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Comic Spotlight: Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets Of Donald J. Trump
Waerloga69   |  

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Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets Of Donald J. Trump
Hardcover | Kindle
Story and Art by Shannon Wheeler
IDW Publishing | Top Shelf Productions
Release Date: August 15, 2017

In my world, as I’m sure it is in yours, when someone drops an LOL into a text or tweet, it is often because they have nothing else to say and want to let you know they saw it. In Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets Of Donald J. Trump, however, I absolutely laughed out loud. Maybe it was the tweets or maybe it was the hilarious illustrations from author Shannon Wheeler. But whatever it was, it had me in stitches.

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Comic Review: Nemo: The Roses Of Berlin
Henchman21   |  

Nemo: The Roses of Berlin cover by Kevin ONeillNemo: The Roses of Berlin
Hardcover | Kindle Edition
Written by Alan Moore
Art by Kevin O’Neill
Letters by Todd Klein
Colors by Ben Dimagmaliw
Top Shelf Productions
Release Date (Print): March 26, 2014
Release Date (Digital): February 26, 2014
Cover Price: $14.95 (Print); $3.99 (digital)

Nemo: The Roses of Berlin is the next story in Alan Moore‘s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen universe. This one is a follow-up to the previous story, Nemo: Heart of Ice, and it follows the story of Janni Dakkar, the daughter of the legendary Captain Nemo. In The Roses of Berlin, it’s 1941 and Janni and her husband Broad Arrow Jack travel into the heart of Berlin to rescue their daughter from the hands of Adenoid Hynkel.

What I’ve enjoyed about The Roses of Berlin and the previous volume is that the series has gone back to the high adventure of the first two volumes of the series. There is fun to be had in this series, and plenty of references to books and movies and what have you, but it doesn’t feel like you have to have a classics degree from Oxford to understand the story. Maybe it just helps that I know what Moore is referencing here, and I feel like I’m on the inside of some kind of special club. I think that has always been part of the appeal of the entire series. You may not catch everything that Moore is referring to, but when you do catch something, you feel like all those high school English classes were worth something.

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Comic Review: The Bojeffries Saga
BAADASSSSS!   |  

The Bojeffries Saga cover by Steve ParkhouseThe Bojeffries Saga
Paperback | Kindle Edition
Written by Alan Moore
Illustrated by Steve Parkhouse
Top Shelf Productions
Release Date: February 25, 2014
Cover Price: $14.95

Thirty-one years ago, Alan Moore and Steve Parkhouse’s satirical deconstructionist epic of the contemporary British family, The Bojeffries Saga, made its debut in the pages of the comic anthology publication Warrior, the same magazine where the Moore-penned Marvelman (later to become Miracleman in its U.S. reprinting) and V for Vendetta first appeared in serialized form. Warrior also featured works by other luminaries of the U.K. comics scene such as Steve Moore, Brian Bolland, Grant Morrison, and John Bolton and played a key role in bringing about the British Invasion of the American four-color world in the 1980s.

The stories comprising The Bojeffries Saga have appeared in a variety of publications and collected volumes on both sides of the Atlantic since the first story premiered in 1982, and now Top Shelf Productions has produced another trade paperback collection complete with an all-new 24-page story that catches up with the Bojeffries clan in the modern day.

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Comic Review: Heck
Maximus Prime   |  

HeckHeck
Hardcover | Kindle Edition
Written and Illustrated by Zander Cannon
Top Shelf Productions
Release Date: July 2, 2013
Cover Price: $19.95

How do you take advantage of a doorway to Hell underneath your home? In Heck, a graphic novel from creator Zander Cannon and Top Shelf Productions, two men will come face to face with such a decision; but the results will be dangerous as heck.

Hector “Heck” Hammarskjöld was the captain of the football team in high school and an all-around popular guy; people looked up to him and he knew it. Now, Heck feels like a washed up small-town hero with those around him still praising him for his glory days. When his father passes away, Heck inherits his old man’s home. While cleaning it out with Elliot — a “nerd” who has admired Heck since high school — they stumble upon a secret that will forever change their lives: the house rests above a gateway to Hell.

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Comic Review: March, Book One
BAADASSSSS!   |  

March, Book OneMarch, Book One
Trade Paperback | Kindle Edition
Written by Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
Art by Nate Powell
Top Shelf Productions
Release Date: August 13, 2013
Cover Price: $14.95

Democratic Congressman John Lewis is one of the last true American heroes we have still living. As congressman for Georgia’s 5th district since 1987, Lewis has served the people of his state with great strength and integrity. One of Congress’ staunchest liberal members, Lewis supported gay rights and universal health care, came out in opposition to the first Iraq War in 1991 and the North American Free Trade Agreement, and was the first member of the House of Representatives to call for the impeachment of President George W. Bush over his warrant-less wiretapping of U.S. citizens.

Prior to the beginning of his political career, Lewis was one of the most integral figures in the Civil Rights Movement. He was the youngest member of the “Big Six” group of black leaders that worked tirelessly to bring about great change in the American societal and political structure that had been oppressing African-Americans for centuries. One of the key moments in the history of the movement was the August 28, 1963, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom that took place in our nation’s capital, culminating in Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech before the Lincoln Memorial.

