Deadlands: Dead Man’s Hand Vol. #1 a Game Comic with Horror Fan Appeal

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by Pam Auditore Deadlands: Dead Man’s Hand vol. 1 I’ve never played Deadlands.  I know nothing about it.  I’m not into role playing or most video games.  I once played Grand Theft Auto. But it  doesn’t count, ‘cuz I never played for points, only for evil.  Running your car over everyone in sight, while shooting randomly, hardly makes a  game player. Still, I […]

Review: BATMAN VS. ROBIN An Original Recipe With Familiar Ingredients

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DC Animated’s latest original animated feature brings excitement and owls

Review: Convergence #0 is The Start of Something Big

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In a time where events make people weary, Convergence’s prologue is a reminder of why we actually like them.

Review: Gotham Academy #6, The Kids of the Black Hole

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As much as we love reading about the adventures of the world’s greatest detective, you have to figure Gotham city is probably a pretty messed up place to grow up. Walking down the street could get you turned inside out by Joker gas or someone in a skintight cat outfit could shred you to pieces. Even adolescents in this world have it rough. This is mostly due to Becky Cloonan and Brenden Fletcher. They put kids in buildings with Arkham inmates, fire hazards, and sinister looking headmasters. All these obstacles put forth for our enjoyment in Gotham Academy #6.

Review: Past Aways Needs A Wilson


Past Aways proves time travel is more a curse than a gift.

Review: HIT 1957, A Good Year For California Wine and Crime


Bryce Carlson writes a story for California history buffs. You’ll see a lot of seediness, which marred an influential period in the economic and social development of Los Angeles. In a book like this you won’t always be able to tell the good guys from the bad, and that’s the mark of any good noir.

Review: Giant Days “Boy Drama Will Be On The Test”


School’s in session. Take the GIANT DAYS test to see if you’ll like it. No studying required.

Review: strange things are afoot in Bill and Ted’s Triumphant Return


I wanted to like Bill and Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #1. And for the most part, I did. It’s got View Askew Productions veteran Brian Lynch on writing duties, who has done solid work for IDW’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer series spin-off Spike: Asylum. It’s got the art of Jerry Gaylord, who has lovingly personified other franchises like TMNT and Adventure Time. Yet while Bill and Ted were very much themselves, they also seemed to lose a little something in the translation.

Advance Review- Rebels #1 gives new meaning to “Live Free or Die”


  Story: Brian Wood Art: Andrea Mutti Colors: Jordie Bellaire Letters: Jared K. Fletcher New Hampshire’s state motto, “Live Free or Die,” has always captivated me.  It’s raw and aggressive.  It’s frenetic and energetic in a way that captures the revolutionary feel of a newborn nation struggling to find its footing.  While Breaking Bad may […]

Review: LOLA XoXo #6, A Violent Femme


Lola XoXo wraps its first volume and makes a case for women being the superior post apocalyptic survivors.

Review: Crossing the Space Rubicon in SOUTHERN CROSS #1


Becky Cloonan does creator owned again and it’s the addictive equivalent of space cocaine.

100 Years of Solitude: Swamp Thing #40 Puts an Avatar to Sleep (Review)

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Scott Snyder came to the New 52 with a mandate for Swamp Thing to become a dark character settled with the likes of Animal Man for a grim adventure into the DCU. With a ploy towards diversity now extending throughout comics, maybe it’s time for a different kind of diversity. This includes storytelling to reflect […]

Review: ALL-NEW HAWKEYE…Ready…Aim…Run

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Hawkeyes are back before the last volume ended and we’re fine with that.

Review: Big Con Job is a dark, meta, fandomy heist: and I can’t look away


Palmiotti and Brady have created a group of characters instantly familiar to fans of comic books, science fiction and fantasy in general: aging TV stars wearily working the convention circuit to earn their daily bread. There’s the buxom, Princess Leia-like love interest to the pulpy, Captain Kirk-ish Buck Blaster in the aptly-named series ‘Treck Wars’. The pair look out into a sparse audience that has turned on them

Advance Review: Black Hood #2 – Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole

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The Black Hood #2 “The Bullet’s Kiss Part Two” Duane Swierczynski: Writer Michael Gaydos: Artist Rachel Deering: Letterer Kelly Fitzpatrick: Colorist. Archie slid us an advance copy of Black Hood #2.  I understand the FOC date is today. The second issue continues the descent into madness and addiction of our titular hero, policeman Greg Hettinger, who’s inadvertently […]

Review: Thor Annual is Best In The World

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Thor of all ages and genders find themselves well represented by creators of varying experiences.