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Jem and the Holograms review

Comic Book Wednesday: Jem and the Holograms

Jem and the Holograms by Kelly Thompson, Sophie Campbell, & M. Victoria Robado  April has been a rough month for diversity in the comic book industry. From Marvel claiming that their sales indicate readers don’t want diverse characters to X-Men Gold’s first issue featuring anti-Semitic and anti-Christian

Weekend Reads: Loose Ends #2

Loose Ends #2, Jason Latour & Chris Brunner Issue 1 of Loose Ends is all about introducing the key players in Jason Latour’s four-part southern mystery. Issue 2, in a wonderful turn of pace, is mostly dedicated to telling their backstory. It becomes clear that

Comic Book Wednesday: Extremity #1

Extremity #1, Darren Warren Johnson & Mike Spicer Like its title and cover less-than-subtly hint at, Extremity is pretty extreme. And by extreme I mean that it’s super violent. Which is something coming from me when you consider two of my favorite comic book runs

Comic Book Wednesday: The Old Guard #1

The Old Guard #1, Greg Rucka & Leandro Fernández They say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Working in the book industry for as long as I have now, I can attest that nine times out of ten this is true. That

Comic Book Wednesday: Ether #3

Ether #3, Matt Kindt & David Rubín One of my favorite things about Ether is Matt Kindt and David Rubín’s almost painstaking attention to detail. Take the first page of Issue 3, for example. The story picks up where Issue 2 left readers off: with

Jail Bait and Trailer Trash Cover

Review: Justin Gray Presents Jail Bait and Trailer Trash

Jail Bait and Trailer Trash is a collection of short stories from one of my favorite authors, Justin Gray. The stories, “Suburban Infidels,“ “An Obscure and Vanishing Tribe,” and the titular “Jail Bait and Trailer Trash” are inspired by the works of David Lynch, Barry Gifford,

Comic Book Wednesday: The Few #1

The Few #1, Sean Lewis & Hayden Sherman Ever wonder what the lovechild of Station 11, The Last of Us, and Mad Max would look like? Chances are it would  be gorgeous, desolate, terrifying, and at its core, hopeful. In other words, not wholly unlike The

Weekend Reads: Ether #2

Ether #2, Matt Kindt & David Rubín If you were to ask me what my favorite thing about Ether has been so far, I’d have to say it’s the stark juxtaposition between Earth and what lies beyond the portal Boone travels through. While earth is

Gone Girl Fans Can Revel in New “Closer” Comic

Are you a fan of stories with missing wives? How about missing wives that pop like daisies when you least expect them? Closer might be just the thing for you. J.M. Bryan’s debut comic starts with Nathaniel Hopkins confessing to a murder. To answer Detective Sullivan Carver’s many questions, Nathaniel

Weekend Reads: Tetris

Tetris, Box Brown Almost everyone I know grew up playing Tetris. It’s an addictive, unending puzzle that hooks you with brightly colored, geometric, stackable blocks. But not everyone knows the story of how Tetris came to be. That’s where Box Brown and his latest nonfiction

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