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Zac Boone

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Dark Horse Presents #29 Review

There are a few trends to point out in this month’s Dark Horse Presents. Of the ten stories in this issue, six of them have creators pulling double duty as both writer and artist, so, in theory, we’re getting a lot of exceptionally pure artistic visions, coming straight from the brain to the page, and from […]

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Invincible #106

If you’re a huge Invincible fan and you’re desperate to see Mark arm wrestle his father, then this is the issue for you, I guess. This is another one of those issues where Robert Kirkman is moving pieces around on the board, preparing for something bigger down the road. It feels like there have been many such issues lately, […]

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America’s Got Powers #7 Review

First it was delayed. Then it was extended. Then it was delayed again. Now, finally, we reach the end of America’s Got Powers, with issue 7. Here’s the official description from Image: Too many Americans with too many powers…so the government decides it’s time to wipe them all out and start from scratch. Nobody ever said it […]

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Manhattan Projects #15 Review

The Manhattan Projects plows ahead with its fifteenth issue, and the whole thing takes place in Oppenheimer’s head. Like so many of issues of the Projects, you’ll probably need to read this one twice. Here’s the official description from Image: “FINITE OPPENHEIMERS,” Part Two An in-depth look at the second decade of the ongoing war inside Oppenheimer’s...

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Dark Horse Presents #28 Review

If you’re a fan of classic anthology shows like The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, or Alfred Hitchcock Presents, then Dark Horse Presents is the book for you. If you’re not a fan of those shows, then you’ve probably never watched them. Comics’ favorite anthology is back with its twenty-eighth issue. Here’s the official description: Read a new tale, written and...

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Dream Thief #5

One of the best miniseries of the last year comes to an end this week. But do all your questions get answered? Here’s the official description of Dream Thief #5 from Dark Horse: When vengeful spirits finally stop possessing John Lincoln, he seizes the opportunity to hunt down the man who first terrorized his girlfriend and kickstarted his […]

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Locke & Key: Alpha #1 Review

It’s finally here, folks: the showdown between the Locke family and the demon Dodge. Locke & Key: Alpha #1 is the culmination of all of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’ work on the series, which began all the way back in February 2008. Now, almost 40 issues later, it’s nearly over. The last issue comes […]

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Invincible Universe #6 Review

As the terrible remake of Red Dawn proved, North Korea is officially the country you use when you need a real-life country for a villain and you don’t want to be accused of showing them in a bad light. This is because the fictional North Koreas are never as evil or ridiculous as the real one. Picking […]

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Invincible #105 Review

Mark has had it rough lately. His good intentions almost destroyed the world in “The Death of Everyone”. Then, after revealing she was pregnant, his girlfriend was attacked by one of his oldest foes, who was subsequently dragged into another dimension by a crazy, alternate reality Invincible. Now he gets to take a breather, though […]

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Secret #3 Review

Jonathan Hickman‘s other creator-owned series from Image, Secret returns this month. It’s been a long delay since issue two, which came out in June. Of 2012. While doing some research on the series I actually came across people online asking if the book had been cancelled. When I was asked to review this issue, I was initially annoyed, […]

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Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin #6 Review

Jim Butcher and Mark Powers’ original-to-comics Dresden Files series comes to an end this week with issue six. While it’s had its ups and downs, Ghoul Goblin is able to go out on top. Here’s the official description from Dynamite: Harry Dresden has traveled to rural Boone Mill to smoke out the Nevernever refugees responsible for the murders of two siblings. Unfortunately,...

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Samit Basu Talks Turbulence

Last month we gave you our review of Turbulence, the American debut of Indian author Samit Basu. A few weeks back, I  got to interview Basu and find out more about his influences, what he hoped to accomplish with Turbulence, and where the series might go with the upcoming second book, Resistance. However, before we get to the […]

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Dark Horse Presents #27

If you’ve only got eight bucks to spend on comics, this is where you put it. The industry’s premier anthology series, Dark Horse Presents always promises to show you something new. It is THE best place to discover new creators. Issue #27 brings us the conclusions to three different stories. Here’s the official description from Dark Horse: David […]

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Batman #23 Review

Scott Snyder‘s update of the Caped Crusader’s origin continues in Batman #23, the third chapter of Zero Year. Last issue ended with the Red Hood blowing up Wayne Tower (which seems to happen a lot). This month we pick up seconds later, with Bruce, having survived the explosion, about to take a beating. Here’s the official description from DC: Witness […]

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Great Pacific #9 Review

What do you do when all the important countries have turned down your requests for help in gaining recognition as a legitimate nation? You turn to a sketchy (fictional) little African country with an undeniably evil dictator and a damning history of human rights violations. After recovering from the assassination attempt, Chaz must work with […]

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Invincible Universe #5 Review

For its first four issues, Invincible Universe had single two-part story and a couple one-and-dones. While they definitely picked up where previous storylines in Guarding the Globe and Invincible proper left off, they were still pretty self-contained. That trend ends with issue 5, as editorial footnotes direct readers to check out Invincible #98-100 and, more importantly, Guarding the Globe...

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Manhattan Projects #13 Review

After taking a month off, The Manhattan Projects is back and dealing with the fallout of Fermi’s betrayal. The story also jumps ahead another year, into the Kennedy administration, and JFK is treated with about as much respect as all the other politicians we’ve seen, by which I mean none. Here’s the official description of The Manhattan Projects #13 […]

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House of Gold & Bones #4 Review

Stone Sour lead singer Corey Taylor wraps up his debut comic series House of Gold & Bones this week with issue four.This is our last chance to get answers in a series that has so far provided nothing but questions. Here’s the official description from Dark Horse: Inside the House of Gold and Bones, the Conflagration […]

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SDCC: Marvel Comics’ X-Men Panel

On the last day of San Diego Comic-Con (and after releasing huge news on the movie front) Marvel Comics convened a panel to discuss the much anticipated upcoming X-Men crossover “Battle of the Atom“. On hand were editor Jeanine Schaefer and senior editor Nick Lowe, and writers Brian Michael Bendis (All-New X-Men, Uncanny X-Men), Peter David (X-Factor), Paul Cornell (Wolverine),...

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SDCC: Harley Quinn’s Artist

At DC Comics‘ Meet the Co-Publisher’s panel, Dan Didio and Jim Lee revealed the artist (sort of) for the new Harley Quinn title, launching later this year and being co-written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner. It turns out that the first issue, which may be #0, will feature 18 different artists, each drawing a single page. Harley will apparently break the fourth […]

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