Monthly Archives: April 2013

Thea Stilton #1: The Secret of Whale Island (Papercutz)

4 / 5 – Recommended reading for a young audience     This is the first of the graphic novel adaptations of the children’s book character, Thea Stilton.  She is a spin-off of Geronimo Stilton all created by Elisabetta Dami … Continue reading

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The Colonized #1 (IDW)

3 / 5 – Worth a try if it sounds like your bag. The subtitle of this book is Zombies versus Aliens but it should also mention the community of secessionists who don’t pay taxes and are heavily armed.  This is … Continue reading

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X #0 (Dark Horse)

3 / 5 – Worth a Shot if you like this type of book/creators Zero issues are always an interesting proposition, this one re-presents the X story originally presented in Dark Horse Presents #19-21.  As a zero issue (or re-introducing … Continue reading

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Grace Randolph’s Supurbia #6 (BOOM!)

3.5 / 5 – Good but current issue is in the middle of many ongoing storylines.   Comics publishing companies not named Marvel or DC (“the Big Two”) have a difficult decision, to super hero or not to super hero.  … Continue reading

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The Last of Us: American Dreams #1 (Dark Horse)

3.5 / 5 – Good if bought for the right reasons At the risk of stereotyping myself, here we have another licensed property, this time from the world of video games.  I am unfamiliar with this game franchise, but I have … Continue reading

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Gil Kane’s The Amazing Spider-Man: Artist’s Edition (IDW/Marvel)

4.5 / 5 – Strongly recommended with rare exceptions as listed IDW has recently initiated the “Artist Edition” series featuring reproductions of original comic book art gathered into either several issues collected into one edition (as this example) or single … Continue reading


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Dia De Los Muertos #2 (Image/Shadowline)

3.5 / 5 – Good if bought for the right reasons  The striking Riley Rossmo cover to this comic book caught my eye and demanded that I buy this book.  I did not notice the “Dos” on the cover so … Continue reading

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G.I. Joe #2 + G.I. Joe Special Missions #1 (IDW)

G.I. Joe #2 4 / 5 – Recommended reading   G.I. Joe is another licensed property with a long, convoluted history.  Its most famous comic representation was the 1980s Marvel comics version.  This was based on the TV cartoon and … Continue reading

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Vitriol The Hunter #1 (IDW)

  2.5 / 5 – Nice art but the story falls short   Here we have a mash-up combination of a futuristic city with vampires and monsters that were actually collected by the city to attack its enemies.  “To carry … Continue reading

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