WEEKLY COMIC PICKS [5.21.14]

Vagina! Butthole! Cats! THIS EPISODE HAS IT ALL! This week we review Original Sin #2, The Amazing Spider-Man #2, and Saga #19.

Check it out below:

Still working out the kinks in this new weekly series, so feel free to let us know what you think in the comments. Also let us know what you’re reading! We’re always looking for new stuff and we’d like to do a Viewer’s Pick segment in future episodes.

If you haven’t read the amazingness that is Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’s Saga, pick up the first three trades with the links below. It also helps us out so we can keep doing these videos.

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If you’re looking for some new comics to read, check out this video of me rambling about some stuff I read this week. Original Sin #1 takes the third spot this week (I liked issue #0 way more), the debut issue of the creepy serial killer crime thriller Nailbiter takes second, and Rat Queens #6 takes the number one spot for my top pick of the week.
Check out the video below.

Seriously, if you aren’t reading Rat Queens, you need to handle that business, like, forever ago. Go get the Sass and Sorcery trade paperback for mad cheap to catch up. It collects issues 1-5. I described it as Your Highness meets Girls in the video, but that’s probably way off. It’s way more fun than either of those two.
I’d love to hear what you dudes and dudettes are reading in the comments section. And I mean the REAL comments section of this post, none of that reblog crap where you comment after the blockquotes. Interaction, people!

WEEKLY COMICS PICKS - 5.7.2014

If you’re looking for some new comics to read, check out this video of me rambling about some stuff I read this week. Original Sin #1 takes the third spot this week (I liked issue #0 way more), the debut issue of the creepy serial killer crime thriller Nailbiter takes second, and Rat Queens #6 takes the number one spot for my top pick of the week.

Check out the video below.

Seriously, if you aren’t reading Rat Queens, you need to handle that business, like, forever ago. Go get the Sass and Sorcery trade paperback for mad cheap to catch up. It collects issues 1-5. I described it as Your Highness meets Girls in the video, but that’s probably way off. It’s way more fun than either of those two.

I’d love to hear what you dudes and dudettes are reading in the comments section. And I mean the REAL comments section of this post, none of that reblog crap where you comment after the blockquotes. Interaction, people!

Saga Wins 2013 Hugo Award
Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Perhaps the greatest comic book to come out in the last five years or so, Saga has been grabbing all sorts of nominations and awards all over. After winning three Eisner Awards (Best Continuing Series, Best New Series, and Best Writer) this year alone, the title has received a Hugo Award over this past weekend in San Antonio, Texas, presented at LoneStarCon 3.
The Hugo Awards were created in 1955 by the World Science Fiction Society and aim to recognize the best in science fiction and fantasy. Saga won that award this year for the Best Graphic Story category. 
It beat out other nominees:
Grandville Bête Noire, by Bryan Talbot 
Locke & Key, Vol. 5: Clockworks, by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez 
Schlock Mercenary: Random Access Memorabilia, by Howard Tayler and Travis Walton
Saucer Country, Vo. 1: Run, by Paul Cornell, Ryan Kelly, Jimmy Broxton and Goran Sudžuka
Congrats to Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples on the incredible win.

Saga Wins 2013 Hugo Award

Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Perhaps the greatest comic book to come out in the last five years or so, Saga has been grabbing all sorts of nominations and awards all over. After winning three Eisner Awards (Best Continuing Series, Best New Series, and Best Writer) this year alone, the title has received a Hugo Award over this past weekend in San Antonio, Texas, presented at LoneStarCon 3.

The Hugo Awards were created in 1955 by the World Science Fiction Society and aim to recognize the best in science fiction and fantasy. Saga won that award this year for the Best Graphic Story category.

It beat out other nominees:

  • Grandville Bête Noire, by Bryan Talbot
  • Locke & Key, Vol. 5: Clockworks, by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
  • Schlock Mercenary: Random Access Memorabilia, by Howard Tayler and Travis Walton
  • Saucer Country, Vo. 1: Run, by Paul Cornell, Ryan Kelly, Jimmy Broxton and Goran Sudžuka


Congrats to Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples on the incredible win.

