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A Walk Through Hell by Garth Ennis and Goran Sudžuka

A review of issues one through five of the comic book series.

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Premio Sofa Single & Double Seater to Compliment Your Workplace

Premio Sofa single and two seater is the most popular sofa. It is really attractive something you should seriously consider getting for…

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Original linkOriginal author: Donald Well Wisher

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Gilbert by Stephen Maurice Graham

Rejected by a potential employer, Gilbert finds it hard to understand why he wasn’t the perfect candidate.

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Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel (or Mar-Vell) was a comic series and character created in the 60s by Stan Lee and Gene Colan. Captain Marvel was what earthlings deemed to be an alien, one of the Kree to be exact. Captain Marvel was actually sent to Earth by the Kree as a military officer in order to spy on Earth. Mar-vell is caught in between two worlds and eventually aids on the side of Earth and her people. The Kree claimed Mar-Vell to be a traitor and so he went on the fight for and protect Earth.

This comic has recently been made into a movie and is set to come out next month. On top of this new movie, Captain Marvel was actually rebooted/ revamped not too long ago. In both the new comic and movie, the character of Captain Marvel was turned into a female, and I do believe the origin stories are similar (excluding the movie) I think a lot seems to be fairly different.

This redone series may serve as a clinamen to that of the original. It seems to be fairly consistent with the first series, however, at least in the case with the movie, it is unclear how the origin story fits in and what Captain Marvel will fit into this new scene in the current Marvel Universe. She is still seen as (from what has been given to viewers) a Kree but how she arrived on Earth is unclear, and where she has been for the last 50 years is unclear as well. This Captain Marvel is named Carol Danvers and is based on the most recent version of the Captain Marvels (there has been many remakes and many different characters).

The swerve of this is given profundity because Carol is in need of discovering her own past, neither her nor the reader knows how she came to be about. By making this as such, for someone who has read past comics about this character may be frustrated but also intrigued with all the possibility that could be made from a new origin story. The story is improved upon because mystery is added to the equation with a ton of uncertainty of what is behind every door.

As creators of comics have changed over time so has the depiction of characters that Marvel makes. Whether that be for social reform, as a form of social justice or just for capitalistic measures as a means to produce more profit, Captain Marvel is an amazing character. The influence of such a powerful women changes the game for how people view superheroes in general, especially the upcoming generations. Such influence spreads far and wide, as does her humility and courage. Marvel’s biggest female superhero is about to hit the big stage and no one is ready for what is to come.

Original linkOriginal author: Jay T

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Air Jars

The tail straightened with ease. She replaced its bulbs, cleared its nose and emptied the soil from its mouth.

She grabbed a jar of compressed air off the shelf and blew the last of the dirt out of its head. She’d gotten over a hundred jars of compressed air when she visited the Air and Space Museum. It was a let-down.

There was nothing there.

Thanks to Warren for the $10 Patronage.

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Original linkOriginal author: Little Fears

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Singing…

You can follow my work on Instagram.

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Original linkOriginal author: Sim Mau

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Le Grand Voyage! (14)

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Original linkOriginal author: Sean Stephane Martin

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Captain Marvel is the Ultimate Strong, Independent Woman

Higher, Further, Faster.

As an avid Marvel fan, I am extremely hyped for the new Captain Marvel movie that will be released in early March. Not only am I excited for this being Marvel’s first female lead superhero film, but Captain Marvel has such an interesting origin story that I am curious how the studio is going to use this opportunity to retell it.

Originally the title of Captain Marvel was held by Mar-Vell — an alien warrior of the ancient Kree race — who wielded his cosmic powers in defense of the entire galaxy and his adopted homeworld, Earth. During an explosion, Mar-Vell’s DNA fused with his colleague’s, Carol Danvers, giving her superhuman powers. Mar-Vell eventually died of cancer surrounded by the Avengers.

Carol was an officer for the United States Air Force when her DNA was fused with Mar-Vell’s. She took on the name Ms. Marvel and fought alongside the Avengers and the X-Men. Throughout her history in comics she has taken on many names and acquired different powers. Most notably when she took on the name Binary and could draw on the power of a white hole to generate the power of a star, enabling her to both absorb energy and project it in photonic form. Her other powers include superhuman strength, endurance, stamina, physical durability, a limited precognitive “seventh sense” and a perfectly amalgamated human/Kree physiology that rendered her resistant to most toxins and poisons. Oh, and she can survive in space. In short, this character is EXTREMELY powerful.

Even though this character has been around for almost 50 years, it wasn’t until recently that she took on the mantle of Captain Marvel. In 2012, writer Kelly Sue DeConnick took the lead on the ongoing series for Danvers and pitched it as “Carol Danvers as Chuck Yeager. The series would contemplate what Captain Marvel’s legend means to Danvers, how she will wield it, and how the rest of the Marvel Universe reacts.”

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Work From Home Days: An Introvert’s Love Letter

Written while listening to: Anything “Real Estate” (go listen to them!), Bombay Bicycle Club, & The Decemberists.

