Comic Book Picks 26th April’17

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This weeks new releases are almost here, and after a two week absence I’m excited to let you know what I think you should be getting your hands on and reading this week. So without any further delay (Or Holidays) here are your picks for the week Continue reading

Thought Bubble: Comic Book Adaptations (Part one)

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Comic Books have always been fair game for adaptation into both television shows and movies, but over the past 10years this seems to have boomed to a whole new level of epic proportions with everything even remotely related to a potentially successful comic book getting optioned by one studio or another. But is this really good for comic book fans? Well ive been thinking about this a lot recently, so lets see what random thoughts I can collect together. Continue reading

ComicBook releases 7/8

Its that time of the week, were we all go mad and buy our favorite comicbook’s- so here’s mine for the week.

Fatale 16

ImageIm not sure where to stat with this series- only to say if you haven’t read it yet, you really should of! Brubaker is crafting a brilliant story that spans time and characters amazingly well, while actually making you care for everyone you see.  The character development and story telling may be Brubaker at his finest to date, and Phillips is really delivering in the art department.

This weeks issue sees Nicolas continue to follow Josephine’s trail of secrets to Seattle where a mysterious women with no memory has connections to a wondering serial killer, a rock band and a gang of bank robbers.  If you like your noir tales big and meaningful- you need this for sure.

Superior Spiderman 15

ImageI realise Dan Slott has got alot of negative feedback about this series and the turn it took with Parker, but in all honesty when has spiderman felt fresher? Slott has managed to keep what many thought was a ‘fad’ alive and going and only getting better, and most of that work is purely down to the way he writes his characters-like every single one of them matters as do there motives and emotions.

Thats why this issue focusing on the hobgoblin, and told from Phil Urich’s (Hobgoblin) point of view should be a must read.  We’ve seen Slotts take on the Hobgoblin and what motivates him, but now we truly get to see how it feels to be hunted by the Superior Spiderman, and i cant wait to see how this plays out.

And as a mini-bonus we get to find out more about the tinkerers apprentice- consider me fully sold on this book- and thats before i mention Ramos continues his art duties, and lets be honest hes really helped move the superior spider-man along with his distinctive style.

Fashion Beast (Collected- Hardcover or TPB)

ImageIm going to be total honest here- im recommending this because i love Alan Moore and his work, despite me never having read it.  But i am going to be picking it up this week, and finding out for myself it matches the likes of Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell amongst others.

Hers the official synopsis for the graphic novel:

Doll was unfulfilled in her life as a coat checker of a trendy club. But when she is fired from the job and auditions to become a “mannequin” for a reclusive designer, the life of glamour she always imagined is opened before her. She soon discovers that the house of Celestine is as dysfunctional as the clothing that define the classes of this dystopian world. This unique reimagining of Beauty and the Beast was written in 1985 alongside Alan Moore’s comics masterpiece Watchmen. Beautifully illustrated by Facundo Percio (Anna Mercury) and meticulously adapted by Antony Johnston (Yuggoth Cultures), this is another must have entry in the graphic novel masterworks library by Alan Moore.

That sounds like more than enough for me.

Ok for the rest of this weeks releases check this place out:

http://www.forbidden-planet.co.uk/acatalog/August_7th.html