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REVIEW: Justice League< #37

REVIEW: Justice League #37 – “Less Of A Tragedy And More Of A Mystery”

(DC Comics, creative team: Scott Snyder, Jorge Jiminez, Alejandro Sanchez, Tom Napolitano) This book is terrible. Let’s start there, so there’s no misunderstanding about what’s happening here. In this issue, the amassed forces of an evil goddess who created everything, an army of goons at the command of Lex Luthor and the will of pretty […]

REVIEW: Die #10

REVIEW: Die #10 – “A Steady Hand On The Wheel”

(Image Comics, creative team: Kieron Gillen, Stephanie Hans, Clayton Cowles) The basic premise of a group of childhood friends sucked back into the magical and often deadly activities of their childhood is well-bolstered here by a story of struggle between two of their number. Working together for a singular plan, everything hinges on the ability […]



REVIEW: Star Trek Year Five #8

REVIEW: Star Trek Year Five #8 – “Well-Earned Emotional Payoffs”

(IDW Publishing, creative team: Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Stephen Thompson, Charlie Kirchoff, Neil Uyetake) There is a whole lot happening in this issue, with thrilling spaceborne action, well-earned emotional payoffs for things that have bee developed through previous issues. As this storyline draws nearer to the circumstances of the 1979 motion picture, you can see […]


"Family Tree" #1: Botanical Post Apocalypse Tale Off with a Bang (Review)

“Family Tree” #1: Botanical Post Apocalypse Tale Off with a Bang (Review)

In the opening pages of Jeff Lemire’s excellent new comic, Family Tree, we are introduced to Loretta. She’s a single mom with two kids. The youngest, Meg, is precocious and inquisitive, while the oldest, Josh, has a knack for getting in trouble. Loretta has to leave work early to get Josh from school, who just […]

"Hellmouth" #2: Buffy and Angel Team Up to Battle Drusilla

“Hellmouth” #2: Buffy and Angel Team Up to Battle Drusilla

I have to admit that I have been a pretty big fan of BOOM! Studios new take on the classic Whedonverse characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. The characters feel very much like they did in the late ’90s, but with the added benefit of, you know, cell phones. Plus, Willow starts out […]

Braving the Swamp - The Ghoulish Grimoire #6 Brings Voodoo to Horror Fans

Braving the Swamp – The Ghoulish Grimoire #6 Brings Voodoo to Horror Fans

 Deep in the South, there’s a place in the Bayou where even the leviathan gators will not venture. Moving silently through the muck and the grime, they watch as three men desperately attempt progress to a place more dangerous than any bump in the night. The stow where She stirs, waiting for the foolish […]

One More Notch: The Fourth Power & Others [Reviews]

Another month, another couple first issues, plus a big European collection roundup. In this case, the big European collection is Humanoids reissuing Metabarons artist Juan Giménez‘s solo collection called The Fourth Power. Sera And The Royal Stars issue one by Jon Tsuei, Audrey Mok, Raúl Angulo, Jim Campbell, and Tim Daniel: A Persian-influenced swords and […]

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 […]

“Guts”: Raina Telgemeier’s Latest Graphic Novel Tackles Childhood Fears [Review]

“Guts”: Raina Telgemeier’s Latest Graphic Novel Tackles Childhood Fears [Review]

Raina Telgemeier is the Children’s Laureate of Graphic Novels. Her books are the bestselling graphic novels in America because they matter to children. Guts is her latest and continues her streak of stories that explore childhood fears and anxieties. Guts is about stomach trouble and fear of illness. It starts with young Raina and her […]

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 […]



Tale Told By Dead Men: The Night And Others [Comic Reviews]

I feel kinda bad putting new issues of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and The Life And Death Of Toyo Harada next to a stone cold classic of French science fiction, but c’est la vie. Druillet’s The Night Druillet’s The Night: “Death…everywhere, Death with its garland of glistening rot…” Created as a response to his wife […]


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 […]

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 […]