Author Archives: Kobi Bordoley

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Chicken Devil issue 1 featured Reviews
“Chicken Devil” #1

By | Oct 8, 2021 | Reviews

“Chicken Devil” #1 from AfterShock comics is full of violence, high-lunacy, glitteringly good illustration, and a plot just wild enough to pull us in for the long haul. In other words, it’s finger-licking good. Think Sin City meets The Big Lebowski meets Hobo with a Shotgun meets…a McDonald’s commercial, I guess? “Chicken Devil” #1 is […]

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“He Who Fights With Monsters” #1

By | Sep 24, 2021 | Reviews

“He Who Fights With Monsters” #1 drops us behind enemy lines to Prague mid WWII. What follows is a story replete with Jewish mysticism, a little ranting, a little raving, a lot of kvetching, and a historical fantasy tale that’s got our attention. The art weighs heavy and picks up the slack when the narrative […]

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“Search for Hu” #1

By | Sep 10, 2021 | Reviews

“Search for Hu” #1 is a nifty action thriller wrapped up in gangster and historical fiction trappings. The story catapults forward from the very first pages, and what starts in a quiet town quickly escalates to an international, intergenerational bloodbath. While anchored by an intriguing plot hook, “Search for Hu” #1 has its road bumps. […]

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“Echolands” #1

By | Aug 26, 2021 | Reviews

“Echolands” #1 is almost impossibly vast. There’s a lot to cover here, but the short of it is that this is a chaotic, fast-paced, genre bending, big scale brawl of a story. It’s not just fantasy, sci-fi, cyberpunk, steampunk or anything of the sort — it’s all of those things at 110 percent. If you […]

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“Campisi: The Dragon Incident” #1

By | Aug 13, 2021 | Reviews

What “Campisi: The Dragon Incident” #1 lacks in ziti, it makes up for in fiery flying death lizards. Sonny Campisi is the local fixer in Green Village, a stand-in for the platonic ideal of thy mythologized Italian American mob neighborhood. He spends his time checking in on the elderly, scaring off competing gangs, dropping words […]

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“Beyond the Breach” #1

By | Jul 15, 2021 | Reviews

Don’t you hate it when your post messy breakup road trip of self discovery gets interrupted by frenzied interdimensional insect monsters? If that sounds even remotely relatable, then “Beyond the Breach” #1 could be the action-adventure addition to your pull list you’ve been looking for. While we’re not sure exactly where “Beyond the Breach” will […]

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Barbaric issue 1 featured Reviews
“Barbaric” #1

By | Jul 2, 2021 | Reviews

“Barbaric” #1 is a cold shower after a run on a scorching hot day. “Barbaric” #1 is your favorite food cooked just right, sending you into a Proustian kick of nostalgia and bliss. “Barbaric” #1 is the moment your playlist shuffles to the perfect song, the one you were just thinking of. What we mean […]

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Compass issue 1 Reviews
“Compass” #1

By | Jun 18, 2021 | Reviews

When Image first reviewed the “Compass” #1 press release back in March 2021, writer Robert Mackenzie’s description of the story stood out: “‘Compass’ was born out of our desire to tell a story of discovery without colonialism, of adventure without exploitation — something with the verve and energy of the pulps, but with a perspective […]

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“Out of Body” #1

By | Jun 3, 2021 | Reviews

“Out of Body” #1 is a strong entry into the AfterShock Comics library. We’re only one issue in, but it’s already clear that “Out of Body” will be a cerebral murder mystery that draws on the occult, psychology, and theology, among other things. It’s a murder mystery, but the victim isn’t quite dead yet. There […]

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“Home” #2

By | May 20, 2021 | Reviews

When we reviewed “Home” #1 last month, we noted its ability to tell a contemporary, real story that used fantasy elements to elevate its premise. “Home” #2 continues what the first issue started, and the result is a straightforward and impactful twenty-some pages of comic storytelling. Juan continues to be a compelling protagonist, the villains […]

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