Pick of the Week

Pick of the Week

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Pick of the Week: “Shanghai Red” #1

By | Jun 21, 2018 | Pick of the Week, Reviews

Shanghaied from Portland years ago, Red now returns with murder on her mind. It’s sure to be a bloody homecoming. Our review will contain minor spoilers. Written by Christopher Sebela Illustrated & Colored by Joshua Hixson Lettered by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou Red is one of hundreds shanghaied out of Portland in the late 1800s. Drugged, kidnapped, […]

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Pick of the Week: “Hawkman” #1

By | Jun 14, 2018 | Pick of the Week, Reviews

Cartel Hall has been many things throughout his existence: hero, explorer, father, husband. What the creative team delivers with this debut issue is an excellent understanding of those multiple dimensions, excitement, and possibility. Written by Robert Venditti Pencilled by Bryan Hitch Inked by Andrew Currie & Bryan Hitch Colored by Alex Sinclair Lettered by Starkings […]

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Pick of the Week: “Blackwood” #1

By | May 31, 2018 | Pick of the Week, Reviews

Before dismissing Dark Horse’s “Blackwood” as another series about young students in a twisted school with a nontraditional curriculum, readers should know that this new horror miniseries has more than enough merits to make it our Pick of the Week. Written by Evan Dorkin Illustrated by Veronica Fish Laid Out and Lettered by Andy Fish […]

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Pick of the Week: “Barrier” #1

By | May 10, 2018 | Pick of the Week, Reviews

Available for the first time in physical form, “Barrier” #1 kicks off a timely and topical tale of the things that keep us divided. (Warning: minor spoilers ahead.) Written by Brian K. Vaughan Illustrated Marcos Martin Colored by Muntsa Vicente From the Eisner Award-winning team behind THE PRIVATE EYE, BARRIER is an unconventional drama about […]

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Pick of the Week: “DC Nation” #0

By | May 3, 2018 | Pick of the Week, Reviews

There’s good news, bad news, and weird news in “DC Nation” #0. Written by Tom King, Brian Michael Bendis, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Joshua Williamson Illustrated by Clay Mann, José Luis García-López, and Jorge Jimenez Colored by Jordie Bellaire, Alex Sinclair, and Alejandro Sanchez Lettered by Clayton Cowles, Josh Reed, and Andworld Design […]

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Pick of the Week: “Exiles” #1

By | Apr 12, 2018 | Pick of the Week, Reviews

“Exiles” #1 does more in a single issue than most comics series do in six. More than that, it navigates complex continuity with aplomb and uses the storytelling medium for its full effect. A team of universe-hopping misfits was always going to be a fun comic. What’s impressive is the level of technical prowess Saladin […]

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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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Pick of the Week: “Descender” #28

By | Mar 22, 2018 | Pick of the Week, Reviews

A recording from millennia ago has far-reaching consequences for Tim-21 and justifies the machines’ destructive mission. The end feels closer than ever before on “Descender.” As per usual, our review will contain spoilers. Written by Jeff Lemire Illustrated by Dustin Nguyen Lettered by Steve Wands “OLD WORLDS,” Part Two The origins of the Harvesters are […]

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Pick of the Week: “Abbott” #2

By | Mar 1, 2018 | Pick of the Week, Reviews

Last issue, we got introduced to the world of Elena Abbott, her personal, professional, and societal problems as well as a series of strange, shadowy occurrences. It was a striking debut but the question remains: Does issue two keep the ball rolling or does it spend much of its time spinning its wheels? Beware, spoilers […]

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Pick of the Week: “The Prince and the Dressmaker”

By | Feb 15, 2018 | Pick of the Week, Reviews

With bold, colorful illustrations and delightfully anachronistic dialogue, “The Prince and the Dressmaker” delivers an utterly charming postmodern fairytale about gender fluidity, love, self esteem, and acceptance. (Warning: contains minor spoilers.) Written, Illustrated and Lettered by Jen Wang Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride—or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian […]

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Pick of the Week: “Witchblade” #3

By | Feb 8, 2018 | Pick of the Week, Reviews

By limiting the attention to the underlying mythos and delving into classic mystical hunts tied to mundane cases, “Witchblade” #3 is finally starting to move out of its slower pacing. Written by Caitlin Kitteridge Illustrated by Roberta Ingranata Colored by Bryan Valenza Lettered by Troy Peteri “LIFE AFTER,” Part Three A missing-child case brings Alex […]

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Pick of the Week: “Hungry Ghosts” #1

By | Feb 1, 2018 | Pick of the Week, Reviews

The highly anticipated Berger Books line at Dark Horse, edited by none other than Vertigo alumni Karen Berger, kicks off this week with the Food/Horror anthology, “Hungry Ghosts” #1. Backed by an all-star creative team featuring chef/author Anthony Bourdain and big names in the comics industry like Vanesa Del Rey, this looks to be starting […]


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