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June 19, 2017 • Cee • Comics

Comic Firsts

Comic Firsts, a feature where I talk about the first issues of comics that I’ve bought, received, or borrowed. It’s all about first impressions, what I like or didn’t like about the issue, and whether I would keep reading it beyond the first issue.

Shirtless Bear-Fighter is exactly as ridiculous as it sounds. But it’s the kind of ridiculous that will have you laughing because of how absurd and weirdly mesmerizing the titular Shirtless Bear Fighter is.

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April 7, 2016 • Cee • Comics

from panel to panel

I love comics and graphic novels, so what do I do with that love? Well, I turn it into a new feature!

From Panel to Panel is a new feature where I talk about the awesome (and perhaps not-so awesome) comic books and graphic novels I’ve read. Basically, this will be me pushing them onto your laps. You’re welcome.

Holy, comics galore! This is what we’ve been waiting for—the time of the year when Image Comics announces a bunch of awesome new comics they’re going to publish in the next year. April 6th was that day! What an exciting morning!

In Seattle, Image Expo announced many awesome new comic series in Image Comic’s future. And guys, we may be waiting a while for these comics, but they need to be on your radar. There’s astral projectors, ballerina-spies, vigilantism, alien invasions to stop an Earth invasion, Black Monday and magic, and much more. 

GLITTERBOMB

WRITER: Jim Zub (Wayward)
ARTIST: Djibril Morissette-Phan
COLORIST: K. Michael Russell (Hack/Slash: Son of Samhain, Judge Dredd)
LETTERER: Marshall Dillon
TENTATIVE RELEASE DATE: Late Summer 2016

WHAT IS THIS ABOUT? Fame always comes with a price. For Farrah, the main character of Glitterbomb, she can’t get any film or TV roles due to her age, and because of whatever situations, she finds herself becoming “a conduit for supernatural forces when her entertainment career fails to take off.”1 It will explore fame culture and revenge. According to Zub, this actress “wants to tear this Hollywood system down, and she’s doing to do it in the most violent, horrific way possible.”2 (Get an exclusive look at the story and the art at AV Club.)

WHY I’M EXCITED ABOUT THIS: Love the art + fascinated by fame culture and how this comic will tackle it with supernatural elements.

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November 4, 2015 • Cee • Comics

Do “steampunk” and “Kaijus” peak your interest? If so, well, you can join me in flailing about an awesome comic that’s out on Wednesday— it’s called Monstress!

When I heard Monstress was announced back in January, I knew this was gonna be a comic I would absolutely love. You have women of color writing and illustrating; gorgeous art; monsters; all types of female characters who are tough and layered; and so much more. I was beyond excited when I saw a solicitation email about it. (Imagine a lot of disbelief gawking of the email and refreshing the page to make sure I wasn’t imagining it.)

Monstress is described as:

Set in an alternate 1900’s Asia, Monstress tells the story of a teenage girl who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power…a connection that will transform them both, and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers…

Your reaction reading that better be, “holy shit, I want to read this.”

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September 29, 2015 • Cee • Comics

from panel to panel

Everybody and their grandparents have read Saga, the comic by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples; it’s the most recommended and well-loved non-superhero comic ever, and it’s so well-deserved of all the praises and love. The question is: where do you go after reading Saga? What comics are similar that have rich world-building, diversity, and is on a realm of the supernatural?

I’m here to tell you about the books that were recommended to me after I had finished Saga and yearned for comics I would fall head over heels in love with. I’ve only included comics that have some similarities to Saga because if I didn’t, it would be a long, overwhelming list.  

Y: THE LAST MAN

y the last man

 

When you talk about Saga, you gotta talk about Brian K. Vaughan’s other well-known work, Y: The Last Man, okay?

It’s an epic saga about Yorick Brown, “the only human survivor of a planet-wide plague that instantly kills every mammal possessing a Y chromosome,” trying to find out why he’s the last man on Earth with his pet monkey, a geneticist, and a government agent.

This comic series, like Saga, gets a lot of praises, and even though I have yet to read this (which I desperately want to do), I believe it. You can’t go wrong if Brian K. Vaughan is at the helm.

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September 24, 2015 • Cee • Comics

from panel to panel

I love comics and graphic novels, so what do I do with that love? Well, I turn it into a new feature!

From Panel to Panel is a new feature where I talk about the awesome (and perhaps not-so awesome) comic books and graphic novels I’ve read. Basically, this will be me pushing them onto your laps. You’re welcome.

September is the month with lots of interesting (and hopefully kickass) comics/graphic novels! I’ve found so many that I want to add into my shopping cart!

Let’s talk about those September graphic novels I’m excited about (and you should too!). You’ll see ones about a lady killer, a comic book character with her own Netflix series, historical humor, a gay Jamaican cop, people seeking revenge, and so much more!

LADY KILLER

Lady KillerJosie Schuller is a picture-perfect homemaker, wife, and mother–but she’s also a ruthless, efficient killer! She’s balanced cheerful domestic bliss with coldly performed assassinations, but when Josie finds herself in the crosshairs, her American Dream life is in danger!

A brand-new original black comedy series that combines the wholesome imagery of early 1960s domestic bliss with a tightening web of murder, paranoia, and cold-blooded survival. 

Written by Joelle Jones and Jamie S. Rich, and illustrated by Joelle Jones. — Dark Horse Comics

Publication date: September 2, 2015 by Dark Horse Comics

Buy: LCBS · Amazon · Barnes & Noble · The Book Depository

Why I’m excited: Two words: Lady Killer. On the surface, Josie Schuller is your usual 1960s housewife, but underneath it all, she’s a coldblooded killer. How is that not exciting? It’s like Mr. and Mrs. Smith but with one person. I have so many questions like how and why did she start killing? I’m dying to know more about Josie Schuller. You’d want to too.

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September 4, 2015 • Cee • Comics

from panel to panel

I love comics and graphic novels, so what do I do with that love? Well, I turn it into a new feature!

From Panel to Panel is a new feature where I talk about the awesome (and perhaps not-so awesome) comic books and graphic novels I’ve read. Basically, this will be me pushing them onto your laps. You’re welcome.

Welcome to Copperhead, a grimy mining town on the edge of a backwater planet. Single mom Clara Bronson is the new sheriff, and on her first day she’ll have to contend with a resentful deputy, a shady mining tycoon, and a family of alien hillbillies. And did we mention the massacre?

You say, “Space Western,” and I say, “how high do I need to jump to get it? Because I love me some Space Westerns.”

Written by Jay Faerber, art by Scott Godlewski, and colors done by Ron Riley, the very first volume of Copperhead introduces you to Clara Bronson, a no-nonsense sheriff, who arrives in the mining town of Copperhead with her son, Zeke to make a fresh start. There, she has to deal with rowdy alien hillbillies, corruption, murders, creatures that live in the Badlands, her own prejudices, and so much more.

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