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Saga #53 cover by Fiona Staples

Saga #53 Review: That Ending, Though

A federal agent approaches Upsher and Doff’s newspaper publication in the hopes of stopping their story. Ghus and Petrichor find Doff’s body. Hazel and Upsher are confronted by the bounty hunter that has taken Squire. Meanwhile, Prince Robot tries to negotiate with the Will. Saga #53 is a nice palette cleanser after reading Wicked + […]

Barrier #5 cover by Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente

Barrier #5 Review: Not a Bad Ending, but This Story Deserved Better

Oscar and Liddy try to use the alien creature they wrangled to negotiate with the beings who command the ship. This doesn’t go quite how they planned, but something different happens. The aliens form a connection with Oscar and Liddy, and the three share their experiences and language. Is this enough to save our two […]

Saga #52 cover by Fiona Staples

Saga #52 Review: Family Troubles for the Robots

Hazel, Petrichor, Prince Robot, and Ghus are relaxing in the waters, and Prince Robot and Petrichor are getting ready to leave the planet with Squire. However, Squire is missing, having left a note for his father. Elsewhere on the island, the Will has escaped from the other bounty hunter and his on the move himself. […]

Barrier #4 cover by Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente

Barrier #4 Review: Another Gorgeous and Grabbing Installment

We see some of Oscar’s time before leaving Honduras, and we return to the present where he and Liddy narrowly escape drowning in some kind of containment tube. They land in an artificial biome, and things seem to be taking a turn for the better—until they make a few more horrific discoveries. Barrier #4 gives […]

Barrier #3 cover by Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente

Barrier #3 Advance Review: The Sound Barrier

Liddy and Oscar explore the massive alien ship in which they have been kidnapped. Both are now deaf, and they are left to wander until they can find each other again. Liddy is trapped in a clear holding chamber. Oscar is on top of a scrap heap of items from Earth. This is by far […]

Comic Book Wins and Losses, Week of May 9th, 2018: No Justice for Deadpool

Welcome to the next installment of Comic Book Wins and Losses! This week, we’re going to try something a little different. To limit myself and to, honestly, make these a little easier to construct, there will only be five wins and five losses. This may fluctuate depending on circumstances, but that will be the template […]

Barrier #2 cover by Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente

Barrier #2 Review: An Epic Follow-Up with a Wild Sci-Fi Twist

Oscar and Liddy find themselves on an alien ship with no idea how or why. Snakes, armadillos, and other earthly animals keep them company as well as a pile of things which appear to be eggs. Before long large alien machines arrive and separate the two humans. Barrier #2 immediately takes the unexpected ending to […]

Barrier #1 cover by Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente

Barrier #1 Review: A Fantastic Comic About the Walls We Build

Liddy is a farmer in south Texas. She found one of her horses killed, skinned and beheaded on her property. She believes this to be a message from the cartel intended to scare her. She doesn’t scare so easily, and she intends to stop this from happening again. She goes to the police, the border […]

Saga #51 cover by Fiona Staples

Saga #51 Review: I Dream of Robots

Hazel’s family is still hiding out in a remote location. Squire has a nightmare, which Prince Robot tries to calm. Unfortunately, Squire triggers some intense anger out of Prince Robot. Also, Marko is writing a novella! Also, someone is looking for these refugees. Saga #51 continues its ever-impressive run with an intense and complicated emotion-driven […]

Bleeding Cool Comics Chatter, Week of 03/28/18

Bleeding Cool Comics Chatter, Week of 03/28/18: Just Read Terrifics #2 Instead

Bleeding Cool Comics Chatter returns in a timely fashion this week, and we actually talk about comics that came out this week! Applaud us, because I’m bad at keeping schedules and general competence. Jeremy Konrad is my sole co-host this week again (hopefully Eliot will be back soon), and we continue our hot streak of actually staying focused […]

ComiXology Bestseller List: Saga #50 cover by Fiona Staples

Saga #50 Review: Uneventful but the Characters Can Carry It

Alana and Marko continue to hide out on Jetsam while Prince Robot tells his story to the reporters. Hazel trains with Petrichor while lamenting that Squire is leaving with Prince Robot. Meanwhile, Squire says his goodbyes to Ghus. As you may have guessed from my inclusion of this comic in Comics for Your Pull Box […]


Holiday Binge Watch: Runaways

As we move into the holidays, that entertainment dead zone starting just before Christmas and ending just after New Year’s, there is going to be a lot of time for folks to catch up on shows they haven’t had a chance to see. And while some of you have DVRs full of network shows you’ve […]

Saga Gets An Entire Wave Of Funko Pops!

Saga has come to Funko. The epic space romance/action/adventure/crazy sci-fi epic series from Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples has been a fan-favorite and commercial success for years now. This is arguably one of the most anticipated announcements they could have made. Let’s get to it. Saga Funko Pops Saga, the epic space opera/fantasy comic book […]


Marvel’s TL;DR Introduces The Runaways To New Readers

Marvel’s TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read) has been a nice series to remind readers of stories before moving forward or filling in some blanks they might have missed. This week’s edition is focused on the Runaways. The original comic series was created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona and focuses on a group of […]

Marvel’s Runaways Reborn As Hulu Series

After a number of starts, stops and an unofficial slot in the Marvel Cinematic calendar, Runaways will become a television series on Hulu. Deadline reports the comic book created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona will be adapted by Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Like the comic, it will revolve around […]

Michael Chabon And Brian K. Vaughan To Chart The Hasbro Cinematic Universe

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay‘s Micheal Chabon and Saga‘s Brian K. Vaughn will help bring ROM to the screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hasbro has assembled its writers room to create a cinematic universe for its toylines with Chabon and Vaughn as just two of the writers tasked with making brands like […]

A Story That Keeps You Coming Back For More – We Stand On Guard So Far (#1-4)

By Chris Hayden In his new series We Stand on Guard, writer Brian K. Vaughan, famous for his masterpiece Saga, continues to do what he does best: Construct memorable worlds and interesting characters in record time, sucking readers into some of the most original and thought provoking stories available at your local comic book store. […]