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COMIC REVIEW: Extremity #1

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Extremity #1, from Skybound by Image Comics is a Sci-fi tragedy is created, written and illustrated by Daniel Warren Johnson (Space Mullet). With some additional help with coloring from Michael Spicer (Horizon) with the perfect palette. In a world of futuristic space vikings, war becomes a means of survival. It’s a classic tale of royal revenge, that’s been completely spun into …

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Comic Book Review: Rock Candy Mountain #1

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References to and versions of the old classic folk tune “Big Rock Candy Mountain” have surfaced in many forms over the decades. Many of us grew up on sanitized versions of the song, the “cigarette trees” and “alcohol springs” of the hobo heaven depicted in its lyrics revised into kid-friendly “peppermint trees” and “lemonade streams.” Anne Hathaway made me love …

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Comic Book Review: Extremity #1

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Blood, guts, destruction, evil destructive power, more blood and guts. Is there any restrictions on what Image will not allow to slip through the cracks? Well, I’m glad they don’t yet because Extremity #1 is another book that Image comics fans can add to their pull! Thea, is her tribes greatest artist…or was until they were attacked by a Tribe …

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Comic Book Review: Loose Ends #1

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Lately, Image Comics seems very into the Dirty South; they’ve been cranking out the gritty, dusty, Southern Gothic tales left and right with a vengeance. And I’m here for that 100%, especially if it’s a good old-fashioned lovers-on-the-run-plus-guns type of story. The latest of these high-quality offerings is the Jason Latour-penned/Chris Brunner-illustrated crime story Loose Ends, which moseys its way …

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Comic Book Review: Dante, One Shot

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Today we will be taking a look at a One-Shot book, Dante…I’ve got nothing today. Dante opens up with your average fancy Spanish night club, we get a rather charming narration from our main character Dante, he talks about how he is the best assassin and a legend at that, but by day he is a family man who works …

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Comic Book Review: Curse Words #1

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You have to be at least a little weird to be a fan of Ryan Browne’s work, I’m convinced. I speak from experience. So naturally I was geeked to hear of a new post-God Hates Astronauts Browne-Charles Soule collab. Fresh from his stint as narrator of Browne’s absurdist, surreal-as-fuck superhero epic, writer Soule rejoins forces with the artist for a …

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Comic Book Review: God Country #1

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As we all know, swords and devastating, life-changing storms aren’t exactly anomalies in the world of comics. But what happens when, by way of said storm, the sword falls into the hands of a dementia-stricken elderly man who fully regains his mental and physical faculties any time he wields it? Normally fantasy/superhero stories tend to approach themes of mental and …

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Comic Book Review: Cannibal #4

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If you’re a zombie fan and aren’t reading Image Comics’ new series Cannibal, you are doing yourself a serious disservice. That said, Cannibal transcends the basic zombie story we all know and love, delving into the more complex, emotional and moral side of cannibalism–the human side, if you will–through an ensemble cast of characters residing in the sleepy, Southern Gothic …

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Comic Book Review: Reborn #2

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Suppose you died in your old age, awakening only to find yourself in your twenties again, the powerful chosen savior of a fantastic afterlife under fire by dark forces. Suppose the realm in peril was populated by youthful reincarnations of the people of your past, including your long-dead father. And as you explore this alternate life, you have no idea …

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Comic Book Review: Mayday #1

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Here is Mayday… Mayday takes place in the 1970s Cold War era where our two main Soviet Operatives: Rose and Felix are sent to California to kill a man who has information on Vietnam, but things take a turn for the worst after they do something really strange and out of character for any kind of operative on a highly …

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The Saviors TP Edition Has Landed!

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In the modern age, marijuana is finally being publicly recognized for a wealth of medicinal uses, viewed as more than a mere vice for escapists. But who knew it could also endow humanity with special powers needed to ward off an alien invasion? Okay, so there’s no proof of that–probably due to lack of clinical trials, and alien invasions–but that’s …

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Comic Review: Romulus #1

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Sometimes you just have to rebel against that evil secret organization you know? Just you wait Bub…my uprising will be amazing.. Romulus revolves around an assassin named Ashlar who is…adopted? Born? Whatever, to the legendary assassin named Axis. Axis and Ashlar are the mother and daughter assassin duo that, assassinate people for the organization named Romulus. Besides them being the …

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Comic Book Review: Cannibal #1

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Words cannot described the epic, blood thirsty, silliness I just read and it is October and that gives every person to remember that Hocus Pocus and Nightmare Before Christmas are films, I’ll be here reading Cannibal. This book right out the gate is something that someone would gloss over when searching the comic shops. This series follows a group of …

