Author Archives: John Schaidler

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“Family Tree” #1

By | Nov 15, 2019 | Reviews

“Family Tree” #1 shows Jeff Lemire at the top of his game, unleashing a harrowing tale that in many ways feels familiar and highly relatable, yet proves to be unpredictable and wildly imaginative. Written by Jeff Lemire Illustrated by Phil Hester and Eric Gapstur Colored by Ryan Cody Lettered by Steve Wands When an eight-year-old […]

“b.b. free” #1

By | Nov 8, 2019 | Reviews

Like its eponymous protagonist, “b.b. free” #1 knows where it wants to go and what it wants to do, but has yet to begin its actual journey in earnest. (Warning: may contain minor spoilers.) Written by Gabby Rivera Illustrated and Colored by Royal Dunlap Lettered by Jim Campbell b.b. free broadcasts her underground radio show […]

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“Archie 1955” #2

By | Nov 1, 2019 | Reviews

Like a garage band’s earliest work, there are a few gems buried inside “Archie 1955” #2, but you’re going to have to wade through a lot of filler to find them. (May contain minor spoilers.) Written by Brian Augustyn & Mark Waid Illustrated by Tom Grummett, Rick Burchett and Bob Smith Colored by Glenn Whitmore […]

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“Marauders” #1

By | Oct 25, 2019 | Reviews

With writer Gerry Duggan at the helm, the first post-relaunch X book not written by Jonathan Hickman delivers plenty of humor, great art, and wonderful character work, slipping seamlessly into the larger narrative even as it charts a unique course of it’s own. (Warning: may contain minor spoilers.) Written by Gerry Duggan Illustrated by Matteo […]

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“Something is Killing the Children” #2

By | Oct 18, 2019 | Reviews

In the follow-up to their stellar debut, writer James Tynion IV and his co-creators deliver a quiet, yet unexpectedly menacing issue that cranks up the weirdness and raises even more questions. (Warning: may contain minor spoilers.) Written by James Tynion IV Illustrated by Werther Dell’Edera Colored by Miquel Muerto Lettered by AndWorld Design Children are […]

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“Battlepug” #2

By | Oct 11, 2019 | Reviews

No severed hands this time, but “Battlepug” #2 is as witty and packed with hijinks as the debut issue. It just needs to pick up the pace. (Warning: may contain minor spoilers.) Written and Illustrated by Mike Norton Colored by Allen Passalaqua Lettered by Crank! “WAR ON CHRISTMAS,” Part Two The last Kinmundian and his […]

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“Once and Future” #2

By | Sep 20, 2019 | Reviews

With the debut issue already in its sixth printing and the follow-up in its third before it even hit the stands, writer Kieron Gillen’s new series is a runaway hit. Read on to find out why “Once and Future” #2 is one of the most complete comics you’ll read this year, but beware of minor […]

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“Trees: Three Fates” #1

By | Sep 13, 2019 | Reviews

After a three year hiatus, “Trees” is finally back. Whether you’ve already read any of the previous issues or you’ve been patiently waiting until this very moment to get on board, you should probably know, “Trees: Three Fates” #1 is a different animal from any of its predecessors. Written by Warren Ellis Illustrated by Jason […]

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“Midnight Vista” #1

By | Sep 6, 2019 | Reviews

One of Eliot Rahal’s primary goals for his new creator-owned series from Aftershock was to write a pure science fiction story and make it feel real. With the release of “Midnight Vista” #1, so far, he succeeds. (Warning: may contain minor spoilers.) Written by Eliot Rahal Illustrated by Clara Meath Colored by Mark Englert Lettered […]

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“Tommy Gun Wizards” #1

By | Aug 30, 2019 | Reviews

With “Tommy Gun Wizards” #1 creator Christian Ward delivers the mashup we didn’t know we were waiting for, but in the end is the concept a little too predictable? (Warning: may contain minor spoilers.) Written by Christian Ward Illustrated by Sami Kivelä Colored by Christian Ward with Dee Cunniffe Lettered by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou Eliot Ness […]

“Strayed” #1

By | Aug 23, 2019 | Reviews

First time comic book writer Carlos Giffoni wrestles with themes of colonization, resource extraction, and human impact, even as he delivers an understated script that lets Juan Doe’s incredible artwork soar. (Warning: may contain minor spoilers.) Written by Carlos Giffoni Illustrated and Colored by Juan Doe Lettered by Matt Krotzer In the far future, a […]


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