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Review time! with some self-published comics!

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  • Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 5:10 PM EST

…  (artist), and Warren Wucinich (colorist); “Hard Time” by Russell Lissau (writer), Justin Castaneda</A. (artist), and Warren …  short back-up story and a one-page gag strip, too. “Hard Time” is quite funny – a supervillain named the Devastator goes to jail and …

Review time! with The Rattler

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  • Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 at 7:16 PM EST
“Dunk you under deep salt water / In my dreaming you’ll be drowning / Raise me up Lord call me Lazarus / Hey Lord help me make me marvel” Jason McNamara and Greg Hinkle are Kickstarting their new graphic novel, The Rattler, and McNamara was nice …

Review time! with Cape Horn

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  • Thursday, March 20th, 2014 at 11:16 AM EST
“Dark angels follow me / Over a godless sea / Mountains of endless falling / For all my days remaining” Cape Horn, which is written by Christian Perrissin, drawn by Enea Riboldi, colored by – take a deep breath! – Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Simone  …

Review time! with The Absence

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  • Sunday, March 9th, 2014 at 12:41 PM EST
“Passing by the padlocked swings / The roundabout still turning / Ahead they see a small girl / On her way home with a pram” The Absence is a collection of a six-issue series by Martin Stiff, but I get the impression those issues are really hard …

Review time! with Crystallized

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  • Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at 12:05 PM EST
I received a nice .pdf of this comic from its creator, and now he’s posting a page a day to his Tumblr, so I feel bad I didn’t get to it sooner. But at least I can write some nice things about it before the entire comic goes up! Crystallized is …

Review time! with The Joyners in 3D

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  • Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 at 4:15 PM EST
“Freedom belongs only to those / Without video screens for eyes and mouth” The fine folk at Boom!/Archaia were nice enough to send me The Joyners in 3D, which comes out tomorrow. It was written by R. J. Ryan and drawn by David Marquez, and it c …

Review time! with some small-press comics!

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  • Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 at 1:00 PM EST
Yeah, I get comics sent to me occasionally. We all do, and it’s always fun. I review everything that is sent to me as a physical copy, but occasionally I forget to review stuff that is sent to me electronically. If it’s not right in front of me, my  …

Review time! with Basil & Victoria: London Guttersnipes

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  • Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 at 7:52 AM EST
“One evening as I was lying down by Leicester Square / I was picked up by the coppers and kicked in the balls / Between the metal doors at Vine Street I was beaten and mauled” Humanoids often has interesting comics, so when they offered Basil &a …

Review time! with Zero #5

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  • Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 at 4:19 PM EST
“This time the revolution will be computerised / You’ll know it as you do it / In real time before your eyes” Ales Kot was nice enough to send me a digital copy of Zero #5, which hits stores tomorrow, and I thought I’d do a quick review of what  …

Review time! with Pàng the Wandering Shàolín Monk volume 2: Winter Worm, Summer Grass

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  • Monday, January 20th, 2014 at 3:31 PM EST
“They were chopping them up / They were chopping them down / It’s an ancient Chinese art / And everybody knew their part” A few years ago, Ben Costa was nice enough to send me his first comic, volume 1 of Pàng the Wandering Shàolí …

Review time! with Bugged

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  • Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 at 1:10 PM EST
“Light us up and take a hit, light us up and take a hit / Mmm, suck us ’til we’re dry / And when we’re lookin’ like a roach, hit the lights” According to noted commenter Travis Pelkie, this came out in December, but I didn’t get it until last we …

Review time! with A Boy and a Girl

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  • Thursday, December 26th, 2013 at 3:26 PM EST
“I was her, she was me; we were one, we were free” A Boy and a Girl is published by Oni and it costs $19.99. It’s written by Jamie S. Rich, drawn by Natalie Nourigat, and lettered by Ed Brisson. Those are the facts! Jamie Rich has been writ …

Review time! with Winter City #4-7

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  • Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 at 2:58 PM EST
“Strapped in the chair of the city’s gas chamber; why I’m here I can’t quite remember” Back in July 2012, I reviewed Winter City #1-3, which Patrick Purcell, the book’s creator, co-writer, and letterer, was nice enough to send me. Recently h …

Review time! with Bad Houses

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  • Monday, December 16th, 2013 at 1:11 PM EST
“It’s an antidote to a life spent on the beat / That’s the beat of concrete, the beat of machines / Of mobile phones and plasma screens / How much junk in my life do I really need?” Bad Houses comes to us from Sara Ryan and Carla Speed McNeil. Dark …

Review time! with a bunch of stuff from Amigo Comics

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  • Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 at 1:49 PM EST
Let’s throw them in the blender and see what comes out! A few weeks ago, I mentioned that it’s disappointing that Amigo Comics have slipped in their scheduling, because they publish some cool comics. El Torres, who founded the company and writes a  …

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