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  1. http://www.ew.com/article/2016/09/06/george-rr-martin-winds-winter-date-rumor?xid=entertainment-weekly_socialflow_twitter It's already been denied by the publisher.
  2. Everyone should read 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank. It's brilliant based off the first issue. I've heard similar things about We Can Never Go Home, which shares some of the creative team I think, but have yet to read it.
  3. Image doesn't work like that on creator-owned books such as Rat Queens. They leave those decisions up to the creative team so it'll be all Wiebe and Upchurch (who is credited as co-creator). I'm guessing the balance of power lies with Wiebe though.
  4. It'll tell you on the product listing page. e.g. https://www.comixology.co.uk/Saga-33/digital-comic/332460 That's the listing page for Saga #33. Those four grey and white icons you see just above the user ratings bit explain some of the properties of the comic. The icon on the right, the one with the arrow pointing down, is what comixology uses to signify a DRM-free backup. If you mouse-over it it'll tell you what each icon represents as well. I know Marvel and DC don't do them at all. It's mostly the smaller publishers like Image that do. Obviously though it's best to work on a case by case basis and go by what the product listing says.
  5. Caught up on the first North/Henderson Squirrel Girl series. Absolutely fantastic, some brilliant moments littered throughout that short run. I can see myself revisiting it when in need of a pick-me-up..
  6. I think Abraham would be fine. At the very least we wouldn't have endless chapters of Tyrion on a boat. He's perfectly happy to skip some of the excruciating details where necessary. Not that it's ever going to happen. I wonder if he'd even accept it knowing what he knows about GRRM's intentions.
  7. I'm currently reading Hitman by Garth Ennis and John McCrea. It's brilliant. On the final trade collection now. My anticipation for the upcoming Section Eight miniseries has increased massively based off this read through.
  8. He's also had a wonderful run on the main Adventure Time series just come to a close. Well worth checking that out. Enjoyed the first issue of Squirrel Girl. Got exactly what I was expecting. Antman #1 was also good. Pretty much a continuation of Superior Foes-stlye Nick Spencer. The only Nick Spencer I've liked so far.
  9. That's pretty much how I felt about it on reflection, but I figured it was worth trying out because it fits what Wiper wants and I wouldn't call it bad enough to write off the recommendation altogether.
  10. There's loads of urban fantasy that have female leads. The one I've read, Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews, is quite popular. I remember it being decent but not much more. Might be worth exploring that subgenre. I recently got back to the Spiritwalker books by Kate Elliott (starting with Cold Magic) which I really enjoyed. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin had more mixed reviews but I thought that was worth a try as well. Would also recommend the Dagger and the Coin but that's more female characters part of a cast of rotating POVs (only a small number of them though so it's not too sprawling). I've heard good things about Lois Bujold's fantasy series (the Sharing Knife for example) as well though haven't read them, but just based on some of her other writing that I have read (early Vorkosigan books) I'd recommend trying some out.
  11. Jump straight in with #1. Only go back if you want to fill in some of the details for yourself. There are some good issues in that stretch but nothing essential for Superior Spider-man. #698-700 are scene-setting for Superior as well but again the only thing you need to know is there's been a body swap.
  12. If you're looking for some recent-ish X-men comics I'd recommned X-Men Legacy by Simon Spurrier. Only downside has been the interior artwork (the cover work however by Del Mundo is incredible). If you like that, then there's also the new X-Force series he's writing which I've heard good things about but have yet to start on. And his Six-Gun Gorilla mini-series for a bonus unrelated but still totally good thing to read all in one neat little 6 issue trade.
  13. I'd recommend Spider-man and the Human Torch by Dan Slott and Ty Templeton. Also Thor: The Mighty Avenger by Roger Langridge and Chris Samnee. edit: The Marvel Adventures line might be what you're looking for as well. Here's the wiki page for Marvel Adventures Spider-Man: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_Adventures_Spider-Man#Marvel_Digests Can't speak to the quality of the stories though. I've never read the Adventures line.
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