the store.

    [READ MORE AT FORCES OF GEEK]

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    Tuesday
    Aug112015

    Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. August 12, 2015

     

    COMICS

    Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.:1952 from superstar team of Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and Alex Maleev follows Red into his first mission with the team and his first swig of booze (allegedly). … Agent Carter played by Hayley Atwell captivated our TV this past season and also was a big hit at Boston Comic Con. Check out her comic adventures in Agent Carter: Operation S.I.N. this week for more 50s spy action stuff! … The Beauty #1 takes on social diseases and vanity all at once from Jeremy Haun (Darkness, Constantine). …Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com!

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