Monthly Archives: May 2016

Space Battle Lunchtime #1 (Oni Press)

Rating: 4/5 – A Frog in a Wig Walks Into a Bakery… by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. Natalie Riess’ Space Battle Lunchtime takes a simple concept, riffing on cooking competition reality TV shows, and transforms it into something I found … Continue reading

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Vision #7 (Marvel)

Rating: 4/5 – Who Knew an Android Could Be So Emotional! By ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas. Vision continues its fascinating and sad look at the long time Avenger/android’s life. As the drama and pressure of trying to live a … Continue reading

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Thunderbolts #1 (2016) (Marvel)

Rating: 4.5/5 – Old Thunderbolts, New Leader. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Adam Brunell It’s that time for a new group of villains to be put in the place of the heroes, but this isn’t a new group. The old team of … Continue reading

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FCBD 2016: The Final Five!

…and here are the last 5 “Silver” level comics from FCBD 2015!  There are 2 based on video games, 2 manga/anime themed samplers, and a sample of a magazine about comics and pop culture.  I feel like I’ve finished a … Continue reading

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FCBD 2016: Costumed Heroes & Anti-Heroes

I was not allowed to talk about the Marvel books until their official release date, FCBD May 7th, so the Gold book from Marvel (Civil War II/Avengers) had to wait until today instead of getting reviewed along with the other … Continue reading

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FCBD 2016: Action/Sci-Fi/Fantasy

There are lots of different comics available every week in your shops, from quite a few publishers.  In this round of the ComicSpectrum FCBD 2016 Review Extravaganza we’re going to see action, sci-fi, adventure, steampunk, fantasy and various mix-ups and … Continue reading

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FCBD 2016: Something A Little Different

There are so many different kinds of comics, something for every kind of fan.  We’ve all seen super-heroes, they are the external face of the industry.  When someone thinks of comics the first thing that jumps to mind are costumed … Continue reading

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FCBD 2016: Gold Books

There are 12 “Gold” comics for Free Comic Book Day each year, and every shop that is participating in the FCBD event  is supposed to carry all the Gold Books, so you should be able to find these at any … Continue reading

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FCBD 2016: All-Ages Adventure, Humor, Science…Something for Everyone

Out of the 16 FCBD Silver books this year that I consider “all ages”, 8 seemed to be more suited for readers in the 10 and up range.  The specific age ranges will vary by child and parent.  Parents, you … Continue reading

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FCBD 2016: All Ages – Younger Kids

There were 16 FCBD Silver books this year that I’d consider “all ages”.  The best part about all ages books is that usually adults can often find something to enjoy as much as the kids. 8 seemed to skew towards younger … Continue reading

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