Author: Chelsy Bloomfield

About Chelsy Bloomfield

Chelsy Bloomfield is an artist, cosplayer, writer, and comic book aficionado. She is the founder of Utah’s Graphic Novel Book Club, the first of its kind in Utah, and has hosted monthly meetings since 2011. If she is not writing or preparing for the next book club meeting, she can be found yelling about conspiracy theories on the internet or playing with her perfect puppy, Puffin.

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Nazis Beware – Simon Says You’re Going to Pay

Nazis Beware – Simon Says You’re Going to Pay [Review]

In the aftermath of World War II and the Nuremberg Trials, the collective deem that justice has been served to the victims of the Holocaust and strive to move on emotionally and politically.  One man, however, armed with his dead wife’s lipstick, takes up arms in a war-torn Europe to hunt down ex-Nazis and personify […]

A Terrifying Take on Motherhood: The Man Who Came Down the Attic Stairs

A Terrifying Take on Motherhood: The Man Who Came Down the Attic Stairs [Review]

Something is wrong with Emma’s baby, Roslin.   The new mother struggles with the infant who screams incessantly, comparing her beloved daughter’s piercing cries to a slaughtered cow’s death rattle.  Determined to keep up with the appearances of a happy housewife, Emma continues with her daily expectations, growing more and more exasperated with her dismissive husband […]

Warren Ellis’ Trees Epic Returning in Sept-TIMBER

Warren Ellis’ Trees Epic Returning in Sept-TIMBER [Review]

The quiet and desolate Russian tundra is home to a town of sixty-four residents; Toska, dreary and isolated, has its calm atmosphere interrupted by a house fight between lovers.  Sasha, clad only in his white underwear, barrels out of his home into the frigid temperatures only to be followed by the shouts of an angry […]

Let's Be Bastards! New Graphic Novel Introduces Space Mailmen With a Violent Twist

Let’s Be Bastards! New Graphic Novel Introduces Space Mailmen With a Violent Twist

The future is now. With space travel advancing to the furthest reaches of the galaxy, the technology for discovery advanced faster than the infrastructure could keep up with it.  While violence is thriving and corporations are preying upon the disenfranchised, one unexpected victim of the new status quo is the postal service…and mailmen are about […]

The Eternals...A Quick Guide for What You Need to Know

The Eternals… A Quick Guide for What You Need to Know

As Marvel enters Phase 4 of their cinematic universe, different rumors have been passed around about the next big “thing” for our silver screen hopefuls, and our current favorites are none other than the illustrious Eternals.  Now that we have confirmation of the release from Marvel Studios’ Hall H panel, and news that the movie […]

Clue: Candlestick #3 - The Killer REVEALED

Clue: Candlestick #3 – The Killer REVEALED

It’s the third and final issue of IDW’s Clue: Candlestick, and with all the pieces falling into place, the murderer is finally revealed.  Mrs. White, Professor Plum, Mr. Green, and Mrs. Peacock are the only ones left standing in this mystery where all the clues have been hiding in plain sight.  In the previous issue, […]

MURDER FALCON - A Heavy Metal Story With FACE SHREDDING & HEART

Murder Falcon: A Heavy Metal Story With Face-Shredding and Heart [Review]

Everyone is either in a storm currently or will be in one someday… This article is to be accompanied by this face-melting track:   Murder Falcon is heavy metal injected into the comic book medium, with rumors circulating that the ink was infused with the shredded vocal cords of long-haired outcasts and meant to be […]

Trout: The Hollowest Knock #2 - No Hope for Man and Boy?

Trout: The Hollowest Knock #2 – No Hope for Man and Boy? [Review]

Trout: The Hollowest Knock continues Giuseppe’s story with the mysterious baby he has sworn to protect, even crossing oceans to do so.  Picking up from his near-drowning and separation from Trout, the story opens with Giuseppe waking up in his very modified childhood home, much to the wicked delight of his sinister brother, Gasparo. Trying […]

Grass Kings Vol. 1: A Little Boring but Builds Potential

Grass Kings Vol. 1: A Little Boring Honestly, But Ends With Promise [Review]

Grass Kings is an American modern murder-mystery, borrowing elements of fantasy and the Old West to tell the story about three brothers and the dissident slice of land they call home.  As an Eisner nominee for 2018’s Best New Series, this release from Boom Studios is a tempting trade to add to your collection, especially […]

