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“X-Factor” #25-38

By | Jun 24, 2019 | Reviews

Welcome back to our ongoing coverage of Peter David’s “X-Factor.” There’s a lot of investigative mutant goodness I’d like to get into, but this is an “X-Men” book, and certain things come with the territory. One of those things is participating in big ‘ol crossovers, and that’s exactly what the next three issues are. “X-Factor” […]

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“Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me”

By | Jun 24, 2019 | Reviews

Seventeen-year-old Frederica “Freddy” Riley is desperately trying to maintain a relationship with the impossibly cool titular character in “Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me,” a queer coming of age story. Freddy and Laura have a turbulent relationship that continuously pushes them together and pulls them apart. Desperate to learn how to move on from […]

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“Bulletproof Coffin: Disinterred” #3

By | Jun 23, 2019 | Reviews

As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods, they kill us for their sport. Written by David Hine, illustrated by Shaky Kane, lettered by Richard Starkings and Comicraft’s Jimmy Betancourt Coffin Fly rises again to join The Unforgiving Eye in a race against time as The Red Menace launches an attack on planet […]

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“Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor” #4 and #5

By | Jun 22, 2019 | Reviews

Alice’s trip to her first ever space station puts her, The Doctor, and John Jones in the crosshairs of a mysterious formless monster and SERVEYOUInc. Written by Al Ewing Illustrated by Boo Cook Colored by Hi-Fi Lettered by Richard Starkings and Comicraft’s Jimmy Betancourt Alice Obiefune always wanted to see a space station – one […]

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“Moon Knight” #2

By | Jun 21, 2019 | Reviews

In recent years, Moon Knight has been a recurring character at Marvel Comics, with different iterations of the character being frequent but short-lived. The most recent run of the series, by Max Bemis and Jacen Burrows, ended last October and the title has yet to be relaunched. For the next 12 weeks, in this summer […]

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“Invisible Kingdom” #4

By | Jun 21, 2019 | Reviews

At its core, the idea of religious faith is a pretty simple concept. You follow the rules set down by a vast, unknowable deity and/or deities and you’re rewarded with a pleasant afterlife when you die. Unfortunately, the real world has a nasty habit of making things a little more complicated than they need to […]

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“Batman” #73

By | Jun 21, 2019 | Reviews

Tom King, Mikel Janin, and Jordie Bellaire bring the crazy in “Batman” 73. It’s the type of crazy only a comic can do. And I can’t say I have loved all of Tom King’s “Batman,” but I love the madness of this issue. Spoilers Ahead. Written by Tom King Illustrated by Mikel Janin Colored by […]

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“Fairlady” #3

By | Jun 21, 2019 | Reviews

Imagine if Xena: Warrior Princess hung up her chakram and became a detective. “Fairlady” isn’t quite that, but you get a good idea of the tone of this high fantasy procedural. Issue #3 introduces a new case and a new arc, and with them, new questions about how the series will work. Written by Brian […]

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“American Carnage” #8

By | Jun 21, 2019 | Reviews

Since the harrowing opening sequence of the debut issue, writer Bryan Hill and his team have managed to keep raising the stakes, steadily building the tension across every page, scene and installment. Here, in the penultimate issue, “American Carnage” #8 brilliantly sets the stage for what promises to be an explosive, unforgettable finish. (Warning: may […]

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“Trout: The Hollowest Knock” #1

By | Jun 21, 2019 | Reviews

It has been over twenty years since Troy Nixey (“Harley Quinn”) released his first “Trout” comic. With “Trout: The Hollowest Knock,” he returns to the world of late 19th century horror by the sea; a heart-felt and spooky follow up to his previous two miniseries. Some Spoilers Ahead. Written, Illustrated & Lettered by Troy Nixey […]

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“Guardians of the Galaxy” #6

By | Jun 21, 2019 | Reviews

Thanos is back (again)! “Guardians of the Galaxy” #6 caps off a wild first arc by Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw, but does it stick the landing or burst into a ball of flame? Space analogies are hard, guys. Written by Donny Cates Illustrated by Geoff Shaw Colored by David Curiel Lettered by VC’s Cory […]

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“Star Wars” #67

By | Jun 20, 2019 | Reviews

Who here is excited to visit Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland? Well, tickets are expensive and I don’t have the days off for it yet, but we can still visit the Star Wars galaxy in comic book form. “Star Wars” #67 marks a key moment in the comics, as Kieron Gillen’s run ends with the conclusion […]

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“Last Stop on the Red Line” #2

By | Jun 20, 2019 | Reviews

Is it worth getting off at this Last Stop? Let’s take a look in on the second issue of the Boston murder mystery. Written by Paul Maybury Illustrated by Sam Lotfi Colored by John Rauch Lettered by Adam Pruett Another passenger falls victim to the phantom killer on the Boston Orange Line. This sparks Detective […]

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“Rat Queens” #16

By | Jun 20, 2019 | Reviews

Without getting too far into the behind the scenes drama, “Rat Queens” has sure been through a lot. The fact that the book still comes out at all is a sign that its something special. So here we are at the start of a new era. Former letterer (and also current letterer) Ryan Ferrier is […]

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“Usagi Yojimbo” #1

By | Jun 20, 2019 | Reviews

Stan Sakai’s “Usagi Yojimbo” has always been one of the comic industry’s greatest unsung treasures. From humble beginnings at Fantagraphics to Mirage Comics and a long stint at Dark Horse, the rabbit ronin has consistently been on excellent adventures through feudal Japan always under the pen of his creator. Now that Stan’s moved his anthropomorphic […]

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“Little Bird” #4

By | Jun 20, 2019 | Reviews

“Little Bird” #4 posits that the dream, finally, might not be enough. Warning: minor spoilers ahead. Written by Darcy Van Poelgeest Illustrated by Ian Bertram Colored by Matthew Hollingsworth Lettered by Aditya Bidikar Held captive at New Vatican, Little Bird endures endless medical examinations to procure the “resurrection gene” for Bishop’s dying son. If Little […]

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“Psi-Lords” #1

By | Jun 20, 2019 | Reviews

Valiant has been bringing some of their most important characters from the original incarnation of the publisher to tell new stories. This week, they are bringing back the “Psi-Lords” property. The previous team of characters was centered around nanites, featuring heroes who were related to the H.A.R.D. Corps. characters. However, Valiant has promised a new […]

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