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    Strange Apparitions Review-Quintessential Batman Reading

    Strange Apparitions Review-Quintessential Batman Reading By James O’Donnell Strange Apparitions is widely regarded as one of the greatest collections of Batman stories in the character’s history. Written by Steve Englehart and Len Wein and brought to life by Marshall Rogers and Walt Simonson, this book took Batman back to...
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    Review – Ether Volume 1: Death of the Last Golden Blaze

    Ether Vol 1: Death of the Last Golden Blaze by Rachel Bellwoar   When a swimming pool is a portal to another world, and a dusty purple monkey, named Glum, is its deputy line of defense, how can you deny magic is real? Boone Dias makes it look easy...
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    Review –Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: The Salmon of Doubt

    This summer, after much prompting from commercials during Doctor Who, I decided to watch season one of Dirk Gently. What a terrific show to have been missing out on these past few months. Based on books by Douglas Adams (who also wrote a little sci-fi number called Hitchhiker’s Guide...
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    Review – The Sixth Gun, Book 1: Cold Dead Fingers

    The Sixth Gun is a western written like an epic fantasy. Most of the characters are human but spending time around six guns has left them altered. Like Bilbo passing the One Ring over to Frodo, Becky doesn’t realize what she’s signing up for when she picks up her...
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    Review – Motor Crush, Vol. 1

    Every once in a while, a comic comes along that just gets everything right. Motor Crush is that type of comic. It’s a neon-colored, kick-ass story full of white hotel intensity that’s had me buzzing from the start. The first volume, collecting issues 1 through 5, opens up with protagonist Domino...
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    Review: Martian Manhunter/Marvin the Martian Special #1: The Last Martian?

    There’s a general understanding among consumers of stories that whenever a character is introduced as the last anything, there’s going to be someone who pops out of the woodwork to claim they’re their lost fellow. Logan Echolls believing he doesn’t have a sibling on Veronica Mars. The Doctor under...
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    The Aggregate-You are the captain of this story

    The Aggregate-You are the captain of this story As a kid, I was a huge fan of choosing your adventure stories. It was exciting to see where each story would go based on my choices. It’s been a while since I have read a choose your adventure story.  As...
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    Locke and Key: the Greatest Comic of All Time

    I’m a big fan of lists, so I have one for all of my faves. My top albums, top movies, top comics, everything. As every list-maker knows, you really need two lists: the real one, with all the boring entries (this is the one where your top movie is...
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    A Look At The Blue Velvet

    The Blue Valkyrie is an indie superhero comic from writer Emily Riesbeck and artist David Mitchell. Riesbeck self describes her work as “very gay comics,” and The Blue Valkyrie lives up to that descriptor while going through all of the tropes of a superhero origin story. We open up...
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