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“The Wicked and The Divine: The Funnies” #1

By | Nov 8, 2018 | Reviews

The ‘Transubstantiation of Lucifer’ was a dark dive into a period of European history that is characterized by death, sickness and the “WicDiv” universe’s own horrible patient zero. ‘Mothering Invention’ was a redefinition of everything we knew and answered the question, just how much more messed up can things get. How do Kieron, McKelvie, Wilson, […]

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“Crowded” #4

By | Nov 8, 2018 | Reviews

You would think after four issues the illustration team of Ro Stein and Ted Brandt would be tired of, or run out of ways to, capture that feeling of pained, put upon, emotions bubbling around in Vita Slatter’s core as Charlie Ellison does Charlie things. That isn’t the case as the creative team continues to […]

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“The Unexpected” #6

By | Nov 8, 2018 | Reviews

Stories from DC Comics across a divide of a decade collide in “The Unexpected” #6. Written by Steve Orlando Illustrated by Ronan Cliquet Colored by Jeromy Cox Lettered by Carlos M. Mangual It’s a showdown at Castle Frankenstein with the souls of Berlin on the line as Hawkman, Neon and Firebrand battle Onimar Synn to […]

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“Outer Darkness” #1

By | Nov 8, 2018 | Reviews

From the creative minds of “Chew” co-creator John Layman and “Immortal Iron Fists” artist and character design extraordinaire Afu Chan comes “Outer Darkness.” The book attempts to push forwards into the hybrid genre of horror/sci-fi more than anything before, with crazy adventures and incomprehensible terrors. Does this debut live up to that promise? Written by […]

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Pick of the Week: “The Green Lantern” #1

By | Nov 8, 2018 | Pick of the Week, Reviews

As the resident shaman of superhero storytelling, Grant Morrison likely needs no introduction for fans of the medium. His stewardship pf DC’s iconic characters have been hallmarked by a trippy zen-inspired pop psychology and a flair for bronze-age vérité crossed with silver-age ridiculousness, and he brings that trademark style to “The Green Lantern,” arriving on […]

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“Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic”

By | Nov 6, 2018 | Reviews

It has been twelve years since “Fun Home” was first printed and it still holds up as a beautifully funny and tragic tale of family, sexuality, death, and literature. The narrative bounces through important moments, some immediately labeled, others later realized as such, it is an ingenious cyclical story that needs to not only be […]

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“Penguins”

By | Nov 6, 2018 | Reviews

A collection of strips that offers playful reflection of human life through animals that are simultaneously funny and sad – people aspire to a lot but achieve very little. It’s a book that appears to be significant but, once one looks deeper, appear to miss its mark. Written, illustrated and lettered by Nick Thorburn Told […]

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“Let Go”

By | Nov 5, 2018 | Reviews

“Let Go”, a Kickstarter-launched comic from SLG Publishing, is a real diamond – a fast-paced nightmare of near-future technology that makes me paranoid about the predictive text that just popped up when I wrote that. Read on and you’ll see why. Written by Ted Kupper and Jon Perry Illustrated by Cecilia Latella Dan Terrell loses […]

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“Ice Cream Man” #8

By | Nov 2, 2018 | Reviews

Over the past year, “Ice Cream Man” has been lauded to the skies by just about everyone, and for good reason. If you’re not reading this book yet, now’s a perfect time to start. We’ve got a few months to wait for the next issue, and #8 is a hair-raising conclusion to one of the […]

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“Marvel Two-in-One” #11

By | Nov 2, 2018 | Reviews

With a new “Fantastic Four” book on the shelves, and only two issues left in the series, the question was what will become of “Marvel Two-in-One” now that the team is back together? The answer, luckily, is that it continues to be a character focused look at Marvel’s first family, two at a time. Be […]

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“West Coast Avengers” #3

By | Nov 2, 2018 | Reviews

I want to make it official: Kelly Thompson is a treasure. She’s a superstar. Every book she touches transcends its component parts, and we don’t give her enough credit. Take her latest Marvel series “West Coast Avengers.” It’s a light and breezy superhero romp, but deeply, desperately readable. And underneath its surface it has real […]

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“Wytches: Bad Egg Halloween Special”

By | Nov 2, 2018 | Reviews

After a long wait, the world of the Wytches returns, just in time for Halloween and to set up the second arc of the series.  Was this one-shot worth the wait? Please note that this review may contain spoilers for both this issue and the “Wytches” series. Written by Scott Snyder Illustrated by Jock Colored […]

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“Doom Patrol” #12

By | Nov 2, 2018 | Reviews

After three years of comics pushing the boundaries of what DC is currently publishing, Young Animal is coming to an end with “Doom Patrol” #12. The ambitious title’s tenous shipping schedule is infamous with 12-issues dispersed across three years. Readers are at the point where the dense material in each chapter means they have forgotten […]

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“Spider-Force” #1

By | Nov 2, 2018 | Reviews

“Spider-geddon” has begun, bringing us a sequel to the “Spider-Verse” event. With more Spider-folk to encounter, how will this story stand out from the other Spidey events? We have a new assortment of arachnid-based heroes to follow, so let’s check out how a Spider-Man version of X-Force goes. Keep in mind, there will be the […]

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“Man-Eaters” #2

By | Nov 1, 2018 | Reviews

It’s often been said that the best science fiction stories are filled with social commentary. It’s a way of wrapping a hard to swallow pill in a delicious narrative that’s easy to consume. This is somewhat true of “Man-Eaters,” but one of the best things about this series is that the aforementioned pill is front […]

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“Heroes in Crisis” #2

By | Nov 1, 2018 | Reviews

A good murder mystery usually presents some core components to lure readers in and to keep them invested throughout the narrative. A complex, often impossible, situation. Suspects and suspicious events. An underlying theme, that seems to be just background noise and pervasiveness, until it raises its head as something more crucial. “Heroes in Crisis” #2 […]

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“Sex Death Revolution” #1

By | Nov 1, 2018 | Reviews

Despite the book’s punk rock title, “Sex Death Revolution” #1 is ultimately pretty tame, but don’t let that scare you away. This double-sized debut issue is a decidedly different take on the art of black magic and the human toll it exacts on those who practice it. (Warning: contains minorspoilers.) Written by Magdalene Visaggio Illustrated by Becca […]

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“Stranger Things” #2

By | Nov 1, 2018 | Reviews

When everything is upside down, “Stranger Things” #2 doesn’t let readers go without understanding. Written by Jody Houser Illustrated by Stefano Martino Colored by Lauren Affe Lettered by Nate Piekos Stuck in the mysterious Upside Down, Will Byers is cold, scared and starving. He uses his last bullet to temporarily drive away the Demogorgon. Drawing […]

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