Arts

Coverage of cool or newsworthy things geeks are doing in theatre, film, music, visual arts, and other artistic mediums with an emphasis of focus on the local MN scene.

Comics I’m Picking Up the Week of February 20, 2019

Here are the books I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of February 20, 2019.   Sharkey the Bounty Hunter Publisher: Image Comics Words/Story: Mark Millar Art/Colors: Simone Bianchi “Set in a brilliant new sci-fi universe, Sharkey is a blue-collar bounty hunter who tracks criminals across the galaxy in his converted, rocket-powered ice cream truck. Aided and abetted by his ten-year-old partner, he’s out for the biggest bounty of his career.” Category: Tried and...

Comics I’m Picking Up the Week of February 13, 2019

Here are the new books I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of February 13, 2019. Wonder Twins Publisher: DC/Wonder Comics Words/Story: Mark Russell Art/Colors: Stephen Byrne “Exiled from their home planet, alien heroes Zan and Jayna must navigate life as teens on Earth at South Metropolis High School, where they’re even bigger outsiders than the typical awkward young adults. Under the watchful eye of Superman, the brother and sister pull monitor duty at...

The Concepts of Ravnica Brings Original Magic: The Gathering Artwork to Lodestone Coffee and Games

At the beginning of 2019, The Concepts of Ravnica launched at Lodestone Coffee and Games. This show, on display until March 1, showcases original Ravnica concept art for Magic: The Gathering. It will display a total of 75 pieces by Tomas Giorello and Wayne Reynolds over the course of its run, rotating three guilds at a time. The show is a product of the work and generosity of Magic art curator Mike Linnemann, otherwise known as Vorthos Mike. He used his personal...

Comics I’m Picking Up the Week of February 6, 2019

Here are the books I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of February 6, 2019. (Due to the polar vortex, I’ll be getting last week’s picks too.) The Girl in the Bay Publisher: Berger Books Words/Story: J. M. DeMatteis Art/Colors: Corin Howell “In 1969, seventeen-year-old Kathy Sartori was brutally attacked, her body hurled into Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay. Miraculously, she survives, fights her way back to the surface, only to discover that 50 years have...

Comics I’m Picking Up the Week of January 30, 2019

Here are the books I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of January 30, 2019. Star Trek: The Q Conflict Publisher: IDW Words/Story: Scott & David Tipton Art/Colors: David Messina “When a dispute between godlike beings threatens the galaxy, it will take all of Starfleet’s best captains to stop them. Join James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Kathryn Janeway, and Benjamin Sisko as they go head-to-head in a competition that will determine the fate of...

Is Black Label a Black Eye or a Game Changer for DC Comics?

Announced in March 2018, DC Black Label was supposed to be a groundbreaking mature imprint for DC Comics that would free itself from continuity and allow writers and artists creative freedom. It would have comic legends such as Frank Miller and John Romita Jr. working on Superman: Year One and Geoff Johns writing Batman: Three Jokers. But the imprint, which has only two books out as of this writing, hit a snag in September with the controversy surrounding Brian Azzarello...

Comics I’m Picking Up the Week of January 23, 2019

Here are the books I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of January 23, 2019. The Avant-Guards Publisher: BOOM! Box Words/Story: Carly Usdin Art/Colors: Noah Hayes “Welcome to the Georgia O’Keeffe College of Arts and Subtle Dramatics, an historically all-female school whose population is decidedly more drama geek than jock. Liv, aspiring actor and basketball enthusiast, doesn’t understand why she can’t be both, but she seems alone in that belief . . . until...

Comics I’m Picking Up the Week of January 16, 2019

Books I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of January 16, 2019. Black Widow Publisher: Marvel Words/Story: Jen and Sylvia Soska Art/Colors: Flaviano Armentaro “. . . and hell followed with her. Natasha Romanoff was trained to kill. For years now she’s tried to overcome that programming, to side with the angels . . . to be a hero. And where’d that get her? Killed. By one of the few true friends she allowed...

Comics I’m Picking Up the Week of January 9, 2019

Here are the books I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of January 9, 2019. Criminal Publisher: Image Words/Story: Ed Brubaker Art/Colors: Sean Phillips, Jacob Phillips “Teeg Lawless is back in town. But he finds himself in more trouble than ever, thanks to his delinquent teenage son—and this time, fists and bullets may not be enough to solve his problems.” Category: Tried and True Creators Why I’m Excited: Criminal is back! It was only...

Comics I’m Picking Up the Week of January 2, 2019

Here are the books I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store on January 2, 2019. The Ring of the Nibelung Publisher:Dark Horse Words/Story: P. Craig Russell Art/Colors: P. Craig Russell “Giants plot against gods, who in turn tear human lovers apart, while the lives of great warriors are ruined, and murder after murder is committed in the name of love and gold. It’s the epic as it was meant to be read.” Categories: Return to a Beloved...
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