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Criminal: Special Edition (One-Shot) Review

Criminal returns for the first time in three and a half years! But has the wait been worth it? And will it appeal to both new and established fans? Read on to find out. The official description from Image: CRIMINAL COMES TO IMAGE! To celebrate the return of CRIMINAL to print, BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS return […]

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The Fade Out #3 Review

Can The Fade Out continue to be yet another notch in Brubaker and Phillips extraordinary belt? Read on to find out. The official description from Image: BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS’ new crime noir masterpiece is just getting started! Remember, every month THE FADE OUT has exclusive back pages articles that are only available in the single […]

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TALES FROM THE COMIC STACK

As everyone is bound to know (unless you somehow have spent your entire life living under a rock), Halloween is upon us, with the sale of DC Comics‘s Death of the Family Mask set giving everyone an easy option for a Halloween outfit come this Friday. I however thought the best way to utilise this […]

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The Fade Out #2 Review

How will Charlie handle the burden of knowing of this cover up? Read on to find out. The official description from Image: Was a murder covered up? Or did the movie starlet commit suicide? And how does the show go on with a dead leading lady and an unfinished film? BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS’ new crime […]

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ADVANCE REVIEW! The Fade Out #1

Will Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips produce the goods yet again? Read on to find out. The official description from Image: The first project from their groundbreaking five-year deal at Image will have ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS fans, old and new, at the edge of their seats, as they weave an epic crime story […]

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Fatale #23 Review

Is this still worth picking up? Read on to find out. The official description from Image: The strangest issue of FATALE yet, as Nicolas Lash finally learns the last of Josephine’s secrets, and the universe will never look the same. Don’t forget that every issue of FATALE contains extra art and articles not available anywhere […]

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Fatale #22 Review

The end of the series inches closer, but does the latest issue go off on an unnecessary tangent? Read on to find out. The official description from Image: The life story of the man-monster called The Bishop. As always, every issue of FATALE includes extras and articles every month! I’m going to be completely honest, […]

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Fatale #20 Review

Now that this franchise has been around for twenty issues, does it really feel like it needs to go on any longer? Read on to find out. The official description from Image: NEW STORY ARC! Nicolas Lash is in the deepest trouble possible, and there’s only one person who can save him now… the problem […]

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Fatale #19 Review

Can anyone handle a relationship with Jo?  Or is she destined to walk the world alone?  Read on to find out. The official description from Image: Rock ‘n’ roll, robbery, and ritual murder collide in ’90s Seattle as the fourth arc of FATALE comes to a shattering conclusion… and the secret identity of Nic’s present […]

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Ghosted #3 – Review

In Ghosted #3 Jackson Winters and his band of thieves have finally set off on their mission: to steal a ghost for wierdo millionaire Markus Schrecken. Things don’t go as planned, however, and all they get is buckets of blood instead. Here’s the official word from Image: At dusk, murderers rise from the shadows of […]

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Fatale #16 Review

The latest chapter in this noir drenched odyssey is here, but does this saga have a sturdy enough foundation to stand?  Read on to find out. The official description from Image: Nicolas is on Josephine’s trail of secrets, and they lead him back to 1990s Seattle, where a rock band, a gang of bank robbers, […]

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Fatale #15 Review

The saga of Josephine continues here, but is the story of this particularly gifted girl still relevant even after fifteen issues?  Read on to find out. The official description from Image: A NEW ARC BEGINS! FATALE finally arrives in modern times, as Nicolas Lash’s research from his prison cell draws out old enemies. And him […]

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Fatale #14 Review

More pieces regarding the legacy surrounding the femme fatale come into focus here, but is this story really something that fans need to purchase?  Read on to find out. The official description from Image: The final standalone FATALE FLASHBACK issue – World War Two! Nazi cultists and monsters are after Jo, as she searches for answers […]

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Dark Horse Presents #23

Correction: It was pointed out to me by the wonderful Shannon Wheeler that “Villain House” is a free-standing story, even though it’s third in a series. While I understood the story with no problem, I had missed part one and didn’t know if this issue’s installment was building on it. This month’s issue of DHP is heavy […]

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Fatale #13 Review

Is a western themed one-shot exactly what this series needs right now?  Read on to find out. The official description from Image: It’s the curse of the Femme Fatale in the old west, for those who like horror and noir in their spaghetti western. Another standalone FATALE FLASHBACK issue, and a perfect place for new […]

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Fatale #12 Review

Is this absolutely engaging series still firing on all of its cylinders?  Read on to find out. The official description from Image: The curse of the Femme Fatale has been around long before Josephine. Now we go back to the dark ages, to Medieval times, and the story of a young woman warrior facing unknowable […]

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Fatale #11 Review

Is it really necessary to journey back into the complicated history of this noir or will these one-and-done stories reek of unnecessary plot lines?  Read on to find out. The official description from Image: The first of four standalone FATALE FLASHBACK issues, and a perfect place for new readers to jump on board. Welcome to […]

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Fatale #10 Review

The latest narrative chunk in this sterling saga comes to a close, but is it a worthwhile finish?  Read on to find out. The official description from Image: FATALE’s second arc comes to its brutal conclusion! Secrets are revealed and new mysteries are born, as our Femme Fatale star goes from victim to hero! And […]

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Fatale #9 Review

Is the latest chapter in this noir saga still treading new ground or is it playing it safe?  Read on to find out. The official description from Image: FATALE’s second arc “The Devil’s Business” rushes toward its savage conclusion, as Jo comes out of hiding, ready to confront the reborn Bishop as his cultists creep […]

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