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“Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium” #1

By | Sep 6, 2019 | Reviews

Re-introducing the Legion of Super-Heroes is always a tricky proposition, and one that DC attempts every ten years or so. The last “Legion of Super-Heroes” #1 was back in 2011, and wasn’t a reboot as much as a continuation of the prior volume, despite the fact that the rest of DC’s line was rebooted. Confused […]

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“Pretty Deadly: The Rat” #1

By | Sep 6, 2019 | Reviews

“Pretty Deadly” has always been one of those superstar Image comics of the last decade that can turn heads upon release, up there with the likes of “Saga” and “The Wicked + The Divine”. Kelly Sue DeConnick, Emma Rios, Jordie Bellaire, and Clayton Cowles have been an infrequent yet undisputable powerhouse with this book, and […]

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“Everything” #1

By | Sep 6, 2019 | Reviews

The Berger Books imprint of Dark Horse Comics launches another thought-provoking new series with “Everything” #1 not with a thunderous clap, but with a mood-altering invasiveness thanks to the creative team of Christopher Cantrell and I. N. J. Culbard. Borrowing from 1980s suburban paranoia, the book acts not so much as a propulsive narrative that […]

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“DCeased: A Good Day to Die” #1

By | Sep 6, 2019 | Reviews

Teamwork makes the dream work. See, it must be true because it rhymes. Seriously though, comic books would be nowhere near as fun without different and unique characters coming together. Think about all the teams we’ve grown to know and love. The Avengers. Justice League. X-Men. Even taking it further than that, sometimes you just […]

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“Conan the Barbarian” #9

By | Sep 6, 2019 | Reviews

“Conan the Barbarian” #9 pits our stalwart barbarian against a bevy of previously vanquished horrors in a tight, well-paced issue. Warning: spoilers ahead. Written by Jason Aaron Illustrated by Mahmud Asrar Colored by Matthew Wilson Lettered by Travis Lanham THE BEASTS OF CONAN’S PAST REAR THEIR FEARSOME HEADS! Gigantic spiders, man-apes, human-faced serpents, godlike aliens…CONAN […]

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“Spawn” #300

By | Sep 6, 2019 | Reviews

“Spawn” #300 is a big deal for comic book fans. It’s the celebration of a milestone for the title because with this issue it ties the ‘Cerebus’ comic for the longest running indie comic book ever published, and since it shows no signs of stopping the next issue will make ‘Spawn’ the longest running indie […]

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“Midnight Vista” #1

By | Sep 6, 2019 | Reviews

One of Eliot Rahal’s primary goals for his new creator-owned series from Aftershock was to write a pure science fiction story and make it feel real. With the release of “Midnight Vista” #1, so far, he succeeds. (Warning: may contain minor spoilers.) Written by Eliot Rahal Illustrated by Clara Meath Colored by Mark Englert Lettered […]

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“Batman vs Ra’s al Ghul” #1

By | Sep 5, 2019 | Reviews

Gotham City is under siege by terrorists, and Batman is determined to find their leader and end this nightmare. But when Boston Brand aka Deadman comes to town, he discovers a horrifying secret: the terrorists are led by an evil and brutal creature. Some Spoilers Ahead! Written, Illustrated & Colored by Neal Adams Lettered by […]

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“Triage” #1

By | Sep 5, 2019 | Reviews

Four different genres blend together in “Triage.” Written, Illustrated, and Colored by Phillip Sevy Lettered by Frank Cvetkovic Define your existence! A dedicated nurse named Evie Pierce awakens to an unfamiliar world alongside two other women–one, a young and snarky superhero; the other, a hardened rebel military commander of a post-apocalyptic world. When a mysterious […]

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“Something is Killing the Children” #1

By | Sep 5, 2019 | Reviews

With a provocative, and often disturbing first issue, “Something is Killing the Children” #1 is a very strong debut, answering just enough questions to keep its audience asking for more. Written by James Tynion IV Illustrated: Werther Dell’Edera Colored by Miquel Puerto Lettered by Andworld Design GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (Memetic, Batman: Detective […]

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“Giant Days” #54

By | Sep 5, 2019 | Reviews

The final term is over. Graduation is nigh. John Allison and Max Sarin’s “Giant Days” is coming to an end and there are many goodbyes to be had. Written by John Allison Illustrated by Max Sarin Colored by Whitney Cogar Lettered by Jim Campbell Summer is ending, and so are Daisy and Esther’s days at […]

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Advance Review: “G.I. Joe” #1

By | Sep 4, 2019 | Reviews

The familiar faces of G.I. Joe are still there, but the warfare is decidedly modern. Written by Paul Allor Illustrated by Chris Evenhuis Colored by Brittany Peer Lettered by Neil Uyetake Tyranny is on the rise as Cobra topples governments and spreads its ruthless power across the globe. In these trying times, desperate measures are […]

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“The Okay Witch”

By | Sep 3, 2019 | Reviews

Multiracial 13-year-old Moth Rush has never felt like she belonged in her small Massachusetts hometown of Founder’s Bluff. Often the target of bullying and harassment by her classmates, Moth spends much of her time wishing she were cooler and more exciting. As luck would have it, Moth discovers on Halloween that she descends from a […]

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“Fushigi Yûgi: Genbu Kaiden” – Volume 12

By | Sep 3, 2019 | Reviews

The names of the final three chapters are “Heaven’s Roar,” “The Fallen,” and “Love That Lasts a Hundred Years.” Anyone, even someone deaf to the storytelling tropes and directions up to this point, could still write the correct ending just from those chapter titles. They’re perfectly evocative. The entire final volume is an extended death […]

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“Mimi and the Wolves”

By | Sep 3, 2019 | Reviews

In Educated, Tara Westover writes, “My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs.” As safe and comfortable as a family, a community, a hometown might be, there’s something in our human cravings that often […]

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“Countdown” #12-1

By | Sep 2, 2019 | Reviews

I’m going to be up front with you: yes, I did #12-1 in one go to get it over with. Ripping the bandage off, as it were. Can you blame me? Of course, that means more work for me, as 12 issues is quite a bit to recap as things are finally happening at a […]

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