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REVIEW – Trashed, by Derf Backderf

Pitched as an “ode to the crap job of all crap jobs,” Trashed, a new graphic novel by powerhouse (and slightly twisted) creator Derf Backderf hits the stands this week. Part traditional narrative, part documentary overview, Trashed offers standout art, engaging characters, and a surprisingly poignant commentary on our throwaway culture. Here’s the official world […]

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New MGMT #1 Review

Mind MGMT. No. New MGMT. What was old, is new. New and Improved. Keeping humanity, humane. The official description from Dark Horse: “MIND MGMT is the best comic out there!”—Jeff Lemire Matt Kindt brings his game-changing masterpiece MIND MGMT to its astonishing conclusion in this unforgettable one-shot! The war is over. The world has been changed. But […]

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TRANSFORMERS: Windblade #5 Review

While Robots In Disguise has gone through various changes, including plot and name, issues like Transformers: Windblade #5 make me wonder why things aren’t the other way around. Why can’t Windblade be a more permanent character? The official description from IDW: RACE AGAINST THE LIGHT! On VELOCITRON, racing isn’t a sport—it’s a matter of life […]

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Mind MGMT #35 Review

Mind MGMT: There is No redemption without survival; No survival without existence; No existence without compassion. The official description from Dark Horse: Meru and the small resistance she has assembled are too late. Mind Management is operational, with orders to remake the world. In a last-ditch effort, Meru fights her way through a reality shaped by […]

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Revival #30 Review

30 issues in and Revival #30 looks to be going strong. That said, there are a few changes in tone and general presentation here that may be a cause of concern. Not least of all because the title seems to be prolonging itself a little too much… The official description from Image: After the devastating […]

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God Hates Astronauts #9 Review

God Hates Astronauts #9 does what the series has always been good at – provide random, quirky comedy around a central plot thats played fast and lose. There are a few problems that become apparant with each new issue, but the crux of the series is still very easy to enjoy.   First, the official […]

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Transformers: Robots In Disguise #42 Review

Transformers: Robots In Disguise #42 is one of those issues that offers a lot at first glance yet, after a second read through, starts to appear a little shallow. Still, thats the problem with being an epilogue, no matter how much you offer, you’re either summing up whats already happened or teasing something else. First, […]

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Mind MGMT #34 Review

Everything ends. Everyone Dies. Some things never get the chance to be remembered. Mind MGMT. The official description from Dark Horse: Meru and the team infiltrate the new Mind Management HQ, only to be drawn into a psychic battlefield combining the talents of multiple enemy agents! Plus, the origin of the Eraser’s right-hand man! “MIND MGMT […]

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #31 Review

“Ponyville Days” concludes! How does the second and final part fare? Let’s take a look. Here’s the official description from IDW: ‘Ponyville Days’ Part 2. The town struggles to mend a major divide, while hordes of tourists descend on Ponyville and threaten to overwhelm the populace! “Ponyville Days” is quite an interesting story. It’s definitely […]

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My Little Pony: Friends Forever #17 Review

Twilight enters the mind of Big Mac in the latest issue of Friends Forever! How does it fare? Let’s take a look. Here’s the official description from IDW: Twilight Sparkle is feeling overworked and stressed out! She decides to visit the most Zen pony she knows-Big Mac! But Mac is feeling less than communicative, so […]

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G.I Joe: A Real American Hero #214 Review

This is a tough one. G.I Joe: A Real American Hero #214 is the hardest issue to review. It’s definately for the fans, or anyone following the recent storylines at least, but new readers are going to find this the most bizarre issue they’ve read. On one hand, it’s good fan service but, on the […]

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GODZILLA: Rulers of Earth #24 Review

The penultimate chapter to the will-be longest running Godzilla comic series has arrived! How does it fare? Let’s take a look. Here’s the official description from IDW: Earth is on the verge of destruction! Will Godzilla be able to escape his imprisonment in time to help save the planet? And which kaiju will help or […]

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Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #41 Review

From the outset of Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #41, you could expect a grim storyline. Heck, it’s got a funeral and the series has dealt with similar themes before. What we have, however, is much more the opposite. Whether that’s an improvement or not may very well split the audience. The official description […]

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #30 Review

Ponyville is in a civil war in the latest issue My Little Pony! How does Part 1 fare? Let’s take a look. Here’s the official description from IDW: ‘Ponyville Days,’ Part 1. A massive event celebrating Ponyville’s founding is nearing but an argument between friends splits the town into two argumentative factions! Ponyville is always […]

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Transformers #41 Review

As the Combiner Wars event swings into the second half, Transformers #41 starts to bring more action and quicker, faster developments. While this feels off with the slower pacing, it does feel all the more substancial as a result. The official description from IDW: DESPERATE ACTIONS! As the SPACEBRIDGE reaches across the stars, will anyone […]

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Mind MGMT #33 Review

Are you prepared to witness the end of Mind MGMT?!  The official description from Dark Horse: THE FINAL ARC! Every mystery, every revelation, every backstory, every death has led to this—Meru and a handful of former agents make their final stand against the Eraser and her rebuilt Mind Management! * The A.V. Club’s Best Ongoing of […]

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