Author Archives: John Schaidler

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“Death or Glory” #1

By | May 3, 2018 | Reviews

Rick Remender’s story is built from familiar pieces that many pop culture fans will easily recognize. Still, there’s an intriguing undercurrent here, as well as some fantastic art. Written by Rick Remender Illustrated and Colored by Bengal Lettered by Rus Wooton Meet Glory, raised off the grid in a convoy amid truckers—the last men and […]

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This Month in Comics: April 2018

By | May 1, 2018 | Columns

“April is the cruelest month,” reads the overused quote from T.S. Elliot. This year, I tend to agree. With a seemingly endless winter that stubbornly refused to release its spiteful, sub-freezing grip on many parts of the Upper Midwest and Northeastern United States, I feel compelled to allude to the frozen wasteland many of us […]

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“Abbott” #4

By | Apr 27, 2018 | Reviews

With an impeccably paced script, great illustrations, expert paneling and wonderful colors, not to mention one of the most captivating protagonists anywhere, “Abbott” #4 excels in every facet. Written by Saladin Ahmed Illustrated by Sami Kivela Colored by Jason Wordie Lettered by Jim Campbell Abbott has hit rock bottom—no job, no friends, and no hope […]

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Don’t Miss This: “Fence”

By | Apr 18, 2018 | Columns

There are a lot of comics out there, but some just stand out head and shoulders above the pack. With “Don’t Miss This” we want to spotlight those series we think need to be on your pull list. This week, we look at “Fence,” a sports manga themed series from Boom! Box that was originally slated […]

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“Dodge City” #2

By | Apr 12, 2018 | Reviews

Like the debut installment, “Dodge City” #2 is a colorful, action packed issue that nonetheless makes space to explore its diverse cast of characters and the relationships between them. (Warning: contains minor spoilers). Written by Josh Trujillo Illustrated by Cara McGee Colored by Gonçalo Lopes with Cara McGee Lettered by Jim Campbell Tomás is no […]

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“Incognegro: Renaissance” #2

By | Mar 8, 2018 | Reviews

With a highly evocative setting, great dialogue and a compelling protagonist, “Incognergo: Renaissance” #2 is a timely and topical look at racial identity, with a hardboiled twist. (Warning: contains minor spoilers). Written by Mat Johnson Illustrated by Warren Pleece Lettered by Clem Robins Cub reporter Zane Pinchback almost witnessed a murder. Now, the only true […]

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“Motherlands” #2

By | Mar 1, 2018 | Reviews

With intentionally unfiltered dialogue and an incredible stage presence, former celebrity bounty hunter Selena Tubach commands our attention as she tries to reclaim the limelight. The rest of the book would do well to rise up to her level. Written by Si Spurrier Illustrated by Stephen Byrne Colored by Felipe Sobreiro and Stephen Byrne Lettered […]

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“Punks Not Dead” #1

By | Feb 22, 2018 | Reviews

“Punks Not Dead” is finally here, artfully upending your expectations. Written by David Barnett Illustrated by Martin Simmonds Colored by Dee Cunniffe Lettered by Aditya Bidikar As if being an awkward, bullied 15-year-old isn’t bad enough, “Fergie” Ferguson suddenly discovers he can see dead people. Well, one dead person specifically—the ghost of a certain punk […]

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Pick of the Week: “The Prince and the Dressmaker”

By | Feb 15, 2018 | Pick of the Week, Reviews

With bold, colorful illustrations and delightfully anachronistic dialogue, “The Prince and the Dressmaker” delivers an utterly charming postmodern fairytale about gender fluidity, love, self esteem, and acceptance. (Warning: contains minor spoilers.) Written, Illustrated and Lettered by Jen Wang Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride—or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian […]

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“Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles” #2

By | Feb 9, 2018 | Reviews

In a world where people and anthropomorphic cartoon animals seamlessly coexist, “Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles” continues its surprisingly poignant examination of a dark chapter in U.S. history that often feels eerily familiar. Written by Mark Russell Illustrated by Mike Feehan and Mark Morales Colored by Paul Mounts Lettered by Dave Sharpe As his […]

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Don’t Miss This: “Void Trip”

By | Jan 31, 2018 | Columns

There are a lot of comics out there, but some just stand out head and shoulders above the pack. With “Don’t Miss This” we want to spotlight those series we think need to be on your pull list. This week, we look at “Void Trip,” a retro-futuristic road trip that wrestles with deep philosophical questions. Or […]


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