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CBF Quick Pick Of 2012

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013


It’s that time once again. I quickly take a look back at 2012 and look forward to 2013, but otherwise – we’re narrowing it down to the top 5 books of CBF for the year and picking the one that stood out. A strong list, but only one can prevail. What are your thoughts on the top picks for 2012?

Best to the new year!

CBF Quick Picks #130 : The Manhattan Projects #7

Monday, November 12th, 2012

It feels like it’s been forever since we last saw this series, but it doesn’t take away from the quality that Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra continue to bring to this critically acclaimed Image title. The crazy ideas continue to flow out of Hickman’s mind and it’s a wonder to behold when you combine them with the details behind Pitarra’s pencils. There are also many sub-plots to juggle when you consider the cast involved. It makes for one big thrill ride. You can catch up with the first trade.

And to add to the craziness – I read Deadpool #1. This actually happened. And it was funny as heck. Deadpool fighting dead presidents will do that for you. And Tony Moore on art is always a big helping hand too.

CBF Quick Picks #110 : The Manhattan Projects #1

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

If you needed more proof on how comics are expanding the medium with unique and intriguing ideas, look no further than The Manhattan Projects #1. The team behind The Red Wing gives us another interesting mash of genres and characters. It’s to be expected from a talent such as Jonathan Hickman, whose scientific approach to storytelling knows no bounds and leads to great stories. You must pick this up if you want a taste of Image’s plans for 2012.

Coming very close to being the pick is Swamp Thing #7. Definitely the best issue in Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette’s exquisite run. You already know what to expect from Snyder, but the fact that he continues to reinvigorate the legacy of this character astounds me. And Paquette, after getting a semi-break the last couple of issues, really pulls off the stops, not just with character and background detail, but even the panel layouts. I don’t expect this every issue, but it’s great to see it pulled off with such style.

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