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I think, because Robert’s not allowed to cause too much trouble, that he and Liv should just compile a shit list of people in the village that they will fuck up in small ways.

Like Robert’s going to make sure that all of Finn’s comic subscriptions are cancelled and that he’s banned from the Travelling Man in Hotton.

And Liv is going to steal Doug’s phone and change the predictive text of common phrases to swear words so that he can’t actually use his phone anymore.

And then every night over dinner they share the stuff they’ve done and cheer each other up.

anonymous asked:

So I've only recently gotten into Spidertorch because I read Amazing Spiderman #680 so I went on TUmblr and read your fic and now I'm hooked. Do you have a list of MUST read comics for spidertorch shippers? That'd help me so much with my newfound obsession

I definitely do! Since we’re talking 50+ years worth of team-ups between two of Marvel’s biggest heroes, this is far from a definitive list - I mean, they literally meet in Amazing Spider-Man #1. Mostly I’m just highlighting my favorite issues. If anybody else would like to add onto it, please feel free!

Marvel 616

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Spidey Super Stories

While there were no outside ads in Spidey Super Stories, the back page was often used to promote subscriptions. Here Spidey and Easy Reader do the honors.

Art by John Romita; letters by Gaspar Saladino

You might have to do some cognitive back-flips to fully understand how X-Men ‘92 fits into Marvel’s current continuity, but why bother? The bottom line is this: The X-Men animated series that ran from ‘92 to ‘97 is arguably the most digestible meme the X-franchise ever produced, and now they’re back … again. So just chill out and enjoy it already.

Here’s the official word from @marvelentertainment​:

The X-Men of the 90s are back! Continuing from the hit Secret Wars series starring the X-Men of a more EXTREME decade. With Cassandra Nova defeated, the X-Men have taken in all the young mutants she had rounded up and are officially reopening the Xavier School for Gifted Children…but being responsible won’t stop them from having crazy adventures! Especially when Omega Red shows up with the (Formerly) Soviet Super Soldiers

While the path that gets us to X-Men ‘92 might be winding (start at Secret Wars, follow the road past the Ultimate Universe, take a left at Battleworld, and follow-through to Warzones) there’s something beautiful about how simple things are once you get there. This is not to say the script for X-Men ‘92 #1 penned by Chris Sims and Chad Bowers is simple – not at all – there’s drama, explosions, and even the introduction of a new(ish) kick-ass villain. What’s simple then, is not the storytelling, but the husk of continuity surrounding it. Just like the old animated series, X-Men ‘92 #1 seems intent on shedding the baggage of the past, kicking back, and having fun. Yes, this might mean that somewhere down the line cherished meta-arcs get reduced to pithy adventures, or that hyper-complex characters become nothing more than endearing sketches. But if Sims and Bowers stay on the team, I can live that.

Launching off the heels of volume zero, X-Men ‘92 #1 begins on the first day of classes as Hank McCoy assumes the role of Dean of Students for the newly populated Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters. Sims and Bowers are especially adept at launching stories, and issue #1 is no exception – the universe of X-Men ‘92 is quickly re-established, scaffolded with engaging dialogue and a panoramic opening that allows all our favorite characters to shine. It wouldn’t be a day at the mansion if an unexpected visitor didn’t crash through a window, of course, and time it’s Maverick’s turn, one of Wolverine’s old Weapon X compatriots. What follows is a tightly paced story full of Cold War references and ‘90s swagger. By the final pages you’re left looking forward to the drama ahead and a little fearful that the X-Men might have finally met their match – a perfect and satisfying place to be.

The art, by Alti Firmansyah, is spectacular, finding that perfect balance between cartoon goofy and hyper-realistic. His panel work is especially tight; I dare you to find unused space, or staging that looks anything but meticulously choreographed. Firmansyah particularly shines with the rendering of X-Men ‘92’s newest villain – dark, creepy, and stylishly rendered.

Overall, X-Men ‘92 #1 is a joy to read. Go grab this thing today.

Review by Max Delgado max@comiccartel.io ; Twitter: @LongBoxProject

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Kagerou Daze Manga - Chapter 44: Yobanashi Deceive IV

夜咄ディセイブIV

Comic GENE 6 issue (read right to left)
Manga by: Satou Mahiro
Original by: Jin (Shizen no Teki-P)
Character Designs by: Shidu, Wannyanpuu 

Disclaimer: Only the scanning of the pages belong to me.

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“From about three years ago…when I died.”

Comments: And we are officially up to date! ✧・゚: *✧・゚:* \(◕ヮ◕✿)/ *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ The next chapter will come out in Fall, so expect it to come out in either August or September!

Aaaah, finally the fandom can read/see where the manga is up to with the RAWs at least and can someday be translated (any messages relating to using this will have to wait until Friday when I am back btw), which I am so glad to do because at least I can do this much for the fandom, despite it being so quiet lately…that and I am glad I finished this before my holiday ended, before I have to finish my final semester. If I updated around that time with this much to scan, I would be slow again.

But! Anyway, I was wondering! Are anyone interested in me scanning other comics? I have Kagerou Daze and Nirvana to work on, but don’t mind throwing in one more. So far I have…

  • Forest of Drizzling Rain (Chapter 9 to the final chapter)
  • Mikagura School Suite (Chapter 17 to final chapter)
  • Shuuen no Shiori (Chapter 24 to final chapter)
  • Angel of Slaughter (all chapters to current)
  • Angel of Slaughter shorts (all chapter)

And since I’m away on the cruise trip till Friday, how about everyone decide what they would like through their reblogs? Tag in the manga you want me to scan next and I’ll tally up what everyone wants. Does that sound alright?

