The Uncanny Gutters

un·can·ny adjective \ˌən-ˈka-nē\

Definition of UNCANNY

1 a : seeming to have a supernatural character or origin : eerie, mysterious b : being beyond what is normal or expected : suggesting superhuman or supernatural powers <an uncanny sense of direction>
2 chiefly Scottish : severe, punishing
— un·can·ni·ly adverb
— un·can·ni·ness noun

I would like to offer up a thrid definition:

3 part of every 3rd comic book title to be produced in the last 5 years.

While I haven’t read the new “Uncanny” title from Dynamite yet, I don’t really consider Uncanny Avengers or Uncanny X-Force to have characters that are particularly “eerie” or “mysterious.” An argument could be made for “Supernatural” I guess, but aside from that, I think it’s time to declare the term “Uncanny” dead when it comes to comic titles.

Perhaps this will lead us into a more “Canny” era of comic titles.

Today’s uncanny page comes to us uncannily enough from the Uncanny Erik Kim:

Eric Kim began his career in comics with J. Torres on the series Love As A Foreign Language, published by Oni Press. He also illustrated Degrassi: The Next Generation Vol. 3, created the comic strip series Battle Academy, The Sidesteppers (appearing in Owl Magazine), and Streta which was showcased on TX Comics.

And the 100%-Canny Josh Adams:

If you’re a fan of shows like Doctor Who and Sherlock, then Josh Adams is the creator for you. Adams is a regular artist on the IDW comic series Doctor Who and has achieved notoriety for his exquisitely designed Sherlock illustrations. At just 26 years old, Adams has racked up credits at both DC (House of Mystery, JSA, Batman Odyssey) and Marvel (Astonishing X-Men Motion Comics) as well as Syfy shows like Eureka, Battlestar Galactica, Warehouse 13 and Alphas, and is working on a new webcomic series. Adams’ work can be found at his website He also just happens to be the son of legend Neal Adams.

Have a great weekend, friends! See you back here Monday!


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