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Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d you all get? What’d you enjoy? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below. While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Comichron – Marvel has top advance reordered comic, hardcover, softcover; Black Panther climbs chart – For those that enjoy the horse race.

ComicBook – Chadwick Boseman Paid For A ‘Black Panther’ Screening For Underprivileged Youth – So fantastic to see this happening all over.

IGN – Unfinished TMNT Comic Is Finally Getting an Ending – Cool this is happening.

 

Reviews

Comic Book – Aquaman #33

Comics Bulletin – Bingo Love

Comic Book – Descender #27

Comic Book – Doctor Strange: Damnation #1

Newsarama – Punk is Not Dead #1

Sequart – Zegas

Review: Zegas

The most interesting thing about growing up with siblings, is no one knows you better. They know what gets under your skin, what aggravates you and what makes you happy. When you are children, you tend to push each other buttons and more than a few times, get each other in trouble. As you get older, some of those same feelings remain but most mature.

Out of all my relationships, my relationship with my sister, is probably one of the closest I have in my life. This is true for most of my family and some of my friends, as that bond is like nothing else. That’s why when I used to watch Super Friends, growing up, and I saw the Wonder Twins, it always felt like that was me and her. That same bond is what I felt throughout, when I read Zegas, about a pair of adult siblings living together.

In the first story, “Birthday,” we meet Boston and Emily Zegas, as the readers get a front seat to just complicated their relationship is, where they both love each other but can get on each other’s nerves. In one of the more esoteric stories, “Cactus,” Emily accidentally steps on a cactus plant Boston is growing, which leads to an otherworldly effect happening to the plant. In “Plum,” Boston gets an adverse food allergy, and must use alternative means to get rid of it. By book’s end, each story highlights a master at work, as Fiffe, as the way he weaves narratives, is what makes his work since, so superior to his contemporaries.

Overall, an interesting set of stories, which show how cinematic the creator’s view of the character is. The stories by Michel Fiffe are humorous, uncanny, and stirring. The art by Fiffe differs from story to story, although he uses mostly the same characters, he changes his perception based on the story. Altogether, a gritty collection, which challenges the set boundaries of visual storytelling   and proves that some of the best stories are told outside of the box.

Story: Michel Fiffe Art: Michel Fiffe
Story: 8.8 Art: 8.6 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Batman: Creature of the Night #1 (DC Comics) – Kurt Busiek and John Paul Leon unite for a spiritual companion to Superman: Secret Identity. Busiek writing Batman, yes please!

Catalyst Prime: Kino #1 (Lion Forge Comics) – A new entry in Lion Forge’s impressive new world. Anything the release is worth checking out and has us excited!

Chasing Hitler #1 (Red 5 Comics) – From the mind of a high school senior, the niece of Jai Nitz. The creator and concept of Hitler surviving and being chased down has us intrigued.

Dark Ark #3 (AfterShock) – Have you read the first two issues? This mash-up of horror and Biblical concepts is a fascinating and fun read.

Darkhawk #51 (Marvel) – We’re always interested in seeing what Marvel is doing with these one-shots and revisiting some classic characters and stories.

Eternity #2 (Valiant) – Is another classic in the making too hogh a bar?

Giantkillers #0 (IDW Publishing/Ominous Press) – Bart Sears and Ron Marz are continuing to kick off their new world and we want to see what it’s all about.

Interceptor Vol. 2 Reactor #1 (Vault Comics) – Donny Cates is writing it and that’s all we need to know about this return into the world of vampire warfare.

John Wick #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – If you’ve seen the two movies you know why we’re excited for this.

Mystik U #1 (DC Comics) – It’s Harry Potter meets Gotham Academy with DC’s mystical characters. We’re onboard to see where this goes.

Splatoon Vol. 1 (VIZ Media) – The popular video game in manga form!

Star Trek Discovery #1 (IDW Publishing) – The show has been fantastic so we’re expect the same with these comics.

Star Wars Comics (Marvel and IDW Publishing) – There’s four different Star Wars comics from two publishers and we’re excited for them all.

Sword of Ages #1 (IDW Publishing) – Gabriel Rodriguez, the writer/artist/Locke & Key co-creator does fantasy. Yes please!

Zegas GN (Fantagraphics) – Michel Fiffe of Copra awesomeness. That alone should get you interested in this.

Brooklyn Cartoonists Make Baltimore Comic-Con Debuts!

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Brooklyn Cartoonists Make Baltimore Comic-Con Debuts!

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – August 4, 2011 – Be sure to swing by Harvey Award-nominated, Dean Haspiel’s booth at Baltimore Comic-Con for a slew of Brooklyn cartoonist debuts.

Zegas coverZegas #1 marks the debut of the print-exclusive comic series by Michel Fiffe, the architect behind Twisted Savage Dragon Funnies. Follow the neorealist surrealism of Zegas #1 in its full color, kaleidoscopic glory. With 32 pages of all new material, this limited edition premiere features the cast that originally appeared in IDW’s Act-i-vate Primer and MTV Geek. http://michelfiffe.com.

Actress/artist, Natalie Kim, will be launching SuperTwins!, a comedic web-series about fraternal superheroes in NYC who find their Superhero Medallion suddenly revoked and they have to recapture the magic that made them famous in the first place. http://www.supertwins.tv/.

New York Times best-selling children’s illustrator/author, George O’Connor, will be signing his latest release: Book 3 of Olympians; Hera: The Goddessand Her Glory. http://www.olympiansrule.com/.

Fashion designer/cartoonist, Kat Roberts, will debut, YOU ARE ALWAYS ON MY MIND #1, a new collection of vignettes led by the personal recollection of a quasi-religious childhood encounter with Jim Morrison. http://www.act-i-vate.com/creators?id=48.

Actor/Author, Chris Miskiewicz, will be hawking his ACT-I-VATE webcomic, EVERYWHERE: http://www.act-i-vate.com/120-1.comic.

A complete list of confirmed guests for this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con can be found here.

Save the Date! Baltimore Comic-Con 2012!

That’s right! Mark your calendars now for next year’s Baltimore Comic-Con, which will take place the weekend of September 8-9, 2012 at the Baltimore Convention Center, and we’ll see YOU in Baltimore!

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Simply change your social network (Facebook, Twitter, blog, etc.) avatar pictures to the “See You in Baltimore!” image and let the world know you’re attending the show!

In coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found at our website, Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace pages.

This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 20-21, 2011. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, August 21st.

About The Baltimore Comic-Con

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 12th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 20-21, 2011. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 6 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.