Beastars - Predators vs. Prey at the Cherryton Academy

Beastars Vol 1 – Predators vs. Prey at the Cherryton Academy [Review]

The Cherryton Academy is a typical school with not-so-typical students.  At the particular institution, the scholars are split into two very specific classes; predator and prey.  The anthropomorphic divide spreads even further in this story written and illustrated by the very talented Paru Itagaki, being the first Akita Shogen to ever win the prestigious Manga […]

Ryuko Review - Crime Lord Badasses and Tons of Violence

Ryuko Vol 1 – Crime Lord Badasses and Tons of Violence [Review]

A father, in the midst of fighting against a military coup, negotiates the safety of his infant daughter, Valer, with the enemy Yakuza house.  Ryuko, the daughter of the Yakuza leader takes the young baby under the umbrella of her safety, kick-starting a legacy that opens up in the next chapter set eighteen years later. […]

Ascender #3 - The Fight Comes to Planet Sampson

Ascender #3 – The Fight Comes to Planet Sampson

Ascender #3 jumps from past to present as Mila, her father Andy, and robotic canine unit Bandit race to find a way off the planet Sampson.  Andy’s life has been spent running for more than a decade, this current expedition being merely an echo to ten years earlier when he and Mila’s mother Effie attempted […]

Clue Candlestick #2 Has More Bodies Than Answers

Clue Candlestick #2 Has More Bodies Than Answers

Clue Candlestick continues its murder mystery tale with a delightful art history lesson; that the pigments in white and green paints are poisonous.  Violets complement the yellow of the sun, blue was used for the Virgin Mary because it was the rarest and most expensive, mustard yellow is simply hideous, and scarlet is arguably the […]


Elephantmen Is Consistently Good, and the Pentalion Arc is No Different

Elephantmen Is Consistently Amazing, and the Pentalion Arc is No Different

Elephantmen 2261 Season 2: The Pentalion Job #1 joins the ranks of Richard Starking’s epic creation, touching on everything from war to social issues, and sits well in the hybrid-beast lineup.  A series which originally began in 2006, the Elephantmen are the children of war; Africa’s super soldiers created by impregnating human women with animal […]

Sonata Sets Up a Dynamic New World

Sonata Sets Up a Beautiful New World Under Threat of War

Image Comics’ newest fantasy series Sonata has a cover striking enough to garner worthwhile interest alone, with heavy brush-stroked background emulating the wings of the Thermasaur gracing the jacket of this primary release.  Artist and writer Brian Haberlin (co-creator of Witchblade) teams up once again with David Hine (Spawn) to put together an extraordinary world […]

Beasts of Burden: The Presence of Others - Fluffy AND Violent!

Beasts of Burden: The Presence of Others – Fluffy AND Violent!

Beasts of Burden: The Presence of Others’ first issue from Dark Horse comics ended on a cliffhanger, where we were unsure of the father’s fate at the hands of the crypt spirits.  Writer Evan Dorkin (Blackwood) settles the matter rather quickly, beginning the second comic with dad resting on the ground surrounded by his children […]

Fathom #2 Is Worth the Read, but May Confuse Newer Fans

Fathom #2 Is Worth the Read, but May Confuse Newer Fans

Fathom issue one hardly holds your hand on character re-introduction, with Vince Hernandez (Kiani) diving (yes, there will be puns here) right back in to the world Michael Turner so meticulously built.  In the first issue, Killian returns to Aspen to entice her back to the Blue.  When she rejects his megalomaniac ideology, Kilian releases […]

Ascender #2 Brings Dad In to the Fight Against Mother

Ascender #2 Brings Dad In to the Fight Against Mother

The second installment of Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen’s Ascender picks up immediately where issue #1 left off, with Mila finding her father’s long lost robotic dog named Bandit.  In the previous issue, Mila resents her nomadic life and plays with the idea of giving in to the religious heretics of the anti-technology fanatic Mother.  […]

CLUE: Candlestick #1 - Classic Who-Dun-It!? With a Modern Twist!

Clue: Candlestick #1 – Classic Who-Dun-It!? With a Modern Twist!

At an evening gathering on a stormy night, several acquaintances sit at the table of Mr. Boddy to discuss his estate matters concerning six different artifacts. The rope that hung Calico Jack. An ancient lead pipe from Rome. The revolver that assassinated President Garfield. A wrench that fixed Albert Camus’ car. Jack the Ripper’s knife. […]