I’ve been drawing a lot more recently, and while many of my comics are a way that I work through emotions, sometimes I just want to make a comic about a typical day! Last week, most of Chicago was hunkered down indoors during the Polar Vortex (aka introvert celebration week!), and my office shut down for two days, which meant two days of working from home! Personally, I love working from home. I work in a pretty social environment and I love my coworkers. But as someone who writes and plans posts all day and an introvert by nature, balancing talking and meetings and being creative all day can be pretty draining! So I love work from home days. I get to be in my fortress of solitude, recharge, get a LOT of extra work done, and get to knock out laundry and plant-watering between bouts of work, coffee, music, and quesadillas. So this is a little “silent” comic love letter to work from home days and the calm they bring!

Original linkOriginal author: Hi.Yes.Hello.

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Pommes pourries, Chapitre 3, première partie

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Original linkOriginal author: Guillaum Sans E

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Newsletter 35: I found out some things that night.

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Spiralbound newsletter, in which we embark on a journey to hell in an attempt to be reunited with our former lover. Wait no, sorry, that’s one of our stories this week! Read on to see if anything catches your eye…

Original linkOriginal author: Edith Zimmerman

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The Illustrated Interview: Jetti Allen

Every week (or so) on Spiralbound, we ask one of our featured artists: How do you make comics? This week we spoke (emailed) with Jetti Allen, most recently of “My Very Brief Career as an E-Scooter Charger.” (Check it out if you haven’t already! And see here for our full interview archive.)

So, Jetti, how do you make comics? (Text from Jetti, drawings by Edith Z.)

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How to have a cybersecure Valentine’s Day

Need a gift idea for your sweetie on Valentine’s Day? Here you go. 💘 🔐

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The public library is a meeting place for us all

I love my library. I found myself initially judging the many homeless people that would hang out too. Why should I? They have a right to be there. It’s not enough that they are unable to support themselves, we make it worse by shunning them. When I looked closer at myself , I realized I was feeling apart from so many others too. I was n0 better off and maybe I could learn something from my biases and my own weaknesses.

All art ©️andrew Ulanoff 2019

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A Religious Swerve in Sabrina the Teen Age Witch

Sabrina the Teen Age Witch Vol. 1 (1962)

Sabrina the Teen Age Witch was a popular sitcom in the 90’s, but it originated as a spin-off series produced by Archie Comics. The series has references to Riverdale and the classic characters Betty, Veronica, and Archie. It focuses, however, on the life of Sabrina Spellman who just can’t seem to find the balance between a high school social life and being a witch.

The series was recently revamped by artist Robert Hack and writer Roberto Aquirre-Sacasa. In this re-imagining of Sabrina the Teen Age Witch, the origin story of the character is elaborated in a darker tone. The religion of witchcraft is a major part of the story line in the new series, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, whereas in the original it was not so much the notion of witchcraft that was at play, but the fact that Sabrina was a witch in a regular high school.

The reboot of this series offers what is called a clinamen swerve to the original. The new series is consistent with the original in that it stills involves the town of Riverdale as well as the characters of Betty, Veronica, and Archie. It also still follows the plot that Sabrina is indeed a young witch trying to cope with her star-crossed mortal love and the world of witchcraft. The subject that allows for the swerve however, is in the new series’ focus on the practice of Wicca. In the series, the devil is described as the idol of worship for witches. Immediately the reader learns that Sabrina’s birth revolved around dark magic and a deal with Lucifer.

More is revealed about the religion of the witches as the series unfolds. Their house of worship is described, the rules and laws of the coven are described. Even the rituals and celebrations are depicted and described throughout the series via stories told by the aunts to Sabrina. The swerve here takes the original and gives it more depth and layers. By adding the constructs of the Wicca religion to the new series, a sense of reality or possibility is portrayed. In the original series, Sabrina as a witch is depicted as mythical and as a fairy tale. In contrast, the institution and idol of worship that is added to the new series makes the idea of Sabrina as a witch seem more believable because she has a sort of organized foundation.

To conclude the swerve presented in the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina takes the original series up a notch and pushes it in the direction of the strong poet. While Sabrina the Teen Age Witch is enjoyable and light-hearted, the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina brings sophistication and insight to the world that is witchcraft.

Original linkOriginal author: Jesse Rego

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About me

Publicado originalmente na Revista Plaf #2Arte: Brendda Maria

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Original linkOriginal author: Brendda Maria

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Sluts!

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Original linkOriginal author: Sean Stephane Martin

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Challenging yourself with classic literature

I finished reading Vladimir Nabokov’s classic work Lolita in a bid to broaden my horizons. I succeeded, at least partly as Lolita seems to have entrenched her hands into my head and I can’t seem to shake her. You see dear reader I’m not actually sure that I liked Lolita, is it the best written novel I’ve ever read unequivocally yes. But at this point a week has passed between finishing the novel and writing this article. I’m left with whether I liked it and if that even matters.

