Deleter comic: Deleter Comic Paper – A4 – with Scale – 135 kg – 40 Sheets

DELETER Comic Book Paper, 8.27 x 11.7 (A4), white

  • Paper size: A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Printing size: 182 x 257mm / Drawing frame: 150 x 220mm
  • Standard guide lines (ruler, bleed, center mark, corner crop, frame mark, drawing frame, page number box)
  • For DOJINSHI (B5), A5, B6
  • 157gsm premium quality, heavy weight paper
  • 40 loose sheets / pack / Made in Japan
  • Brand: Deleter
Size: **8.27 x 11.7″ (A4)** | Style: **STANDARD GUIDE LINES**
DELETER Comic Book Papers are renowned and popular among comic and manga artists from professional to amateur all around the world for its excellent quality and ease of use. Pens smoothly glide over these fine-grained high quality papers with no feathering. This particular model ‘Ruler A Type-135-A4’ ruled manuscript paper contains standard guide lines such as 1mm ruler, bleed, center mark, corner crop, frame mark, drawing frame and page number box. These markings and lines are printed in very light blue so they will not show when it’s scanned or photocopied.
These useful blue lines on the comic paper can help you layout your panels and lines. A4 size manga paper is designed for books in DOJINSHI B5 size, as well as A5 and B6 size books. 157gsm, thick paper is perfect for screen tone jobs on your illustration and works great for tracing on lightbox. This pack contains 40 loose drawing papers and is perfect for storyboards with longer series.

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Ctrl+Alt+Del Comic – A comic about video games! Ctrl+Alt+Del

I don’t do any game modding these days, but back before I started this comic I was pretty big into skinning/modeling for Jedi Knight 2, and was part of a team that brought Jango/Boba Fett in as playable characters, as well as a couple of custom Jedi characters and some maps. We all spent our free time doing this because we really enjoyed the game, and adding more to it for the community.

That is by and large mostly what modding tends to be about, a community of people gathered around enjoying a game. So I’m always dumbfounded by some of the approaches that video game publishers decide to take when dealing with the modding community.

I understand that these companies have a right and a responsibility to protect their brand, and that sometimes mods can go too far, or directly compete with a product the company is attempting to bring to market. But it always seems like the first response is to wave their big stick, and it comes across rather hostile, especially in the case of a franchise like GTA where the modding community has thrived for years, benefitting not only the gamers, but keeping the older games alive in a way they couldn’t do on their own.

So when Take Two comes in and not only starts throwing around DMCAs to clear the runway for their GTA Remastered trilogy (they even DMCA’d someone’s non-modded save file), but then turns around and completely fucks up the implementation of said Remastered trilogy, it’s hard not to be at least a little impressed with the scope of that failure.

In a very George Lucas-y move, Take Two has made all original versions of the early GTA games unavailable on digital storefronts, meaning from here on out the Remastered Trilogy is likely it for playing these games. It’s an absolute mess of bugs and visual glitches (the PC versions was unplayable for three days due to issues with the launcher), and to top it off, they’ve now alienated the modders, the very people who would normally be the first to swoop in and start improving these games.

Episode 248: SUPERMOON – Zelenetz Tackles The Big Gods! Into The Knight -The Moon Knight podcast


In a very much new segment, which sees us have a SUPERMOON up in the sky, ‘Loony Toonz’ Tate joins Rey to chat about Alan Zelenetz’s (Fist of Khonshu) fantasy adventure –


“What If…?” Vol. 1 #39 –

“What If…The Mighty Thor Battled Conan The Barbarian?”

Released June 1983


Alan Zelenetz


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A bit more Moon Knight news on the comics too, to not completely forget our White Knight. ..this, your feedback and more..


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Shine those idols, and dust off the cape….IT’S TIME TO GET YOUR KHONSHU ON!


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Ctrl+Alt+Del | Know Your Meme


Ctrl+Alt+Del (abbreviated CAD) is a gaming-related webcomic and animated series written by Tim Buckley. The name of the comic refers to the Windows command Control-Alt-Delete. Premiering on October 23, 2002, the comic’s focus has gradually shifted away from single strip gags towards longer story arcs and greater continuity through the use of video game references.


Comic Strip Series

The original version of the comic originated on October 23, 2002, starring the main characters: Ethan, an obsessed video gaming fan, and Lucas, his sarcastic roommate. Aside from the original cast of main characters, the series would also contain comics in which the main characters are either monotone stereotypical gamers (referred to as “Players #1, #2, #3 and #4”) or fictional characters from video games.

On November 23, 2012, Tim Buckley announced that the original cast would cease to appear in the comics after a story arc in which the comic’s universe is restored and Ethan is killed. Buckley announced that the main characters would return for a short period later with improved artwork, which he referred to as a “Hollywood Reboot”. From October 29 to November 25, 2014 and from May 4 to May 27, 2015, the CAD website published pages from the digital comic book “Analog and D-Pad” starring Ethan and Jacob, who are displayed as superheroes.

Animated Series

Due to successful animated adaptations of other webcomics such as Cyanide & Happiness, Tim Buckley, with the help of Blind Ferret Entertainment released Ctrl+Alt+Del: The Animated Series, which was made exclusive to CAD Premium subscribers, on February 1st, 2006. The end result received a very negative response among subscribers, with similar complaints concerning the terrible dialogue, poor animation, bad voice acting and a price far too high for the end product ($30 for 12 3 minute episodes). Despite financial loss and poor reception, Blind Ferret made a second season of the series with the same length. The negative reaction to the videos led to a number of parodies, including an entire annotated series.


Winter-een-mas is a holiday created by the comic’s character Ethan. The event served to celebrate gamers and the “gaming spirit” during the month of January. Although the event is celebrated all month, the official holiday occurs the last week of the month (January 25-31) with each day celebrating a different genre of gaming.

  • January 25th: Adventure / Action
  • January 26th: First Person Shooter (FPS)
  • January 27th: Fighting
  • January 28th: Real-time Strategy (RTS)
  • January 29th: Racing
  • January 30th: Role Playing Games (RPGs)
  • January 31st: Sports

Though the event is celebrated by followers of the comic, gaming retailers Ubisoft and GameStop have participated in the holiday with special discounts and sales for games. The event was also featured on a single-serving site (now defunct) which described the event and how to participate in it.

[Hand Drawn Comics] Graphical enhancement of LeetCode to remove duplicate items in a sorted list (LeetCode 82 questions)

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1. Write ahead

Drawn comics series officially launched! ! ! The Illustrated LeetCode Brush Question Plan is here! ! !

Today is the fourteenth issue. Fight for one number every day, up to two days, everyone can follow me…. …

I am a pigeon. … …

2. Name

Look at the title first,

compare to last question, [Freehand Comics] LeetCode graphical code to remove duplicate items in a sorted list (LeetCode 83 questions)

Well, all nodes are removed, but this time all nodes need to be removed … For example, if 3 is repeated, then all 3 are removed ~

Okay, stop talking nonsense, let’s get started.


Okay, let’s see.

Double pointer if q Element pointed to and p The elements of the next node are the same, q Continue if the next one remains the same, it means that you have encountered a duplicate element.

If there are multiple elements in one paragraph, the whole paragraph will be deleted directly, otherwise it means there is only one and nothing wrong.

4. Code

class Solution {
    ListNode * deleteDuplicates (ListNode * head) {
        auto dummy = new ListNode (-1);
        dummy-> next = head;
        auto p = dummy;
        while (p-> next) {
            auto q = p-> next;
            while (q && q-> val == p-> next-> val) {
                q = q-> next;
            if (p-> next-> next == q) p = p-> next;
            else p-> next = q;
        return dummy-> next;

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90,000 How to get to the comics festival in Tuscan Lucca in the days of Covid

At the end of October, I unexpectedly managed to find myself in the very heart of Italy – in Tuscany. Unexpectedly, but not by accident. Because for two years now I have been conducting at a Moscow publishing house a series of illustrated children’s books, mostly, of course, Italian.And for 55 years now, Lucca has hosted Europe’s largest festival of comics and the accompanying subculture. And when it became known that Lucca Comics & Games is this year, my counterparts are Italian publishers, with whom I have not been able to meet at the children’s literature fair in Bologna for two years now, because the fair is being transferred online, they asked: why don’t you come to Lucca? And really why?

This question was not raised. The question was – how? My regular guestbook expired just before the lockout. And until the year before last, I would just call one of my Italian friends to send me an invitation. But now, by private invitation, no one would give me a visa. But still, when you have been translating Italian books for 25 years and publishing them for two years, this issue has also been resolved.

I passed the border with the Moscow PCR test without any problems; and then, having heard enough horror stories in Moscow about passengers getting off trains without a green pass, that is, without a note about a vaccine recognized in Europe or a fresh negative test, he was going to immediately make a new one.But already at the airport Bergamo got the first idea of ​​how the inside of Italy treats this very green pass. In the information window, they calmly answered me: “The laboratory at the airport has already closed, go wherever you need to, then you will do it.” Indeed, during two days of intensive travel by buses, high-speed and regional trains, no one has ever asked me for a green pass.

Asked only in Lucca. Unlike railway workers, organizers of festivals in Italy, as well as in Russia, are obliged to literally comply with the strictest requirements, in particular – to let any of the 15 festival sites under the roof only upon presentation of a valid QR code.It is the code, not the test! When I showed the English word negative in my Russian test from the phone, the controllers were delighted, but the QR code of “Gosuslug” to their sincere surprise was not read by the Italian scanner for some reason, and they did not let me through.

