REVIEW: Noah Van Sciver Draws What He Wants to Draw in BLAMMO 8

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Noah Van Sciver possesses one of the most original voices in indie comics. There’s little doubt about that. But he’s been on a strange road of personal exploration that has led to some big successes and currently he’s taking stock of what he wants to draw and how, while also continuing to work on new […]

Monday’s Review Slate: Captain Midnight and Invincible

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Another week, and a whole slew of new comics on the horizon. This week I’m going to review a superhero relaunch, as well as one of the longest-running superhero comics around: Captain Midnight #0, and Invincible #103. Heroes, heroes, everywhere!

DIGITAL REVIEW: Gabriel Hardman’s Kinski 1 & 2

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I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I purchased this digital comic, but I’m a sucker for dogs and Monkey Brain comics haven’t let me down yet. Gabriel Hardman’s Kinski is simple, yet elegant, with a twist of mystery and so much potential. The story is centered around Joe who works for a traveling […]

REVIEW: Aw Yeah Comics #1

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On the back of their monumentally successful Kickstarter campaign, the team behind Aw Yeah Comics have made the first issue of their new series available. If you backed the Kickstarter – and evidence suggests that somewhere close to 85% of the country did – then you’ll already have the issue in your inbox. Otherwise, you […]

Review: Roger Langridge’s The Fez #1

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Unveiled at 2D Festival last weekend, Roger Langridge’s ‘The Fez’ mini-comic has been made available online for a pound. Featuring an invisible hero with a fez and monocle, it’s a wonderfully silly twelve-page piece of work.

REVIEW: Denver-local WICKED AWESOME TALES Debuts at DCC!

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In an episode of alarming synchronicity I’m able to review a Denver-local indie comic debuting at Denver Comic Con on the day the con opens. If you can’t be in Denver to pick up a copy of WICKED AWESOME TALES in person, fear not, there are links that will enable you to attain a copy.  […]

REVIEW: You Really Should Have Read TEN GRAND #1 by Now

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And if you haven’t, I strongly recommend that you don’t read this full review, or maybe not even any of it, since not knowing anything about the comic before reading it makes for a pretty astonishing experience. TEN GRAND reads like a Choose Your Own Adventure story and you feel convinced somehow that you did […]

REVIEW: Britain Beats Back the Apocalypse in Avengers Assemble AU

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Some spoilers I’ve never liked Captain Britain. For a country which pours scorn on anybody (Stephen Fry aside) with power, he seems like a weird addition to the national psyche. He’s a ticklist of irritating pieces – like all British characters during the 1980s, he’s got a drinking problem; he wears a Union Jack on his shirt; […]

REVIEW: Black Mask Studios Hits the Ground Running with TWELVE REASONS TO DIE

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Black Mask Studios is the ambitiously game-changing publishing company founded to bring out OCCUPY COMICS and much more, headed by Matt Pizzolo (GODKILLER, HALO-8), Steve Niles (30 DAYS OF NIGHT and much more), and Brett Gurewitz (Epitaph Records). In interviews when the company formally announced itself, they touted a new structural framework for comic book […]

REVIEW: Todd Tackles Iron Man 3

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Iron Man ­3 is a bag of mixed nuts.  An enjoyable popcorn movie with some gaping plot holes that will derail it for anyone that isn’t along for the ride.  Personally, I was along for the ride and enjoyed it quite a bit, but I’ve encountered plenty of people who were outright horrified by it. […]

IRON MAN HOUR: Hannah Meets The Mechanic in Iron Man 3

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The first Iron Man movie landed like a bomb blast in my personal pop culture universe, making me believe that superhero films could find their own voice while forming a dialogue with comics. Strict adaptations hadn’t been that great in the past and there needed to be another approach, one that had a deeper understanding […]

REVIEW: Cops Vs Vigilante ‘Justice’ in The Movement #1

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DC’s new series, launched by Gail Simone and Freddie Williams II, is a really interesting idea for a series. Essentially pitting a somewhat corrupt and immoral police force against a group of young superhero vigilantes, it makes for a fairly uncompromised story, which offers the most overtly political work Simone has done so far in […]

REVIEW: Stamping Out the Spider in Superior Spider-Man #9

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Dan Slott did say, prior to the launch of Amazing Spider-Man #700, that he was going to turn into Dark Dan and start using his writing purposes for evil. And as he’s gleefully turned into a pantomime villain the likes of which John Inman can only dream of matching, so Superior Spider-Man has become an […]

Review: All The Iron Man 3 Lego Sets

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Seen Iron Man 3 but want more? Looking to replay the best scenes over and over again? Or at the very least, do you want to put Pepper Potts into War Machine’s suit of armour and stick Tony Stark’s head onto a woman’s body? With the release of Iron Man 3 came three sets from […]

REVIEW: Is She Ready for Her Close-up? KATANA #1-3

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Katana, if you haven’t heard, has received her own series, and given a chance to spread her wings and the main focus of a narrative, it’s interesting to see whether her character can handle that kind of scrutiny. That requires a certain depth of personality, motivation, and a world to move in that will at […]

Review: Does Daredevil #25 Suffer From Being TOO Well Made?

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When Daredevil jolted back to life in 2011 under the pen of Mark Waid, the series climbed out of a pit of cobwebs and into a bright, vibrant landscape which sought to put some fun back into Matt Murdock’s life. And, as should always be the case when a comic becomes about fun rather than […]