Author Archives: Jacob Hill

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“Stellar” #1

By | Jun 14, 2018 | Reviews

I’ve discussed my love of science fantasy comics before and “Stellar” #1 hits right in my sweet spot. You have oodles of strange aliens, an escaped superweapon/woman with a mysterious past, and a pantheon of evil space wizards. None of those ideas are novel; they’re cliches that I know I like. As with any story […]

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“Ant-Man and the Wasp” #1

By | Jun 8, 2018 | Reviews

The Wasp of the MCU isn’t much fun. She’s sort of the stock MCU female character- cool, competent, and intolerant of the man-child shenanigans of her partner. In contrast, Nadia Pym has been a tremendously fun character. She’s endlessly upbeat, a super-duper genius, and a total space cadet. I couldn’t wait to see what comics […]

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“Valiant High” #1

By | May 31, 2018 | Reviews

For the right fan in the right mood, “Valiant High” #1 is simply perfect. It takes the Tumblr-friendly fanfic concept of the high school alternate universe and elevates it to actual greatness. Because while also being light and funny, “Valiant High” is a wonderful introduction to the dynamics of the world of Valiant Comics. Written […]

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“Champions” #20

By | May 25, 2018 | Reviews

I love stories about superheroes solving problems with superpowers. You’d think you’d see a lot of that in comics, but thanks to the influence of modern writers like Bendis and Johns, a lot more masks and capes books are about super-folk sitting around and eating and talking. There’s a time and a place for that, […]

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“Rat Queens” #9

By | May 17, 2018 | Reviews

If you’ve fallen behind, “Rat Queens” has been on a roll lately. Or a series of critical success rolls if you prefer. It’s doubled down on what makes the series so fun. The central four Queens are a near perfect dungeon crawling party. All the comic needs to be successful is to send them on […]

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“Analog” #2

By | May 10, 2018 | Reviews

A room full of copy machines. In an issue that includes multiples tussles and a gunfight, it’s a room full of copy machines that really fascinates. That’s because “Analog” is the good kind of sci-fi: it tweaks something small in our world and lets the situation run wild. That’s when the book is at its […]

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