Author Archives: Kobi Bordoley

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“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” #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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“Broken Souls Ballad” #1

By | May 7, 2021 | Reviews

Last year we learned about Black Caravan, Scout Comics’ upcoming horror imprint. “Broken Souls Ballad” #1, one of that imprints offerings, rests squarely in the horror genre. We’ve got tormented teenagers, monster mutations, and blood and gore galore. However, for as much as “Broken Souls Ballad” #1 excels at showcasing evil, it’s not without its […]

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This Month in Comics: April 2021

By | May 4, 2021 | Columns

April showers bring May flowers. April comics bring…May tonics? We’ll have to workshop that one. But anyways, what new sequential art came down the pipeline this month? From ambitious debuts to solid entries in marquee franchises, April 2021 was full of good work, from independent presses to the big names. Let’s take a look at […]

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“The Many Deaths of Laila Starr” #1

By | Apr 23, 2021 | Reviews

We’ve been excited by “The Many Deaths of Laila Starr” #1 since earlier this year, and we’re happy to report that it lives up to expectations. “The Many Deaths of Laila Starr” #1 works on many levels. It’s got drama, romance, humor, and an immersive visual language. “The Many Deaths of Laila Starr” pulls off […]

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“Geiger” #1

By | Apr 9, 2021 | Reviews

We’re really impressed with “Geiger” #1, which combines the best of Mad Max, The Road, and I Am Legend to deliver a stand out superhero story. “Geiger” #1 manages to sustain a world which mixes over the top, campy, high velocity elements with austere character drama. Always brutal but not always nihilistic in how it […]

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“Rabid World” #1

By | Mar 26, 2021 | Reviews

The tail end of a global pandemic is either the perfect time or the worst time to release a comic like “Rabid World” #1, Scout Comics’ latest title, which centers on a rapidly spreading, chaos inducing global disease that turns people into mindless killers. The central conceit: what if rabies affected humans like it did […]

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“Two Moons” #1

By | Feb 25, 2021 | Reviews

“Two Moons” #1 is a feast of a story, full of memorable characters, brutal action sequences, and impeccable plotting. Oh, and Giangiordano’s art is worth the price of “Two Moons” #1 alone. When we reported on “Two Moons” #1 at the end of last year, we had an inkling that this story would check all […]

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“Casual Fling” #1

By | Feb 12, 2021 | Reviews

“Casual Fling” #1 is a contemporary story which plays with repurposed tropes, all with an eye towards issues that will only become more complex as time goes on. It’s a compact, well paced and well drawn story. The tension in “Casual Fling” #1 feels real as we follow Jennifer Ryan through a series of difficult […]


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