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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 […]

I Put A Spell On You: Thoughts About The Hexed Omnibus And Others

I Put A Spell On You: Thoughts About The Hexed Omnibus And Others

I had some thoughts about two recent single issues and two recent collections. Black Hammer/Justice League #1: Of the now six Black Hammer spinoffs (Sherlock Frankenstein, Doctor Star, The Quantum Age, Black Hammer ’45, Cthu-Louise and now this Justice League mini), I’ve only read Sherlock Frankenstein, so I’ve yet to be sick of the Black […]

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 […]

"Blade Runner 2019" #1: The Future is Right About Now, Right? (REVIEW)

“Blade Runner 2019” #1: The Future is Right About Now, Right? (REVIEW)

I was just a couple of pages into the new Blade Runner: 2019 comic from Titan Comics when that old, happy feeling washed over me— that feeling you get when you realize you’re getting into something wonderful, something truly special. This new Blade Runner might be in the same world that Deckard lives and breathes […]


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 […]


"Buffy The Vampire Slayer" # 6, BOOM! Studios

“Buffy The Vampire Slayer” #6: Willow Coughs Up a Win (SPOILERS)

Jordie Bellaire is doing some incredible work with BOOM! Studios re-invention of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and I couldn’t be happier to see the bold new directions with the franchise that he and illustrator David López are taking the book in. It would be really, really hard to take on a project like Buffy without […]

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. […]