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Polar Volume 1 – Came from the Cold

January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Location, location, location. The maxim holds a surprising amount of truth; for property as much as for fiction. And for good reason. So much of creative literature depends so veritably on setting that it might...

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Blacksad Volume 2 – Arctic Nation

March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

It is certainly a beautiful thing when a follow-up follows through. Doubly so when that follow-up happens to track the caliber adventures of a character like John Blacksad. In fact, too often creative talents seem...

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Usagi Yojimbo – Senso

January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Usagi Yojimbo doesn’t get nearly enough love. It’s a shame and it’s tantamount to a kind of comic book sin because few books in print today (or even in days of yore) are deserved of...

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There’s really only one rule: please don’t call them “furries”. Especially Blacksad. That’s not to say there’s anything inherently wrong with “furry” comics as a legitimate genre trope—quite to the contrary, some of the finest...

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The Goon – One For the Road One-Shot

August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

We’ve all been there, Saturday night, out with the boys to hit on some women and toss back a few cold ones. Going out for drinks is a pretty standard sort of thing to do...

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Caught up in the inevitability of returning to a normal work week, I almost forgot to wrap up day three of the con! Fear not! The third and final day of the con is a...

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The Massive #19-21: BLOC

April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

With some of the more dense series I read, I sometimes like to leave two or three issues unread before reading.  So it’s often that I find myself with an unintentional backlog of The Massive....

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Empowered Special #6 – Internal Medicine

April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Panic. Confusion. Tears of devastation. Yells as crash carts streak down sterile hallways. This is just the start to the latest Empowered Special One-Shot from Dark Horse Comics. Empowered is a superhero/comedy/drama/action/adventure/ecchi comic series from...

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I’ve been avoiding writing this review, but not because the comic isn’t good. It is good. What’s better is that it is written by one of my favorite authors, Gail Simone. But I feel a little lost....

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Veil #1- First Look

March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

I saw this comic first announced in the October (I think) issue of Previews, and knew I had to have it. First, it’s by Greg Rucka, whom I have been a fan of since his work...

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