The only solution to the problem is a rapid test, called in Italy the understandable word tampone, and in science – rapid ummunoassay test. It is done in any pharmacy and in special mobile points in 15 minutes for € 22 and is valid for 48 hours. But in small Lucca, where crowds gathered (according to the organizers, 90 thousand tickets were sold in four days, reaching the blissful state of sold out), the queue for tampone was scheduled until the next evening. But I was lucky: I was pushed into an accidentally vacated place.

About this festival, which is the largest event in this art form, which is rapidly developing at the junction of the highest Italian book culture, ancient Italian fresco painting and the latest mass culture, in short, we can say that it is, of course, first of all a full-fledged book fair. That this year is also emphasized by the significant motto from the “Divine Comedy”: “… a riveder le stelle” (“… to ripen the stars again”).Three hundred publishers came to it, they show films, present awards, hold meetings with guests of honor, including this year, for example, the creator of Sin City, Frank Miller and Roberto Saviano, the author of the acclaimed Gomorrah. As you know, he was forced to live for several years under police protection because of the threats of the Neapolitan mafia exposed by him, and now he has released, together with the Israeli artist Asaf Hanukkah, a graphic novel with the characteristic title “I am still alive!”

In addition, there are several impressive exhibitions. In the ducal palace there are self-portraits of 52 Italian comics artists, commissioned by none other than the director of the Uffizi, Aike Schmidt. In the permanent collection of which this collection will move at the end of the festival – which is rightly described by the director of the festival, Emmanuele Vietina, as an unprecedented breakthrough, because the collection of Uffizi self-portraits is Raphael, Titian, etc.

An installation dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Rome has been deployed in the Church of San Cristoforo.And also accompanied by artistic reflections of comics on this, in the traditional view, not a comic theme at all.

Still, Lucca Comics & Games is a fun carnival. On which, among the crowds of people (in masks and without), the characters of all universes, from “Harry Potter” and “Marvel” to the Egyptian gods and mad hatters arm in arm with Alice, parade with an important air. Of course, such a cosplay takes place at any such festival, but here, between the medieval walls, under the gentle Tuscan sun even at the very end of October, it is perceived as something especially natural. Perhaps it is also because Lucca is not only the “estate of the Bonaparte family”, which is sarcastic about in the beginning of “War and Peace”, but also the birthplace of Carlo Lorenzini, known to the whole world as Carlo Collodi …

Leaving the world of Pope Carlo with regret , I, as they say, relaxed. And, as it turned out, ahead of time. The hours that I spent on the “Florence – Rome” train, I had not to flip through the newly acquired fat graph novelists with rapture, but to carefully study the rules of Fiumicino airport. And then it would not be a stunning surprise for me that this very rapid test is by no means enough to fly abroad, but it is necessary to arrive at the airport very much in advance, five or six hours in advance, in order to have time to do a full-fledged PCR test there for € 70 …Unless, of course, you want to do express PCR in the city in 4 hours and for € 140, as I ended up doing. However, this did not help either: the flight had to be postponed twice, and in the end I flew away not on the evening of the second, but only in the afternoon of November 4.

We must pay tribute to the employees of the airline: they treated my problems with full understanding and went forward as much as possible. Perhaps they were touched by a huge bruise, noticeably gleaming on my rather large forehead – the result of too close contact with the Roman pavement.“If the signor flies like that anyway, then he really needs it,” they probably decided. I really needed to – right after Italy there was a fair in Sharjah. And besides, the “signor” was just terribly offended! This summer I wound exactly 500 km around Moscow on a rental electric scooter without any damage, and in Rome it took ten minutes to “catch” a pothole in an ancient cobblestone, so much so that the very moment of the fall was completely shaken from my memory.

But how beautiful Italy is, of course, is impossible to shake out on any pothole.And it will remain beautiful under any circumstances. To which, alas, you have to get used to. It is now clear that tough anti-epidemic measures will remain with us for a long time, as well as counter-terrorism measures unthinkable before September 11. It makes no sense to wait out them, but you just need to lay them in budgets and time calculations. Alas, a new, viscous one has come to replace the Iron Curtain. But still surmountable.

And, of course, if you do not resist the temptation to rent one of the scattered “loose” electric scooters in the center of the ancient city, be extremely careful! Paving stones do not forgive distraction.Especially those who felt like a superman.

Using Effects in iMovie – Apple Support (RU)

Modify video with video filters, color adjustment tools, and the Ken Burns effect.

Using effects in iMovie on iPhone or iPad

iMovie has built-in effects that you can use to modify clips. For example, you can select a specific color palette using a preset filter such as Black & White or Sepia. And if you have photographs in your iMovie project, you can apply the Ken Burns effect, which makes it appear as if the camera is moving past objects in the photo, moving closer to them, or moving away from them.

You can use the green studio effect in iMovie to overlay green studio footage with the background image.

Using filters in iMovie on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Adding a filter to a separate video clip in a project:

  1. Click a video clip in the timeline to select it.
  2. Click the Filters button, then select a filter to see its effect in the viewer.
  3. Click outside the filter to apply it, or select None if you do not want to use the filter.

You can apply the filter to the entire project at once:

  1. Open a project.
  2. Click the Project Settings button, select a filter, then click Finish. Filters will be applied to all video clips in the project, but not to photos or other still images.

If you want to add a filter to a photo, do so in Photos, and then add the photo back to the project timeline. Photos has many filters similar to those in iMovie.

Ken Burns effect setting

iMovie automatically applies the Ken Burns Effect to all photos added to an iMovie project. This effect can be configured or disabled.

  1. In the timeline, click the photo for which you want to adjust the effect.
  2. Click the Actions button to open the Ken Burns effect controls in the viewer.
  3. To set the initial cropping of the photo, press the Start button, then pinch your fingers in or out to zoom in or out, and drag the image into the viewer.
  4. To set the final cropping of the photo, click the End button, then pinch your fingers apart or apart to zoom in or out, and drag the image into the viewer.
  5. To turn off the Ken Burns Effect for a photo, click the Ken Burns Effect On icon.

Using effects in iMovie on Mac

iMovie has built-in effects that you can use to modify clips. These effects can quickly improve the picture and sound quality of a clip. For example, you can select a specific color palette using a preset filter such as Black and White or Sepia.Adjust colors, match clip color schemes, adjust white or gray balance, and more with built-in automatic color adjustment tools. You can also manually adjust the color.

You can use the green studio effect in iMovie to overlay green studio footage with the background image.

Quickly improve the look and sound of a video clip in iMovie on Mac

To quickly enhance the look and sound of a clip, select it in the browser or in the timeline, then click the Enhance button above the viewport.

Using the built-in filter in iMovie on Mac

  1. Select one or more clips in the browser or in the timeline, then click the Clip Filter & Audio Effects button above the viewport.
  2. Click the Clip Filter button.
  3. In the window showing different filters, hover over the filter to see the clip with that filter in the preview window. Then click the filter to apply it to the selected clips.
  4. To turn off the filter, click the Clip Filter & Audio Effects button, then click Reset.

Automatically change video color in iMovie on Mac

  1. Select one or more video clips in the browser or in the timeline.
  2. Click the Color Balance button above the viewport, then choose one of the following options.
    • Press Auto to adjust the color automatically.
    • To match the colors of two clips, click Match Color, drag the cursor (which turns into an eyedropper icon) over the clip you want to match the selected clip, find the frame you want to use as a reference for the color matching, and click on it.
    • To adjust the white or gray color in a clip, click the White Balance button, then click the portion of the clip that you want to be white or gray in the viewer.
    • To adjust the color of a clip for flesh tones, click the Flesh Tone Balance button, and then, in the viewport, click the exposed body region shown in the clip.
  3. When done, click the Apply radio button. To turn the effect on or off, drag the switch. Or click the “Undo” button to discard the changes.

Change video color manually in iMovie on Mac

With built-in color correction tools in iMovie, you can make the colors in your clips as natural as possible or completely change them.Select one or more clips in the browser or timeline, then click the Color Correction button above the viewport to open the color correction controls:

  • To adjust shadows, brightness, contrast, or highlights, drag the sliders in the control tool on the left.
  • Drag the Saturation slider in the center to adjust saturation (color intensity).
  • Drag the Color Temperature slider to the right to adjust the color temperature.

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90,000 St. Petersburg court banned the cartoon and comics “Class of Assassins” – RBK

Photo: Pixabay

The Moscow District Court of St. Petersburg has banned three more anime series and one comic manga on two sites.This was reported by the united press service of city courts.

In particular, the cartoons “The Riddle of the Devil” and “Class of Assassins” on the YummyAnime portal were included in the stop-list. Also banned were the anime “Tokyo Ghoul” and the comic-manga “Class of Assassins” on

Petersburg courts began blocking anime en masse in early 2021. First, the Kolpinsky District Court banned the distribution of the anime Death Note, Inuyashiki, Tokyo Ghoul, Elven Song and Akira and Sora.The Kirovsky District Court added to them “False Conclusions”, “Darwin’s Game” and “Sweet Life.” “,” Blade of Manyu “and” Still life in gray tones “. The Moscow District Court then banned links to the Interspecies Reviewers anime on three sites.

Basically, when studying these cartoons, prosecutors and then the courts came to the conclusion that the videos motivate children and adolescents to destructive behavior, including the use of violence against others.In particular, in one of the January court decisions it was said that, according to the prosecutor’s office, the animated series “Tokyo Ghoul” “harms the mental health, moral and spiritual development of minors.”

