Jason Enright, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor

Jason Enright, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor

 

Favorite Superhero: Cyclops
Favorite Animal: Anklyosaurus
Favorite Game: Pathfinder RPG

 

To Read ListThe 'To Read' List:


Moriarty: the Dark Chamber by Daniel Corey, Anthony Diecidue, Perry Freeze, and Dave Lanphear
Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba
The Light by Nathan Edmondson and Brett Weldele
Giants Beware by Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado



Read This Week:


Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

 

 


 



This week has been insane. I finished up my last days at the comic store, enrolled in school, and have been interviewing for internships at comic companies. Due to all of this, I barely had any time to read. I didn't finish any graphic novels, but I did finish the novel Game of Thrones.


Game of Thrones is a masterpiece of fantasy fiction. Martin has created a wonderful, new world that, although it has fantasy elements, is at its best when dealing with its all-too-human characters and the political intrigue that surrounds them. These characters really shine, because Martin writes each chapter in subjective third-person narrative, letting the reader see the world through each of the main character's eyes. This is really cool, because the reader gets to see how different young Sansa views the world from the way her father Ned does. We get to see Jon Snow learn the truth of what lies beyond the wall. We even get into the head of Tyrion, a member of the villainous Lannister family, and learn why, despite all of their cruelty, he still loves his family. This constantly changing perspective is what really makes the book special, and what makes it better than the TV show. Although the HBO series follows all of these characters, it can't get in their heads in the same way that the book does. If you like the show, or have ever been curious, make sure you read the book.




So, that's what I read this week. What have you been reading? Respond in the comments below and let me know; maybe I'll even add it to my reading list. As always, keep reading!

 

 

 

 

Lenore SwirliesI have to be honest. I hadn't read Lenore before, although, I had always heard good things. I think it's a hard book for people to recommend, because you're not sure how people will take it when you say, “I think you're the kind of person who'd really enjoy the misadventures of a homicidal dead girl and her friends. You'd think it's hilarious.” Either that person will take you up on it, or never talk to you again. But, after reading it and laughing so hard I cried, I can say you should read this book.

 

Dragon Age TWS 1Picking up on story threads that were laid down in Dragon Age: The Silent Groves, David Gaider continues to fill in gaps between the Dragon Age games with Those Who Speak, the newest comic miniseries set int the world of Ferelden. This book follows King Alistair, Isabela, and Varric as they try to unravel the disappearance of Alistair's father King Maric, and learn why Magisters of Tevinter are stirring up trouble for Alistair's kingdom.

 

To Read ListThe 'To Read' List:

Moriarty: the Dark Chamber by Daniel Corey, Anthony Diecidue, Perry Freeze, and Dave Lanphear
Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba
The Light by Nathan Edmondson and Brett Weldele



Read This Week:


The Re(a)d Diary by Steven T. Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen

 

Captain Marvel 2Fanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.


Captain Marvel #2
by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Dexter Soy

Last month, Kelly Sue DeConnick returned Carol Danvers to the spotlight with her new series, Captain Marvel. The book sold out immediately, and everyone was talking about the best new superhero book on the stands. One month later we get to see how DeConnick will handle this book as an ongoing. Issue #1 was a great stand-alone issue, but Issue #2 really gets the story rolling. I have to say, I enjoyed Issue #2 even more than Issue #1. Carol is an awesome character. She's strong, funny, and she doesn't really think things through. In fact, her flaws are my favorite part of the book. She screws up a lot and it is okay, it's even funny. Plus, Dexter Soy's art is even better in this issue than the last. Make sure you get this issue, and, if you can, try to find Issue #1, as well.

 

Snarked 11Snarked is the Eisner Award winning all-ages comic by Roger Langridge, and it is worth all the praise and accolades it has received. This book is full of action, adventure, and humor brought to life by lovable characters. Langridge has populated the world of Snarked with characters from Alice in Wonderland like the Walrus and the Carpenter and the Cheshire Cat, but he has made the characters all his own with his fun, flawed take on them.

 

Elephantmen 42Elephantmen is the best book you aren't reading right now. That's a real shame, because everybody should be reading it. Sure, it's a weird, high concept book filled with sex and violence, but when you pull back those layers, it's a really wonderful, emotional story about flawed people trying to do their best. That's where its genius lies, because when you get really into the story, you forget that you're looking at a 12-foot tall elephant/man hybrid, and you just feel for this person. The empathy that Richard Starkings has infused his book with makes Elephantmen so much more than what its cover suggests.

 

Fatale 7Fatale is Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' awesome, new noir-inspired look at secret cults, drugged out actors, and the seedy underbelly of Hollywood. It takes all of the classic elements of old crime stories and mixes them up with a big helping of the supernatural to create a new series that is totally unlike anything else out there. Brubaker utilizes a unique first-person narration that isn't commonly seen in modern comics to give the reader a look into the mind of his character. As readers, we get to experience the doubts and worries that plague Miles as he unravels this mystery right along with us.

To Read ListThe ‘To Read’ List:

Moriarty: the Dark Chamber by Daniel Corey, Anthony Diecidue, Perry Freeze, and Dave Lanphear
The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba
The Light by Nathan Edmondson and Brett Weldele
The Re(a)d Diary by Steven T. Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen


Read This Week:

Lost Dogs by Jeff Lemire
The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire



Batman 12 DCNUFanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.

 

 

Batman #12
by Scott Snyder and Becky Cloonan

Batman #12 is unlike any Batman comic I have ever read before, and I could not be happier. Scott Snyder tells an amazing story about a young woman who is inspired by Batman to change her life for the better, and in doing so he may have just created a new favorite Bat character. What really stands out about this book thoughout is the amazing art by Becky Cloonan. Her style is fresh, vibrant, and, unlike a lot of the darker art we're used to in Batman books, a lot of fun. Even better, Snyder writes to her strengths, so that her style fits this story perfectly. You will definitely want to pick up this book, as it may be the standout issue of the year, and you definitely don't want to miss the introduction of Harper Row, the coolest new DC character.



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