STAFF PICKS :: CATALYST COMIX #4 :: OCTOBER 2, 2013

September 30, 2013 By: Seth Peagler Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

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seth_smlSETH’S PICK :: CATALYST COMIX #4: This has been one of my favorite go-to sleeper series in recent months. ¬†Joe Casey has brought new life to some of Dark Horse’s old super hero properties from the nineties. ¬† ¬†His writing alone warrants a read, but the biggest selling point for me is that each issue features three different stories following three sets of protagonists. ¬†The artists who bring this triad to life are top notch creators like Dan McDaid, Ulises Farinas, and Paul Maybury. ¬†This combination produces bright, colorful, kinetic super hero comics, and best of all, you don’t need to have read any of the lackluster nineties stories to follow what’s going on here. ¬†And if that wasn’t enough for you, the cover artists in regular rotation are¬†Paul Pope, Raphael Grampa, and Brendan McCarthy, all of whom are perfect fits for this fun, bizarre super hero series.¬†catalyst4

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STAFF PICKS :: BEST OF MILLIGAN AND MCCARTHY HC :: SEPTEMBER, 11, 2013

September 10, 2013 By: Seth Peagler Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

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seth_smlSETH’S PICK :: BEST OF MILLIGAN AND MCCARTHY HC: We live in an era where an endless wave of past stories are being newly collected (or re-collected) and remastered for new audiences. ¬†As with anything, this wave doesn’t always yield wonderful results. ¬†However, this week offers you a chance to pick up a true gem of previously published, never before collected comics. ¬†Dark Horse’s The Best of Milligan and McCarthy collects over 250 pages from these idiosyncratic creators. ¬†Throughout their careers, Peter Milligan and Brendan McCarthy have exhibited a wide range and¬†use of satire in their work. ¬†Be it at Marvel, DC, Vertigo, or 2000 A.D., these creators are always reliable. ¬†This new hardcover collects many of their influential stories from the eighties, like Paradax, Skin, Rogan Gosh, and Freakwave. ¬†These are quirky, psychedelic, multi-layered comics that will both befuddle and entertain upon repeated readings. ¬†If you’re already a fan, here’s a way to collect all of these stories in one handy volume. ¬†If you’re not familiar with these works, flip through a copy at Heroes this week, and prepare to encounter mind-blowing comics from two greats of the ’80’s British comics invasion.¬†millandmc

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STAFF PICKS :: COMPLETE ZAUCER OF ZILK :: MARCH 27, 2013

March 25, 2013 By: Justin Crouse Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

JUSTIN’S PICK :: COMPLETE ZAUCER OF ZILK: Al Ewing and Brendan McCarthy tell a bizarre, technicolor tale of the magic of imagination unfettered. Chock full of memorable characters and mind-bending vistas, this handy edition wraps up the two issue IDW¬†mini in one tidy volume. Fans of whimsy, sci-fi and fantasy will all find common ground here. It’s a bit like Judge Dredd gene-spliced with the Wizard of Oz. 

 

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