Earlier, the lawyer of Roskomsvoboda, Sarkis Darbinyan, noted that the established judicial practice obliges judges to indicate in the resolution part of decisions a specific reference to prohibited content. “After that, the material is sent to Roskomnadzor, which notifies the site owner that such and such a URL needs to be removed – and if it does not … It is clear that everyone works on https, the RKN cannot block page by page, so providers begin to block the entire domain”, – quotes an expert from Mediazon.

90,000 100 Recommended Comics –

Have you always been interested in comics, but have not come across anything except “Funny Pictures” and “Mickey Mouse”? Are you wondering why comics are often the inspiration for Hollywood? Do you want to understand why adults read comics, forgetting about everything? You have come to the right place! Below is a list of American comics that we recommend to anyone interested in them but doesn’t know where to start.

It should be clarified right away – all comics on this list are presented in their native English . Some of them can be found in Russian, but the translation, as a rule, leaves much to be desired.

The list was compiled by seasoned comic geeks from different parts of the former USSR. The compilers tried to cover the entire spectrum of the medium as objectively as possible and summarize in the list all the best, for which comics are called an independent form of art along with literature and cinema.

Historically, the main genre trend in American comics is superhero – as a result, half of this list is somehow associated with superheroes. This should not scare you off – start reading and you will understand how unforgivable you were about the characters in stupid costumes.

Of course 100 positions could not accommodate all significant works. There are much more worthy comics and new ones regularly appear among them.It was decided not to include manga in the list – it should be done by other experts. The presence of European and underground works is also small – you can reach all of this yourself, if you wish, starting from the proposed list.

So, you are at the beginning of your journey, before you are shelves with absolute classics – choose, start reading, discover new worlds and you will forget about everything!

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Watchmen ✓

Scenario: Alan Moore

Drawing: Dave Gibbons

At first glance, this is a simple story about former “superheroes” and the events surrounding the mysterious murder of one of them.In fact, behind the ridiculous names and costumes is an epoch-making work that has influenced not only the comic book industry, but also modern cinema. Watchmen is the only comic to be included in the Top 100 Literary Works of the 20th century according to TIME magazine.

In this work, the potential of the comic book as a form of presentation is used 100%. The history of the “Guardians” is so multi-layered and detailed that all other forms will simply kill one or another aspect or plan laid down by the authors.The comic is literally packed with metaphors, allegories, symbols, references to real events and personalities. After the release of the film, the point of view became even stronger that this comic could not be filmed.

Watchmen is the destruction of the superhero archetype, the innovative adaptation of cinematic techniques to the form of comics and the powerful use of symbolism.

✓ Published in Russian

  • Guardians / translated by M. Junger, ed. S. Berezhny – Amphora, 2009
  • Guardians / Absolute edition / translation by M.Junger, I. Smirnova – ABC, 2014

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Batman: The Killing Joke

Scenario: Alan Moore

Drawing: Brian Bolland

The main comic about the Joker, shedding light on the mystery of his origin and demonstrating the depth of this character’s mental disorder.The work puts a rather fat point in reflections on the endless confrontation between Batman and Joker after the latter breaks their unspoken rules and goes further in his villainies than usual.

The Alan Moore comic is one of the textbook moments of Batman’s biography and history of its publication; and the first of the Bat-line comics intended exclusively for an adult audience. The image of the Joker, embodied by Heath Ledger in the movie “The Dark Knight”, is largely based on the character created by Moore.



  • Jack of Fables – after Fables # 50
  • The Literals – after Fables # 83
  • The Last Castle
  • The 1001 Nights of Snowfall
  • Scenario: Bill Willingham

    Drawing: Mark Buckingham

    Heroes of fairy tales, legends and songs, being expelled from their world, move into our reality.Snow White, Gray Wolf, Bluebeard, Prince Charming and others live among us, disguising themselves as ordinary people, and dream of one day reclaiming their lands.

    This is not a humorous story in the spirit of “Shrek”: perhaps no one has ever done such a clever and subtle rethinking of the heroes of world folklore.


    New X-Men ✓

    # 114-154, Annual 2001

    Scenario: Grant Morrison

    Drawing: Frank Quightley, Ethan van Skyver, Igor Corday, Jean Paul Leon, Phil Jimenez, Mark Silvestri, Caron Grant

    One of the most important comic book series about the X-Men, largely reimagining their imagery for the 21st century.In this series, not only are all the features characteristic of these heroes collected – here they are elevated to the absolute and performed in a reference manner. The dynamics of relations within a motley team, a well-thought-out dizzying storyline, a fast pace and a magnificent drawing. After reading this episode, you may well find that you have become a dedicated fan of superhero comics.


    The Walking Dead ✓

    Scenario: Robert Kirkman

    Drawing: Tony Moore, Charlie Adlard

    This comic provides an answer to the question of what happens to the heroes of the zombie apocalypse films after the end credits.In this case, this is the story of police officer Rick Grimes, who, waking up from a coma in a city hospital, realizes that he missed the beginning of the end of the world. According to the tradition of the genre, the main threat does not come from the dead, but from ordinary people, whom the disaster and the subsequent situation did not change for the better.

    The Walking Dead comic is rightfully considered one of the best works in the zombie horror genre and not only among comics.


    Scott Pilgrim ✓

    Scenario: Brian Lee O’malley

    Drawing: Brian Lee O’malley

    Scott Pilgrim is a young Canadian indie rocker, unemployed slob who plays video games.The habitual way of his life changes dramatically when he meets the beautiful Ramona. But to be eligible to date her, Scott must defeat seven of her ex-boyfriends.

    A real geek epic, in which recognizable situations from everyday life and scenes from fantastic comics, cartoons and video games are combined in a supernatural way.


    The Sandman ✓

    Scenario: Neil Gaiman

    Drawing: Dave McKean, Sam Keith, Mike Dringenberg, Malcolm Jones III, Kelly Jones and others.

    Neil Gaiman’s epic comic that became the flagship of Vertigo and set the tone for its subsequent mystical series. In the center of the plot is the lord of dreams Morpheus, trying to restore his kingdom after a long stay in captivity with people, and his Eternal relatives – living embodiments of Destiny, Death, Destruction, Despair, Desire and Enrage (in the English original, all their names begin with D). The series consists of short and not so stories, which in the end add up to an epic novel about dreams.

    For 75 issues, published from 1989 to 1996, Gaiman created a multi-layered and dark fantasy saga that incorporates elements of various mythologies and is recognized as one of the main achievements of modern culture.



  • Transmetropolitan: Filth of The City
  • Transmetropolitan: I Hate It Here
  • Scenario: Warren Ellis

    Drawing: Darick Robertson

    Transmetropolitan – “magnum opus” by Warren Ellis, in which the author expressed everything he thinks about politics, religion, culture and technology.

    The protagonist, created in the image and likeness of gonzo journalist Hunter Thompson, aggressive truth-teller Spider Jerusalem by the power of the printed word exposes the vices of the insane city of the future and fights against a corrupt government.


    Invincible ✓

    Scenario: Robert Kirkman

    Drawing: Corey Walker, Ryan Ottley

    A synthesis of all the best there is in the superhero genre: classic ease of presentation + modern “realism and dark” + postmodern references to the genre’s past + dashing plot + vivid living characters = Probably the best superhero comic in the Universe!


    All Star Superman ✓

    Scenario: Grant Morrison

    Drawing: Frank Quightley

    In the words of some Western critics, it is “the only Superman comic you absolutely must read” .A short (12 episodes in total), but at the same time an extremely capacious story that contains the whole essence of this character and describes the end of his life path.


    Batman: Year One

    Batman vol. 1 # 404-407

    Scenario: Frank Miller

    Drawing: David Mazuchelli

    The story of Batman’s first steps in the fight against crime, which has become a classic and is not at all outdated since its release.This comic has become a reference for subsequent authors and a source of inspiration for Christopher Nolan in the work on the Batman trilogy.


    Y: The Last Man

    Scenario: Brian K. Vaughn

    Drawing: Pia Guerra

    For some unknown reason, the entire male population of the Earth dies.Only the young American Yorick and his pet monkey survive. The last man on the planet embarks on a dangerous journey through the difficult world of women in search of his beloved. On the way, he observes the shocking changes that have occurred to humanity after the disaster.



  • Planetary / The Authority: Ruling the World
  • Planetary / Batman: Night on Earth
  • Planetary / JLA: Terra Occulta
  • Scenario: Warren Ellis

    Drawing: John Cassaday

    Planetary is a secret organization engaged in the study of the secret history of the Earth, the search for ancient artifacts and the investigation of paranormal incidents.The main characters are three super-people who are at the forefront of science. The world in which they operate is filled with events and personalities described in the popular culture of the 20th century. In addition to being a fun and amazing adventure, Planetary can serve as a test of awareness in comics, literature, and science.


    Captain America ✓

    vol.5 # 1-50, 600-619, vol. 6 # 1 -…

  • Winter Soldier: Winter Kills
  • Captain America: Reborn
  • Who Will Wield The Shield?
  • Captain America & Bucky # 620 -…
  • Scenario: Ed Brubaker

    Drawing: Steve Epting, Butch Guise, Luke Ross, Mike Perkins, Michael Lark et al.

    A captivating blend of superheroics and modern spy action, surprisingly able to interest even those who don’t even want to hear about a man fighting for the truth in a suit the color of the Stars and Stripes.


