Review: Sophie Goldstein’s progressive science fiction

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House of Women and The Oven by Sophie Goldstein I haven’t encountered much chatter about Sophie Goldstein’s extraordinary, smart, beautiful three-part comic House of Women, but I’m hoping that changes. Goldstein’s use of science fiction as a springboard to examine numerous ideas, particularly gender-related issues and colonialism, is exquisite, with an understanding that the fantastical […]

INTERVIEW: Samuel Sattin on letting stories off the leash in LEGEND

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Earlier this year, Z2 Comics published the first comic book written by novelist Samuel Sattin, Legend. This week, the publisher is putting out the series’ first collection as Legend Vol 1 prints issues 1-5 for fans of binge reading. Sattin’s tale is about a world where the animals have inherited the Earth after humanity was wiped out by […]

Webcomic Alert: Sledgehammer Pt. 1 – Sam Alden is back!!!

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At CAB this year I was talking to a few people asking, “Whatever happened to Sam Alden?” Alden burst on the scene a few years ago with an astonishing leap  from the Best American Comics’s short listed Haunter to such disturbing and unforgettable books as It Never Happened Again and New Construction: Two More Stories . But then, like […]

Amazon names Best Graphic Novels of 2016

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The end of year lists are coming –  Amazon has selected 20 books in an unranked order – no big surprises, all highly praised books. Nice to see a small book like Daryl Seitchik’s Exits on the list, along with blockbusters like Ghost and Black Panther – if anything this is a very mainstream greatest hits.  March […]

Review: Jessica Campbell is so judgmental

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I’ve been a big fan of Jessica Campbell’s work since I read her Oily Comics debut My Sincerest Apologies, and what her output lacks in girth it more than makes up for in originality. I don’t think there’s anyone else in comics quite like her, more often than not attuned to offering humor collections with […]

Cover Reveal: Blood Blister #1 by Mike Huddleston – “Better Call Saul meets The Exorcist”

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Here’s our weekly cover reveal from AfterShock: The 1:10 variant for Blood Blister #1 by Mike Huddleston. AfterShock is calling the book  “Better Call Saul  meets the Exorcist  meets something brand-new.” The series is written by Phil Hester with art by Tony Harris. Intrigued? The first issue goes on sale in January. BLOOD BLISTER #1 […]

INTERVIEW: Matt Kindt’s murder mystery magic in the ETHER

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Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT, Dept H) could be comics biggest paradox. A man who in person has the grizzled beard of someone who would enjoy cutting down Redwoods for a living yet has the loveable demeanor of a panda bear. He’s easy going yet attacks story like a mathematician would complex calculus problems. That same approach […]

Webcomics in Review: Snarlbear – She Who Fights Monsters

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Coming home from her boring grocery store job, Daisy stumbles into the Rainbow Dimension – a vibrant magical land filled with monsters, like the multi-colored bear that attacks Daisy immediately. Daisy beats the bear to death with her bike and is rewarded with the bear’s colorful coat and a new moniker – Snarlbear. Along with […]