Author Archives: John Schaidler

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“Middlewest” #3

By | Jan 18, 2019 | Reviews

After an explosive start to the series and follow-up issue that added some key supporting characters, “Middlewest” #3 gives emotional depth to its two primary characters, further setting the stage for a series that already feels epic. (Warning: contains minor spoilers.) Written by Skottie Young Illustrated by Jorge Corona Colored by Jean Francois Beaulieu Lettered […]

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“Blackbird” #4

By | Jan 11, 2019 | Reviews

“Blackbird” #4 ups the ante, combining spectacular artwork with a story that suddenly feels more vital, giving the series major momentum as it heads toward the conclusion of its first arc. (Warning: contains minor spoilers.) Written by Sam Humphries Illustrated by Jen Bartel Colored by Triona Farrel Lettered by Jodi Wynne Between pulling back the veil on […]

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“Archie 1941” #4

By | Jan 4, 2019 | Reviews

On the whole, Archie Comics are known for interesting and innovative line extensions and their fearless ability to reimagine their core characters. Unfortunately, “Archie 1941” has done little, if anything, to distinguish itself and break new ground. Issue #4 is just more of the same. (Warning: contains minor spoilers.) Written by Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn […]

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“Goddess Mode” #1

By | Dec 13, 2018 | Reviews

First time comic creator Zoë Quinn delivers a backstory-heavy script for “Goddess Mode” #1 that tends to rehash familiar cyberpunk tropes. Illustrator Robbi Rodriguez’s inks and Rico Renzi’s colors, on the other hand, provide a neon-tinged breath of fresh air. (Warning: contains minorspoilers.) Written by Zoë Quinn Illustrated by Robbi Rodriguez Colored by Rico Renzi […]

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“Killmonger” #1

By | Dec 7, 2018 | Reviews

In “Killmonger” #1 writer Bryan Hill and illustrator Juan Ferreyra refuse to take the easy way out by merely rehashing things that we already know from the smash hit Black Panther movie. Instead, Hill’s taut, well crafted script and Ferreyra’s stellar artwork explore a new, previously untold story of vengeance, and how a Wakandan orphan […]

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“Quincredible” #1

By | Nov 30, 2018 | Reviews

As the newest book in Lion Forge’s Catalyst Prime shared universe, “Quincredible” #1 functions as a gateway into one of the coolest and most diverse self-contained mythos in comics or a standalone story. Either way, it’s a fresh and compelling take on superhero origin tropes. (Warning: contains minorspoilers.) Written by Rodney Barnes Illustrated by Selina Espiritu […]

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“Exorsisters” #2

By | Nov 23, 2018 | Reviews

“Exorsisters” #2 starts strong, with great dialogue and fantastic artwork. As the issue progresses, however, it starts to bog down, introducing backstory that tends to make it feel a bit formulaic. (Warning: contains minor spoilers.) Written by Ian Boothby Illustrated by Gisèle Lagacé Colored by Pete Pantazis Lettered by Taylor Esposito After a demonic domestic dispute, Cate and […]

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“Murder Falcon” #2

By | Nov 16, 2018 | Reviews

Like its predecessor, “Murder Falcon” #2 is wildly entertaining, action-packed jam with unexpected emotional depth. Come for the pinch harmonics and double bass drum beats, stay for well crafted, multidimensional story. (Warning: contains minor spoilers.) Written and Illustrated by Daniel Warren Johnson Colored by Mike Spicer Lettered by Daniel Warren Johnson and Rus Wooten Metal doesn’t happen […]

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“Auntie Agatha’s Home for Wayward Rabbits” #1

By | Nov 9, 2018 | Reviews

“Auntie Agatha’s Home for Wayward Rabbits” #1 features interesting characterizations and snappy dialogue, but fails to really get going. (Warning: contains minorspoilers.) Written by Keith Giffen Illustrated by Benjamin Roman Colored and lettered by Bryan Valenza and Beyond Colorlab Lettered by Auntie Agatha’s Home for Wayward Rabbits is in danger. Run by the titular Agatha and her […]

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“Sex Death Revolution” #1

By | Nov 1, 2018 | Reviews

Despite the book’s punk rock title, “Sex Death Revolution” #1 is ultimately pretty tame, but don’t let that scare you away. This double-sized debut issue is a decidedly different take on the art of black magic and the human toll it exacts on those who practice it. (Warning: contains minorspoilers.) Written by Magdalene Visaggio Illustrated by Becca […]

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