comiXology Unbound's #LongReads
↳Planet of the Apes Vol. 1
WE’VE RECENTLY ADDED A WHOLE BUNCH OF PLANET OF THE APES TO THE COMIXOLOGY LIBRARY!
BOOM! Studios wants you to get caught up on the critically acclaimed PLANET OF THE APES comic series that is taking comic fandom by storm! Have you always wondered what happened before the original first five films? This is the trade to read and BOOM! Studios’ PLANET OF THE APES comic series is monthly must reading! Don’t miss out on what all your friends know already – that this is the one comic not to be missed. Now there is no excuse not to…get your hands on these damn dirty Apes!
#LongReads: Every Thursday Afternoon comiXology Unbound suggests a comic to read for those who are looking for something more than 22 pages!
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Mike Isenberg recommends Big Trouble in Little China #1
John Carpenter's film formula is one that a lot of comic creators could learn from. His flicks tend to take cheesy B-movie premises, and then execute them with high production values, a talented cast, a good script, and a clear love of the source material; the end result is usually a film that replaces cheese with charm while still reveling in everything that was just plain fun and exciting about the original idea.
It’s a formula that translates so well to comics that many of Carpenter’s movies have actually felt like comic books. Chief among these has to be 1986’s zany supernatural martial-arts action flick Big Trouble in Little China. Apparently someone at BOOM! must have thought so as well, as they’ve just released issue #1 of a new comic based on that film.
Big Trouble In Little China #1—written by Carpenter & Eric Powell with art by Brian Churilla (brianchurilla)—picks up exactly where the movie left off 28 years ago; page one actually opens with protagonist Jack Burton’s closing monologue from the film.
If you haven’t seen the film, no need to worry; everything you need to know is explained as the comic progresses. But also, why haven’t you seen the film? Go see it. It’s hilariously fun. And the same sort of fun comes across on every page of this comic. Jack Burton (played by Kurt Russell in the film) is a charmingly bumbling hero, putting on a tough facade to hide the fact that he’s terrified, inept, and in way over his head.
This book really does everything right. The characters, the art, the humor, the action, and the dialogue all join together for an incredibly fun read. Even if you haven’t seen the film, I can totally recommend this comic. And if you’re a fan of the movie, you need to pick this up.
comiXology Unbound’s Thirteen Days of Halloween!
Day One - Clive Barker’s Hellraiser
With Clive Barker’s return to the “Hellraiser” universe, Pinhead, the iconic horror movie monster, has become deadlier and scarier than before. Wanting revenge since his last defeat, Pinhead eagerly anticipates his upcoming confrontation with Kirsty Cotton. With Barker and co-writer, Christopher Monfette, providing Pinhead’s masterful and eloquent dialogue, Leonardo Manco brings in the terrifying sights, such as a church organ composed of body parts, to make readers squirm.
Shane’s Picks of the Week (10/16/13)
- PICK OF THE WEEK: Hawkeye #13 - I couldn’t wait to read this before I made my picks so I read it and it’s great and bromazing and brobrobrobrobro. So glad it’s back. <3 u fraction.
- Six-Gun Gorilla #5 (of 6) - I don’t know what I’m going to do when this one ends, it’s been my sleeper hit of the year.
- Avengers #21 - I would be entirely okay if this issue is just 22 pages of people high-fiving Thor for his awesome display of radness in Infinity #4
- Sheltered #4 - It’s come to my attention that no one I know is reading this title and I on the other hand am sitting over here loving it. Can one of you check it out and talk to me about how neat it is?!
Shane is the social media dude at comiXology and still can’t feel his legs since NYCC2013
Shane’s Picks of the Week (9/18/13)
- PICK OF THE WEEK: Thor: God of Thunder #13 - How many times do I have to tell y’all that this is one of the most epic books out right now. And yeah, last one was all well and good, but now we’re back to the baddy beating business and Malekith is on deck. Esad Ribic is out on this issue, but he was kind enough to leave us with an awesome cover.
- Five Ghosts vol. 1: The Haunting of Fabian Gray - Maaaaan am I excited to read this one. Ghosts AND Literary icons? I’m not sure how you can get any better than that. The only thing that could give it a run for it’s money might be…
- Six-Gun Gorilla #4 - A GORILLA WITH A STEAMPUNK RIFLE! Do I need to say more? Yeah? Okay… well. This has been a surprise favorite for me this summer. Reality-show-satire meets space-western-pastiche. C’mon!
- Captain Marvel #16 - Okay… listen. Maybe you’ve noticed that I have a massive comic-book-crush on Kelly Sue DeConnick, and that would be because I do in fact have a massive comic-book-crush on Kelly Sue DeConnick, but it’s not just because shes lovely but because Captain Marvel is one of the best books out right now and if you’re not reading it by now then I don’t know how to help you. Help me help you. Read this.
Shane is the marketing assistant at comiXology and wishes he was still in high school so he could ask Kelly Sue to go to prom with him.