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Comic Book Review: Surgeon X

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The everyday insanity of our society–both as it stands and in its foreseeable trajectory–is a veritable goldmine of subject matter for modern-day science fiction; hell, reality is practically its own fiction in and of itself. It’s gotten to the point where I pick up a frighteningly dystopian sci-fi comic and am automatically convinced by the end of it that whatever …

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Comic Book Review: Seven To Eternity #1

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Well, lets look at Seven to Eternity! Seven to Eternity is a breath taking fantasy adventure that is set in a world where The God of Whispers has essentially drove the entire world into a paranoia and fear driven land! Adam Osidis is one of the few remaining knights and now he is caught in the midst of either bowing …

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MILLAR AND CAPULLO ARE REBORN!

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When two forces of nature like Mark Millar and Greg Capullo converge you have to sit up and take notice. It’s not a 100% clear what REBORN is about but it doesn’t matter ’cause my money is all ready spent. I’m certain movie rights are being discussed as I peck away here…what I’m saying is this could be 32 pages …

Press Release: Image Comics Presents : Mayday

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MAYDAY FLIES INTO ACTION A thrilling new series that won’t let you down Critically-acclaimed writer Alex de Campi (NO MERCY, Grindhouse) teams up with artist Tony Parker (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, This Damned Band) and colorist Blond (Red Hood and the Outlaws, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?) for the Cold War thriller MAYDAY, an all-new series launching this November from Image …

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Comic Book Review: Throwaways #2

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I am always, always, always fully ready to enjoy the material when I sit down to consume cultural somethings, even when I pick or am assigned a film or a book that I wouldn’t normally make the effort to read or see. Consequently, I feel slightly guilty sometimes when I really dislike or can’t get into something. (Slightly.) But that’s …

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Comic Book Review: The Black Monday Murders #1

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If you’re sitting down to read Jonathan Hickman’s brand-new series The Black Monday Murders, a warning: you may need to read it twice to get the full effect. Issue #1 of the East West writer’s latest throws a shit-ton of information at you in the first go-round, albeit in the darkest, most portentous, yet aesthetically pleasing fashion possible. The plot …

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Comic Book Review: Kill or Be Killed #1

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I’m uncertain if this admission is going to hurt my credibility as a comic fan and reviewer, but until this week, I’d never read an Ed Brubaker comic, despite numerous recommendations from friends. (I’ll wait while you finish jeering.) You know how it is: you’re trying to find time to cram in all the amazing comics out there, and there’s …

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Comic Book Review: Mechanism #1

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I’m always easily sold on any dystopian sci-fi comic series, especially those on a mission to mirror our modern-day culture of self-obsession/-absorption, or the myriad ways in which tech simultaneously enhances and breaks down the fabric of society. Latest on my list is Image Comics’ Mechanism, a brand-new series by writer-artist-letterer Raffaele Ienco (Epic Kill, Symmetry). Originally intended for a …

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Review: Jupiter’s Legacy Vol. 2 #1

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The second part of Mark Millar’s Jupiter’s Legacy hits stands today. Of course, Jupiter’s Legacy was a the second part of Jupiter’s Circle so it’s all just a bit confusing. All star artist Frank Quitely, is once again along for the adventure. If you haven’t read any of Jupiter’s Saga, you just take a moment this weekend and go to …

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Comic Book Review: Ringside Vol. 1

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Ringside is not the type of wrestling comic you’d expect. In fact, despite its setting in the professional wrestling industry, it seems ill-fitting to describe Joe Keatinge’s brooding crime-drama plotline as a “wrestling story.” Instead, Keatinge shifts the focus from the action and artifice of the ring to life behind the scenes, to the denizens of pro wrestling’s inner sanctum, …

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Comic Book Review: She-Wolf #1

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Image Comics, Rich Tomasso, 24 Pages All right it’s been a while since I’ve reviewed an Image comic book and the one that I have chosen was She-Wolf. She-Wolf starts out with a girl named Gabby who is getting attacked by a Werewolf named Brian, she tries to talk with him but he doesn’t actually respond and instead scratches her …

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Comic Review: Renato Jones: The One%

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Who IS Renato Jones? The title character of Kaare Kyle Andrews’ Renato Jones: The One% has many faces indeed: vigilante, orphan, impostor, to name a few. While these are all fairly familiar comic-book tropes, the star of writer-artist-creator Andrews’ series is a unique new hero dedicated to a most impressive cause: protecting and avenging the 99% against the rich and …

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Comic Book Review: CHEW: Demon Chicken….POYO!