    100 Bullets

    Scenario: Brian Azzarello

    Drawing: Eduardo Risso

    Mysterious Agent Graves offers desperate people a chance to deal with those responsible for their misfortunes: a suitcase with evidence of guilt, a pistol and hundreds of bullets that cannot be traced.A little later, the story of sweet retribution turns into a swirling crime thriller with a conspiracy theory.


    The Dark Knight Returns

    Scenario: Frank Miller

    Drawing: Frank Miller

    Superheroes would sometimes die but never grow old until Frank Miller came along.His Batman is riddled with wrinkles and lives in a strange cyberpunk world, but he cannot remain aloof, as before. He puts on the suit again, finds a new Robin and goes out to the last battle with his enemies and former friends, who were also not spared by time.



    Scenario: Garth Ennis

    Drawing: Steve Dillon

    The main character, a young preacher Jess Caster, one day becomes possessed by a heavenly entity – the fruit of the sin of an angel and a demon – named Genesis.As a result of the incident, Jess’s church is burned down, with his entire parish, and Jess himself gains an unusual gift of the Word of God. After that, the hero goes across America in search of God, who fled from the Kingdom of Heaven on the day Genesis was born. On the way, Jess meets his ex-girlfriend and finds a new friend in the person of an Irish vampire shirt. In addition, Jess has an imaginary “partner” in the guise of John Wayne, whom no one sees except Jess and who constantly gives him good advice.Traveling across America, the heroes are constantly faced with various maniacs, perverts and other earthly evil. In addition, they are simultaneously pursued by a secret religious organization and the Patron Saint of the Assassins – the invulnerable and purposeful Angel of Death.


    Daredevil ✓

    vol. 1 # 168–191, 219, 226-233

  • Daredevil: Love and War (1986)
  • Scenario: Frank Miller

    Drawing: David Mazzuchelli and Bill Sienkiewicz

    A comic about a blind crime fighter (who at first glance combines the features of Spider-Man and Batman) turns out to be a powerful crime saga, perfectly balancing between noir and superheroics.It is the period of Frank Miller’s work on the series that is considered key in the history of Derdeville – it is believed that under Miller, the character was actually reinvented and proved his right to be taken seriously.


    Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.

    Scenario: Warren Ellis

    Drawing: Stuart Immonen

    A group of frostbitten superhero losers (including a robot that despises people; a former drunkard who received superpowers from aliens and a superhero analogue of Paris Hilton) oppose the Evil Corporation (c), which tests monstrously ridiculous weapons of mass destruction on American citizens.The craziest comic book in a very conditional framework of the Marvel Universe.



    Scenario: Ed Brubaker

    Drawing: Sean Phillips

    Thrilling and masterfully told stories about people who have chosen a criminal path. The comic was written with all respect for the canons of literary and cinematic classics of the genre and is able to amaze even a sophisticated reader with incredible plot twists.


    The Losers

    Scenario: Andy Diggle

    Figure: Jock

    A detachment of secret agents is massively set up. In an attempt to get revenge on the CIA, the Losers uncover a government conspiracy. An incredibly dynamic and inventive comic-action movie, capable of capturing no worse than the best Hollywood counterparts.



    Eclipse, 1985-1992
    Marvel, 2014 -…

    Scenario: Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman

    Drawing: Gary Leach, Alan Davis, John Totleben, Mark Buckingham

    Alan Moore’s rethinking of the story of an old British superhero, which eventually became the foundation for the master’s further work and a source of ideas for a number of modern comics about superheroes.In “Miracleman” superheroes appear as real pagan gods, taking care of the planet, and gradually losing the remnants of humanity due to their power.



    Scenario: Grant Morrison

    Drawing: Frank Quightley

    A cruel but insanely touching story about three pets kidnapped and turned into killer cyborgs in a secret military experiment.A deconstruction of the genre of children’s films about cute animals looking for their way home. The local animals – a cat, a dog and a rabbit – also run home, but at the same time they hack to pieces those who try to stop them, and at the same time help those who treat them humanly.


    Ex Machina

    Scenario: Brian K.Won

    Drawing: Tony Harris

    As a result of an accident, Mitchell Hunderd gained an incredible ability to use his voice to control any mechanism – be it a microwave oven, a pistol or an electric train. Being a fan of comics since childhood, Mitchell decides to use his gift for good and becomes the first and only superhero in the world. During the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, he manages to save one of the WTC towers, after which, on the wave of popular love, Khandred becomes the mayor of New York and leaves superheroism in the past.The helmet is hung on a nail, but hard memories and difficult political decisions will not let the new mayor or the reader relax.


    The Invincible Iron Man ✓

    # 1–33, Annual # 1, # 500–527

    Scenario: Matt Fraction

    Drawing: Salvador Larroca

    Millionaire superhero Tony Stark has to fight unscrupulous terrorists, lose almost everything and go on the run after being declared an enemy of the state by the government.Released in the wake of the success of Iron Man, the series has become one of Marvel’s best trending products in a short space of time. The trick is that both hardcore Marvel fans and those whose acquaintance with Tony is limited to film adaptations can easily read this comic.


    The Ultimates ✓

    vol.1 # 1-13, vol. 2 # 1-13, Annual # 1

    Scenario: Mark Millar

    Drawing: Brian Hitch, Steve Dillon

    Adapted for the 21st century reader, the story of the classic Marvel superhero team. In this universe, they operate under the leadership of the US government in the person of the black General Nick Fury, whose prototype was the actor Samuel L. Jackson. The influence of cinema was not limited to this – the entire comic is literally at the mercy of widescreen Hollywood standards.”Ultimates” are compared to the films of Michael Bay with the difference that the comic is not limited by the budget and rating framework, as a result of which the heroes behave like real people, the action is more inventive and cruel, and the scenes of large-scale battles look like a billion dollars. A distinctive feature of this comic is realism (there are no panties over tights and colorful costumes) and the deconstruction of the images of the classic Marvel superheroes, which are presented here by personalities far from ideal.



    vol.2 # 0-80

  • 80-page Giant
  • Annual # 1 & # 2
  • The Shade
  • Showcase ’95 # 12
  • Showcase ’96 # 4-5
  • Scenario: James Robinson

    Drawing: Tony Harris

    Jack Knight is a simple guy. Except that his father is a former superhero, and Jack’s older brother continues his work. Jack himself treats superheroism with contempt and disapproval.But one day his brother dies, and Jack has to radically reconsider his views on life and eventually become the new Starman. This monumental work is a classic of 90s superhero comics and one of the clearest examples of continuity in the DC universe.


    Kingdom Come

    Scenario: Mark Wade

    Drawing: Alex Ross

    A renaissance of classic superheroics in the era of big guns and cool antiheroes.Aged Superman and his comrades return after 20 years of non-interference in earthly affairs to teach a lesson to the quarrelsome youth with supernormal abilities. The comic is entirely drawn by iconic artist Alex Ross in his characteristic photorealistic manner.



    Scenario: Warren Ellis

    Drawing: Ben Templesmith

    Police detective, gets a new position in a gloomy inhospitable town, reminiscent of Twin Peaks.In each episode, the protagonist investigates a new extraordinary case and meets with representatives of various social strata of the town’s population. An extraordinary in form and wildly atmospheric comic, partly intended for neophytes and expressing Warren Ellis’s aspiration to create something as interesting as simple.



    Scenario: Mike Mignola

    Drawing: Mike Mignola

    Paranormal investigations conducted by a good-natured demon, the most reliable way to solve problems for which is a brave blow with a stone fist.Compared to the film adaptation, the comic is darker and more informative due to the unique visual style of Mike Mignola and his generous knowledge of world folklore.


    The Amazing Spider-Man ✓

    # 471-545

    Script: Jay Michael Strazhinski

    Drawing: John Romita, Mike Deodato, Ron Garney

    The matured superhero works as a teacher, faces enemies far more serious than robbers in animal costumes, and uncovers vital secrets of his past.Best Spider-Man Comic Series Ever. You will not find a deeper disclosure of the character of Spider-Man in any other comic.


    Swamp Thing

    vol. 2 # 20–58, # 60–61, # 63–64

    Scenario: Alan Moore

    Drawing: Stephen Bissette

    The main character is a plant with human consciousness, capable of loving and protecting nature and humanity from external and internal threats.Alan Moore’s first work for DC Comics, which became a classic of horror comics and served as the impetus for the publication of a line of comics for an adult audience, which later turned into a division of Vertigo.


    V for Vendetta ✓

    Scenario: Alan Moore

    Drawing: David Lloyd

    A character-filled dark story about the mysterious Anarchist V seeking to destroy the fascist dictatorship in Orwellian England.The work is based on the real fears of the British in the first half of the 80s.

    A relatively good film adaptation, filmed under the patronage of the Wachowski Brothers in 2006, is a highly simplified version of the original comic strip.

    ✓ Published in Russian

  • V – means vendetta / translated by M. Jünger – Amphora, 2007
  • V – means Vendetta / Absolute edition / translation by M. Junger, I. Smirnova, E. Lichtenstein – ABC, 2015
  • Related materials:

  • Interview with David Lloyd
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    Shade The Changing Man

    Scenario: Peter Milligan

    Drawing: Chris Bachalo

    An alien in the body of an executed maniac and the victim of this maniac are trying to stop a demon that has invaded American culture.On their surreal journey through the country, they encounter physical manifestations of aspects of this very culture, many of which are deadly.


