Author Archives: Reed Hinckley-Barnes

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“The Tower in the Sea”

By | Oct 14, 2019 | Reviews

“The Tower in the Sea” is a new book from B. Mure, set in the world of Ismyre. Following a young student as they learn about the divination and deal with strange dreams, it creates a short, cozy reading experience. But, is being cozy enough? Some mild spoilers follow in the review. Written and Illustrated […]

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“Stay”

By | Sep 11, 2019 | Reviews

Tragedy strikes while Fabienne and her husband are on vacation. “Stay,” by Lewis Trondheim and Hubert Chevillard is a mediation on loss, grief, and the randomness of the world around us. Or, at the very least, is trying to be. Written by Lewis Trondheim Illustrated by Hubery Chevillard Roland has the perfect vacation planned for […]

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“This Was Our Pact”

By | Aug 19, 2019 | Reviews

When you’re a kid, life is almost entirely boundaries, of one sort or another. Whether those boundaries are set by your parents, by the world around you, or even by yourself. I remember the anxiety and wonder at what existed outside those boundaries. It could have been anything. Something completely outside my current understanding of […]

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“Hawking”

By | Jul 22, 2019 | Reviews

After the success of their graphic novel “Feynman,” Jim Otaviani and Leland Myrick have turned their eyes onto a different physicist for their second graphic novel, “Hawking.” Following the life and career of the eponymous Stephen Hawking, “Hawking” tells the story of both Stephen’s life, and the history of cosmology, from his point of view. […]

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“The Highwayman”

By | Jun 25, 2019 | Reviews

The world, and everything around it, will one day turn to dust. Every living thing will someday die, as will the sun and the universe around us. In “The Highwayman” by Koren Shadmi, follow an unnamed, ageless protagonist over the course of centuries, learning more about him, and in the process, watching the world deteriorate […]

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“Pilu of the Woods”

By | May 7, 2019 | Reviews

There is a moment in everyone’s life, hopefully a moment that happens sooner rather than later, where one must to come to terms with their emotions. It is a process, learning to walk the line between embracing feelings without letting them take control. It is a struggle that, especially when you’re young, can feel almost […]

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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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