Author Archives: John Schaidler

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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 […]

“Ghosted in L.A.” #2

By | Aug 16, 2019 | Reviews

The visual aesthetic of “Ghosted in L.A.” #2 is accessible, stylish and hip with an intuitive flow. The plot, on the other hand, feels a bit convoluted and forced. (Warning: may contain minor spoilers.) Written by Sina Grace Illustrated by Siobhan Keenan with Sina Grace Colored by Cathy Le Lettered by DC Hopkins Daphne settles […]

“Berserker Unbound” #1

By | Aug 9, 2019 | Reviews

How can a debut issue be nearly flawless in its execution and yet remain largely nonessential? Keep reading to find out, but be warned: the following review contains the same exact minor spoilers contained in all the previews you’ve already seen, as well as the promo copy. Written by Jeff Lemire Illustrated by Mike Deodato […]

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“Queen of Bad Dreams” #3

By | Aug 2, 2019 | Reviews

In “Queen of Bad Dreams” #3, Inspector Judge Daher Wei continues to investigate Ava, a figment who came from the dream world, but navigating things in the real world prove to be a bit more complicated and much more compelling. (Warning: may contain minor spoilers.) Written by Danny Lore Illustrated by Jordi Pérez Colored by […]

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“At the End of Your Tether” #2

By | Jul 26, 2019 | Reviews

“At the End of Your Tether” #2 doesn’t necessarily answer most the questions posed in the debut issue, but that’s what makes it work. The real story exists at the margins and in the gaps between multiple realities laden with intriguing possibilities and the longing for what might have been. (Warning: may contain minor spoilers.) […]

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“Fairlady” #4

By | Jul 19, 2019 | Reviews

“Fairlady” #4 is a good reminder that what a book is about and its central plot can often be two very different things. (Warning: may contain minor spoilers.) Written by Brian Schirmer Illustrated by Claudia Balboni Colored by Marissa Louise Lettered by David Bowman A client in an oversized cat mask hires Jenner for a […]

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“Ignited” #2

By | Jul 5, 2019 | Reviews

Overall, the script for “Ignited” #2 does a fine job of interweaving backstory and real-time scenes that help move everything forward. The visual adultification of the book’s high school characters, however, creates a persistent and distracting emotional disconnect that proves difficult to overcome. (Warning: may contain minor spoilers.) Written by Mark Waid and Kwanza Osajyefo […]

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“Killer Groove” #2

By | Jun 28, 2019 | Reviews

The dialogue throughout “Killer Groove” #2 is funny and naturalistic, revealing great insights into the main characters and their relationships. This is a noir that feels contemporary and cool, but for some readers it might feel a bit light plot and pulp-inspired action. (Warning: may contain minor spoilers.) Written by Ollie Masters Illustrated by Eoin […]


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