Author Archives: John Schaidler

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Motor-Crush-8-featured-image Reviews
“Motor Crush” #8

By | Nov 30, 2017 | Reviews

With a strong female lead and an intriguing premise, “Motor Crush” works best when it knows exactly where it’s going. Issue number eight hits a rough patch in the middle but recovers just in time to finish with a brilliant cliffhanger. Written by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr Illustrated by Babs Tarr and […]

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Pick of the Week: “Doctor Radar” #1

By | Nov 23, 2017 | Pick of the Week, Reviews

The plot of “Doctor Radar” is intriguing  and unfolds at a furious pace, but Bezian’s spectacular artwork sets this book apart and makes it truly special. (Warning: contains minor spoilers.) Written by Noel Simsolo Art by Bezian Translated by Ivanka Hahnenberger A gentleman detective plays a deadly game with a criminal mastermind, Doctor Radar, while […]

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Angst, Drugs, and the Open Road: Ryan O’Sullivan Discusses “Void Trip”

By | Nov 20, 2017 | Interviews

Writer Ryan O’Sullivan (“Turncoat,” “The Evil Within,” “Warhammer 40,000”) is set to embark on his first creator-owned series with Image Comics, “Void Trip,” which hits local comic shops this Wednesday. In the run up to the book’s release, O’Sullivan found some time to chat with us about the infamous relationship between mind-altering drugs and the […]

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“Fence” #1

By | Nov 16, 2017 | Reviews

“Fence” #1 begins as a pretty straightforward take on the age-old sports narrative of the disadvantaged outsider trying to break into the big leagues. The debut issue is well crafted, but let’s face it, the real story is yet to come. (Warning: contains minor spoilers.) Written by C.S. Pacat Illustrated by Johanna The Mad Colored […]

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“The Motherless Oven”

By | Nov 13, 2017 | Reviews

In 2015, Rob Davis’s “The Motherless Oven” won the British Comic Award for Best Book. Incredibly, even now, Davis and much of his work remain largely unknown to U.S. comic book fans. At first glance, perhaps, this book may seem a bit enigmatic and even inaccessible, but once you let go and give into it, it’s a […]

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“Port of Earth” #1

By | Nov 9, 2017 | News

“Port of Earth” offers up an intriguing take on the classic “alien invasion” tale, but with lackluster characters and too much exposition, the debut issue proves to be an entirely forgettable start. (Warning: contains minor spoilers.) Written by Zack Kaplan Illustrated by Andrea Mutti Colored by Vladimir Popov Lettered by Troy Peteri Imagine if aliens […]

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“Batman: White Knight” #2

By | Nov 2, 2017 | Reviews

After an intriguing first issue that began to explore the inner lives of two of DC’s most iconic characters and their weirdly symbiotic relationship, “Batman: White Knight” #2 begins to bog down with additional backstory and little action. Written and Illustrated by Sean Murphy Colored by Matt Hollingsworth Lettered by Todd Klein Public support for […]

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“Hi-Fi Fight Club” #3

By | Oct 26, 2017 | Reviews

“Hi-Fi Fight Club” continues to be a bit light on the fight portion of its titular premise, but the interpersonal dynamics of the club more than make up for it. Written by Carly Usdin Pencilled by Nina Vakueva Inked by Irene Flores Coloured by Rebecca Nalty Lettered by Jim Campbell Now that Chris knows about […]

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“Kid Lobotomy” #1

By | Oct 19, 2017 | Reviews

After months of build-up, the debut issue of the debut series from Shelly Bond’s new creator-owned imprint with IDW, Black Crown, is finally here. Welcome to the cross street of comics and chaos. Written by Peter Milligan Illustrated by Tess Fowler Colored by Lee Loughridge Lettered by Aditya Bidikar Kafka meets King Lear by way of Young Frankenstein […]

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“Ragman” #1

By | Oct 13, 2017 | Reviews

“Dark Nights: Metal” may be grabbing all the headlines, but something else is stirring in the dark recesses of the DC multiverse. Read on for minor spoliers about the exciting reemergence of an often overlooked superhero. Written by Ray Fawkes Illustrated by Inaki Miranda Colored by Eva De La Cruz Lettered by Josh Reed War vet Rory […]

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“Harley and Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica” #1

By | Oct 6, 2017 | Reviews

A seemingly unlikely crossover that definitely succeeds in its debut issue. Written by Paul Dini and Marc Andreyko Illustrated by Laura Braga Colored by Tony Aviña and Arif Prianto Free college tuition for all Riverdale residents?! That’s the plan—after the town drains the wetlands that lie between it and Gotham City and then builds a […]

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