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War Bears #3 Excels, Redeems the Series

I was down on War Bears in my first two reviews (which you can read here and here). Those issues moved slowly, almost meandering with no sense of an endgame despite the series only having three instal...

She Could Fly #3

She Could Fly #3 Soars Higher, Dips Lower [Review]

“Chekhov’s gun” is a storytelling rules: If a writer introduces a gun in the first act, it’s going to go off in the second. She Could Fly has skirted around violence while promising the possibility so...

War Bears Comic Panel Frame

Ken Steacy’s Art Shines in Margaret Atwood’s War Bears #1 [Review]

In 2012 I flew from Hartford to Chicago for the Association of Writers and Writing Program’s annual conference. I was a senior in college and I’d never flown alone before. The trip would’ve been worth...

Buffy Season 12 #3

Buffy Season 12 Issue #3 [Wicked Comic Review]

Issue three of The Reckoning, the penultimate issue of every Buffy comic season as a whole, is at least the best of this new miniseries to date. This episode feels like the show on every conceivable l...

Beasts of Burden

Comic Review: Beasts of Burden: Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men #1 is a Good Entry in a Great Series

It’s been two years since Evan Dorkin published the last Beasts Burden, What the Cat Dragged In. Two years is a long time to wait between installments in the episodic series. The premise shouldn’t wor...

She Could Fly

Comic Review: She Could Fly #2 is Even Better than #1

Back in June, I wrote about how good the first issue of She Could Fly by Christopher Cantwell and Martín Morazzo was. If you slept on it, you missed out. With the second issue finally here, I’m ...

Creepy Archives

Graphic Novel Review: Creepy Archives Vol. 26 Brings Black-and-White Scares

The Comics Code Authority was established in 1954 to stop comic books from melting children’s brains into juvenile delinquency. With its myriad and unclear rules, the CCA did away with the EC Horror c...

Demonic Toys

Comic Review: Dollman Kills the Full Moon Universe #1

During the total 25 issue run of Puppet Master at Action Lab Danger Zone, there were also several miniseries expanding the corners of the larger Full Moon universe, the most recent of them being Culle...

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Comic Review: Buffy Season 12: The Reckoning #2

Unbelievably, as of this second issue, we are now halfway through the final comic book season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Luckily, though, the comic book still feels big and still delivers in an impr...