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    Friday
    Apr172015

    Triple Shot: TITHE #1, CONVERGENCE: BATMAN - SHADOW OF THE BAT #1 & HARROW COUNTY #1 Preview at FORCES OF GEEK

     

     

    Its back to basics for this comics reporter this week with a throwback Thursday Triple-Shot!

    What’s better than some single issue comic reviews to get you out to the store this week and enjoy that spring weather. Matt Hawkins (Top Cow President, Think Tank) safecracks his way into a mega-church with The Tithe #1 and Larry Hama (G.I. Joe, Wolverine) takes on Batman and the classic Dark Knight substitute Azrael in Convergence: Shadow of the Bat #1.

    The fine folks over at Dark Horse let us have a sneak peak at Cullen Bunn’s Harrow County #1, mentioned in our interview a few weeks ago!

     

    THE TITHE #1
    WRITER: Matt Hawkins
    ART:  Rahsan Ekedal

    Publication Date: April 15, 2015
    Price: $3.99
    Publisher: Top Cow/Image Comics
    UPC: 70985301875900111
    Buy it HERE

    The Tithe refers to the 10% donation of wages donated to a church or religious organization. Actually, there’s a verb form of that word as well as a noun, and the tradition is ancient so don’t come after me with pitchforks if I’m only slightly correct!

    Last year, we talked with Top Cow President Matt Hawkins about his spy-fi comic Think Tank. I enjoy listening to Matt’s views on comics creation and running the Top Cow brand in various podcasts and interviews.

    Matt and artist Rahsan are at it again with The Tithe. Three armed robbers invade one of those Disney mega-churches at Sunday mass in Jesus masks.

    In the front of house, a young lady highjacks the television screens a la ‘Anonymous’ with images of the pastor Miles Tibett in ungodly compromising positions and spending the churches’ money on extravagances. This organization is called “SAMARITAN” on the teleprompter signoff.

    This is at the heart a great heist story, with religion and mega-churches as the playground. The FBI investigates SAMARITAN and other misallocated and tax-free accounting from the church with two very cool and opposite leads. Dwayne Campbell, a Baptist and believer is a family man. His partner Jimmy is a younger dude, a ‘hacker’ (apologies, not even Mr. Hawkins has a better name for this kind of computer savvy security breaching tech nerd gone good) and an atheist.

    As what follows traditionally in Matt’s creator-owned books are some essays, behind the scenes to his research and a bit on his background as a former churchgoer turned atheist.

     

    [READ MORE AT FORCES OF GEEK]

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    Monday
    Apr132015

    Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. April 15, 2015

     

     

    COMICS

    Velvet #10 concludes Brubaker & Epting’s (Captain America) second arc of the lady super spy - highly recommended for female for fans of Agent Carter! … Sabrina the Teenage Witch #2 puts a dark and evil spin on the Archie character in this reimagining. Recommended for everyone, especially the goth girl inside of us all! The Arashikage are after Snake-Eyes and that means Storm Shadow in Snake-Eyes Agent of Cobra #4 (of 5). … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com!

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    Saturday
    Apr112015

    FOG! Discusses THE ORDER OF THE FORGE With Writer VICTOR GISCHLER! at FORCES OF GEEK

     

    The Revolution with be immortalized in The Order of The Forge coming from Dark Horse later this month.

    In the tradition of super-sizing some of our past presidents with powers of the dark arts (see Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), crime author Victor Gischler (Ink Mage, Spike, Angel and Faith, Sally of the Wasteland) joins us to talk about our founding fathers in a new way.

    Starring a pre-Revolution Geo. Washington with pals Paul Revere and “Baudy” Ben Franklin — The Order of the Forge is coming at you by land and sea!

    FOG!: Thanks for joining us, Victor! You’ve got a new take on a founding father with The Order of The Forge at Dark Horse. How did you come aboard on Donn D. Berdahl’s original concept?

    Victor Gischler: Well, I guess they needed a writer to implement this great idea they had, and Dark Horse editor Dan Chabon suggested I might fit the bill. They wanted to take their story in a pulpy, irreverent direction, and a lot of my work suggest I’m the sort of fellow who can do that. I was just lucky that I’d worked with Dan on a couple of previous projects, so he knew what my strengths were.


    I’m a big fan of alternate history. Would you like to go back and hang with George, Paul and Ben?

    Not really. It turns out they didn’t have air conditioning back then. Also the toilet paper was not the best. Also, my guess is that the guys I depict in the comic are a lot more colorful than our actual founding fathers — although I’ve heard Ben Franklin was something of a party animal.

    I suppose I couldn’t really say no to a time travel adventure if I had the chance. Although whenever I watch a time travel movie that shit NEVER goes right.

    {READ MORE AT FORCES OF GEEK]

     

     

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    Saturday
    Apr112015

    Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. April 8, 2015

     

    COMICS

    Brian Michael Bendis is ending the longest Spider-Man run in history as universes collide in Marvel’s Secret Wars. Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #12 caps off the Ultimate Spidey universe after 15 years. The Mad Men-esque prequel to Mark Millar and Frank Quietly’s Jupiter’s Legacy starts today in Jupiter’s Circle #1. The Fox #1 kicks off a new ongoing from Dark Circle creators Mark Waid and Dean Haspiel—a superhero series for all ages 8-80! … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com!

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    Tuesday
    Mar312015

    Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. April 1, 2015

     

     

     

     

    COMICS

    Way back in the day, we interviewed Chris Lewis about Drones #1, today IDW re-releases the Las Vegas style War book. It’s like your favorite basement band being picked up by your favorite label! … Jasons Aaron and Latour keep up the gut wrenching ball busting hazing in the high school football locker room with Southern Bastards #8 closing the chapter of the second arc of the evil ‘Coach Boss’. Longstanding innovative fantasy comic Elfquest: The Final Quest Vol. 1 continues tales of Chief Cutter and his Wolfriders. … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com!

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