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“Dune: House Atreides” #1

By | Oct 22, 2020 | Reviews

I was very excited for the new Dune movie that was going to be coming out this year. Everyone involved seemed to be a fan of the books, the studio had pulled out all the stops when it came to money, and the trailer looked awesome. We were going to get a massive, glorious, and […]

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“The Daughters of Ys”

By | Oct 22, 2020 | Reviews

Fables and fairy tales have been a part of human society for thousands of years, with many fading into obscurity as culture blend and homogenize. In “The Daughters of Ys”, M.T. Anderson and Jo Rioux breathe new life into one such tale. Anderson blends versions of the fable together into an opaque tale filled with […]

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“Engineward” #4

By | Oct 22, 2020 | Reviews

“Engineward” #4 sees Joss and the crew in a bit of hot water with an atom-worshiping cult, while Gemini and Libra pick up the group’s trail. Warning: spoilers ahead. Written by George Mann Illustrated by Joe Eisma Colored by Michael Garland Lettered by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou As the Celestials discover the truth about the Terran seed, […]

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“Batman” #101

By | Oct 22, 2020 | Reviews

If there’s one thing that most people know about Batman, it’s that he’s incredibly wealthy. This allows him to fight a private crusade against crime and corruption in Gotham City with a near-infinite supply of gadgets and technology. But, as so many are eager to point out, Batman is also a super-genius, an individual who […]

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Remembering Amalgam: “Thorion of the New Asgods”

By | Oct 19, 2020 | Reviews

It’s been a while since we had a wholly positive review of an Amalgam Comic. The drought isn’t over this week, but the journey through Amalgam Comics continues with “Thorion” anyway. The Mash Up Characters from “Thor” are merged with the New Gods. Some of these elements were introduced in the wave one book “Bullets […]

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“Angel Sanctuary 11 & 12”

By | Oct 18, 2020 | Reviews

At just over the half-way mark, we’ve finished our journey through Hell and leave Lucifer to begin the Book of Heaven. The half-way mark of a manga marathon is difficult to review. The basic structure is set, the characters introduced and defined, but the exciting conclusion to the tangled web of plots is still a […]

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“Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar” #1

By | Oct 16, 2020 | Reviews

Warhammer 40,000, the popular tabletop miniatures war game, has come to Marvel Comics. This is the game that’s responsible for the term “grimdark” and embodies it with an unending war, where no side can be considered “good.” So how do writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jacen Burrows bring the game into comic book form? Let’s […]

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“Chasin’ the Bird: Charlie Parker in California”

By | Oct 15, 2020 | Reviews

It is no deep revelation that a strong relationship exists between math and music. Twelve notes in total, and countless variations thereof spinning out into the infinite, with the most virtuosic using the geometry of music to create a language. The dominant language of the music scene in the mid-20th century was jazz, and nobody, […]

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“Commanders in Crisis” #1

By | Oct 15, 2020 | Reviews

Not all crisis crossovers require extensive development to be interesting, as Crisis Command distills a superhero story to its bare essentials! Written by Steve Orlando Illustrated by Davide Tinto Colored by Francesca Carotenuto Lettered by Fabio Amelia The last survivors of the Multiverse live among us under new, superheroic identities, five survivors of doomed worlds…taking […]

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“Dark Nights: Death Metal” #4

By | Oct 15, 2020 | Reviews

“Dark Nights: Death Metal” has been promising major developments but can the series stay focused long enough to actually make the plot feel important? The stakes of the event could not be higher but author Scott Snyder has had a difficult time juggling the plot and obscenely large cast in the series. This title is […]

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“Immortal Hulk” #38

By | Oct 15, 2020 | Reviews

“Immortal Hulk” #38 makes us root for the Devil Hulk. beware spoilers! Written by Al Ewing Illustrated by Joe Bennett Inked by Ruy José and Belardino Brabo Colored by Paul Mounts Lettered by VC’s Corey Petit He’s been chained. He’s been suppressed. He doesn’t even know if he’s real. But something is reaching through the […]

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Remembering Amalgam: “Bat-Thing” #1

By | Oct 12, 2020 | Reviews

This is about the Amalgam Comic “Bat-Thing”, not that panel in “Batman: Damned”. It’s also part 19 in our 26 installment journey through Amalgam Comics. The Mash Up Man-Bat meets Man-Thing, as told by Larry Hama, Rodolfo DaMaggio, and Bill Sienkiewicz. This is another DC production. The plot You’d expect this to be about Bat-Thing, […]

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“Spy Island” #2

By | Oct 9, 2020 | Reviews

Chelsea Cain’s protagonist Nora Freud is the wisecracking, vulnerable, fierce, melancholy protagonist we all need in our lives right now. (Warning: may contain minor spoilers.) Written by Chelsea Cain Illustrated by Elise McCall Colored by Rachelle Rosenberg Lettered by Joe Caramagna Supplemental Art by Lia Mitternique and Stella Greenvoss Super-agent Nora Freud is fine, thank […]

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