Posts Tagged ‘ Image Comics ’

New Comic Reviews: Sex Criminals, Numbercruncher

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September 28, 2013
New Comic Reviews: Sex Criminals, Numbercruncher

I love comic books.  I love the medium, I love the format, I love the potential inherent in words and pictures, of stories bound only by the creators’ imagination.  And right now seems to be a particularly good time for comics, with an absurdly diverse slate of titles on the stands – I go...
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Hip-Hop Comics: Jim Mahfood part one (Los Angeles Ink Stains and various early works)

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May 28, 2013
Hip-Hop Comics: Jim Mahfood part one (Los Angeles Ink Stains and various early works)

My first exposure to Jim Mahfood’s work was a single-page story in The Song Of Mykal, an anniversary comic published by one of my favorite comic shops (Atlantic Fantasyworld, in Santa Cruz, California).  The strip followed a heroic pooch named Smoke Dog as he saved an undersea kingdom by besting a demon in a breakdancing...
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Depth Of Field presents “Comics And Pop Music” at C2E2 2013!

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April 14, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Comics And Pop Music” panel presentation at C2E2, Saturday, April 27th. Depth Of Field Magazine brings together comic creators and industry professionals to discuss their work combining the worlds of music and comic books On Saturday, April 27th, at 3:15pm, Depth Of Field Magazine is proud to present Comics And Pop...
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Impressions of Free Comic Book Day 2012

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May 14, 2012
Impressions of Free Comic Book Day 2012

Free Comic Book Day is a day when comic shops across America (and the world) give away special edition comics from a variety of publishers.  It falls on the first Saturday of May, and serves as both a promotional opportunity for retailers, and a holiday celebrating the medium of comics.  Over the eleven years...
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Pop Music Comics: Twenty-Seven, Second Set

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April 10, 2012
Pop Music Comics: Twenty-Seven, Second Set

The second story arc of 27 picks up a few months after the close of the first series. The fallen rock star William Garland is learning to live with the mysterious device that turned his life upside-down, and deal with the demons (both figurative and literal) that have plagued him.  He’s struggling to rehabilitate...
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Comic Review: Alpha Girl #2 (Image Comics, 2012)

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April 7, 2012
Comic Review: Alpha Girl #2 (Image Comics, 2012)

The second installment of this new Image series continues in the same maniacal spirit as issue #1, as authors Jean-Paul Bonjour and Jeff Roenning keep the story moving at a furious pace. This issue is largely spent establishing the scenario and raising the stakes: glimpses of a world beset by zombies, intercut with the...
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Image Comics In Review: The Manhattan Projects, The Strange Talent Of Luther Strode, Xenoholics, Butcher Baker The Righteous Maker

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March 31, 2012
Image Comics In Review: The Manhattan Projects, The Strange Talent Of Luther Strode, Xenoholics, Butcher Baker The Righteous Maker

Following up on last week’s reviews, here’s another batch of Image comics you should be reading. These ones are all geared toward older audiences (lots of mature themes, not much family-friendly material), so they’re not really suitable for puritanical killjoys or impressionable minds… But they’re great examples of the variety that Image (and the...
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Image Comics In Review: Peter Panzerfaust, No Place Like Home, Gladstone’s School For World Conquerors, Alpha Girl, Li’l Depressed Boy, Last Of The Greats

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March 19, 2012
Image Comics In Review: Peter Panzerfaust, No Place Like Home, Gladstone’s School For World Conquerors, Alpha Girl, Li’l Depressed Boy, Last Of The Greats

Image Comics is on a serious winning streak right now, with a catalog that boasts a wild variety of titles, each strange and unique and totally different that all the others. You see, Image operates as a forum for creator-owned properties. It’s a company that handles marketing and publishing duties, but leaves the rights...
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Comic Review: Doc Bizarre, M.D. (Image Comics, 2011)

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December 7, 2011
Comic Review: Doc Bizarre, M.D. (Image Comics, 2011)

Doc Bizarre, M.D. is the latest transmission from the twisted mind of Joe Casey (acclaimed author of Gødland, Automatic Kafka, The Intimates, Butcher Baker the Righteous Maker, and other strange and wonderful comics). It tells the story of the eponymous Doctor, medical specialist to the world of the ghoulish and paranormal.  He and his...
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Comic Review: Screamland (Image Comics, 2011)

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November 18, 2011
Comic Review: Screamland (Image Comics, 2011)

Monsters are real.  That’s made clear within the first couple pages of this series.  Those old-time film boogiemen, they weren’t imaginary.  They starred in those movies, playing the roles that were written for them.  And now that they’ve gotten old, been replaced by digital effects, and are having trouble making ends meet, they survive...
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