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“Uncanny X-Men” #11

By | Feb 8, 2019 | Reviews

The past is, once again, prologue. With a main story that wastes no time on reintroducing two seminal mutants to the X-Men and explaining what this series’s mission statement will be, Rosenberg, Larroca and team deliver an excellent first issue. Written by Matthew Rosenberg Illustrated by Salvador Larroca, John McCrea & Juana Ramírez Colored by […]

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“Self/Made” #3

By | Feb 8, 2019 | Reviews

The dramatic action of “Self/Made” #3 positions the series well for the final books of the first arc, but a key question still looms: whose story is it? (Warning: contains minor spoilers.) Written by Mat Groom Illustrated by Eduardo Ferigato Colored by Marcelo Costa Lettered by A Larger World Studios’ Troy Peteri With the walls […]

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“Avengers” #14

By | Feb 8, 2019 | Reviews

Jason Aaron’s “Avengers” was a little hard to get a read on at first, but now it is 100% certified Aaron-style insanity. Nothing could be better. Aaron’s blend of mad imaginatings, comic book craft, and soap opera storytelling are why we read superhero comics. There is so much happening in this issue, it’s almost overwhelming, […]

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“Vampirella vs. Reanimator” #2

By | Feb 8, 2019 | Reviews

Good, bad, the quest for immortality is a lot of fun with the focus on Dr. West’s side of things in “Vampirella vs. Reanimator” #2. Written by Cullen Bunn Illustrated and Colored by Blacky Shepherd Lettered by Taylor Esposito Herbert West–the Reanimator–has awakened the Goddess of Death, and Vampirella is none-too-pleased about it. As West […]

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“G.I. Joe: Sierra Muerte” #1

By | Feb 8, 2019 | Reviews

Self-publishing success story Michael Fiffe gets to take a crack at some real American heroes in IDW’s first issue of a three-issue limited series “G.I. Joe: Sierra Muerte.” Comic book nerds in the know have been whispering Fiffe’s name for a while now on the basis of his increasing list of credits but mostly on […]

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“Archie 1941” #5

By | Feb 8, 2019 | Reviews

In all stories, it’s imperative to stick the landing. A tale’s ending can make or break it. Some novels have fantastic twist endings. Some television shows have had crappy finales. People say it’s all about the journey…well, the destination’s pretty darn important too. “Archie 1941” #5 is the end of this mini-series. Does it stick […]

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“Daredevil” #1

By | Feb 8, 2019 | Reviews

It’s a bit of a cliché to talk about how good “Daredevil” comics can be at this point. Frank Miller, Bendis and Maleev, Brubaker and Lark, Waid and Samnee. All of these stories are classics, all of them in different ways. But Matt Murdock, more than probably any other character, has been taken apart piece […]

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“Red Sonja” #1

By | Feb 7, 2019 | Reviews

Telling a quality Red Sonja story is a difficult task for any creator. Author Mark Russell and artist Mirko Colak are the two latest creators to take on the character. Sonja’s brutal nature and status as a feminist icon will prove difficult for any author or illustrator to portray. Russell is required to give a […]

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“Female Furies” #1

By | Feb 7, 2019 | Reviews

Jack Kirby’s “New Gods” have had a mythic standing in the superhero genre for decades, and for good reason. Kirby’s work has given us the likes of Darkseid, Orion, and the characters of our titular comic, the Female Furies. With Cecil Castellucci, Adriana Melo, Hi-Fi and Carlos M. Mangual on the creative team, the deadliest […]

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“The Girl in the Bay” #1

By | Feb 7, 2019 | Reviews

A dark mystery with late 60s counter-culutre, zen mysticism and murder making up the whirlpool of this premiere issue, with a young murdered girl, lost in time at the center of this mini-series. Some Spoilers Ahead. Written by J.M. DeMatteis Illustrated by Corin Howell Colored by James Devlin Lettered by Clem Robins In 1969 teenage […]

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“Shadow Roads” #6

By | Feb 7, 2019 | Reviews

Brian Hurtt both scripts and illustrates this issue as “Shadow Roads” kicks off its second arc. Story by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt Written by Brian Hurtt Illustrated by Brian Hurtt Colored by Carlos N. Zamudio Lettered by Crank! Finding themselves at loose ends following their defeat of the Hunter, the shootist Isabella and her […]

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“Conan the Barbarian” #3

By | Feb 7, 2019 | Reviews

“Conan the Barbarian” #3 continues Aaron’s high standard on this iconic reboot with a window into Conan’s early years, in all of their impetuous, monosyllabic and intense glory. Written by Jason Aaron Illustrated by Mahmud Asrar Colored by Matthew Wilson Lettered by Travis Lanham THE CRIMSON WITCH GETS CLOSER TO HER GOAL AS “THE LIFE […]

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Mignolaversity: “B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know” #13

By | Feb 6, 2019 | Reviews

Brace yourselves, artist Laurence Campbell goes all out in the latest “B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know” issue. Massive spoilers ahead. (Sorry, but it’s really hard to talk around them at this point!) Written by Mike Mignola and Scott Allie Illustrated by Laurence Campbell Colored by Dave Stewart Lettered by Clem Robins Hellboy, Liz, and Abe […]

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“World’s Finest”

By | Feb 5, 2019 | Reviews

Published as three 48-page prestige-format issues in 1990, “World’s Finest,” wears its love for the Golden Age of superheroes on its sleeve thanks to a collaboration that unabashedly celebrated the off-the-wall splendor of costumed superheroes while softening the prickly relationship between fellow orphans Batman and Superman only a few years after Frank Miller’s precedent-setting “Dark […]

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“To Kill a Mockingbird”

By | Feb 5, 2019 | Reviews

Harper Lee’s classic work of literature gets the graphic novel treatment.  What does this new format bring to the title? (Please note that this review contains spoilers for the original 1960 Harper Lee novel and 1962 film, along with references to triggering language.) Written by Harper Lee Adapted and Illustrated by Fred Fordham A haunting […]

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“Heroes in Crisis” #5

By | Feb 1, 2019 | Reviews

“Heroes in Crisis” reaches the halfway mark and the two main intentions on this series become clearer. The combination of a core detective story, with an appealing discussion on trauma, mental disorder and paths to recovery (or lack thereof) make for a complex and interesting package, and one that is better appreciated upon multiple read-throughs. […]

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“The Quantum Age” #6

By | Feb 1, 2019 | Reviews

In this issue “The Quantum Age” fights Gravitus and ends, or is that a new beginning? Written by Jeff Lemire Illustrated by Wilfredo Torres Colored by Dave Stewart Lettered by Nate Piekos The newly formed Quantum League set out for one final confrontation with the ruthless dictator of Earth. Meanwhile, two Black Hammer favorites reflect […]

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