Author Archives: Reed Hinckley-Barnes

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“The Chancellor and the Citadel”

By | Mar 19, 2019 | Reviews

“The Chancellor and the Citadel,” published by Iron Circus Comics, is Maria Capelle Frantz’s first graphic novel. A beautiful but tense fantasy story about an isolated community driven by fear of the other into war. With densely detailed artwork, and a compelling story, “The Chancellor and the Citadel” is able to provide a thoughtful meditation […]

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“Stronghold” #1

By | Feb 22, 2019 | Reviews

“Stronghold” #1 is a new series coming from creators Phil Hester and Ryan Kelly. The series follows a seemingly unexciting insurance adjuster as he learns that there is more to his life than it seems. Read on for our thoughts on AfterShock Comics’ brand-new series! Written by Phil Hester Illustrate by Ryan Kelly Colored by […]

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“The Magic Order” #6

By | Feb 15, 2019 | Reviews

With “The Magic Order” #6, Mark Millar and Oliver Coipel bring Netflix’s first comic book series to its conclusion. Is this final issue able to tie the plot of this miniseries into a nice bow, or does the issue end up a tangle of twists and unclear character motivations? Find out in our review. But […]

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“Daredevil” #1

By | Feb 8, 2019 | Reviews

It’s a bit of a cliché to talk about how good “Daredevil” comics can be at this point. Frank Miller, Bendis and Maleev, Brubaker and Lark, Waid and Samnee. All of these stories are classics, all of them in different ways. But Matt Murdock, more than probably any other character, has been taken apart piece […]

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“Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt” #1

By | Jan 31, 2019 | Reviews

With “Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt” #1, Kieron Gillen has returned to superhero comics, with Caspar Wijngaard illustrating. This series is billed as a metatextual response to Peter Cannon, the character that was the inspiration for Ozymandias in “Watchmen.” Does the series follow through on that promise? Find out more in our review. Though, be careful, as […]

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“Guardians of the Galaxy” #1

By | Jan 25, 2019 | Reviews

It’s safe to say, that this point, that Donny Cates has moved past being a rising star at Marvel and into being a one of their most celebrated writers. He has a way of creating high concepts and exciting new stories, which has been a breath of fresh air to the Marvel universe. Because of […]

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“Days of Hate” #12

By | Jan 18, 2019 | Reviews

With its twelfth issue, “Days of Hate” comes to a quiet, but beautiful conclusion. Read on to hear our thoughts, but be warned, as there will be some spoilers for both this issue, and the series as a whole. Written by Ales Kot Illustrated by Danijel Zezelj Colored by Jordie Bellaire Lettered by Aditya Bidikar […]

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“Orion”

By | Jan 15, 2019 | Reviews

Walt Simonson is probably best known for his work on “Thor.” He is a dynamic artist and writer, and his “Thor” run is not only for that character, but in super hero comics in general. This review, though, is not about that run on “Thor.” Instead, we’re looking at a different pantheon, a different publisher, […]

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“Young Justice” #1

By | Jan 10, 2019 | Reviews

The first series of Brian Michael Bendis’s new DC imprint, Wonder Comics, has arrived. “Young Justice” #1 brings Brian Michael Bendis and Patrick Gleason together again, after working together on “Action Comics.” This issue promises to be both an exciting return of old character and a perfect place for new readers to jump on. Luckily, […]

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“Man Without Fear” #1

By | Jan 4, 2019 | Reviews

Taking place between the previous run and Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto’s upcoming run on “Daredevil,” “Man Without Fear” #1 is a miniseries that tries to keep readers updated on Matt Murdock’s current status quo, but without pushing the story forward too much. Is this issue able to do more than simple be a stop-gap […]

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“American Carnage” #2

By | Dec 21, 2018 | Reviews

With its second issue, “American Carnage” continues to impress. Bryan Edward Hill and Leandro Fernandez create an exciting, tense issue, following former FBI agent Richard Wright as he infiltrates a white supremacist compound. Read on for our review, but be warned, there will be some minor spoilers. Written by Bryan Edward Hill Illustrated by Leandro […]

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