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Every Monday we put up a list called Weekly Releases. It’s just a simple google doc that you can download, or search through, or just take a look at that lets you know all of the comics we’re putting up on the app this week.
So here it is, the weekly release list for the week of April 14, 2014.
Click here to see what’s coming up this week.
A Hateful Chat with Peter Bagge
by Harris Smith
Chronicling the misadventures of disaffected malcontent Buddy Bradley, Peter Bagge’s Hate remains one of the definitive indie comics of the 1990s. A spin-off of Bagge’s early work in Comical Funnies and Neat Stuff, Hate ran from 1990 to 2008, following shaggy-haired, foul-tempered and frequently-drunk Buddy through late adolescence in suburban New Jersey to 20-somethinghood in grunge-era Seattle and back to New Jersey for a slightly more responsible, although still unconventional, version of adulthood and family life. Along the way, Bagge used Buddy and his surroundings to comment on, and often poke fun at, pop and counterculture trends of the time.
In addition to Hate, Peter Bagge has the distinction of creating work for both Mad and Cracked, as well as comics for fantagraphics, DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, IDW and Drawn & Quarterly. His recent creator-owned work includes Apocalypse Nerd, Other Lives, Reset, Everyone is Stupid Except for Me and Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story.
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ComiXology: As a kid, what was your first comic book?
Peter Bagge: My VERY first one? I don’t remember! I recall becoming “aware” of all kinds of comic books — Superheroes, Harvey, Archie, etc. – from around the same time. I also most likely read a lot of them – in barbershops and such – before ever actually possessing one.
CX: At what point did you know you wanted to go into cartooning? How did you get your start?
PB: The notion always appealed to me, but I didn’t start in earnest until I was a 20-year-old art student. Discovering underground comics — especially Crumb’s — was the biggest catalyst for me.
CX: What cartoonists have inspired and influenced your work?
PB: Crumb (see above), also Charles M. Schulz, and most of the MAD artists.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock or have been frozen in a block of ice for the past couple months, you’ve probably heard a bunch about this Captain America guy, and hey, we get it, comics can be a treacherous world to navigate so we’re here to make it a bit easier for you with a comiXology Guide to Getting Started with Captain America!
Cap has had a long glorious run of protecting the American Way, but it all had to start somewhere, and way back in 1941 (that’s even before Tumblr existed!) Nazis were rolling through Europe and freedom as we know it was being threatened. Joe Simon & Jack Kirby saw the need for a new American Hero and thus Captain America was born, making his first appearance in the now iconic cover of Captain America Comics #1. This comic has the beginning of all that is Cap: The Super Soldier Program, Bucky, and the first appearance of The Red Skull (who is sporting a hell of a sweatsuit…)
Stan Lee, also with Jack Kirby, put his classic style into a retelling of Steve Rogers transformation into the First Avenger in Captain America #109
In what is now seen as the essential Captain America run, Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting brought Cap up to present time. If there is one Captain America story you are going to read this is the one.
And if you’re really just more of the type of person who wants the newest thing, Rick Remender has helmed the Captain America ship and brought along his unique sci-fi stylings. See how Steve Rogers fares when he is transported as far away from the good ol’ U.S. of A. as he has ever been before with Captain America: Castaway in Dimension Z.
That should give you a good jumping off point for all things Cap! Enjoy!
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So… The Wake #7 comes out tomorrow and honestly if you’re not reading it you’re missing out on one of the most interesting comics out right now. It’s out of a total of 10 issues and the first half ends with one of the best twists ever, so tonight for #LateNightReads I’m re-reading The Wake Part One (which you can pick up for just $8.99). I’ve been describing it to people by saying it’s kinda like Alien but underwater… Also its written by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy’s art is so perfect for this and as always Matt Hollingsworth kills it on colors. Pretty much the underwater-horror-comic (a genre I think I just made up) trifecta.
Also if you’re at all into the Aquatic Ape Theory (mentioned in the gif up there) this is quite an.. interesting take on it. This Ted Talk talks about it also and is pretty neat.
[Check out the comic here]
Brightening up your every Monday like clockwork, the list of comiXology’s upcoming comic releases is here!
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