To give a brief history lesson on my own reading history. I’am an avid comic book fan, primarily DC. from wonder woman to justice league and even vertigo’s new Lucifer series. I’ve always liked comic books. I can still remember clear as day my mother getting me batman trades from the library. Reading something like Lolita is as you can imagine a little outside my comfort zone. Comics rarely tackle subject matter like pedophilia or if they do it’s not handled a mature way. It’s because of this history that Lolita hit me like a ton of bricks. In the next paragraph I’m going to go through the story of Lolita in a more general way, so beware of spoilers ahead.

Lolita starts with our protagonist Humbert mouthing the title characters name. From there he tells us of his youth and first encounters with nymphets. Before he moves to America and meets Lolita and after the untimely death of her mother the pair travel across country with a brief interlude at girls boarding school. This is where most of the novels famed or infamous erotica happens depending on your point of view. At this point Humbert becomes paranoid that they are being followed and the story spirals along with his growing paranoia. He is yet proven to be correct in the end when Lolita escapes with their mysterious stalker. The Novel then becomes a sort of cat and mouse tale with Humbert hunting for clues of Lolita’s whereabouts. The novel ends with Humbert receiving a letter from Lolita. It’s revealed that she was kicked out of her lovers home heart broken years before. She’s now married, pregnant and in need of money. Humbert of course gives it to her and also finds out who it was that she ran away with, the man who broke her heart. He then proceeds to meet with this man and murders him.

I left out a lot of details of the story of course as the challenge of this novel is more the details in the plot and the way Nabokov writes his prose than the plot bullet points I’ve given you. This book is exceptionally cruel with no character to root for outside of Lolita and she herself isn’t all that likable. So I’m sort of left with this cruel classic and how I feel about it, Because of my history with comics books I’m used to good versus evil. Heroes to root for, even in the more mature titles like dark knight returns, watchmen and sandman there’s someone that you like or root for.

Perhaps that is the challenge to Lolita for me then, to enjoy a story where I don’t care for any of the Characters but marvel at how their written. With that in mind I can say that while I didn’t particularly enjoy the process of reading Lolita. I did like the novel in the end, perhaps even loved it in all its cruel glory. I would also say that it doesn’t matter whether you like something like Lolita or not. The challenge of reading something like this is well worth it as Lolita has stuck itself to me in a way nothing ever has and that has merit. So dear reader I would like to issue you a challenge, broaden your horizons and read a piece of classic literature. the process of getting through it may be hard but it will be well worth it end.

Original linkOriginal author: Andrew M.

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Shazam: The Monster Society of Evil

Shazam: The Monster Society of Evil collects auteur Jeff Smith’s 2007 Captain Marvel story, putting the creator’s stamp on a well-known character while paying homage to its Golden Age roots.

Homeless orphan Billy Batson gets the surprise of his young life when a ride on a bizarre subway car brings him to the Rock of Eternity and the wizard Shazam. Gifting Billy with a magic word (also Shazam) that grants him an adult form and amazing powers, the wizard sends him back to Earth to do good. After Billy accidentally allows the alien Mr. Mind a foothold to invade Earth with a horde of gruesome creatures, and running afoul of the power-hungry Dr. Sivana, Billy finds his long-lost younger sister, allies with the heroic talking tiger Talky Tawny and learns to balance the two sides of himself as he finds a way to beat back Mr. Mind’s invasion and save the day.

Similar to the marketing blitz for that other Captain Marvel whose movie opens a few weeks before the forthcoming Shazam, The Monster Society of Evil is part of a rollout to make sure product is on the shelves for the cinematic outing. Fortunately, this collection spotlights a story many readers might have missed from a decade ago that’s worth rediscovering.

Smith, creator of the award-winning Bone, took a deliberately retro approach, both in writing and visuals, that gives the story a timeless feel. Styles from different eras were mixed and matched for maximum appeal, which allowed Smith to boil the Captain Marvel concept down to its primary components. He calibrated Billy and his sister Mary as young children, counter to the trend of recent decades of casting them as teens, which amped up the awe around them and, at least for Billy, provided more of a contrast to his heroic alter ego. Smith also worked the concept of Billy and Marvel being different aspects of one person, making them more like brothers in some regards, even as they slowly began to share consciousness. Mary became the epitome of the spunky younger sister.

Smith’s use of Captain Marvel’s best known villains was a smart move. Sivana and Mr. Mind have identifiable personas that Smith was able to play with effectively. He took more of a chance with Talky (né Tawky) Tawny, giving the character a mythological spin that made sense. The hallmark of the story was fun, with Smith taking a deliberately broad approach, spiced with humor and exaggerated emotions that gave the proceedings a light feel a lot of the time. But he didn’t shy away from the darker aspects; villains both human and other posed enough danger to make the story more a nostalgia trip for adult readers, as opposed to something geared toward an all ages audience.

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2019新春特別企劃:軍神之劍(中)

咳咳~什麼?已經是周日了?明天要開工上班了?設計圖比想像中拖到了更多的時間,主要試著上半段護手的四個爪子,上圖是動畫中的角度,下圖是公仔的設計,兩個設計上有些微的差異,從平面照片上我很努力抓角度和尺寸來重製,考慮到之後列印的方式,只能站立列印,所以要先抓站立點;接下來就是列印角度…

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Original linkOriginal author: Victor Lin

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