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About Adam Witt

Adam Witt writes short fiction. He’s from the South Suburbs of Chicago. He’s here to help. Buy his first collection of short fiction, DEATH ISN’T FUNNY, at http://gumroad.com/adamwitt

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Heavy Metal #275 (Review)
2 years ago

Heavy Metal #275 (Review)

Heavy Metal @275

The storied flaw of the anthology or the magazine is that they’re uneven. The best of collections can be victims to this pratfall, and in the case of Heavy Metal #275, while there’s a unique unifying element, an important detail is missed that hurts the cohesion of the anthology.

Wolf #1 by Ales Kot and Matt Taylor (Review)
2 years ago

Wolf #1 by Ales Kot and Matt Taylor (Review)

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Comics has a long history of producing writers only capable of writing variations on one story. Ales Kot, early in his career, seems to have stumbled into this lot. Wolf #1 shows a lot of ambition, but never really comes together until the very last page. Even then, you might not find enough to come running back for.

Island Magazine #1 (Review)
2 years ago

Island Magazine #1 (Review)

Even when Island Magazine #1 stumbles, it’s a worthwhile read. It’s fresh, it’s new, and it’s going for something that we’re not seeing. It’s a showcase of talent both up-and-coming and well-established (and the well-established talent is doing something out of her usual comfort zone). You may walk in wondering if it’s worth the price point: the answer is a whole-hearted ‘yes.’ Here’s hoping Island Magazine finds an audience and a long lifespan.

Airboy #1 by James Robinson and Greg Hinkle (Review)
3 years ago

Airboy #1 by James Robinson and Greg Hinkle (Review)

The question is asked in a sideways fashion in the book, but fans have been asking for a while: what happened to the James Robinson that wrote Starman or JSA: The Golden Age? Frankly, what happened is, the man changed. He became the guy who’s writing Airboy, and we’re lucky for that: we’ve got a sleeper hit on our hands, and it’s another credit to the Image catalog of books that look like nothing else out there.

Material #1 by Ales Kot and Will Tempest
3 years ago

Material #1 by Ales Kot and Will Tempest

To give some benefit of the doubt: first issues are hard, and Ales Kot’s a talented writer. His pretension tends to jump in front of him. He has strong opinions about social issues, and he’s into weird sex, and he’s into Hollywood, and he’s into war, so those trickle their way into his work. Unfortunately, here in Material #1, they add up to absolutely nothing. Perhaps once the trade hits, this will be worth something; on its own, it is a top-to-bottom failure.

Valhalla Mad #1 by Joe Casey and Paul Maybury
3 years ago

Valhalla Mad #1 by Joe Casey and Paul Maybury

There’s been a truly outstanding run of Image comics lately. Valhalla Mad is certainly an Image comic, but it is not outstanding. If you have an itch for Thor comics, read Marvel’s genuine article as opposed to this dull, annoying farce. It’s not worth your time.

Mythic #1 by Phil Hester and John McCrea (comic review)
3 years ago

Mythic #1 by Phil Hester and John McCrea (comic review)

A character says: “Your evident facts and recorded data are mere veils over the leering face of cosmic insanity.” That should get you ready for what lies within the pages of Mythic #1. Hester, McCrea, and company stage something worth a standing ovation here. At two bucks for the first issue, you’re basically stealing the book. If you were on the fence, or if it doesn’t look like your thing, take a gamble; books like this should keep existing.

Injection #1 by Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey (Review)
3 years ago

Injection #1 by Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey (Review)

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When you add everything up, Injection #1 is worth your time and attention. Even where the work is inconsistent on the art side, it’s always interesting. Warren Ellis also brings everything to the table that you could ask of an Ellis book: it’s weird, it’s funny, it’s dense, and it’s going to leave you wanting more.

Pisces #1 by Kurtis Wiebe and Johnnie Christmas
3 years ago

Pisces #1 by Kurtis Wiebe and Johnnie Christmas

There’s a lot going on in Pisces #1, but you might not know that after you look at it. Interviews with writer Kurtis Wiebe indicate that it’s an exploration of PTSD and body horror; the book itself doesn’t reveal much more than a jumbled mess.

Comic review – Punks the Comic vol 1: Nutpuncher
3 years ago

Comic review – Punks the Comic vol 1: Nutpuncher

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The book’s subtitle is Nutpuncher. That should tell you a whole lot right off the bat. Punks the Comic volume 1 shouldn’t be allowed to have a subtitle because …
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The Danger of the New Music Criticism
3 years ago

The Danger of the New Music Criticism

Kendrick Lamar’s new album, To Pimp a Butterfly, is a landmark of its time and its genre. It has also been the jumping-off point for some of the most …
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Review: Starlight TP by Mark Millar and Goran Parlov
3 years ago

Review: Starlight TP by Mark Millar and Goran Parlov

Elevator-pitch: it’s Mark Millar writing his version of an aging Flash Gordon. This version of Flash Gordon goes by Duke McQueen. He saved a planet once. Down on earth, nobody believes him except his wife, who we learn has passed away in the first few pages. There’s a lot of room for this to go down heartless Millar territory, but what it actually does is much more valuable.

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