Congressman Lewis has teamed up with Top Shelf Productions for March, a trilogy of graphic novels documenting his lifelong role in the Civil Rights Movement.

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Comic Review: Monster On The Hill
Maximus Prime   |  

Monster On The HillMonster On The Hill
Paperback | Kindle Edition
Created by Rob Harrell
Top Shelf Productions
Release Date: July 24, 2013
Cover Price: $19.95

A recurring dream that my mom has involves giants stampeding over a hill toward her and her home in a fit of rage. I have always thought that sounded pretty scary and I am glad that I have never had that dream myself. Top Shelf’s latest graphic novel release, Monster On The Hill, created by Rob Harrell, initially drew me in with its chilling title, with my brain recalling my mother’s tales; however, what the story actually focuses on is something entirely different: friendship and group hugs!

It’s 19th century England and there are monsters on the hills. Every town’s got one and the people wait with both exuberant anticipation and dreadful fear for the day in which their particular monster will come crashing into their buildings, wreaking havoc and terrorizing the locals. The thrill of the menaces looming over towns and villages causes citizens to eagerly await the next momentous encounter and vendors to sell merchandise with their particular monster’s likeness.

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The GoD List: Comics For February 27, 2012
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Each and every week, I, “Uncanny” Henchman21, read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible… theoretically. Naturally, I look forward to some more than others. I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of my pull list, grab some comics, and I’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of February 27, 2012. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.

It’s an uncanny week of comics this week, as five series bearing a certain adjective show up on stands, and we look at them in this installment. All that plus, I beat a dead horse, avoid some spoilers, and examine the crazy. Let’s not waste any of your uncanny time, let’s get right to this week’s uncanny GoD List!

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Comic Review: Upside Down: A Vampire Tale
Waerloga69   |  

Upside Down: A Vampire TaleUpside Down: A Vampire Tale
Creator, Writer, and Artist: Jess Smart Smiley
Top Shelf Productions
Release Date: October 15, 2012
Cover Price: $9.95

A personal admission here: I love vampire comics. Always have, always will. So I never turn down the chance to read a new one. Now, having said that, I was not aware that Upside Down: A Vampire Tale was a comic geared mainly towards the younger crowd. Surprise!

Presented in three colors, this graphic novel is lighthearted and entertaining at the most basic level. Centering around a young vampire named Harold, this tale has everything from witches to vampire frogs and most things in between. This entire misadventure starts off with a visit to the dentist but unfortunately things go a little “batty” very quickly. Of course, if Harold didn’t eat so much candy then maybe that visit wouldn’t have had to take place at all. The tale itself is actually a group of small stories. Each one building upon the last until the reader is able to see how Harold comes full circle and like any good fable, this one is easy to understand when completed.

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The GoD List: Comics For July 25, 2012
Hunter Camp   |  

RIP Victims of The Aurora, CO Shootings

Each and every week “Heel Heat!” MK2Fac3 and “Babyface Pop!” Henchman21 read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible… theoretically. They look forward to some more than others, I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of their pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of July 25, 2012. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.

I’ve intentionally taken about a week off from writing for the site, with good reason. The shooting in Aurora, CO, has affected me in a way that I have a very hard time expressing. The simple fact is that a completely insane and terrible person decided that he would murder a bunch of people for no reason. In my opinion, this person doesn’t have a name. He shouldn’t be given a chance to be known by anyone and his name shouldn’t be present on the lips of anyone. The majority of us who write for this site and plenty of those of us who read this site were present at midnight screenings across the country. This could have happened to any one of us, but it didn’t. It happened to a group of people who are very similar to us, and they should be remembered. They should be honored, and I’ve been trying to get an idea to honor these people, but nothing I could think of would be enough. So, if you don’t mind, I’d like to list their names so that we don’t forget. They’re the people who we should remember, and they’re the people we should be talking about, so to Jessica Ghawi, Matt McQuinn, Micayla Medek, John Larimer, Alex Sullivan, Alex Teves, Jonathan Blunk, Jesse Childress, AJ Boik, Rebecca Ann Wingo, Gordon W. Cowden, and Veronica Moser-Sullivan, we know who you are, we care about who you are, and we won’t forget you.

Now back to your regularly scheduled The GoD List….

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Digital Comics Deal: Top Shelf’s Cyber Con 5 Day Sale
Hunter Camp   |  

Top Shelf Sale

Top Shelf and Comixology have teamed up to provide special deal to honor San Diego Comic-Con while also giving a nice gift to those of us who couldn’t make it to San Diego this weekend with new releases and a half off sale.

Now, I’m not going to sit here and give you a bunch of examples of things you should read and things you shouldn’t, because honestly Top Shelf books range in audience style. There are comics for adults that aren’t good for kids and there are books for little kids that aren’t going to be enjoyed by a lot of adults. And while not all of these comics are for everyone, there is something here for anyone.

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