Author Archives: Matt Ligeti

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V-Wars- God of Death Featured Reviews
“V-Wars: God of Death”

By | Jun 14, 2019 | Reviews

Bullets and fangs and melodrama – oh, my! “V-Wars: God of Death” is a dark and brutal standalone story revisiting the vampiric world made popular in Jonathan Maberry’s series of books and comics. If this is your first experience with the series, there’s a lot here for fans of modern, ultraviolent vampire cinema, like Blade […]

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Pick of the Week: “Thumbs” #1

By | Jun 6, 2019 | Pick of the Week, Reviews

At 60 pages, you’d think reading the premier issue of this 5-issue miniseries might feel…I don’t know…a little more like you just read half of an Image Comics trade paperback. That’s almost three issues’ worth of comic! But reader, I’m here to tell you that “Thumbs” #1 will be over before you know it and, […]

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“Orphan Age” #2

By | May 16, 2019 | Reviews

The plot of “Orphan Age” #2 mirrors the experience of growing up for many: it starts simply enough, then becomes much, much more complicated in a way none of the characters are prepared for. Beware: there are spoilers below. Written by Ted Anderson Illustrated by Nuno Plati Colored by João Lemos & Nuno Plati Lettered […]

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“Shades of Magic” #5

By | May 9, 2019 | Reviews

The second arc of “Shades of Magic” opens with blood spilled in the streets and danger looming around every corner. Prince Maxim Maresh is about to find out that the Pirate Queen was only the beginning of his problems. Written by V. E. Schwab Illustrated by Budi Setiawan Colored by Enrica Eren Angiolini Lettered by […]

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The Highs and Lows of X-Men Origins: Wolverine

By | May 3, 2019 | Reviews

Look, I’m not going to tell you X-Men Origins: Wolverine isn’t a flawed movie. We could spend all day discussing every issue we have, starting at the beginning, with the opening credits where the screen is paused on an actor with a credit that isn’t for them, and how that might be confusing for people. […]

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“Spencer & Locke 2” #1

By | May 2, 2019 | Reviews

“Spencer & Locke 2” #1 marks its return with a deadly antagonist who feels like the other side of the same damaged coin as our hero, Locke. Spencer and Locke must find and stop a sniper before he kills again. But when Locke meets that sniper and realizes he’s been similarly traumatized, it may send […]

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“Punk Mambo” #1

By | Apr 25, 2019 | Reviews

Punk Mambo’s been around since she first appeared in “Shadowman” in December of 2013. But, for the first time, the pink-mohawked, Voodoo-powered Brit-punk is playing a starring role in her own comic. In it, she travels to the heart of Haiti to look into a supernatural incident related to her Voodoo powers. But who can […]

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“Mary Shelley Monster Hunter” #1

By | Apr 19, 2019 | Reviews

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. There’s an obvious formula for historical horror fiction, and AfterShock Comics is here to cash in on the trend with “Mary Shelley: Monster Hunter.” The new title re-imagines Frankenstein as a work of non-fiction in a horror-filled period piece that […]

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“Rat Queens Special: Swamp Romp” #1

By | Apr 12, 2019 | Reviews

With an all-new creative team, “Rat Queens Special Swamp Romp” #1 is both a sea change and a return to form, filled with the hijinks, violence, and humorous fantasy fans of the franchise have grown to love. Written and lettered by Ryan Ferrier Illustrated by Priscilla Petraites Colored by Marco Lesko Dragons. Monsters. Tricksters. The […]

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“Rocko’s Modern Afterlife” #1

By | Apr 4, 2019 | Reviews

“Rocko’s Modern Afterlife” unites an old favorite with modern themes for a 4-issue miniseries that’s fun, timely, and authentic to the original TV series. Written by Anthony Burch Illustrated by Mattia Di Meo Colored by Francesco Segala Lettered by Jim Campbell Something is turning the good people of O-Town into mindless zombies and Rocko wants […]

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“Friendo” #5

By | Mar 29, 2019 | Reviews

This is the way the world ends, not with a whimper but with a garbage fire. “Friendo” #5 closes out the miniseries like a farcical fever dream with over-the-top, fiasco madness and thoughtful criticism of a society enthralled by toxic capitalism. It’s impossible to talk about how well-made the issue is without some SPOILERS, so […]

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