1 Comic You Should Be Reading in 2013
I’m not going to bullshit you here. I was originally planning on doing a numbered list on comics you should be reading in 2013. I was going to list a number of comics (people love reading list articles that aren’t listed in intervals of five or two nowadays, so it probably would’ve been 13 comics) I’m currently enjoying that I can wholeheartedly agree with recommending to complete strangers and friends alike, but I honestly can’t do that. To get the most bang out of your comic bucks from DC/Marvel, you’d need to subscribe or read alongside a handful of other titles to get the full effect of certain titles, and I can’t recommend reading certain comics that will take huge chunks out of your wallet at a time.
But I can recommend the fuck out of one thing for sure.People, listen closely. Read the shit out of Saga. It’s really fucking good.
This goes for anyone who isn’t into comic books, but would like to join in on reading a title. For those of you who regularly read comics and avoid this title, stop being a little shit and just buy the recent trade and catch up. For those skeptical, try it. You’ll like it. Honest.
This comic book was created by Brian K. Vaughan, the genius behind the Y: The Last Man series. Art and some co-ideas are handled by Fiona Staples, who beautifully draws each issue. And the entire thing is great so far. It’s described by Image comics as Star Wars action meets Game of Thrones drama, while I will simply claim it’s a new phenomenal title for the space-fantasy genre, and it demands to be read. Saga is epic, expansive, surreal, and fresh — it’s something brand new that comic books have been needing for a while now. 
Really though, the first six issues are out right now on store shelves and collected as one trade paperback book. If you’re looking for a jump into comic books, look for further. This is something you can ride with and look forward to through 2013.
Check it: More comics related posts on AlbotasBuy it: Saga, Volume 1 [Paperback]

1 Comic You Should Be Reading in 2013

I’m not going to bullshit you here. I was originally planning on doing a numbered list on comics you should be reading in 2013. I was going to list a number of comics (people love reading list articles that aren’t listed in intervals of five or two nowadays, so it probably would’ve been 13 comics) I’m currently enjoying that I can wholeheartedly agree with recommending to complete strangers and friends alike, but I honestly can’t do that. To get the most bang out of your comic bucks from DC/Marvel, you’d need to subscribe or read alongside a handful of other titles to get the full effect of certain titles, and I can’t recommend reading certain comics that will take huge chunks out of your wallet at a time.

But I can recommend the fuck out of one thing for sure.People, listen closely. Read the shit out of Saga. It’s really fucking good.

This goes for anyone who isn’t into comic books, but would like to join in on reading a title. For those of you who regularly read comics and avoid this title, stop being a little shit and just buy the recent trade and catch up. For those skeptical, try it. You’ll like it. Honest.

This comic book was created by Brian K. Vaughan, the genius behind the Y: The Last Man series. Art and some co-ideas are handled by Fiona Staples, who beautifully draws each issue. And the entire thing is great so far. It’s described by Image comics as Star Wars action meets Game of Thrones drama, while I will simply claim it’s a new phenomenal title for the space-fantasy genre, and it demands to be read. Saga is epic, expansive, surreal, and fresh — it’s something brand new that comic books have been needing for a while now. 

Really though, the first six issues are out right now on store shelves and collected as one trade paperback book. If you’re looking for a jump into comic books, look for further. This is something you can ride with and look forward to through 2013.

Check it: More comics related posts on Albotas
Buy it: Saga, Volume 1 [Paperback]
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[Comic Book Cover Of Radness] Viking: The Long Cold Fire.
This is the cover for Viking, Vol. 1: The Long Cold Fire and it’s kind of boner magic for comic and graphic design nerds. The monochromatic drawing of a viking about to fuck some shit up by Nic Klein sits perfectly on a bright yellow background with plenty of negative space for all the minimalists out there, then there’s the random-yet-obviously intentional blue shards near the logo. Top it off with plenty of splatters and a touch of halftones (which are totally “in” btw) and blam! Sexy, gooey, graphic design lust in comic cover form.
All comic covers should be this good.
Viking, Vol. 1: The Long Cold Fire drops December 8th from Image Comics.
[Via Fanboy]

[Comic Book Cover Of Radness] Viking: The Long Cold Fire.

This is the cover for Viking, Vol. 1: The Long Cold Fire and it’s kind of boner magic for comic and graphic design nerds. The monochromatic drawing of a viking about to fuck some shit up by Nic Klein sits perfectly on a bright yellow background with plenty of negative space for all the minimalists out there, then there’s the random-yet-obviously intentional blue shards near the logo. Top it off with plenty of splatters and a touch of halftones (which are totally “in” btw) and blam! Sexy, gooey, graphic design lust in comic cover form.

All comic covers should be this good.

Viking, Vol. 1: The Long Cold Fire drops December 8th from Image Comics.

[Via Fanboy]

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