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Fresh Ink With Blair Butler

Posted July 16, 2007 - By Eugene Morton

For most of us, comic book shops aren’t merely a place for buying illustrated books about costumed crusaders, they’re a haven, a safe place where we can talk about the titans which occupy worlds that only exist on the printed page and in our collective imagination.

They are a place to seriously discuss the pitfalls and triumphs of the dedicated super heroes we love and malevolent villains we loathe.

For the faithful, they have a sacred quality to them and nothing ruins that feeling of sanctity more than returning home from the local shop for some quality reading time only to discover that you’ve purchased, polybagged and boarded the print and paper equivalent of a Uwe Boll film.

Don’t let that happen. Hear what comic expert Blair Butler has to say about this week’s slew of releases and avoid breaking into another fit of nerd rage.

Today, Blair will review:

  • Ultimate Fantastic Four, Vol 3           
  • Exit Wounds                                  
  • Black Summer #0                            

Also, a big “thanks” goes out to Golden Apple Comics who were kind enough to allow us to use their space to make the magic that is Fresh Ink. For all of your comic book needs and more, check out Golden Apple. Your inner fanboy will thank you. 


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  • tanknath

    There are so many comics out there that I think Fresh Ink should be its own half hour show. Something like a watercooler discussion of the good comics no one knows about and all the mainstream bad comics that for some reason everyone keeps buying.

    Anytime I look for a discussion over comics online its always fanboys/girls kissing the figurtive ass of their favorite comics. I would like to see an unbiased tearing apart of certain comics.

    Posted: July 22, 2007 5:34 PM
  • VicRattlehead18

    This was the first FI segment i had seen as well and after seeing Blair's Comic-Con Preview show and then this my love for comics has returned!

    Blair you rock when you're on the shows and i'll definatly do my best to catch all the Fresh Inks and if not try to catch them online.

    Keep keeping us up to date! Now i must check the comic shop for everything you preach

    Posted: July 17, 2007 12:25 PM
  • inkboy1969

    This is the first installment of FI I've seen, but it was pretty cool to see comics seriously discussed on TV (no "Cap's Dead!" hype crap).

    I totally agree with the UFF review - it's a must-have. The hardcover may be pricier than the soft, but it's worth it. I'm not familiar with Exit Wounds, but it sounds different (if my local shop carried it, I might check it out).

    Personally, I'll take a pass on Black Summer. It sounds like lots of other things Ellis has done - over-the-top (read: Authority, Transmetropolitan, etc) - but it's something that's been done...LOTS. Blair mentioned Watchmen - a FABOO read. I've seen enough hero deconstructing to last me a while. That said, I enjoyed Nextwave and Thunderbolts. I guess I like his less hyper-violent stuff.

    I'm looking forward to the San Diego coverage! I live in FL, so I'll be living vicariously thru G4!

    Posted: July 16, 2007 7:17 PM