STAFF PICKS :: 2012 FAVORITES :: ANDY MANSELL

December 26, 2012 By: Andy Mansell Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

ANDY’S FAVORITES OF 2012:
Favorite Superhero Book of 2012:¬†Flex Mentallo: Man of Muscle Mystery: Sure it is a reprint, but it is book that showcases Grant Morrison at his Doom Patrol era weirdness and the great Frank Quitely being…well, the great Frank Quitely.¬†The awesome title of the book and that marvelous cover by Quitely alone are worth the price of admission!¬†¬†And here’s the best part. ¬†This HARD-COVER ¬†that collects the infamous 4 part mini-series is only $24.00!!!! ¬†Earlier this year those two dozen hard-earned dollars would not have been enough scratch to purchase any one single issue of the original series. And did I mention Frank Quitely–well shame on me, I should have done that earlier.

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STAFF PICKS :: TEZUKA: MESSAGE TO ADOLF GN VOL 01 :: SEPTEMBER 05, 2012

September 01, 2012 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

ANDY’S PICK :: TEZUKA: MESSAGE TO ADOLF GN VOL 01: If you were to combine Lee and Kirby, Neal Adams and Carl Barks and combine them into a single cartooning entity, this amalgam would still not be as influential to the American comic¬†audience¬†as Osama Tezuka is to Japanese Manga. In addition to creating, writing and drawing such long-running series as¬†Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, Black Jack, Phoenix, Buddha and literally dozens of others, Tezuka created Message to Adolf, a fictional tale that takes place during World War II. ¬†This was originally published in the US as a six volume set. ¬†Now Vertical Publishing is offering this ground-breaking series in two affordable hardcover books, the first of which is available this week. ¬†This is a great place to sample the work of Tezuka (or any¬†Manga for that matter) for the first time. If you are already a Manga fan,¬†I know¬†Adolf¬†is already on your¬†must-buy¬†list.¬†¬†Message to Adolf¬†is a must-read.

 

 

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