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Yes.  As you all know Poyo recently died, but do you know what happened afterward?   No? See. This is why you need to pick up the latest edition of CHEW : Demon Chicken POYO.  How did Poyo get his amazing skills? What made him the most badass experimental chicken in the entire universe and multiverse? What the hell is …

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Comic Book Review: The Fix #1

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Image Comics, Writer: Nick Spencer, Art: Steve Lieber Nick Spencer still hasn’t finished Bedlam…just saying. Regardless we are left with something a little bit more..unique in this case, mostly it’s just the most anticipated comic since…Nick Spencer did Bedlam..just saying. Here’s the Fix #1 Being a criminal is terrible, as says our opening line, the lack of cash, more secure …

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Comic Review: The Rattler

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Imagine you’re on a road trip with a friend, and your car runs out of gas on a dark and lonely stretch of road. You flag down a large truck, whose driver offers to give you a tow to the nearest gas station. Securing the vehicle to his rear bumper with rope, the driver suggests you push as he pulls …

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Comic Book Review: Power Lines #1

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Writer and Artist: Jimmie Robinson, Image Comics You know what…I’m just going to go on record and say this week I’ve read all really good stuff…Power Lines #1. Power Lines follows the story of a mysterious triangle that grants a select few people special abilities, one such character is just known as D-Trick, because it’s easy to run out of …

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Comic Review: The 13th Artifact (One-shot)

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For the last few years, Witchblade publisher Top Cow has conducted a talent search, providing opportunities for yet-unpublished writers and artists to showcase their talents on a national level. Among the winners of the 2015 Top Cow Talent Hunt were writer Amit Chauhan and artist Eli Powell, who collaborated on an original story in keeping with the 13 Artifacts mythology …

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Leave Your Mark On SPAWN!

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I don’t many comic book geeks my age that don’t have a certain fondness for Spawn. For many of us it was the gateway into what we always wanted comics to be and a vision into that creative abyss. I can’t tell you how many hours I spent doodling Spawn on book covers during high school, though I”m sure my …

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GRIZZLY SHARK Is Back In Color This April!

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If it has Shark in the title it has to be awesome, right? From Image Comics: Fan-favorite creators Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE) and Ivan Plascencia (RASPUTIN) return to the cult hit GRIZZLY SHARK, out for fresh blood this April. “I am afraid of sharks so I figured the only way to overcome my fear is to make a miniseries about them,” …

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Comic Book Review: SnowFall #1

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Writer: Joe Harris,  Artist: Martin Morazzo. Let it go…Let it go…can’t…nope, not doing it, here’s SnowFall #1.   We open up with the telling of a story about a princess who sleeps and dreams of a permanent winter, after that we get a few soldiers looking for something and a mysterious man in a robe blowing snow out of his …

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Press Release: Image Comics Presents The Walking Dead Vol. 25 with Bonus Outcast #1

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THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 25 customers will enjoy bonus—OUTCAST issue  Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment is pleased to announce that THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 25, created and written by Robert Kirkman with art by Charlie Adlard, will be shrink-wrapped with a free copy of OUTCAST #1 by Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta and will be in stores this March, while supplies last. THE WALKING …

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Press Release: Image Comics Presents Hawaiian Dick

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ALOHA, HAWAIIAN DICK TAKES A DARKER TURN An all-new noir story from B. Clay Moore and Jacob Wyatt The critically-acclaimed HAWAIIAN DICK noir begins an all-new, five-issue miniseries by fan-favorites B. Clay Moore and Jacob Wyatt in ALOHA, HAWAIIAN DICK #1, which launches from Image Comics this April. “Jake and I have been working on this book for some time, and …

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Comic Book Review: Mirror #1

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I have to admit, it took some doing, but I finally got through this first issue of Mirror. Published by Image Comics, written by Emma Rios and artwork by Hwei Lim. Other than the interesting artwork by Hwei Lim, I just did not get it.  I read it twice and I still don’t understand what it is about.  LOL Maybe I’m just …

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Comic Book Review: Death Vigil Volume 1

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Stjepan Sejic Image Comics 206 pages For the Death Vigil, actually dying is only part one of the interview process. Membership benefits include permanently bleached hair, sweet duds and immortality. Not to mention you get to live in a nice house with Bernie the Reaper, who enjoys giving warm hugs and head banging to death metal when she thinks no …

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Comic Book Review: Cry Havoc

