Stephanie Hans

Dual Review – Aquaman #26 and Batwoman #5

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Dual Review – Aquaman #26 and Batwoman #5

I was only going to do the Aquaman review this week because I am completely obsessed with a big fan of Stjepan Sejic. But then I found out that another artist I obsessively stalk follow, Stephanie Hans, is on the Batwoman book, so I had to do a quick review of that too, because it’s so, so pretty. See below for preview pages and a review of Aquaman #26 and Batwoman #5.

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Top 15 Comic Book Artists of 2015

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Top 15 Comic Book Artists of 2015

Just to add one more “Best Of 2015” tally to the interwebs, I’m throwing in my “Top Comic Book Artists of 2015” vote.

Let’s face it, Marvel walked away with this one. Battleworld blew the doors off the place, but pre-Secret Wars and All-New All-Different Marvel continue to make things difficult for any other publisher trying to get a foothold. (Het-hem, DC. Pay attention.)

But IDW was well-represented by Alex Milne and Livio Ramondelli. (No surprise if you know my undying Transformers love, despite Michael Bay’s atrocities.) And Stjepan Sejic’s Twitch and Adam Warren’s Empowered snuck in there too, but Adam’s art has had my love for the past (censored) years since I was in college, so that’s hardly fair.

Bearing that in mind, in no particular order, here’s my highly biased, totally subjective, “ooo look the numbers match,” Top 15 of 2015 Comic Book Artists of the Year.

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PREVIEW: Angela: Queen of Hel #1

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PREVIEW: Angela: Queen of Hel #1

There’s a new queen in town. And she’s taking over the underworld in ANGELA: QUEEN OF HEL #1 – the brand new ongoing series from Marguerite Bennett, Kim Jacinto and Stephanie Hans! Stolen from Asgard, exiled from Heven and robbed of Sera, her greatest companion – Angela is out for revenge. Plunging deep into the blackest depths of Hel to recover her friend, she’ll come face-to-face with the worst the underworld has to offer. Once there, the lost princess of Asgard will carve out a realm of her very own – as its new Queen! But in her attempt to save her friend, has she lost herself? All hail the new ruler of the underworld when ANGELA: QUEEN OF HEL #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices TODAY!

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Review: Angela: Asgard’s Assassin Vol. 1 – “Priceless”

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Review: Angela: Asgard’s Assassin Vol. 1 – “Priceless”

I’ve been curious about the Angela: Asgard’s Assassin for a while now, since the Comic Issues folks have such glowing things to say about the series on their podcast. The release of the first graphic novel collecting the story of Thor’s long-lost sister seemed like a really good place to jump on board the bandwagon.

First two impressions: a) Marguerite Bennett (co-writing with Kieron Gillen) is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers.

And b) the artwork on this series is really pretty.

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PREVIEW: 1602 Witch Hunter Angela #1

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PREVIEW: 1602 Witch Hunter Angela #1

This June – magic and might battle marvelous monstrosities as Angela and Sera take the fight to Battleworld! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look at 1602 WITCH HUNTER ANGELA #1 – a brand-new Secret Wars series! Blockbuster writers Marguerite Bennett and Kieron Gillen are joined by artists Stephanie Hans and Marguerite Sauvage for an adventure fueled tale that has to be seen to be believed! In King James’ England, two names are feared above all else – Angela and Sera, scourges of all creatures that haunt their Battleworld domain. They seek a new, seductive evil – not witchbreed, but deal-making Faustians, those who bargain with ancient creatures in return for unnatural power. As wicked evil and malicious shadow creep over the land – will Angela and Sera destroy this evil, or will they succumb to it? The answers lie within this June in 1602 WITCH HUNTER ANGELA #1!

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Comic Issues #201: Star Lord Gotham’s Assassin

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Comic Issues #201: Star Lord Gotham’s Assassin

This week your favorite Podcasting Duo catch their breath after last week’s live 200th podcast super-show and catch up on some comics.  When the dust settled on the microphones their three favorites rose to the top of the stack.  Legendary Star Lord #6 is the funniest, bestest, worst date in the galaxy as Peter and Kitty try to make the long distance work and for Anthony and Elizabeth to cringe at how badly the Star Lord bungles thing up.  Another rare appearance for the podcast, a DC title sneaks into the spotlight with Detective Comics #37 serving as a great jumping on point for the book and the art and story by podcast favorite Francis Manapul and Brian Buccalleto have us both interested in what’s to come from the Bat Book that isn’t Scott Snyder’s.

All this plus the latest Mad Max trailer, the Steven Colbert Report interview with Smaug, and more of the normal geeking out you love so much.

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Preview: Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #1

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Preview: Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #1

She’s deadly. She’s dangerous. And she’s getting her own solo series this December! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at ANGELA: ASGARD’S ASSASSIN #1, the explosive new ongoing series debuting this December! Launching as part of Avengers NOW!, the star-studded creative team of Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett, Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans will show you a side of Angela you’ve never seen before, as she cuts a bloody path across the new and unfamiliar Marvel Universe!

The finest warrior in the Tenth Realm, she has been raised to hate Asgard with every fiber of her being. Training, preparing and waiting for the day when the war between Asgard and Heven would begin again. But following the events of Original Sin: Thor & Loki –The Tenth Realm, she must confront her true lineage. She is Odin’s daughter. Thor’s sister. Asgardian

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