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TK 63: The List (Part Six)

John, Alex, and Migs tell you more about their favorite books in this sixth installment of TK’s Top 100 Comics.  Other topics covered include Black Swan, masturbation… and masturbating swans.


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In this episode:

100 Bullets
Hellboy: Seed of Destruction
Blankets
Batman: Year One
Lee and Kirby’s Fantastic Four
Byrne’s Man of Steel
Windsor-Smith’s Weapon X
Ultimate Spider-Man
Fables
Black Hole

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TK 58: The List (Part One)

John, Migs, and Alex brave a rainstorm to bring you a special episode of Tres Komikeros.  THE LIST is our compilation of 100 comic recommendations we think you guys should read.  Now.  And in this initial installment, we bring you the first ten items.


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Cover of the Week!

Cover of the Week is a presentation of the best cover from last week’s comic book releases, based on the art, design, and overall good looks.

This week we have Jurassic Park Redemption #1 by Frank Miller

WAIT WHAT?
JURASSIC PARK?!
YES THAT’S RIGHT!
JURASSIC PARK
!

I’ve always said that Batman books usually have great covers. This week saw an army of good Batman covers. We have Return of Bruce Wayne, Detective Comics, and Streets of Gotham featuring awesome Batman art. I would have easily chosen any of the Batman books to be the cover of the week, but this week belongs to DINOSAURS!

Let me ask you, when was the last time you saw a Dinosaur in a comicbook cover? Ok, and when was the last time you saw a dinosauar in a comicbook cover eating a person?! And when was the last time you saw a dinosaur in a comicbook cover, eating a person, and drawn by Frank Miller!

Sure, a lot of people hate Frank Miller for his All Star Batman & Robin stint (and his newly Hollywood showbiz “sellout” status), and not that many people like his art style. But you can never deny the awesomeness of a freaking DINOSAUR!

Design-wise, the near-blank background efficiently contrasts the detailed T-rex drawing. The logo is also unconveniently placed on the bottom-right (compared to normal top-banner logos), guiding the reader to look at the logo after viewing the main image. Sort of a diagonal directional composition technique. Subtle yet effective.

Now, i’m not justifying my pick with all that technical giberrish design fag talk. I mainly picked this because of the fact that dinosaurs are awesome, and nobody can deny their awesomeness!

EVEN BATMAN KEEPS A DINOSAUR IN HIS BATCAVE! THAT’S HOW AWESOME DINOS ARE!

Tres Komikeros 36

With Alex and EJ busy with the Christmas rush, John and Migs set up a table for two and review Captain America: Reborn #5, Incorruptible #1, and Brave and Bold #30.  After a round of quick shots, the boys discuss Bryan Singer back on the X-men franchise and talk about news regarding the 300 sequel.  They end the show with their ideas for inter-company superhero team-ups.  Look out, JMS!


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