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Hack/Slash: The Series #1 Featured Reviews
“Hack/Slash: The Series” #1

By | Sep 4, 2018 | Reviews

New to the world of Tim Seeley’s “Hack/Slash?” With ‘Gross Anatomy,’ multi-faceted writing, fascinating artwork, and revealing colors provide ample space and desire to dive into the deconstructive horror-hunter series with its very first ongoing, and a great way to put one foot into the acclaimed series. Written by Tim Seeley Illustrated by Emily Stone […]

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“Saga” #1

By | Aug 7, 2018 | Reviews

“Saga” co-creators Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples surprised everyone late last month with the announcement that the series would be going on hiatus for “at least the next year” after the just-released issue #54. “Saga” started right around the time I really started getting back into comics, so it’s been a constant staple in my […]

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“X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills”

By | Jun 26, 2018 | Reviews

The first original graphic novel to bear the “X-Men” name, and Marvel’s fifth OGN, is uncomfortably prescient in today’s political and social climate. The X-Men, and mutants, have always been used as a somewhat crude metaphor for really existing marginalised groups, and in “God Loves, Man Kills,” Chris Claremont and Brent Anderson place mutant discrimination […]

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“The Lie and How We Told It”

By | Jun 19, 2018 | Reviews

Friendship – what can happen to it over time, and the part it plays in identity – takes the spotlight in “The Lie and How We Told It,” a thoughtful title published by Fantagraphics. Written and illustrated by Tommi Parrish A friendship fumbles and falls apart after an uncertain encounter in this graphic novel from […]

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“Get Jiro!”

By | Jun 11, 2018 | Reviews

As the world mourns the passing of chef and television host Anthony Bourdain this past Friday at 61 years of age, one little-known side of his life has seen a more mainstream light: his love of comics. Bourdain was a big comic book fan and collector in his youth, unfortunately selling that collection in the […]

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“Truth: Red, White & Black”

By | May 28, 2018 | Reviews

The American image of World War II tends to exemplify black-and-white morality. That’s no more apparent than on the cover to 1941’s “Captain America Comics” #1, on which Cap, decked out in the stars and stripes, punches Hitler in the face. It’s as clear and obvious as can be: Nazis bad, America good. But in […]

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“Slaine: The Horned God”

By | May 22, 2018 | Reviews

Here is a true classic. Rare are the comics that are untouched by the hands of time, but this is one of them, a work that feels today, over 20 years later, as real and as immediate as it must have felt for the first time. “The Horned God” works both as a rousing adventure […]

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“Sea Urchin”

By | May 14, 2018 | Reviews

How often does one read raw emotion put to the page? How often, in the monthly, weekly, grind of comic reading and reviewing do we take the time to return to pieces that starkly recreate the artist’s mind? I certainly don’t return enough. So, for this evergreen, I’ve decided to return to an indie comic […]

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“Gast”

By | May 8, 2018 | Reviews

“Gast” from Fantagraphics is an outsider’s tale that quickly evolves into an absorbing – and unconventional – mystery. Written and illustrated by Carol Swain In rural Wales, Helen, an amateur bird watcher, investigates the apparent suicide of a ‘rare bird’ named Emrys. Helen’s inner life is slowly revealed through a mixture of naturalistic detail and […]

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“Thor: The Mighty Avenger” Vol. 1

By | May 1, 2018 | Reviews

It’s a great time for Thor right now. The character is coming off Thor: Ragnorak, easily the most well-loved of his solo films, and is currently part of one of the most anticipated films of the last few years (at least) in Avengers: Infinity War. So, it’s a little hard to imagine that just a […]

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“Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie”

By | Apr 30, 2018 | Reviews

Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys get a reinvention in 2017’s “Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie.” This week, we look back at this miniseries, that was probably marketed the wrong way in a post Riverdale world. Written by Anthony Del Col Illustrated by Werther Dell’Edera Colored by Stefano Simeone Lettered by Simon Bowland […]

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