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GLAAD 2023 Comics Award Nominations Name More Than Just The Writer
Here are the 2023 nominations for outstanding comic book and outstanding graphic novel and they mention… everyone! Okay, almost everyone. GLAAD 2023 Comics Award Nominations Name More Than Just The Writer GLAAD 2023 Outstanding Comic Book I Hate This Place, by Kyle Starks, Artyom Topilin, Lee Loughridge, Pat Brosseau (Image Comics) Immortal X-Men, by Kieron Gillen, Lucas Werneck, Michele Bandini, David[...]
The Next Batman #1 Spoilers
The Next Batman #1 is published today, for DC Future State, with its lead feature story featuring this new Batman revisiting some very familiar tropes, courtesy of 12 Years A Slave screenwriter John Ridley, Doom Patrol artist Nick Derington, colours by Tamra Bonvillian and letters by Clayton Cowles. Credit: DC Whether that be from The Dark Knight[...]
Five Thoughts About Adventureman #1
I imagine somewhere in a Chicago suburb pulp fan John Siuntres laughed as he read it. The main character and bookseller Claire Connell wears hearing aids and one of the cool things Clayton Cowles does to simulate the character being hard of hearing is to blur out text, or in some cases, have the letters in[...]
Ludocrats #2 Review — Professionals At Work Here
To say he is "whimsical" would be like calling the Pacific Ocean "a puddle." He starts off the issue a drooling amnesiac riddled with more than a dozen syringe harpoons, fired from the guards of the Hyper-Pope. The cover of Ludocrats #2 published by Image Comics with the creative team of Kieron Gillen, Jim Rossignol, Jeff[...]
REVIEW: Die #10
(Image Comics, creative team: Kieron Gillen, Stephanie Hans, Clayton Cowles) The basic premise of a group of childhood friends sucked back into the magical and often deadly activities of their childhood is well-bolstered here by a story of struggle between two of their number Working together for a singular plan, everything hinges on the ability of[...]
X-Men: Bland Design – A Familiar Foe Returns in Astonishing X-Men #8
Time to check out Astonishing X-Men… Astonishing X-Men #8 Writer: Charles Soule Penciler: Paulo Siqueira Inkers: Walder Wong and Roberto Poggi Colorist: Edgar Delgado Letterer: Clayton Cowles Cover: Mike Deodato Jr and Frank Martin We're joining the storyline A Man Called X in progress here, which sees Professor Xavier return as a dashing young man, replacing Fantomex in Fantomex's body… sort of[...]
X-Men: Bland Design – All Good Things Must End, Like Generation X #87
We'll start with the saddest recap of the week… Generation X #87 (of 12) Writer: Christina Strain Artist: Amilcar Pinna Colorist: Felipe Sobreiro Letterer: Clayton Cowles Cover: The Dodsons The sad day has finally arrived After 12 issues and one legacy-number relaunch, Generation X's final issue is out One of the best X-books of the ResurrXion era, Generation X received a lot[...]
X-Men: Bland Design – Burn, Baby, Burn in Generation X #86 [Spoilers]
You can see read every X-Men: Bland Design column going back to the very beginning (which was last week) at this link. Next up is Generation X #86… Generation X #86 Writer: Christina Strain Artist: Amilcar Pinna Colorist: Felipe Sobreira Letterer: Clayton Cowles Damage: $3.99 Generation X #86 is the second part of the Survival of the Fittest storyline[...]
The Wicked + the Divine Christmas Annual #1
Oh, and if you are a fan of WicDiv, then you HAVE to get this issue. The Wicked + the Divine Christmas Annual #1 cover by Jamie McKelvie Okay, The Wicked + the Divine Christmas Annual #1 from Image Comics by Kieron Gillen, Kris Anka, Jen Bartel, Dee Cunniffe, Matt Wilson, Rachel Stott, Ludwig Olimba, Tamra Bonvillain,[...]
batman #36
[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Batman #36 from DC Comics by Tom King, Clay Mann, Seth Mann, Jordie Bellaire, and Clayton Cowles starts a new arc — one that actually makes for a fun jumping-on point for new readers, too. Exploring how Batman and Superman view their friendship, urged on with the news of Batman's engagement to Catwoman, the issue[...]
[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Thanos #13 from Marvel Comics by Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw, Antonio Fabela, and Clayton Cowles marks a new start for the series with a new creative team, taking the story in a new direction. Following on from the previous run and finding the Mad Titan on Chitauri Prime, the issue explores the secret fears of all[...]
[rwp-review-recap id="0"] The Wicked + The Divine #31 is a game changer. This issue has the next big events that really change the direction for the series, and it brings some shockers, believe you me. The Wicked + The Divine #31 cover by Jamie McKelvie, Matthew Wilson and Clayton Cowles What's especially wonderful here is these shockers are delivered[...]
From Strip To Script – She-Hulk #2
To that end, I ended up tackling this double-pager from She-Hulk Issue #2*, by the team of Clayton Cowles (letters), Javier Pulido (artist), Charles Soule (script), and Muntsa Vicente (colorist). *Harvey Dent much? Yeesh. PAGES THIRTEEN/FOURTEEN (EIGHT PANELS) P1 SHE-HULK strides through the shattered door as HELLCAT lands Two HOMELESS PEOPLE huddle next to the ruined door, cursing[...]