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Shutter #1 – It’s All Perspective, Poppet

April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

I remember when Shutter was announced for the first time. I was sitting first row in the Novellus Theater of San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts during Image Comics’ 3rd annual Image Expo. I...

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Stray Bullets: Killers #2 – Sweet Jane

April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

There’s something unsettling about David Lapham’s comics. That may be an understatement due to the themes of crime and debauchery that run through many of his stories, but there’s something about his style that suffuses...

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I went through a lot of back and forth with this review before I got to the version you see here now. Part of that, I think, had to do with allowing other people’s perceptions...

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Umbral #4

March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Umbral is a comic about a young girl named Rascal dealing with a bunch of awful monsters and an artifact of immense power that she knows very little about. The comic, written by Antony Johnston and...

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Deadly Class #2

March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

I like it when a comic forces me to return to the previous one to understand the references being made. This one, Deadly Class #2, definitely did. It surprised me a bit to realize how...

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Undertow #1 – First Look

February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Undertow, a new Image comic created by Steve Orlando (W), Artyom Trakhanov (A), and Thomas Mauer (L/D), left me very much feeling like I had been pulled under and barely escaped with my life. At...

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Fatale #20 – “Curse the Demon”

February 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Issue 20 of Fatale takes its title, “Curse the Demon,” from the Friedrich Nietzsche quote that opens the story: “What if some day or night, a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness...

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Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn gently place us in a seemingly realistic version of our own future, and provide us with all the details we need to know to survive in it without any extra...

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Deadly Class #1 – First Look

January 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

When it comes to new titles, I depend a LOT on Alec at my local comic book store for recommendations. This week, I noticed Deadly Class. I was intrigued by the date . . . 1987,...

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Ghosted #6

January 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

I think it’s fair to start this review by saying someone wants Jackson Winters, our protagonist, dead. Surprisingly, it’s not the guys with all the guns who open fire on him and his buddy Trick....

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