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Hack/Slash vs. Chaos! #1 Featured Reviews
“Hack/Slash vs. Chaos!” #1

By | Dec 7, 2018 | Reviews

Acting as both a fantastic continuation of the “Hack/Slash” epic and a good jumping on point for new readers, “Hack/Slash vs. Chaos!” shows that Tim Seeley hasn’t lost his touch at all when it comes to the horror hunter genre or his decade-and-a-half series to bring in new readers with a new team for the […]

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“Winter Soldier” #1

By | Dec 7, 2018 | Reviews

In recent history, Bucky Barnes has become one of Marvel’s most popular characters. He isn’t just a favorite among comic book readers, he’s got mainstream recognition. It’s kind of insane, considering that he was six feet under for forty-one years. Dead. ‘Regular’ dead too, not the ‘Jean Grey’ kind. Today, he’s a Marvel mainstay and […]

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“The Freeze” #1

By | Dec 7, 2018 | Reviews

Image Comics is widely known for their knack of publishing new and interesting horror and science fiction series. Another interesting new book has hit shelves this week with “The Freeze” #1. Like a modern day Twilight Zone episode, this is a bleak, unsettling, and even a wonderous story that will fill your head with questions. […]

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“Immortal Hulk” #10

By | Dec 7, 2018 | Reviews

This comic had the Hulk rip out the Absorbing man’s spine and skull out and then beat him with it.   Written by Al Ewing Illustrated by Joe Bennett Inked by Ruy Jose, Le Beau Underwood & Rafael Fonteriz Colored by Paul Mounts Lettered by VC’s Cory Petit Gamma Flight was too late. Shadow Base […]

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“Prodigy” #1

By | Dec 7, 2018 | Reviews

“Prodigy” #1 defies genre classification by design. It has elements of espionage, science fiction, mystery, adventure, and drama in equal portions, doled out with gusto by series creators Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque. Written by Mark Millar Illustrated by Rafael Albuquerque Colored by Marcelo Maiolo Lettered by Peter Doherty Edison Crane’s not content being the […]

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“LaGuardia” #1

By | Dec 7, 2018 | Reviews

Having tested the waters with Marvel’s “Black Panther” property, Nnedi Okorafor lunges full-force into the comics industry with “LaGuardia” #1. The latest from Berger Books sees the acclaimed writer team up with artists Tana Ford and James Devlin to tell a sci-fi tale about an alien presence in Nigeria. Let’s take a look at how […]

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“Shazam” #1

By | Dec 7, 2018 | Reviews

It has been a very long time since the last ongoing, in-continuity, Captain Marvel/Shazam series. The final issue of “The Power of Shazam!” was released when Bill Clinton was President of the United States, cell phones were still a novelty, and the #1 song on the Billboard charts was “Angel of Mine” by Monica. Since […]

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“Killmonger” #1

By | Dec 7, 2018 | Reviews

In “Killmonger” #1 writer Bryan Hill and illustrator Juan Ferreyra refuse to take the easy way out by merely rehashing things that we already know from the smash hit Black Panther movie. Instead, Hill’s taut, well crafted script and Ferreyra’s stellar artwork explore a new, previously untold story of vengeance, and how a Wakandan orphan […]

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“Lodger” #2

By | Dec 6, 2018 | Reviews

Coming off the heels of an intriguing but rocky debut, “Lodger” #2 tries to pause its breakneck pace to build out its world. Written by David & Maria Lapham Illustrated by David Lapham Ricky Toledo was 15 when a handsome lodger rented a room in her family’s small, rural home. Lust, adultery and murder would […]

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“Martian Manhunter” #1

By | Dec 6, 2018 | Reviews

Recently returned to Rebirth in the pages of Snyder’s “Metal/No Justice/Justice League,” the Martian Manhunter is back and ready to lead the world’s heroes. But what about before that? What about when he was Detective John Jones? What about when he was a Manhunter on Mars? What formed him into the hero he is today? […]

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“Breakneck” #1

By | Dec 6, 2018 | Reviews

“Breakneck” #1 is first issue in a brand-new series from Titan’s Hard Case Crime imprint. The issue follows Joe Hayward, a man who goes to confront the man he thinks his wife is cheating on him with, but stumbles into a terrorist plot. Is this issue the high-tension noir story that it presents itself as, […]

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“The Green Lantern” #2

By | Dec 6, 2018 | Reviews

With this sophomore issue, “The Green Lantern” gradually makes its core plot thickens, placing Hal Jordan in the middle of a mystery that is testing his stamina both as a Green Lantern, but especially as a beat cop. With a combination of the traditional tropes readers have come to expect from Grant Morrison and some […]

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Pick of the Week: “Die” #1

By | Dec 6, 2018 | Pick of the Week, Reviews

Writer Kieron Gillen has an impressive amount of fanfare behind his work as a creator. Gillen is introducing a brand new title with previous collaborator Stephanie Hans this week with “Die.” The issue is about a group of individuals who got sucked into a Dungeons and Dragons-esque campaign and what their lives are like when […]

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“Superman Isn’t Jewish (But I Am…Kinda)”

By | Dec 4, 2018 | Reviews

Most people, at some point in their lives, reject their upbringing/heritage. Sick of being defined by their ancestry, it is only natural to want to be your own person, not simply who forces beyond your control determined you would be. That is the heart of “Superman Isn’t Jewish (But I am…Kinda):” what makes you who […]

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“Adventure Comics” #4 & #5

By | Dec 4, 2018 | Reviews

It’s hard to believe that we’re coming up on the 10th anniversary of “Blackest Night.” In retrospect, that event arguably marks the zenith of the “Geoff Johns era” of DC Comics. So, it’s especially appropriate that Johns used that event to cap of what I consider the definitive ending to the character I most associate […]

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“Green Monk: Blood of the Martyrs”

By | Dec 3, 2018 | Reviews

A young monk claims he wishes to follow the word of God – but he just might think himself as more a leader than a follower. Brandon Dayton’s print debut is a lovely-looking folk tale about faith and pride, set in a Russia that is part dream and part history; one of the strongest graphic […]

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“Fantastic Four” #4

By | Nov 30, 2018 | Reviews

Sometimes a simple superhero comic transcends its own premise and becomes something more. Other times you encounter a comic so terrible, it makes you regret ever having affection for the medium. You know what I mean. Everyone has encountered books that exist on the extreme ends of good and bad taste. But what about the […]

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