    DC: The New Frontier

    Scenario: Darwin Cook

    Drawing: Darwin Cook

    Fragmented after a major internal conflict, the superhero community unites against a global threat and meets a new wave of heroes that heralds a change of era.Atmospheric retro comic strip about the so-called “Silver Age” of superheroics – the 50s of the XX century with aesthetics corresponding to this time and the world situation.


    Doom Patrol

    vol. 2 # 19–63

  • Doom Force Special
  • Scenario: Grant Morrison

    Drawing: Richard Keyes

    Doom Patrol – a team of accident victims – confronts completely incredible and absurd threats that alter reality, attack the imagination and try to destroy eccentricity.

    One of the most original and amazing comics about superheroes, it is not shy about its roots and the use of concepts from the outside, such as the ideas of Albert Hoffmann and the surrealist movement.


    Pride of Baghdad

    Scenario: Brian K. Vaughn

    Drawing: Nico Henrikon

    Based on true events, full of drama, the story of the lion’s pride, free from the bombing that destroyed the Baghdad zoo.”The Lion King” for adults.



    # 27, # 41-50, # 52-83, # 129-133, # 146-215, # 229-249

  • Hellblazer Special
  • Hellblazer: All His Engines GN
  • Script: Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Brian Azzarello, Mike Carey, Andy Diggle, Jason Aaron

    John Constantine – British, magician and bastard.Every day, he confronts both personal demons and the real ones who seek to drag him to hell.

    The longest running series in the history of Vertigo, still one of its flagships and continuing to expand its rich mythology. Based on the comics “Hellblazer”, the film “Constantine” was filmed with Keanu Reeves in the title role. From the image created in the comics in the film, almost nothing remained.




    Scenario: Brian Azzarello

    Drawing: Lee Bermejo

    A realistic and dark take on Batman’s eternal enemy.The Joker appears here as a relatively common but unbalanced criminal who instills fear in his accomplices.

    The comic is ideologically similar to the film “The Dark Knight” and, above all, is recommended to its fans.


    Astonishing X-Men ✓

    vol. 3 # 1–24, Giant-Sized # 1–2

    Scenario: Joss Whedon

    Graphic: John Cassaday

    A fairly self-contained comic book series about the X-Men, penned by the cult TV screenwriter Joss Whedon (or Whedon), the author of such series as Buffy, Firefly and The Doll’s House.This series represents one of the best stories about the X-Men and is the author’s main achievement in the field of comics. There is everything here – high-quality science fiction, philosophical reflections, amazing action, great humor, flights to other worlds and space battles! Whedon’s signature dialogue and unexpected plot twists are also in place.


    Green Lantern

    Green Lantern Rebirth → Green Lantern vol.4 → Sinestro Corps War Special

    Scenario: Jeff Jones

    Drawing: Ethan Van Skyver, Carlos Pacheco, Ivan Race, Phillip Tan, Doug Manke

    Green Lanterns – The Intergalactic Police Corps, which has been guarding the Ecumenical order since ancient times. Their service weapon is the Rings of Power, controlled by willpower.

    Green Lantern is literally “Star Wars” of superhero comics.Currently, the series is one of the flagships of the publishing house DC – along with the comics about Batman and Superman. The series achieved this status thanks to screenwriter Jeff Jones, who revived the destroyed Corps and resurrected the iconic Green Lantern Hal Jordon, who had been dead for many years.



    vol.2 # 16-19, # 26-50, # 56-119, # 500 + Annual # 1

    Scenario: Brian M. Bendis, Ed Brubaker

    Drawing: Alex Maleev, David Mack, Michael Lark

    The real name of the superhero becomes known to the press – if not a prison, then certainly the end of his career threatens him. Both options do not suit the blind defender of justice.

    A rare comic strip about a famous superhero, in which the protagonist spends more “screen” time without a mask and costume, without giving the reader a single chance to quit reading half way.


    Action Comics

    # 837-840, # 844-846, # 850-851, Annual # 10-11, # 855-873

    Scenario: Jeff Jones, Richard Donner

    Drawing: Andy Kubert, Eric Powell, Gary Frank

    A collaboration between Jeff Jones (one of the main contemporary authors of DC Comics) and Richard Donner (director of the classic Superman adaptation with Kristoffer Reeve), in which the legendary superhero is confronted by criminals from his home planet.And also several plots from Jones’ solo, combining the charm of classic stories and a modern approach to the script.



    vol. 5 # 1-60

    Scenario: Garth Ennis

    Drawing: Lewis LaRosa, Leandro Fernandez, Goran Parlov, Dougie Braithwaite, Lan Medina, Howard Chaikin, Tim Bradstreet

    Frank Castle, a Vietnam veteran whose family was killed by the mafia, is waging a merciless war against crime in all its forms.The action takes place in a cruel world without superheroes and villains in tights. The protagonist is completely poised and perfectly trained, but he is not superman, and his life often hangs in the balance.

    This series is rightfully considered the standard of comics about the Punisher.


    Black Hole ✓

    Scenario: Charles Burns

    Drawing: Charles Burns

    A psychological drama about teenagers in the American province, among whom a venereal disease has spread, causing irreversible mutations.

    Despite the visible fantastic elements, this is not a horror about body snatchers, but a story of growing up in a frightening and “alien” world for a teenager.



    # 116-129

  • X-Statix ​​# 1-26
  • Wolverine & Doop # 1-2
  • X-Statix ​​Presents: Dead Girl # 1-5
  • I (heart) Marvel: My Mutant Heart # 1 Doop story
  • Scenario: Peter Milligan

    Drawing: Mike Allred, Darwin Cook

    Amazing adventures of a team of mutants, whose life has been turned into an endless reality show.

    Despite the caricature of the characters, Milligan easily makes the reader empathize with them as if they were alive. And the drawing by Michael Allred and the invited artists underlines the absurdity of what is happening.


    The Immortal Iron Fist

    # 1-27, Annual # 1

  • Iron Fist Story from Civil War: Choosing Sides
  • Orson Randall and the Green Mist of Death
  • Death Queen
  • Script: Ed Brubaker, Matt Fractionshen, Duane Swerczynski

    The comic begins as another adventure by Danny “Iron Fist” Rand, but quickly develops into an epic that encompasses several generations of Iron Fists and fighters against evil from other worlds.

    The superhero Iron Fist, using his inner energy as a weapon, appeared in the 70s on the wave of kung fu fashion, but over time, like kung fu, has lost its popularity. This comic brings him back to the forefront of the Marvel Universe with triumph, not ashamed of past stories, but using them and new ideas to enrich the hero’s mythology.



    “Welcome Back, Frank”

    Scenario: Garth Ennis

    Drawing: Steve Dillon

    In the pages of the comic, the uncompromising and brutal eradication of crime is organically intertwined with caustic satire.It was this comic book series that formed the basis for the 2004 film The Punisher, starring Thomas Jane.

    A series that returned (after the crisis of ideas of the 90s) comics about the Punisher their former popularity and renewed their quality standards. It was with this comic that the smooth transition of the character from the fantasy world of Marvel to the realistic plane began. Superheroes and supervillains almost never appear here, but if this happens, the author sharply ridicules their clichés against the background of the Punisher’s struggle with real crime.



    Scenario: Matt Fraction

    Drawing: Gabriel Ba, Fabio Moon

    The virtuoso thief Casanova Quinn moves against his will to a parallel universe and takes the place of a deceased double who worked as a super agent.Once in the epicenter of the espionage wars, he begins to play a complex double game.

    Full of ideas, writer Matt Fraction and Brazilian artists Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon turn this story into an ironic and adrenaline-filled series.



    Cartoon Books, 1991-2004

    Scenario: Jeff Smith

    Drawing: Jeff Smith

    Bones, creatures from the city of Bonesville, enter a human village, make friends among the locals and help them fight a mysterious enemy commanding an army of rat-like creatures.An epic fantasy that pretends to be a comedic tale at first. Winner of many prestigious awards and one of the main independent comics of the 90s.



    Scenario: Jason Aaron

    Drawing: R.M. Guera

    Dashill Bad Horse, who left his native reservation many years ago, returns and takes a job with local boss Lincoln Red Crow, who holds the reservation in an iron fist.A lavish crime drama inspired by the series “Sopranos” and “The Wire”, getting better with each release.


    Marvels ✓

    Scenario: Curt Busek

    Drawing: Alex Ross

    The emergence of the first superheroes and chronicles of the Marvel Universe through the eyes of a simple New York photojournalist.A metaphorical story about love of superheroes, life with superheroes and the change of generations.



  • The Long Halloween (1996-1997)
  • The Dark Victory (1999-2000)
  • Scenario: Jeff Lobe

    Drawing: Tim Sale

    The story of how the mafia lost control of Batman’s hometown, and Gotham fell into the hands of supervillains.Almost every significant enemy of the Dark Knight gets “screen time”, making the comic an excellent starting point for getting to know Batman.


    The Umbrella Academy ✓

    Scenario: Gerard Way

    Drawing: Gabriel Ba

    43 women in different parts of the world simultaneously give birth to children with superpowers.The millionaire inventor becomes the adoptive father of seven of them and trains them to battle an unknown enemy. After his death, the matured heroes are reunited and continue the difficult task of saving the world.



    Scenario: Luna Brothers

    Drawing: Luna Brothers

    A small American town is attacked by naked alien girls, whose goals are unknown, but they are rapidly multiplying.This is not a thrash comedy, but science fiction that raises acute social and psychological problems.


    Identity Crisis

    Scenario: Brad Meltzer

    Drawing: Rags Moralez

    Most convincing answer to the question “why do superheroes wear these stupid masks”; the answer is as convincing as it is brutal.The mini-series quickly introduces the complex inner relationships of DC’s superheroes.


