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On this week’s Stack podcast, check out reviews for: Seven Secrets #1, Dark Nights Death Metal #3, Something is Killing the Children #9, Empyre #5, The Flash #759, Adventureman #3, Marauders #11, Judge Dredd: False Witness #2, Wonder Woman #760, Big Girls #1, The Immortal Hulk #36, Stealth #4, The Amazing Spider-Man #46, Transformers: Galaxies #8 and Excellence #9.
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Alex: What’s up, you all? Welcome to The Stack, I’m Alex.
Justin: I’m Justin.
Pete: I’m Pete.
Alex: And on The Stack, we’re talking about a bunch of books that have come out this very week. Kicking it off with a big new book from BOOM! Studios, Seven Secrets #1, written by Tom Taylor and illustrated by Daniele Di Nicuolo. Pete, I want to go to you first, because I was very surprised to hear, I think this was your favorite book of the week. Is that right?
Pete: It really was.
Pete: It is. It’s a great book, I love the art. It’s a very interesting idea, that there are seven secrets and they are highly guarded secrets. And people kind of like dedicate their lives to them. There’s this kind of like societies built around, protecting the secrets. I think it’s just a very creative idea, and fun, amazing art. A lot of action right out of the box. So, yeah, I think this is a great book. I’m very excited for more.
Justin: Yeah, I agree. This is really fun. It reminded me a lot of the Iron Fist run, that I want to say, Matt Fraction did which dealt with the…
Alex: I think it was Fraction and (Ed) Brubaker, right?
Justin: Yes, yes, that is accurate. Which got into all the different sort of fighting squads in doing battle throughout all of time. It has that same sort of dynamic art style, and feels like it’s very numerical, you’re chasing very specific things. So, I really like this.
Alex: Yeah, I thought this is great as well. I mean Tom Taylor is such, such a reliable writer and Daniele Di Nicuolo almost has like this Proto, Manga style in a way, where feels more detailed than that in terms of the fight, but the propulsive nature of the action suggests that a little bit. There’s also a really good emotional underpinning, that I won’t spoil for any or somebody who’s planning on reading of the book.
My only little quibbled with it…
Pete: Hey, watch yourself.