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When Everything Is Pink, Nothing Is Pink: Sarah Stern On Color And Creativity [Interview]

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Sarah Stern is an up-and-coming talent in the world of comics. She primarily provides color art for comics like Goldie Vance and Brave Chef Brianna, but she's also created storyboards for animation, and recently created a webcomic, Cindersong, which she writes, illustrates, and colors herself.

ComicsAlliance had the chance to talk to Stern at Emerald City Comicon, where we nerded out about how the heck colorists create magic on the page, and talked about fantasy worldbuilding and making friends in the comics world.

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Best Comic Books Ever (This Week): New Releases for March 29 2017

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The question most often asked of the ComicsAlliance staff is a variation of, “Which comic books should I be reading?” or, “I’m new to comics, what’s a good place to start?” The Wednesday deluge of new comic books, graphic novels and collected editions can be daunting even for the longtime reader, much less for those totally unfamiliar with creators, characters and publishers, and the dark mysteries of comic book shopping like variants, pre-ordering, and formats.

It’s with these challenges in mind that we’ve created Best Comic Books Ever (This Week), an ongoing guide curated by the ComicsAlliance staff. This is where new comics readers and seasoned Wednesday shoppers alike can find our picks of the best books the medium has to offer.

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Reading List: The Ten Essential Grant Morrison Stories

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Grant Morrison is a polarizing creator, with some people writing off entire swaths of his career for being "too confusing," while others proselytize about its virtues, so long as you understand these very specific references and cult theories he's alluding to. It can be tough to decide where you stand on him, so if you're struggling to find a way into Morrison's impressive career and body of work, we've assembled a Reading List of the ten top stories that could turn you into a die-hard Morrison devotee.

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Good Thing: Learning With Stevonnie In The ‘Steven Universe’ Comic

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Boom Studios

While we were originally supposed to get a new Steven Universe episode this week, SU fans were disappointed to learn that the episode is being held off for a later date. Chances are it’ll be put as the first episode of the next Steven Bomb, but of course it’s still a bummer to have to wait.

However, the silver lining is that this week featured a Stevonnie storyline in the the latest Steven Universe comic, and guess what? It’s lovely.

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Follow Daniel Bryan’s Journey To The WWE Championship In Boom’s ‘WWE: WrestleMania’ Special [Exclusive]

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Daniel Bryan's journey to the main event of WrestleMania XXX in 2014 is one of my all-time favorite wrestling stories, and one of the most inspirational. And now, as we approach WrestleMania season, Aubrey Sitterson, Kendall Goode, and Jim Campbell are taking Bryan's life-long journey into comics in the pages of Boom's WWE: WrestleMania special.

Check out a preview --- and find out what other famous WrestleMania moments are making it to the page --- as we talk to Sitterson and Goode about adapting Bryan's story!

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‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ #13 Reveals The Power Ranger Sentries

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One of the most interesting developments in Power Rangers has come in the pages of Boom's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic, in which Billy and Zack have journeyed to a nightmare dystopia where Tommy never overcame his evil origins, and conquered the world as Emperor Drakkon. He's not keeping the power to himself, though --- he's given the Rangers' power to a team of elite (and evil) warriors, designed by Jamal Campbell in collaboration with Saban Brands. They are... the Power Ranger Sentries.

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‘Clueless’ Comes To Comics From Amber Benson, Sarah Kuhn, and Siobhan Keenan

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Clueless, the classic 1995 comedy directed by Amy Heckerling, is the latest beloved property to make the move to comics. The new series from Boom Box is co-written by Amber Benson and Sarah Kuhn, with art by Siobhan Keenan, and sees Cher, Dionne, and Tai --- the characters originally played by Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, and Brittany Murphy, respectively ---- navigating their senior year of high school and contemplating what comes next.

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Cullen Bunn & Jack T. Cole Bring Supernatural Conspiracy ‘The Unsound’ To Boom

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Boom Studios

Between titles like The Sixth Gun and Harrow County, it could easily be argued that Cullen Bunn is at his best when working within the framework and language of horror comics, and his creator-owned work has shown how adaptable he is within the expansive genre. This June, Bunn has a brand new horror series at Boom Studios as he teams up with rising star Jack T. Cole for The Unsound, a supernatural thriller that takes place in the bowels of a seemingly normal hospital.

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Strip Panel Naked: Framing Dialogue in ‘Sons of Anarchy’

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There's a really famous set of panels that Wally Wood curated over the years, traditionally referred to as "Wally Wood's 22 Panels That Always Work!!". It's a set of panels that will always work when, as an artist, you're stuck in a situation of characters speaking to each other page after page. sometimes it's necessary for the story, so these 22 panels are ways to visually change up your visuals through the pages.

In Sons of Anarchy: Redwood Original #8, by Ollie Masters, Eoin Marron, Adam Metcalfe and Ed Dukeshire, there are a few pages that really highlight how Marron has a clear grasp of those panels.

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Best Comic Books Ever (This Week): New Releases for March 15 2017

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The question most often asked of the ComicsAlliance staff is a variation of, “Which comic books should I be reading?” or, “I’m new to comics, what’s a good place to start?” The Wednesday deluge of new comic books, graphic novels and collected editions can be daunting even for the longtime reader, much less for those totally unfamiliar with creators, characters and publishers, and the dark mysteries of comic book shopping like variants, pre-ordering, and formats.

It’s with these challenges in mind that we’ve created Best Comic Books Ever (This Week), an ongoing guide curated by the ComicsAlliance staff. This is where new comics readers and seasoned Wednesday shoppers alike can find our picks of the best books the medium has to offer.

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