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    “The Autumnlands” #10 is explosive and creepy

        Story by Kurt Busiek Illustration by Benjamin Dewey Colors by Jordie Bellaire Lettering and design by Comicraft Published by Image Comics   WARNING: SPOILERS For the past three issues of The Autumnlands, Dusty and Steve Learoyd have hiked across the mountains, seeking a way back to the Floating Cities. On their way, they […] More

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    Saga #35 has pacing issues, but ultimately satisfies

    Story by Brian K. Vaughan Art by Fiona Staples Letters by Fonografiks Coordinated by Eric Stephenson Published by Image Comics WARNING: MINOR SPOILERS It’s all coming together. The characters, both old and new, are coming together for an epic conclusion. As Klara tries to find a way to get Hazel out of prison, Alana and […] More

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    ‘Rat Queens’ #15 Asks Demon or Queen?

    Rat Queens #15 finishes out the “Demons” arc with revelations and character rebirth, all driven by the question: demon or Queen? At the heart of this is a he said/she said retelling of how Hannah got kicked out of Mage University that ends with miscommunication and missteps. This final issue of the arc slams the reader in the best narrative ways and puts an emotional cap on what has been a stellar arc by Wiebe. More

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    Cell by Cell: ‘Bitch Planet’ #6 Part 5

    In this Cell by Cell, I look deeply into pages 9 and 10 of BITCH PLANET #6, appreciating and analyzing the story and artistic composition. Mr. Braxton appropriates culture ignorantly, as a set of symbols without deeper meaning or larger context, and then assumes he knows the value of it. His attitude is of the imperialist, exploring and claiming what he sees as his right. He manipulates the vulnerability he has found in Makoto in the interest of taking even more in his sense of privilege and power. More

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    Snow is Rarer Than Gold in ‘Snowfall’ #1

    A number one issue is a tough thing to figure out, especially when building your own world as Joe Harris and Martín Morazzo are doing in Snowfall #1. The balancing act between setting up your story and characters, while maintain the mystery and intrigue that will draw them back for issue two is maybe one of the most difficult things to do in comics. More

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    Things are revving up in ‘Saga #34’

    Saga #34 is a solid issue with great art, strong storytelling, and serious themes for intellectual discussion. It’s a turning point in this story arc and pinpoints to epic events on the horizon. Strongly recommended for fans, newbies, and lovers of good stories in general. More

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    Cell by Cell: ‘Bitch Planet’ #6 Part 4

    In this Cell by Cell, I look deeply into the panels of pages 7-8 of ‘Bitch Planet’ #6, appreciating and analyzing the story and artistic composition. These two pages develop the relationship between Makoto and Meiko as he shows her the final blueprints of the spaceship they’ve designed together for the Protectorate. More

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