Tag: Lee Loughridge

Pullbox Reviews: Penultiman Looks at Life as Second Best

Out now from Ahoy Comics is the first issue of Penultiman, a new monthly by Tom Peyer and Alan Robinson. Set (mostly) in the modern day, the book examines what it feels like to be the reject of one’s own culture despite being a hero to another. Think Superman, as an adult, only his planet didn’t destruct, but instead said, “Nah. You’re not quite good enough for us.” (12/13)

Nicnevin and the Bloody Queen Haunt the Way to Spring!

Nicnevin is the kind of dark and spooky British tale that appeals to the mid-teen to adult crowd and seems like a nice, fun confection—right up until it rips out your guts and leaves you with nightmares for weeks on end. Anyone whose read Neil Gaiman’s novels can appreciate the style, and as a freshman effort from Helen Mullane, it’s an impressive work. I found the tale engaging, the lore fascinating, the characters engaging. (12/13)

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