Author Archives: Jonathan O'Neal

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“Coda” #1

By | May 3, 2018 | Reviews

If sword-and-sorcery fantasy is chocolate, then sword-and-sorcery fantasy in comics is like chocolate and peanut butter, two great tastes that taste great together. Boom’s “Coda” #1 is the latest in a long line of otherworldly riffs unbound by the budget limitations in other media, but in a crowded space, what sets it apart from its […]

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“The Prisoner” #1

By | Apr 26, 2018 | Reviews

Even for the ’60s The Prisoner was a bizarre television series, throwing fistfuls of genre-bending surrealistic concepts in front of a constantly zooming camera. Characters with arched eyebrows delivered even more arched dialogue amidst James Bond-era gadgetry, and the whole thing was edited with a sometimes disorienting series of jump cuts. It was a fun […]

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“Green Lantern: Earth One” Volume 1

By | Apr 24, 2018 | Reviews

If “Green Lantern: Earth One” Volume 1 looks like a sequential version of a cinematic space opera, it’s because the man behind the visuals has storyboarded over 30 feature films, including the box office hits Logan, Interstellar, and The Dark Knight Rises. Lucky for us, Gabriel Hardman and his wife, Corinna Bechko, know that space operas […]

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“Batwoman” #14

By | Apr 19, 2018 | Reviews

Alice is back and this time she’s brought bats. . . just not the good kind like you like. Written by Marguerite Bennett Illustrated by Fernando Blanco Colored by John Rauch Lettered by Deron Bennett ‘The Fall of the House of Kane’ part two! Vengeance and madness come home to Gotham City! The Many Arms […]

“RoboCop: Citizens Arrest” #1

By | Apr 12, 2018 | Reviews

Boom’s “RoboCop: Citizens Arrest” series kicks off by presenting an unsettling near future both by evoking the darker side of ’80s nostalgia and the technological ubiquity feeding 21st century fears. Written by Brian Wood Illustrated by Jorge Coelho Colored by Doug Garbark Lettered by Ed Dukeshire Brian Wood and Jorge Coelho present a provocative vision […]

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“Batman” #44

By | Apr 5, 2018 | Reviews

Poison Ivy’s plot has been foiled, and the march to the bridal altar begins with ‘Bride or Burglar,’ the first in a two issue arc that follows Selina as she does a little late night wedding dress “shopping.” Written by Tom King Illustrated by Mikel Janín and Joëlle Jones Colored by June Cheung and Jordie […]

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Fourth World Problems

By | Apr 3, 2018 | Longform

The New Gods are having a moment. Tom King and Mitch Gerads’s “Mister Miracle” 12-issue maxi series is a critical success, and perhaps not inconsequentially, DC Entertainment recently enlisted filmmaker Ava DuVernay to adapt Jack Kirby’s creations for the silver screen. In some ways, Ms. DuVernay is in an unenviable position as The Fourth World, […]

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“The Terrifics” #2

By | Mar 30, 2018 | Reviews

After the events of “Dark Nights: Metal” and a short trip back to the Dark Multiverse, it looks like these four heroes might be stuck together for awhile, whether they want to be or not. Written by Jeff Lemire and Ivan Reis Illustrated by Ivan Reis and José Luís Colored by Marcelo Maiolo Lettered by […]

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“Dept. H” #24

By | Mar 23, 2018 | Reviews

Two years ago, Matt Kindt introduced readers to the the underwater world of Dept. H. and set the table for a claustrophobic Agatha Christie-inspired locked-room murder mystery. As the series progressed, it became something more than its premise, and with issue 24, Matt Kindt brings the story of Mia Hardy’s investigation of her father’s mysterious […]

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“Vampironica” #1

By | Mar 16, 2018 | Reviews

There’s a scene in the 1997 Kevin Smith film Chasing Amy where a homosexual comic book creator posing as a black militant in order to better sell his books suggests Archie and Jughead have always been in a romantic relationship. The joke works because the person he’s trying to convince insists on the fun-loving, wholesome, […]


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