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 […]

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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.

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Review: Punk rock and questionable choices are the ties that bind in Curb Stomp #1

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The time period of Boom Studio’s limited series Curb Stomp is somewhat tough to pin down. The clothing styles vacillate from the 50s through the 70s, which of course form the template for the hot styles of today. The convenience stores have a modern look, as does the one television set I spotted (there’s nary a cell phone or a computer to be found). At least for now, it doesn’t really matter: Curb Stomp traffics in a genre defined by the pulp novels and exploitation films of those aforementioned eras, so it makes sense that the look of it is something of a review of these periods.

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Review: Spider-Gwen #1 Packs a Pun-ch

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200,000 pre-orders and many months in the making, Spider-Gwen #1 has finally arrived, bringing with her vibrant artwork and what is surely an outrageous cell phone bill.

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Review: dark deeds, secrets and lies lurk beneath the masks of Secret Identities #1

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Secret Identities #1 wastes no time in establishing it’s universe. On the opening pages we’re thrown into a two page splash of super heroics familiar to even the casual comic reader. A team of eight archetypal heroes, known as the Front Line, converge in battle over downtown Toronto. They include a beautiful and deadly alien woman, a rock-bodied hulk , and a silver-suited man of super-human speed. A portal has been opened over the Canadian city, spewing wave after wave of nasty hell-creatures crashing over our heroes.

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Review: THE MULTIVERSITY MASTERMEN #1 “Coming to Germerica”

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Mastermen is a sprint through exploding buildings. You’ll never quite catch a break until you’re slammed into the brick wall ending. If the books mission was to sell Earth-10 as an interesting world you’d want to know more about then it’s a win. If the aim was to tell a complete story… then it’s missing a few pages.

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Review: Agent Carter explodes with action and sacrifice

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As I was drying my tears following the dramatic conclusion of this week’s episode of Agent Carter, ‘Snafu’, all I could think about was that I wanted more. More Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, whose range and presence eats up every frame of this small-screen show that plays like a big-screen adventure. More of the fabulous, smart dialogue and fantastic supporting cast; more of the beautiful costumes and period lighting — just more! More than just next week’s season finale.

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Advance Review: Frankenstein Underground Expands The Hellboy UNiverse Once Again

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The Hellboy universe expands once more with the re-introduction of Frankenstein to Mignola’s ever expanding cast.

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Review: Princeless: The Pirate Princess #1 packs a punch

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This installment in the ongoing Princeless series is everything you could want from a title like Princeless: The Pirate Princess #1. A tough and self-assured lead, whose Father trained her from childhood to be a quiet, efficient warrior of the high-seas as opposed to a princess waiting in a tower for rescue. Yet in the latter situation is exactly where Raven Xingtao, the pirate princess, finds herself in the opening pages of the book.

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Review: Did Spider-Verse End Amazing?

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Despite its faults, the issue really drives home the nature of what it means to be Spider-Man… Woman… Gwen… Pig, etc.

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Review: Divinity #1 adds meta-textual richness to the Valiant Universe

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By Harper Harris Valiant Entertainment has been gradually earning a loyal fanbase since their return in 2012, but in the last several months their line has skyrocketed to the top of the list of publishers to watch. This is largely due to the inclusion of some fantastic talents that have joined up in the Valiant […]

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Review: The Best Laid Big Man Plans

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Every so often comics get away from their high soaring superhero mythos to tell stories that kick you to the ground and shove your face in the mud. Big Man Plans is one of those books. It’s an unrelenting dropkick to the groin that puts a mirror to those a**hole parts of humanity we wish didn’t exist, and it does so in the best way possible.

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Does Morrison Spin his Astral Projections towards Redundancy in Nameless #1? (Review)

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With a conscious effort to stray away from superheroes, author Grant Morrison is taking even more chances than usual in the comics world. Even Multiversity, his only DC Comics project at the moment is bending the traditional superhero narrative into the world of psychadelics. Annihilator from the Legendary Comics imprint is a great example of […]

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Review: Getting Hit By Stray Bullets Has Never Felt This Good

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It’s no secret that Stray Bullets is one of the best comics being published today, possibly ever. David Lapham’s latest Sunshine and Roses remedies the missing gratuitous violence of Killers at the cost of diverting from that arc’s engaging plot. However, this is the most brutal and meaty the Stray Bullets series has been in awhile, and that speaks volumes for what you’ll find in these pages.

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Review: crime makes a strange exit to Eden in Postal #1

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Strange small towns commanded by dogmatic despots have long been a staple of post-apocalyptic fare like The Walking Dead. So when Postal # 1 opens on a church sermon delivered by a preacher waving a gun at a man who is bound at the foot of the altar, it seems a familiar scenario. Perhaps this is what the comic wants us to think, lulling us into a false sense of narrative security to contrast with it’s intriguing final pages.

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Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service, your Millar is showing

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How does the new Matthew Vaughn-directed Mark Millar adaptation fare?

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