Advance Review: Ballistic #1 by Adam Egypt Mortimer & Darick Robertson

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Hmm, could this be the next Saga? You may recall our sneak peak at Ballistic #1 last month – the new comic from Adam Egypt Mortimer and Darick Robertson hits the shelves tomorrow, and if you haven’t pre-ordered you might struggle to get a hold of it in the rush.

Monday’s Review Slate – Fionna & Cake #1-6

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Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake Natasha Allegri (w, a, c), Patrick Seery (c) Britt Wilson (l), Noelle Stevenson, Lucy Knisley (back-ups), Shannon Watters (e) Here’s a six-issue miniseries from Kaboom, who have spent the past few years making work-for-hire franchise comics feel like creator-owned independent comics. Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake is a spin-off from […]

Monkeybrain Review Fest

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Monkeybrain have been going for a year now, garnering a fair handful of Eisner nominations and building up a substantial library of creator-owned titles. That in mind, what are their most recent releases like? Bandette seems to have taken most attention – let’s take a look at some of their other current comics.

Monday’s Review Slate: Lazarus and Pizza Dog

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This week’s been a big week for comics! All kinds of goings-on were, well, going-on. I’m narrowing it down to just the two comics, though. The ones everybody’s been talking about. Lazarus #1 from Image, and Hawkeye #11 from Marvel. Both books have fantastic creative teams and all the goodwill in the world pushing them […]

Review: Young Avengers #6 aka the Kate Brown Issue!

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It’s not often that a superhero comic gives me chills, particularly when we’re talking villains, but then it’s not often you that see a superhero comic from someone like Kate Brown.

Monday’s Review Slate: Transformers, The Amateur Astronomer’s Journal, Demeter

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This week’s review slate sees me trying out Transformers for the first time ever, in the form of Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters #1. I’ll also be flicking through the pages of Neil Slorance’s The Amateur Astronomer’s Journal, as well as reeling in a copy of Becky Cloonan’s Demeter.

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. […]