Author Archives: John Schaidler

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“Sword of Ages” #2

By | Jan 11, 2018 | Reviews

Roll up your sleeves. Like its predecessor, “Sword of Ages” #2 is definitely not a breezy read. With a little work, however, this hybrid sci-fi/fantasy epic can be a richly rewarding experience. (Warning: contains minor spoilers.) Written and Illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez Colored by Lovern Kindzierski Lettered by Robbie Robbins The reluctant warrior Avalon meets […]

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“Cosmo” #1

By | Jan 4, 2018 | Reviews

With bold, colorful artwork and humorous dialogue, “Cosmo” #1 sets the stage for a charming, all-ages, intergalactic ensemble adventure. (Warning: contains minor spoilers.) Written by Ian Flynn Illustrated by Tracy Yardley Colored by Matt Herms Lettered by Jack Morelli NEW ONGOING SERIES! “Space Aces” – Part One: Cosmo is a Martian with the skills of […]

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“Realm” #4

By | Dec 22, 2017 | Reviews

“Realm” #4 will keep you turning pages with an excellent blend of exposition, character insights, and unexpected plot twists as the series continues to build momentum. (Warning: spoilers ahead.) Written and Illustrated by Jeremy Haun and Seth M. Peck Colored by Nick Filardi Lettered by Thomas Mauer The weary adventurers may have found a safe […]

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“Slots” #3

By | Dec 14, 2017 | Reviews

Time for Stanley’s big comeback as father and son share billing on the hottest fight card in town. Meanwhile, the series itself evolves into a true ensemble piece as members of the supporting cast jockey for position in creator Dan Panosian’s wonderfully realized Las Vegas. (Warning: minor spoliers ahead.) Written, Illustrated and Colored by Dan […]

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“Scales & Scoundrels” #4

By | Dec 7, 2017 | Reviews

After three stellar issues, things slow down considerably as the secondary characters dig deeper into their individual backstories in the unremarkable underground city of Sogbottom. (Warning, minor spoilers ahead.) Written by Sebastian Girner Illustrated and Colored by Galaad Lettered and Designed by Jeff Powell Dorma shines a light on what really motivates her journey into […]

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“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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