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The Mortal Instruments, Volume 1 (Graphic Novel Review)
13 hours ago

The Mortal Instruments, Volume 1 (Graphic Novel Review)

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Before we look at The Mortal Instruments Volume 1, you should know that I’m not the biggest fan of Urban Fantasy. Urban Fantasy has succumbed to trope fatigue incredibly fast …
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Comic Review: The Dark Crystal Tales
4 days 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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School-Live Volume 8 (Manga Review, Spoilers)
4 days ago

School-Live Volume 8 (Manga Review, Spoilers)

School-Live Volume 8

Less college days than Lord of the Flies, the clique wars of School-Live Volume 8 spawn a new wave of human monsters, at times seeming a commentary on The Walking …
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Comic Review – Black Cloud Vol 1
5 days 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: Lady Castle #1
5 days 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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Movie Review: Justice League
5 days ago

Movie Review: Justice League

Has there been a more talked about superhero film than Justice League? It certainly seems like every week, even from as far back as two years ago that there was a story …
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Children of the Whales Volume 1 (Review, Spoilers)
1 week ago

Children of the Whales Volume 1 (Review, Spoilers)

Children of the Whales

Children of the Whales has an intriguing pitch: when psychic children drift through an abyssal desert on a tumbleweed city state called the Mud Whale, their nomadic way of life …
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My Hero Academia Volume 10 (Manga Review, Spoilers, Bakugo-bashing)
1 week ago

My Hero Academia Volume 10 (Manga Review, Spoilers, Bakugo-bashing)

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My Hero Academia Volume 10 concludes the training camp arc with the League of Villains’ defeat and full retreat, though it may have been in part a distraction, in order …
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Murcielago Volume 4 (Review, Spoilers, NSFW, 18+ Content)
3 weeks ago

Murcielago Volume 4 (Review, Spoilers, NSFW, 18+ Content)

Murcielago Volume 4

In Murcielago Volume 4, having infiltrated The Virginal Rose cult, Kuroko finds herself sympathetic to their “no men allowed” credo, and becomes indoctrinated to their ways, so that our favorite lesbian …
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Loot Anime October 2017: Gods and Spirits (Review, Spoilers)
3 weeks ago

Loot Anime October 2017: Gods and Spirits (Review, Spoilers)

Gods and Spirits

Loot Anime’s October box, Gods and Spirits, arrived with an unbreakable hero taking his stand against evil, two cups of the cure and the curse, pages of fantasies and horrors, …
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Comic Review: Mr Higgins Comes Home
4 weeks 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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Bungo Stray Dogs Volume 4 (Manga Review, Spoilers)
1 month ago

Bungo Stray Dogs Volume 4 (Manga Review, Spoilers)

Bungo Stray Dogs Volume 4

In Bungo Stray Dogs Volume 4, while Kyouka is welcomed to the Armed Detective Agency, she gets yanked stage left for the rest of the volume, and Atsushi is partnered …
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