Dracula, Motherf**ker! Image Comics By Alex de Campi & Erica Henderson Available now, in print & digital Vienna, 1889 Tired of the games, the manipulations, the constant reminders that they’re not in control of their undeath, the Brides of Dracula- Marishka, Aleera, & Verona- join together and declare their collective marriage annulled. Together, they overcome […]
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Pullbox Bookshelf Review: X-Men & Alpha Flight 1 & 2
X-Men/Alpha Flight 1 & 2 (1985) Marvel Comics Written by Chris Claremont Pencils by Paul Smith Before Loki became a household name… unless you’re of Nordic descent, in which case Loki & his homies have always been reasonably well known… and before he was the cheeky quasi-hero as played by the ever charming Tom Hiddleston, […]
Pullbox Reviews: Scout/Black Caravan Resurrects The Shepherd with Apokatastasis, Issue 1!
The Shepherd: Apokatastasis, Issue One is a story in two parts, one complete and one evolving. Our first tale, “Do You Like Ghost Stories?” presents us a fully-established Shepherd, out fighting the good fight. He polices the Seam, the place between life and whatever comes after, gathering wayward souls and those that would prey on them. In this 12-pager, we’re treated to a gorgeous, bombastically-illustrated and hella fun glimpse of the Shepherd’s mythology, setting and powers. (11.5/13)
Pullbox Reviews Beyond Kuiper, first in a series of sci-fi novels coming from Heavy Metal Magazine
Beyond Kuiper: The Galactic Star Alliance Created & Written by Matthew Medney John Connelly Heavy Metal Entertainment Cover & Chapter Illustrations by Utku Özden Release date, 11-11-2020 Paperback Digital Audio Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every […]
Bookshelf Review- Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet, where pulp action legacies are born!
Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet Volume 1: Sins of the Father Volume 2: Wearing o’ the Green Dynamite Entertainment Script by Kevin Smith Breakdowns by Phil Hester Art by Jonathan Lau Colors by Ivan Nunes Letters by Troy Peteri Collection covers by Alex Ross Available pretty much anywhere you wanna buy books… Since 1936 when he […]
Bookshelf Review: Colleen Doran Brings Neil Gaiman’s Troll Bridge to Glorious Life!
Just as Snow, Glass, Apples is far afield of Disney’s happily sanitized Snow White (or even the Grimm brothers’ original, for that matter), Troll Bridge is not your kindergartner’s Three Billy Goats Gruff. The tale, told in retrospect from the now-adult Jack, is beautiful prose: eloquent, evocative and yet somehow minimal at once. And, true to Gaiman form, fondly nostalgic of a youth lived in the wilds of fair(ish) Britain in the ‘70’s and ‘80’s. (13/13)
Bookshelf Reviews: The Skullkickers Kick Some Skulls, and Take Some Opas!!!
Described by Zub as his “love letter to Conan the Barbarian and Dungeons & Dragons, and swords and sorcery in general,” Skullkickers tracks the antics of the two aforementioned sellswords as they bash and bungle their way through the multiverse, gathering up a host of interesting friends and foes along the way. They fight fiendish necromancers, sail the seven seas, wrestle gorillas with horns, and confront a would-be world-dominating Cthulhu-like entity, with identity issues. (17/13)
Bookshelf Reviews – Mage: The Hero Discovered
Mage: The Hero Discovered Comico (original publication) Image Comics (current distribution) Created, Written, & Illustrated by Matt Wagner Creative Guest Appearances by Sam Keith (inks) Jeromy Cox (colors) Brennan Wagner (colors) Meet Everyman Kevin Matchstick. He’s pretty much your average guy, just going about his business & getting by as best he can. Least, he […]
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From the Bookshelf: E-Man – Energy never dies, it’s redirected & redistributed
E-Man: The Early Years Collected Edition published by 1First Comics Originally published by Charlton Comics Co-Created & Written by Nicola Cuti Co-Created & Illustrated by Joe Staton I remember it well, that first stack of comics. As a kid, I spent a lot of time at my grandparents’ house when I was out of school […]