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“Batman” #44

By | Apr 5, 2018 | Reviews

Poison Ivy’s plot has been foiled, and the march to the bridal altar begins with ‘Bride or Burglar,’ the first in a two issue arc that follows Selina as she does a little late night wedding dress “shopping.” Written by Tom King Illustrated by Mikel Janín and Joëlle Jones Colored by June Cheung and Jordie […]

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“Tintin in Tibet”

By | Apr 3, 2018 | Reviews

For this week’s evergreen review, I’m looking back nearly sixty years to Hergé’s “Tintin in Tibet,” a book many consider to be his masterpiece. Written and illustrated by Hergé The classic graphic novel. One day Tintin reads about a plane crash in the Himalayas. When he discovers that his friend, Chang, was on board, Tintin […]

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“Corto Maltese: The Golden House of Samakand”

By | Apr 3, 2018 | Reviews

A specter is hunting Corto Maltese. Be it the recurring image of his lookalike, the mysterious Chevket who seems to be anywhere, or the tumultuous nationalist spirits that awaken in cetral Asia of the early 20th century it seems Corto is not going to get a moment’s rest. This is definitely the busiest of the […]

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“The Sandman” Volume 1: “Preludes & Nocturnes”

By | Apr 2, 2018 | Reviews

With the announcement of a new “Sandman Universe” imprint, being cultivated and overseen by Neil Gaiman, coming in August, I felt it necessary to embark on a reread of of “The Sandman” before the imprint arrives. First up is volume one, issues #1-#8 of Gaiman’s now classic series titled, in trade paperback “Preludes & Nocturnes.” […]

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“Cyber Force” #1

By | Mar 30, 2018 | Reviews

One of Top Cow’s core franchise is back, what does it have to say with all the change that has occurred since it first started? Written by Matt Hawkins and Bryan Edward Hill Illustrated and Colored by Atilio Rojo Lettered by Troy Peteri TO PROTECT THE FUTURE, WHAT WILL WE BECOME? The classic series returns […]

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“Days of Hate” #3

By | Mar 30, 2018 | Reviews

A pair of fugitive guerilla fighters drives across the bleak American landscape while an ex-wife helps her interrogator catch his prey. Our review will contain minor spoilers. Written by Ales Kot Illustrated by Daniel Zezelj Colored by Jordie Bellaire Lettered by Aditya Bidikar Take me home, country roads. Good art reflects the nature of the […]

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“Factory” #1

By | Mar 30, 2018 | Reviews

Yacine “Elgo” Elghorri, a frequent collaborator of some of the medium’s giants like Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius, brings his own worlds to life in his 2006-2009 comic “Factory.” The series is being translated by Marc Bourbon-Crook for Statix Press, so we’re seeing some of this expansive mind’s talent in English for the first time. Does […]

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“The Terrifics” #2

By | Mar 30, 2018 | Reviews

After the events of “Dark Nights: Metal” and a short trip back to the Dark Multiverse, it looks like these four heroes might be stuck together for awhile, whether they want to be or not. Written by Jeff Lemire and Ivan Reis Illustrated by Ivan Reis and José Luís Colored by Marcelo Maiolo Lettered by […]

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“Abbott” #3

By | Mar 30, 2018 | Reviews

Go ahead and take a look at my numeric score and realize this was probably the weakest issue of “Abbott” so far. I point this out because “Abbott” is an uncommonly good comic. It is unusual for a relative newcomer to the comics scene to come out of the gate so hot, but Saladin Ahmed’s […]

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“Bloodborne” #2

By | Mar 29, 2018 | Reviews

‘The Death of Sleep’ remains interesting for Bloodborne players and non-players alike. Written by Aleš Kot Illustrated by Piotr Kowalski Colored by Brad Simpson Lettered by Aditya Bidikar Awakening in an ancient city plagued by a twisted endemic – where horrific beasts stalk the shadows and the streets run slick with the blood of the […]

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“Breathless” #1

By | Mar 29, 2018 | Reviews

Like all compelling sci-fi stories, “Breathless” #1 laces its fantastical narrative with an important real world message, asking questions about the daily struggle of millions of people paying thousands of dollars just for the chance to live. In a world where folks are being charged for the very ability to breathe, Shand and Rodriguez ask, […]

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“The Highest House” #2

By | Mar 29, 2018 | Reviews

Mike Carey and Peter Gross, the same team behind “The Unwritten,” continue to expand the world around the Highest House, its denizens, history, and customs. In a tale that feels new and familiar at the same time, the pair proves they are some of comics’ best in terms of crafting new characters and taking them […]

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“Dark Nights: Metal” #6

By | Mar 29, 2018 | Reviews

With “Dark Nights: Metal” #6 we arrive at the conclusion to what as been one of the most buck wild event comics in a long time. The question remains, can Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo bring “Metal” to a satisfying conclusion? The answer to that question, and a few spoilers are in this review. Written […]

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Pick of the Week: “Shadowman” #1

By | Mar 29, 2018 | Pick of the Week, Reviews

With the previous volume of “Shadowman” loosely redefining the character, Valiant Entertainment has another chance to bring back the hero and better establish him for the modern incarnation of Valiant. The publisher still utilizes Jack Boniface, the original hero of the series, as well as the rest of the core cast members from the initial […]

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“Nemo”

By | Mar 28, 2018 | Reviews

We venture outwards to the stars trying to find alien life, but beneath the surface of the oceans our very planet is still teeming with life unknown and so very strange that might give pause even to H.R. Giger. But this life is as hostile as it is beautiful and, according to this graphic novel, […]

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“Supreme: The Story of the Year”

By | Mar 27, 2018 | Reviews

There are few things that can be said about Alan Moore that haven’t been said somewhere else, and probably more eloquently than I can manage. Most of those words, though, have been written about his darker, deconstructionist works. “Watchmen” is undoubtedly a classic, tearing super heroes apart, showing the seams at which the super hero […]

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“Duran Duran, Imelda Marcos, and Me”

By | Mar 26, 2018 | Reviews

A memoir of an Asian woman’s coming of age years against political upheaval in her homeland weaves the daily struggles of teenage life in the 1980s with the backdrop of political change, reminding the reader that though the larger world may be troubled, life does go on. Written and Illustrated by Lorina Mapa The death […]

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