    Sin City ✓

    Scenario: Frank Miller

    Drawing: Frank Miller

    The famous Frank Miller cycle about a hypertrophied noir city inhabited by exceptionally tough guys, corrupt cops and femme fatale.



    vol. 1 # 0-45

  • Daredevil / Deadpool Annual 1997
  • Deadpool / Death Annual 1998
  • Scenario: Joe Kelly

    Drawing: Ed McGuinness, Pete Woods, Walter McDaniel, David Brewer

    Armed with swords and pistols, the mercenary jumps between the factions of good and evil, constantly communicates with the reader, drives the inhabitants of the Marvel universe to a frenzy and proudly wears a white ticket.Deadpool is a product of the same secret program as Wolverine, but unlike the latter, he is not very worried about this and rejoices in his own madness. Crazy comedy action packed with pop culture references.


    Maus. A Survivor’s Tale ✓

    Pantheon Books, 1986, 1991

    Scenario: Art Spiegelman

    Drawing: Art Spiegelman

    A true story of Jewish Holocaust survivors, in which Jews are represented as mice and the Nazis as cats.The only comic strip to win a Pulitzer Prize for Literature.


    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

  • vol. 1 1999-2000
  • vol. 2 2002-2003
  • Black Dossier 2007
  • Century 1910 2009
  • Scenario: Alan Moore

    Drawing: Kevin O’Neill

    An exquisite exploration, a kind of experiment to create a world in which there is no original character – all borrowed from popular literary works of the Victorian era.The Invisible Man, Captain Nemo, Dr. Hyde and other unusual gentlemen plus one lady team up to prevent the threat looming over Britain. If you’ve seen the movie, don’t jump to conclusions about the comic. The original, in contrast to the film adaptation, is hundreds of times more versatile and clever.


    The Books of Magic ✓

    Scenario: Neil Gaiman

    Drawing: John Bolton, Scott Hampton, Charles Wess, Paul Johnson

    A tour of the magical segment of the DC Universe through the eyes of a boy destined to change him.On his journey, young Tim Hunter will visit the past, the future, the realm of the fairies and the shadowy side of the magical community, while the “guides” will decide whether to keep him alive.


    Local ✓

    Scenario: Brian Wood

    Drawing: Ryan Kelly

    A series of complete stories about a confused girl who is trying to find herself and her home, constantly moving from place to place.Each story takes place in a new state and covers a short period in the life of the main character.

    A true ode to the vast expanses of America.

    Published in Russian:

  • “Local” – Ramona comics publishing house, 2014
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    # 110-121

    Scenario: Warren Ellis

    Drawing: Mike Deodato

    A government team of amnesty mentally unstable supervillains hunts down superheroes who are opposing the new mandatory registration law.

    A spectacular example of how to swap the places of the good and bad guys.


    A Contract with God

    Baronet Books, 1978

    Scenario: Will Eisner

    Drawing: Will Eisner

    A collection of stories about the life of New York Jews.

    The most famous and accessible of the works of the legendary Will Eisner, whose name is named after the most prestigious award in the American comics industry. In this work, Eisner used a number of artistic techniques that were advanced for his time. “The Contract” is considered the first American comic strip to be published in book format, or at least a pioneer in the fashion for such publications.


    Villains United

  • Secret Six vol.2-3
  • Suicide Squad # 67
  • Scenario: Gail Simon, John Ostrander

    Drawing: Dale Eaglesham, Nicola Scott, Jay Calafiore

    A gripping story of good versus bad supervillains full of twists and turns and action packed. The plot is presented on behalf of the “good”, in whose ranks there is a place not only for internal friction, betrayal and madness, but also for manifestations of real heroism.


    I Kill Giants

    Scenario: Joe Kelly

    Drawing: J.M. Ken Nimura

    In the center of the plot is a little girl who, in between school and everyday life, hunts giants in her imagination.

    Partly autobiographical story of Joe Kelly about overcoming fears, growing up and finding a hero within himself.



    vol. 1 # 1-18, vol. 2 # 1-24

    Scenario: Brian K. Vaughn

    Drawing: Adrian Alfona (vol. 1 # 1-10, 13-18, vol. 2 # 1-6, 9-18, 22-24), Takeshi Miyazawa (vol. 1 # 11-12, vol. 2 # 7-8), Mike Norton (vol. 2 # 19-21)

    The story of six teenagers who learned that their parents were in control of the Los Angeles underworld, and some of them were not human at all.Not too friendly at first, the heroes have to become one team, because only they themselves can stop their parents, and much more is at stake than family ties and Los Angeles.

    Following the release of Runaways, critics said it was the best original Marvel idea in thirty years.


    Locke & Key

  • Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft
  • Locke & Key: Head Games
  • Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows
  • Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom
  • Locke & Key: Clockworks
  • Locke & Key: Grindhouse
  • Locke & Key: Omega
  • Locke & Key: Alpha
  • Scenario: Joe Hill

    Drawing: Gabriel Rodriguez

    A mystical story about a house full of mysterious keys (some of which open not only doors), about the new inhabitants of this house and a mysterious entity looking for something in this house and ready to go to any lengths to achieve its goal.

    Joe Hill’s first major comic book work, surpassing much of his not-so-abundant prose in quality.



    vol. 3 # 1-50, vol. 1 # 200-262

  • Madrox # 1-5
  • X-Factor: The Quick and the Dead
  • X-Factor: Layla Miller
  • She-Hulk # 31
  • Nation X: X-Factor
  • Script: Peter David

    Drawing: Pablo Raimondi, Ryan Suk, Larry Stroman and others

    X-Factor is a detective agency in which moderately strange superheroes, mutants, devoid of their powers, and an annoying girl who knows too much about the structure of the world and its future work.

    A funny, gripping and shocking sci-fi detective with a touch of noir, imbued with nostalgia for 90s comics.


    Wonder Woman

    # 195-226

  • Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia
  • Scenario: Greg Rakka

    Drawing: Drew Johnson, Shane Davis, Rags Moralez, Cliff Richards, Justiniano, J.G. Jones

    The messenger of the Amazon Island becomes a participant in a coup on Olympus and faces a millionaire who is trying to discredit her in the eyes of society.

    Best Contemporary Wonder Woman Comic.


    Gotham Central

    Script: Ed Brubaker, Greg Rakka

    Drawing: Michael Lark

    A comic book series about police officers having the misfortune of working in the same city as Batman.The latter appears in the comic only sporadically and ordinary police officers have to face psychopaths and professional criminals who threaten the safety of Gotham City.


    The Flash

    vol. 2 # 164-225

  • Flash: Iron Heights
  • Flash Secret Files and Origins # 3
  • Scenario: Jeff Jones

    Drawing: Scott Collins, Howard Porter, Ethan van Skyver, Angel Unzeta, Alberto Dose, Justiniano

    How does it feel to be the fastest person on Earth? Can such a person be in time for absolutely everything? Screenwriter Jeff Jones suggested his answer to this question, creating one of the best comics about The Flash.

    In this comic, the images of not only Wally “The Flash” West and his family are talented, but also for the first time significant attention is paid to the gallery of Flash’s opponents, who are rightfully considered one of the most colorful villains in the DC Universe.


    The Nightly News

    Scenario: Jonathan Hickman

    Drawing: Jonathan Hickman

    Thriller about a group of terrorists trying to destroy the American media.

    An innovative comic in terms of presenting information – along with the usual comic bubbles and frames, diagrams, recordings of negotiations, pseudo-advertising messages and the entire arsenal of a modern designer are used.



    Scenario: Alan Moore

    Figure: G.H. Williams 3rd

    Student poet Sophie Bangs, living in the New York of the future, becomes the new bearer of “Prometheus” – a living embodiment of fantasy – a civilization that has existed since birth.She has to learn magic, learn about the previous “Prometheus” and fulfill her destiny.

    Alan Moore has always been famous for putting the comic book genre to the test. In artist J.H. Williams III, he found a like-minded person who is masterly at the task of telling every part of the story in a new way. He has dozens of styles and is constantly experimenting with storyboarding, transforming a comic page into a complex and engaging layout.


    The Authority


    Script: Warren Ellis, Mark Millar

    Drawing: Brian Hitch, Frank Quightley, Arthur Adams, Chris Weston

    Authority is an unusual team of superhumans, plowing space and time on a multi-kilometer ship, eliminating threats of at least planetary proportions and setting themselves the goal of really changing the world.

    This comic has essentially become the starting point for modern team comics about superheroes for adults.Here, for the first time, elements of the “widescreen” superheroics of the 21st century are used.


    Cerebus the Aardvark

    Aardvark-Vanaheim, 1977-2004

    Scenario: Dave Sim

    Pattern: Dave Sim

    The biography of the foul-mouthed aardvark Serebas, which began as a parody fantasy, but eventually degenerated into a full-fledged satire and became one of the pillars of independent American comics.


    The Invisibles

    vol. 1-3

    Scenario: Grant Morrison

    Drawing: Steve Yowell, Jill Thompson, Chris Weston, Phil Jimenez, John Stokes, Tommy Lee Edwards

    Since time immemorial, mankind has been oppressed by the mysterious forces of stagnation and order – the Outer Church.But there have always been those who oppose them – free-thinking Invisibles, in whose company an English guy falls.

