I love splash pages. That should come as no surprise. Fables by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham uses them sparingly but to great effect such as this page in the first issue. This is just an easter egg feast! Its a great way to pull a bunch of items from the classic tales without drawing direct attention to them. It leaves it up to the reader to see how many they recognize.
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Snow White is savage. Absolutely adore the characterization of Snow in Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham's Fables. She is this no bullshit leader who isn't afraid to make tough calls that she knows will make no one happy but are best for the community. Plus her interactions with her ex husband Prince Charming are fantastic.
Random post about the welcome back frank storyline from Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. The wanna be punishers (that are just a bunch of killers) are fascinating. Thr Elite is one the is super messed up. He believe he has the moral right to kill anyone that he deems not righr for the neighbourhood. He blows up a hotdog stand! This is definitely meant to highlight that under no circumstances is this someone you should be rooting for.
Issue 66 is up! Join us as we discuss the lives and hardships of our favourite fairytale characters in Fables by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham. Episode is available on iTunes and all podcasting apps. Enjoy!
I thoroughly enjoyed Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's Welcome Back Frank story. I will say though that it is definitely meant to be satirical in nature. There is no greater proof of that than the page of The Punisher Punching a polar bear to make it angry enough to eat the people after him. It's a fantastic moment but look at that bears face. This is satire. And its damn good.
Episode 65 is up! Join us as we discuss the boarderline sitirical tale of marvels scariest champion the Punisher in Welcome Back Frank by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. Episode is available on iTunes and all podcasting apps. Enjoy!
Love this sequence from Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's Superman For All Seasons. Everyone has their character summed up in a few pages. Luthor is grandstanding and self important thinking only he can solve this. Lois is annoyed at the inconvenience of this guy threatening her and is entirely unfazed (she even kicks his ass in the next page) and Superman is doing what Superman does. Clamly de-escalating the threat. Also brownie points for the fact that all Superman does is remove the gun. He doesn't free Lois or knock the guy out. He removes the threat and trusts Lois to be able to handle herself. It's Superman not being the solution to everything but Superman being there to to make sure everyone else has the ability to take care of themselves. Also that blur effect is amazing.
Its little things like this that make Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's Superman for all seasons so good. There are small throwbacks to classic myths of Superman as well as to the richard donner superman movie. Clark out runs a train, leaping in front of it at the last second. While in the movie it was used as this look how amazing he is! In the book, it used to help emphasize how different Clark feels. He doesn't fully understand why he has these powers and what it all means yet. Something that should be amazing makes him a little scared cause he is so different from everyone else.
FREE screening! There will be an advance preview screening of The Sisters Brothers tomorrow, October 2nd, at 7PM at Regal Atlantic Station! See @filmclubatgsu's bio for the link to download your ticket!
"Two brothers with the last name of “Sisters” are both brothers and assassins in the western world of 1851. The brothers find themselves on a journey filled with trials through the Northwest to eventually make it to the gold rush land of California. The film stars John. C. Reilly, Joaquin Pheonix, Jake Gyllenhaal and Riz Ahmed."
You have to love the cheesiness of Superman. It's a hugely important aspect of him. He feels cheesy because no one talks like him. Except Superman does talk like that. He is meant to be the ideal we strive for and striving to just be 100% sincere and compassionate is actually a good thing. Superman appears like a boy scout cause we live in a world of cynics and we instantly don't trust anyone who isn't as cynical as us.
Let's kick off this love fest for Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's amazing comic Superman For All Seasons by addressing just how gorgeous this comic is. Best way to showcase that is to show you just a few of the many splash pages throughout this book. Each issue is double sized which Tim Sale takes full advantage of. Often giving each issue 6 full pages filled with simplicity. Thats what makes it so good. They are like paintings in a museum. Clean works of art meant to covey a moment in time often quiet and reflective. I would easily display any of these on my wall in full size next to all my other art.
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Episode 64 is up! Join us as we discuss what makes Superman through the eyes of his friends and enemies in Superman For All Seasons by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale. Episode is available now on iTunes and all podcasting apps. Enjoy!
We have a new episode of STACKED CHATS. Today we are chatting with Chris Sanchez from Mad Cave Studios about the challenges of being an indie publisher and how they have found success reaching their audience. Episode is available on iTunes and all podcasting apps! Enjoy and check out Mad Cave Studios and the comics they are working on.
