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I Don't Want to be a Mom Featured Reviews
“I Don’t Want To Be a Mom”

By | Feb 27, 2024 | Reviews

There is nothing more discussed, nothing more legislated (particularly in the United States) than the decisions a woman makes with her body.  The highly personal has become nothing short of impersonal, with the person at the heart of the matter – – the woman occupying that body – – left almost completely out of the […]

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Iron Maiden Piece of Mind - Featured Reviews
“Iron Maiden: Piece of Mind”

By | Nov 28, 2023 | Reviews

Forty years after hitting record stores, Z2 gives fans and readers another take on Iron Maiden’s Piece of Mind album with a supergroup’s worth of comics talent paying homage to this classic. But does Maiden’s particular brand of heavy metal live a successful still life on these printed pages, or does this hardcover collection die […]

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Feature: Hockey Girl Loves Drama Boy Reviews
“Hockey Girl Loves Drama Boy”

By | Oct 31, 2023 | Reviews

Faith Erin Hicks’s “Hockey Girl Loves Drama Boy” is a romance that’s unashamed of being a romance and a comic that unabashedly indulges in artistic flourishes that are so very comic booky. The very approach to the comic reflects the central themes of the story and I love it. Please excuse the image quality of […]

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Noir Burlesque - Featured Reviews
“Noir Burlesque”

By | Oct 24, 2023 | Reviews

“Noir Burlesque” is a gritty story of murder, mayhem and gangster’s molls. Dangerous men and seductive women fill the pages of Enrico Marini’s brutal story about mob violence. It’s a dark and grimy tale, sometimes to the point of verging on parody. Enrico Marini is clearly in love with the world of “Noir,” and he […]

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“Superman: The Harvests of Youth”

By | Oct 17, 2023 | Reviews

DC’s new Young Adult graphic novel is not what you’d expect from a book called “Superman.” It’s also not what I wanted from a book called “Superman.” Written and Illustrated by Sina Grace Colored by Chris Peter Lettered by AndWorld’s DC Hopkins As teenager Clark Kent and his friends grieve the death of a classmate, […]

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Roaming Featured Reviews
“Roaming”

By | Oct 10, 2023 | Reviews

Before phones pinpointed our steps and paths, perhaps the freedom to wander gave us more tenuous, yet more tender connections to our cities… and one another. Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki partner again for “Roaming,” about three friends visiting New York to get lost and found again. By Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki. Over the […]

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Naked - Featured Reviews
“Naked: The Confessions of a Normal Woman”

By | Sep 19, 2023 | Reviews

What kind of topics are you hesitant to talk about? Sex? Periods? Body image? Herpes? Well, buckle up, because in “Naked: The Confessions of a Normal Woman,” Éloïse Marseille has created a graphic novel about all of those and more! She’s on a mission to destigmatize talking about sex in order to help readers understand […]

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“Eerie Tales from the School of Screams”

By | Aug 31, 2023 | Reviews

If you’re of a certain age, you very likely grew up reading Goosebumps or Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. These were classics of YA horror appropriate for grade schoolers, but no less terrifying in their storytelling. From that tradition comes the latest offering from cartoonist (among his many other talents) Graham Annable. “Eerie […]

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Feature: Dreams Factory Reviews
“Dreams Factory”

By | Aug 22, 2023 | Reviews

“Dreams Factory” is a story with very small leading characters in a very big world. In our review, we’ll discuss this contrast and how it is used as a narrative device. While I don’t go into major spoilers, I do discuss the thematic shape to a degree. Also, you’ll really just get more out of […]

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