A comiXologist Recommends:
Mike Isenberg recommends Bandette #8
Whimsical and charming, gentlewoman thief Bandette is sure to steal your heart.
Written by Paul Tobin and drawn by his wife Colleen Coover (colleencoover), Bandette is a lighthearted crime tale about a young French girl who also happens to be the world’s greatest thief.
Bandette is cheerful and irreverent, never without a smile on her face and a joke on her tongue, even in the most deadly of circumstances. This gleeful sense of fun permeates the whole series, and it’s hard not to smile along with Bandette as she “liberates” great works of art from the villains that covet them.
The last few issues have seen Bandette in a friendly competition with rival thief Monsieur, racing to pilfer a list of prized cultural artifacts belonging to criminal mastermind Absinthe. Absinthe, meanwhile, has enlisted all the resources of his criminal enterprise FINIS to a singular task: kill Bandette. Issue #8 sees things really start to heat up as Monsieur, Bandette, police inspector Belgique, Absinthe, and the dread assassin Il Tredici all converge on FINIS headquarters at the same time.
Coover has an airy, cartoony style, gorgeously watercolored, that sets the tone of the book perfectly. Above all else, Bandette (the character as well as the book itself) is determined to have fun, and it’s clear on each page that Coover and Tobin have had a blast as well.
The Eisners nominated Bandette for four awards in 2013; Tobin and Coover ended up taking home the prize for Best Digital Comic. It was well deserved; this is a wonderful read. And at just 0.99 per issue, you really have no excuse not to check it out for yourself!
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Happy Wednesday: D4VE #003 is out now!
While the K’Laar initiate “phase 2,” D4VE sets out to assemble his old defense-bot crew. Nothing can prepare D4VE for his greatest nightmare yet however, in the form of an impromptu performance review.
Click here to purchase D4VE #003 from ComiXology for only 0.99 cents. We’re immensely proud of this issue, and we hope you love it too. Folks, this is where the S hits the F, I you know what we’re saying. Strap down your socks for a ride so wild it’ll make that mechanical bull you rode last summer look like a NyQuil sponsored screening of My Dinner with Andre.
If you’re new to D4VE, then welcome. Please, this way. Sit here. It’s the best seat we have. You look ravishing tonight. What can we do to make you more comfortable? Of course, anything. Yes, we do have the first two issues—a wonderful choice. “Chef’s delight,” in fact. It is on special, only 0.99 each. Yes, those are for full issues. Magnifique. Right away. *smacks fingers to lips all Italian-like* Please, click here.
Thanks so much to Monkeybrain for making this possible, and for being so amazingly awesome. And thanks so much to you for reading, for checking it out, for all of your support, and thanks to God, who never once doubted our dreams of making robots talk and fornicate.
If you’d like to reach out to the creators, you can! Whether it’s for review copies, comments, questions, or cupcakse, you can do so at d4vecomic at gmail.
Merry Christmas, here’s the first 6 pages of High Crimes #1, only 99 cents an issue on Comixology, perfect for hiding from familial obligations.
I was checking out Christopher Sebela and Ibrahim Moustafa’s High Crimes last night for #LateNightReads. Definitely led to some interesting dreams. Waking up to an insane snow storm this morning didn’t help things….
H4PPY D4VE D4Y!
If you missed D4VE #001, it’s never too late to jump right in at 0.99 an issue. Just hop on over here to start.
Thanks for your support, we hope you enjoy the issue as much as we enjoyed creating it.
As always, if you’d like to reach out to us, feel free to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay tuned for issue #3.
D4VE D4Y IS B3ST D4Y!
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Kevin’s Picks of The Week (8/21/2013)
- PICK OF THE WEEK: Edison Rex #9: Things get Meta in this issue and I personally loved every minute of it. There’s even a few Guided ViewTM Native moments stuck in for good measure. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up, you won’t be disappointed.
- Daredevil #30: This self-contained story gives the Man Without Fear a taste of the Power Cosmic and a sweet one at that. If you’ve been wondering what all the fuss is about with this series, this issue is just what you need to be reading.
- Bloodshot #0: Got to love a good secret origin story. Another self-contained single issue, this one shines a light on the Bloodshot project’s early days with an ending that is guaranteed to shock!
- Doc Unknown #2: This gem of an indie books is fresh from comiXology Submit, yes it’s another secret origin issue but the art is fun and the story top-notch. If you’ve been looking for something new, check out Doc Unknown.
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