This Week's Essential Comics: 2/24/14

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Aquaman

Batman Superman

Dc vs MotU

Catwoman

A.R.G.U.S

JLDark

Superman

Lois Lane

WorldsFinest

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Another bumper week. I really need to make some cuts.

Mind MGMT #19

Serenity Leaves On The Wind #2

Tomb Raider #1

Flash #28

Forever Evil A.R.G.U.S. #5

Justice League Dark #28

Larfleeze #8, $2.99

Superman Lois Lane #1

Legends Of Red Sonja #

Powerpuff Girls #6

Black Science #4

Deadly Class #2

Rat Queens #5

Umbral #4

Fantastic Four #1

Guardians Of The Galaxy #12

Superior Spider-Man #28

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#53  Edited By comicbookfan93

Hawkeye's messed up release schedule really annoys me

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Is "The Wake" any good? Snyder's involvement has me interested.

Some of his best work, start from issue 1 tho.

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Deadly Class

Argus

The Wake

Guardians of the Galaxy

Aquaman

Superman/Batman (which seems it's not been out for ages)

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TheCupcakeAvenger

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@transformers1024: Don't know for sure but a lot of Marvel's "big" titles are in the $3.99 range. Spidey, X-Men, Avengers etc. So I can see the FF being the same.

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@the_stegman:

Why I like The Wake (and why my opinion doesn't hold much weight.) By: JakeN7

- One of my favorite writers (Scott Snyder)

- My favorite artist (Sean Murphy)

- My favorite genres (Sci-Fi, Mythology, and Horror)

- Protagonist of first half is from my hometown area, and a place I've been countless times (Gig Harbor, Washington)

- Characters are amazing, and amazingly flawed.

- Truly tense mystery that amps up with every issue's cliffhanger

- Has flashback and flash forward teasers of things to come (ancient origins, far-flung futures)

Okay, I was gonna write a damn essay, but decided to hit some bullet points instead. If the team of Snyder and Murphy didn't already make you buy this book, hope those reasons did. You've got nothin to lose. It's 10 issues, and 2 parts. First 5 issues and first part is out and available for cheap (they even have it all collected for $10). Jump on board now! It's the next Punk Rock Jesus!

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Just Fantastic Four.

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Out of all the books, for DC the most essential comic is Loius Lane the girl, who is the most denzel in distress and doesn't realize it.

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revenge and black sciwce

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NewComicGuy

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When is The Bunker 2 releasing? Or was the super-sized issue 1 and 2? I picked it up off EBay, so I haven't gotten it yet. Going to probably add to my pull list but curious on the next release date. Thanks.

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Holy jumpin' Joker fish! Big week for me...

King Conan The Conquerer #1

Serenity #2

Batman The Dark Knight #28

Flash #28

Batman Superman #8

Worlds' Finest #20

Black Science #4

Fantastic Four #1

Origin II #3

Superior Spider-Man #28

Hacktivist #2

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Cataclysm isn't on this weeks essentials? Uh-oh that really worries me. But that Uncanny Avengers preview has me so much more exciting than before.

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#64  Edited By TheGreatCatsby

Lois

Chew

Deadly Class

Sex

Superior Spider-Man

Going to try Fantastic Four hopefully it surprises me and makes it on my pull like Punisher did.

Not seeing much love for Chew. :(

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Dead Boy Detectives #3
Deadly Class #2
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #2
Three #5
Umbral #4
The Wake #6

Looking forward especially to the conclusion of Three and the beginning of the second half of The Wake. I have some interest in picking up and reading Hawkeye as well just to try out the series.

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#66  Edited By yo_yo_fun

Superman: Lois Lane #1 and Aquaman #28 for me this week.

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Is the Wake good so far? I don't ever venture out beyond the big two companies (mostly because I can't really afford to), but that art looks gorgeous and I love Snyder's writing in Batman. I might check out a trade or something.

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@tyrannotaur: dude......you need to venture out.

not just Wake via Vertigo..but Image..definitely check out Image titles.

Image is kicking the big twos' ass single handedly, as far as epic stories go

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A pretty good week for me :-

100 Bullets 8 of 8

Black Science 4

Chew 40

Dead Body Road 3 of 6

Guardians of the Galaxy 12

Hawkeye 15

Rat Queens 5 Cover A & B

Sex 11

Sheltered 7

The Wake 6 of 10

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@longbowhunter: Ok thanks for the breakdown. Aja's art is basically the entire reason I probably will never pick it up. Some of the worst I have seen.

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#72  Edited By longbowhunter

@ultron345: I understand you opinion, but it isn't bad art. It just isn't your taste. His minimalist style works perfect for the story Fraction is telling. A lot of over muscled, hyper detailed characters would look ridiculous in this setting.

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#73  Edited By Ultron345

@longbowhunter: I understand not having over muscled characters as you said, but as far as his art goes I find it bad. You said it isn't my taste, but that is all any person has. By that definition there is no bad art at all in comics. There must be a way to have detail and eye pleasing art ( i realize this is subjective as is all art) and not have 'over muscled' guys in tights as you said.

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@ultron345: Sure art is subjective, but there are design elements that separate bad art from good art. Lets just say for example, someone doesnt like Aja's work because its too simplistic and cartoony. That is an opinion on the style. But if you look at it objectively and ask, "Is the look of the character consistent panel to panel? Are the figures properly proportioned? Is the background to scale with the rest of the image?" The answer is yes. That's why I'm saying his art isn't bad, it just isn't to your liking. Rob Liefeld isn't a bad artist because his style is too 90's, he's a bad artist because he ignores human anatomy and scale. You see what I'm getting at? We all have artist we don't like. I typically avoid Greg Tochini. I find his work to be muddy, but I can see his execution and technique are good. Doesn't mean I have to like it, but it also doesn't mean the art is bad.

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@longbowhunter: Fair enough. I myself am not trying to dissect art down to those minuscule details. I really could care less. Maybe I am simplistic but I just go by how the art affects my eyes. Admittedly I am very rigid in the style that i like. Whether it is pleasing or not is all that matters to me in determining whether art is good. However, even taking your points into account it is still subjective. If a person had a style that ignored all the things you just stated makes bad art, some people would like it regardless and say it is 'unique' and has 'it's own style' and your opinion would differ to theirs all the same. Full disclosure my kind of artists are guys like Ivan Reis, Doug Mahnke, Andy Kubert and Carlos Pacheco just to name a few.

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@ultron345: Most people just like what they like, and that's fine. I like to know why I like or don't like something, so I analyze it and pick it apart. And you are absolutely right about an artist disregarding basic design principles and still finding an audience. I'm sure it happens more frequently than I'm even aware. BTW, I can tell you don't have bad taste in art. I love all artists too. I have a Green Arrow bust based on Pacheco and I've loved Doug Mahnke since the Mask.

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@longbowhunter: Don't get me wrong. I am capable of vocalizing what I like about the art that I like if I had to. It's usually has very clean lines, realistic proportions and has great detail. I just don't pick it apart to the level that you do. I just don't love all artists and try to appreciate something that just doesn't look good to me. Respect though.

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Origin II has been awesome so far.