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X-Men #18 featured Reviews
“X-Men” #18

By | Feb 26, 2021 | Reviews

Hey, so remember when a select group of Mutants went into a mysterious vault where time moved differently? Well, it was easy to forget with everything else going on, like “X of Swords,” but they’re still in there. What’s been happening all that time? We get to catch up with Wolverine, Darwin, and Synch as […]

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“The Grande Odalisque”

By | Feb 26, 2021 | Reviews

A good heist buries an intricate and complex plan under a cloak of simplicity. A good heist STORY often has a deceptive veneer of simplicity as well. The trio of French creators of “The Grande Odalisque” (Fantagraphics) include the celebrated duo of Ruppert and Mulot (“The Perineum Technique”) joining forces with Angouleme winner Vivès. They […]

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“Crossover” #4

By | Feb 26, 2021 | Reviews

Crossover events are tricky things, balancing differing worlds, tones, art styles, and landscapes. While there are some that rise to the challenge, telling big sprawling epics that reward following different titles and authors can be overwhelming. Add to that, crossing over multiple titles that don’t even exist in a shared universe, and you have something […]

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“Two Moons” #1

By | Feb 25, 2021 | Reviews

“Two Moons” #1 is a feast of a story, full of memorable characters, brutal action sequences, and impeccable plotting. Oh, and Giangiordano’s art is worth the price of “Two Moons” #1 alone. When we reported on “Two Moons” #1 at the end of last year, we had an inkling that this story would check all […]

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“IND-XED”

By | Feb 25, 2021 | Reviews

A grim future, where wrongdoers are branded and exiled from society with no recourse or warning. A protagonist who finds themselves convicted of a crime, wondering what they could possibly have done. These concepts are not new, but the creative team behind “IND-XED” uses these foundations to highlight what they believe to be most important […]

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“Nuclear Family” #1

By | Feb 25, 2021 | Reviews

“Nuclear Family” #1 spoils the American Dream with some big booms, but it was likely rotten from the jump. Warning: spoilers ahead. Written by Stephanie Phillips Illustrated by Tony Shasteen Colored by J.D. Mettler Lettered by Troy Peteri America, 1957. Elvis dominates the airwaves and apple pie is served after every meal. But, with the […]

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Flora & Ulysses

By | Feb 24, 2021 | Reviews

Directed by Lena Khan (The Tiger Hunter), Disney+’s latest movie exclusive, Flora & Ulysses, is a delightfully silly family adventure that bridges the gap between modern superhero flicks, and the slapstick family films of yesteryear. Based on the Newberry Award-winning novel by Kate DiCamillo (illustrated by K.G. Campbell), it tells the story of Flora (Matilda […]

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“Blue in Green”

By | Feb 19, 2021 | Reviews

When looking at recent OGNs that hadn’t been reviewed here yet, we were floored to discover we hadn’t covered “Blue in Green” yet, such was the reputation that preceded it. Thankfully, it doesn’t take much to rectify that mistake.

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Days of the Bagnold Summer

By | Feb 19, 2021 | Reviews

This review was originally posted on June 9, 2020. It has been reposted here to mark the film’s release today in select theaters, and on demand, in the United States. Based on the graphic novel by Joff Winterhart, Days of the Bagnold Summer marks the directorial debut of British comedy actor Simon Bird, as well […]

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“Shadow Doctor” #1

By | Feb 19, 2021 | Reviews

Writer Peter Calloway expertly tells his grandfather’s story without flinching in “Shadow Doctor” #1. (Warning: may contain minor spoilers.) Written by Peter Calloway Illustrated by Georges Jeanty Colored by Juanchoi! Lettered by Charles Pritchett Years in the making, this is the true story of writer Peter Calloway’s grandfather, Nathaniel Calloway, a Black man who graduated […]

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“Hollow Heart” #1

By | Feb 19, 2021 | Reviews

A man who is no longer fully human looks for a way out of this existence, but a new possible friendship begins at the most unlikely time. Warning: This comic depicts attempted suicide and allusions to assisted suicide. – Some Spoilers Ahead. Written & Lettered by: Paul Allor Illustrated & Colored by Paul Tucker Designed […]

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“Please Don’t Step On My JNCO Jeans”

By | Feb 18, 2021 | Reviews

With “Please Don’t Step On My JNCO Jeans,” cartoonist Noah Van Sciver brings us yet again into his world- anxieties great and small, embarrassments subtle and overt, memories painful and endearing, in a collection of strips published in various local papers now curated into this one (slim) volume. For longtime fans of Van Sciver’s self-deprecating […]

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“Black Friday” #1

By | Feb 18, 2021 | Reviews

Working in retail, especially during the holiday season, is hell. I speak from experience when I say that it’s not just the crowds, it’s not just the middle management with over inflated sense of importance, and it’s not just the crappy pay; it’s the sense of worthlessness and the feeling that you’re stuck on the […]

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“Savage” #1

By | Feb 18, 2021 | Reviews

Valiant’s “Savage” property is finally returning to the publisher’s roster of titles after a multi-year absence. There are quite a few changes with the new “Savage” title including a new setting and creative team. Curiously enough, previous “Savage” creators B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry, and Lewis LaRosa are not attached to this title. Instead “Say […]

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