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“Cosmic Detective”

By | Sep 27, 2022 | Reviews

A seedy, dirty city. A stoic detective. A mystery beyond imagination. The Kickstarter backed “Cosmic Detective” is one of the latest works from comics legends Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and David Rubín. Self published to allow them total creative freedom, this original graphic novel is one of the most interesting and sought after side projects […]

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“Avengers Next” #4

By | Sep 24, 2022 | Reviews

We covered them, folks. All twelve issues of the original 1998-1999 series, “A-Next”, starting here. I thought I had left no stone unturned. It turns out, that there was a sequel series waiting in the wings all along! That’s right, dear readers, will we skip ahead from the late nineties to the *checks notes* glorious […]

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“Bloodshot Unleashed” #1

By | Sep 23, 2022 | Reviews

It seems that every stable of superheroes has some sort of augmented human soldier in their collection. It certainly makes sense, any fight between good and evil with the fate of the world at stake is bound to attract government attention and unless a country’s military is already made up of superhumans, said soldiers are […]

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“Elles” #2

By | Sep 23, 2022 | Reviews

I’m sure there is a comic reader out there who mostly reads books like “Elles,” which seems destined to become a Library Journal favorite. Me though? I’m basic. I read a lot of Marvel comics. I write a column on X-Men. I loved “The Walking Dead.” Don’t get me wrong, I love my share of […]

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“Creepshow” #1

By | Sep 23, 2022 | Reviews

After forty years, “Creepshow” makes its comic book debut, the medium that inspired its initial creation. Mild Spoilers Ahead “Take One:” Written & Illustrated by Chris Burnham Colored by Adriano Lucas Lettered by Pat Brosseau “Shingo:” Written by Paul Dini & Stephen Langford Illustrated by John McCrea Colored by Mike Spicer Lettered by Pat Brosseau […]

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“Avengers Next” #3

By | Sep 17, 2022 | Reviews

We covered them, folks. All twelve issues of the original 1998-1999 series, “A-Next”, starting here. I thought I had left no stone unturned. It turns out, that there was a sequel series waiting in the wings all along! That’s right, dear readers, we will be skipping ahead from the late nineties to the *checks notes* […]

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“Lovecraft Unknown Kadath” #1

By | Sep 16, 2022 | Reviews

Picking up a dusty tome of HP Lovecraft fiction from the used bookstore, or flipping through the pages of some impenetrable compendium of his at the local library is a veritable rite of passage into weird geekdom. Since his prolific career began about a century ago, Lovecraft has ushered hundreds, thousands, and millions into the […]

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“Star Trek: Lower Decks” #1

By | Sep 16, 2022 | Reviews

Star Trek: Lower Decks is making its way into comics, as the animated series enters its third season. With Ryan North writing and Chris Fengolio providing the artwork, does the comic manage to capture the charm, humor, and overall love of Trek’s history? Spoiler alert: yes. Written by Ryan North Illustrated and colored by Chris […]

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“Batman vs. Robin” #1

By | Sep 15, 2022 | Reviews

Two heroes of Gotham City face off against each other with a magic-based backdrop in the beginning of “Batman vs. Robin” #1! Written by Mark Waid Illustrated by Mahmud Asrar Colored by Jordie Bellaire Lettered by Steve Wands Spinning out of the events of both Batman/Superman: World’s Finest and Shadow War, father and son will […]

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Mignolaversity: “Castle Full of Blackbirds” #1

By | Sep 14, 2022 | Reviews

Mike Mignola, Angela Slatter, and Valeria Burzo’s “Castle Full of Blackbirds” may seem at first glance to be a stand alone title, but when the solicitations mention “Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Return of Effie Kolb” it is quite purposeful—they want you to go back and read the stories that came beforehand. “Castle Full of […]

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“Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman” #35-37

By | Sep 14, 2022 | Reviews

In our look at the final three issues of ‘A Game of You,’ we play that game of you by considering how the arc views gender identity. Written by Neil Gaiman Illustrated by Shawn McManus Colored by Daniel Vozzo Lettered by Todd Klein Barbie finds herself far from home and wandering alone through the Land, […]

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