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Reviews - April 2014

Posted on March 3, 2014 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Amelia Cole and the Enemy Unleashed #'s 1 & 2

By Adam P. Knave, DJ Kirkbride, Nick Brokenshire and others

Published by Monkeybrain Comics 2014



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Reviews - February 2014

Posted on February 1, 2014 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Swamp Thing #'s 26 & 27

By Charles Soule & Jesus Saiz

Published by DC Comics 2014




D...

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Reviews - January 2014

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

While I mightily enjoy reading comic books, I'm really quite fond of the act of collecting them too. I'm also a bargain hunter and most times refuse to pay full price for a comic book or graphic novel. I don't care about release dates or staying current with what's happening this week, so many times I will buy a comic strictly because it's priced down, even though my interest in it is little. Even when I'm filing through quarter bins I will pick up awful looking stuff pu...

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New Reviews Coming Soon!

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Why is it, when I've stopped updating this column consistently I get the most email?


I will have new reviews soon though, I was dealing with some serious personal health problems and a big move, which hit me big time in the wallet, plus taking away most of my spare time.


Thanks for emailing and sending me those pdf review copies everyone, I'll do my best to praise or bash your hard work very soon!

Super Sunday Reviews 11/10/13

Posted on November 10, 2013 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Out With the Old... In With the Even Older


Hinterkind #'s 1 & 2

By Ian Edginton, Francesco Trifogli & others

DC Comics




The human world lays destroyed and overcome by Mother Nature. The Sidhe (or Fairy kind) have popped back up along with a bunch of other nasty, once...

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Super Sunday Reviews 11/03/13

Posted on November 3, 2013 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Interesting in a Disappointing Way


Sandman: Overture #1

By Neil Gaiman & JH Williams III

DC Comics




I wasn't sure how they would approach this story, but now we know. It's a story intended for book form broken into the typical single issue format. I don't like whe...

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Super Sunday Reviews 10/27/13

Posted on October 27, 2013 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)

I Like Surprises


Afterlife With Archie #1

By Robert Aguirre-Sacasa & Francesco Francavilla

Archie Comics




The only reason I picked this up is because of the odd combination of Archie Comics featuring artist Francesco Francavilla. Usually Archie Comics has a "house style" w...

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Super Sunday Reviews 10/20/13

Posted on October 20, 2013 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Umm... Wow


Bikini Cowboy

By Fresherluke

Self-published




This is the best graphic novel I've read in a few years, hands down. Not since "The Nao of Brown" by Glyn Dillon, have I been so impressed by a comic book. This was released in May of this year, it can actually be read for free in webcomic form...

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Super Sunday Reviews 10/13/13

Posted on October 13, 2013 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

And I Thought Only Grant Morrison "Got" This Character


Fantomex: Max #1

By Andrew Hope and Shawn Crystal

Marvel Comics




Well, this was a surprise to say the least. Fantomex, to me has always been one of those characters that only worked when written by it's creator. I gave this se...

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Super Sunday Reviews 10/06/13

Posted on October 6, 2013 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)

A Failed Movie Script?


Avengers: Endless Wartime

By Warren Ellis, Mike McKone and others

Marvel Comics




This read like a script for a proposed Avengers movie. It's a culmination of all the basics of the first Avengers movie (characters, attitudes, station, etc.), plus a bunch...

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Super Sunday Reviews 9/29/13

Posted on September 29, 2013 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

I Wish I Had Orgasms This Colorful


Sex Criminals #1

By Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky

Image Comics




This is a beautiful book. Chip Zdarsky creates a wonderful looking comic book...but the plot... Cheesy as fuck. Two people, a man and a woman have t...

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Super Sunday Reviews 9/22/13

Posted on September 22, 2013 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Messing With Our Minds


The Bounce #5

By Joe Casey & David Messina

Image Comics




I don't like time travel stories. I wasn't sure what to expect from this comic, but it definitely wasn't a time travel story. Time travel stories are always a fucking me...

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Super Sunday Reviews 9/15/13

Posted on September 15, 2013 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

We Like Strange, Yes We Do!


Prophet #39

By Brandon Graham, James Stokoe, Simon Roy and others

Image Comics




I never ever read a copy of Youngblood that comic by Rob Liefeld, but I do know the names of some of it's characters due to the fact I read way too muc...

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Super Sunday Reviews 9/08/13

Posted on September 8, 2013 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Why Do I Torture Myself!?


Forever Evil #1

By Geoff Johns, David Finch & others

DC Comics






Did I read ...

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Super Sunday Reviews 9/01/13

Posted on September 1, 2013 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

A Diamond in the Rough


All Star Western #23

by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and Moritat

DC Comics




Finding a good comic out of the current stable of DC Comics is a hard thing to do week to week, but I'll be gol-darned if this comic wasn't a pleasant s...

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Super Sunday Reviews 8/18/13

Posted on August 25, 2013 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Topical, Pretty, Edgey, but it's Just a Thing


Brother Lono #3

By Brian Azzarello & Eduardo Risso

DC Comics




Spinning off from the 100 Bullets comic series which Azzarello and Risso (in the states at least) made their names, Brother Lono the comic stars one of the wors...

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Torture Variant Covers?!

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

There's a good debate going on over at the ever-awesome The Comics Beat blog about Avatar Press' use of "Torture" variants on their CROSSED comic series.


The covers in question are quite repulsive each in their own way. What say you?


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James Jean is Basically Broke

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Acclaimed Illustrator/Artist James Jean is now basically broke. After years of battling through a divorce, Jean is basically as poor as me. Check out this interview for full info.


James Jean came to prominence illustrating the covers for the comic "FABLES" from DC comics. The thought that a magnificent artist like this was drained financially is heartbreaking. ...

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Super Sunday Reviews 8/18/13

Posted on August 18, 2013 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

I'm Getting Tired of End of the World Scenario's


Infinity #1

By Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung & others

Marvel Comics




Infinity: Against the Tide Infinite #1

By Jason LaTour, Agustun Alesso & Others

Marvel Comics


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New Old Star Wars

Posted on August 13, 2013 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The Original script for Star Wars by George Lucas is being turned into a comic book. At first glance it looks pretty good. It's decidedly different from the Star Wars we all know and love/hate.


Here's a very blurry digitized preview


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