Category Archives: Small Press

Phase 7 #021 (Alec Longstreth)

Rating: 5/5 – A Fabulous Look at the Life of a Comic Creator. by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall This is a different kind of comic and one well worth your attention.  Phase 7 is creator Alec Longstreth’s “personal” comic, self … Continue reading

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Andrew Brendan: King of the Internet! #1

Rating: 5/5 – You Know This Person…and That’s Just Sad! by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. Every nerd group has an Andrew Brendan in it. That know-it-all who not only delights in being more knowledgeable about a subject than anyone else, … Continue reading

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Chess-Masters #1 (Second Sight Studios)

Rating: 2.5/5 – Chess-Themed Heroes From a New Comic Company. by ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas Five heroes arrive in present day New York City from the future through what looks to be a tear in time. After some dialogue … Continue reading

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You Are Not Alone v1 OGN (GrayHaven Comics)

Rating: 3.5/5 – Anti-Bullying anthology jammed with short stories.by ComicSpectrum reviewer Andrew Sanford. Anti-Bullying is the running thread through this hefty anthology.  It features established creators side by side with newer, unfamiliar names.  At 180 pages and given the sheer number … Continue reading

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Henry and Glenn Forever and Ever #4 (I Will Destroy You Comics/Microcosm Publishing)

Rating: 3.5/5 – Rockers find love and Satan in their continuing adventures. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Andrew Sanford. At the recent LA Art Book Fair, I happened to pick up a copy of the latest Henry And Glenn Forever and Ever … Continue reading

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The Strumpet #3

Rating: 3.5/5 – An amazing range of artistic expression from 22 female creators. The Strumpet is a black & white comics anthology by female creators.  This 3rd issue is themed as “The Tasty Issue” and has stories focused on taste; … Continue reading

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1 2 Space (Strips4)

Rating: 4/5 – Two strong narrative stories set in space. http://strips4.storenvy.com/collections/159691-all-products/products/4323836-1-2-space I was provided with a digital review copy of “1 2 Space” consisting of two stories, “The Great Reach” by John Dudley and Timothy O’Briant and “Hold To Release” … Continue reading

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Hass #1 (Approbation Comics)

Rating: 3/5 – Boy Meets Girl Meets Violence. Small press books face a difficult problem of enticing an audience without spoiling them.  At the 2013 Long Beach Comic and Horror convention, I was making my usual rounds in artist alley … Continue reading

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The Devastator #8

Rating: 4/5 – Anthology humor collection of short pieces skewering pop culture of the recent past One of the advantages of living in sunny Southern California is the plethora of local comic book shops.  I usually spend most of my … Continue reading

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