Oh, and of course that means Nirvana will have to be updated after I come back. This month’s subscription of Comic Gene is out but it hasn’t arrived yet. Also I’m planning to stream the Mekakucity Actors anime from the DVD I bought. Share some things, I guess.

I’ll make a post on that later, but enough rambling from me (sorry)! Let’s continue to the last current chapter, shall we? 

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A wispy plot, gorgeous art, and emotionally charged scenes make Mirror #1 the stand-out comic of the week. But if you’re hankering for a story that ties everything into a neat little bow, you might just want to keep on looking.

Here’s the official word from @imagecomics:

EMMA RÍOS and HWEI LIM team up for a new ongoing series, following a terrorist talking dog, an idealist mage, and a heroic lab rat on their quest for acceptance.

It’s rare for a comic to evoke that feeling that comes right after waking up. I bet you know exactly what I’m talking about – those strange moments where the barrier between that crazy-ass dream and your real life all but fall apart and you wonder, momentarily, what’s real and what’s not. Well, Mirror #1, which launches this week, seems intent on living on that edge – somewhere between those foggy moments of dreamscape and reality.

The story, crafted by Emma Ríos, begins with several beats taken from the life of an aspiring warrior-magician named Ivan who lives in the fantastical colony of Irzah. As with any dream, the plot is spotty, interrupted, and more concerned with mood than logic. In issue #1 we get to see Ivan as a boy with his dog, we get to see this dog magically transformed into a humanoid, and we get to see the eventual and painful separation of Ivan from this dog-turned-lover. (Yes, you read that right.)

And while the creation of a universe where animals are morphed into hybrid humans may seem like a scatterbrained reference to the Island of Dr. Moreau, Ríos actually does something spectacular here: she gets you to suspend your disbelief and go with it. Yes, somehow, incredibly, all this craziness seems normal – and engaging. In what might be her most impressive accomplishment, Ríos is able to introduce readers to a mouse-child whom we learn is critically important in waging a battle on behalf of humans against several anthropomorphic Gods. This first battle – which is decisively low-key and offers hints at the meta-plot hiding underneath this title– offers some of the best writing of issue #1, and is surprisingly emotional for a title that is only 32 pages old. Sure, you may not know what the hell is going on, but you’re invested. Really.

The success of this dreamy feel, where plot is forgiven and details are glossed over, comes largely from the art by Hwei Lim. Fluid, sparse, and at times almost experimental, Lim’s art has the ephemeral feel of a dream itself. (Yes, the water colors help, and so does the fact that some characters essentially fall apart into geometric shapes as the scenes shift.) Lim’s work on Mirror #1 is stellar and feeds directly into the mood that Ríos is trying to create.

I’d be lying if I told you Mirrors #1 is as coherent as it is beautiful, but at least I can tell you this: I’m eagerly awaiting issue #2.

Review by Max Delgado max@comiccartel.io ; Twitter: @LongBoxProject

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Building a fictional universe takes skill, and regardless of how you feel about Hellboy, you gotta admit one thing: Mignola has nearly perfected the art of expanding continuity backwards. Or put another way, he rocks the prequel. And Hellboy: Beyond the Fences is no exception.

Here’s the official word from @darkhorsecomics:   

A mysterious creature hunts the children of an idyllic suburban town, and the BPRD get more than they bargained for when their investigation begins to seem strangely familiar.

It’s 1953 and Hellboy is enjoying that sweet spot after World War II, but before things get strange enough that BPRD has to go out and recruit a band of paranormal misfits. This is all to say things are relatively normal in America – babies are booming, the suburbs are expanding, and Hellboy’s allies at the BPRD are the very normal Jacob Stegner (the Corporal who served in WWII with Hellboy) and Susan Xiang, an intelligence analyst who’s just discovered she *might* have psychic powers. Like any good prequel there’s a light peppering of Easter Eggs to entertain avid Hellboy readers, but most of issue #1 is dedicated to set-up as the BPRD is dispatched to an expanding town that’s suddenly been plagued by missing children (and household pets).

The script, crafted by Mike Mignola and @chrisroberson is adept for several reasons. First, it’s tightly crafted – as soon as Hellboy and his crew arrive in town they begin stumbling upon clues that feed naturally into the big reveal of his issue’s closing page. And while not a panel is wasted, issue #1 never feels rushed, and in fact, the creative team lingers on key moments that develop both plot and character, which is a pretty nifty trick. Example: Hellboy spends nearly a full page wishing his dog Mac farewell before he departs on his mission, a moment that’s interrupted by Lieutenant Muraro who gives Hellboy more good-natured shit than we’re used to seeing the big guy take. The fact that Mignola and Roberson would pen a script that depicts a tamer Hellboy not only shows appropriate restraint, but helps the reader accept that, yes, we are back in time, and, no, we shouldn’t be expecting the cigar chomping demon that we’ve come to love … just yet.

The artist, Paolo Rivera does his part in helping place us in Hellboy’s past – his depiction of the the 50s is not only enchanting (look for vast panel work with careful attention to cars, clothes, and architecture); but his rendering of Hellboy is almost sweet. (Note “almost.”) While Hellboy has his expected height, he’s narrower, with a physique that shows he’s still several decades away from fully bulking out.

Overall, fans of the Hellboy: BPRD- 1953 series will find Beyond the Fences just as engaging as previous installments. For a story set decades before the current continuity, it offers all the joy of the present-day titles with none of the self-congratulatory foreshadowing that can sometimes dog even the best of prequels.

In short, this three-story arc it delivers. Go grab this thing today.

Review by Max Delgado max@comiccartel.io ; Twitter: @LongBoxProject

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