Author Archives: Kobi Bordoley

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“Vanity” #1

By | Apr 15, 2022 | Reviews

Bring on the blood! “Vanity” #1 promises a dark, aesthetically driven history of the Countess of Bathory, a somewhat obscure regent from the Kingdom of Hungary during the late 16th and early 17th centuries. This was a time of upheaval, political subterfuge, enlightenment, and religious turmoil. Elizabeth of Bathory would probably have faded into the […]

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“Cities of Magick” #1

By | Mar 31, 2022 | Reviews

Co-creators Will Tempest and Jakob Free are certainly living up to their last names, because “Cities of Magick” #1 feels like an expressionist storm of a story, drawing from steam-punk, sci-fi, fantasy, throw-everything-at-the-wall influences. It’s unclear exactly what kind of comic this is so far — sweeping epic, satire, character study, world-building aesthetic eye candy. […]

“Playthings” #1

By | Mar 18, 2022 | Reviews

“Playthings” #1 asks the question: what would happen if a band of horrid, candy-sized and candy-born monsters came to life and made your life bitter hell, capturing you in a nightmare land that both comical and terrifying (but mostly the latter)? Basically, this is a Nightmare at the Museum fever dream, but instead of Ben […]

“The Lion and the Eagle” #1

By | Feb 18, 2022 | Reviews

Sometimes we forget history. This might be a mind-numbing truism, but it’s worth remembering. History is a collection of moments remembered and forgotten, and a measure of any healthy society is its ability to excavate, inspect, and learn from the past. Introspection is key to humility, and perhaps history is a civilization’s way of acknowledging […]

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“Speed Republic” #1

By | Feb 3, 2022 | Reviews

“Speed Republic” #1 is the first issue a new series from Mad Cave comics that promises high octane thrills in a dystopian get-up, all wrapped in its main character’s attempt to find himself. In a story about a thousand mile long death race, the adage that it’s the journey, not the destination that counts, takes […]

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“Bolero” #1

By | Jan 21, 2022 | Reviews

Bolero has been on our radar for the past few months. Why? Well, it’s impossible to predict lightning in a bottle, but sometimes you can put a few clues together that certainly make a story something to watch. In the case of “Bolero” #1, there were a few telltale signs: a committed dyad of artist […]

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This Month in Comics: December 2021

By | Jan 11, 2022 | Columns

Goodbye 2021, and hello 2022! Well, not quite yet. We may be in January of the new year now, but This Month in Comics stops for no one. Let’s take a look back at December of 2021 to see what stories made our hearts warm, which stories stopped us cold, and which ones gave us […]

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“Cloaked” #1

By | Dec 17, 2021 | Reviews

“Cloaked” #1 is a surprising story. We went into this one completely cold, with nothing but a look at the cover. Sometimes it’s good to pick something up off the shelf based on pure aesthetic alone, and see what happens. So here’s what my thought process looked like: On the cover we see a Cool […]

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“A Thing Called Truth” #1

By | Nov 4, 2021 | Reviews

“A Thing Called Truth” #1 feels in turn both lighthearted and highly dramatic. This story twists and turns (both figuratively and literally), and while it has some dips, it never feels like it’s truly left us in the dust. The characters are strong, their motivations are clear (or purposely vague), and everything is simply left […]


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