Author Archives: Kobi Bordoley

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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 […]

“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” #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” […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

“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

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 […]

The Goddamned Volume 2 Featured Reviews
“The Goddamned: Virgin Brides” #1

By | Jul 2, 2020 | Reviews

Note: spoilers and amateur biblical exegesis lie ahead When we last wandered the world of ”The Goddamned” in 2015, the rules of the game were simple. Fight monsters in the morning, huddle beneath your acrid shawl at night, and kill or be killed — regardless of the time of day. If we were to make […]

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“Family Tree” #6

By | Jun 18, 2020 | Reviews

When we first reviewed “Family Tree” late last year, we lauded it highly. The story had all the marks of top shelf Lemire: its ability to say a lot with a little, its focus on a rural family in distress, and its singular, total cohesion. As the story continued, things only got better. In the […]

“Nailbiter Returns” #1

By | Jun 4, 2020 | Reviews

The scene: a gimmicky horror themed bar in the Pacific Northwest, filled with A24 kids waxing poetic about horror cinéma, their true crime podcast favorites, and local gossip of the creepy variety. And with that opening sequence, we’re in the dark, tumultuous, meta-loving slasher world of Nailbiter. Welcome back to Buckaroo, Oregon. It’s the town […]


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