Author Archives: John Schaidler

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“Shadow Doctor” #1

By | Feb 19, 2021 | Reviews

Writer Peter Calloway expertly tells his grandfather’s story without flinching in “Shadow Doctor” #1. (Warning: may contain minor spoilers.) Written by Peter Calloway Illustrated by Georges Jeanty Colored by Juanchoi! Lettered by Charles Pritchett Years in the making, this is the true story of writer Peter Calloway’s grandfather, Nathaniel Calloway, a Black man who graduated […]

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“Deep Beyond” #1

By | Feb 5, 2021 | Reviews

Visually, “Deep Beyond” #1 is a stunner. The unwieldy story, however, can feel a bit unfocused and unnecessarily complicated. (Warning: may contain minor spoilers.) Written by Mirka Andolfo and David Goy Illustrated by Andrea Broccardo Colored by Barbara Nosenzo Lettered by Fabio Amelia In an underpopulated future Earth, devastated by the dire consequences of the […]

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“Abbott 1973” #1

By | Jan 22, 2021 | Reviews

Whether you choose to view it as an exceptionally well crafted urban fantasy or a study in intersectionality, “Abbott 1973” #1 is a brilliant debut. (Warning: may contain minor spoilers.) Written by Saladin Ahmed Illustrated by Sami Kivelä Colored by Mattia Iocono Lettered by Jim Campbell In a new series for fans of “Something is […]

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“Scout’s Honor” #1

By | Jan 8, 2021 | Reviews

In “Scout’s Honor” #1, writer David Pepose and his co-creators start with an intriguing premise and elevate things from there. (Warning: contains minor spoilers.) Written by David Pepose Illustrated by Luca Casalanguida Colored by Matt Milla Lettered by Carlos M. Mangual Years after a nuclear apocalypse, a new society has risen from the ashes…and their […]

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“M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games” #1

By | Dec 4, 2020 | Reviews

With a surprising amount of nuance and clear affection for the anti-hero, Patton Oswalt and Jordan Blum give us much more than a mere teaser in “M.O.D.O.K: Head Games” #1 (Warning: contains minor spoilers.) Written by Jordan Blum and Patton Oswalt Illustrated by Scott Hepburn Colored by Carlos Lopez Lettered by VC’s Travis Lanham From […]

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This Month in Comics: November 2020

By | Dec 1, 2020 | Columns

Earlier this year, with the direct market crippled and local comic shops shut down, things looked pretty bleak. Even as a chorus of pundits wrestled with the age-old question, How will monthly comics survive, the industry found a way, proving it’s resiliency yet again. For now, anyway. Obviously, there are still plenty of problems, but […]

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“Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices” #1

By | Nov 20, 2020 | Reviews

“Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices” #1 showcases brilliant work from indigenous creators who tell fresh, authentic stories within the Marvel Universe. (Warning: may contain minor spoilers.) Written by Jeffrey Veregge, Rebecca Roanhorse, Darcie Little Badger and Stephen Graham Jones; Illustrated by Jeffrey Veregge, Weshoyot Alvitre, Kyle Charles, David Cutler and Roberto Poggi; Colored by Jeffrey Veregge, […]

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“Crossover” #1

By | Nov 6, 2020 | Reviews

Lock up the women and children, Donny Cates and his fellow delinquents are at it again, filling page after page with explosions, blood, and violence, only to reveal a tender, hopeful heart. (Warning: may contain minor spoilers.) Written by Donny Cates Illustrated by Geoff Shaw Colored by Dee Cuniffe Lettered by John J. Hill The […]

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“The Scumbag” #1

By | Oct 23, 2020 | Reviews

With great art and a workable plot, it’s “Easy Rider” meets cyberpunk meets “Trainspotting” in Rick Remender’s “The Scumbag” #1. (Warning: may contain minor spoilers.) Written by Rick Remender Illustrated by Lewis LaRosa Colored by Moreno Dinisio Lettered by Rus Wooton The fate of the world rests in the hands of the worst person on […]

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“Spy Island” #2

By | Oct 9, 2020 | Reviews

Chelsea Cain’s protagonist Nora Freud is the wisecracking, vulnerable, fierce, melancholy protagonist we all need in our lives right now. (Warning: may contain minor spoilers.) Written by Chelsea Cain Illustrated by Elise McCall Colored by Rachelle Rosenberg Lettered by Joe Caramagna Supplemental Art by Lia Mitternique and Stella Greenvoss Super-agent Nora Freud is fine, thank […]

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“The Autumnal” #1

By | Sep 25, 2020 | Reviews

Kat and Sybil trade city life for a quaint northeastern town. There’s something beautiful, but deeply unsettling about the colorful leaves, especially with the fall equinox coming. (Warning: may contain minor spoilers.) Written by Daniel Kraus Illustrated by Chris Shehan Colored by Jason Wordie Lettered by Jim Campbell Following the death of her estranged mother, […]

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“The Rise of Ultraman” #1

By | Sep 11, 2020 | Reviews

With 42 pages of great content by three different creative teams, “The Rise of Ultraman” #1 is a jam-packed, rollicking read. (Warning: may contain minor spoilers.) Written by Kyle Higgins and Matt Groom Illustrated by Francesco Manna Colored by Esepen Grundetjean Lettered by VC’s Arianna Maher In darkness there lurks Kaiju – terrifying and unfathomable […]


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