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Wayward Sisters Anthology Review: Surprisingly Touching Monster Tales

Wayward Sisters is a collection celebrating the stories of female and non-binary monsters through various adventures that range from beauty pageants to violent vengeance. This eclectic mix of creatures run the gauntlet of emotions, resulting in a surprisingly touching gathering of stories. With 38 creators, Wayward Sisters offers up a book that’s full of emotions, […]

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Long Lost #4 Review: Marrying Family and Horror

In this preview of Long Lost #4, we continue our journey with sisters Piper and Frances, learning more about family, history, and their home of Hazel Patch. Darkness and mystery abound as the girls continue their journey to discover the truth. The tone of Long Lost #4 is much heavier than the previous installations. Even […]

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Sideways #1 Review: Livestream for Your Life

Sideways is the tale of Derek James, a high-schooler who ended up with the ability to leap through dimensions after an ill-fated trip to Gotham. But instead of donning a slick costume and taking to the streets to fight bad guys, Derek is more concerned with his follower count. Derek is definitely a product of […]

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Bonehead #2 Review: A Story Still Finding Its Place

Previously, I was far from impressed with Bonehead #1. While I felt that the series had potential, it was weighted down with clumsy dialogue and the tendency to over explain. But the gorgeous artwork and colors — supplied by Rhoald Marcellius and Sakti Yuwono — pushed me into giving it a second chance. With the second issue […]

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Godshaper SC Review: A Tightly Woven, Emotional Journey

Diving into Godshaper, I already had high hopes. I’d read Eliot’s review of the first issue, and it’d seemed right up my alley. Godshaper is set in a universe where the laws of physics began to mutate in the late ’50s. Taking their place are gods — one for every person. Now the world is […]

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The Limbo Lounge Review: A Delightfully Strange Romp Between Life and Death

Purgatory is a popular subject in books, movies, and TV. In Limbo Lounge, author and artist Dave Calver brings his take on the topic to comics. Our story follows Lou, a man who wakes up morphed into a giant flower in an unknown world. If that description seems odd to you, then buckle up — Limbo […]

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The Shadow/Batman #4 Review: Snowballing Despair

It’s not often that a comic book offers up what seems like true, impossible hopelessness — at least, not at the scale that The Shadow/Batman #4 brings to the table. Continuing the reveal of the Silent Seven’s reach, #4 is bathed in frustration and stress in a totally fantastic way. Writer Steve Orlando doesn’t let […]

Secret Weapons #0 Review: Not Just for the Birds

It’s hard to get tired of superheroes, even when most of their powers boil down to the same thing. Flight, healing factors, super strength — all classic and useful abilities. No one can argue that there are certain things you’d want to do — such as mind-reading and, like, accidentally summoning soda — that you […]

Defiling the Literati

Defiling the Literati Review: Taking on the World, One Comic at a Time

Alex Schumacher is a sequential art genius, an underground comics creator, and all-around funny guy. I got a chance to read his newest book, Defiling the Literati: A Collection of Magazine Work.  “Self-published in 2017 with the assistance of McLain MacGuire studio, Defiling the Literati compiles a smattering of Alex’s graphic narrative offerings rife with […]

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Pestilence Vol. 1 Review: Someone Call the Plague Doctor

Often a comic doesn’t quite manage to catch your interest in issue #1. That was the problem I originally had with Pestilence. Written by Frank Tieri, the premise is an interesting take on the zombie genre. It poses the question: What if the Black Death was really just the world’s first zombie infestation? Set in […]

Bonehead #1 Review: Dialogue-Heavy Sci-Fi

In a futuristic city, roaming gangs nicknamed “Boneheads” use specialized gear to circumvent the law and traverse the world all in the name of adrenaline and recognition. As war looms between the respective groups a potential hero rises. Can this mysterious man — known only by a code number — be the change the city […]

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Jem and the Holograms Dimensions #2 Review: Karaoke Battle

Issue #2 of the ongoing Jem anthology — Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions — is out and bringing another pair of stories for any eager Jem fan. First off is “Face Off”, written by Sarah Kuhn ( Heroine Complex ) with art by Siobhan Keenan. It’s a story with a fun, fitting premise. Both the Holograms and the […]

Long Lost #2

Long Lost #2 Review: Tension Abound

Out December 27th is Long Lost #2, the creepy indie horror comic published by Scout Comics. With spot on pacing and a clean aesthetic, Matthew Erman and Lisa Sterle have yet another fantastic issue in store. As I’ve mentioned previously, Long Lost‘s forte is subtle, creeping horror, and #2 is no exception. It works quietly, […]

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Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions #1 Review: Roll for Initiative

Out now, Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions is a collection of short stories set in and around the Jem universe. Before each tale are notes to let you know just when it takes place, using the latest comic Jem and the Holograms: Infinite as a reference point. With two stories per issue you won’t find the complex, sci-fi […]

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The Shadow Vol. 3 #4 Review: The More the Merrier

Issue #4 of The Shadow Vol. 3 finds our mysterious burn victim back on the streets, bedecked in the iconic red and black of The Shadow. It looks as if we’ve finally got confirmation on his identity — not just with costuming, but classic black speech bubbles as well. Maria is certainly convinced; though the […]

The Shadow Batman #2 Review: Whiskey And Warfare

The Shadow/Batman #2 Review: Whiskey And Warfare

Issue #2 of the latest Shadow/Batman crossover is here, and it’s only getting better. Picking up from where we last left off, we’re treated to a fast-paced battle between Damian and a crowd of Dead Men with the pieces of a Batman lookalike scattered among the battlefield. Our boy wonder is quickly overwhelmed, with Bruce […]

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Year One Review: Call Your Zord

IT’S MORPHIN TIME! Power Rangers fans new and old, rejoice — Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Year One is on its way. This 500 page hardcover feels like a total steal even for the price point of $75. ( Though several retailers are offering it for cheaper when preordered. ) Included are issues 1-12 of Mighty Morphin […]

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‘High Moon: Bullet Holes And Bitemarks’ Review: Great-Looking, But Narratively Jarring

It’s Hiiiiigh Moon. No, that’s not some strange Overwatch reference. Today we’re talking High Moon: Bullet Holes and Bite Marks — and beware of some spoilers. The first volume in the three-volume series currently being published by Papercutz’s Super Genius imprint collects the first three issues of the original High Moon. At first a webcomic created […]