Author Archives: Kobi Bordoley

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Haha #1 Featured Reviews
“HAHA” #1

By | Jan 15, 2021 | Reviews

One shots come with the benefit of their limitations. By nature of being only twenty some pages the long, the expectations for a one shot are specific — go in, go out, wrap a little bow on it. With no room for overly complicated arcs, the stories in one shots have a kind of narrative […]

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Marvel The Union teaser Reviews
“The Union” #1

By | Dec 3, 2020 | Reviews

“The Union” #1 hits hard and fast, successfully pacing story with action and key character introductions. Like many comic arcs in the pandemic age, the circumstances in which “The Union” #1 have changed. When we first took note of “The Union” #1 back in February of this year, Marvel slated five issue comic #1 as […]

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Sesea of Sorrows #1 Featured Reviews
“Sea of Sorrows” #1

By | Nov 19, 2020 | Reviews

“Sea of Sorrows” #1 paints a sordid world full of ink black seas, mercenary sailors, underwater horrors, and the terrors of a recently fought war. Grim fare indeed, but it makes for solid, gather-round-the-table storytelling. Grab your ale, don your raincoat, head to the port and sing your favorite sea shanty of love lost and […]

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Origins 1 BOOM Featured Reviews
“Origins” #1

By | Nov 5, 2020 | Reviews

The first installment of “Origins,” a six part limited series from BOOM! Studios based on a story from Joseph Oxford (Me + Her), Lee Toland Krieger (The Age of Adaline), and Arash Amel (A Private War), and penned by Clay McLeod Chapman, focuses on the lone human survivor (?) of a post apocalyptic earth. The […]

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“Werewolf by Night” #1

By | Oct 23, 2020 | Reviews

When we first learned about Marvel’s new “Werewolf by Night” limited series, it had everything going for it in terms of what we look for in a revamp. Most notably, “Werewolf by Night” features an interesting character who hasn’t had a ton of air time, and has a sleek hook going for it — this […]

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Norse_Mythology_Featured Reviews
“Norse Mythology” #1

By | Oct 8, 2020 | Reviews

Neil Gaiman needs no introduction, and while his work has come in the form of novels, comics, films, film adaptation of novels, short stories, you name it — “Norse Mythology” #1 offers us the rarer comic adaptation of a pre-existing piece of fiction. While the packed team doesn’t offer anything truly groundbreaking here, “Norse Mythology” […]

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Miles to Go Featured Reviews
“Miles to Go” #1

By | Sep 25, 2020 | Reviews

“Miles to Go” #1 takes what could have been a collection of usual crime tropes–killer with a haunted past, wayward hero with nothing to lose–and turns them into a subtle, well crafted story. “Miles to Go” #1 is a masterful first issue, and successfully marries moments of intrigue and violence with quieter, more low-key scenes. […]

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Stealth_5_Feature Reviews
“Stealth” #5

By | Sep 10, 2020 | Reviews

“Stealth” #5 strikes an even balance between action, backstory, and rising tension. These elements are superhero hallmarks, and we’re happy to see “Stealth” #5 excel on all fronts. This is the penultimate issue of the series, and the pacing feels tight — this is where we should be before the finale. The table has been […]

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Family Tree #8 Feature Reviews
“Family Tree” #8

By | Aug 28, 2020 | Reviews

Taking a break from some of the more meditative and internally tense issues, “Family Tree” #8 is full throttle action. Bullets fly, bark breaks, and chainsaws whirl menacingly. There’s a lot of carnage, and not a lot of time for afterthought. In other hands the mayhem would get messy, but for Lemire and the team, […]

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Alienated_#5_Featured Reviews
“Alienated” #5

By | Aug 20, 2020 | Reviews

The penultimate installment of “Alienated” crackles with power. Spurrier’s writing commands the page. Wildgoose’s illustrations capture moments of pain and grace with equal strength. May’s colors set the mood–chaotic and anxious–while Campbell’s letters add character throughout. “Alienated” #5 is that rare comic in which the total story really is more than the sum of its […]

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“That Texas Blood” #2

By | Jul 31, 2020 | Reviews

“The buzzards are hungry, and waste no time.” This line of dialogue, said by by a nameless officer, is more or less how “That Texas Blood” #2 begins. Joe Bob, the soft yet quintessential I’m-too-close-to-retirement-for-this-shit sheriff, responds to the other officers on scene with similar West Texas stoicism: “No, they do not.” He looks up […]

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Bliss-1-featured Reviews
“Bliss” #1

By | Jul 24, 2020 | Reviews

“Bliss” #1, from the creative team of Sean Lewis and Caitlin Yarsky is anything but. Our story begins with Perry Ohara, on the stand in the dilapidated courthouse of Feral City, pleading clemency for his disgraced father, Benton. The crowds are moaning in disbelief. The rafters sag, the cloth city tabards lie ruin. And worst […]

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