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7 October 2014

Best American Comics Run Gamut of Emotions

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Comics: books that drive the fanboy mad for not knowing the outcome of a story that they have invested so much time and money into. Not knowing the ending to a story is enough to drive one insane. However, Best American Comics 2014’s stories whet the appetite of those seeking great stories. … Continued &#187

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24 September 2014

Dynamite’s Turok Volume 1 Is Good Enough Revival

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Turok becomes part survivor, part dino whisperer in Dynamite’s revival of the Gold Key warrior. Writer Greg Pak plots a solid yarn where the young man finding his purpose while not knowing friend from foe. This is probably not the Son of Stone series, of which I’ve seen very little, nor is it the sci-fi-flavored Valiant/Acclaim series. … Continued &#187

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23 September 2014

2000 AD Goes Forward to 1900 [REVIEW]

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2000 AD presents a solid package allowing readers to get to know some established characters. An anthology with sci-fi elements as a whole, its three stories contrast each other in different styles. If you like Prog 1900’s all-star talents (Wagner, Ezquerra, Edginton, D’Israeli, Abnett, etc.) then you might stick around. … Continued &#187

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29 August 2014

Jaegir: Strigoi Hunts For U.S. Readers [REVIEW]

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It’s curious that Rebellion publishes Jaegir: Strigoi for the U.S. market as it’s based on a pre-existing universe that American comic book readers aren’t familiar with. Jaegir spins off of Rogue Trooper, but Trooper failed to make an impression in the States. The story is about a soldier, the Nordland’s Atalia Jaegir, transitioning from warrior to monster hunter. … Continued &#187

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17 August 2014

The Triumphs and Trouble of Trillium [REVIEW]

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Jeff Lemire delves into science fiction in Trillium, published by Vertigo. Originally, Trillium was a monthly limited series; as a complete graphic novel, I really respect Lemire’s ambition. However, the tale of two people from totally different places meeting up is only decent in execution. … Continued &#187

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8 August 2014

Man vs. Rock Comic Review

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One thing I want to add before getting into my review is that this book has mature language and scenes. In no way is it for kids. This is definitely a “mature audiences” only book. With that in mind, please read on! … Continued &#187

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30 July 2014

Top 10 Moments From Penguins vs. Possums Volume 1

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I can’t believe we’re up to the paperback collection now! This TPB by Sebastian Kadlecik, John Bring, and Lindsay Calhoon Bring is so exciting! With this momentous occasion locked down, I want to share a few of my favorite moments throughout this hilarious, violent clash between the Penguins and Possums. … Continued &#187

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17 July 2014

Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Seconds: Tasty, But Not Totally Filling

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I’ve looked forward to Seconds since consuming the Scott Pilgrim franchise, graphic novels, the game, and the movie. Whether this story becomes a phenomenon, I’m unsure. Bryan Lee O’Malley blends elements of romance, science fiction, and horror while having an abundance of symbolism. For example, much of the story takes place in the snowy winter where isn’t just the weather that gets cold.

Where Scott Pilgrim is a love story wrapped in video game bravado, Seconds is a love story steeped in mysticism and folklore. This is not Scott Pilgrim for foodies. The most interesting relationship arises not between the flame-haired protagonist and her love interest, but a growing bond between her and an unlikely naif.

O’Malley utilizes his trademark manga-esque artwork, but he has a solid handle on the gloomier scenes. While Seconds is a quick read, O’Malley uses black panels for good effect. As the lead character is selfish for much of the book, I was left wondering if she had truly earned her happiness. … Continued &#187

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Lee Milewski Interview

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Roshawn Rochester interviews Lee Milewski, author of the successfully crowdfunded The Somber Crown. … Continued &#187

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13 July 2014

Grayson #1: Examining the First Few Pages [REVIEW]

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Finally, a new New 52 title I can look forward to reading. Tim Seeley, Tom King, Mikel Janin and others tell the tale of Dick Grayson’s next stage as a hero. Most of my comments are about the first few pages of the comic. I’m not a big fan of Dick Grayson and I’m not really into spy stuff, but Grayson is more interesting than Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a show I’m tried of already after one season. SPOILERS ahead. … Continued &#187

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