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“My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies”

By | Nov 13, 2018 | Reviews

“My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies” has been pitched as the first original graphic novel from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. While that statement is certainly true, relegating it as another story from a dynamic creative team is a disservice. This is a completely engrossing tale that must be read multiple times to fully comprehend […]

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“I Am Young”

By | Nov 12, 2018 | Reviews

“I Am Young” claims the title of M. Dean’s new collection of stories. “I Am Young” is a statement of fact; I am not old. It’s an insistence; I still have youth. It’s present; ‘am,’ not ‘was.’ It’s hypocritical; I am the oldest now that I have ever been. You’re only as old as you […]

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“Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor” #1

By | Nov 9, 2018 | Reviews

The newest Gallifreyian visage finally graces our comic pages.  Titan wisely chose to use Jodie Whitaker’s debut as the Thirteenth Doctor as an opportunity to reboot their entire Doctor Who comic line.  Her television debut saw some of the highest ratings in the revived series’s history. Can her comic incarnation do the same? Written by […]

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“Blackbird” #2

By | Nov 9, 2018 | Reviews

With the second issue of “Blackbird” we continue to learn about the magical realm of the Paragons and get more information on Nina’s family life. Some Spoilers Ahead. Written by Sam Humphries Illustrated by Jen Bartel Layout Designed by Paul Reinward Colored by Triona Farrell Lettered by Jodi Wynne With her older sister Marisa kidnapped […]

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“X-Men Red” #10

By | Nov 9, 2018 | Reviews

How does a war based on fear and the conception on constant threat can be won? How can a group, fear and hated by a world they are sworn to protect, can win a battle without showing massive amounts of destruction capacity? It is this question that lies at the core of “X-Men Red” #10 […]

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“Border Town” #3

By | Nov 9, 2018 | Reviews

Devil’s Fork, Arizona is the hottest spot for tourists. Literally the hottest, but it’s a dry heat. Still not sold? A bevy of bigots proudly calls Devil’s Fork home. Still not interested? Did I mention the man-eating chupacabras and ghastly skeleton monsters? Wait! You didn’t even let me get around to the portal to hell… […]

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“Spidergeddon” #3

By | Nov 9, 2018 | Reviews

“Spider-Verse” was so novel and over-the-top, it seems unimaginable that anyone could ever top it. And try as it might, “Spidergeddon” doesn’t look likely to. With an almost identical premise, it ends up retreading a lot of the same ground as the first inter-dimensional crossover event. Fortunately, “Spider-Verse” was an insane cacophony of comic book […]

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“Death Orb” #2

By | Nov 9, 2018 | Reviews

“Death Orb” #2 roars into life with Rider in chains, Father besieged by betrayal and a very large mech intent on beating its way into a desert bunker. Just another day in paradise! Written by Ryan Ferrier Illustrated by Alejandro Aragon Colored by Chris O’Halloran Lettered by Ryan Ferrier In a post-apocalyptic American landscape controlled […]

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“Auntie Agatha’s Home for Wayward Rabbits” #1

By | Nov 9, 2018 | Reviews

“Auntie Agatha’s Home for Wayward Rabbits” #1 features interesting characterizations and snappy dialogue, but fails to really get going. (Warning: contains minorspoilers.) Written by Keith Giffen Illustrated by Benjamin Roman Colored and lettered by Bryan Valenza and Beyond Colorlab Lettered by Auntie Agatha’s Home for Wayward Rabbits is in danger. Run by the titular Agatha and her […]

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“Marvel Knights 20th” #1

By | Nov 9, 2018 | Reviews

“Marvel Knights 20th” celebrates the turn of the century imprint with a brand-new story from the team of Donny Cates and Travel Foreman. How well does this issue work, both on its own, and as a celebration of the original Marvel Knights line? Read our review to find out, but beware, as there are some […]

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“The Wicked and The Divine: The Funnies” #1

By | Nov 8, 2018 | Reviews

The ‘Transubstantiation of Lucifer’ was a dark dive into a period of European history that is characterized by death, sickness and the “WicDiv” universe’s own horrible patient zero. ‘Mothering Invention’ was a redefinition of everything we knew and answered the question, just how much more messed up can things get. How do Kieron, McKelvie, Wilson, […]

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“Crowded” #4

By | Nov 8, 2018 | Reviews

You would think after four issues the illustration team of Ro Stein and Ted Brandt would be tired of, or run out of ways to, capture that feeling of pained, put upon, emotions bubbling around in Vita Slatter’s core as Charlie Ellison does Charlie things. That isn’t the case as the creative team continues to […]

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“The Unexpected” #6

By | Nov 8, 2018 | Reviews

Stories from DC Comics across a divide of a decade collide in “The Unexpected” #6. Written by Steve Orlando Illustrated by Ronan Cliquet Colored by Jeromy Cox Lettered by Carlos M. Mangual It’s a showdown at Castle Frankenstein with the souls of Berlin on the line as Hawkman, Neon and Firebrand battle Onimar Synn to […]

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“Outer Darkness” #1

By | Nov 8, 2018 | Reviews

From the creative minds of “Chew” co-creator John Layman and “Immortal Iron Fists” artist and character design extraordinaire Afu Chan comes “Outer Darkness.” The book attempts to push forwards into the hybrid genre of horror/sci-fi more than anything before, with crazy adventures and incomprehensible terrors. Does this debut live up to that promise? Written by […]

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Pick of the Week: “The Green Lantern” #1

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

As the resident shaman of superhero storytelling, Grant Morrison likely needs no introduction for fans of the medium. His stewardship pf DC’s iconic characters have been hallmarked by a trippy zen-inspired pop psychology and a flair for bronze-age vérité crossed with silver-age ridiculousness, and he brings that trademark style to “The Green Lantern,” arriving on […]

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“Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic”

By | Nov 6, 2018 | Reviews

It has been twelve years since “Fun Home” was first printed and it still holds up as a beautifully funny and tragic tale of family, sexuality, death, and literature. The narrative bounces through important moments, some immediately labeled, others later realized as such, it is an ingenious cyclical story that needs to not only be […]

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“Penguins”

By | Nov 6, 2018 | Reviews

A collection of strips that offers playful reflection of human life through animals that are simultaneously funny and sad – people aspire to a lot but achieve very little. It’s a book that appears to be significant but, once one looks deeper, appear to miss its mark. Written, illustrated and lettered by Nick Thorburn Told […]

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“Let Go”

By | Nov 5, 2018 | Reviews

“Let Go”, a Kickstarter-launched comic from SLG Publishing, is a real diamond – a fast-paced nightmare of near-future technology that makes me paranoid about the predictive text that just popped up when I wrote that. Read on and you’ll see why. Written by Ted Kupper and Jon Perry Illustrated by Cecilia Latella Dan Terrell loses […]

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