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    Friday
    Jul042014

    THE IMAGE REVOLUTION (review) AT FORCES OF GEEK

    ‏Twenty years ago, the comic book industry’s top guns took their pen nibs, pouches, flowy capes and big eyes away from the Big Two and started Image Comics. Creator ownership and the comic book industry fundamentally changed that day when McFarlane, Larsen, Liefeld, Silvestri, Lee, Valentino, and Portacio took control of the business of comic books and the rights to their own characters. 

    ‏Written and directed by Patrick Meany and produced by Seqart in association with Respect! Films, The Image Revolution interviews the guys, plus Sean Howe (Marvel Comics: The Untold Story), Image publisher Eric Stephenson, Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Nick Spencer (Morning Glories) and many more to tell the tale of the early ‘rock star’ days of Image Comics and takes us through today. With the success of The Walking Deadand Image Comics dominating the creator owned market and business model, the impossible dream became real.

     



    We get another great inside the bullpen look from Respect! Films here, highly recommended for fans of these superstar creators but mostly for people of my comic book reading generation. The early ‘90s were an amazing time to be reading the books coming out from Marvel. 

    ‏The split happened right before our eyes, and like many things no one was sure if it would work.

     

    [READ MORE AT FORCES OF GEEK]

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    Friday
    Jul042014

    THE PRIVATE EYE #1-7 Gets a Turn on The Cosmic Treadmill

    Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Y: The Last Man, TV’s Lost) and artist Marcos Martin (Amazing Spider-Man, Daredevil) have quietly disrupted the comic book industry with a small crack in the wall.

    Beyond the innovative distribution method they have devised with a ‘pay what you want’ donation system at Panel Syndicate site, the story itself is revolutionary. 

    ‏Within the tablet-friendly landscape format with a DRM-free file formats lies a future tale where nothing is private. The Internet doesn’t exist. The ‘cloud’ has burst and everyone wears a mask. The cops of the future are The Fourth Estate - code word for the press.


    You may not know about this sleeper hit, but if you wanted to, you can pay $0 to read it right now.

    You’ll quickly find justification for leaving a donation (or not, that’s how they roll). 

    [READ MORE AT FORCES OF GEEK]

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    Friday
    Jul042014

    LeaguePodcast and DigBoston Comics Picks of the Week for July 2, 2014

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    COMICS

     

    “Hooked on a feeling…”, Oh man, Guardians of the Galaxy is gonna be so good! Star Lord (played by Chris Pratt) stars in his own book Legendary Star Lord #1 written by newly minted exclusive Marvel writer Sam Humphries (The Ultimates, Uncanny X-Force). … Continuing the tradition of Zero Issues for these books, Magnus: Robot Fighter #0 hits stands starring Leeja: Human Hunter! … Your move, creep! If you weren’t satisfied with the Robocop Reboot last summer, this is the book for you! Joshua Williamson writes what happens after Murphy and Lewis clean up Old Detroit in Robocop 2014 #1. Picks from the all new LeaguePodcast.com Dot Now!

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    Tuesday
    Jun242014

    LeaguePodcast and DigBoston Comics Picks of the Week June 25, 2014

     

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    COMICS!

    Colt City is having a rash of murders and our pulp hero Black Beetle is the only one that can stop them! The followup series Black Beetle: Necrologue #1 starts today from Francesco Francavilla. Pick up many copies, this will sell out! … IDW combines Ben 10, Samurai Jack, Powerpuff Girls and Dexter’s Laboratory into one Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War #1! The Crossover that should never be (guest starring Ed, Edd and Eddy! … Master Alan Davis writes and draws the green Banner Monster in Savage Hulk #1! … Picks from the All-New LeaguePodcast.com!

    Friday
    Jun202014

    POINT OF ORIGIN: THE HOUSE IN THE WALL #1 (REVIEW) - new column at FORCES OF GEEK!

    Again, thanks to Stefan for the awesome logo. It is a much better column title than mine (First Burst) plus has Banner turning into the Hulk!

    New Column. Same Great Tastes.

    POINT OF ORIGIN will review first issues, natch!

     

     

    The debut issue highlights Tynion’s supernatural strengths and Donovan’s traditional comic art fits the mood perfectly.

    Tynion shares writing credit with Noah J Yuenkel and art is by Super Mario Bros. 2 - (the official sequel to SMB!) webcomic artist Eryk Donovan. Eryk explains on his Facebook page that he appreciates the ability to use panel layers as a new storytelling tool as panels change by touch. His artwork is still created the old fashioned way — portrait, pencils, ink and paper. He seems to be enjoying the experiment and for a first-timer I would say his experiments are right on target to maximizing the landscape digital comics format.

     

    [READ MORE AT FORCES OF GEEK]

     


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