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Five Ghosts Vol 2: Lost Coastlines

July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

There is something to be said for reviving a long abandoned art style. It’s preexisting cultural significance makes it comfortingly familiar while its absence from public life gives it the taste of something fresh. That’s...

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Lazarus #5-9

July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

As many people as there are who are into the science fiction comics these days, I’m always surprised that I don’t hear more from people about Lazarus. While I get as excited as the next...

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Have you ever wondered how hit men and assassins get their start, their training? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to train and school with other would be assassins? With Deadly Class,...

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The Mercenary Sea #5

June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ahoy, my fellow Venturites (provided “ahoy” is actual maritime lingo, and not something concocted to lure landlubbers like myself into a false sense of belonging), I can safely say that the fifth installment of The...

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This last weekend marked the fourth year for the Bay Area’s current biggest comic book convention, Big Wow! ComicFest, and before I took the trip down to San Jose, I was flurried with a barrage...

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Real Heroes #1 & #2 – The Big Guns

May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Image Comics‘ Real Heroes by Bryan Hitch is one of the most meta comic books I’ve read since Mark Millar’s 1985. Not to be taken lightly, this series is meta on multi-levels with multi-verses and multi-heroes....

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Rat Queens #6

May 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new plot arc of Rat Queens begins with issue number six. I didn’t think that I could enjoy this series anymore than I already did. I was wrong. Every so wrong. As a quick...

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Southern Bastards #1 – Here Was A Man

May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

To a live-long Yankee like me, born and raised in Michigan, the deep South often seems like a different planet. It’s a place with a geography, culture, and history both beautiful and brutal, where the...

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Zero #7 – Do You Like Beaches?

April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you haven’t been following the continuing journey of Agent Edward Zero, you are missing out on one of the most intricately laid out spy comics of recent memory. Ales Kot has been doing a...

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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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