Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Strangers #1 (Oni Press)

Rating: 4/5 – Great ’60s feel This new series written by Chris Roberson with art by Scott Kowalchuk is set in the 1960s and feels just like it stepped out of the ’60s with art that reminds me of Mike … Continue reading

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FCBD 2013: 2000 AD Special

5 / 5 – Everything Comes Back to 2000 A.D. I have a friend who hosts a podcast called “Everything Comes Back to 2000 A.D.”  (you can also subscribe to it on iTunes).  It sprung out of a game he … Continue reading

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Princeless v2 #3 (of 4) (Action Lab)

4/5 – Great all ages fun For those looking for great all ages comics, look no further than the second volume of Princeless, a fantasy thriller about Princess Adrienne as she sets about rescuing her sisters.  Actually you can also … Continue reading

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FCBD 2013: Absolution: The Beginning (Avatar)

3.5 / 5 – If you like violent books where the hero has to rise above the system to mete out lethal justice, check it out. Avatar has carved out a niche as home to the edgiest comics out in … Continue reading

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FCBD 2013: 29 Kid-Friendly Comics (Part 3 of 3)

I’m finishing my quick look at all 29 of these kid-friendly books with books #21-29 in alphabetic order by title, giving a short “What’s Cool About It” that jumped out at me for each one. I’m not going to give … Continue reading

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FCBD 2013: 29 Kid-Friendly Comics (Part 2 of 3)

I’m continuing my quick look at all 29 of these kid-friendly books with books #11-20 in alphabetic order by title, giving a short “What’s Cool About It” that jumped out at me for each one. I’m not going to give … Continue reading

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FCBD 2013: 29 Kid-Friendly Comics (Part 1 of 3)

Of the 52 comics offered up in this year’s Free Comic Book Day on May 4th there were 29 that were kid friendly.  Some were targeted squarely at kids, like Sesame Street/Strawberry Shortcake (Ape) & the Smurfs (Papercutz).   Some were … Continue reading

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Bandette #1 (Monkeybrain)

4/5 – A Light-Hearted Adventure with a Sense of Fun  Described as a story that “treads a thin line between Tintin and Nancy Drew, with a few costumes thrown in.” Bandette follows the adventures of a heroine/thief and the exploits … Continue reading

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