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.

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.

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.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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.

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.

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

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

Review: Cluster #1 War is Hell on Celebrities

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Given the rash of criminal activity celebrities get away with dominating headlines today, Cluster feels like a timely commentary on current events. Ed Brisson’s story follows the semi-celebrity daughter of a politician, Samara Simmons.

Review: Once Upon A Hard Time Is A Good Time For The Goon

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If there’s a textbook that exist on making comics, then Eric Powell probably wrote about half of it. The five time Eisner Award winner consistently crafts quality stories with every book he produces. His latest, The Goon: Once Upon A Hard Time is yet another example of how great a work of art comic books can be.

Review: The Sculptor is a page-turning meditation on life, art & love

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A review of Scott McCloud’s long awaited graphic novel

Advance Review: The Black Hood #1 – Vigilante, Not Superhero

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Black Hood #1: “Bullet’s Kiss, Part One” Writer: Duane Swierczynski Artist: Michael Gaydos Colorist: Kelly Fitzpatrick If your point of reference for Dark Circle Comics is The Fox: Freak Magnet which Dean Haspiel did with Mark Waid, J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Cavallaro, The Black Hood is liable to shock you.  There were warnings made that […]

Review: Effigy #1 Burns Bright

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In a week where you couldn’t throw a rock without hitting a good comic, Effigy carves out a noticeable place for itself and on your pull list. Issue one sets up a world of glamour, ritual murder, and mystery that could lead to this series being one of Vertigo’s best 2015 books.

Review: Casanova Acedia #1 Mo’ Memories Mo’ Problems

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Fraction and Moon are back on Casanova for the first time since 2012 – now with 200% more amnesia!

Review: Quantum & Woody Must Die But Not Just Yet

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curiosity has won me over and I decided to dive right in starting with Quantum and Woody Must Die #1. After belly flopping in the pool I can say Peter Venkman put it best in this classic line “ I’ve worked with better, but not many.”