Review: Bitch Planet #1

| December 5, 2014

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This is Network, Sidney Lumet and Paddy Chayefsky’s 1976 film, nominated for 10 Academy Awards and winning 4 in 1977. Network is, to our eyes, as bleak as a film can be. Howard Beale, the frothing news-anchor responsible for the above speech didn’t have a happy ending to his tale, or even an effective one. The film spoke […]

Review: Lazarus #13

| November 28, 2014

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Welcome back to our ongoing coverage of Greg Rucka and Michael Lark’s Lazarus. As before, if you’re keen on an insight into the creative process, you can find our interviews with the creators of Lazarus here, here and here. Although the word “review” is bandied around, this isn’t the place to come for an assessment of whether or not you […]

Comic Review: Amazing Spider-Man #9

| November 6, 2014

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Spider-Verse is a story that seems like it’s been going on for a while already. There’s been no shortage of build-up to it in the pages of Spidey’s main title and the other Spider-Adjacent books, plus the five-issue Edge of Spider-Verse miniseries that introduced a slew of new Spider-characters. Amazing Spider-Man #9, though, officially kicks […]

Review: Lazarus #12

| October 23, 2014

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Welcome back to our ongoing coverage of Greg Rucka and Michael Lark’s Lazarus. As before, if you’re keen on an insight into the creative process, you can find our interviews with the creators of Lazarus here, here and here. When we started this project we said that we would, at least, cover a year with […]

Urbance Kickstarter: Adult Anime of Sex, War and Hip Hop

| October 10, 2014

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Steambot, the Canadian concept art studio behind X-Men: Days of Future Past and Tron Legacy, have taken to Kickstarter to make their 2013 viral animated teaser a reality. Written and Directed by Joel Dos Reis Viegas and Sébastien Larroudé, Urbance takes place in a dystopian future where a widespread fatal disease transmitted by sexual contact has caused a dangerous […]

Interview: Greg Rucka and Michael Lark

| October 8, 2014

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If you’ve been following our regular coverage on this title, you know that we’ve been taking our time with the issues of Rucka and Lark’s sci-fi of an all too real future, Lazarus. In the lead up to the release of the first hardcover, and at the commencement of a new story arc, we took some […]

Comic Review: Alive

| September 10, 2014

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Alive Story and Art by Taguchi Hajime Review by Mara Wood “I want to see a miracle…the kind that makes you want to be alive.” This statement the character on the cover of Taguchi Hajime’s short story collection Alive makes sums up the theme of the diverse stories. Alive is a refreshing manga that celebrates […]

Comic Review: Hayate the Combat Butler Vol. 24

| September 9, 2014

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Hayate the Combat Butler Vol. 24 Story and Art by Kenjiro Hata Review by Mara Wood Poor Hayate. It’s bad enough that his parents owe money to the yakuza. To avoid drastic measures to pay off their debt, Hayate becomes a butler for a wealthy young lady, Nagi. In Kenjiro Hata’s series from Shonen Sunday […]

Comic Review: 07-Ghost Vol. 12

| September 9, 2014

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07-Ghost Vol. 12 Story and Art by Yuki Amemiya and Yukino Ichihara Review by Mara Wood 07-Ghost is a manga series that uses extensive world building and religious allegories to create a sweeping story of good versus evil. In the twelfth volume of this unique fantasy series, Yuki Amemiya and Yikino Ichihara continue the story […]

BOOM! Studios Weekly News Wrap Up

| September 5, 2014

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When it comes to fun and innovative titles, BOOM!’s got some great books to offer. BOOM Teases New Series from kaboom George Pérez to Embark on Signing Tour for Sirens From BOOM!: Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is excited to announce that comics’ legend George Pérez will be embarking on his first nationwide signing tour to promote his new […]

Image Comics Weekly News Wrap Up

| September 5, 2014

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Looking for Image news and upcoming books? Look no further. Five Ghosts Starts New Arc and Has a TV Show in Development From Image: Co-creators Frank J. Barbiere, Chris Mooneyham, and colorist Lauren Affe return for the beginning of an all-new story arc for FIVE GHOSTS. “Monsters & Men” begins on 10/15 with issue #13, […]

VIZ Media Weekly News Wrap Up

| September 5, 2014

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Stay on top of what’s new from VIZ Media with our wrap up. Sailor Moon Online Slumber Party Celebrates Release of English Dub Ok, Sailor Scouts, get ready: the English dub of the classic Sailor Moon series debuts on Hulu and Neon Alley TODAY, September 5th. The first four episodes will be available on the 5th with English dubs […]