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The GoD List: Comics For November 19, 2014
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Each and every week, I, “Too Cold!” Henchman 21 and “Way Too Cold!” Empress Eve read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible… theoretically. Naturally, we look forward to some more than others. I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of our pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of November 19, 2014. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.

It’s a special all Image hardcover edition because apparently they felt the need to drop three awesome collections out on the same week. Which I guess is cool because it’s not like I need money going into the Christmas season. But, I suppose I was just going to spend that money on gallons and gallons of egg nog and I may as well spend it on awesome comics. Which is exactly what we suggest you do on The GoD List!

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Blake Northcott’s 3 Hottest #NCBD Picks For June 25, 2014
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New Comic Book Day Picks by Blake Northcott

It’s been a rough week for fangirls and guys around the world: Han Solo broke his leg, possibly delaying the new Star Wars film. It is now a whopping 279 days until the next new episode of Game of Thrones (not that I’m counting). And to rub salt in our collective wounds, a new trailer for Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is circulating, which replaces our childhood icons with duck-lipped, CGI creations that look nothing like they did in their previous movies. And that’s just Megan Fox – the Turtles look even weirder.

But fear not, gentle reader – I come bearing glad tidings. This #NCBD is a veritable cornucopia of comic book riches, just waiting to be consumed by your eager eyeballs.

So dig into my top 3 picks of the week below, and then check out my new “rewind” section, where I tell you about a couple books you might’ve missed from last week.

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Blake Northcott’s 3 Hottest #NCBD Picks For October 30, 2013
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Guest NCBD Picks by Blake Northcott

My name is Blake Northcott, and I have a comic book addiction.

And Image Comics is to blame.

It seems like every Wednesday, an Image title forces me to jump in my car and race to the comic book store, shotgunning Red Bulls while ignoring stoplights and pedestrians along the way. The action/drama set in an all-too-realistic dystopian future, Lazarus, is on my pull list. Breakthrough artist of the year Jon ‘Roc’ Upchurch makes newcomer Rat Queens a monthly must-read. Matt Fraction’s Sex Criminals is one of the most unique books I’ve read in years. And Mark Millar’s Jupiter’s Legacy has become a personal obsession (with issue #3 being the single best issue of any comic I’ve read in 2013).

With that, here’s my 3 hottest New Comic Book Day picks for October 30, 2013.

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The GoD List: Comics For September 25, 2013
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Each and every week, I, “Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Henchman21, and “Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., Punk!” Empress Eve read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible… theoretically. Naturally, we look forward to some more than others. I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of our pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of September 25, 2013. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.

I have decided to mix it up a little this week, and as such, instead of my usual three or so books I have nine new issues to check out. There’s a ton great issues out this week, and with all of the books listed, there’s something for everyone. Take a look, go to a store, and buy yourself some good comics, because good comics make me happy and they make you happy. So let’s all get happy with The GoD List!

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Comic Review: Saga #13
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Saga #13Saga #13
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Illustrated by Fiona Staples
Lettered and designed by Fonografiks
Covers by Fiona Staples
Image Comics
Release Date: August 14, 2013
Cover Price: $2.99

It’s difficult to imagine a better return to creator-owned comics than Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina) has had with Saga, the science-fiction/fantasy series described as a cross between Star Wars and Game of Thrones. Heavy on subtext, but just as rich in characters, world building, adult themes, and surrealistic humor, justifiably impressed everyone who picked up the first issue or the first trade. Not surprisingly, Saga received Eisner nominations for Best New Series, Best Continuing Series, and Best Writer just last month. It won all three awards. What Saga isn’t, however, is a series that can be picked up and read at random. Readers would have to go online for a recap and even if they did, their reading experience would be limited to only a superficial understanding and appreciation of what Vaughan and Fiona Staples have managed to accomplish with Saga.

Vaughan was (and is) nothing if not ambitious, setting Saga against a long-running interstellar war between two planets, Landfall and Landfall’s moon, Wreath. Vaughan based the appearance of Landfall and Wreath’s respective inhabitants on Judeo-Christian iconography, a fancy way of saying Landfall’s inhabitants, of which Saga’s female protagonist, Alana, is a member, resemble angels (they have wings and can fly), while the Wreath’s inhabitants, including Alana’s lover, Marko, resemble demons or devils (they have horns and antlers and wield magic). Alana and Marko initially met under inauspicious circumstances: She was his jailer, but over the course of twelve hours, they connected and fled.