    An ambitious and difficult comic book experiment, a comic book spell, an incredible cocktail of history, philosophy, magic and pop culture, as well as a conductor of a unique vision of one of the best contemporary authors of graphic prose on the real world and the fictional world. Many of The Invisibles were copied by the authors of The Matrix.

    The third volume should be read from the end – from 12 to 1 issue.



    Scenario: Craig Thompson

    A story about a crisis of faith and the first love of a boy brought up in strict Christian traditions.

    An absolute triumph of comics as a form, using symbols gracefully and to the point, and squeezing everything out of the publication to the maximum in one large volume.


    Uncanny X-Men ✓

    # 94-150, Giant-Size X-Men

    Scenario: Chris Clairmont

    Drawing: John Byrne, Dave Cockrum

    It was after these releases that the X-Men, not very successful before, became real “stars”.Some plots released during this period are rightfully considered classics not only of the superhero genre, but also of science fiction in general.


    Thor ✓

    vol. 3 # 1-12, vol. 1 # 600-603, Giant-Size Finale

    Script: Jay Michael Strazhinski

    Drawing: Olivier Koipel, Marko Djurdjevic

    The Scandinavian god Thor returns to the human world after a long absence and recreates the abode of the gods Asgard in Oklahoma.

    The events of the series are up to a certain point suspended from affairs in the rest of the Marvel Universe, which made it possible to focus on a narrow circle of characters from among the mythological heroes and introduce them to the modern reader.


    The Sword

    Scenario: Luna Brothers

    Drawing: Luna Brothers

    The main character, who after the death of her father got his magic sword, takes revenge for the murder of the family to the immortal demigods who have lived among people for centuries.

    Despite the uncomplicated fantasy plot, this is a stunningly realistic, cinematic and dramatic story. In addition, the action takes place in the modern world, where everything unusual immediately appears on YouTube.


    Wolverine: Origin ✓

    Script: Bill Jemas, Joe Quesada, Paul Jenkins

    Drawing: Andy Kubert

    One of the most popular characters in Marvel has been deprived of an origin story for several decades.This Jack London-style mini-series provides some surprising answers to some of the most important questions about Wolverine.



    # 1-77

  • Justice Society of America vol. 3 # 1-26
  • JSA: Classified # 1-4
  • Script: James Robinson, Jeff Jones, David Goyer

    Drawing: Patrick Gleeson, Don Cramer, Dave Gibbons, Sean Phillips, Keith Champaign, Dale Eaglesham, Jerry Ordway

    The Justice Society is not just a team, but a large family with countless members.In it, both old people and young people exist on equal terms. The Justice Society of America has seen and lived through the entire history of the DC Universe.

    DC Comics are distinguished by their love for the theme of the change of eras – the rise of sidekicks into full-fledged superheroes. JSA speaks brightest of all about the upbringing of a new generation of fighters against evil.


    Superman: Red Son ✓

    Scenario: Mark Millar

    Drawing: Dave Johnson

    An alternative look at the history of “Man of Steel”: what would happen if Superman landed and grew up not in the USA, but in the USSR? He would become a staunch defender of the working class, waging an eternal battle for the Motherland, for Stalin, for socialism and the worldwide spread of the Warsaw Pact!

    In addition to the Russian Superman, the comic features a Russian Batman (an anarchist whose parents were killed by the NKVD), as well as a modified Green Lantern Corps (a secret US Army unit), Wonder Woman (princess of the Amazons – allies of the USSR) and President Luthor.

    Published in Russian:

  • “Superman: Red Son” – ABC, 2014
  • 85

    Animal Man

    # 1-26

    Scenario: Grant Morrison

    Drawing: Tom Grammett, Chat Truog

    The next volume in the series about a tertiary superhero (whose strength lies in copying the abilities of animals that are nearby) turned out to be a milestone work for both Grant Morrison and the entire industry.The line between the real and the fictional world was erased and the protagonist gradually began to realize that he was a comic book character.

    “Animal Man” is not only a unique superhero comic, but also a kind of reflection on the genre itself.


    Justice League International

  • Justice League Europe
  • Formerly Known as the Justice League
  • JLA Classified # 4-9 (I Can’t Believe It’s Not the Justice League)
  • Scenario: Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis

    Drawing: Kevin Maguire

    A far from serious variation of the DC main team, in which instead of famous heroes, the emphasis is on deprived characters. As a result, battles and action faded into the background, and they were replaced by a first-class description of the relationship between the characters and great humor.


    Ultimate Wolverine Vs.Hulk ✓

    Scenario: Damon Lindelof

    Drawing: Lainil Francis Yu

    A modern, original, ironic take on the fight between Wolverine and the Hulk. The script for the comic was written by one of the creators of the super-popular LOST series Damon Lindelof. The author actively uses the method of non-linear storytelling (flashbacks and flash forwards), which he brought to perfection in the aforementioned series.

    Although this comic is an offshoot of the Ultimates series, it is completely self-contained and does not require familiarity with the main series.


    Battle Pope

    Funk-O-Tron, 2000 – original b / w edition
    Image Comics, 2005-2007 – color reprint

    Scenario: Robert Kirkman

    Drawing: Tony Moore

    Armageddon has come, demons roam the Earth, the Pope kicks their ass, the feeble-minded Jesus is his partner, and the Mother of God has a gorgeous chest.Believers and devout people must read it without fail. Yes, this is a provocation.

    Wildly cheerful, swanky near-religious action, in which the new Pope is presented as an uncompromising macho with machine guns in his hands, a cigar in his mouth and a crowd of defiled girls behind his shoulders


    Ghost Rider

  • Road to Damnation
  • Trail of Tears
  • Scenario: Garth Ennis

    Drawing: Clayton Crane

    Two stories from screenwriter Garth Ennis, known for his outrageousness, and artist Clayton Crane, whose ultra-dynamic drawing contains a fair amount of CGI.

    Road to Damnation . An infernal horror action movie about a biker possessed by a demon of retribution who, in exchange for liberation from Hell, agrees to help two evil angels.

    Trail of Tears . History of the Ghost Rider of the 19th century; the action takes place in the Wild West; all the appropriate flavor is attached.



    Scenario: Paul Pope

    Drawing: Paul Pope

    New York City in 2038 is full of unrestrained cyberpunk.But screenwriter and artist Paul Pope did not focus on the traditional elements of the genre, instead he took six universal life stories and placed their heroes in the oppressive world of the future.

    Pope is one of the world’s most talented comic book artists with a unique storytelling style.


    The Other Side

    Scenario: Jason Aaron

    Drawing: Cameron Stewart

    A somewhat surreal comic, one of the best examples of military comics in recent years.It depicts the events of the Vietnam War through the eyes of a US Army soldier and, in parallel, from the point of view of a Viet Cong.


    Green Arrow

    vol. 3 # 1-15

    Script: Kevin Smith

    Drawing: Phil Hester

    When DC Comics needed to bring back the superhero archer Green Arrow from the dead, they did not waste their time on trifles and invited Kevin Smith, who not only was able to emphasize the strengths of the character, set the tone for subsequent comics about him and revive dialogues, but also made strangers interested a hero.


    Supreme Power

    Script: Jay Michael Strazhinski

    Drawing: Gary Frank

    A realistic look at the appearance in the modern world of real superhumans like Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Flash and Batman. A kind of answer to the question – what would happen if a super-strong child from another planet was raised not by a simple family, but by the American military as part of a secret project.

    A clever and lyrical work that explores the problem of the existence of super-people in the modern world and a society that fears and rejects them.


    Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth ✓

    Scenario: Grant Morrison

    Drawing: Dave McKean

    Filled with Jungian symbolism, immersion in the dilapidated consciousness of the classic villains of Batman, here embodying his own internal contradictions and fears.


    Stray Bullets

    El Capitan Books, 1995 -…

    Script: David Lafham

    Drawing: David Lafham

    Shocking, violent, but always exciting, partly connected, partly independent stories about how crime breaks into the boring lives of ordinary people.

    An aggressive mixture of pulp fiction, everyday drama and gonzo surrealism.


    Rising Stars

    Script: Jay Michael Strazhinski

    Drawing: Kyu Cha, Christian Zannier, Stuart Immonen, Brent Anderson, Dave Finch

    Chronicle of the lives of 113 children born with incredible abilities after a blazing ball of unearthly energy hit a small town.A stunning saga of the growing up, life and death of the Pederson, Illinois Special Residents who tried to change the world.

    This story was the inspiration for the creators of the TV series “4400” and “Heroes”, who, however, did not manage to reach the heights of the comics.



    # 1-41, New Year’s Evil: Prometheus # 1

    Scenario: Grant Morrison

    Drawing: Howard Porter

    This Justice League roster brings together all the most famous members of the team: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman – and a number of newcomers.But even the most inconspicuous of them manages to shine against the background of the others in the next plot, each of which is grander than the other.

    One of the most important periods of the series and the most popular of them.


    Strangers in Paradise

    Abstract Studio, 1997-2007

    Scenario: Terry Moore

    Drawing: Terry Moore

    A large-scale independent soap opera, in which there was a place for unusually lively characters, an addictive plot, great humor, all kinds of pop-cultural references and even prose.

    “Comics for those who do not read comics” – this is how the author himself positions it. One of the most popular independent works and the best example of the slice-of-life genre in American comics.


    Midnight Nation

    # 1-12, Wizard # 1/2

    Script: Jay Michael Strazhinski

    Drawing: Gary Frank

    The story, which began as an ordinary detective story, first turns into a mystical thriller, then into a social drama, and in the end turns into a philosophical parable with theological overtones.As the plot progresses, the hardcore action is replaced by tales of loneliness that evoke fierce sadness.

