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Comic Review: The Dark Crystal Tales
3 weeks ago

Comic Review: The Dark Crystal Tales

By  •  Books, Comics
Cover of The Dark Crystal Tales: various characters from the movie gather around a campfire listening to a story

A few months ago, I was lucky enough to be contacted by Cory Godbey, whose book Labyrinth Tales I reviewed last September. He kindly sent me his new book, The …
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Comic Review – Black Cloud Vol 1
3 weeks ago

Comic Review – Black Cloud Vol 1

By  •  Comics
Cover of Black Cloud Volume 1. Zelda stands on a cliff edge in armor holding her lightning sword at the ready

Black Cloud has been lauded as “the love child of Labyrinth and Inception” and “Jessica Jones meets Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”, but I don’t think that praise does it justice. …
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Comic Review: Rat Queens Vol 4
3 weeks ago

Comic Review: Rat Queens Vol 4

By  •  Comics
rat queens

Rat Queens has been a critical darling and fan favorite since its start in 2013- barring the brief hiatus and on-again/off-again conversion to webcomic in late 2016. BUT, we finally …
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Comic Review: Lady Castle #1
3 weeks ago

Comic Review: Lady Castle #1

By  •  Comics
Lady Castle

Lady Castle is… interesting.

A brief synopsis would be that all the men in a small, medieval kingdom are killed, leaving the women to take over. This however, is not …
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Comic Review – Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil #1
3 weeks ago

Comic Review – Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil #1

By  •  Comics
Cover of Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil #1: Sherlock Frankenstein and his mechanically tentacled contraption stand atop a pile of defeated heroes

Spinning off of Lemire and Rubin’s ongoing series Black Hammer, in which a team of superheroes is left stranded in an alternate dimension after staving of an apocalypse in their …
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COMIC REVIEW – The Family Trade Issue 1
3 weeks ago

COMIC REVIEW – The Family Trade Issue 1

By  •  Comics

Justin Jordan claims that what became the new series The Family Trade was started as a joke between him and Nikki Ryan about her family all being international assassins. The …
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Comic Review: Adventure Time 2017 Spooktacular
1 month ago

Comic Review: Adventure Time 2017 Spooktacular

By  •  Comics
Cover of Adventure Time Spooktacular 2017, Peppermint Butler sits reading a huge spell book surrounded by eldritch creatures

Adventure Time is, on average, not drawn to be scary.

I said on AVERAGE.

So my expectations of the Adventure Time 2017 Spooktacular were more “spoopy” than scary. I …
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Comic Review: Mr Higgins Comes Home
2 months ago

Comic Review: Mr Higgins Comes Home

By  •  Comics
Cover of Mr Higgins Comes Home: a black silhouette stands in a red doorway with a gray gargoyle over it

Mike Mignola is best known for his Dark Horse creations, a collection of different series sharing the same universe, including Hellboy and B.P.R.D. His latest work, set for release later …
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Comic Review: The Kingsman TPB
2 months ago

Comic Review: The Kingsman TPB

Kingsman TPB Cover

The year is 2015. I am sitting at the Alamo Drafthouse on a Friday night; my husband and I picked this movie more for the fact we wanted to get …
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Comic Review: Lazaretto # 1
3 months ago

Comic Review: Lazaretto # 1

By  •  Comics
Cover of Lazaretto Issue 1

When I was in college, amidst the release of Zombieland and the first season of The Walking Dead, amongst other things, they organized a campus-wide, week-long game of “Zombies Vs. …
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Comic Review: Kingsman: Red Diamond 1
3 months ago

Comic Review: Kingsman: Red Diamond 1

By  •  Comics
Cover of Kingsman Red Diamond Issue 1

Timing itself perfectly with the release of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, the first issue of Kingsman: Red Diamond appeared on comics shop shelves earlier this month. While this first issue …
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COMIC REVIEW: Made Men #1
3 months ago

COMIC REVIEW: Made Men #1

By  •  Comics
Made Men Issue 1 Cover

There’s a limited amount of public domain material, what with all the copyright nonsense we’ve dealt with in the last couple decades, and we’re used to new takes on old …
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