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The Surface #2 Review

The Surface #2, like its first issue, isn’t all that easy to define. The first could, at best, be described as an artistic mind-f**k that was, quite frankly, compelling. And now? Well it’s still very much the same, perhaps even more so. The official description from Image: There’s a traitor on the team, and a […]

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Elephantmen #63 Review

A quick one-shot of sorts, Elephantmen #63 teases plenty about the future, while offering a quick, easily-wrapped up story in its own right. The official description from Image: Miki and Farrell meet perhaps the strangest Elephantman of all. The main story itself isn’t the most interesting here; indeed, it’s more about exploring some of the […]

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Rai #8 Review

RAI #8 ends it’s second arc on the downest of all notes but is no-less a great issue of this undervalued title. The official description from Valiant: The Battle for New Japan’ erupts into all-out war! Rai has raised an army of former enemies and reluctant allies all in the name of one thing – […]

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THE SURFACE #1 Review

Few titles manage to grab and captivate as much as The Surface #1. While it is very slow to get going, there are titles out there that instantly define and capture their immediate audience. That said, it’s questionable just how wide a title such as The Surface will reach, if this first opening issue is […]

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Rai #7 Review

Rai #7 is another outstanding issue and a climatic build-up to all out war. Why should readers be all over this series? The official description from Valiant: “Battle for New Japan” explodes! Romance threatens to destroy a necessary peace between Raddies and robots as Rai builds his army for the final assault on Father! Plus: a […]

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Elephantmen #62 Review

Elephantmen #62 marks a crucial point for the title; after finding it’s stride in the last year or so, each new issue has to continue to be as gripping without dropping the ball. We’ve had a few risks lately, so how does this issue follow up from last month’s cliffhanger? The official description from Image: […]

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Elephantmen #61 Review

For a series that seems to find itself in some interesting corners, Elephantmen #61 seems to be a rather slow issue. Don’t get me wrong, it is thoroughly enjoyable, but there’s no avoiding how slow things are moving at the moment. Still, maybe that’s a good thing? The official description from Image: Sahara, the Red […]

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7th Sword #3 Review

While I want to like 7th Sword #3, it does so much to convince me otherwise. In between tired tropes, barely touching its science-fiction routes or just plain dialogue, there is little to capture and inspire here. The official description from IDW: As the warlord Kavanaugh gathers his army of cyborgs, mutants, and assassins, Cray […]

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Pariah #4 Review

Pariah #4 builds on the last three issues and plays up both the personal and political aspects of the title, all while offering plenty of tense moments that play into the science-fiction setting. The official description from Dark Horse: Nukes are sent out to destroy the Vitro satellite. Will our heroes make it back to […]

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Elephantmen #57 Review

After last month’s one-shot we have… another one-shot. Now, is Elephantmen #57 a well crafted story or just additional padding? The official description from Image: Marian Churchland returns to ELEPHANTMEN to tell the story of AGATHE, the girl who wanted to be Yvette. Elephantmen #57 is very different from the last issue and this is […]

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Rogue Trooper #4 Review

If you’re a fan of gritty lovingly crafted, gritty action, Rogue Trooper #4 may just be the best issue yet. It oozes charm and cuts right to the core of what makes Rogue Trooper so damn great. The official description from IDW: In the aftermath of the brutal battle for Strongpoint Charlie, Rogue Trooper must […]

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Prophet #44 Review

Have you ever read something you didn’t quite understand but loved it nonetheless? That’s the easiest way to summarize Prophet #44 in a single sentence. The official description from Image: The war between the Old Man and the Empire reaches new heights when Badrock returns. Prophet #44 offers a change in perspective, showing the universe […]

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Elephantmen #56

Elephantmen #56 is a one shot focusing on the Zebra police officer. It doesn’t offer anything on the main storyline, but that doesn’t necessarily make it a bad issue, right? The official description from Image: “BLOOD AND SAND” SHAKY KANE returns to ELEPHANTMEN to tell a chilling story of the L.A.P.D’s Lieutenant Trench. This is […]

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Pariah #3 Review

Pariah #3 continues to offer a unique futuristic setting with plenty of themes that hit close to home. If you’re a fan of the first two issues, I see no reason why Pariah #3 would change your mind. The official description from Dark Horse: The last Vitro on Earth devises a plan to cut off […]

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Rai #1 Review

Valiant’s new book Rai, about Japan in the year 4001 with an omnipresent A.I. leader and a folk legend as protector, takes flight. Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain deliver a story that’s sure to be a winner. Official description from IMAGE: The year is 4001 A.D. – led by the artificial intelligence called ‘Father,’ the […]

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Pariah #2 Review

It’s still early days, so Pariah #2 has a lot to prove. Fortunately, the title is making a unique image for itself and there’s definitely a niche audience for this title. The official description from Dark Horse: On Earth, a hacker causes an economic meltdown in what seems to be a rescue plan to save […]

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Alex + Ada #5 Review

This is literally the issue where everything changes and much like the entirety of the run Alex + Ada continues to entertain and be thought provoking. Read on to get my take on why Alex + Ada is a great book! Official description from IMAGE: Ada will never be the same again. Issue #4 ended […]

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Alex + Ada #4 Review

Never before has a book where most of it is about people sitting around and talking been so engaging. In Alex + Ada #4, Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn bring up a lot of good questions about “being human” and for Alex it’s a tug of war with his thoughts and feeling for an android […]

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Prophet #42 Review

Prophet #42 offers a simple story and concept, which makes a nice change from the large background of the title itself. That said, does it still feel like a Prophet issue? The official description from Image: The Prophets learn more of the mysterious creatures that threaten them while Troll bonds with one of the greatest […]

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