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Cry Havoc, a new comic brought to you by Image comics is amazing. The writing by Simon Spurrier (Judge Dredd,  Ghost Rider, Punisher War Journal Annual #1), not to mention a few Warhammer 40k novels, did a superb job with this latest story.  The manner in which he constructed this comic, sort of reminds me of Pulp Fiction, by Quentin …

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Press Release: Image Comics Presents Bitch Planet #7 President Bitch 1 of 4

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Hey all you Bitch Planet fans out there, this is hot off the press.   BITCH PLANET IS BACK WITH A NEW STORY ARC  Featuring expanded community pages   Eisner Award-nominated writer KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, CaptainMarvel) and VALENTINE DE LANDRO (X-Factor) will launch a new story arc in their viciously satirical ongoing sci-fi series this February. Previously in BITCH PLANET, …

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BLACK ROAD-New Viking Saga From Image Comics!

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From Image Comics: Bestselling writer Brian Wood (STARVE, Northlanders) and artists Gary Brown (The Massive, Catwoman) and Dave McCaig (Batman, American Vampire) team up for the all-new, ongoing Viking tale in BLACK ROAD, which was first announced during last year’s Image Expo and will be launching from Image Comics this April. In BLACK ROAD #1, readers meet Magnus the Black—neither …

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Comic Book Review: Starve Vol. 1

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It’s been several years since the original Chairman Kaga swept across my TV screen in his blingy brocade cape like a Japanese Liberace, unintelligibly bellowing “Allez cuisine!” to kick off challenges highlighting exotic foodstuffs in his Kitchen Stadium on the original Fuji TV production of Iron Chef. Since then, culinary TV programming has largely taken more of a tabloid game-show …

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Brain Waves Ep15: We Can Be Heroes!

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We Can Be Heroes! Brain Waves’ hosts Katie and Dan Merritt help you climb the mountain of weekly new comic book releases and point out a few shiny gems along the way. Features include picks of the week, interviews with comic creators, and events listing for Green Brain Comics in East Downtown Dearborn, Michigan. This podcast and all SJP podcasts …

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Comic Book Review: Four Eyes: Hearts of Fire #1

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Guys I’m back from the dead with my first 2016 comic book review…there will be more Iron Squid each week!…Bub is making me review comics again..please send help! We open in Chicago of 1934 with racism and a man named Jack is talking about over throwing his boss Mr. Tully company, after discovering that Mr. Tully is going under and …

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THE DISCIPLINE Seduces & Slaps You Around This March

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From Image Comics: THE DISCIPLINE IS A DARK, SEDUCTIVE MYSTERY An all-new series about sex, death, and metamorphosis Bestselling writer Peter Milligan (X-Force / X-Statix) and artist Leandro Fernandez (Queen & Country) team up for an all-new series, THE DISCIPLINE, launching from Image Comics this March. In THE DISCIPLINE #1 readers meet Melissa, one woman who—between fighting her sister and …

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Comic Book Review: The Humans #10

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Holy shit!   I don’t even know what to say to this. Risen from the dead and dead again? Keenan Marshall Keller and Tom Neely really know how to fuck with our minds.  I’m not going to say much about this amazing issue except, if you are a die hard Humans Fan like myself, you will not waste any time …

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The Future Looks Icy In IMAGE’S SNOWFALL

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FROM IMAGE: Bestselling writer Joe Harris (The X-Files) and artist Martín Morazzo (Vertigo Quarterly), creators of GREAT PACIFIC, reunite for an all-new ongoing science-fiction series set in the year 2045—where it no longer snows. “With Snowfall, we’re presenting a 21st century America in which the climate has gone completely to shit and where fully recognized corporate personhood and control isn’t …

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Comic Book Review: The Goddamned #1

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This is late but I really was trying to look over this book and see if I wanted to review it and hell yeah I’d be dumb enough not to but…I have only one thing to ask: Have you ever wanted the Bible told in comic book form? No? How about Manga form? No? Well, interestingly enough there is a …

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Comic Review: MONSTRESS #1

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A title like Monstress implies any number of possibilities. Obviously, when sitting down to read the series Image describes as “Steampunk meets Kaiju” I knew monsters were involved, but wasn’t sure whether to expect horror-comedy about a high-society lady monsters’ club or some sort of dark S&M Franken-fantasy. Monster-mistresses? Clever play on words? A little of both, as it turns …

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Comic Book Review: Citizen Jack #1

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If Violator decided to run for President, I’m pretty sure this is how he’d do it….Citizen Jack #1 We start off with meeting our hero, a loose term if you will: Jack Northworthy who is yelling at a snow plow guy to keep the snow where it is…ookay, turns out Jack is a man down on his luck who was …