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Will Eisner’s The Spirit in The Corpse-Makers #1, Francesco Francavilla, Dynamite Will Eisner remains one of the great early figures of the comics medium, and his Spirit stories have been drawing in readers since the...

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Kindred, Octavia Butler, Damian Duffy, John Jennings, Abrams ComicArts The late Octavia Butler has, for me, been one of our most fascinating science fiction writers – the first SF author to win a coveted MacArthur...

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Reviews: The Facts of Life

January 24, 2017 | 1 Comments

The Facts of Life, Paula Knight, Myriad Editions Polly (essentially an avatar for author Paula herself) and April are bestest friends, two little girls growing up in the Britain of the 1970s, a very different...

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Reviews: 4 Kids Walk into a Bank

January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

4 Kids Walk into a Bank #1, Matthew Rosenberg, Tyler Boss, Black Mask Studios I’ll admit that I picked the first issue of this new series up from this week’s new releases partly because I...

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Felix Leiter #1, James Robinson, Aaron Campbell, Dynamite (cover artwork by Mike Perkins and Andy Taylor) Dynamite has been going great guns with their recent James Bond series of comics (see here for a review...

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Scotland Yardie, Bobby Joseph, Joseph Samuels, Knockabout Concise, spoiler-free review: insanely funny with a nice line in social commentary and multiple cultural references throughout. On and insanely funny. Yes, I know I said that already,...

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The Can Opener’s Daughter, Rob Davis, SelfMadeHero “I thought boys were great. I wanted to punch every one of their cheeky little faces till they bled. Well, that’s what I thought I wanted to do...

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Reviews: Rocket Raccoon #1

January 4, 2017 | 2 Comments

Rocket Raccoon #1, Matthew Rosenberg, Jorge Coelho, Marvel (cover artwork by David Nakayama) If you’ve not been following the earlier storyline in which the Guardians of the Galaxy lost their ship in a battle on...

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Hook Jaw #1, Si Spurrier, Conor Boyle, ¬†Giulia Brusco, Titan Comics It’s around four decades since Pat Mills and Ramon Sola gave us the infamous Hook Jaw strip in the equally famous/infamous Action comic, which...

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Reviews: California Kate – Hawkeye #1

December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hawkeye #1, Kelly Thompson, Leonardo Romero, Jordie Bellaire, Marvel (cover artwork by Julian Totino Tedesco) Hawkeye is one of those Marvel characters I rarely bothered with – to be honest that older costume just seemed...

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