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Pick of the Week: “Doctor Radar” #1

By | Nov 23, 2017 | Pick of the Week, Reviews

The plot of “Doctor Radar” is intriguing  and unfolds at a furious pace, but Bezian’s spectacular artwork sets this book apart and makes it truly special. (Warning: contains minor spoilers.) Written by Noel Simsolo Art by Bezian Translated by Ivanka Hahnenberger A gentleman detective plays a deadly game with a criminal mastermind, Doctor Radar, while […]

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“Shazam” vol. 1

By | Nov 22, 2017 | Reviews

“Billy Batson is trouble. But trouble is relative. For centuries, science has ruled the world. Now magic is returning. And an ancient, brutal evil with it. If the world is to survive the plague of horror on the horizon, Billy Batson must embrace his greatest wish. And learn his greatest lesson. Billy must become… Shazam!” […]

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“Doomsday Clock” #1

By | Nov 22, 2017 | Reviews

There are some things in life that should never be touched: it’s never a good idea to call up your ex, the wedding cake in the freezer is never going to have the same depth of flavor it did on that happy day, your favorite book from childhood won’t thrill you the same way on […]

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“I, Parrot”

By | Nov 21, 2017 | Reviews

“I, Parrot” is aggressively charming. From the simple but expressive figures to the watercolor textures to the agile and clever dialogue, the whole thing seems optimized for maximum charm. This could easily be a criticism of a lesser, more twee work, but somehow it manages to make the whole package relatable without sacrificing the emotional […]

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“Kill Your Boyfriend”

By | Nov 20, 2017 | Reviews

Everything you need to know about “Kill Your Boyfriend” can be found on its back-cover: “Girls meets boy. Girl falls for boy. Boy takes girl on violent rampage through English suburb. Murder, sex, drugs and anarchy follow.” Judging from that blurb, you can probably figure out whether or not “Kill Your Boyfriend” is for you. […]

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“Not Brand Echh” #14

By | Nov 17, 2017 | Reviews

Forbush Man makes a triumphant return in this long-awaited sequel to the best-selling, senses-shattering, mind-bogglingly long, 13-issue event of the century, “Not Brand Echh!” Now, after years trapped in the anti-canon zone, he returns to bring some humor back into the Marvel Universe. Let’s see if we find any of it. Written by Nick Spencer, […]

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“Ninja-K” #1

By | Nov 17, 2017 | Reviews

After dealing with some personal issues, it’s time for Collin King to get back in the spy game and be the Ninja James Bond he wants to be. Only problem is, someone’s killing all of Britain’s Ninja James Bonds. Written by Christos Gage Illustrated by Tomas Giorello Colored by Diego Rodriguez Lettered by A Larger […]

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“The Wild Storm” #9

By | Nov 17, 2017 | Reviews

Over the past couple of months, “The Wild Storm” has accelerated in the pacing of the plot. With so many characters in the narrative with brand new ties to each other, writer Warren Ellis has had his work cut out for him in establishing the new imprint. Thankfully, the creator hasn’t toned down some of […]

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“The Wicked + the Divine” #33

By | Nov 17, 2017 | Reviews

If we just rated comics on how shocking they were, this issue would get a perfect score. It contained not just one of the most shocking panels in an ongoing comic series, it had three. Beyond that, “The Wicked + the Divine” #33 fired on all cylinders: it was emotionally gripping, moved the plot along, and […]

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“Justice League” #33

By | Nov 17, 2017 | Reviews

After a misstep with its prior issue, ‘Bats out of Hell’ concludes well. Written by Joshua Williamson Illustrated by Tyler Kirkham and Mikel Janin Colored by Arif Prianto and Jeremy Cox Lettered by Richard Starkings and Comicraft’s Jimmy Betancourt A METAL tie-in! “BATS OUT OF HELL” finale! it’s the Justice League versus the Dark Knights! […]

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Justice League

By | Nov 17, 2017 | Reviews

2017 has been a banner year for superhero movies and one of the evolutionary points on the timeline. It saw the release of the first proper revisionist film (Logan), Psychoanalytic Daddy Issues: The Space Opera (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), a film that hints at a feminist possibility for the blockbuster (Wonder Woman), an […]

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“Fence” #1

By | Nov 16, 2017 | Reviews

“Fence” #1 begins as a pretty straightforward take on the age-old sports narrative of the disadvantaged outsider trying to break into the big leagues. The debut issue is well crafted, but let’s face it, the real story is yet to come. (Warning: contains minor spoilers.) Written by C.S. Pacat Illustrated by Johanna The Mad Colored […]

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“Evolution” #1

By | Nov 16, 2017 | Reviews

Explore the end of the world with “Evolution,” a book that evokes a creeping dread in the back of your brain and teases the start of a body horror mystery set to shock you. Read on for our review, which contains minor spoilers. Written by James Asmus, Joseph Keatinge, Christopher Sebela, Joshua Williamson Illustrated by […]

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“Mech Cadet Yu” #4

By | Nov 16, 2017 | Reviews

“Mech Cadet Yu” was originally going to be a four-part miniseries, but got promoted to an ongoing book. Thus this fourth issue is not the end of little mech cadet Stanford Yu’s story, but the start of something bigger. (There are slight spoilers in this review.) Written by Greg Pak Illustrated by Takeshi Miyazawa Coloured […]

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“WWE Survivor Series” 2017 Special

By | Nov 16, 2017 | Reviews

Just in time for the last big pay-per-view of WWE’s calendar, a plethora of creators tell stories of famous moments throughout the history of Survivor Series. Does it work? Let’s look. Written by Dennis Hopeless, Box Brown, Derek Fridolfs, Kevin Panetta, Lan Pitts & Aaron Gillespie Illustrated by Lucas Werneck, Rodrigo Lorenzo, Derek Fridolfs, Kendall […]

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“The Batman Who Laughs” #1

By | Nov 16, 2017 | Reviews

Turns out the only thing standing between the Batman and the Batman Who Laughs is one bad day. Stop me if you’ve heard this joke before…. The Batman Who Laughs #1 Written by James Tynion IV Illustrated by Riley Rossmo Colored by Ivan Plascencia Lettered by Tom Napolitano As the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL […]

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Pick of the Week: “Dark Fang” #1

By | Nov 16, 2017 | Pick of the Week, Reviews

Anyone can help save the earth, even a vampire. This supernatural spin on An Inconvenient Truth provides action and commentary in equal and appropriate measure on the ecological disaster our planet is hurtling toward at breakneck speed. Could it be that an aquatic vampire is the savior for the Earth? (Warning: contains spoilers) Written by Miles […]

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‘Planet Hulk’

By | Nov 15, 2017 | Reviews

Our evergreen series finally showcases the Green Scar himself with ‘Planet Hulk,’ originally published in “The Incredible Hulk” Vol. 2 #92-105. With the release of Thor: Ragnarok, there’s no better time to look back on Greg Pak’s seminal story, undoubtedly the most beloved Hulk comic of the 21st century, and which began a long saga […]

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Mignolaversity: “Jenny Finn” #1

By and | Nov 15, 2017 | Reviews

Dark Horse Comics rereleases Mike Mignola and Troy Nixey’s “Jenny Finn,” now in color for the first time. Written by Mike Mignola and Troy Nixey Illustrated by Troy Nixey Colored by Dave Stewart Lettered by Pat Brosseau London’s dockside is threatened by the twin terrors of a plague that leaves bodies covered in tentacles and […]

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