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Check That: Apple Didn’t Ban ‘Saga #12’; ComiXology Takes The Rap
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Yesterday, we reported that, according to writer Brian K. Vaughan, Apple had banned the sale of Saga #12 from their apps store because of explicit sexual content, which thereby prevented ComiXology, a partner of Apple, from selling the comic through their app.

This sent shockwaves through the comics community and through the internet in general, since equally as graphic previous issues of Saga had been sold through Apple’s app store. The fact that the content is question, which consisted of two thumbnail-sized depictions of graphic man-on-man oral sex, was of a homosexual nature raised many eyebrows.

Today, ComiXology issued an apology stating that Apple had not actually banned the comic. According to the digital comics giant, they had misinterpreted Apple’s policies and believing they wouldn’t be able to sell the issue through their app, decided on their own not release Saga #12, which is published by Image Comics. The company stressed that their decision had nothing to do with a specific “sexual orientation” and that the issue will be in the app store soon.

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Apple Bans ‘Saga #12’ From App Store Over Graphic Gay Sex Scenes [Updated]
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If you’re currently reading the Image comic book series Saga and you enjoy the convenience of getting your comics digitally through Apple’s iOS apps, make some alternate plans to obtain Saga #12 when it’s released tomorrow, as Apple has banned the sale of the issue through their apps because it contains graphic sexual content.

Saga writer and co-creator Brian K. Vaughan issued a press release today regarding the ban, noting that Saga #12 contains “two postage stamp-sized images of gay sex,” and that previous installments of the series featured what he considered to be much more graphic imagery.

The former Lost writer explained that everything that goes into the comic is there to advance the story and that they’re “not changing shit.”

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Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2012: The GoD List – Comics Edition
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Holiday Geek Gift Guide: Comic Books

Every holiday season, “He’s a mean one, Mr.” Henchman21 and “Cindy Lou” MK2Fac3 give a lot of comics. Seriously, you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics? I mean, it is possible.. theoretically. Naturally, they look forward to some gifts more than others. I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of their Santa bags, grab some comics, and they’ll let YOU know what the top books to buy for this holiday season. Hardcovers and trades, they’re all here.

What’s this? What’s this!? Hunter’s writing again. What’s this? He’s writing in a pair. What’s this, I can’t believe my eyes, I must be dreaming, wake up, Hench, this isn’t fair! What’s this!? What’s this? What’s this? There’s something very wrong. What’s this? There are people singing songs. What’s this? The streets are lined with little creatures laughing. Everybody seems so happy, have I possibly gone daffy? What is this? The GoD List. Holiday Edition.

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The GoD List: Comics For December 12, 2012
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Each and every week “Donner” Henchman21 AND “Blitzen” MK2Fac3 read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible… theoretically. Naturally, they looks 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 they’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of December 12, 2012. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.

This Wednesday is a special day. I mean, 12/12/12 must have some kind of numerological significance or something. More than that, it’s a day for new comics, which is good news for everyone. So, here are a few books to check out this week. Remember, comics make a great gift during this joyous time of year, so pick up a few to hand out or just buy a bunch for yourself. This ain’t no naughty or nice list, it’s the GoD List!

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Comic Review: Saga #5
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Saga #5Saga #5
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Fiona Staples
Letters and Design by Fonografiks
Cover by Fiona Staples
Image Comics
Release Date: July 18, 2012
Cover Price: $2.99

Any comic that starts off in a bathroom is obviously going to be a lot of fun. Saga #5 delivers that fun and does it with some superbly written dialogue. This is my first look at this series, but I can definitely see why it has gotten so much hype. With a wide array of characters, this series seems to have a lot of stories going at once.

Without spilling the beans, so to speak, I can say that Prince Robot IV receives some stunning news. But even so, he has a mission to complete…one that directly involves Marko and Alana, forcing them to almost cross some personal boundaries. In other news, The Will has a bit of a personal crisis of his own, one that leaves him discontent. But personally, my favorite in the whole comic is Stalk, though we see very little of her in this issue. I cannot say too much, unfortunately, for fear of dropping a spoiler. Trust me, there is a lot going on in this issue.

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