Friday, August 16, 2019

Cosplay Friday: Zatanna

Sometimes you just need a little magic in your life. Zatanna Zatara always fits that bill and it's especially true when she's brought to life by the amazingly talented Riddle. Fine work by a true cosplay legend!

You can check out a lot more great Cosplay pictures over on my Twitter. And while you are admiring some great cosplay here, don’t forget to check out some of the other great stuff from yours truly this week!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Coming Continuing Comics 7: Fiffe and Scioli 101

Every month I peruse the comic solicits to see what I want to add to my subscription list. Triple C takes a look at the superhero books that most stand out to me or I think are well worth a wider look by everyone. But I have to be honest, October's comic solicitations offer very few superhero books that really made me want to rush out and order new books. But I have two exceptions, and they just happen to be by two of my favorite independent writer/artists.

The big debut of the month is the return of Michel Fiffe's Copra now as an ongoing series from Image. Previously self-published (and distributed) by Fiffe, he is a one man wrecking crew on the book. He writes, draws, colors and letters each issue. I've read every issue in the collections from Bergen Street Press, but with the book now available through Diamond distribution, I look forward to reading the full monthly experience. I cannot recommend this book enough. Though it started as a riff on Suicide Squad, it long ago became an amazing beast in its own right, one well worth the price of admission.

Ed Piskor's X-Men: Grand Design has been the first X-comic I've had any interest in for years. Hickman's overly slick relaunch makes it look like that won't change any time soon. But while I often find myself bored by the current era of Marvel heroes, a great creator can often change everything. And with the Grand Design format moving to Fantastic Four now, I can think of few creators I want to see follow up Piskor more than Tom Scioli.

Known these days for Transformers vs. G.I. Joe and Go-Bots, I've been following Scioli since he was drawing the critically under-loved Godland. Now he's bringing his condensed, Kirby-influenced style to perhaps the finest of Kirby's Marvel co-creations. In two over-sized issues, Scioli will retell the history of the World's Greatest Comics Magazine, or at least the first 110 issues or so. Scioli has a true love for Kirby, so it should be interesting to finally see him let loose on Marvel's First Family.

That wraps another Triple C. Make sure to head to your local comic shops to update your pull list now!