Thee Comic Column #75: Larime Taylor’s A Voice in the Dark

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Have you ever had an experience that completely humbled you? Probably. We all get them from time to time, the dividing line being between those who pay attention to these occurrences and try to integrate them into their lives as a source of betterment, and those who simply shirk them off, preferring to leave their lives unchanged. I for one try to pay attention, and I will tell you now that earlier today when I set out to do a little research for this week’s column I had one of those experiences, quite unexpectedly. Here all I set out to do was tell you about a new comic called A Voice in the Dark that I am absolutely CRAZY about when I encountered the story of a man that inspired me in ways I cannot even begin to describe. The man’s name is Larime Taylor and he is the creator/writer/artist/letterer of A Voice in The Dark.

Thee Comic Column #70: Rick Remender & Wes Craig’s Deadly Class

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Thee Comic Column #65: The Return of Stray Bullets!

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Last week before the bad news pertaining to one of my favorite books there was some good news. No, scratch that, there was some AMAZING news! David Lapham’s Stray Bullets, formerly published by his own independent El Capitan, is returning after a nine year (NINE YEARS?!?) hiatus and one of the most heart-wrenching cliffhangers since… well, since Twin Peaks season two’s final episode. And in returning, Stray Bullets has been picked up by Image Comics! So before you go any further reading this go to the series’ Image page HERE where the first four issues are FREE! After that you’ll be hooked and 5-40 are available digitally for $1.99 each. Or, if you’re like me and would rather hold the book in your hand after you see how great it is just wait – if you can – until March 12th when 1-41 are collected in the Stray Bullets Uber Allies Edition – which I believe will be priced at a mere $60 for all those great comics!

Thee Comic Column #47: Rucka, Lark & Arcas’ LAZARUS

Lazarus_1In last week’s column I talked about Boom! Studio’s Day Men, a book that is based around the idea of multiple Vampire families and how they co-exist in the world at large. This week’s topic is another book that has the concept of family at its core. Lazarus is written by Greg Rucka, drawn and lettered by Michael Lark and colored by Santi Arcas. It is published by Image Comics and it hit the stands a few weeks back with one of the best first issues I’ve seen in a while.

Thee Comic Column #39: East of West

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About two months ago my favorite music blog heavenisanincubator added a post about Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta’s new comic East of West, published by Image Comics. I’d not heard of the book until then, and knowing what good taste the ol’ Incubator has in music and comics (he’d previously blogged about how much he loved Saga, so there you go) I jotted down a little note and tucked it into the folds of my memory for the next time I went to my local comic shop, The Comic Bug. Unfortunately I was not the only one with this idea because when I did make it in to the Bug next I learned that the debut issue sold out rather quickly. Oh well, Image is great for second, third and beyond printings, so I’d just have to wait.

Thee Comic Column #20: Witch Doctor Mal Practice

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Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner’s first Witch Doctor series, published by Image Comics’ Skybound imprint, was one of my favorite new series in 2012. Combining medical drama with a real grindhouse feel (think House M.D. meets Evil Dead and you’ll be in the ballpark) Dr. Vincent Morrow, Occult Physician, cuts a swathe through a gaggle of demonic entities, baby-abducting Faeries, Fish People and an otherwise odd assortment of psychic and spiritual parasites. There’s a big-picture arc going on behind the scenes as well, one that loosely ties Witch Doctor into the writings of early twentieth century horror author H.P.Lovecraft, only here it’s done in a way that uses Lovecraft’s beloved Olde Ones mythos to bolster the creators’ own original Universe, rather than just telling stories within the already established (and overpopulated) toybox Lovecraft bequeathed to us almost a century ago .

Thee Comic Column #19: Luther Strode Returns

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2012’s The Strange Talent of Luther Strode was one of my favorite new mini series in a year filled with fantastic mini series brought to the light of day by Robert Kirkman and the good people at Image Comics. Last month Luther Strode returned in a new series that picks up five years after the events of the last book and sees Mr. Strode in a very bloody state of affairs. It is just as awesome and violent and bloody and awesome and violent as the last series and thus far, after only two issues, promises some juicy revelations into the world of Luther Strode.

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