Let's give some love to Hank a.k.a. Beast. Another permanent change from Grant Morrison's run on New X-Men is the cat version of Beast's appearance. This moment is heart breaking while also entirely unimportant to the story being told in the issue. Hank, having only recently changed to cat mode was having trouble adapting to his new form. Thankfully he has a date coming up with his girlfriend. Or at least he did until she calls to end things as the tabloids have begun saying some horrible things about them. These three panels are using a classic film technique. Keeping the camera far from the subject to show the surrounding space. It makes the character feel alone and isolated. Cut off from the world. His positioning in the panels only changes slightly but you can clearly feel the pain he is going through. It is fantastic storytelling and panel layout.
I love this moment from Grant Morrison's New X-Men. The slow reveal of the Phoenix back in Jean and the scary level of calm she has as she just messes with the U-Men all the while her hair is slowly burning until finally she is completely engulfed in Phoenix fire. Jean Grey is not to be trifled with.
Ms. Marvel Volume 1 (and technically Volume 2, since this is the hard cover version)
By G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona, and Jacob Wyatt
This was for Lady Geeks of Austin comic book club, but I never mind revisiting my fave superhero.
I think one of my favorite things about this one is that it turns into a statement about how millennials are viewed by the rest of society. These kids are told their whole lives that their generation is worthless, so they give up trying before even having a chance to amount to anything. Ms. Marvel, of course, sets them straight. The Inventor is every grumpy baby boomer with WiFi. (not that all boomers are like this, just the ones who complain about us killing the mayonnaise industry)
We just wanted to share that we're starting a Graphic Novel League. We'll be holding a meet up on Thursday October 18th at 6pm at @the_collab_inc This month we'll be discussing The Eternals by Neil Gaiman.
If you love comics and wanna discuss with other comic lovers come join us!
DM us to confirm your spot. It will be a lot of fun so make sure to reserve your spot!
Grant Morrison does not put things back the way he found them. His X-Men run is full of lasting consequences such as the wholesale destruction of Genosha. I remember the first time I read this. I had the same look of horror on my face as Charles does. This scene hits hard as you are pulled far back from being able to see the destruction and can only watch helplessly as the number of living mutants rapidly decreases in just 4 panels.
Frank Quitely knows how to reveal a scene. This is all on one page and yet the pacing of the conversation and the narrow panels keep you focused on them before you look down and notice: Oh dear lord it's a giant Sentinel. Damn fine art.
Episode 63 is up!
Join us as we drive right in to the wonderfully chaotic world of the X-men as we discuss New X-Men by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely. Episode is avaliable now on iTunes, and all podcasting apps. Enjoy!
These two pages are some seriously top notch meta narrative on comics, comic book stories and creator's runs in general. A lot of ppl know no matter what happens in a story everything goes back to normal once the writer is done. All the toys go back into the toybox. So the argument comes to what's the point in all of it? No weight to a story if you know it will be undone. It seems this is also on Scott Snyder's mind when he wrote Batman Super Heavy. While Joker and Bruce are discussing the lake everything they are saying is just as much about comics in general and being a creator. You are just here to do your part and know that you left your mark even if what comes next makes everything you did moot or is super dark. You still made your contribution. Having that frame of mind while reading these two pages puts a whole different perspective on this wonderful moment.
This is an awesome sequence from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman Super Heavy. Bruce can't run away from who he is no matter how hard he tries to. His fear and his identity come barreling at him and are demanding to be adressed. Also giant freaking bat charging at you is pretty damn scary.
Leave it to Greg Capullo to draw some heart stopping moments in his comics. This moment is straight out of a movie. A perceived threat, quick action with raising tension followed by the sudden oh damn moment. He knows how perfectly capture that within a handful of panels and one gorgeous full page. Damn fine art.
This is a non official announcement of the comic book club. The club takes place pd 7 in room 449. More detials to come when we are official. Rumor has it of the Captian Marvel trailer dropping today. Come through and watch with us! #comicbookclub#marvel#DC#mcu#dctv#dctvuniverse
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Bruce has a very weird thing about throphies. Hey kids! See that horrible Robo Dino that tried to eat everyone? Well now it's a fun slide! All joking aside, this is classic Batman. Trying to make the best out of a horrible situation for kids. It's just Bruce's (without Batman's baggage) way of helping kids overcome their trauma.
I personally loved watching Gordon try to be Batman in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's "Superheavy" story. Having to be on the other end of his conversations with Batman were some of the best moments. This moment is fantastic. Not only does he experience the whole Commisoner conversation only to be told he can't get help from them. He then gets to do what he has probably always wished he could do: disappear on the Commissioner.