    A saga full of metaphors and incredible encounters about a man traveling across the country in search of his soul.


    Queen & Country

  • Queen & Country: Declassified vol.1-3
  • Scenario: Greg Rakka, Anthony Johnston

    Drawing: Steve Rolston, Brian Hurtt, Brian Lee O’Malley, Christine Norrie, Leandro Fernandez, Christopher Mitten

    While glamorous filmmakers save the world and fly into space, the days of Tara Chase and her colleagues in the British Secret Service are spent on a boring and unfriendly Earth. Instead of being involved in real operations, agents are forced to spend most of their time in conflicts with neighboring departments and trying to cope with stress.And each task turns out to be deadly, because there is no laser pen in your pocket, and the car is not equipped with a rocket launcher.

    Despite the closeness to reality, the action in the comic will make you turn pages until morning, and the characters, being secret agents, do not seem like superhumans.

    90,000 10 most recognizable comics that have become memes

    Thanks to the Internet, comic authors have the opportunity to convey their creativity to thousands of people around the world.Their stories are translated into different languages ​​and distributed on social networks, often people see pictures and even recognize the style, but do not know who the original author is. We at Memepedia have identified the ten most memorable artists whose comics have gone public and have become memes all over the world.

    Sarah Andersen

    American artist Sarah Andersen graduated from the Academy of Arts in Maryland and lives in Brooklyn. The 24-year-old girl became famous for her autobiographical series of comics Sara’s Ckribes (“Daub Time”).

    The heroine of the comic is Sarah herself, as well as her boyfriend, a rabbit and other toys and pets. The artist ironically talks about self-doubt, laziness, home comfort and relationships.

    Sarah managed to release two comic books “Big and soft ball of happiness” and “I don’t want to grow up”, they were published in Russia. Also “VKontakte” has an official group with translations of her works.

    Sarah Andersen and her boyfriend are prototypes of comic book heroes

    Brian Gordon

    Brian Gordon lives in Kansas, for 18 years he drew postcards for Hallmark and worked on his own comics at the same time.In the Chuck & Beans series, his heroes are a dog and a rabbit obsessed with pop culture and social networks. Heroes have appeared on Hallmark postcards.

    In 2013, Brian began work on the Fowl Language comic, which he personally owned. The artist showed his own parenting experience and funny situations that he encounters every day when raising two children, and portrayed himself and the children in the images of ducks.

    In 2015, Gordon was fired from the company, but immediately received an offer to publish comics on the Huffington post.The page about the drake-father became very popular on Facebook, the artist received an offer to publish the book, in the Russian translation it is called “The Duck Family. Comics about children and parents ”.

    Comics about the duck family are loved by many, because they humorously play around situations familiar to many in the relationship between children and parents.

    Brian Gordon with his wife Georgie, son Max and daughter Phoebe

    Christopher Grady

    Another world famous parental comic is Lunarbaboon.Artist Chris Grady tells about himself and his son with the help of black and white comics.

    Chris lives in Toronto with his wife and son. Previously, the family lived in the United States and Grady worked as a school teacher. Chris’s comics are very kind, a little introverted.

    In 2017, the artist published the book Lunarbaboon: The Daily Life of Parenthood, in Russian it (at least so far) has not been published.

    Reza Farazmand

    Reza Farazmand from California began drawing comics for the school newspaper.Even then, he came up with a rather self-critical name – Poorly Drawn Lines (“Poorly drawn lines”).

    Reza has many heroes, people and animals, and his comics are saturated with irony and very non-standard, often absurd humor.

    The artist is only 29 years old and has already published two comic books based on Poorly Drawn Lines: Poorly Drawn Lines: Good Ideas and Amazing Stories and Comics for a Strange World: A Book of Poorly Drawn Lines.In the future, Reza plans to come to grips with animation and release her own cartoons.


    Shen or Shenaningansen is known as the author of the Owl Turd comic. His hero is a red-haired boy who often faces difficulties in life, but is not always ready to fight them. The comic has been published since 2013.

    The hero of the comic is often life itself, he talks about the conflicts of a person with himself and the world around him.All of this is saturated with humor.

    Shen did not reveal his full name and face, but says he is very happy to post comics online and receive feedback from readers. You can watch an interview with him with Russian subtitles:

    Liz Klimo

    Artist Liz Klimo is one of the animators and authors who work on the legendary animated series The Simpsons. She also draws funny comics with animals. Its most famous heroes are the bear and the hare.

    But other animals by Liz are also popular on social networks: dinosaurs, otters, penguins.

    Liz has already published six books and has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide. And the artist continues to work and delight people.

    Adam Ellis

    Adam Ellis came to New York from Portland and draws bright comics Books of Adam about the life of the typical fashionable metropolitan and its problems.

    He tries to look beautiful and dress fashionably, cannot make friends with sports and proper nutrition and loves his cat very much.

    Adam works for the popular publication Buzzfeed and not only draws, but also does tests and writes materials.

    Justin Westover

    Justin Westover is known as the author of the comic strip MrLovenstein, on which he has been working since 2010. Justin’s comics are not united by a single theme, and he has quite a few characters who can find themselves in a variety of situations.

    Previously, Justin painted in black and white, but in recent years, more and more switches to color.

    The guy started drawing comics at school, imitating his friends. A short interview with the artist can be viewed here:

    Dan Martin

    British artist Dan Martin has been drawing the DeathBuldge comic for five years. He has a lot of characters, Dan considers 14 of them to be the main ones.

    One of Dan’s most famous comics is a series about different types of party guests. The full version can be viewed here.

    Comics isn’t Dan’s main job, but he hopes to be able to make a living with DeathBuldge.

    Naz Edwin Quipit

    Filipino artist Naz Edwin Quipit works under the pseudonym Nazzquipit. He tried to paint in different styles until he found his own recognizable techniques and style.

    Nazzquipit’s works are often featured on VKontakte, and his comic strip about a guy answering a maniac has become one of the brightest memes of January.

    Naz works in his native Filipino language, but his comics are translated into other languages, which allowed the guy to become famous.

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    90,000 Profile: Anthony – Film Review: The Eternals

    While another wave of coronavirus infection is raging in the real world, in the fictional world of the Marvel cinematic universe, the same is not going smoothly, and after the Avengers, the Eternals come to the aid of all mankind.”The Eternals” is not only the name of a new superhero film, but also a certain race of superhumans who secretly live on planet Earth and peacefully observe the human race and its evolution. By the way, about evolution and scientific and technological progress, without the help of the Eternals we will not see any digging stick or cudgel, and we would still live in the Paleolithic. And the main allusion to some kind of “divine” intervention in the life and life of ancient people here is a beautiful homage to Stanley Kubrick and his “Space Odyssey” in the form of the spaceship of the Eternals, utterly similar to the famous Black Monolith.But first of all, of course, the main task of these good aliens, sent to Earth 7 thousand years ago, is the destruction of some alien monsters Deviants, who previously devoured all mammoths and dinosaurs.

    Our days, the Deviants have been exterminated for 500 years, the Eternals scattered around the world, the main character Sersi, played by the lovely Gemma Chan, teaches history to children in London and is in love with Jon Snow, that is, with the hero of the actor Keith Harrington. Forgive me this informalism, but “The Eternals” resemble a stellar skit, in which eminent actors and actresses, some of whom are mostly associated with specific images from their favorite TV series or movies, sport beautiful superhero outfits, utter hackneyed phrases, straining their eyes and waving their hands against the background of a green screen, creating the illusion of a stormy internal energy-consuming activity.Of course, no one is against beautiful action scenes with fireballs flying out of the hands or lightning from the eyes. It’s just that Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek or Bari Keogan, as well as Robb Stark and Dinesh Chugtai do not look like new Marvel Phase 4 heroes, able to lead the old fans of the franchise, and attract the expected new ones, but like dressed up superstars from an advertising tour.

    Perhaps this nonsense is due to the fact that Chloe Zhao is the director of The Eternals, and the winner of two Oscars for the best film of last year, The Land of the Nomads, is still much more inclined not just to low-budget independent cinema, but also and to semi-documentary pictures, which were mainly in her work.On the other hand, the rather blurry and empty background in superhero battles is also surprising. Again, this is some kind of deserted beach surrounded by hills and brown earth, or something even less expressive. Yes, there are a number of urban action scenes in the film, and the Deviants are well drawn, and the superpowers and the world of the Eternals are curiously designed, but all this does not catch on, because it has been a thousand times already. There is a lack of a new, fresh look, both at special effects and at superheroics in general, from a person from the outside, a person not from the studio system, which many, I am sure, have been expecting from Chloe Zhao.

    As for the plot of “The Eternals”, here we, as usual, await eternal intergalactic problems that are being solved on the blue planet. In general, the idea itself, which we will not spoil you, and its design looks quite original and attractive. Here, not only good fights against evil, but one can even say that the film touches upon important philosophical topics about its place in the world and its purpose, etc., etc., but only does it so awkwardly and straightforwardly, and most importantly it is unbearable long and as dim as possible that the “Eternals” seem to be eternal.Timing at 2 hours 36 minutes looks completely unreasonable here. This picture cannot be called bad, there are a couple of charming characters and some good jokes in it, but, unfortunately, it does not show any studio product, honed over the years, which is used not only by comic book fans, but also by ordinary people in search of a good one. attraction, no author’s handwriting, except that it lies in the racial and gender diversity of the characters presented.

    5 of 10


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