July 2017 Previews Spotlight

I spotlight some comics from the July 2017 Previews catalog.

Podcast 121: The Hipster Beard

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I often read James Blundell’s comic book blog, A Comic Book Addict!!, and in May 2017 he posted “So I Wrote a Comic“. He described the process by which he and artist Ayoade Abobarin created a four-page comic titled “The Hipster Beard”. I wanted to know more, so I invited James and Ayoade to talk about their experience.

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Ayoade Abobarin

James Blundell

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Free Comic Book Day! #FCBD

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Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May each year – when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores.
*Check with your local comic book shop for their participation and rules.

— Taken from http://www.freecomicbookday.com/

Store locator: http://www.freecomicbookday.com/storelocator

Please remember to support your local comic book shop and buy some things. Also, take your kids, your nieces, nephews, grandchildren, the young at heart, and show them the joy that comic books can bring to their lives.

Special Episode Spotlighting PIX by Gregg Schigiel

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In cooperation with George of the George and Tony Entertainment Show, I am republishing my review of Gregg Schigiel’s PIX: One Weirdest Weekend, along with George’s discussion with Mr. Schigiel about how Image Comics is now publishing the first volume and soon the second, PIX: Too Super for School! Be sure to order PIX volume 1 from Image Comics (DEC160764) before the January 30 final order cut-off, and preorder volume 2 from the March Previews catalog. I highly recommend this great comic!

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The Rise and Fall of Axiom

The Rise and Fall of Axiom is by Mark Waid (writer), Ed Benes (penciler), Dinei Ribeiro (colorist), Dezi Sienty (letterer), Nicolas Sienty (pre-press and production), John J. Hill (book and logo designer), Greg Tumbarello (editor), and created by Thomas Tull.

I saw this book in Previews some months back, but I hadn’t heard about it before then, which was a bit odd to me because I try to keep an eye and ear out for anything that Mark Waid does. Given that he was writing it, and despite the fact that Ed Benes was doing the art, I took a chance and ordered the book blind (meaning that I did not research what it was about). I thought the worst it could be is a rip off of Waid’s own Irredeemable (which is what I was reminded of when I read the solicitation text), but I hoped it would be more. I was wrong (spoilers commencing).

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