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“Runaways” #21

By | May 24, 2019 | Reviews

Every hero team needs a day to decompress and handle personal issues, right? Well, when you’re a team of teenage to young adult runaways, there’s bound to be plenty of drama there. The latest issue of Rainbow Rowell’s run on “Runaways” gives us a close and personal look at the characters and their emotional states, […]

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“Road of Bones” #1

By | May 24, 2019 | Reviews

A harrowing tale that puts readers into a hellish landscape that they are lucky enough to have never lived in. “Road of Bones” #1 is a terrifying and grim look at an everyman thrown in a Russian gulag during the Stalin era. Spoilers Ahead Written by Rich Douek Illustrated & Colored by Alex Cormack Lettered […]

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“Avengers” #19

By | May 24, 2019 | Reviews

“Avengers” #19 is yet another issue crossing under the ‘War of the Realms’ saga. And while Marvel has really gone all-in with this event, with nearly the entire line becoming involved with it, the firm handle of Jason Aaron adds nuance to peripheral characters, to great success. Written by Jason Aaron Penciled by Ed McGuinness […]

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“Action Comics” #1011

By | May 24, 2019 | Reviews

Bendis is coming! Remember that ad? The text was in all caps, accompanied by an exclamation point and smiling Superman. DC Comics was more than proud to show off their newest writer and for good reason. Brian Michael Bendis was Marvel’s golden boy for years. Whether you’re a fan of the guy or not, his […]

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“Clue: Candlestick” #1

By | May 24, 2019 | Reviews

Games, puzzles, puns, witty dialogue and phenomenal art, “Clue: Candlestick” #1 is the uncompromising vision of an auteur who’s not afraid to throw the rulebook out the window. (Warning: may contain minor spoilers.) Written, Illustrated and Lettered by Dash Shaw All of your favorite suspicious characters are back in this new brain twister based on […]

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“Assassin Nation” #3

By | May 23, 2019 | Reviews

Like misbehaving Muppets and depraved children’s cartoons, there’s something strange to be said of seeing Erica Henderson draw foul-mouthed murderers. Henderson has been a big presence in my comics experience ever since she was doing work for the now-defunct Comics Alliance, but she really came to prominence with the wonderful all-ages “Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.” So […]

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“Ghost Tree” #2

By | May 23, 2019 | Reviews

“Ghost Tree” was a thoughtful and interesting take on the protagonist-who-can-talk-to-ghosts trope, with some great family elements woven in. Does the charm of this series hold up into the second issue? Written by Bobby Curnow Illustrated by Simon Gane Colored by Ian Herring and Becka Kinzie Lettered by Chris Mowry Brandt discovers more about his […]

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“Cyber Force” #10

By | May 23, 2019 | Reviews

In this issue, they throw a Rage Party. Written by Bryan Hill and Matt Hawkins Art by Atilio Rojo Lettered by Troy Peteri Morgan Stryker convinces Ripclaw to join Cyber Force, but the organization that created him wants Ripclaw dead. Stryker makes a choice that will turn Cyber Force into fugitives or murderers — or […]

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“Sonic the Hedgehog” #17

By | May 23, 2019 | Reviews

“Undead” robots attack in “Sonic the Hedgehog” #17. Written by Ian Flynn Illustrated by Tracy Yardley Colored by Leonardo Ito Lettered by Shawn Lee “Plague!” As the infection spreads across a helpless city, the Chaotix Detective Agency stands alone against the horde. Will even the world’s fastest hedgehog be quick enough to provide back-up, or […]

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“Drawing Blood Spilled Ink” #1

By | May 23, 2019 | Reviews

“Drawing Blood Spilled Ink” #1 starts with a straight-ahead premise that leans into the absurd quick enough to build significant interest. Warning: minor spoilers ahead. Story by Kevin Eastman & David Avallone Written by David Avallone Illustrated by Ben Bishop, Kevin Eastman & Troy Little Colored by Brittany Peer Lettered by Taylor Esposito Once upon […]

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“Stumptown” Volume 1

By | May 21, 2019 | Reviews

Following the release of the trailer for the upcoming Cobie Smulders headlining series from ABC, we take a look back at the Portland, Oregon set comic on which the show is based in our evergreen review of the first volume of Greg Rucka and Matthew Southworth’s “Stumptown” from Oni Press. Read more about the television […]

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“Waves”

By | May 21, 2019 | Reviews

Ingrid Chabbert and her wife were briefly elated to learn that she was finally pregnant, but it slowly turns into a private horror as her pregnancy ends in a stillbirth. This comic is about the loss and mourning of a child that never drew breath, and Chabbert coming to terms with this awful experience by […]

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“Herakles” Book Two

By | May 20, 2019 | Reviews

The first entry in Edouard Cour’s Herakles trilogy was an unabashedly non-classical take on the Hercules myth that throttled through the hero’s first eight legendary labors in service to Eurystheus, the king of Argos, as penance for Hercules’s effrontery to Hera for being the bastard son of her husband Zeus. Read about it here. Book […]

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“Adventure Time: Marcy & Simon” #5

By | May 17, 2019 | Reviews

The post-Adventure Time adventures continue with issue five of this Boom! series! But does this still prove to be worth a look, only months after the end of the TV series? Written by Olivia Olson Illustrated by Slimm Fabert Colored by SJ Miller Lettered by Mike Fiorentino Marceline, Simon, Finn, and Jake are on a […]

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“Giant-Man” #1

By | May 17, 2019 | Reviews

Ant-Man is pulled into The War of the Realms and he has some friends coming along for the ride. Agreeing to a task he doesn’t exactly agree with, but is willing to take on for the right reasons gets him into a mess of Frost Giants. This issue picks up after “The War of the […]

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“Last Stop on the Red Line” #1

By | May 17, 2019 | Reviews

There once were two men in Austin Whose Dark Horse comic set in Boston Featured murderous foulplay On that city’s subway With some urban-dwelling monsters tossed in. Written by Paul Maybury Illustrated by Sam Lotfi Colored by John Rauch Lettered by Adam Pruett Detective Migdalia Torres investigates a vicious strangling on a Boston subway car […]

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“War of the Realms” #4

By | May 17, 2019 | Reviews

The craziest part of “War of the Realms” isn’t how good it is, it’s how easy it makes writing a humongous Event look. Marvel Events have been pretty low quality in the past, and even the good ones have left their writers a ruined wreck of their former selves. So what’s Jason Aaron’s secret? What […]

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“Little Bird” #3

By | May 17, 2019 | Reviews

Despite a stellar visual aesthetic and outstanding design, the first two “Little Bird” issues were a little heavy on exposition. “Little Bird” #3 changes everything with and action-packed script full of dramatic twists and turns. (Warning: may contain minor spoilers.) Written by Darcy Van Poelgeest Illustrated by Ian Bertram Colored by Matt Hollingsworth Lettered by […]

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