Author Archives: John Schaidler

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“Calamity Kate” #1

By | Mar 15, 2019 | Reviews

With “Calamity Kate” #1, writer Magdalene Visaggio and her artistic team show us how it’s done, kicking off this Dark Horse mini series with a wildly entertaining and highly efficient debut. (Warning: contains minor spoilers.) Written by Magdalene Visaggio Illustrated by Corin Howell Colored by Valentina Pinto Lettered by Zakk Saam Kate Strand reboots her […]

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Bookshelf Basics: “New Kid”

By | Mar 11, 2019 | Columns, Reviews

With so much great all-ages content out there and more arriving every week, whether you’re a parent, teacher, librarian or young reader, sifting through it all can be a daunting task. Of course, reading lists are subjective and tend to change over time. That’s why Multiversity’s Bookshelf Basics is designed to give you a place […]

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“The Girl in the Bay” #2

By | Mar 8, 2019 | Reviews

With striking imagery and spectacular colors, “The Girl in the Bay” #2 tends to raise more questions than answers, but it’s trippy blend of horror and urban fantasy is a compelling combination. (Warning: contains minor spoilers.) Written by J.M. DeMatteis Illustrated by Corin Howell Colored by James Devlin Lettered by Clem Robins Is it possible […]

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“The Avant-Guards” #2

By | Feb 28, 2019 | Reviews

Writer Carly Usdin has a knack for creating quirky ensemble casts and writing witty one-liners, but the Pop Art inspired look is what makes “The Avant-Guards” #2 unique. Written by Carly Usdin Illustrated by Noah Hayes Colored by Rebecca Nalty Lettered by Ed Dukeshire Charlie is done with team sports. Nope. Not happening. Never again. […]

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“Naomi” #2

By | Feb 21, 2019 | Reviews

Launching an entirely new leading character is a team effort. Writer Brian Michael Bendis has surrounded himself with great collaborators for “Naomi” #2. (Warning: contains minor spoilers.) Written by Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker Illustrated and Colored by Jamal Campbell Lettered by Carlos M. Mangual The most startling and intriguing mystery in the […]

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“The Lollipop Kids” #3

By | Feb 14, 2019 | Reviews

After a two month hiatus “The Lollipop Kids” are back, working to get rid of the monsters that have been plaguing Central Park for 400 years. After learning this incredible secret, however, legacy kid Nick Motley, the group’s newest recruit, doesn’t feel quite up to the task. Maybe a visit to his family’s sanctuary will […]

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“Self/Made” #3

By | Feb 8, 2019 | Reviews

The dramatic action of “Self/Made” #3 positions the series well for the final books of the first arc, but a key question still looms: whose story is it? (Warning: contains minor spoilers.) Written by Mat Groom Illustrated by Eduardo Ferigato Colored by Marcelo Costa Lettered by A Larger World Studios’ Troy Peteri With the walls […]

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“Blossoms 666” #1

By | Jan 25, 2019 | Reviews

With writer Cullen Bunn at the helm and fantastic art by Laura Braga and Matt Herms, “Blossoms 666” #1 does everything that a great debut issue demands, artfully setting the series in motion while prompting the reader to wonder, what will happen next? (Warning: contains minor spoilers.) Written by Cullen Bunn Illustrated by Laura Braga […]

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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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